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Location

Acacia Farm is located at the foot of the Mendip Hills, close to the Cheddar Valley and within easy reach of the M5 which snakes its way from the Midlands to the deep South-West. This means there is so much to do, we find it hard to know where to start!!

In the immediate area, we are on the edge of the village of Rooksbridge. Mentioned in literature in the 15th Century, Rooksbridge boasts a fine pub, the Wellington Arms, and a few shops including Millwhites Cider (Somerset wouldn’t be the same without cider) and The Ploughmans Farm Shop, which provides all types of foods stuffs including quality meat.

The small town of Axbridge is less than 10 minutes by car and easily walkable in an hour. The town has a wonderful historic town square, a number of pleasant pubs, a medical centre and several shops. There is even a quirky national trust museum, dedicated to King John.

If you are walking or cycling, you can take the Strawberry Line 4 miles north of Axbridge to Sanford where you can visit the Home of Thatchers Cider. This disused railway line has been paved and runs right across Somerset providing an alternative to walking or cycling along roads. Thatchers at Sanford boasts a cider shop and, if you would like to extend your walking trip, the Strawberry Line runs right past a number of their orchards.

Further afield (but still within easy reach), you’ll find the seaside resort of Western-super-Mare. With a huge number of activities on offer, numerous restaurants and eateries to suit every budget, a broad swath of sandy beach and a historic pier, you’ll never find a dull moment on a day out in Western.

As you venture inland from Acacia Farm, you is discover England’s biggest gorge, Cheddar Gorge. There is fantastic walking on offer and perfect views across Somerset. You will also be able to take part in a wide array of other activities from pot-holing and cave exploration, through to rock climbing. The National Trust has a visitors’ centre here where you can find out all the information you need about Cheddar Gorge.

Close to the gorge is the small town of Cheddar. As you would expect of a town that shares its name with such a famous product, Cheddar does have a cheese factory, the originally named Cheddar Gorge Cheese Co. Cheddar also possesses a number of pubs and eateries, some shops and several tourist attractions, including Jacob’s Ladder, a crazy golf course and Cheddar Reservoir.

A 40 minute drive north of Acacia Farm will take you into the vibrant and bustling city of Bristol. Bristol boasts excellent shopping, an abundance of restaurants, bars and nightlife, a great cultural scene and everything you would expect from the South-West’s largest city. From Bristol Templemeads, you can take a train to any part of the country and Bristol’s airport has become more and more popular in recent years, leading to a large expansion programme and flights right across Europe.

Just an hour’s drive from Acacia Farm is the historic city of Bath. Famed for its Roman baths and Georgian architecture, modern Bath is an oasis of culture, shopping and restaurants just waiting to be discovered.

No trip to Somerset would be complete without a visit to Glastonbury. Even when the famed festival is not on, Glastonbury Tor is a beautiful sight and well worth the trip. Offering views for miles around, it is a natural wonder that rises up from the valley floor and has to be seen to be believed.

The walking near Acacia Farm is exceptional and you will be hard pushed not to discover a new footpath or bridleway everyday of your stay with us. A few of our favourites are Brent Knoll, a high hill rising out of the Somerset Levels, Crooks Peak, the tallest of the Mendips, Priddy Caves, deep into the Mendips with some surprising good old country pubs nearby, Ebbor Gorge, cut deep into the limestone rock and designated a site of Special Scientific Interest, and the numerous fishing lakes dotted throughout Somerset providing solid walking on well-maintained and signposted paths.

North, South, East or West, you will find that Acacia Farm is perfectly positioned for you to visit a huge number of small towns, villages, places of interest, sites of special significance, or areas of outstanding natural beauty. Our team all have their own favourite places to visit and they would love to tell you about them. Additionally, find a plethora of tourist information and maps in our utility area.              

Cheddar Gorge in a campervan

Walks

Markets

  1. Every Sunday Cheddar Car Boot
  2. Wells market in the square every Saturday and Wednesday sells local produce.
  3. Axbridge Farmers Markets 1st Saturday of each month