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Why stay here ...

Forton House is a quiet and peaceful site in a perfect area for walking and relaxation. 

  • A very peaceful and quiet site with no traffic noise.

  • Chard's new swimming pool and leisure centre is just 1 mile away

  • A bus service gives access to neighbouring towns leaving every 2 hours for a day out on foot.

  • Cyclists can link up with the Sustrans national cycle network, route 33 just 1 mile away



Has everything you could need with a cosy woodburner, comfortable bedroom, fitted kitchen and ensuite shower room





Close to the coast


Lyme Regis, Seaton and Charmouth are all within 30 minutes drive

Somerset Cider Tours


Somerset Cider Brandy Co

Burrow Hill Burrow Way, Kingsbury Episcopi, Martock TA12 6BU

01460 240782

Sheppy's Cider Farm Shop

Three Bridges, Bradford-on-Tone, Taunton TA4 1ER

01823 461233



Just one mile to Sustrans route 33 where a disused railway line takes you to Ilminster and beyond, past Chard reservoir and historic WW2 landmarks



Cricket St Thomas Golf Club

Chard TA20 4DG

01460 30231

Walking for you...close by or further afield


The area is packed with beautiful walks with stunning views, past historic houses or through woods. OS Explorer map available

Chard walk (wheel and push-chair friendly) 1.75 miles
Chard walk (wheel and push-chair friendly) 2 miles
Chard walk 4 miles
Chard walk 5 miles
Chard walk 5.5 miles
Chard walk 6.5 miles
Chard walk 7.5 miles
Combe St Nicholas walk 6.75 miles
Tatworth walk 3 miles
Tatworth walk 3 miles
Tatworth walk 4 miles
Tatworth walk 4 miles
Tatworth walk 5 miles
Tatworth walk 6 miles
Thorncombe walk 2.2 miles
Thorncombe walk 2.3 miles
Thorncombe walk 2.4 miles
Thorncombe walk 3.1 miles
Thorncombe walk 3.4 miles
Thorncombe walk 4 miles

Market Towns


Markets take place in Chard Saturday morning, Crewkerne farmers market 3rd Saturday in the month and Axminster Country Market, local traders at the Masonic Hall.

WW2 sites


"Taunton Stop line" and defences  are abundant in the local area

Local attractions

South Somerset offers everything from air and vehicle museums to indoor climbing, fishing and golf to historic houses .

Horse Riding 


Woodhouse farm, Hawkchurch, Axminster EX13 5UF

07977 381379

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