~ 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' also selling local cheeses, a wine tour and tasting at Smith and Evans, walking along the Parrett Trail, cycling many scenic routes (cycles can be hired locally), boating on the Parrett (boats 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. Bruton with Hawser and Worth and famous The Newt, 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.
Popular places to eat in the area include Kitchen at the Wharf, The Bridge, The Langport Arms, The Devonshire Arms, The Halfway House, the Drayton Crown and The George at Middlezoy, The Barrington Boar at Barrington.
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, Shakespeare Glass and Arts, RSPB Greylake, King's Sedgemoor Equestrian, or try a basket making course at Musgrove Willows. Somerton is undergoing a make over and the newly opened 28 Market Place with restaurant, artisan bakery and wine shop is worth a visit, together with the chocolate shop that makes chocolate to your own taste.
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!
Visit Burrow Mump, The Hanging Chapel, Muchelney Abbey, Hestercombe House and Gardens