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The Newt in Somerset

Garden

Travel Tips

Travel First Class from London Paddington. Includes breakfast and afternoon tea on the train. 1

Booking the Great Garden Escape in advance is recommended to secure your spot. 2

Explore the maze-like garden and Victorian glasshouse. 3

Introduction

Accommodation

  • 🏨 Hadspen House: Restored 17th-century manor with 23 rooms featuring fireplaces and freestanding tubs
  • 🏑 The Farmyard: 17 rooms in converted 18th-century farm buildings, offering rustic chic ambiance
  • πŸ› Amenities: Many rooms include fireplaces, soaking tubs, and personal steam pods
  • 🚜 Transportation: Electric golf carts available for guests to navigate the estate
  • 🌳 Views: Rooms offer picturesque views of the estate's gardens and orchards
  • πŸ”₯ Common Areas: Cozy living rooms with velvet couches, fireplaces, and a bar with teal walls
  • 🏊 Pools: Indoor-outdoor pool at the spa and another pool at the Farmyard
  • πŸ› Room Count: Total of 40 rooms across the estate

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Dining

  • 🍽 The Botanical Rooms: Elegant dining with estate vegetables, salt room cuts, and dayboat fish
  • 🍷 Cyder Pairing: Tasting menu paired with Fine Cyder or house cellar selections
  • 🍞 Garden Cafe: Overlooks the parabola garden, serving fresh, estate-grown produce
  • πŸ”₯ Farmyard Kitchen: Wood-fired dishes with ingredients from the estate
  • 🍦 Desserts: Homemade buffalo gelato with cider caramel sauce
  • 🍎 Cyder: Estate-produced cyder available for tasting and purchase
  • 🍽 Seasonal Menus: Dishes change with the seasons, reflecting the estate's harvest
  • 🍡 Afternoon Tea: Complimentary afternoon tea with scones, clotted cream, and jam

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Gardens and Grounds

  • 🌳 Formal Gardens: 30-acre gardens designed by Patrice Taravella
  • 🍏 Apple Orchards: 65-acre maze with over 70 varieties of apple trees
  • πŸ‘ Livestock: Sheep grazing under the trees, adding to the pastoral charm
  • 🌸 Seasonal Changes: Gardens and landscape change with the seasons
  • 🌿 The Viper: Raised wooden walkway leading to the Story of Gardening museum
  • 🐸 Fun Features: Toad statues spouting water and paddling areas
  • 🌼 Parabola Garden: Egg-shaped garden with 300 types of apple trees
  • 🌳 Woodland: Extensive woodland areas for exploration and relaxation

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Activities

  • 🐝 Bee Safari: Guided tours to observe and learn about different bee species
  • 🍯 Honey Tasting: Experience the flavors and healing properties of honey
  • πŸ› Roman Villa: Tour the reconstructed Villa Ventorum with frescoes and artifacts
  • 🍏 Cyder Making: Learn about the cyder-making process and enjoy tastings
  • 🌳 Forest Bathing: Immersive eco-therapy sessions in the woodland
  • 🚢 Dawn Walks: Guided walks to experience the estate at sunrise
  • 🧘 Workshops: Seasonal workshops on horticulture, crafts, and more
  • 🏞 Deer Park: Tours to observe the estate's deer population

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Historical Attractions

  • πŸ› Villa Ventorum: Reconstructed Roman villa with hand-chiseled mosaics and frescoes
  • πŸ—Ώ Roman Ruins: Adjacent to the original Roman-British villa dating back to 351 A.D.
  • 🏺 Artifacts: Detailed artifacts and exhibits showcasing Roman life
  • 🍲 Roman Cuisine: Open-air kitchen serving Roman-style street food
  • πŸ› Interpretation Center: Educational exhibits about the Roman era
  • πŸ–Ό Frescoes: Stunning wall frescoes recreated from historical designs
  • πŸ› Courtyard: Central courtyard with Roman architectural elements
  • 🏺 Guided Tours: Available to provide in-depth historical context

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Transportation

  • πŸš‚ Train: Two-and-a-half-hour ride from London Paddington to Castle Cary
  • πŸš— Car: Approximately two-hour drive from London Heathrow Airport
  • 🚜 On-site: Electric golf carts available for guests to navigate the estate
  • 🚌 Local Transport: Accessible via local transport options from nearby towns
  • πŸš‚ Great Garden Escape: Seasonal train service from London Paddington to the estate
  • πŸ…Ώ Parking: Ample parking available for guests arriving by car
  • 🚢 Walking: Estate is walkable with well-maintained paths and trails
  • 🚲 Bicycles: Bikes available for guests to explore the grounds

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Seasonal Events

  • 🍏 Apple Season: Orchard walks, cider-making classes, and apple-themed banquets
  • πŸ”₯ Fire Night Festival: Celebrates the harvest with live music, fire spectacles, and treats
  • 🌸 Spring: Garden tours and workshops on planting and horticulture
  • 🌞 Summer: Outdoor dining events and garden parties
  • πŸ‚ Autumn: Harvest festivals and seasonal dining experiences
  • ❄ Winter: Festive events and cozy indoor activities
  • 🌿 Workshops: Seasonal workshops on various topics throughout the year
  • πŸŽ‰ Special Events: Regularly updated calendar of events and activities

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Travel Information
πŸ“žΒ Β Β Phone: +44 1963 577777
🌐   Website: http://www.thenewtinsomerset.com/
πŸ•’Β Β Β Hours: See hours
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: A359, Hadspen, Castle Cary BA7 7NG, United Kingdom
πŸ”—Β Β Β Profiles: LinkedIn

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