The ancient town of Chard lies at the eastern edge of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the county of Somerset. It is located on high ground, near the county’s borders with Devon and Dorset. Chard once had a thriving textiles industry, but is better known today as the home of Numatic, which produces the iconic smiling Henry vacuum cleaner. Take a wander along Fore Street from your Chard holiday cottage and you will notice that streams run alongside either side of the road, one of which flows into the English Channel, and the other into the Bristol Channel. In and around Fore Street, you will discover a range of independent shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants.
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Find a relaxing escape from the bustle of everyday life with a stay at Church Farmhouse, quietly situated in the south Somerset village of Winsham, a child-friendly barn conversion that retains the original beams and gorgeous inglenook fireplace and features four upstairs double bedrooms.