Here’s what you can expect to find when you stay at Moorfields B&B. If there’s anything in particular that we can assist you with to make your stay more enjoyable – whether it’s a recommendation for good places to visit, the nod on where to go for dinner, or just the number of a local taxi firm - then please contact us and we’ll do our very best to help.
To say Moorfields is quirky, is an understatement.
Apart from the low doorways and ceilings in some rooms, there are stone stairs leading up to the rooms with the floors undulating as you go
This is part of the joy of living in an older building! There is plenty of parking, behind a 5-bar gate.
We have The Secret Garden (as it used to be, all but hidden, behind a huge hedge) for guests (& visiting cats) . This is largely kept reasonably wild as the sparrow fledglings use it, so some care must be taken if you choose to make use of it. It is planted with nature in mind, plenty of lavender, herbs & wildflowers to do our bit for the birds & the bees!
Also a wildlife pond for the frogs and slow worms
We also have a field which is extremely wild across the road, paths are mown through it, other than that it is left for the wildlife. Owls, both Tawny and barn, buzzards and foxes are often seen or heard. We usually have fox litters. There are benches there, should you wish to explore..
Living so close to nature, we try our absolute best to share.
Our local small town of Langport has plenty to do, including canoe hire to explore our scenic waterways. The Somerset Levels are synonymous with fresh air, bird watching, long walks and perhaps the odd pub to visit, we will be happy to point you in the right direction. Bird watching on the levels is a must, there are various RSPB stations as well as Cranes & our Starling murmurations are a joy to behold.
We have a group of intrepid ladies who 'wild swim' regularly, we could put you in touch with. You can hire a bicycle to discover the Levels, it is quite easy going in areas.
For those interested in History you have the Hanging Chapel (which is now an art gallery) & plenty of beautiful churches. Muchelney Abbey & then pop into the Leach Pottery opposite to purchase some famous stoneware pottery.
We have many beautiful National Trust properties, Barrington Court, Montacute House, Lytes Cary, as well as private stately homes of note, Hestercombe in Taunton, being one. The gardens are fabulous!
We have a few cider tours,on our doorstep where you have tastings as well. A Sparkling wine producer & Vineyard to tour, minutes from us! Not forgetting the world renowned cider Brandy producer (said to rival Calvados!) at Burrow Hill, followed by a short walk up Burrow Hill for the most beautiful scenic view.
For the gardeners amongst us, we have the world class Kelways, Chelsea Gold medal winners. 'East Lambrook Manor', Margery Fish's home (fabulous nursery!) lovely to walk around and for something entirely different Desert to Jungle for all your Exotics.
We have a well known smokery (Brown and Forrest) where you can purchase & have lunch. Next door is a rifle range, run by Rifleman Firearms, where you can try your hand.
As well as numerous country pubs to try out, too many to mention!
Haynes Motor Museum is 15 minutes from us, as is the Fleet Air Arm Museum which houses some of Concorde.
We are particularly well suited to visit some beautiful towns such as Wells, Glastonbury, Bath and Lyme Regis amongst others. Street, with it Clarks shopping village less than 20 minutes away. Somerton less than 2 miles away, is a very worthwhile visit, quintessentially English, super little coffee shops as well as various antique shops.
There is plenty to do and see!