We have some fabulous National Trust properties close to The Cottage Beyond to go and explore during your stay with us.
The National Trust is the largest conservation charity in Europe, looking after hundereds of properties and thousands of acres accross the country.
The Cottage Beyond is located close to the Somerset/Devon border and you can easily access a number of National Trust properties from here.
Our closest National Trust site is the Wellington Monument, visible from The Cottage Beyond, a great spot for a summer picnic, or winter wander. In the autumn the leaves on the beech trees create a fabulous spectacle as they change colour and in the Spring the monument itself will be open again to climb to the top - no small undertaking!
Dunster Castle and Watermill
If you are heading to the North Coast then Dunster Castle and Watermill is a striking ancient castle with panormamic views over the Bristol Channel. Along with lots of paths to explore around the grounds Dunster Castle boasts a working watermill and a cafe for light refreshments.
Knighshayes is just 30mins away near Tiverton and has lots to offer. There lots of parkland to explore, including outdoor play areas and beautiful gardens. The house is fun to explore too, with a medieval great hall and huge library. Knightshayes holds regular trails and family friendly features which all add to the experience.
Killerton is between here and Exeter, a 18th-century house set in 6,400 acres of farmland, woods, parkland and orchards. There a a number of signposted walks of varying lengths and difficulty, from a family-friendly surfaced circular walk, to a Tree Walk perfect for practicing your tree identification. Killerton has a shop and a cafe, and the house is beautifuly decorated every year as part of Christmas at Killerton.
Along your journey
National Trust properties are brilliant stopping places on your way to The Cottage Beyond. We often use Stourhead on our way along the A303, or if you are heading down from futher north why not use the National Trust map to identifiy a good stop off en-route.