Evercreech is a village and civil parish 3 miles (4.8 km) South East of Shepton Mallet, and 5 miles (8.0 km) North East of Castle Cary, in the Mendip district of Somerset, England. Evercreech Junction was a railway station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. It was replaced by Evercreech New railway station from 1874 to 1966, when it closed.
Nearest Airport: Bristol, International.
Nearest local train station: Castle Cary - 5 miles by road.
First Great Western operate through this station with a direct train from London Paddington, taking 1hr 15mins. Trains run to Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bath, Taunton, Exter, Paignton, Plymouth, Truro, Penzance, Falmouth and St. Ives.
There is also a bus link between St Austell and The Eden Project. Southwest operates buses through Evercreech to Wincanton, Shepton Mallet, Yeovil, Oakhill, Bruton, Castlecary, Salisbury, and Street.
Travel line bus and coach information - tel: 0870 6082608
The closest local bus station is Wells.
Bath and Bristol are the closest main bus and train stations with transfers.
Evercreech has an amazing Co-op right opposite the cottage! It incorporates a newsagent, cash machine and post office. The Co-op is open from 07:30 - 22:00 every day including Sunday. There is a bakers, doctor's surgery, chemist, fish and chip shop, pub (The Bell) and a church.
A large Tesco superstore and a retail park can be found on the edge of Shepton Mallet with the town itself, being approximately three miles away.
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Evercreech Plaice is our local fish and chip shop and you can order before you pick up!
Phone: 01749 830395
There are numerous other restaurants in the local area offering a variety of food. Please see our flyers in the cupboard next to the TV in the lounge.
There are lots of places to see and things to do if you fancy getting out and about. Right near the cottage is the Royal Bath and West Showground (3mins) and The East Somerset Railway Centre for rail enthusiasts (10mins).
Below are a few other places that we recommend visiting. We would love to hear from you if you have any other places that are great to visit!
A limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills, situated in the village of Cheddar, Somerset. Britain's oldest complete human skeleton was found in 1903 within the Cheddar show caves - known as "The Cheddar Man". Within the caves, which were created by activity from an underground river, stalactites and stalagmites can be found - a great geographical treat!
This is a show cave, evolved into a very popular tourist attraction situated in the village of Wookey Hole on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills near Wells in Somerset. The cave is well known for the story of a vague human shaped rock outcrop, known as "The Witch of Wookey Hole" who was reputedly turned to stone by a monk from Glastonbury. This site is also known for the first cave dives in Britain.
Known and referred to as "Paradise" for one of the finest landscape gardens in the world, the gardens are a strolling distance from Stourhead House - contained in the adjacent valley.
Nearby is the Longleat Center Parcs which offers the chance of an activity-packed holiday to spend with family and friends.
Next to the village of Horningsham is the Elizabethan Longleat House. Also present on site are a big natural maze, landscaped gardens and magical safari park. Longleat is approximately 30 minutes way from The Loves Cottage.
A pleasant drive slightly further afield will take you to The New Forest in Hampshire (70mins) in the South East, or to The Cotswolds (60mins) in the North East. Stonehenge and Amesbury are due East on the A303, approximately a 50-minute drive.
There are many National Trust Buildings, Gardens and Countryside walks within a 50 minute drive of the cottage as well as local public footpath walks in the countryside. Further information on the National Trust can be found on their website