Walking and Cycling
Nether Compton is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful countryside, coast and varied attractions of both Dorset and Somerset. There is actually no need to get back in the car! You can walk or cycle straight from the back door. The Monarch’s Way and McMillan Way (walking) and National Cycle Route 26 are very nearby as is the South West coastal footpath. We can lend you large scale maps of the local area and lock your bikes up overnight. Drying space is available for wet kit.
Sherborne – historic market town famous for it’s beautiful Abbey as well as two castles. There is a Literary Festival in October and Music festival in May.
More exploring and activities nearby:
Cadbury Castle – Bronze and Iron age fort reputed to be King Arthur’s Camelot.
Cerne Abbas Giant - Britain’s largest chalk hill figure cared for by the National Trust. Visit the lovely village of Cerne Abbas too.
Dorset Arts Weeks – one of the largest open studio events in the country (May/June)
East Lambrook Manor Gardens - created by the late Margaret Fish in 1938.
The Fleet Air Arm Museum – one of the largest aviation museums in the world.
Golf - Yeovil Golf Club 2 miles away and Sherborne Golf Club 5 miles away.
Hardy Country – Thomas Hardy was born and lived much of his life in Dorset. Hardy’s Cottage is a National trust property near Dorchester.
Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford – over 200 veteran, vintage and classic cars.
'Jurassic Coast - 95 miles of truly stunning coastline also known as The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site.
Minterne House Gardens - beautiful gardens in the style of Capability Brown.
National Trust Properties – including Montacute House, Lytes Cary Manor & Stourhead House and Gardens.
If you have any queries or wish to make a booking please call or email Clare Hawkins. Please feel free to leave a message if we are out.
+44 (0)1935 817993
+44 (0)7887 427 020