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South Somerset is a hidden gem, the beautiful villages and undulating landscape comes as a surprise to many who assume Somerset is entirely flat.  Below are a few local activities or places of interest, click on the images to find a brief description and a link to the appropriate websites for you to book an activity or course to suit you.

Click here for our recommendations of CAFES, PUBS AND RESTAURANTS


Walk through the orchards to the neighbouring village of North Perrott where you can watch the cricket or visit the farm shop, and maybe enjoy a spot of lunch.

Ham Hill

Ham Hill A favourite with locals for its amazing views across Somerset. This country park holds events throughout the year, click on 'Ham Hill' then 'Events' to see if there's anything that appeals to you.

Paddle Boarding

Paddle Boarding For the more adventurous guest, how about a paddle boarding trip to see the Jurassic coast. If you're confident to go alone the River Parrett is perfect for a SUP session

Montacute House

Montacute House A local National Trust house and gardens where a Parkrun is held on Saturday mornings. The village of Montacute is particularly pretty and has been used in many a film and period drama

Liberty Trail

The popular Liberty Trail passes literally by Esme's Escape's entrance, within a 2-3 minute walk you will find yourself in fields and stunning, commercial orchards. Cows aren't a guaranteed feature of the walk however fabulous views are.

Fossil hunting

Fossil Hunting The Jurassic Coastline is around half an hour's drive from here, you can book a guided Fossil hunting session in Charmouth. Photo credit:

West Bay - AKA 'Broadchurch'

West Bay (aka Broadchurch) deserves a page of it's own, lots to do from lazing on the sandy beach to an adrenaline fuelled ride on a Rib boat, sea fishing and diving to canal boating and crabbing off the harbour wall.


We have an inclusive policy; welcoming couples of any colour, religion and sexual preference. 


Sadly, the structure of the Shepherd's Hut with it's steps mean it is inappropriate for those with mobility problems to stay.  The limited space eliminates the opportunity for a cot, however we offer a prefect space to recharge young parents' batteries and enjoy some couple time away from their children.

Does this sound like somewhere you'd like to stay? There is more information about the package on our make a booking page

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