COURSES & EXPERIENCES
You could of course combine your stay with learning something new. Living in this beautiful part of Somerset are some amazing people offering a wide variety of short courses ranging from cookery at Frogmary Green Farm and Santa's Food Workshops in Drayton, art & craft at the Ilminster Meeting House, pottery with Paul Jessop at Barrington Court, lectures and concerts at Dillington House, blacksmithing with Ian Whitefield at the Barrington Hill Forge and willow weaving at the Willow & Wetlands Centre.
If you fancy having a go at paddle board or kayaking but don't want to be washed out to sea then a paddle on the Parrett could be the answer! Only a 20 minute drive from here is Langport Boat Hire situated in the heart of the Somerset Levels on the banks of the beautiful River Parrett. They offer the chance to discover the secret of Somerset’s charm from a different perspective as you paddle through the ancient town of Langport in search of adventure on a range of vessels including Canadian style Canoes, double Kayaks, single Kayaks and Paddle Boards.
The live music scene is very vibrant in this part of the world with The David Hall in South Petherton, and in Ilminster, the Meeting House, Warehouse Theatre and and Dillington House all regularly have a huge range of performances to suit all tastes.
And of course there are many local festivals, big and small to enjoy over the summer months celebrating food, music, literature, theatre and art.
But if you are looking for something more relaxing then head to OV Naturals over the hill in Shepton Beauchamp and Kerry Twigg with The Beauty Box in Barrington for a spot of glamourising & pampering.