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Pounds Farm lies in peaceful countryside between the two main arterial routes into the West Country, the M5 and the A303. Many National Trust properties, Historic buildings and beautiful gardens are within easy reach. Diana and Jim will be happy to help you plan, so you make the most of your days out.

 


Historic houses and stunning gardens

Local historic houses and gardens nearby which you should see are Killerton,  and Knightshayes Court. Also close by are stunning gardens with plants for sale at Burrow Hill and at Holbrook Garden. Within an hours drive are Montacute House, Barrington Court, Ford Abbey and Dunster Castle. Within an hour and a half you could be at Stourhead or Athelhampton. A day out can take you to the Eden Project and to the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

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Take to the waterways

Only 3 miles downriver is the pretty village of Culmstock. Park beside the Culm Valley Inn  and then enjoy a walk along the old railway line by the river and you may even spot an otter. Then pop in for a thirst quenching pint or have a spot of lunch in the village cafe. Further downstream you might like to visit Coldharbour Mill. This museum is also a rare example of a working woollen mill.

Just 12 miles away is the Tiverton Canal where you can gently float past fields on a horse drawn barge
 

 

Fancy fishing, golf or a ride on a steam train?
Perhaps go trout fishing at Hollies Trout Farm where you can have your catch smoked.  

Bring your clubs if you enjoy a round of golf. Pickeridge, Oake Manor and Otter Valley all offer golf to non members.

Enjoy a ride through pretty countryside on a steam train to the seaside town of Minehead. The West Somerset Railway offer lunch or dinner on board.
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Visit surrounding towns

Enjoy fresh Blackdown Hills foods. The SPAR shop in the village has locally farmed sausages and bacon, steaks and chops. and many villages and local towns hold farmers markets, including Wellington (5 miles), a pretty country town with independent shops as well as banks and supermarkets, which includes a Waitrose who deliver to the cottage if you so wish. It has a traditional art deco cinema, which is licensed with plush seats and live theatre screenings.  Taunton (12 miles) is Somerset’s County Town and is also known for its museum and county cricket ground. 

In Devon, Cullompton (14 miles) and Honiton (9 miles) have markets. Honiton is also famous for its history of lace making and antique shops. Tiverton (12 miles) lies on the River Exe and is a gateway to Exmoor.

 

 

A little further afield...

Climb up Glastonbury Tor and survey the Somerset Levels (15 miles). Pop over to Cheddar, gaze up at the gorge and pick up some cheese. Visit the Cathedral cities of Wells (45 miles) and Exeter (20 miles) both have outstanding museums, superior shops and a sense of history. The donkey sanctuary near Sidmouth is within an hours drive and a must for animal lovers. The Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovil, (32 miles) has Europe's largest Naval Aviation collection. 

Savour the landscape and walk amidst the wild beauty of Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks.

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You can't forget the beaches

Head for the sunniest coast. You can check the forecast and either drop down to the South Coast to the pretty seaside villages of Beer or Branscombe (20 miles) Both of which have excellent pubs selling great food. At Beer, fishing boats can take you out to catch mackerel. Take the coast roads East to Lyme Regis (26 miles) for fossil hunting and then enjoy the best fish and chips or book for a superb meal at Hix or go West to enjoy the genteel regency town and formal cliff top gardens and tea rooms of Sidmouth. (25 miles) A little further, but great for a sunny day, laze upon the two mile stretch of golden sand at Exmouth (31miles.) These resorts are all part of the recently designated Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site.

For the surf, take a trip up to the North Coast to the golden sandy bays  of Croyde or Saunton or the award winning Woolacombe beach (55 miles)

We are within easy reach of many stretches of the South West Coastal Path as it meanders along the North coast of Devon and Somerset and along the South coast of Devon and Dorset.
 



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