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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 5th May 2019
  • Abbey Hill Steam Fayre Rally 3-6th May 2019
  • Royal Bath and West Show 29th May – 1st June 2019
  • Frome Carnival 1st June 2019
  • Green Scythe Fayre
    9th June 2019
  • Langport Walking Festival8-9th June 2019
  • Large Blue butterfly open day                                                19th June 2018
  • Lavender Fields, Axbridge open day
  • Yeovilton Air Day
    13th July 2019
  • Somerton Arts Festival5th – 13th July 2019
  • Godney Gathering 20th July 2019
  • Priddy Folk Festival 12th – 14th July 2019
  • The Glastonbury Extravaganza3rd August 2019
  • Great Dorset Steam Fair22nd – 26th August 2019
  • Frome Cheese Show14th September 2019

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What Our Guests Say

about this special escape

Thank you for allowing us to stay in this beautiful setting with the open fields and nature at its best.
Gill & John Penn
A truly tranquil location.
James & Claire
Truly faultless………………….a really magical place
Tracy Melksham
Thank you so much for letting us share a piece of your heaven
Rachel from Basingstoke