Cricket St Thomas


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Tel code: 01460 | code search
Postcode: TA20 | code search
Population: 70
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The tiny village of Cricket St Thomas is situated in a valley close to the A30 between Crewkerne and Chard. The village does not get its name from any connection with the sport cricket, in fact it derives from the Anglo Saxon word 'cruc' meaning ridge or hill. Cricket St Thomas is most famous for its Wildlife Park and the nearby Manor House and Estate. The Wildlife Park at Cricket St Thomas is full of exotic animals with the aim of placing them in environments where they can behave as naturally as possible. The park makes a great place to visit for the family but it also plays an important role in conservation, as well as providing a number of educational facilities. The manor house is known as Cricket House and has 14th century origins. It was rebuilt considerably at the beginning of the 19th century for Sir Alexander Hood. The house was used as "Grantleigh Manor," the setting for the television series 'To the Manor Born'. At the time the Manor House was owned by the father-in-law of the writer Peter Spence. Visitors can stay at the luxurious Cricket St Thomas Hotel, set in its historic gardens.

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Cricket St. Thomas Hotel (0.23 miles)

Cricket St. Thomas Hotel
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Cricket St Thomas is a splendid example of 18th century architecture. Designed by Sir John Soane, this Grade II listed ... More | visit website
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New Inn (2.29 miles)

New Inn
Welcome to The New Inn, each of our rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished with antique wardrobes and dressing tables and are situated in our sunny pleasant garden on the ground floor in a separate ... More | visit website
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Lordleaze Hotel (2.64 miles)

Lordleaze Hotel
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The Lordleaze Hotel is a delightful, privately owned, 25 Bedroom Hotel; set in a secluded area on the Somerset, Dorset and Devon borders.

Originally an 18th century farmhouse, the ... More | visit website

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Middle Farmhouse (2.77 miles)

Middle Farmhouse

Jan and Terry offer you a warm welcome at Middle Farmhouse, which is a non-working farmhouse situated in the quiet rural hamlet of Hewish. We are 2 miles south of the Georgian town of Crewkerne, on ... More | visit website

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The Golden Fleece (2.91 miles)

The Golden Fleece
Not content to remain successful at this venture they have recently renovated the building at the rear of the pub, which was originally created over 150 years ago as a shelter for shepherds and their ... More | visit website
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Hornsbury Mill (2.97 miles)

Hornsbury Mill
Welcome to Hornsbury Mill hotel & wedding venue in Chard, Somerset. A charming example of an early 19th century corn mill set deep in the heart of Somerset on the A358 between Taunton and Chard.

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Bath House Hotel (3.34 miles)

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An Orient Experience...... where West meets the East - The Bath House Hotel stands alone; contemporary, yet warm and inviting. The perfect place to explore the tastes of Asia in ... More

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The Granary at Yew Tree Farm (3.39 miles)

The Granary at Yew Tree Farm

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Bordering both Devon and Somerset, in a gloriously unspoilt and peaceful location at the end of a farm road, these delightful cottages are set on a non ... More

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Bellplot House & Thomas's Restaurant (3.45 miles)

Bellplot House & Thomas
Bellplot House is a delightful Grade II Listed Georgian Town House. The AA Award winning 'Best Breakfast' is a feast of excellent local ingredients. This 5 star guest accommodation is also recommended by Johansens, Alastair ... More | visit website
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Bellplot House Hotel (3.45 miles)

Bellplot House Hotel

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The only hotel in the centre of Chard, a quintessential English town in Somerset, this beautiful Grade II listed Georgian townhouse provides a stylish and comfortable environment in elegant surroundings. The ... More | visit website

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