Honestly Children and Pet Friendly

Honestly children and pet friendly:

We do not and never have increased our prices during school holidays.
We do not charge extra for pets in the house or the cottages, (unfortunately we are not able to accept pets in Willow the vintage caravan).

The Cottages

Dating from the early 1800’s these blue lias stone cottages would have originally been thatched. It is believed Withies were washed in the stream and dried in the back gardens before being made in to withy products.
Cottage No 1 sleeps 4 and No 2 sleeps 4/5

Withy House

Withy House was built in 1898 in the style of a Victorian villa and sleeps 6 / 8 with three bedrooms – one king, one king en-suite and one twin and a double sofa bed in the dining room.

Out and About

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Cycling Maps around Langport

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/

Cycle Maps – Somerset County Council

Somerset County Council has produced a series of 20 Walking and Cycling maps to help you to explore the County using a network of off and on-road routes.

Cycling – Somerset Levels Cycle Map

The Somerset Levels is excellent for cycling. Sandwiched between the Mendip and Quantock Hills are flat pleasant cycle routes in the Levels, a coastal plain and wetland area so called for its flatness and home to many fascinating towns like Glastonbury and Wells.

Beer Cider Company

We are craft cider makers, trading from our working farm just outside of Langport. You will be made most welcome to visit us at our cider shed (aka “The Shack”) where you will be able to sample and buy our cider (Gold Rush Cider) or our new bottled slightly sparkling cider and apple juice.

Fishing with Wessex Water

Both regular and occasional anglers enjoy using the various fishing facilities provided by Wessex Water at its reservoirs in Somerset. The fisheries at Clatworthy, Hawkridge and Sutton Bingham reservoirs offer a friendly, personal service and the chance of sport in surroundings second to none. Durleigh reservoir, west of Bridgwater, provides coarse anglers with a similar opportunity....

The Crown Inn at Fivehead

The Crown Inn with Teasels Restaurant is located within the 16th century former coaching house now known as The Crown Inn, Fivehead. The restaurant offers a full range of meals to suit everyone’s tastes. The premises have recently been refurbished with the building of the restaurant as a brand new extension, completed in 2004. The facilities at Teasels are totally disabled friendly. Throughout the building, traditional materials have been used to provide a warm country style atmosphere. Adjoining the restaurant is the public bar offering a selection of beverages including...

Clarks Village Christmas Shopping

With over 90 stores and up to 60% off every day, you can enjoy a wide choice of fashion, home-ware, sportswear and gift ideas at great discount prices – outlet shopping has never been more enjoyable.

With new stock arriving daily, there is always something special to make your trip worthwhile. Clarks Village offers designer labels and famous names from the high street including GAP, Monsoon, Coast, Jaeger, Timberland, Joules, M&S, Next, Clarks and Whistles.

There’s also heaps to keep the kids entertained, with King Arthur’s Castle and an infant’s play area, plus our traditional authentic carousel. So, if you adore great brands, but dislike high prices, and enjoy a fun, family day out, you’ll just love Clarks Village. http://www.clarksvillage.co.uk/

Make a whole day out and visit Glastonbury just a couple more miles away, wonderful quirky town with lots of history and unusual shops. http://www.glastonbury.co.uk/pages/

Langport

A busy river port in bygone days, this ancient market town is noted for its distinctive houses on Bow Street and the hanging Chapel in the old town wall. The battle of Langport 1645 was one of the last battles of the first civil war. There are pleasant places to sit and to stroll by the River Parrett and idyllic walking and cycling on the surrounding Somerset...

Drayton Street Fair – August

Every year on the first weekend after the august bank holiday Drayton hosts its hugely popular street fair. Hundreds of people come every year to shop at the wide variety of stalls, enjoy the various street perfomers, eat some great food and peruse the vintage cars on...

River Parrett Cafe

River Parrett Cafe in Langport A friendly, fully licensed cafe, using only the best local produce and suppliers. The Cafe serves great breakfasts, ever-changing daily specials, fresh fish and more. Our drinks menu includes Illy coffee, Clipper teas, local ciders, wines and juices. We also have Bradley’s soft quench range. Located in Langport, at the heart of the Somerset Levels and within a short stroll from the river, we are nestled confidently on the Main Street, very close to free parking. We make up bespoke hampers and picnic baskets for...

Kingsdon Inn

The Kingsdon Inn is a charming 300 year old thatched pub set in the picturesque village of Kingsdon, close to the Somerset levels. Just moments from the A303 and within easy reach of the M5, we pride ourselves on the excellence of our food our local ales and fine wines. Originally a cider house serving cider from the front door, the Inn offers cider and draft beers produced predominantly by local micro breweries. We are renowned for our food and take pride in sourcing ingredients locally where possible. From light lunches...

Wyndham Arms – Kingsbury Episcopi

The Wyndham Arms has been a pub for almost four hundred years, and in this beautiful and historic setting we bring you everything you could wish for in a traditional country pub. The pub lies at the heart of the picturesque village of Kingsbury Episcopi set in the heart of South Somerset. We offer a warm welcome to all, including walkers, children and dogs. Inside you will find a relaxed atmosphere, with real fires, real ales and home cooked food prepared freshly every day. Outside there is an extensive...

Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve

“Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve is not only a fantastic place to see wildlife, but a monument to the history and ingenuity of Neolithic man preserved through the amazing Sweet Track. It’s a unique window to the past and a place everyone should try to visit.” Main habitat: Peatland and reed beds Why visit: Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve is a superb place to watch wildlife. This magnificent wetland reserve is managed by Natural England and covers over 500 ha at the heart of the Somerset Levels and Moors....

Margery Fish’s Garden – East Lambrook Manor

Margery Fish’s iconic cottage garden at East Lambrook Manor “In the development of gardening in the second half of the twentieth century no garden has yet had greater effect.” John Sales, National Trust One of the best-loved privately owned gardens in England created by the late Margery Fish, celebrated plantswoman and gardening writer. Her natural gift for combining old-fashioned and contemporary plants in a relaxed and informal manner has created a garden of immense beauty and charm. The Grade 1 listed garden is renowned as the premier example of...

Pendra’s Fish & Chip Shop

Pendra’s Fish and chip shop can be found in Langport carpark close to Cocklemoor and the River Parrett, where on a summers evening you can enjoy you can sit by the river and enjoy your fish and chip supper.  ...

Delicious home made food delivered to your door

Gregory Cooks have over 20 years shared experience in catering for dinner parties, events and special occasions. Furthermore we are already successfully supporting functions at our wonderful Village Hall in Stoke St Gregory, as well as providing a catering service further afield. We are committed to using only the highest quality ingredients and have taken great care in selecting various trusted local suppliers  ...

Battle of Langport

CAMPAIGN Taunton had been captured by the Parliamentarian army under the Earl of Essex in June 1644. After Essex’s army was forced to surrender at Lostwithiel in Cornwall in September, the Royalists maintained a Siege of Taunton, although the town was briefly relieved by Sir William Waller in late November. When determining strategy for 1645, King Charles I had despatched George, Lord Goring the Lieutenant General of the Horse (cavalry), to the West Country along with orders to retake Taunton and other Parliamentarian outposts in the area. Although Goring...

Langport History

Langport (old forms are “Langeberga”, “Langeport”) consists of two parts, one on the hill and one by the river. The former owed its origin to its defensible position, and the latter its growth to its facilities for trade on the chief river of Somerset. Its name looks like Anglo-Saxon for “long port”, but it may well be “long market place” which could have been on the causeway which is now Bow Street. Many of the houses in Bow Street tilt backwards due to settlement of the land behind the...

Viaduct Fisheries – Somerton

The Viaduct Fisheries is one of the prettiest and most natural commercial fisheries in the country. Six well stocked lakes nestle in the beautiful Cary Valley. Constructed in the early eighties, the complex is very mature, with great character. This includes tree covered islands, lily beds, gullies and many marginal features. The stock is varied with many carp, including “species” to 28 lbs; these are complemented with a healthy stock of “silvers”, by which we mean an impressive mix of bream,perch, tench, rudd and roach. Also present are large...

Fishing the River Parrett

The river contains mostly roach, along with skimmer bream, perch and chub. Larger bream are sometimes caught and occasionally tench and carp can be tempted. There is also a good head of pike. Our waters start at Huish Bridge and flow down through the Town, past the Bungalows and Cocklemoor. Try caster, maggot or hemp and tares for roach and caster or maggot for skimmer bream, perch and chub. Tench and bream can also be found further down Cocklemoor, above the Pumping Station. At the lower end of Cocklemoor,...

Shakspeare Glass Blowing factory Shop

We  have a lovely, airy new workshop in Langport  opened on 21st September 2013, to coincide with the start of the Somerset Art Weeks Festival. We will have a large space from which you will be able to watch the glass blowing, a factory shop and an exhibition space for ourselves and other makers and artists from across Somerset and the UK. We back onto the River Parrett and have a lovely deck by the river from where you will able to enjoy a coffee or cold drink. There...

Basket and Willow Weaving

LEVELS BASKET CENTRE A LOOK INTO OUR  PAST AND PRESENT Our family business originated from Stratford, East London, established in 1864 by William Gadsby and his son, Robert. We have been at Burrowbridge since the Second World War, when another William Gadsby (grandson of the founder) moved the business here from Stratford, due to the constant bombing. The reason why he came to the Somerset Levels is that he had been buying Willow from this area for making the Baskets in London. The company made large quantities of Airborne Panniers...

Glastonbury Festival (Pilton)

FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY PERFORMING ARTS

Glastonbury is a festival in need of no introduction. Being the biggest greenfield music & performing arts festival not just in the country, but in the world, Glastonbury has long since set the template for all other festivals to aspire to.

Carnivals around Somerset

Somerset is the carnival county! There are dozens of spectacular illuminated carnivals, and similar events, every year, and between them they add up to the best show of their kind in the world. It’s a great evening out for all the family.  The highlight of the whole year is the November Guy Fawkes Carnivals, and these events are coming up soon. Each takes place in the appropriate town centre, and roads into town will be closed some time in advance.  Get there early, to get parked and get a good...

Wincanton Racecourse

Wincanton Racecourse hosts 17 fixtures of quality jump racing from October through to May including a number of Premier Days and Special Events:   Badger Ales Raceday – Saturday 9th November 2013   Boxing Day Raceday – Thursday 26th December 2013   Kingwell Hurdle Raceday – Saturday 15th February 2014   Raceday – Wednesday 26th February 2014   Raceday  – Thursday 6th March 2014 As well as watching the excellent racing there is plenty to see and do with our racecard competition, trade stands and other activities relating to the day’s theme. Saturday racedays provide some of the best racing of the National Hunt...

Music by the Lakes – Thorney Lakes – August

An open air charity concert, bring a picnic and something to sit on and enjoy some stunning live music as the sun...

Lowland Games at Thorney Lakes – July

Started in 1984 by the England family and friends, the Lowland Games is still going strong 29 years later. This year’s events will be as much fun for the audience as they are for the participants and will guarantee enjoyment for everyone. People flock to the Lowland Games for all the fun and frolics to be had in one fabulous day. Held in July, the  fun includes the highlight of the day, the River Raft Race with competitors in the most hilarious fancy dress. How often will you get the chance to...

Somerset Steam and Country Show – July

Celebrating Steam & Vintage Transportation in the West Country 20 working Steam Traction Engines Live Steam Models  –  Vintage and Classic Cars Commercials and Motor Cycles  –  Working Vintage Tractors Stationary Engines  –  Model Tent Military Vehicles  –  Steam Ploughing Large Market and Craft section  –  Licensed bar and refreshments Fun Fair and children’s rides  –  4X4 Display...

Somerton Summer Arts Festival – July

Entertainment and fun for all the family For just over a week every July Somerton has a Festival. During this week we try to include as many types of music and entertainment as we can....

Langport Walking Festival –  June

Two day walking festival in Langport Start: 42k from 07.30; runners 42k 08.30;; 20k from 08.30; 10/5k from 11.00 (all to finish by 18.00) Route: Each day, from The Angel, Bow Street, Langport Different routes each day across the Somerset Levels, Bowden and Ham Hills around Langport and its...

Royal Bath & West Show – May / June

The Royal Bath & West Show is a true celebration of rural life with a wealth of attractions, exhibits, demonstrations and activities to entertain and educate young and old alike. This website contains dedicated sections detailing the family and animal based attractions on offer at the Show. Below we have picked out ‘the best of the rest’, but please do explore the other pages in this section to find out more. Other Attractions & Displays Highlights Once again we have made sure you can sample and buy from an...

RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day – July

With crowds flocking in their tens of thousands to the Somerset base, the Fleet Air Arm excelled by providing a day to remember for generations to come. The Show opened with a regular crowd-pleaser as the Red Arrows took centre stage and impressed the onlookers with their mastery of the air. “Teamwork” was the theme for this year’s Air Day and demonstrations from the finest display teams on the circuit entertained the 35,000 visitors. Following on from 2012’s award-winning event – Gold in the South West Regional Tourism awards...

The Langport Arms

Welcome to the Langport Arms Hotel.The hotel was originally built as a private house in 1420. Although it has been greatly extended and dramatically changed over the years much of the original building remains the same. From the 16th century the building was used as an inn and was then known as The Swan. During the 18th century it became a coaching inn known as  The Langport Arms Hotel. Today the hotel still offers the quality services as it did then. Enjoy your visit and view the wide range...

Burrow Hill Cider and Brandy Company

Welcome to the Somerset Cider Brandy Company and Burrow Hill Cider. Based on a farm in South Somerset, we sit amongst 160 acres of cider apple orchards at the base of Burrow Hill, a famous Somerset landmark with a single sycamore on top that looks out across the Somerset Levels.The farm has been pressing cider for the past 150 years and distilling the cider into Somerset Cider Brandy since 1989. The first written records of Cider Brandy in England go back to 1678. The revival of the art of...

Perry’s Cider

We’ve been making award winning craft ciders since 1920 when William Churchill acquired the family farm and started making cider as a side line to his blacksmiths business. The company was later taken over by Henry and Bert Perry his nephews who pushed the company forward and continued to experiment with craft ciders. Much of the techniques and our current ethos came from these experimentation’s. In fact we still ferment our ciders in exactly the same way and each year will continue to use the two hydraulic presses installed...

Rose & Crown ( Eli’s) – Huish Episcopi  (2 minutes walk from Withy Cottages)

The Rose and Crown at Huish Episcopi, Somerset has been an inn since it was built in the mid-17th century. It has been in the family of the present licensees for four generations. The inn is affectionately known as Eli’s after Samuel Eli Scott who on New Year’s Day in 1920 at St Mary’s Church, Huish Episcopi, married Maude Lillian Slade, the daughter of William and Jane Slade, the founders of the present dynasty. The inn is very unusual in having a taproom rather than a bar and its’...

The Devonshire Arms – Long Sutton

The Devonshire Arms, a Grade II former hunting lodge, is set on the picturesque village green of Long Sutton in the heart of the Somerset Levels just off the A303, close to Somerton, and under two hours from London by car or train. Step inside the impressive inn and you’ll find an unexpectedly contemporary style, with an emphasis on quality. Friendly staff are always on hand to ensure your visit is enjoyable, whether it’s just for a pint in the bar or a relaxed meal in the restaurant prepared...

Old Barn Owl – Westport

One of somerset’s best pubs with an extensive pub menu, offering excellent entertainment including tribute acts and fun evenings....

The Lime Kiln Inn – Knole

  Welcome to the Lime Kiln Inn The Lime Kiln Inn is a traditional 17th century freehouse situated in the village of Knole, just outside Long Sutton and Langport and a short drive from both Glastonbury and Yeovil in Somerset. Your hosts Linda, Alec & Pauline offer a warm welcome, home cooked food and real ales in a pub full of character and charm. The Lime Kiln has been fully restored to its original glory with settles, antique furniture and old pictures of local village scenes and includes a...

Halfway House – Pitney

We are a country pub in the middle of Somerset situated on the B3513 halfway between the small towns of Langport and Somerton. We draw customers from a wide area who enjoy the benefits of a traditional English pub, good beer, good food and light hearted conversation. No music, no machines with flashing lights, no jukebox, no pool table and no television. The atmosphere is easy going and all are welcome. CAMRA – Somerset pub of the year 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2011 and national pub of the year...

Cardamom Restaurant and Take away

At Cardamom we have created a relaxed atmosphere in our restaurant that combined with our contemporary air gives us a distinct edge. The Cardamom Restaurant makes an ideal place to to have a romantic meal or take friends and family for some fine Indian cuisine. Coupled with outstanding service, friendly atmosphere and bright modern décor we aim to provide an experience that you will enjoy and want to repeat. As many of our loyal customers will testify, some of whom travel many miles to visit us regularly. To enhance...

Brown & Forest Smokery and Cafe – Hambridge

Brown and Forrest is a small family run smokery, started 31 years ago here in Somerset, we produce the finest smoked eel and salmon as well as a whole range of delicious smoked foods including smoked chicken, duck, lamb and trout. We stock over forty products in our shop which is attached to our award winning restaurant. We also send mail order all over the UK and supply wholesale to customers such as The Hawksmoor Group, Scotts, Le Caprice, J.Sheekey, The Gilbert Scott, Raoul’s Deli & Restaurant, Brooks Club...

Art Tea Zen Cafe

Quirky local cafe serving excellent food and coffee.  ...

The Potting Shed

“Keeping it local” is very important to us which means most of our food and drinks are locally produced and sourced. Set in the heart of the Somerset Levels in the historic Parish of Huish Episcopi, Langport. The Potting Shed is a traditional tearoom. We offer the very best of local foods and home cooking in a tranquil and attractive setting. There is ample parking and full disabled access. We have a wide selection of home made cakes, teacakes and prize-winning scones and can easily cater for people who...

Thai Tum Restaurant and Takeaway

A little bit about us at Thai Tum – Marc and Beau Routley Your Head Chef Beau has been cooking in her family restaurants in Bangkok and North-Eastern Thailand since she was twelve. She won’t let me tell you how many years that is but it is a few! Her specialties include Isaan cuisine and hawker dishes . As opposed to Thai Royal cuisine this is the street food, the real food, of Thailand. Accordingly this is the style of Thai food we serve at THAI TUM. Her Sous...

Huish Episcopi Sports Centre and Swimming Pool

Heated outdoor swimming Pool The 25 metre, 5 lane outdoor heated swimming pool is open from April to September.  We offer a range of activities to suit everyone including: Public Swimming Adult only swim Lane swimming Aqua fit Fun sessions Pool Birthday parties  ...

Manor Lodge Health & Beauty Clinic – Castle Cary

Manor Lodge Health & Beauty, The Triangle, Castle Cary BA7 7BA Our Philosophy :: To give a warm welcome in a friendly atmosphere. :: To provide quality treatments with highly qualified Beauty Therapists. :: To provide adequate consultation time and to be completely honest. :: To use the finest products available. :: To continually seek to improve standards &  introduce new treatments & products when proven to be effective.   We the team are all highly qualified, working together in these relaxed settings enjoying our time with you. Treating you as an individual and...

Living Pretty – Curry Rivel

The Teashop at Living Pretty offers a home from home ambiance where you can relax in the surroundings of the shabby chic mismatching interiors and try homemade seasonal dishes cooked on the Rayburn. All our produce is locally sourced within Somerset and everything is made on site including the delicious selection of mouth-watering cakes. The teashop at Living Pretty is the perfect place to meet friends and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, a light lunch with a glass of wine or experience a traditional afternoon cream tea. The Old Bakery,...

King John’s Hunting Lodge – Axbridge

Wool-merchant’s house of circa 1500 This early Tudor timber-framed wool merchant’s house (circa 1500) provides a fascinating insight into local history. Its strong medieval character is enhanced by the appearance of arcaded stalls opening onto the street on the ground floor (recreated by the National Trust during the building’s restoration). Please note:King John’s Hunting lodge is run as a local history museum by Axbridge and District Museum Trust. There is a small entrance charge of £2.50 per person for all adults including National Trust members.  ...

Fyne Court – Broomfield

Explore a lost garden Fyne Court is a lost garden, taken over by nature. Wander through the enchanting landscape, looking out for the boathouse and the folly. Play with the variety of games on offer in the courtyard, build a den or climb the fallen chestnut tree. Fyne Court was the home of the Crosse family who lived here until the house was destroyed by fire. Discover how the fire started and discover where the house used to stand. Find out about Andrew Crosse, Fyne Court’s most famous resident...

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