Wedding Venues

The Quantocks are a lovely location in which to hold a wedding and we get many guests attending churches and wedding venues in the area staying with us. So, in order to get the most out of your visit here are a few tips:

Leave plenty of time. The West Country is a very popular tourist […]

By |November 22nd, 2018|Nether Stowey, Quantock Hills, Quantocks|0 Comments

Go all Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall or even Ray Mears!

Looking for something a bit different to do in the Quantocks this spring? Why not go all Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall or Ray Mears for the day?

How about learning how to make a fire or learning to whittle?

Join Chris Silverwood up in the Quantock Hills for a spot of ancient handicraft. On Saturday, 10th March Chris will […]

By |January 30th, 2018|Quantock Hills, Quantocks, Special Events|0 Comments

A Wet Weather Walk in the Quantocks

A wet weather walk in the Quantocks.

The Quantocks are perfect for walking any time of the year, but on occasion, after heavy rain, some of the paths are a tad … soggy. However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t go walking and we’ve been researching four walks, using county lanes and B roads to get […]

By |January 8th, 2018|Nether Stowey, Quantock Hills, Quantocks, Walking|0 Comments

Dowsborough Iron Age Hill Fort

Some time ago, Lynne and Ian adopted Dowsborough Iron Age Hill Fort as part of the Quantock Hills AONB Monument’s Survey. This ‘adoption’ involves a six-monthly survey of the site and general TLC including regular litter and rubbish picking sessions.

Dowsbourough (also known as Danesborough, Douseborough and Dane’s Barrow) dates from about 2,500 to 3,000 years […]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Quantock Hills, Quantocks|0 Comments

Auction of Alfoxton House

Alfoxton House (or Alfoxton Park) lies four miles from The Old Cider House in Holford and was where William and Dorothy Wordsworth lived when they stayed in Somerset to be near to Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

For the past decade or so the property has been neglected, having been a hotel from 1959 up until the early […]

By |October 18th, 2017|Quantock Hills, Samuel Taylor Coleridge|0 Comments

Walkers are Welcome

We are thrilled to announce that Nether Stowey and Over Stowey have been awarded Walkers are Welcome status. The Walkers are Welcome accreditation is part of a national network of towns and villages that offer a special welcome to walkers. There are now over 100 communities that are members around the country with six in […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Quantock Hills, Quantocks, Uncategorized, Walking|0 Comments

Late Summer in the Quantocks

Late summer in the Quantocks is just beautiful. There’s a special kind of light, often filtered through early morning or evening mists making a trip up to the tops before breakfast, or just as the sun sets, well worthwhile.

It’s at this time of year that the gorse and heather are at their best with a […]

By |August 26th, 2016|Quantock Hills, Quantocks|0 Comments

Short walk in the Quantocks

With the Quantock Hills on our doorstep anyone one wanting a short walk in the Quantocks can either walk straight from the house or, if a quick fix is required, jump in the car and be in the very centre of the hill within five minutes.

One of our favourite dog walks is a two-mile circular […]

By |July 11th, 2016|Quantock Hills, Quantocks, Uncategorized, Walking|0 Comments

England Coast Path

Last week a further 58 miles of the England Coast Path was opened in Somerset, taking the project nearer to making all 2,700 miles of England’s coastline accessible to walkers by 2020.

The newly opened route joins up the South West Coastal Path to Brean Down, just south of Weston-super-Mare, and we (Ian, Lynne and Ozy […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Quantock Hills, The Old Cider House|0 Comments

Somerset Hop Picking

For the past few years the Stowey Brewery has been growing its own hops in order to make what are known as ‘green hopped’ beers for the autumn. These beers are slightly ‘fresher’ and lighter than traditional bitters and are a cross between a summer ale and a more recognisable standard real ale.

The hop flowers […]

By |September 26th, 2014|Quantock Hills, Real Ale, Stowey Brewery|0 Comments