Welcome to Somerton, a town steeped in history with an exciting future.
The ancient “Royal Town of Wessex”, with its attractive main square and market cross, Somerton is a delightful place to live – large enough to have ample facilities, but small enough to feel you belong.
Somerton has excellent transport links, it is within easy reach of the mainline train station at Castle Cary, the A303 and M5, it is less than an hour to Bristol Airport and regular bus routes lead to Taunton, Wells, Yeovil, Bristol and Bath.
Built on level ground providing easy pedestrian access, the town has some fine architecture and was used as a filming location for 1980s BBCs series ‘The Monocled Mutineer’. Somerton is surrounded by stunning countryside, leading to the nearby County Town of Taunton as well as Wells, Sherborne, Yeovil and Bruton, home of the acclaimed Hauser & Wirth gallery. History lovers can explore nearby treasures such as Lytes Cary Manor, the Priest’s House in Muchelney, and Tintinhull Garden in Yeovil; whilst gardeners will enjoy its close proximity to the Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal-winning Kelways garden centre, located just a few miles away in Langport, Hestercombe House near Taunton and an abundance of National Trust properties in the area.
Somerton’s bustling retail centre includes boutiques, interiors shops, an art gallery and antiques dealers, as well as its own independent supermarket. There are many attractive pubs, cafes and restaurants within the town to visit with family and friends, including the acclaimed White Hart pub and Courtyard Café.
Somerton has a vibrant community with classes and clubs to suit everyone, offering the opportunity to rediscover former interests, find new hobbies, and make friends. Venues including The Parish Rooms and Edgar Hall are the location for many of these and are available to hire for your own purposes, whilst local churches ensure that your spiritual needs are met, whatever your faith. Somerton has its own branch of U3A and the recently formed ‘Love Somerton’ group organises events to bring the community together, such as breakfasts at The Buttercross and a festive night in December.
Art enthusiasts will be delighted with The Old Town Hall, restored to its former glory in 2016 and now home to ACEArts. The gallery has a year-round programme of exhibitions from local, national and international artists and also runs a schedule of workshops to introduce you to new art and craft skills. It has a wonderful shop selling high quality, locally produced arts and crafts, perfect as gifts or to display in your own home.
The current redevelopment of the West Street area will transform the historic buildings into exclusive retirement apartments and shops, and will be highly sought after as a way to become part of this thriving community.Enquiry