The fertile meadows and farmland of this region come alive in spring. Awake to the gentle sounds of cattle, and enjoy the spectacle of new-born lambs gamboling amidst some of the most attractive landscapes in the UK.
The county is an ideal summertime destination for a family holiday. With mellow weather, rustic beauty in full flower and a wealth of local arts festivals. Kids' events and fairs range from Glastonbury to the Priddy Folk Festival. Explore quaint and colourful villages and evocative historic towns like Wells and Taunton. Sample local produce from a host of farmers' markets and discover why the region is famous for its cider and dairy produce.
In the heart of the Mendips' Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the 1,000 acres of Cheddar Gorge Collection stretch along Cheddar Gorge. From your tent are views sweeping and stunning and walks vigorous and varied. Don't miss meeting and feeding the sheep, goats, and chickens too! For a trip out to the beach, Weston-super-Mare is only a half hour away. If you feel like exploring, try the stunning 45-minute valley walk to Cheddar. Visit the home of its last cheese producer, the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company. Glastonbury, in Arthurian legend the island of Avalon, is 30 mins away, while beautiful Bath and buzzing Bristol are close by too.
The charming Wambrook Farm, based around a listed farmhouse, can be found in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s just 30 minutes from the beach at Lyme Regis, known to the locals as ‘the pearl of Dorset’. Wambrook is a sustainable organic farm with sheep, pedigree herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle, wheat and barley crops. Sedum matting for environmentally friendly roofs is also grown here, and has been for the past 15 years.
In beautiful Somerset, past a Norman church on the right and the river on the left, you’ll find the Coach House Collection location. It’s spread across 70 acres, with a big, beautiful forest of 30 acres and 30 acres of grazing for between 30 and 100 sheep. The Brue and Alham Rivers meet close by the house. The single log cabin is located in a very pretty field with views towards the hills. You will be able to spot a couple of deer living in the surrounding area. Nearby is a waterfall where children can stand under, and a pool to paddle and play in. Kingfishers and dippers visit the clear river water, and otters have been spotted too.