The Local Area

Beautiful Somerset

Jul 20, 2017

Some local places to visit all close to Withy Cottages. https://www.beautifulsomerset.com/somerset

Langport – Great British High Street Awards

Oct 23, 2016

Langport – Great British High Street Awards

Langport is now in the final three of the village category of the Great British High Street Awards.

Since being hit by the worst flooding in living memory in 2014, Langport has worked hard to fight back. Festivals, free parking and funding for new infrastructure and community facilities, Langport now has a vacancy rate of 0%.

Cycle Maps – Somerset County Council

Aug 20, 2016

Cycle Maps – Somerset County Council

CYCLE MAPS
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.

http://www.movingsomersetforward.co.uk/cycle-maps

Cycling – Somerset Levels Cycle Map

Aug 20, 2016

Cycling – Somerset Levels Cycle Map

Somerset Levels Cycle Map

This area map shows the National Cycle Network and local routes in this area. It covers the Somerset Levels area of the South West region of England, including Bristol, Bath, Glastonbury, Wells, Minehead and Yeovil.

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. The iconic Glastonbury Tor can be seen for miles around and the town has a real spiritual feel; Wells is home to a 12th century cathedral and much other historic architecture. Cheddar Gorge, famous in its own right for its stunning views, caves and cheese making traditions, is the end point for the family friendly Strawberry Line between Yatton and Cheddar.

http://www.sustrans.org.uk/shop/route-maps-guides/somerset-levels-pocket-cycle-map-4

Beer Cider Company

Apr 11, 2016

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.

We currently run around 5 acres of orchard growing a total of around 10 commercial varieties. We also source within a 10 mile radius additional apples from local farmers orchards.  Most of our varieties are traditional cider apples known as ‘bittersweet’ or ‘bittersharp’. These apples are chosen for cider-making for their fibrous nature which makes them easy to press. Bittersweet apples also have high levels of tannin which is essential for producing great tasting cider.

The Garden Project

May 20, 2015

The Garden Project

Work continues in the lower garden and weather permitting the new turf will be completed soon. The secret patio at the bottom of the garden now has a lovely wooden bench where you can sit and listen to the birdsong and gaze over the meadow grass watching the cows graze. We have an amazing selection of birds in the area and at times it can be quite noisy with them all  to singing their beautiful tunes.

Introducing the Bluebells

May 20, 2015

Introducing the Bluebells

Today was the first day for chickens here at Withy Cottages, The Bluebells will in a few weeks begin to lay beautiful fresh eggs for our guests to enjoy at breakfast time.

Seaton Trams – Buddy the friendly T.Rex returning with the dinosaur train

Mar 13, 2015

Seaton tramway have launched a new website, www.tram.co.uk. They have lots of special events for 2015, including Buddy the friendly T.Rex returning with the dinosaur train Sunday 5th April, tribute nights and new for 2015, The Polar Express Experience by Tram.

What’s on in Somerset

Mar 13, 2015

Heaps more ideas for great things to do locally on the What’s On pages of www.discoversouthsomerset.com