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Blackwater Cottage, Blackwater, Somerset, TA20 3LE
01460 234228

The Local Area…

Flooding in Somerset

February 28, 2014 · by Blackwater Cottage · Comments Off on Flooding in Somerset

We have been so lucky to escape some of the horrific flooding that has happened in Somerset this winter.  The nearby area has not been affected and we have been really fortunate to be able to stay open for business. Our thoughts go out to those in the lower parts of Somerset and other areas in the South-west who have been so badly affected…

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‘A good walk’ – Castle Neroche and Staple Fitzpaine, Somerset

February 28, 2014 · by Blackwater Cottage · Comments Off on ‘A good walk’ – Castle Neroche and Staple Fitzpaine, Somerset

We recently saw a great article in the Times on Saturday written by walker and blogger Christopher Somerville about a walk through Castle Neroche and Staple Fitzpaine. It takes in much of the area around near Blackwater cottage and includes a good finish at the nearby Greyhound Inn.

We will certainly being trying this with the dogs soon!

You can follow the links to Christophers article and website below.

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The Blackdown Hills & The Surrounding Area

August 13, 2013 · by Blackwater Cottage · Comments Off on The Blackdown Hills & The Surrounding Area

Blackwater Cottage is situated in the Blackdown Hills, Somerset an area of outstanding natural beauty between Taunton and Chard. There are many activities  to do and see in the area including walking, cycling and horse-riding. For sport lovers we have Taunton racecourse, Somerset County Cricket Ground and Taunton Vale Polo nearby.  There are plenty of  good pubs, lots of wildlife and a wealth of houses and gardens  open the…

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Places To Eat

August 13, 2013 · by Blackwater Cottage · Comments Off on Places To Eat

There are many places to eat in the area. 

Our Favourite pub is the Candlelight Inn just down the road. They do lovely food and ales and have a nice garden for when the sun is shining. We can show you how to walk to the pub from the house. Bookings can be made on 01460 234476.

Another one of our favourite pubs is the Farmers Arms in West Hatch…

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Local Walks/Cycling

August 13, 2013 · by Blackwater Cottage · Comments Off on Local Walks/Cycling

We have discovered many various walks form the Bed and Breakfast and some further afield. We would always be happy to point you in the right direction of some of favourites.

For cyclists there are many wonderful cycle routes in the Blackdown Hills. We can offer secure facilities to store your bicycles overnight.

The area offers mostly on road cycling in quiet country lanes but for off roaders there is…

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Attractions

August 13, 2013 · by Blackwater Cottage · Comments Off on Attractions

We will update this section as and when we visit some the wonderful historical sites in the area. including Iron Age hill forts, Castle Neroche, and some other stunning country houses…

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Local Events

August 13, 2013 · by Blackwater Cottage · Comments Off on Local Events

There are many events happening every week including farmers markets, arts and sporting events.

Taunton Farmers market takes place every week on Thursday 9am – 3 pm all year round. It offers a lovely selection of local produce from the Blackdown Hills and nearby areas…

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