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Churchland Farm,Somerset

Located in the heart of the Somerset Levels and surrounded by fields, footpaths and bridleways. The Dairy at Churchland Farm offers a comfortable annexe cottage for four people and is very dog friendly. The accommodation is situated in a landscape characterised by picturesque towns and villages, withy (willow) beds and orchards and patchwork fields and hedges.
Churchland Farm

The setting

Churchland Farm, set in 12 acres on the Somerset Levels, offers a tranquil getaway for families, coarse anglers, horse riders and country lovers. The farmhouse dates back to the early 17th century and sits alongside the River Brue. The river bank was originally the site for part of the Somerset Steam Railway until the 1970s when the milk trains ceased running; indeed the original Bason Bridge station platform remains as part of the river walk.

The  location

Map of Churchland Farm, SomersetImage reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

Somerset is not only the gateway to Devon, Dorset and Cornwall, but it also has wonderful attractions of its own for you to discover. The Somerset Levels and Moors are a quiet and distinctive landscape valued by those who visit as a place to relax and unwind, and are set between the Quantock and Mendip Hills.

The Old Dairy is a self-contained annex of this lovely farmhouse.  It has a comfortable sitting/dining room with a double sofa bed, a well equipped kitchen, and mezannine floor that can accommodate 2-3 single beds or 2 singles and a cot, a double bedroom and shower room through the bedrooms.

Sitting roomChurchlands Farm sits in 12 acres alongside the river Brue and guests have access to the whole area, riverbank and paddocks. There are horses here as well as sheep, a cat and the owners' dogs.
Our stay was very comfortable and matched by the welcome and helpfulness of our hosts, Paula and Kevin. Their own dogs were friendly and the cat was typically curious. Being able to leave the cottage and step out onto footpaths without getting into the car was perfect and there are so many places to explore, we were spoilt for choice. There are a number of restaurants and pubs close by, making it easy to find somewhere to eat out, and a local Chinese take-away will deliver. That is if you do not want to use the excellent facilities which the kitchen offers at The Dairy.

At the end of the day there is a hot tub available for guests to use, helping to soothe aching limbs after long walks (or in my case agility runs). Kevin will give riding lessons and also offers canoeing along the river.

  Churchland Farm, Bason Bridge  

The resort attractions of Burnham-on-Sea, Brean Sands and Weston Supermare are within short drives as are Wookey Hole Caves and Cheddar Gorge, with Ritchie's Cider Farm a short walk away.

The Levels and Moors area is immensely rich in wildlife.  Many national rarities live here, including unusual dragonflies and damselflies. There are several reserves locally that the public are able to visit. The River Parrett Trail will take walkers through the heart of the Levels and Moors. This 50 mile walking trail follows much of the River Parrett from its start as a trickle in Chedington, Dorset, to its end at the Steart Peninsula. Along the way walkers will find no shortage of welcoming pubs and tea rooms. The Somerset Levels and Moors lie in the heart of the county and have international recognition as one of the most important wetland sites (of their type) in the world. It is a designated Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) and, as well as being home to 13 sites of special scientific interest and covers over 112 square miles. Walking in Somerset offers all manner of scenery to explore from the Wetlands of the Levels famous for its birdlife, further afield to the Mendip Hills and the dramatic Cheddar Gorge, and the wilderness of Exmoor National Park.

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