Guests Favourite Things To Do in Somerset (part 1).
We have taken a look through our ‘Guest Comments’ from the last few years and come up with a list of places mentioned frequently.
So, in no particular order: –
Walks on the Mendips.
From our doorstep, a 30 minute walk to Crook Peak to view what the Sunday Times recently said was one of the top 10 views in England. Go on a clear day – you wont be disappointed.
4 miles away ‘Jacobs Ladder’ takes you up the side of Cheddar Gorge where you can climb the ‘Watchtower’ to take you above tree-top level for some great sights.
Start at nearby Kings Wood, and follow the wall to the trig point some 300’ high – see across to Glastonbury TOR, the Somerset Levels and get a birds eye view of Cheddar reservoir.
Visiting the National Trust and English Heritage sites in Somerset
Tyntesfield with its House, Gardens and Parkland. A National Trust site. The Walled vegetable/flower garden is a must see. (not a slug in sight!).
Montacute. An Elizabethan Mansion set in large grounds in the beautiful village of Montacute. Some scenes from “Wolf Hall” were shot here. National Trust
Clevedon Pier. The UK’s only grade 1 listed pier. Great views across the Severn Estuary to Wales. Lovely sea front walk nearby. Cliveden (former house of the Astor family) is also nearby (National Trust).
Kids things guests found and enjoyed
Puxton Park Most suitable for under 10’s there is entertainment inside (should it rain), and outside plus rides, animals, kids zipwire, etc.
Brean Leisure Park. Lots of rides like any good fairground, close to the seafront.
Water Adventure Play Park. Near to the Grand Pier in Weston Super Mare, on a nice day this water play park is ideal for young ones. (Can get busy weekends/bank hols).
What some adults have slipped away to do…
Golf. There are quite a few nearby Golf courses that have been tried by our guests when on holiday at Home Farm Holiday Cottages in Somerset. You can see a list on our web site (homefarmcottages.co.uk – go to Things To Do pages). Burnham and Berrow is probably the most famous of the nearby ranges.
Fishing. Blagdon Lake and Chew Valley Lake we understand are quite famous locations for fishing and some of our guests have donated the odd fish to us when they have had a successful day!
Twitchers The Somerset Levels/Flats/Marshes provide extensive protected areas for wildlife and birds in particular. There are also some outstanding murmurings in the area during the cooler months. The Severn estuary, with its large tides also provides home/sanctuary to may breeds and guests have been to Brean Down to ‘view’.
Tasting. Somerset offers many independent cider makers that are open to the public. Thatchers is probably the most famous of these and guests can book factory tours as well as visit the shop or eat in the Thatchers Railway Inn – just 3 miles from Home Farm in Sandford.
Cheese. Buying (and eating) Cheddar Cheese from the only shop in Cheddar where cheese is made on site, is a firm favourite. You can also see where some of the cheese is matured when visiting Cheddar caves.