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The Area and Local Events

Somerset is a place of myth and magic, steeped in history, where eerie mists blur the line between fact and fiction.

Somerset is a land of Kings such as Arthur and Alfred. Cradle of Christianity in Britain, stronghold of Alfred the Great and scene of bloody Civil War battles.

Famed for cider making and cider drinking, there are numerous cider farms, each with their own unique brew. Somerset’s cider traditions led to the birth of the Wurzels.

Close by is the mystical town of Glastonbury, with its world famous Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury Abbey.  Not only will you find the town of Glastonbury intriguing, and the Abbey fascinating you may also enjoy a visit to the Chalice Well where you will experience a tranquil, calm garden with a tumbling stream flowing through the middle. Otherwise just sit in a café enjoying the unique hippy culture.

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Wells, a few miles further on, is England’s smallest city. It’s worth a visit to see its magnificent Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and thriving twice weekly farmers’ market.

All around are the enigmatic and magical Somerset levels from which rise the Polden and Mendip hills to the north and the Quantock Hills and Blackdown Hills to the west.

Whether on foot, by bicycle or car there is much to do, places to visit and countryside to enjoy.

Wookey Hole and caves is only a short drive away.

At Cheddar Gorge you can visit the labyrinth of caves and learn about the history of cheddar cheese making.

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Longleat Safari Park with its lions and wolves is under an hour from Gypsy Caravan Breaks.

West Somerset Railway will take you on a steam train to the beach.

Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm museum is 20 minutes away as is the Haynes International Motor Museum.

You have the choice of the North coast beaches including Weston-Super-Mare or the south coast beaches such as Westbay all within an easy hour of our gypsy caravan site.

There is a plethora of stately homes in Somerset some of which are run by the National Trust. Close to Gypsy Caravan Breaks are: Lytes Cary House, Montacute House and Barrington Court to name but a few.

The historical city of Bath with its ancient Roman Baths less than an hour away.

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Notable Dates

 

  • Ciderthon run, Wells 29th April 2018
  • Abbey Hill Steam Fayre Rally
    4th – 7th May 2018
  • Royal Bath and West Show
    30th May – 2nd  June 2018
  • Green Scythe Fayre
    June 2018
  • Langport Walking Festival
    16-17th June 2018
  • Large Blue butterfly open day                                                19th June 2018
  • Lavender Fields, Axbridge open day                                     22-24th June 2018
  • Yeovilton Air Day
    7th July 2018
  • Somerton Arts Festival
    7th-16th July 2018
  • Godney Gathering
    21st July 2018
  • Priddy Folk Festival
    6th-8th  July 2018
  • 21st July Fireworks at the Grand Pier Weston Super-Mare
  • The Lowland Games, Langport
    26th – 29th July 2018
  • The Glastonbury Extravaganza
    4th August 2018
  • Great Dorset Steam Fair
    23rd – 27th August 2018
  • Frome Cheese Show
    10th September 2018

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What Our Guests Say

about this special escape

The bowtop is absolutely stunning and so comfortable
Hannah & James
I would love to stay here forever
Betty aged 6
I feel incredibly lucky to be able to stay in this beautiful place.
Becci
How lovely to step into the tranquillity of this beautiful place.  Wonderful experience
Elizabeth and Jake