Things To Do
Nestled in a sleepy hamlet in the Somerset countryside, Pitts Farm is halfway between the towns of Langport and Somerton, both approximately a 5 min drive.
Somerton has many interesting features including its ancient Buttercross market dating from 1863 and the 13th century Church of St Michael and All Angels.
There are many independent shops, pubs and cafes including the Courtyard Cafe, the perfect place for an afternoon tea, as well as an art gallery and an intriguing antique shop for those looking for something different.
There is also a supermarket (Co Op) which stocks a vast array of local products and produce as well as household names.
The Tourist Information Centre is situated inside the library building near the Co Op supermarket.
Langport, like Somerton, has many things to see and do as well as a range of places to eat.
The River Parrett runs through Langport and offers many things for visitors and locals alike. There is cycle hire from Parrett Cycles so if you don’t fancy walking you can explore the Parrett trail by bike.
A new addition in recent years is Paddle on the Parrett with Langport Boat Hire. For a small charge you can hire anything from Canadian style Canoes to Pedalos to paddle the river and enjoy life at a slower pace. (seasonal times apply)
Langport has a number of boutique shops and artisan restaurants, Tourist Information Centre and a Tesco for those essentials.
Shakespeare’s Glass at the far end of the town is definitely worth a visit, as are the many wonderful boutiques and eateries.
Locally there are many attractions to visit, Ancient Monuments such as Glastonbury Abbey and Tor or historic sites like Barrow Mump or Muchelney Abbey.
Why not visit the Cathedral City of Wells or Castles of Taunton, Sherbourne and Dunster.
If shopping is your thing then a visit to Street, famous for its Clarks shoes and now the Clarks Outlet Village, is well worth a visit as are the towns of Taunton, Sherbourne and Yeovil.
If cider or beer is your thing then why not visit Harry’s Cider Farm, a 20 minute walk from the cottages, or the Award Winning Halfway House pub just a short stroll away, famed for its Real Ales and delicious home cooked food.
For walkers there are many local trails including Monarchs Way, The Macmillan Way, Weh Brit Valley Way, The River Parrett Trail, The Leland Trail or the Liberty Trail each of which has unique scenery.
South Somerset has something to offer everyone. We are confident that once you have discovered us, enjoyed relaxing in our beautiful cottages and 3 acres of grounds, you will come back time and time again.
See you soon – come and share the secret!
Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum (6 miles)
Haynes Motor Museum (9 miles)
Street – Clarks Village a must for shopaholics! (10 miles)
The Somerset Levels (10 miles)
Glastonbury Abbey and Tor (12 miles)
Willows and Wetlands Centre – traditional willow crafts on the levels (12 miles)
Peat Moors Centre (13 miles)
Perry’s Cider (visitor centre and rural museum) (15 miles)
Wells (lovely cathedral town) (15 miles)
Sherborne – well worth a visit – a lovely market town, with lots of antique shops, Abbey and Castle (15 miles)
Cheddar Gorge and Caves (24 miles)
Wookey Hole Caves (24 miles)
Burnham on Sea (25 miles)
Quantock Hills (26 miles)
West Somerset Steam Railway (26 miles)
Longleat Wildlife Park and Country House (32 miles)
Weston Super Mare (32 miles)
The Jurassic Coast (Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Seatown, Golden Cap, West Bay, and the coastal footpaths) (32 miles)
Watchet (35 miles)
Bath (38 miles)
The Halfway House, Langport (0.5 miles)
The White Hart Inn, Somerton (2 miles)
The Globe Inn, Somerton (2 miles)
The Unicorn Hotel, Somerton (2 miles)
The Spice Gallery, Somerton (2 miles)
The Devonshire Arms, Long Sutton (2 miles)
The Kingsdon Inn, Kingsdon (4.5 miles)
Brown & Forrest Smokery (5 miles)
Long Sutton Golf club (2.5 miles)
Yeovil Golf Club (12 miles)
Viaduct Fishery, Somerton (2.5 mile)
Thorney Lakes, Muchelney (5.3 miles)
The River Parrett Trail, Langport (3 miles)
Town Tree Nature Gardens, Martock (4 miles)
West Sedgemoor Nature Reserve (RSPB), Curry Rivel (7 miles)
Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve (Natural England), Westhay (13 miles)
The Courthouse Gallery, Somerton (2 miles)
Yandles Craft Centre and 303 Gallery Martock (5 miles)
John Leach’s Muchelney Pottery (5 miles)
East Lambrook Manor Gardens (8 miles)
David Brown Pottery, Merriott (15 miles)
Country houses and gardens
Muchelney Abbey (5 miles)
Lytes Cary Manor House (NT) (7 miles)
The Priests House (NT) (7 miles)
The Treasurers House (NT) (8 miles)
Stembridge Tower Mill (NT) (8 miles)
East Lambrook Manor Gardens (8 miles)
Tintinhull Gardens (NT) (9 miles)
Montacute House and Gardens (10 miles)
Barrington Court (NT) (15 miles)
Sherborne Castle (15 miles)
Dunster Castle (40 miles)