Park Farm Country Cottages
“Cosy cottages nestled together on working arable farm within easy reach of Bath, Bristol and Wells” - VisitEngland Assessor
Norton Hawkfield, Somerset
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Fencing to separate the shared garden
Our Inspector's view
Two lovely cottages nestling together on a working arable and grassland farm in easy reach of Bath, Bristol and Wells. The cottages have a shared garden, but each has its own private patio and both enjoy a lovely view along a small valley with circular footpath walks from the farm. The cottages were converted in 2008 and have under-floor heating and have fully equipped kitchens, and Wi-Fi internet.
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About the area
Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.
Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.
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