Blagdon, the West Country & nearby attractions
The Cottage is located on the outskirts of Blagdon village on the edge of the Mendips, with stunning views in all directions over the Mendip Hills, woodland and across the Channel to the Welsh hills.
Blagdon is situated 12 miles from Bristol, 9 miles from the City of Wells and 18 miles from Bath, all of which are very easily accessible. Bristol International Airport is 5 miles / 10 minutes drive away and the nearest access to the M5 motorway is at Junction 21, 10 miles away. Visit the web site for more information www.blagdon.org
The Cottage is on the edge of Blagdon village, the centre of which is about half a mile away and provides good amenities including a wonderful, friendly and well stocked village store, which includes a Post Office, owned by Graham and Johanna Brown, more info at www.blagdonstores.com.
There is also a very nice beauty salon, 'Body and Soul' where you can get everything from a facial to a fantastic therapeutic massage. Blagdon is also fortunate to have a super traditional butcher's shop - their special lamb and mint burgers are a must for the summer barbecue!
Blagdon is also home to numerous pubs, all serving food, so visitors are spoilt for choice. Our favourites are The New Inn, overlooking the lake, and The Plume of Feathers at Rickford, just outside Blagdon.
The Cottage is also at the top of Burrington Combe, which is a super starting point for many wonderful walks and rides. The bottom of the Combe has a pleasant family café/restaurant, an ideal stop for tea and cake or an ice-cream after an essential view of the 'Rock of Ages'. Blagdon's wonderful 440-acre lake with a 7-mile perimeter is the home of still water trout fishing to anglers the world over, as well as a being nature reserve and home to many birds and other wildlife. There is more information about fishing, boating, walking and birdwatching on the activities and other relevant pages on this web site.
There's plenty to see and do without going too far...Blagdon's wonderful 440-acre lake with a 7-mile perimeter is the home of still water trout fishing to anglers the world over, as well as being home to many birds and other wildlife. Like Chew Valley's 1200 acre lake, permits are required to visit the reservoir and are available from Bristol Waterworks Company, Recreations Dept, Woodford Lodge, Chew Stoke, BS18 8XH.
Fishing - For more info about the fishing season, availability of day and afternoon bank permits and hire of rowing boats, www.cse.bris.ac.uk/~cckhrb/BW/blagdon.htm For local weekly updates open a new browser window for www.blagdon-lake.net.
Birdwatching - Wintering waterfowl are the main attraction for birders and unusual feathered visitors to the lakes are often reported in birdwatching magazines.
Horse riding and trekking at Tynings Farm - Not far from The Cottage B&B - Tel: 01934 742501
The Mendip Hills AONB Service - www.mendiphills.org.uk - for events including led walking & rural skills courses.
The Mendip Society - www.mendipsociety.org.uk - for talks, walks, visits and events.
City of Bath
Somerset Levels & Moors
Cheddar Gorge and Caves
Wookey Hole Caves
Glastonbury Tor and Abbey
Clarks Village shopping centre at Street
Beaches at Brean, Berrow and Weston-Super-Mare
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www.gowildevents.com - Outdoor activities, bushcraft, wild food, mountain biking, archery.
The Cottage, Ellick Road, Blagdon, Bristol BS40 7TU. Tel: 01761 463356 Email: Ashcroft B&B