So you don’t want to travel far – but want a nice quiet rural old refurbished holiday cottage? With all the modcons?
Private fenced gardens and glorious views across our 2 acres of grassed fields?
There is plenty to see and do, and a great choice of eateries within 5 miles of Home Farm Holiday Cottages: –
The New Inn at Cross. Always popular with our guests and a good menu. Over the fireplace is a regularly updated chalkboard with specials of the day. Dogs allowed on one side of the restaurant.
The Swan at Rowberrow. Recently refurbished and part of the Butcombe breweries chain. Kids menu. We like it here. Dogs allowed on one side of the restaurant.
Crown Inn in Churchill. We are told they offer a great Ploughmans.
Thatchers Railway Inn in Sandford. Owned and recently fully refurbished and extended by Thatchers (the cider people). You can also book a tour of the Factory (book early). Main restaurant requires a booking. Grab a seat in the bar area and order food (no booking). Dogs allowed in the ‘bar’ section.
OakHouse Hotel & Restaurant and also The Lamb (a Butcombe Breweries Pub) in the centre of Axbridge. There is a nice bar in the Oakhouse Hotel for a pre-dinner drink, and The Lamb offers a good selection of food. The Lamb is also part of the Butcombe breweries chain.
Cheddar Gorge. It is well worth driving up/down the gorge with its sheer sides, winding road, local goats wandering freely, and then optionally visit the caves. Tickets can be bought from the ticket office (or cheapest thru Home Farm). the best bits are Gough’s Cave and the walk up Jacobs Ladder to the watchtower.
Cheddar caves. Lowest price tickets available from Home Farm for guests. Book your tickets with us a day or so before you want to visit.
King Johns Hunting Lodge in nearby Axbridge (National Trust) was built around 1460. Whilst in Axbridge central square, you can also frequent the Almshouse Tea Shop or OakHouse Hotel bar or alternatively The Lamb pub – all nearby.
Helicopter Museum in Weston – the worlds largest dedicated helicopter museum. Check out the web site for special event days as well.
Puxton Park offers great entertainment for the under 10’s. Nice shop with local fare on the way out of the park.
The Almshouse Tea Rooms Had some good reports from previous guests about this place.
The Pantry A very busy little tea/coffe/breakfast/lunch place in the centre of Winscombe. Seating outside and blankets provided for those chillier days.
The Strawberry Line Tea Room Near the Post office in Winscombe and allows dogs. Fresh cakes baked daily.
Banwell Garden Centre Cafe Popular cafe and before or after your brew you can wander around the garden centre.
Local Shops in Winscombe – 2 miles.
Convenience stores open until late (Co-op and Spar (with cash machine))
Day Spa’s – Oasis and V&A (near to Winscombe bakers). call them to make a booking.
A butchers (Litsters) A really good local butchers. We love their steaks!
Winscombe Bakery (formerly Birds Bakers). Concentrating on Home Baked Goods – daily. Umm – the smell is enough to make you want to buy the bread and cakes.
Post Office – normal facilities and you can also draw cash here.
A fine wine shop (called ‘The Wine Shop‘!) Speak to Kelly in The Wine Shop (lots of Gin options as well) to get the best advice.
Takeaways x 3 (Fish and Chips, Indian (Touch of Spice) and Chinese/Cantonese (Qian Qian) (Menus and contact numbers in our Information Book in your cottage).
Chemist (Boots) Small but good for prescriptions and items for coughs/colds/abrasions etc.
Start in Kings Wood car park then walk up the hill (the Mendips), take a left down to Cross with sustenance at the New Inn, then wander back through the woods to your car.
From Home Farm go straight up the hill and visit Crook Peak – offering some of the best 360 views in Somerset.
From Home Farm walk across the Loxton Valley, enjoy the houses in Christon and skirt the foot of the Mendips as you wind your way back to Home Farm.
Drive over to the Cheddar Reservoir and enjoy a flat 2 mile walk all around.
Park in Cheddar and use Jacobs ladder to climb swiftly (or slowly) to the top of the Mendips and enjoy the views from the watchtower.
Mendip Spring Golf Club – just a few miles from Home Farm Holiday Cottages up the A38
Isle of Wedmore Golf Club after Golf then visit Wedmore – 2 nice pubs and some good local shops.
Bleadon Hill Golf Course Great views across Somewrset whilst waiting for your partner to dig out of the sand pit!
Or no distance at all! (Stay in your cottage and our grounds.)
All cottages have free fast wifi, ‘Alexa’, Netflix and an HD TV and a fully fitted kitchen for in-house entertainment and sustenance – or book the BBQ