Local Area

Wild moorland, wooded valleys, Jurassic beaches and historic villages    

Nestling between the Quantock Hills, Exmoor National Park and the coast, Sampford Brett is an ideal base for exploring this glorious part of Somerset. The area has plenty to offer whether you like walking, riding, quaint villages, steam trains or just chilling. Quaint pubs, good food and cream teas are widely available and there are regular events run by the National Park rangers. We provide local maps and information leaflets in all our properties and are happy to provide suggestions for days out.


A fantastic network of footpath and bridleways provide a great variety of walks and rides.

Sampford Brett

Sampford Brett is a charming, picturesque village nestled between the Quantock Hills and Exmoor.

Local Beaches

There are plenty of choices for beach visits in the area; several within 5 miles of the Rectory.

"What a comfortable holiday cottage. So well equipped and cozy - and so peaceful. Very convenient buses to start walks (we had no car). We enjoyed ourselves so much we stayed an extra 5 days."

Why not leave your car in our drive and explore the area on foot, by bus or by train? There are buses to Taunton and Minehead that stop only a few minutes from the house and it’s only a 20-30 minute walk to Williton for shopping or to catch the steam train. There are also lovely walks, both short and long, straight from the front door. If you are planning on travelling to Somerset by train we can collect you from Taunton station for a small charge.


Exmoor National Park covers 276-square miles across Somerset and North Devon. Famous for its beautiful free roaming Exmoor ponies and red deer.

Steam Railway

The West Somerset Steam Railway runs for over twenty miles, from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead.

Quantock Hills

The Quantock Hills stretch over forty-square miles from the county town of Taunton to Kilve and West Quantoxhead on the Bristol Channel coast. 

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