Beautiful Somerset

Some local places to visit all close to Withy Cottages.

East Lambrook Manor Gardens

The Early Spring Plant Fair at East Lambrook Manor Gardens makes a return on 28th March 2015 following a huge success last year. The fair is organised by East Lambrook Manor Gardens and HPS Somerset Group and will run from 10 to 4pm where 16 of the South West’s top nurseries plus East Lambrook’s own … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Glastonbury Tor

Prominent hill overlooking the Isle of Avalon, Glastonbury and Somerset This iconic and evocative landmark offers magnificent views of the Somerset Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales. Steeped in history and legend, excavations at the top of the Tor have revealed the plans of two superimposed churches of St Michael, of which only a 15th-century tower … Read more

Dunster Castle

An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history. The castle that you see today became a lavish country home … Read more

Stoke-Sub-Hambdon Priory

14th/15th-century farm buildings, formerly a priest’s residence The priests who lived here served the Chapel of St Nicholas (now destroyed). The Great Hall is open to visitors.

Treasurers House – Muchelney

Small medieval house Medieval house with Great Hall, completed 1293 – with kitchen added in the 15th century. Solar Block contains an unusual wall-painting.

Priest’s House – Muchelney

Late medieval hall-house in a picturesque village This medieval hall-house was built in 1308 for the parish priest of the church opposite, and has been little altered since the early 17th century. Interesting features include the Gothic doorway, magnificent double-height tracery windows and a massive 15th-century stone fireplace.

Lytes Cary Manor

Intimate manor house with Arts and Crafts-style garden Lytes Cary Manor is an intimate medieval manor house with a beautiful Arts and Crafts garden where you can imagine living. Originally the family home of Henry Lyte, where he translated the unique Niewe Herball book on herbal remedies, Lytes Cary was then lovingly restored in the … Read more