We love Somerset, there’s no county quite like it, and as the rolling hills of the Somerset levels come into view, you just know you’ve arrived somewhere special. Let’s start with the food and drink, the county’s great reputation for producing cider and of course, good old English Cheddar has long won over foodies, and farm shop after farm shop gives visitors the chance to sample the county’s yummy produce.
Our Somerset luxury lodges enjoy peaceful locations far from the hustle and bustle, and with features such as private decking to enjoy the sounds of the countryside on and bubbling hot tubs to soothe the weary, they’re bliss. One of the nice things about a break in Somerset is the freedom…if you’re content to stay close to your lodge you’ll find plenty of ways to discover the surrounding countryside, and for those days when you wake up and want to explore, the nearest town or family attraction is never far away.
The county’s also known as the home of many a myth and legend, and there’s something about the region’s close connection with the spiritual world that makes a stay there feel even further from the daily grind. Glastonbury Tor stands proudly in wait of walkers, and if you make the climb you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views that’ll make you want to pause for a while and take stock.
Once the inspiration for literary greats like Coleridge and his friends, the Somerset Levels stretches over 160,000 acres and covers both coastal plains and wetlands. The Levels contain 32 Sites of Special Scientific Interest, with an impressive 12 of those being identified as Special Protection Areas, and to you and me that means they’re a unique and unspoilt place for walks. Wander the routes that Coleridge walked while thinking up his next literary masterpiece, and enjoy the sight of unspoilt, beautiful landscape as far as the eye can see.
Home of the Glastonbury Festival, this county offers visitors plenty by way of entertainment. With castles, abbeys and historic houses to explore (as well as a Shoe Museum and a witch’s cave) Somerset really does have something to intrigue everyone. Whether you want a day taking in history, or shopping in the bustling market town of Yeovil, Somerset encourages its visitors to get out and see all that the county has to offer.
With a peaceful setting close to the beautiful Cheddar Gorge and the Mendip Hills, our luxury lodges in Somerset are perfect for dog walkers, couples and families. Better still, we’re happy to say that the onsite farm shop and Cider and Ale barn mean that you can easily enjoy the best local produce as part of your stay.