Thorney Country Cottages, Gothic House, Thorney, Langport TA10 0DW

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The River Parrett

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Fun Days Out


Plenty to do and see at all the local National Trust properties. Or visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum and their spectacular annual RNAS Air Day at Yeovilton. Book onto a high-ropes course at Vivary Adventure Centre in Taunton. Love swimming and leisure activities? Check out Greenbank Pool in Street or Huish Leisure Centre in nearby Huish Episcopi. Further afield is the Haynes International Motor Museum and the brilliant Monkey World in Dorset.

Arts & Culture

Try a new skill with Shakspeare’s Glass Blowing courses in Langport, or pottery with Barrington Pottery classes. Living locally is the world-famous potter, Johnny Leach and his fascinating workshop and gallery in Muchelney.

Discover the Somerset Carnivals, annual events across the county that boast some of the largest illuminated processions in the world!

Places to Eat


Sit by the River Parrett in Langport with coffee and cake at River Parrett Cafe or the Kitchen. Or sample authentic Thai food at Thai Mango or Indian food from Cardamom.


Other local eateries include The Firehouse at Curry Rivel or Brown and Forrest’s exceptional Smokery in Hambridge. Experience gourmet dining at 28 Market Place in Somerton. Try local pub favourites – The Halfway House in Pitney, The Devonshire Arms in Long Sutton or The Barrington Boar near Barrington Court.

In Hinton St George, is the award-winning Dorothy’s Tea Room with a fine selection of afternoon tea and cakes to suit any taste. Near Lopen is the unique Pip’s Railway Carriage Café, with the choice of sitting in a refurbished train carriage or double-decker bus. Or try Farm and Field Cafe, in the picturesque surroundings at Frogmary Green Farm.

Local Amenities


Nearby Langport has a Tesco with cashpoint, Bakery, Health Food/Delicatessen, Boot’s Pharmacy and a selection of small local shops.

Kingsbury Episcopi

10 minutes down the road is Kingsbury Episcopi with a community cafe, post office and small community shop. Plus plenty of access to the River Parrett and play parks. Kinsbury also plays host to some fantastic annual events, including Kingsbury May Fayre and Party by the Parrett.

Public Transport

The closest bus line is the 54 and stops in Langport – Find details on the service here. Nearest train stations are Yeovil Junction and Yeovil Pen Mill. Castle Cary is also within 30 minutes drive. If you need a local taxi company, let us know. We’d be happy to help.

Kingsbury Episcopi - near Thorney Country Cottages

Explore Further Afield

Day Trips

Within easy driving distance is Ham Hill Country Park, with glorious views across the Somerset levels. You can easily reach Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, and even Stonehenge for a day’s trip. Plus the Blackdown Hills, Quantocks and Exmoor National Park are all within an hours drive.

We are just 20 miles from the beautiful Jurassic Coast in Dorset, with stunning clifftop walks and the scenic seaside town of Lyme Regis.

Shopping Trips

Clark’s Village in nearby Street is perfect for a day of shopping. If you fancy a day trip somewhere more urban or for a bit of shopping, both Bristol and Bath are nearby.

“Lovely location. Beautiful scenery. Quiet and tranquil.”

Katie C