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Montacute House (National Trust)
Montacute House (National Trust)


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Tel code: 01935 | code search
Postcode: TA15 | code search
Population: 740
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Kings Arms Inn
"I understand that the Inn is now under new ownership after a period where the business has been left to run down. My wife and i spent a lovely evening at ..." More

The Phelips Arms
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Montacute is a small Somerset village situated four miles west of Yeovil. It provides easy access to the A303 trunk road, which runs from Basingstoke in Hampshire to Honiton in Devon. The village was originally known as Logaresburch by the Saxons, when the estate was owned by King Harold's royal standard bearer Tofig. It was later renamed Montacute, although opinion seems divided as to the exact origins of the name. One opinion is that the name is derived from the Latin 'Mons Acutus' after a small but particularly steep hill that dominates the village. Some suggest that it is more likely that Robert, Count of Mortain, who built the motte-and-bailey Castle Montacute, probably named it after his colleague Drogo de Montague (Montacute). Montacute is all the more picturesque as the village is mostly built from the local Hamstone. The village also has a fine medieval church. The 'Borough' at the centre of the village is a square which is surrounded by charming cottages and the Phelps Arms public house. A big tourist attraction in the area is Montacute House; one of the finest examples of an Elizabethan House in England. Ham Hill Country Park is also popular with visitors.


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The Phelips Arms (0.06 miles)

The Phelips Arms
The un-spoilt Somerset village of Montacute the location of the film Sense and Sensibility is where you will find our charming 18th Century Hamstone Coaching Inn The Phelips Arms. Not only are we surrounded ... More | visit website
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Montacute Country Tearooms B&B (0.07 miles)

Montacute Country Tearooms B&B
All the bedrooms are decorated in a co-ordinated neutral decor. They are equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, clock alarms, hairdryers and flat screen TVs with freeview and a DVD player. The en-suite bedrooms are situated ... More | visit website
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Carents House (0.07 miles)

Carents House
In the beautiful Somerset countryside Carents House is in the centre of Montacute Village. Not far from Taunton and Yeovil Carents House is ideal for exploring Somerset and the Jurassic coast of Dorset.
Carents House offers ... More | visit website
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Kings Arms Inn (0.15 miles)

Kings Arms Inn

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The Kings Arms Inn near Yeovil is located in the delightful countryside of South Somerset in the heart of Montacute, a small picturesque village well known for its use in ... More

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The Masons Arms (0.88 miles)

The Masons Arms
My partner and I had been running pubs together for ten years as managers for various breweries before we found The Masons Arms. It is a picture postcard pub in a very pretty ham stone ... More | visit website
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Masons Arms (1.00 miles)

Masons Arms

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The Masons Arms is a delightful thatched pub in a traditional and peaceful hamstone village. It is a very friendly area with many National Trust properties nearby and other areas ... More

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Pieris (1.42 miles)

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Nestling in a sheltered and peaceful valley beside a tree lined mill pond, this delightful cluster of cottages stands in six acres of superbly landscaped grounds. Perfectly ... More

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Brympton House (1.62 miles)

Brympton House
Brympton House is a much loved stately home once owned by the Earls of Westmoreland.
All of our bedrooms have flat screen TVs, radio alarm clocks and a comfortable armchair. Crisp Egyptian cotton sheets and beds ... More | visit website
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Thorne Cottage (1.74 miles)

Thorne Cottage

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In a very quiet rural hamlet 3 miles from Yeovil town centre, we are close to all tourist attractions in the area and within easy reach of all local business establishments. We ... More

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Premier Inn Yeovil (2.00 miles)

Premier Inn Yeovil
Situated to the west of Yeovil next to Westland Helicopter factory. For shops and local amenities Yeovil town centre is only 3.5 miles away. Ideally located within easy reach of the A303 London to Exeter ... More | visit website

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