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September 6, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments Email Email

Autumn Trail – 16 September – 1 October 2017  Nature

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LQ.

An autumn trail set in Hestercombe Gardens. Visitors can explore the grounds in all its autumnal glory and learn about what animals are getting ready to migrate or hibernate for the winter.

For more information visit www.visitsomerset.co.uk.

The Landings – 15 September – 7 October 2017 Theatre

West Somerset College Farm, Ellicombe, Minehead, TA24 6TR.

A performance journey that will take you through sunken lanes, across isolated railway lines and little farm tracks. Marking the significance of the death of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old boy who died trying to reach Europe in September it is set to be an emotive performance. There is a cast of 20, aged between 5 and 70, making it a unique and thought provoking experience.

For more information visit www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk.

*Dates for the Diary*    

Feast Food and Drink Festival – 29 September – 1 October 2017   Food

Castle Green, Taunton, TA1 1NF.

A festival celebrating some of the best food and drink in the Westcountry. The festival will run workshops, cookery demonstrations and activities on the lawn to keep children busy. Renowned chef Michael Caines MBE will launch the event with a dinner at The Castle Hotel where over the course of the weekend many more talented chefs will share their tips and recipes in the demonstration kitchen.

For more information visit www.visitsomerset.co.uk.

Exmoor Dark Skies Festival – 19 – 29 October 2017  Astronomy

The Exmoor Dark Skies Festival is a chance to appreciate the clear night skies that Exmoor is known for. There will be a range of activities available during the festival including an astro party, red deer bolving safari, a star gazing evening and a mobile planetarium. Exmoor was the first location in Europe to be designated an International Dark Sky Reserve so this is an event not to be missed.

For more information visit www.visit-exmoor.co.uk.

*Self Catering*

Mill Cottage – Westcott Farm, Watchet, Luxborough, Exmoor, TA23 0ST. Sleeps 6.

A detached barn conversion with six bedrooms (the master has direct access to the garden), two bathrooms, a recently refurbished kitchen with aga and a large garden with barbeque facilities and seating area. Throughout the barn, there are dual aspect windows with views over the surrounding countryside.

Enjoy a 7-night stay from 15 – 22 September for £646

For more information visit www.thebestofexmoor.co.uk.

The Dovecote – Enmore, Bridgewater, Somerset. Sleeps 6.

A former smithy with rustic features including exposed beam ceilings. The property has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, off road parking for three cars, a lawned garden and patio area and barbeque facilities. There is also an enclosed play area for children and a small stream running under the bridge in the garden.

Enjoy a 7-night stay from 16 – 23 September for £587.29 September – 6 October £560

For more information visit www.westcountrycottages.co.uk.

*B&B of the week*

Blackmore Farm – Blackmore farm, Blackmore Lane, Cannington, Bridgewater, Somerset, TA5 2NE.

Situated on an 850-acre farm there are four branches of the B&B accommodation available including the Manor House, The Cider Press, The Wagon House and The Retreat. Each accommodation is unique and has its own character. There is also a farm shop and café that sells local produce and homemade cakes.

From around £65 per person per night (inclusive of breakfast)

For more information visit www.blackmorefarm.co.uk.

 

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