Barwick House lies close to the Somerset/Dorset border and is ideal
for exploring both counties. The lovely Dorset coast can be reached
within a thirty-minute drive.
Many glorious historic houses and gardens are located in the surrounding
area these include: Minterne, Mapperton House and Gardens, Sherborne Abbey, The Cobb at Lyme Regis, Lulworth Castle, St Catherine's Chapel at Abbotsbury, Montacute, Forde Abbey, Athelhampton, Kingston
Lacey, Stourhead and Hardys Cottage. The historic towns of Sherborne
and Dorchester lie close by and the city of Bath is within easy
If you want somewhere to stay to break a long jouney to/from Cornwall or whilst you visit the local private schools around Dorset, Somerset and Devon Little Barwick provides an ideal stop before and after. The historic towns of Sherborne, Dorchester Glastonbury,Taunton and Wells lie close by whilst the cities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter within easy reach.
Country sports including Clay Pigeon Shooting can be enjoyed at Southern Counties Leisure, while Go Karting is available at the Clay Pigeon Raceway near Evershot and Henley Hillbillies for outdoor safaris on quad bikes.
For those looking to learn more from their break why not attend one of the cookery courses held by renowned chef, Lesley Waters at Abbots Hill Farm which is just 3 miles away. This is her family home and cookery school, where she runs varios 'hands on' or 'demonstration' days both of which are extremley popular and fun.