Things to do

Cley Hill
 (10 min drive)

Once part of the Longleat estate, the hill was entrusted to The Nation Trust by the 6th Marquess of Bath. Ascend the hill to enjoy extensive views of West Wiltshire and Somerset, or to experience uninterrupted views of the sky from this locally famous UFO hotspot.

Explore the botanically rich chalk downland and discover an abundance of wild flowers teeming with insect life. The site is also significant for its geology and archaeology. It was formed by ancient seas and it’s been shaped by man since its prehistoric role of guarding territorial boundaries, through to more recent farming and quarrying.

Mendip Hills (10 min drive)

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a mecca for walkers, cyclists, bird-watchers and lovers of the great outdoors.

www.mendiphillsaonb.org.uk

Historic Frome (5 min drive)

A market town with a charming historic centre and more listed buildings than anywhere else in the region. 
It is the fourth largest town in Somerset, with a population of approx 27,000, and has plenty to offer within the town and in the surrounding area. Set on the eastern edge of the Mendip Hills, Frome is built on steep hills around the river which gave the town its name. Founded in the seventh century, the older part remains relatively unaffected by expansion, with some streets still cobbled and many of the buildings dating from the 1700s.

The town offers a wide variety of shops, many of them independent and specialist, as well as national chains, cafes, restaurants, a cinema and the twice-weekly market.

Here are some intersting links to give a flavour as to what Frome has to offer:

www.thefromeindependent.org.uk
Taking over the whole of Frome town centre – on the first Sunday of every month (Mar to Dec) this fantastic market spreads from the bohemian St Catherine’s district, dips into Cheap Street, reclaims the high st (Market Place), colonises Scott Road and the Westway before settling in the Market Yard.

www.thelistfrome.co.uk
Frome’s very best list of all that is going on.

gardencafefrome.co.uk/gallery
A lovely Frome cafe to stop off at after some hard shopping.

www.fromefestival.co.uk
Held on the 1st to 10th of July 2016 with an excellent variety of cultural events – definitely worth a special trip.

Golf

Farrington Golf Course

Set in the foothills of the Mendips in the rolling Somerset countryside.  The 200 acre former Duchy estate is home to 27 holes of championship golf, traditional clubhouse buildings and a state of the art health and fitness club.

Tel: 01761 451596

www.farringtongolfclub.net


Horse Riding

Whether you are a complete beginner or a returning rider or even just a happy hacker rectory farm has it all to offer. This riding school has been established for over 20 years now, with lots of friendly staff and qualified instructors.  Situated on a working farm in the middle of the beautiful countryside. So there really is something for everyone.

Tel: 01373 834533

www.rectoryfarmridingstables.co.uk

 

Antique Hunting - Shepton Mallet

One of the best antique markets in the UK and certainly the South West, if you love one of a kinds and antiques this is a must-do event.

www.iacf.co.uk/shepton-mallet

Clay Pigeon Shooting - Wells

A 30 acre shooting ground with more than 60 automatic traps and features. There is something to challenge and reward both the novice shooter and the expert.

Tel: 0844 745 5008

www.thebigshoot.co.uk

Harvey's Literary Tours

Nowhere in Britain have more memorable words and beautiful places come together to more magical effect than in the West Country. With walks and talks conducted by acclaimed locally based authors, Harveys Literary Tours bring literature and landscapes to life.

Tel: 01749 813 051

www.literary-tours.com

Frome Flyfishing Adventures

This highly experienced  local company has the very best of local angling knowledge – have a look at their website as they can offer you whatever you want from their one hour casting clinic to organised fishing tours at some of the very best local fishing destinations. Their one day fly fishing courses allow you to discover the secret of fly fishing for game and coarse fish, from hard fighting trout to intelligent carp or even the trophy pike we all want to catch.

These full days at lakes and rivers will give you the opportunity to really chalenge you skills.

Tel: 07866077408
www.fromeflyfishingadventures.co.uk

In-Room Massage

You can arrange directly with Arabella, a fantastic, highly qualified masseur, to have a one hour relaxing facial or foot reflexology massage, or a half hour Indian head massage, in the privacy of your bedroom.

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