Wander through the garden to the steam railway, head into the woods, toast marshmallows on an open fire, walk the Quantocks, ride the Deane Way, or just raise your elbow in the Farmers Arms or Blue Ball Inn.
The Quantock Hills
The Quantock Hills are one of the great undiscovered rural areas of England. Panoramic views lead you through coast, heath and combe. Explore and you will find rocky Jurassic coastline, exposed heathland summits, undulating farmland and attractive villages. This jigsaw of varied landscapes gives the Quantock Hills a distinctive character. You’ll find scenic beauty, upland nature and a wide range of wildlife. The Deane Way walk meanders through the Quantocks Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, running close by to the Barns.
The Old Stone Barns are just ten miles from the “Jurassic/Triassic” beach at East Quantoxhead, popular with fossil hunters. So pack your magnifying glass and find those dinosaurs. Spend the day at Cannington Activity Centre. High ropes, low ropes, climbing walls, they have it all, and what’s more they have something for all ages, so your kids can take to the trees and get swinging! Pony treks, horse riding, show jumping. A day at Quantock Trekking is perfect for horse lovers and beginners alike. The West Somerset steam railway runs just 100m from the back garden. There is a public footpath that will take you to the lineside. You can wander down to picturesque Crowcombe Station or drive ten minutes to Bishops Lydeard and hop on one of the steam trains.
For the Grown Ups
There’s a handful of great pubs close to The Old Stone Barns. You can walk the short mile down the lane to the Farmers Arms in Combe Florey. A traditional pub with delicious food. Ever wanted to try your hand at woodland crafts? Make real hot chocolate and roast marshmallows on a roaring campfire? Or just hug some oak trees? Then head to Treborough Woodland and lose yourselves in the woods. Head for the hills. The Quantocks Hills are right outside, with many walks starting at The Old Stone Barns. If you would like to indulge in some beauty and health pampering our expert beauty therapists offer a full range of treatments. Get all the luxury of a visit to a five star spa in the comfort of your Somerset hideaway.