Things to do nearby

Just down the road from Yeoman Cottage is The Muddled Man, a friendly and traditional local pub with a constantly changing selection of local ales serving lunches and dinners.

There are miles of footpaths in the area and a local footpath map is in the cottage.

Ham Hill Country Park is very convenient.

There is fishing, sailing and birdwatching at nearby Sutton Bingham Reservoir.

The Haynes International Motor Museum is near Sparkford, and its classic cars, packed with precious metal, are displayed in stunning style.

The Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton is also nearby.

The National Trust has many properties in the area and Montacute House, a masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design, is probably the best known. Wolf Hall was filmed here. The National Trust Web site also has a map of the National Trust properties in Somerset, Devon and Dorset.