Oxenford Farm - a working farm in Somerset

Local Area - Somerset, Devon and Dorset

Being situated in Somerset, close to the Devon and Dorset borders, Oxenford Farm is a great
spot from which to explore the West Country.

The New Inn at Dowlish Wake is within walking distance for that special meal or snack whilst relaxing in the beer garden. The market town of Ilminster is a 15 mins walk away and has a diverse range of independent shops. The Barley Mows in Chard has a farm shop selling its own local produce and a cafe, children's play area and maize maze during August. The imposing Minster is well worth a visit. There are also 2 supermarkets, and many takeaways and restaurants.

There are very few holidays available in Somerset allowing complete peace and tranquillity with the sense of stepping back in time. Staying on a working farm with a family whose everyday life revolves around the production of food and management of the countryside is a wonderful experience.

Days out within one hour of Oxenford

On foot:

Visit Perrys cider mill and see how award winning somerset cider is made. Sample the different flavours. Free entry.

Also very near by:

  • The Jurassic coast is 30 mins drive visit the beaches of Seaton, Charmouth, Bere, Lyme Regis. Search for fossils.
  • The Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth, free entry.
  • Beaches on the north coast Minehead and Butlins ,Brean with its Leisure Park, Burnham on Sea and Weston Super Mare.
  • Mystical Glastonbury and its Abbey.
  • Wide open spaces of Exmoor, The Quantocks.
  • The Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovilton, see / sit in Concorde.
  • Haynes Motor Museum at Sparkford.
  • The Caves at Cheddar and Wookey Hole.
  • The national trust houses of Montacute and Barrington Court and Forde Abbey.
  • Axe Valley Wildlife Park in Axminster - 30 mins drive. Well worth a visit

Cycle routes/ footpaths

Very near to Oxenford is the National Cycle network Route 3 of NCN the West Country Way. The 80
Mile Cycle Route around South Somerset passes through the crossroads at the entrance to Oxenford.
The countryside around is ideal for discovering by bicycle.

There are a number of walks around Ilminster and in the local area are The Liberty trail,
The Parratt trail and Leyland trail.

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