Eat - Visit - Experience
If you want to take the slow road - borrow a bike and spend the day cycling through charming villages or along the River Parrett from Langport. You'll really get to see the countryside, breathe lots of fresh country air and experience a variety of good watering-holes along the way (or take a packed lunch). Then return to your shepherd hut for an evening around the firepit, pop a cork or two while watching the swallows go to roost, and as darkness falls, the owls hooting. Then turn-in for a deep, refreshing sleep. What could be more perfect?
For a unique experience, why not take a short walk into the village of Isle Abbotts and visit our very own miniature steam railway. The engines will take you from the platform for a short ride along a landscaped route through part of the village. The railway is privately owned and has been built and maintained by Martin and Barbara over many years. They will be delighted to tell you about it's evolution - and what a great photo opportunity too!
Visits are subject to availability and advance booking is essential. A small donation towards the Isle Abbotts church fund would be greatly appreciated.
At the heart of Isle Abbotts lies the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, dating back to the 13th Century with a magnificent tower added around 1510. Major restoration work took place in 2006 and the tower is now restored to its former glory. Well worth a visit.
Get an amazing insight into the workmanship, commitment to tradition, care and vision that goes into the creation of a Blackdown Shepherd Hut. Visit the workshop and view just a few of the luxurious huts handcrafted by Will and his team.
Monday to Friday only. Advance booking essential.
Take a short stroll along Woodlands lane, and just 5 minutes from your hut, you'll find Badbury Flower Company. A small flower farm growing beautiful cottage garden flowers for weddings, markets and everyday. Pop along and treat yourself to a lovely hand-tied posy to take home.
Advanced booking required.