Even though it may be a winters weekend, there are still lots of things to do in Bruton and the surrounding countryside at this time of the year. So if you fancy a couple of days away in one of our lovely contemporary rooms, the heating is on so its warm and cosy and Martin has been making delicious brownies and flapjacks in our kitchens ready for you to enjoy during your stay with us at Oak House.
We managed a wintery walk ourselves yesterday around Stourhead Gardens yesterday and a few of the winter Azaleas are already starting to flower and the snowdrops are out in force. We always finish our walk with a hot chocolate in The Spread Eagle Inn and warm up in front of the roaring fire.
The new exhibition at Hauser Wirth Gallery is well worth a visit too and we enjoyed the opening of Elizabeth Frinks exciting Sculptures – really amazing to think that most of her work was completed nearly 50 years ago and still looks totally up to date and modern today. The new works of Djordje Ozbolt are also on display with a rather interesting Superhero Gnome shooting out of the wall of the Roth Grill wall, setting the scene for his exciting works inside the gallery. If you are staying with us on a Friday night, then it is well worth booking a table for one of the Roth bars Friday late evenings with live music from either a DJ or a band. You can walk from Oak house in about 8 minutes and then you can enjoy that extra cocktail without having to nominate a driver for the evening!
On a Saturday morning, we highly recommend a look around our great shops in the high street. We are lucky to have an eclectic mix of designer style shops with wonderful Italian handbags and shoes at Little Italy, Exciting things for your garden at The Garden room, Antiques at our two great antique shops, Interesting vintage and designer clothes and items at Phillips and Skinner and at Zoes’ new shop with lots of retro clothes and accessories. You can grab a mid morning coffee at Caro and then enjoy lunch At the chapel, which is always a great place for a wood fired pizza and a glass of wine. If you love cheese, then our favourite place to drop in for some cheese tasting is at The Godminster shop, where you can try their great cheeses and also some of their flavoured vodkas. The horseradish vodka certainly makes a delicious bloody mary! If you like your coffee, then just next door to Godminster is Beanshot coffee, which sources, roasts and grinds delicious coffee for you to take home.
Yes, we are just so lucky that we have all of this right on our door-step. But don’t just take my word for it, come and stay at Oak House and you can experience this all for yourselves. We look forward to welcoming you very soon…….