Things to do
On the Estate; explore with a guided walk (by arrangement) including campfire coffee or tea, ranging from 1km to 10km.
Walk in woodland enjoying the bluebells in April/May or discover our Apple blossom/Cider trail around the orchards on the Estate in the Spring/Autumn. With plenty of hedgerows why not pick some blackberries to take home? Find the Walled garden on the site of the old Mansion House and the folly. Pick your way through the woods to find the old Chard Branch Line railway, pill box and tank traps leading up to the aerodrome.
Try your hand at cooking over the Fire pit / Pizza oven or sit out in the evening relaxing watching the sunset, toasting marshmallows. There is also a charcoal BBQ provided and homemade charcoal to get you started.
Relax in your exclusive wood fired hot tub
Visit Jordans Courtyard – less than a mile away this Beautifully restored Ham Stone Farmhouse and Buildings is a site featuring;
The Old Calf Shed Cafe – Open 9am to 3pm Tuesdays to Sundays – offering high quality simple tasty food using local seasonal ingredients where possible, all made from scratch, on-site.
The Cottage Garden – set in the walled garden this Garden Centre offers gifts, plants, beauty and tranquillity – proudly brought to you by Cottage Flowers
Hill View Kitchens and Furniture – a family-run business, who have been designing and manufacturing custom made kitchens and furniture for over 25 years.
The Pastry Bench -“The Pastry Bench is a place where I can share my passion for luxury laminated pastries and treats, drawing on inspiration from my professional career in London’s 5 star hotels and Michelin starred restaurants.” – Keisha. Order by 8pm Thursday for collection from Jordans Courtyard Sanctuary Saturday Morning
Weave & Wood – offer fully bespoke and tailored interior design services; covering curtains and blinds, paint and wallpaper, and tracks and poles
Kate Walker Bridal – by Appointment Only – “Craftsmanship and attention to the finest detail define the style and character of each individual bride from a relationship built on trust, honesty and passion.”
Off the Estate there is plenty to do locally. The Somerset levels are easily accessible and great for cycling along the River Parrett Trail or try cycling along the Taunton to Bridgwater Canal Tow path.
The Blackdown Hills are visible from the window and offer more opportunity for exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty via the 30km long Here Path Trail through Forestry Commission woodland.
The Market Town of Ilminster is only 2 miles away, with Market day each Thursday it also offers many independent shops including the award-winning butchers; Bonners.
The Trading Post – Offers a treasure trove of foods from near and far
The Green House Deli Just Outside Ilminster offer thoughtful foods and takeaway meals and coffees.
West country cheeses can be found at Silver Street Dairy and seasonal fruit and vegetables at the Greengrocers.
Nearby in the village of Dowlish Wake is Perry’s Cider Mill.
English Heritage – (Historic England) Muchelney Abbey and further afield Stonehenge (1 hour)
We are an hour from Dorset’s Jurassic Coast (World Heritage Site) and Lyme Regis and only 1 ½ hours from the North Devon coast for surfing and coasteering.
Exmoor and all its beauty is just 50 minutes away
Dartmoor and its rugged charm is 1 hour away
Ease of access to the A303, A358 and M5 means that Bristol and Exeter within easy reach by road or by rail from Taunton.