the local area

South Petherton is a village and civil parish on the River Parrett in the South Somerset district of Somerset, England. It is 5 miles (8 km) east of Ilminster and 5 miles (8 km) north west of Crewkerne.

It is distinctive for the traditional hamstone construction of many of its buildings. In 2005 South Petherton was awarded ‘Somerset Village of the Year’ in a national competition. Historically South Petherton was a market town, but these days is regarded to be a village, with many of its ancient functions having ended by around 1870.

Wider afield, Somerset is the Jewel of The South West - stunning views across fantastic countryside and sandy beaches. Somerset is famous for its Glastonbury Festival, Mulberry Handbags and Arthurian Legends! From Bath in the east to Exmore in the west, Somerset has an astonishing variety of landscapes, architecture and culture.

You can read more at the official tourism website for Somerset and surrounding areas.

(Image above is a view of Glastonbury Tor)