A relaxing break in the Somerset countryside awaits you when you book a stay at Curlews Halt; this gorgeous holiday cottage sleeps 4 in 2 ground floor bedrooms, is well equipped and has modern interiors with a cosy hygge feel. Outside in the garden there’s an outdoor bath to relax in, on the doorstep are wide open field, hills and woodlands to discover. Within a short drive you’ll find family attractions and less than an hour away is the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Just up the road at The Willows & Wetlands Centre you can watch baskets being made from withies that are grown in the local fields, walk around the wetland trail and have tea and cake in the café. If walking is your thing you’re in for a treat because the scenery round here is beautiful; stroll along the banks of the River Tone to Burrow Mump and climb to the ruined church at the top, or go to Langport for an amble along the River Parrett to Muchelney where you can visit the hallowed abbey ruins and see the 14th century Priest’s House (NT). Down at Maunsell Locks you can take to the waters of the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal in kayaks, canoes or self drive boats; take a bankside picnic and look out for the sudden flash of a kingfisher or a heron taking flight.

Shopaholics will enjoy a trip to Clark’s Village where you can bag a few bargains in the retail outlets, hippie types will love the Glastonbury vibes and the views from the famous Tor. Nearby is Somerset Rural Life Museum, a little further on is Wells with its glorious cathedral, Bishops Palace and Vicar’s Close, the only complete and inhabited medieval street in Europe. Not far away are Haynes Motor Museum and Fleet Air Arm Museum, and for those who like historic houses, Lytes Cary Manor, Barrington Court and Montacute House.

The beaches of the Jurassic Coast are within an hour’s reach; Lyme Regis is a must – have an exhilarating Rib Ride or catch your tea on a mackerel fishing trip, play crazy golf and visit Dinosaurland Fossil Museum. Go to Seaton and ride the electric tram along the marshes to Colyton where you can alight for a cream tea; take a tour of the caverns at Beer Quarry Caves and a trip through the gardens on a miniature railway at Pecorama. On the way back stop for pizzas at The Firehouse just up the road at Curry Rivel, or book a table at The Bird In Hand at North Curry for hearty homemade food. You’ll go home with so many happy memories after a stay at Curlews Halt – book today!

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