~ The Dower House ~
Each day is different in the village of Aller and its surrounding area, it is steeped in history, events and local businesses.
Nearby there are many different things to see & do including willow weaving, visiting a local cider farm or 'Shack', walking along the Parrett Trail, cycling many scenic routes (cycles can be hired locally), exploring a nature reserve, shopping at the designer outlet - Clark's Village; looking around the historic and famous Glastonbury with its Rural Life Museum. Wells Cathedral and Sherborne Abbey are within a 30 minute drive.
The Langport Annual Steam and Country Fair, which takes place in July, is well worth a visit, together with the obligatory trip to The Rose and Crown known locally as Eli's - a local pub with an inside-out bar. Eli's hosts many and varied groups throughout the year - vintage motor bikes, tractors, cars, and bands to name just a few - they also have a shop selling local produce.
Attractions include: Aller Hill Vineyard (Smith and Evans), Bere Cider Company, The Dragon Pool (open March-October), John Leach - Muchelney Pottery, The Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre, King's Sedgemoor Equestrian - a 10 minute drive away, or try a basket making course at Musgrove Willows.
The milk produced on our farm goes to a local traditional Farmhouse Cheese Maker - their cheddar is available both locally and in supermarkets. More about the cheese can be found at: www.barbers.co.uk.
A great place for weddings and events is the neighboring Dairyhouse Farm: www.dairyhousefarm.co.uk - you may even like to be married at St Andrew's!
Some of the many activities for December:
9 Nov - 5 Jan Festival of Light - Longleat
5 December Racing Wincanton
7 December Candlelit Christmas Market - St Andrew's, Taunton
7 & 8 December Candlelight event - Dunster Castle
7 December Victorian Christmas - Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury
9 December Wells Christmas Reindeer Parade
12 December Racing - Taunton
14 December Christmas Cracker - Street
14 & 15 December Glastonbury Abbey Christmas Market
9 - 30th December The Railway Children at The Brewhouse Theatre
7 Dec - 15 Jan A Merry Musical Christmouse Trail - Hestercombe Gardens
20 & 21 December Candlelight Christmas Concert - Wells Cathedral
26 December Racing Wincanton
30 December Racing Taunton