Local Accommodation & Things to do
Whether you are visiting us for a tour of the willow farm or booked in on one of our weaving courses, please find below a variety of accommodations that are local to us and within 10 minutes (or less) drive of the farm.
Please visit their websites or ring them for more information:
55 Liney Road, Westonzoyland, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 0EU
T: 01278 699027
52 Manor Road, Catcott, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 9HD
T: 01278 723533
BOWER LANE, EAST BOWER, BRIDGWATER, SOMERSET, TA6 4TY
T: 01278 422926
Temple Farm, Chedzoy, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 8QR
T: 01278 423201
Stathe, Burrowbridge, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 0JL
T: 01823 698229
The Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum of Steam Power and Land Drainage is a small industrial heritage museum dedicated to steam powered machinery at Westonzoyland in the English county of Somerset. It is a Grade II* listed building.
While the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal connects the two towns of Bridgwater and Taunton, the majority of the canal is rural, making it a wonderful spot for nature enthusiasts.
One of the canal’s highlights is the unique Somerset Space Walk. A scale model of the sun can be found at Maunsel Lock, with planets set along the towpath for six miles in both directions, demonstrating the scale of the solar system. Maunsel Lock is also home to a canal centre offering boat trips, refreshments and information on the local area including walking routes.
Maunsel Lock Canal Centre and Tea Shop is run by Chris & Val Whitcombe. Persons of all ages can enjoy the tranquillity of canal life from the towpath or the waters perspective.
The walking and cycle routes are even and well positioned so you can relax while you explore the canal. You can also follow the Somerset Space Walk, and should you need refreshing then the Maunsel Lock Tea Shop is a great place for a cream tea, cold drinks, ice cream, sandwiches, light lunches and especially homemade cake.
T: 01278 663 160
Located in the village of Cannington, Somerset, The Walled Gardens of Cannington lie within the grounds of a medieval priory and many of its fine buildings, including the walls of the garden, remain. Having undergone extensive redevelopment, the Gardens were officially opened by HRH the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward. Since then they have been accredited as a ‘quality assured visitor attraction’ by VisitEngland and named as a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) partner garden. The Gardens are home to a Plant Heritage National Plant Collection® of Deschampsia and Santolina. All are displayed in a modern prairie style planting in our Collections Garden.
T: 01278 655042
The wetlands are amazing for wildlife, but they can also do a lot of great stuff for people. The more reasons we can give people to love wetlands, the more chances we’ll get to create, restore and protect them. Steart Marshes is WWT’s first big Working Wetland. It’s home to a vast array of wildlife and it’s a place that people love to visit.
Steart Marshes was once arable farmland and it continues to be farmed with livestock by local graziers who are able to market saltmarsh lamb and beef for a premium because its flavour is valued by food lovers. The tidal creeks that run across Steart Marshes shelter fish fry. The fish attract herons and egrets but they are also from commercially important species such as sea bass.
T: 01453 891900
Blake Museum is a 16th century house located in the heart of Bridgwater, a historic market town and port, first mentioned as Brugie in the Domesday Book of 1086. The Museum was first opened to the public in 1926 and it is said that Robert Blake, the town’s most famous citizen, was born in the house in 1598.
Blake Museum is the local museum for archaeology and history of Bridgwater. With the collections covering Bridgwater and the surrounding areas, we have fascinating displays waiting for you to discover. You are welcome to bring your own food and enjoy a picnic in the museum garden or take a stroll in the a joining Blake Gardens
T: 01278 456127
The McMillan Theatre is a new state-of-the-art, multi-million pound, 350-seat theatre and performing arts centre from Bridgwater College. Come along and enjoy open air screenings, film, comedy and dance performances showcasing emerging and existing talent in the heart of the South West.
T: 01278 556677