Dogsit 12 – 27 January in Glastonbury Somerset UK – 2 Labradors
Penwood Farm is a 16th century yeoman farmer’s house. The garden and paddocks are approximately just over 2 acres. There’s a stable block, but we don’t have horses there at the moment. There’s a barn converted into a studio where there are masses of books, a pool table, a dart board, comfy sofas and lots of board games.
There is WiFi accessible in every room.
There is an annex in which live our wonderful tenants, Sarah and Hiram and their dog Loki. They are gardeners, so usually out all day, but very willing to help if necessary.
From the garden looking west you can see Glastonbury Tor. We are more or less equidistant between Glastonbury town (about 3 miles) and Glastonbury Festival site at Pilton (about 5 miles – check out The Crown pub in Pilton). West Pennard village can be reached across the fields directly opposite us, and there’s a good pub (The Lion at Pennard) just up the road. West Pennard has a beautiful church, and lots of footpaths going up over Withial Hill behind it.
In the other direction is Baltonsborough where there is a drinking pub (no food), but a pizza van arrives every week. There’s a church, and we’re hoping for a shop – in the balance at the moment. Again nice walks round the river Brue.
The Somerset Rural Life Museum is in Glastonbury – much more interesting than it sounds – and the Chalice Well Gardens. Plenty of shops, many rather weird but Burns the Bread (best bread in the country!), Boots the chemist, EarthFare a nice food shop for all things organic.
Street is the next town with shops and restaurants, and Clarks Village which has many shops and restaurants. (About ten minutes drive) Shepton Mallet is also about ten minutes away – check out the Apple Tree pub on the way.
Wells, Wells Cathedral, Haynes Motor Museum, Longleat, Cheddar Gorge, Wooky Hole are all within achievable driving (20 minutes to half an hour or so). The Newt (famous gardens, hotel and restaurants) and Hauser & Wirth (art and sculpture) in nearby Bruton (about 20 minutes drive). Bruton has great restaurants but you have to book.
Bath city is an hour away – Thermae Bath Spa and Roman Baths worth a visit.
Public transport is pretty non existent I’m afraid. This is very much dairy farming country.
Lots of lovely walks. Very friendly villages (especially Baltonsborough)
Two healthy black Labradors who love walking and meeting new people! Their names – William and Bess.