Mells, Frome, Somerset
Well, what a gorgeous little village Mells is, well worth visiting when you’re on your large group holiday in Somerset, because there aren’t many places like this about anymore, where it feels like all is well with the world. Oh, you’ll want to linger, you’ll want to stroll around, taking it all in and just feeling like you’re a part of it all.
Mells is an undeniably pretty village and for the largest part, it’s unspoilt. Wisteria and roses scramble happily over the walls of the old stone cottages, there’s a beautiful church, a 15th century manor house, a little café and a lovely village shop where they stock local produce and crafts. Allow time to go to the historic Walled Garden at Mells for a cup of tea, or to go to The Talbot Inn, an award-winning gastropub where a celebrity or two have been spotted.
The Mells River runs through the village and there are some very scenic riverside walks that take in the ruins of the old iron works in the woods. And that’s something that adds to Mells’ appeal – it’s surrounded by lush rolling countryside; it feels so nicely secluded here, you’d never think that Frome is only 3.5 miles away and Bath just 12. Go and see for yourselves.
All information correct at the time of writing