Local Places to Visit

Drakes Farm Riding Centre offer professional horse riding lessons for all ages and abilities. With well mannered horses, quiet country lanes and stunning views Drakes Farm is the best place to learn how to ride or continue to learn in a BHS approved centre.

Ilton, Ilminster
TA19 9EY
Dimpsey distance 14 minutes

‘Great views, great prices, great golf’. This golf course was originally a 9 hole course designed by 5 times open champion J.H.Taylor in 1932 and this has since been extended to 18 holes in 1955. This fantastic golf course is kept under regular maintenance and is set in stunning woodland.

Cricket St Thomas, near Chard
TA20 4DG
Dimpsey distance 15 minutes

Go back in time to one of England’s finest 15th century medieval manors and wander around the romantic gardens that surround this stunning home. Legend has it that a Red and a White rose were planted on the terrace to celebrate the end of the War of the Roses and can still be seen today!

Greenham, Nr. Wellington
Dimpsey distance 32 minutes

This Pebble beach is part of the Jurassic Coast and is internationally known for vast array of fossils which can be found along the shore line. Bordering the beach are takeaways, cafe’s and restaurants making this beach a great day out. During the summer months this beach is also lifeguarded.

Monmouth Beach car park, Lyme Regis
Dimpsey distance 37 minutes

Vue offers a fantastic range of all the latest movies and offers you the chance to see some of their films in 3D. Vue also offer you the chance to book VIP seating so that you can have the best view and enjoy luxury seats.

Vue Exeter, Summerland Gate, Exeter
Dimpsey distance 44 minutes

From monkey mayhem to parrot shows there is always something to get involved with at Longleat. With a large variety of animals it is no wonder it is the UK’s number 1 safari park. Longleat stately home is also a great place to visit with special exhibitions being run and large grounds to explore.

Longleat, Warminster
BA12 7NW
Dimpsey distance 1 hour 10 minutes

National Trust Properties

Explore Barrington Court, a beautifully restored Tudor manor with breathtaking Gertrude Jekyll inspired gardens and working orchards. Using your imagination and senses you will discover a house full of memories and the home that once belonged to Second World War evacuees.

Barrington, near Ilminster
TA19 0NQ
Dimpsey Distance 22 minutes

Surround yourself with over 60 Tudor and Elizabethan Portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery in the longest long gallery in England! This stunning house is a masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture surrounded in beautiful grounds and is certainly worth a day out.

Montacute, Somerset
TA15 6XP
Dimpsey Distance 26 minutes

Visit England’s only natural world heritage site with stunning coastal views overlooking Lyme Regis. Stonebarrow Hill is a great starting point for a stunning 25 mile walk on footpaths around the Golden Cap estate.

Golden Cap Estate, Morcombelake
Dimpsey Distance 33 minutes

Explore this glorious 18th century house, situated in the rolling hills of the Devon country side and home to the historical fashion exhibition, ’The Nature of Fashion’. Visit the breathtaking gardens full of beautiful Rhododendrons, Magnolias and rare trees that are bursting with colour in the summer.

Broadclyst, Exeter
Dimpsey distance 44 minutes

With spectacular cliff top views and picturesque coastal walks Burton Bradstock beach is a popular destination and has the largest shingle ridge in the world. Explore this striking part of the Jurassic coast with spectacular sandstone cliffs and miles of unspoilt beaches.

Near Bridport
Dimpsey distance 48 minutes