Things to do
Walking in Somerset
The Somerset Levels are criss-crossed with footpaths; you can see for miles and the natural history is superb, especially popular with wading birds. There are several good circular walks nearby. Further afield the Mendips, Quantocks and Exmoor offer more challenging trails. We can provide books, maps and leaflets. Cycling There are wonderful cycle routes, country roads and quiet lanes where cycling is a pleasure. Bring your own bikes or hire one for the day. www.southsomersetcycling.co.uk gives details of bike hire and routes.
Fishing in Somerset
Sea fishing, river or reservoir – Somerset has it all. www.tauntonanglingcentre.co.uk can help you with information and licences.
Golf in Somerset
We are fortunate to have 3 golf courses within a 10 mile radius, as well as Vivary Park – a public course in the heart of Taunton.
Riding in Somerset
There are 6 self-guided riding routes in Somerset. For details of these routes, stables, etc go to the Visit Somerset website.
For more details of these and other activities go to: www.visitsomerset.co.uk/site/things-to-do/activities where you will find website addresses and phone numbers.
Food and drink
There are three pubs within 1.5 miles of Holly Farm:
The Rose & Crown at Stoke St Gregory, a traditional country pub serving good food with a warm welcome. www.browningpubs.com
The Royal Oak at Stoke St Gregory, snacks, roasts or an evening meal at a reasonable price. www.theroyaloaktaunton.co.uk
The Bird in Hand at North Curry, an AA recommended pub, an old coaching inn with flagstone floors and an inglenook fireplace. 01823 490248
Further afield is The King Alfred at Burrowbridge: Another traditional country pub, sit outside on a warm summer’s afternoon on the terrace overlooking the River Parrett. www.kingalfredinn.com
Have your groceries delivered. All the major supermarkets deliver to us. Order your shopping, have it delivered on the morning of your arrival and we’ll unpack the frozen/cold goods and put them away for you, ready for your arrival. (Please contact us beforehand for delivery instructions and times).