There Is A Whole World To Explore

Longleat Safari Park - Stourhead Gardens - Cities Of Bath, Wells & Salisbury - Stonehenge - Cheddar Gorge - Wookey Hole - The Mendip Hills - Lacock Abbey - Bradford-On-Avon - Castle Combe - Frome - Nunney Castle - Glastonbury Tor & Abbey - Mendip Hills - The Kennet & Avon Canal - Montacute House - Somerset Levels

'The Place To Stay' Guest House is situated in the small village of Trudoxhill in Somerset, just off the main A361 between the market towns of Frome & Shepton Mallet.

Nestling in stunning Somerset countryside on the edge of the rolling Mendips Hills, we are the perfect location to explore the nearby Longleat House and its popular Safari Park, Stourhead House & the beautiful Gardens, the ancient Stonehenge stones, the historic cities of Wells, Bath and Salisbury, the mythical town of Glastonbury and its impressive Glastonbury Tor, the old town of Shaftsbury and the famous 'Hovis' Gold Hill and the picturesque town of Sherborne and its abbey.

For the shopper, Clarke's Village at Street offers more than ninety stores to browse and Kilver Court at Shepton Mallet boasts a selection of shops and secret gardens.

For the walker and the more adventurous of you, the area offers some great walking at nearby Gare Hill and the Stourhead Estate and the awesome Alfred's Tower.

Trudoxhill is also located on the long distant 'Macmillan Way' stretching from Boston in Lincolnshire to Abbotsbury in Dorset and 'The Place To Stay' is an ideal over-night stopping place for those walking the Macmillan Way.

The Number 1 Local Attraction & A 'Must-Visit'

You must visit the renowned Longleat Estate and the Safari Park (as featured on the BBC1 series 'Animal Park).  'The Place To Stay' is ideal for an excursion to Longleat, being just a short 3 mile drive away.

You can explore your way through the famous maze, wander through the butterfly garden, take a boat ride to see sea lions and gorillas, fish and picnic in the grounds or meet the Lions of Longleat.

Whatever your choice you will be guaranteed a fun-filled day. There are also Halloween, Firework and Christmas events during the year, too!

(Some images courtesy of Longleat Facebook Page)

The Place To Stay, Frome, Somerset family Accommodation ~ Longleat stay, get 25% off tickets
The Place To Stay, Frome, Somerset family Accommodation ~ Longleat stay, get 25% off tickets
The Place To Stay, Frome, Somerset family Accommodation ~ Longleat stay, get 25% off tickets
The Place To Stay, Frome, Somerset family Accommodation ~ Longleat stay, get 25% off tickets
The Place To Stay, Frome, Somerset family Accommodation ~ Longleat stay, get 25% off tickets
The Place To Stay Boutique Guest House, close to Longleat Safari Park
The Place To Stay, Frome, Somerset family Accommodation ~ Longleat stay, get 25% off tickets

One Of The Most Popular National Trust Properties In The UK

With hills, water and classical architecture overlaid by a fabulous collection of trees and shrubs, Stourhead was described as ‘a living work of art’ when first opened in the 1740s. Meandering paths offer vistas through trees to classical temples and surprises at every turn.

With the cooling presence of the lake, shady pathways under magnificent tree canopies and even a hidden grotto to discover, Stourhead’s garden is the perfect place to while away a summer's day.

On a plateau of high ground, Stourhead house was built and became home to generations of the Hoare family. Their house in the country was seen as an escape from London and truly became their family home.

You could spend hours walking around these beautiful gardens and exploring the old Stately Home that make up the the huge Stourhead Estate.

In spring and early summer enjoy the beautiful blooms of the impressive rhododendron and azalea bushes and in autumn marvel at the golden colours of the trees as they turn.  Whatever the time of the year, you be treated to an array of stunning vistas throughout the Stourhead Estate.

The estate is own by the National Trust and for members, entry and parking is free.

For refreshment, the estate boasts a large café and a good choice of meals or you could try out the National Trust's own pub, the Spread Eagle; ideal for a nice lunch and drink while you rest the legs and feet.

For the more energetic, there is a beautiful 2 mile walk through the woods to Alfred's Tower; an impressive 160 foot tall brick built folly commanding a high spot overlooking the Stourhead Estate.  You can climb the 240 interior steps to the top, where you will be rewarded with an expansive view over the Somerset and Wiltshire countryside and far beyond.

Close to Stourhead Gardens - The Place To Stay, Frome, Somerset, Guest House family bed and breakfast accommodation - near Stourhead Gardens
Close to Stourhedge Gardens - The Place To Stay, Frome, Somerset, Guest House family bed and breakfast accommodation - near Stourhead Gardens
Near Stourhead - The Place To Stay Boutique Guest House, near Stourhead Gardens
Near Stourhead - The Place To Stay Boutique Guest House, near Stourhead Gardens
Near Stourhead - The Place To Stay Boutique Guest House, near Stourhead Gardens
Close to Stourhead Gardens - The Place To Stay, Frome, Somerset, Guest House family bed and breakfast accommodation - near Stourhead Gardens
Near Stourhead - The Place To Stay Boutique Guest House, near Stourhead Gardens

Celebrate Christmas At Stourhead

Every November through to early January, the tree-tops will glisten and the gardens will shimmer and sparkle as Stourhead celebrates Christmas.  You can savour this most wonderful time of the year, as you wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour and dripping with shards of light, frosty snowflakes, stars and baubles.

National Trust Members can enjoy free entry to Stourhead Gardens & House.

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Stonehenge & Its Ancient Stones Another 'Must-Visit' place

For an unforgettable family day out, you must visit the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge and its ancient stones.  Set in rolling Wiltshire countryside, you can marvel at this impressive ring of stones, each 13 feet tall, 7 feet wide and 25 tons in weight and wonder at how they made their way from Wales.

As part of your visit, you could learn about the stones and the Neolithic and Bronze age history of the Stonehenge locality in the Visitors' Centre.

(Pictures courtesy of Stonehenge Facebook Page)

Close to Stonehenge - The Place To Stay, Frome, Somerset, Guest House family bed and breakfast accommodation - near Stonehenge
Close to Stonehenge - The Place To Stay, Frome, Somerset, Guest House family bed and breakfast accommodation - near Stonehenge
Near Stonehenge, The Place To Stay, Frome, Somerset, Guest House family bed and breakfast accommodation - near Stonehenge

Your Stay Must Include A Visit To The Roman City Of Bath

World Heritage Site Since 1987 - The Roman Baths - 7th Century Bath Abbey - Pulteney Bridge Over The River Avon - The Pump Room & Assembly Rooms - The Kennet & Avon Canal - The Royal Crescent - The Theatre Royal

This historic city with it’s world famous Roman Baths, Thermal Spa, characteristic Georgian buildings, fabulous shopping and endless array of bars and restaurants is a definite must for a day out.  We highly recommend the open bus tour, where you can take in the splendid views of the city.

The City Of Bath, One of our guests' favourite places to visit
The City Of Bath, One of our guests' favourite places to visit
The City Of Bath, One of our guests' favourite places to visit
The City Of Bath, One of our guests' favourite places to visit
The City Of Bath, One of our guests' favourite places to visit
Close to the ciity of Bath - The Place To Stay, Frome, Somerset, Guest House family bed and breakfast accommodation - near Bath
Near city of Bath - The Place To Stay, Frome, Somerset, Guest House family bed and breakfast accommodation - near Bath
Near city of Bath - The Place To Stay, Frome, Somerset, Guest House family bed and breakfast accommodation - near Bath

Explore Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & The Old Village Of Lacock

Lacock Abbey, the country house with monastic roots, once home to William Henry Fox Talbot, inventor of the photographic negative

Owned by the National Trust, the Abbey is located at the heart of the village within its own woodland grounds.

It is a quirky country house of various architectural styles, built upon the foundations of a former nunnery. Visitors can experience the atmosphere of the medieval rooms and cloister court, giving a sense of the Abbey's monastic past.

The museum celebrates the achievements of the former Lacock resident, William Henry Fox Talbot, famous for his contributions to the invention of photography.

National Trust Members can enjoy free entry to Lacock Abbey.

(Pictures courtesy of Lacock Abbey Facebook Page)

Lacock Abbey, Lacock Village, Wiltshire
The cloisters, Lacock Abbey, Lacock Village, Wiltshire

Just A Stone's Throw Away From Knoll Hill Farm Is The Delightful Village Of Nunney

The village straddles Nunney Brook and boasts many fine Somerset cottages and a lovely picturesque All Saints Church. Its main claim to fame is Nunney Castle complete with its moat, now a ruin having come off worse during the English Civil War.

If you an hour or two, the village is a delight to explore.

Nunney Castle near Frome
Nunney Castle near Frome
Nunney Church near Frome
Nunney Church near Frome
Nunney Church near Frome

Full Of Character & Small Niche Traders

The pretty medieval market town of Frome is located a nearly and is a real gem, being recently named "Best Place To Live In Britain".

Here, you can explore Catherine Hill and the quaint Cheap Street, both homes to many niche traders, The Black Swan Arts Centre with its galleries, shops, café and historic Round Tower.

Market Town Of Frome, Somerset
Market Town Of Frome, Somerset
Market Town Of Frome, Somerset

The Cathedral With The Tallest Spire & The Magna Carter

The moment you step into this medieval masterpiece you’ll encounter more than 800 years of history, worship, and music.

There is much to enjoy when you visit this stunning Cathedral; gaze up at Britain’s tallest spire, explore Britain’s largest Cathedral Close and Cloisters, see the world’s oldest mechanical clock and the best-preserved original 1215 Magna Carta.

All this enjoyed in one beautiful place.

Salisbury is a lovely city. With its thriving market and many museums including The Rifles Military Museum and the award-winning Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum with its Stonehenge gallery, Salisbury has much to offer.

It also boasts a selection of good shops and restaurants.

(Picture courtesy of Salisbury Cathedral Facebook Page)

Wells Cathedral, The City Of Wells, Somerset
Salisbury Cathedral, The City Of Salisbury, Wiltshire

The Smallest City In Britain, One of The Nicest Cathedrals & The Bishops Palace

Wells is the smallest cathedral city in England and has the appearance of a quintessentially English village and is enjoyed by visitors from across the globe.

It is compact, with cobbled streets, medieval architecture and a market square, yet is actually a city – the smallest in England! Given this accolade by the commanding presence of Wells Cathedral, it is situated in the heart of Somerset, with its name deriving from the three wells within The Bishop’s Palace.

 

Wells Cathedral, The City Of Wells, Somerset
The City Of Wells, Somerset
Wells Cathedral, The City Of Wells, Somerset

Other Great Places To Visit

Here Are A Short Summary Of Other Interesting Locations

Glastonbury & Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury is a unique place, steeped mystery with plenty of quirky shops and cafes to explore.  A great place to spend an afternoon. It has a lot to offer with its many museums and attractions.

Glastonbury Tor offers magnificent views of the Somerset Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales.  Steeped in history and legend, excavations at the top of the Tor have revealed the plans of two superimposed churches of St Michael of which only a 15th-century tower remains.

Near Glastonbury Tor - The Place To Stay Boutique Guest House, near Glastonbury Tor

Cley Hill

An Iron Age hill fort, is a challenge for walkers and can be seen from The Place To Stay. Once conquered, there are unrivalled 360 degree views across Wiltshire and Somerset. Maybe finish your challenge with a visit to one of the many local pubs in the area that we can recommend.

Kilver Court, Shepton Mallet

Kilver Court Designer Village with its designer outlets and secret gardens is the perfect way to spend a few hours. Designer outlets include Mulberry, Jack Wills, Carat London, L.K Bennett London, Mackintosh, Bottletop, Behrens, Liberty London and many more. There is also a restaurant and café.

Clark's Village, Street

With over 90 stores offering huge savings on a fantastic range of designer labels and famous brands such as Jaeger, Timberland, GAP, M&S and many more it’s the perfect place to spend some time shopping. It also has a good selection of restaurants and cafes.

Town Of Sherborne

A pretty, historic and unspoilt medieval  market town with two castles and a superb Abbey.

Our Location

We are situated in the village of Trudoxhill approximately half a mile off the main A361 Frome to Shepton Mallet trunk road and approximately 3 miles west of Frome. Turn left off the A361 just before the A359 roundabout junction.

From Shepton Mallet, turn right off A361 just after A359 roundabout.

Look out for Sign for Knoll Hill Farm at top of the village on left hand side.

Please ring 01373 836880 for directions

You will find much information about local places to visit in our visitor's lounge.  Our staff will also be able to assist you with advice too.  If you would like to learn more about our beautiful local area, please ring +44 (0)1373 836880 or contact us below.