Location & things to do

Welcome to the West Country. Learn more about what to do nearby, pubs and restaurants, towns and attractions. From the local shops in our lovely of Blagdon, to the best that Somerset has to offer – Wells, Cheddar, Bath and more.

Welcome to the West Country. Learn more about what to do nearby, pubs and restaurants, towns and attractions. From the local shops in our lovely of Blagdon, to the best that Somerset has to offer – Wells, Cheddar, Bath and more. Please contact the various providers to check their opening hours and current availability.


The Seymour Arms http://www.theseymourarms.com/ – closest pub to the cottage, about a mile, straight down the lane. Modern styling. Nice for drinks.

The New Inn at Blagdon http://www.newinnblagdon.co.uk/index – about 30 minute walk, all downhill, the last distance is across fields with lake views. Pub garden has views of Blagdon Lake, generally good food at a sensible price, good for mid-week evenings, a classic country pub.

The Queen Adelaide https://www.queenadelaideblagdon.co.uk/


Plume of Feathers at Rickford http://www.theplumeoffeathers.com/  walkable if you’re fit (the climb back up up the hill is quite hard work but views on the way down are worth it!) – typical local pub, good food including big menu selection and hand-stretched stone baked pizzas (owners dad has an authentic Italian pizzeria in Bristol), stunning stream and outside space. Super local ales, lots of locals check in here to catch up on a Friday night for a pint, a favourite with the local farmers and landowners.

The Swan at Rowberrow – https://www.butcombe.com/pubs/swan-inn/   – a 5 minute drive, lovely setting in the countryside, great spot for a circular walk before/after lunch, as footpaths on the doorstep, plenty of parking. Great location, very traditional food.

Hartleys Kitchen at Binegar near Wells – http://www.hartleyskitchen.online/ – incredibly good daytime café bistro, great value Sunday roasts, breakfasts & brunches – owner Paul is fabulous and his wife Lynda runs the kitchen.

The Good Earth at Wells http://www.thegoodearthwells.co.uk/ – vegetarian wholefood café that is second to none. Daytimes only, closed on Sundays, our top pick for a weekday lunch, get there early as popular dishes are often sold out by 1pm.

Yeo Valley Canteen Blagdon https://www.yeovalley.co.uk/the-canteen/ – ¼ mile from the cottage, stunning views, amazing styling, nice food & you can buy your YV organic yogurt while you’re there.


Body & Soul Blagdon – beauty & gifts 01761 462078

Blagdon Butchers – organic & local –  https://www.storybutchers.co.uk/

Blagdon Post Office Stores – open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week https://www.facebook.com/blagdonstores/

Lye Cross Farm Shop at Redhill – local meat, veg, etc https://www.lyecrossfarm.co.uk/farm-shop-bus-cafe/farm-shop/

Budgens at Langford – well stocked small supermarket & fuel https://www.toutsbudgens.co.uk/our-stores/langford.php

The closest supermarkets are at Wells (15-20 mins by car) including Waitrose, Tesco, Morrisons, Lidl. A larger selection of stores is at Weston Super Mare including Asda, Sainsburys, Aldi, about 25 mins by car. Bristol is about 30 mins and Bath about 40 mins. All major supermarkets deliver to our properties. Please book your delivery well after you plan to arrive – due to Covid-19 we are unable to receive any deliveries on your behalf.


Cheddar Gorge & Caves https://www.cheddargorge.co.uk/

Puxton Park https://www.puxton.co.uk/ (all weather, soft play, etc)

Tyntesfield https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tyntesfield

East Somerset Steam Railway https://eastsomersetrailway.com/

Kilver Court gardens & designer outlet including Mulberry https://www.kilvercourt.com/

Wookey hole caves & attraction https://www.wookey.co.uk/

Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty http://www.mendiphillsaonb.org.uk/ – walks from the doorstep include Burrington Ham Nature Reserve

City of Wells. Definitely recommend a visit to the cathedral city, about 15-20 minutes away by car, fabulous cathedral, lovely shops. http://www.wellssomerset.com/ – the café in the Bishops Palace grounds serves lovely tea & cake and the WCs are the best public ones in Wells – go across the drawbridge, and the café is on the right. You don’t need to pay to go into the Palace to use the café & WC. Open air market on Saturday and Wednesday.

Tynings Trekking – pony rides nearby on the Mendip Hills https://www.tynings-trekking.co.uk/