Edward and Claire would like to invite you to leave all your troubles behind and escape to The Old Summer Dairy to experience peace, tranquillity and total seclusion in our wildlife haven where all your creature comforts will also be provided for.
You will feel your worries lifting as you turn onto our long drive through the woods and emerge at the end with the iconic Glastonbury Tor in clear view upon the horizon. With the woods now behind you; giving protection from the outside world- far reaching, spectacular, panoramic views meeting the big open sky will welcome you. The fields around have been planted with wildflowers and has been set up as a wildlife sanctuary. So expect to see a whole host of creatures such as: Roe Deer, Foxes, Hares, Rabbits, Badgers, Kestrels, Swallows, our Barn owl (hopefully!) and our resident Common Pipistrelle Bats who live in the Log Cabin to name but a few.
All visitors will have access to the large wildlife pond and wildflower field which allows you to connect with local walks to the village and river. However, due to wildlife and conservation considerations, we are sadly unable to accept dogs.
We are off grid with electricity supplied by solar panels and a diesel generator and as such we ask that visitors consume electricity and use the toilets with consideration. Most equipment provided is powered by gas.
Mobile phones usually get reception but we are unable to guarantee internet services.
We are within easy reach of the A303 and A37 as well as close to Castle Cary or Bruton stations. There is a Shell garage and Spa shop as well as a and great pub called the Cross Keys in the village.
The area is renowned for cycle routes as part of the National Cycle Network and we are within easy reach of various National Trust gardens such as Lytes Cary, Barrington Court, Montacute and Stourhead.
Local nature reserves include Westhay, Shapwick Heath, Avalon Marshes, Ham Wall and Bridgwater Bay.
Fishing in the local river Brue is by arrangement with local authorities.
Other accessible attractions include Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury Tor, Clarks village in Street as well as RNAS Yeovilton, Haynes Motor museum, Wells Cathedral and local cities such as Bath, Bristol or Exeter for shopping experiences.
The Jurassic coastline is within a 1 ½ hour’s car journey to include Lyme Regis and West Bay.
For the more artistic visitor, the nearby towns of Castle Cary, Bruton and Frome provide various artisan shops, cafes and markets for all tastes to include local foods and arts and crafts. The new world class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre of Hauser and Wirth which includes the Roth Bar and Grill is in Bruton just a few miles away.
We are positive there will be something for everyone within easy reach of the site.
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