Stylish self-catering holidays and short breaks in Somerset


A great range of things to do locally

Less than three miles away is the vibrant town of Frome. With its historic buildings and beautiful independent shops, alongside a thriving contemporary arts scene, it has been highlighted as one of the ‘Best Places to Live in Britain’ by The Times. Frome is also the original Somerset Market Town, and this tradition continues today with regular weekly markets and, on the first Sunday of each month during the summer, ‘The Frome Independent’ - a mini festival bringing together the best artisan food and drink, artists and designers, local produce, plants, home wares and street entertainment. To discover more about Frome and to see local events see Discover Frome.

Just 6 miles away, Longleat Safari Park provides entertainment for the whole family.  Lions, giraffes, parrots and bats all add up to a great day out.  The House adds the history and the surroundings provide a fantastic setting for a memorable trip.

Very close to By the Byre are a number of visitor destinations—Cheddar gorge and caves and Wookey Hole with its witches, paper mill, dinosaurs and more cavernous interiors.  The myth and legend of Glastonbury is close at hand – and the majestic cities of Salisbury, Wells and of course the World Heritage City of Bath.  Visit the Roman Baths, the Circus and Crescent and spend a few relaxing hours at the Thermae Spa.