The runaway train came down the track and she blew,
The runaway train came down the track and she came to rest in Somerset,
And she blew, blew, blew, blew, blew.
And what a super halt she found tucked away in the ancient Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Brake Carriage now retired from life on the railway has undergone a gorgeous conversion making her a truly cosy retreat for couples in the heart of historic Somerset.
The undulating grassy topped limestone hills with steep slopes, dramatic gorges, rocky outcrops and myriad ancient monuments give way to stunning views of the glorious Chew Valley and lakes below. A huge network of footpaths offer great walking opportunities.
Exploring this beautiful area is a joy. Historic Glastonbury town with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants is a mere 7miles away. Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury Tor, Somerset Rural Museum and ancient Glastonbury Chalice Well, set in inspirational gardens, are waiting to be discovered. Naturalists will be bowled over by Ham Wall Nature Reserve but if its action you’re after visit Glastonbury Skate Park, take a dip in outdoor Greenbank Pool in Street or try caving, climbing and abseiling with caveclimb.com at Cheddar.
Shopaholics will love boutique shopping in small bustling market towns with independent establishments each with its own stock, personality and character. The Shoe Museum in Street, 7 miles away, tells the story of Clark’s shoes and has a fascinating collection of foot wear from Roman times through to today. Don’t miss the natural wonder of Wooky Hole Caves and the atmospheric Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, a lovely spot for a picnic and gentle strolling both in Wells 6 miles away. Quench your thirst with a glass or two of Hecks Farmhouse Cider, Perry or Apple Juice available at the farm shop in Street and many other local outlets.
Best of all is coming home to The Brake Carriage at the end of each exciting day where you can relax and snuggle up by the pot bellied stove or chill out, eat alfresco and star gaze surrounded by nature whilst enjoying stunning views of Pennard Hill and Glastonbury Tor. Of all the wagon camping holidays we just know you will be thrilled to have chosen The Brake Carriage.