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Mini itinerary — Bruton: The Artistic tour

  1. A 45 minute drive away from the site you can do a day trip to the incredible Hauser and Worth Somerset gallery and gardens. Book at table at their Roth restaurant for breakfast. Open 10am-4pm Tues-Sunday.
  2. Once you have finished in the gardens and gallery pop into Bruton itself for some shopping for home and life. We recommend Caro for furnishings and its beautiful shop interior.
  3. You can’t leave the West Country without some cheese! Stock up on our favourite creamy Godminster cheddar from the Station Road Dairy. We love the heart shaped wax covered cheese to give as gifts, unless you can’t resist eating it yourself.
  4. If like Philiy you love a vintage dress or two, then head down the high street to Swan Vintage. An eclectic collection of eras and styles are worth the rummage.
  5. If all that shopping makes you in need of a coffee there is a fab (well hidden) place to grab a cup of joe and some beans to take home. Hunt out Bean Shot Coffee tucked into the Old Mill Business industrial unit, number 4. Founded by Australian Nick Law. You’ll have a delicious coffee to get your energy up for more exploring.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset

The Somerset Cider Brandy Company

  1. The last shop in Bruton that we recommend is Hole and Corner, set up by the people who created the quarterly publication of the same name. Here you’ll find the most gorgeous crafted collection of homewares and gifts. We want to take all of it home and we’re sure you’ll find some treasures too.
  2. We then suggest that you head over to The Newt In Somerset’s gardens for an explore. Look out for our friend’s Jemma’s frescos that are painted inside some of the garden rooms. You’ll find yourself lost in the beauty of the place.
  3. After that stop at The Chapel for lunch and to pick up some bakery goods to take back to the site with you. Booking is recommended. They open everyday 8am-5pm
  4. You can’t leave Somerset without some cider or cider brandy. We recommend on the way back to the site from Bruton you make a gentle de-tour to The Somerset Cider Brandy Company. It really is something out of a picture book, and you won’t believe that a place like this still exists. They have been making cider here for over 200 years. Turn up Mon-Sat 9am-5pm or book a tour for a tenner by calling 01460 240782.
  5. Or if you want to stay in Bruton for dinner we recommend the Michelin-started chef Merlin Labron-Johnson’s place Osip. There are no menus here, only faith in the chef’s vision of farm to table culinary delights. Open Tues-Wed for dinner, or Thurs-Sun for Lunch & Dinner, booking essential.

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The Nest

The Nest

Walking into the nest you can feel yourself relax. A seamlessness between the interior and the uninterrupted countryside views that creates a wonderful feeling of space. VIEW SPACE

Hidden House

Hidden House

With a feel of the tropics, the Hidden House, handmade and wrapped in local cedar, rests in the fringe of the woodland. Rooted on timber legs the property greets you at ground level and projects the living spaces 3 meters above the ferns among the vertical trunks. VIEW SPACE

The Hide

The Hide

Hidden behind a photinea hedge is The Hide, an organic curving timber frame dwelling with gorgeous outdoor bath house. VIEW SPACE