About the farm:
Bradley Cross Farm is situated within an area of high biodiversity supporting local rare species of plants and animal life. The land is noteworthy for its importance as a flight corridor and feeding ground for the Greater Horseshoe Bat.
Cheddar Gorge, site of Special Scientific Interest lies to the North of the farm and Mascalls’ Wood, an ancient woodland, lies to the West. The traditional breeds of Longhorn Cattle and Wiltshire Horn Sheep are well suited to managing the natural grassland.
The farm is itself of historical interest – a recent survey showed evidence of medieval terracing and ruined lime kilns.
About the stone cottage:
The stone cottage was built around 1850 It was formerly occupied by the local shepherd. After the Second World War, a polish farmer lived here for many years while building the adjacent farmhouse.
The cottage has been recently renovated by the current owners to a high standard with the addition of a modern kitchen and bathroom.
Cheddar: A friendly town with a wide selection of restaurants, tea houses and pubs.
Cheddar Gorge: With its dramatic scenery offers visitors a number of walks including the West Mendip Way, a 30 mile route from Uphill near Weston-super-Mare to Wells or Jacob’s Ladder, walking from the cliff top down to Cheddar.
Wookey Hole: Impressive cave complex of deep pools and intricate rock formations. A visit to the caves also offers access to a functioning Victorian paper mill.
Ebber Gorge: Two miles uphill West of Wookey Hole, Ebber Gorge offers a more tranquil alternative to Cheddar Gorge. Follow the wooded trails along the ravine up to the Mendip plateau.
Wells: The smallest City in the country, famous for its Cathedral, 24 hour Astronomical clock dating from the 1390 and the cobbled medieval Vicars’ Close.
Glastonbury Tor: A well known landmark, linked to many local fables and legends such as King Arthur and the Holy Grail.
Weston-super-Mare: Sandy beaches, traditional fish an chips and amusement park or visit Sand Bay, a quiet beach bound to the North by Sand Point, a headland maintained by the National Trust.
How to find us from
the M5 motorway:
Turn off junction22 southbound onto the A38.
Follow A38 signs to Bristol Airport/Cheddar/Wells.
Follow A371 signs to Axbridge/Wells/Cheddar.
In Cheddar you will pass ‘The Bath Arms’ Hotel on your left, turn immediate left onto Union Street at the Market Cross.
Directions from Cheddar:
From Market Cross, go in the directions of the Gorge on Union Street for 150 metres. Turn right over bridge onto Redcliff Street.
After half a mile, turn left at the Bradley Cross Hamlet and follow the rough track uphill for a further half mile. Farm at top of the track.