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Shepton Mallet

The town of Shepton Mallet is located in the Mendip District of Somerset, with the rolling Mendip Hills lying just to the north and the River Sheppey runs through the town, creating a picturesque, rural holiday destination for a cottage holiday break in Somerset.

The town has a rich history dating back to Roman times and there are a number of listed buildings that provide an interesting insight into the town’s heritage. The 12th Century parish church of St Peter and Paul, the Market Cross built in 1520 and the medieval market stall ‘The Shambles’ all offer insight into the region’s history; the Radstock Museum tells the story of a town. Shepton Mallet is also home to England’s oldest prison, which operated from 1625 to 2013 and was housed in what is now a stunning listed building.

Beer and cider brewing has been an integral part of life in Shepton Mallet since the 1800s, and the Anglo-Bavarian Brewery still has a presence in this small town. At Kilver Court, visitors can explore the historic gardens or enjoy cider brewed from the same recipe for over 200 years. Babycham was created at the brewery in Kilver Street and visitors can enjoy a glass of this sparkling perry whilst they view the Charlton Viaduct and the verdant gardens of the Court.

Shepton Mallet offers plenty of outdoor activities including some lovely walks in the beautiful countryside surrounding the town. The famous Wookey Hole Caves are also located nearby and Shepton Mallet is the closest town to the site of the Glastonbury festival.

With a rich cultural heritage and the opportunity for plenty of outdoor adventures, Shepton Mallet is a great holiday destination. Search for Shepton Mallet holiday cottages and book your getaway.
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    Sticklinch, near Glastonbury, Somerset×

    Dabinett

    Sticklinch, near Glastonbury, Somerset

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    Ref: 29693
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Many attractions nearby make this ‘upside down’ house an ideal touring base.
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    This ‘upside down’ detached holiday cottage has the living room, bedrooms and bathroom all on the first floor, with good views over the surrounding farmland and countryside. It’s situated within the owners’ grounds, adjacent to Honey String Cottage (ref 26884) so properties can be booked together for a larger group. It nestles in the heart of rural Somerset, just a few miles from Glastonbury, famous for its annual music festival, tor and abbey. There are...

  • Ashwick, near Shepton Mallet, Somerset
    Ashwick, near Shepton Mallet, Somerset×

    Church Cottage

    Ashwick, near Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC1053
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Relax in the large garden, or enjoy a spot of tennis in your own private court. Just a 30-minute drive from the city of Bath.
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