The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Located in the centre of this lovely village, you will find a varied menu inspired by French and British classics, great quality food and local cask ales.
A privately-owned beach, Seatown Beach sits to the east of Golden Cap. Backed by soaring cliffs, the beach is a popular spot for fossil hunters looking to find prizes hidden within the shingle. With a steep shelf and no lifeguards on duty, swimming is not advised, however the beach offers a lovely spot to sit and watch the waves rumble and roll along the shore.
A favourite fossil hunting spot. Apparently there are beds of fossilised brittle starfish nearby as well as beds of belemnites. There's a free car park by the beach and you can walk up Golden Cap from here too, Dorset's highest spot, where the views are amazing.
This 28-mile trail starts at Ham Hill in Somerset, one of the largest Iron Age hillforts in Europe, and finishes at Lyme Regis in Dorset, spanning two counties. It follows the footsteps of villagers from the region as they made their way to join the Protestant Monmouth rebellion at Lyme in 1685.
A classic market town with elegant Georgian architecture, a 15th Century church and narrow streets of snug cottages.
An exceptional Elizabethan house filled with treasures, including 17th Century textile samplers and Elizabethan art. This house featured in the 1995 film ‘Sense and Sensibility’.
Absolutely wonderful in every way. We enjoyed many hours here. A must visit property.
A lovely house and location . It was a pity it was spoilt by a very heavy handed and hard sell approach in the ticket office to join the N.T. I had to be very persistent to get into the house and gardens without joining up .
Once we had managed to get in we had another issue with an officious lady in the long room who basically told us off for taking the wrong staircase up . It turned out that a rope had not been put in place . How were we to know! Other staff members tried to make up for this and were excellent but the impression overall was poor.
Another West Country gem to consider when in the Somerset or Dorset areas. Although the house was endowed to NT as an empty shell much work has been done by introducing surplus items from other properties and there is a current fascinating exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery which is a must.
A traditional carvery that has become something of a Somerset institution.
One of our favourites and we've been going there for over 25 years. Its a real, old-fashioned style of carvery, with an interesting selection of help-yourself starters and has roast pork, lamb and beef which the chef will carve to your specification. You can go back for more as often as you like, but the first serving is very generous! The sweet trolley is prepared each day by Maureen, the owner, who has been running the Carvery for over 30 years. Its a serious must for sweet-tooths!
The farm shop sells a range of meat, dairy, cereal, fruit and veg and all produce is sourced as locally as possible with many items being organic. To complement the shop you will find a seasonal fruit farm, garden centre and coffee shop.
A lovely shop and cafe
We have often stayed in North Perrott and found that the Farm Shop adds greatly to our holiday. It's a good and friendly place to pick up food and other essentials without having to drive, also to have lunch if you fancy a laid-back day in village with a nice walk to the shop. Also a good place for tea and a cake before checking into our rented cottage.
A former Cistercian monastery dating back to the 1100s. The gardens are breathtaking, while inside must-sees include the cloisters and the upper refectory.
A lovely place to visit.
We’ve just had a very pleasant few hours at Forde Abbey on a scorching hot day. The house is very interesting to walk around and the gardens are beautiful, it’s worth waiting to see the fountain, especially if you stand downwind of it on such a hot day.
The ginger cake in the cafe was a great way to end our visit.
A place to unwind
We visited these delightful gardens as part of a circular walk from Thorncombe village. It was the perfect place for a leisurely lunch followed by a stroll around the gardens before continuing on our way. The highlight of the day.
Well worth a visit
We really loved the gardens and the interior. It was the highlight of our week. We spent several hours there and felt there was plenty to see both in the house and gardens. The tearoom provides excellent lunches for those who want to make a day of it.
Stately home and splendid gardens
Fascinating former abbey dating back to 12thC. One of the greatest Westcountry gardens (according to Alan Titchmarsh), plant sales and a good restaurant serving really local food from the estate. A good day's outing.
Enchanting garden and nursery in the rolling south Somerset hills. Open four days a week, Mar- Sept.
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