Local Attractions

There’s loads to do in the surrounding area. Below are some of our favourite locations to visit with the family or as a couple. For more information about any of the attractions below, simply click the link or feel free to speak to us by email or in person.

Yellow Door

10 minute walk away and our neighbours. Yellow Door Cottage is a smallholding with a difference. Specialising in farm to fork catering and making the best of fresh, local in season ingredients part of our ethos is to minimise waste and therefore our impact to the planet. This means that our menu is constantly changing to make the most of nature’s bounty or by products from other processes that would otherwise often just be thrown away.
You can browse daily in the honesty shop for Amanda’s home made cakes and savouries, pork scratchings, dog treats and fresh food from other very local producers, Amanda hand makes sourdough bread each Saturday and runs a Supper Club on Tuesdays. Alongside all of this, Amanda can also tailor make delicious meals for you to enjoy on holiday or help mark a special occasion.
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Torre Cider Co.

A local cider making farm, with tours of their facilities, kids play area, friendly sheep , pigs, chickens and ducks. They also have a farm shop selling aa selection of locally produced cheeses, jams, chutneys, ales, wines and of course cider. They also offer free tastings of their own cider and apple juice.
If you are feeling peckish there is even a Farmhouse kitchen, with cream teas, freshly prepared food and cakes.
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Cheddar Gorge

At almost 400ft (122m) deep and 3 miles (4.8km) long, this is England’s largest gorge, and with its weathered crags and pinnacles, one of our most spectacular natural sights. Cheddar Gorge plays host to a varied community of specialised plants and wildlife, many of which you’ll get the chance to spot on this exhilarating circular walk.

Experience dramatic and expansive 360˚ views of Somerset and beyond from six hill-tops around the Somerset Levels. Enjoy the experience of being in stunning countryside and the challenge of ‘conquering’ all 6 at the weekend.

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Coleridge Cottage

Home of romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge A humble Georgian Cottage and the home of Samuel Coleridge for 3 extraordinary years in Somerset. This home has now become an atmospheric National Trust site. Try on 18th Century costumes, explore the cottage for hidden secrets.
Wander the wildflower garden and listen to the audio bench, whilst taking in the relaxing atmosphere. Choose from cakes, scones or a poets lunch in the tea room.
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Tropiquaria zoo

Tropiquaria is in a unique setting on the edges of Exmoor and the Quantocks, close by the sea. We are small zoo based in and around an old “Art Deco” BBC Radio Transmitter station. This Grade II Listed building houses our Tropical Hall, Nocturnal House and Aquarium. The grounds house our outdoor collection. We are also an animal sanctuary and work closely with the RSPCA and other exotic wildlife organisations, to help rescue and rehome animals.
With play areas, café and a gift shop, this makes for a great day out.
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Tiverton Canal Co

Home to the last horse-drawn barges in Great Britain. Located in mid Devon on the Grand Western Canal in a unique Living Heritage Tourist attraction that offers an enjoyable family day out. Privately owned by the Brind family, celebrating 45 years.
You can take trip, hire canoes or rowing boats, meet the horses and relax in the canal side café.
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Quantock Hills

An area of outstanding beauty and a 10 minute drive away. The Quantock Hills are an area of wilderness and tranquillity. Panoramic views lead you through coast, heath and combe. Explore and you will find rocky Jurassic coastline, exposed heathland summits, deep wooded combes, undulating farmland and attractive villages all within this protected landscape. Quantock Hills a distinctive character that includes its historic and cultural elements, scenic beauty and upland nature and a range of wildlife interest present. A range walks for all abilities, great for dogs, family days out or just a casual stroll in nature.

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The Walled Gardens
of Cannington

The walled gardens are a RHS partner garden and a wonderful place for all ages to visit. The gardens are a beautiful setting to play, relax and walk for all ages. Cannington Priory was first established in about 1138 by the De Courcy Family – Lords of nearby Stogursey. With a tea room, plant nursery and gift shop it’s a lovely way to spend a few hours.

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Glastonbury Tor

Prominent hill overlooking the Isle of Avalon, Glastonbury and Somerset. This iconic hill has been a spiritual magnet for centuries, for both Pagans and Christians.
Tales have grown out of history, becoming blended and embellished leaving the truth, whatever it was, literally lost in the mists of Avalon. Glastonbury Tor is a haven for local wildlife from butterfliers to birds. This roofless St Michael’s Tower Grade 1 listed building offers a wonderful view of the somerset countryside.
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