Things to do
As befits a country house, there is a tennis court and croquet lawn that guests are free to use. Bring your tennis whites!
Places to visit
Historic and world famous Bath is nearby. Immaculately preserved Roman baths, beautiful architecture and maze ofalleyways for shopping make it perfect for day trips from Harptree.
Wells, the smallest city in England is only eight miles away. The glorious cathedral and bishops palace is one of the most complete in Europe.
Bristol is a bustling city full of industrial heritage. The works of the engineer Isombard Kingdom Brunel are now linked by the Brunel Mile, a marked trail from Bristol Temple Meads via the SS Great Britain to the Clifton Suspension Bridge. For shopping there is the new Cabot Circus in the centre but Clifton Village remains many peoples favourite area of the city.
The mendip hills have been mined for lead and minerals from pre roman times. The many straight roads in the area are based on Roman roads. the lead and silver mined by the Romans found its way to the roman baths in Bath and even perhaps as far as Rome. The hills are covered with footpaths and the steep edges of the hills give walkers great views
Longleat House - The home of BBC's Animal Park series.
Glastonbury Tor - An intriguing and stunning site, which has attracted folklore and mysticism. It's also worth visiting the village for its history and New Age vibes.
Festivals & events
Glastonbury is right round the corner, making Harptree the perfect venue for festival going with a difference.
The Wincanton Carnival is part of Somerset’s Guy Fawkes illuminated carnivals that take place in autumn. The village really comes alive during this period with extravagantly decorated costumes, floats and festivities until the early hours.The Bath & West show in Shepton Mallet is home to the National Cheese Awards and the UK’s biggest cider competition. For a true taste of the West Country this sho
w in June with over 600 trade stands is a great family day out.
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is held annually during August and fills the sky with hot air balloons of all colours, sizes and shapes. A very memorable sight!