Dating back to 1708, Pound Farm is a traditional Somerset farm house, situated on the edge of the quiet village of Bishops Lydeard, not far from the county town of Taunton, and just a short drive from the beautiful Quantock Hills. You'll love your stay here, whether it's with friends, family or colleagues; with a heated indoor pool, sauna, hot tub and games room, Pound Farm has all you need to relax and soak up the blissful vibe of country living, with peaceful surroundings, and miles and miles of glorious countryside all around.
Pound Farm is a set within a private walled garden on a working sheep farm, with a cluster of barns and outhouses made from the warm red sandstone that is typical of this part of Somerset. Right from the doorstep you'll find winding country lanes to walk and footpaths through the fields; it's only a short stroll to the village where you'll find a convenience store, a newsagents, a traditional butchers, Daisy Cottage Tea Rooms, and two pubs. On a summer's evening there's something very special about an amble to the Lethbridge Arms for a bite to eat; on the way home you'll smell wild honeysuckle in the hedgerows and hear owls hooting - it's a world away from the hustle and bustle of today's hectic pace.
Pound Farm lies in the foothills of the Quantock Hills, a beautiful wild landscape you can explore on foot, by bike or on horseback with Quantock Trekking. Pack yourselves a picnic and climb to the top of Cothelstone Hill to enjoy the panoramic views, or to Wills Neck, the highest point in the Quantocks. Shopaholics can head into Taunton or Wellington for their fill; both have some quirky independent shops, a cinema and a choice of places to eat. For family fun have a day out at Animal Farm Family Theme Park or go over to Wookey Hole in the Mendip Hills. In the village is the West Somerset Railway where you can catch a good old fashioned steam train to the seaside on the Somerset Coast; have a mooch about in Blue Anchor or Watchet, or make sandcastles on the beach at Minehead. Venture further afield for a day trip on the world famous Jurassic coast; visit Regency Sidmouth, the little fishing village of Beer, or the quaint town of Lyme Regis, with its' Marine Aquarium, Dinosaurland Fossil Museum and fishing trips.
When you get back to Pound Farm you can fire up the barbecue and gather together for a relaxing evening in the garden; have a soak in the hot tub or take a late night dip in the pool before climbing the stairs for a restful nights' sleep. One thing's for sure - you ought to sleep well with all that country air, so you'll wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to enjoy another perfect day at Pound Farm.