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 Festival. Wells is famous for its Cathedral, Bishop's Palace, the bell-ringing swans, a twice-weekly market and beautiful architecture. And the Literary Festival!
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 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.
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.
"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