“Families will love this idyllic country retreat” - VisitEngland Assessor
Stoke St Gregory, Somerset
Our Inspector's view
There’s so much scope for relaxation at Walnut Arbour that you might not want to go anywhere. An indoor pool, sauna, games room and a huge lounge, all in the kind of place where you could just be happy sitting and chatting in the garden. If you do go out, Taunton and Bridgwater are both about 10 miles away.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Maximum occupancy: 12
- Total units: 1
- Onsite pool
- Onsite jacuzzi
- Private garden
- Washing machine
- Sky or freeview
- En suite
- Linens provided
- Fireplace or wood burning stove
- Open all year
- Changeover day: Friday, Monday
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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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