Nunney & Nearby

Nunney is splendidly placed for a holiday or weekend touring the West Country. Nearby Frome offers enticing independent shops and more listed buildings than any other town in Somerset; the Frome Festival attracts international artists and performers

Bath is perhaps half an hour by road, as is Stonehenge, and we’re surrounded by National Trust properties such as Stourhead and Tyntsfield. We are also close to several major public schools – great for weekend visits – and the delights of Babington House and the Cowshed are but a few miles away

We’re also very close to Longleat, the ultimate combination of Safari Park, historic house and adventure centre

Nunney

Nunney Castle
Nunney Castle

We are situated in the quiet, pretty village of Nunney – the excellent Visit Nunney website will tell you more! Set in the charming Somerset countryside, Nunney boasts not only an excellent village shop and pub but also its own ruined mediaeval castle, complete with moat. There are pleasant walks along Nunney Brook (take your wellies!) and lively events throughout the year, such as Nunney Fayre in August, and the Duck Race at Easter

Nearby Attractions

The lake at nearby Stourhead estate - photo by Ian Wilson http://www.flickr.com/photos/foolstopzanet/
The lake at nearby Stourhead estate - photo by Ian Wilson http://www.flickr.com/photos/foolstopzanet/

We are close to the Georgian city of Bath and less than two hours by train from London. The nearest railway station is in Frome, around 3 miles away, and Bristol International Airport is a 40-minute drive

Once here you’re ideally placed for sallies into Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset. Visit Bath for its Roman history, its Georgian past or its ultra-modern Spa . Tour Longleat , enjoy walking the Mendips or the gardens at Stourhead . It’s an easy drive out to Glastonbury and the Somerset Levels. We’re just a few miles from fabulous restaurants – Babington House, At the Chapel in Bruton, Archangel in Frome and our special favourite, Goodfellows in Wells

Frome itself boasts more listed buildings than anywhere else in Somerset – and it’s close enough to walk there. Check out the Frome Festival too. The Dorset coast is a short trip to the south – drive, or take the little train from Frome to Weymouth. And the schools at Downside, King’s Bruton, Sherborne and Millfield are perhaps thirty minutes’ drive, and Bryanston less than an hour

Georgian Bath

The Circus, Bath, Photo by Steve Cadman http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevecadman/
The Circus, Bath, Photo by Steve Cadman http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevecadman/

Bath is quite simply spectacular. A World Heritage Site, its history goes back before the arrival of the Romans, who built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water. In the 18th and early 19th centuries the wealthy aristocracy of England made it their playground. Now it’s our favoured centre for culture, theatre, museums and – of course – retail therapy

If you’ve never visited Bath, now is your chance! And if you have, you will need no prompting to return