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days out

West Somerset and the Quantocks are a hidden gem of nature and beauty. From the seaside to the wooded combes there is plenty to do and see all within a short distance of your holiday home.


A good starting point to discover more about the local area and find up to date events is on the official Visit Somerset website.


The Quantock Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  Explore and you will find rocky Jurassic coastline, exposed heathland summits, deep wooded combes, undulating farmland and attractive villages all within this protected landscape. 


Taunton is a bustling, forward-looking town with excellent amenities, a good selection of independent and high street shops, distinctive restaurants, cafes and attractions, and a wealth of history, all whilst being surrounded by picturesque countryside.


Tropiquaria is on the site of the former BBC radio transmitter station originally built in 1933. It now houses a Reptile Hall, Nocturnal House and Aquarium. Outside are 4 acres of animal enclosures, along with two life sized pirate ships, and an adventure castle.


Redlands Reflexology is an on site treatment space where you can lie back and fully enjoy a relaxing start to your holiday. Facial and foot treatments are on offer.


Exmoor is a unique landscape straddling Somerset and Devon. Famous for its ponies, unspoilt coastline and dark night skies. Explore footpaths and bridleways alongside picturesque villages and towns.

Dunster Castle

The medieval village of Dunster is within Exmoor National Park and offers a wealth of listed buildings and boutique shops. Visit The National Trust Dunster Castle, Dunster Yarn Market, Dunster Tithe Barn and you can see why it’s a popular destination for visitors.

Wimbleball Lake

The spectacular Wimbleball Lake, nestled amongst the rolling hills of Exmoor National Park, a great location for a day out. There is a wide range of activities for all ages at the lake.


A great post-war garden, 19th-century parkland and grand Gothic Revival architecture by Victorian visionary William Burges. The formal and woodland garden has one of the finest and most varied plant collections in the country. 


Explore three centuries of garden design, enjoy the best in contemporary art practice at Hestercombe Gallery, and take advantage of their regular activities for children and adults

Minehead Harbour

Minehead offers the perfect destination for a family seaside holiday.  It boasts a wonderful long flat sandy beach, a charming harbour, a bustling town with Independent shops and cafes and heritage attractions.

Steam Train

Travel over 20 miles of heritage railway through stunning somerset countryside and coast. Have a nostalgic ride, discover the railways industrial heritage or attend one of the many events run by West Somerset Railway.

Oyster Catcher

Steart Marshes is the first of WWT's working wetlands. It provides flood defence for local homes and businesses, showcases productive farmland and is home to a thriving nature reserve. The project proves we can fight climate change by working with nature.

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