Strongvox at Nether Stowey – Country Living at its Best!
Equidistant from the two major cities of Bristol and Exeter, we found a gem of a site, simply perfect for Strongvox’s award-winning treatment!
An exclusive development featuring two, three and four bed homes, ‘Cricketer Farm’ at Nether Stowey is country living at its best, with a strong community spirit in the village, combined with wonderful countryside and coastline to explore. Read on to find out more about the attraction of living in this beautiful part of Somerset.
Only three miles from the coast, Nether Stowey is a thriving village in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset. The village sits at the foot of the Quantock Hills (the very first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and is located along the A39, eight miles west of Bridgwater and 12 miles from Taunton. The ruins of a Norman castle, a Gothic-style clock tower and a famous 18th century poet add to its charm and character, and with a population of around 2,000, it offers all the essentials with a strong community vibe.
Post office, pubs and poets
Nether Stowey has excellent local facilities, including a post office, three pubs, two general stores, a butcher, two hair salons, library, primary school, village hall and a health centre. The village’s playing fields offer a range of facilities, including a multi-use games area and there are numerous clubs and organisations for young and old, catering for a range of interests and activities.
An impressive stone clock tower stands in the heart of the village, where Castle Street, Lime Street and St Mary’s Street meet. The remains of a Norman motte-and-bailey castle can be found a short stroll along Castle Street, and St Mary’s Church with its 15th Century tower, is located on a medieval site on St Mary’s Street. Opposite the Ancient Mariner pub on Lime Street, is Coleridge’s Cottage, once the home of the Romantic Movement poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and now owned by The National Trust. This cottage is also the starting point of the Coleridge Way, a long distance walk to commemorate the life of this poet, who also loved walking. Cobbled pavements, ancient cottages and a stream running along the side of the street all add to its charm and make this a highly desirable place to live.
Gateway to The Quantocks
Being so close to the Quantocks and Exmoor, there’s no shortage of outdoor pursuits only a stone’s throw from the village. This is a popular centre for walking, cycling and touring. If you enjoy exploring the Somerset landscape on foot, there are a host of ambles, rambles and more challenging hikes across Exmoor. Several long distance walking routes pass close by, including the 51-mile Coleridge Way, which starts in Nether Stowey and finishes at Lynmouth Pavilion. Celebrating the life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his good friend and fellow poet, William Wordsworth who also lived just a few miles away, this walk traverses stunning Somerset countryside, taking in moorland and valleys, farmland and woodland, village vistas plus glorious coastal views towards Wales.
The Quantocks’ varied terrain makes cycling a popular activity, whether it’s touring on roads or cross-country on a MTB and there are hills aplenty to get the heart rate pumping. The views are well worth the effort! The stunning Exmoor coastline offers additional opportunities and attractions, with beaches, coves, water sports, sea fishing and pony trekking, to list but a few.
Enjoy the best of both worlds
Living at Nether Stowey allows you to enjoy a country living lifestyle within easy reach of a number of Somerset’s major towns. And the A39 and M5 provide convenient routes locally and for places further afield.
Continue west along the A39 for ten miles and you’ll soon reach the coastal town of Watchet. Steeped in history, this port has seen plenty of action from the Iron Age to Viking invasions. Today, it’s packed with independent antique, vintage, craft and gift shops and is well worth a stroll around. With two beaches, boasting rock pools and a boating lake, Watchet is also a great place to go family fossil hunting for ammonites!
Once a major port and now a growing commercial hub, the town of Bridgwater is home to Europe’s largest illuminated carnival, which usually lights up the streets in November. Small enough to explore on foot, the centre offers a number of museums, independent and high street shops, restaurants and an Arts Centre.
Taunton, the county town of Somerset, is a shopping mecca with a brilliant selection of eateries and bars, plus a self-guided Heritage Tour of its historical sites. It’s also a great cricketing and horse racing destination and hosts an annual flower show proudly billed as ‘The Chelsea of the West’.
We hope this has whetted your appetite enough to explore this beautiful part of Somerset for yourself. Click here for more details about Strongvox’s stunning development of two, three and four bed homes at Cricketer Farm in Nether Stowey and we hope you’ll come and visit us there soon!
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