Parsonage Farm is set within the Quantock Hills, the first designated AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in Britain. The hills are a special mix of moorland, historic oak wood forests and farmland running down to the Bristol Channel. There are miles and miles of walks which can begin at the doorstep. The newly created 36 mile Coleridge Way, which begins in Nether Stowey, can be reached ½ mile down the country lane and is a beautiful walk over the Quantock Hills, onto Exmoor and ending in Porlock. We are also centrally located within easy reach of several beautiful gardens- Hestercombe, Cothay Manor and the National Trust Gardens of Dunster, Knightshayes, Barrington Court and Montacute to name just a few. Many of our guests also enjoy a visit to Glastonbury and Wells Cathedral while staying with us.

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"Over Stowey was the real home of my heart ...The beauty of the waterfalls and streams, the deep red earth, the strong, wiry bracken, the lovely heather hills, the fragrant drenched woods, full of moss and ferns... We lay in a fold of the Quantocks under steep, red fields, the moor above us, and occasional white seagulls swooping over our bright earth."

~ Phyllis Bottome remembering her childhood in the Vicarage