Sampford Brett

Sampford Brett is a charming, picturesque village nestled between the Quantock Hills and Exmoor. With a freshwater stream burbling peacefully from nearby Aller, cutting right through the village, the parish is home to a well-preserved Norman church (built around 1300), plenty of fine 18th century cottages and even its own miniature library in a converted telephone box!

It’s a place with its own historical significance - Sampford Brett is the birthplace of Richard le Breton, one of the four knights who murdered Saint Thomas Becket.

Being only ¾ of a mile away from the village of Williton, you're never too far from a range of local shops and pubs, as well as a popular Indian Restaurant.

On the outskirts of Williton, there's a station for the West Somerset Steam Railway- which has been lovingly preserved in its original 1860s style. Many of the station’s features remain from its first opening, including an Italiante chimney found on the main building. From the platform, which itself is like stepping into a time capsule, you can chug onwards to Minehead, Dunster or any of the other stops on the famous old line.

The coast is just a short drive away; just 2 miles to Doniford beach or the vibrant harbour town of Watchet, with its eye-catching marina and lively pubs and taverns.

There are plenty of lovely walks or cycle rides available. A number of designated footpaths lead directly from the village, snaking across the countryside and into the nearby hamlets of Capton, Vellow and beyond to the Quantocks and Exmoor.  The Coleridge Way, a 54mile route from Nether Stowey to Lynmouth, passes our front gate making the Old Rectory an excellent 1st and/or 2nd night stop.

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