Mowbarton overlooks the Somerset Levels and is equidistant from Wells and Glastonbury (you can see Glastonbury Tor from one of the bedrooms), both of which are steeped in historical sights and folklore. Glastonbury Abbey is a fascinating site, and there are all sorts of special events there during the summer. Not more than 30 minutes drive away is Worthy Farm, the site of Glastonbury FestivalWells is famous for its Cathedral, Bishop's Palace, the bell-ringing swans, a twice-weekly market and beautiful architecture. And the Literary Festival!

There is plenty to do in Wells.


Just two miles from Mowbarton is the delightful village of Wedmore with its pubs, restaurants, butcher, fishmonger, farm shop, deli, chemist, gift shops, boutiques, golf course... 

The property itself is in Mudgley, most famous for Roger Wilkins Cider Barn – a mere ten minutes walk. It's not just cider - Roger also has delicious cheese, locally made pickles and chutneys, vegetables, eggs; you don't really need to go anywhere else!

For those who wish to do their shopping further afield: Clarks Village is just down the road or you might prefer Kilver Court Designer Village - where you can also see one of Somerset's loveliest gardens. But then if you love gardens, you really will be spoilt for choice. Hestercombe, East Lambrook, Hauser &Wirth ...

The property is also just 15 minutes drive from Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole

The area is famed for bird watching and wildlife, with several nature reserves within ten minutes' drive. It is also very popular with cyclists and walkers. 

Ten miles away is the north Somerset coast (Burnham-on-Sea), with Exmoor not much further on. Longleat, Stonehenge (with its new Visitor Centre) and Bath are all approximately an hour's drive away. 

For air enthusiasts, Yeovilton is just 20 miles away.

There are so many attractions locally, it's difficult to choose... Recent guests have praised:

The Mendip ski centre which is about 25 minutes drive from Mowbarton.  Weston Windsport apparently the blokarting is great fun! Puxton Park - great for children and about 30 mins drive. More sedate - but also wonderful for children - is Noah's Ark Zoo which is about 50 minutes drive.

Of the many local National Trust properties Barrington Court is often mentioned, as are Lytes Cary and Montacute. But there are many others...

"A wonderful house... Loads of things to see and do."

Extended family visit, August 2016

"The setting in the countryside is charming. Great for exploring around."

Three generations from Denmark, October 2015

"Wedmore village is beautiful but we could quite happily have stayed in all the time!"

Group of friends, June  2014

"With beautiful walks from the door and the Cider Farm just down the lane, a perfect place for large groups/families to get together."

Family group, April 2014