North Perrott is a pretty village, in Somerset, eight miles southwest of the town of Yeovil. It is a quiet, rural community, where historic cottages and farms are strung out, along the road that runs north, toward the Somerset Levels, and south, toward the coast. In the heart of the village, a stroll away from self-catering holidays in North Perrott, St. Martin’s is a fine, listed church, dating back to the 12th century. Nearby, North Perrott Manor House is another listed building, built in 1877. Not to be missed during a stay in a holiday cottage in North Perrott, the Manor Arms stands on Middle Street. This charming 17th-century pub has original blue flagstone floors and low ceilings and serves a variety of local ales and ciders. The food is also excellent and is prepared with fresh ingredients from local farms.

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On the northern edge of the village, North Perrott Farm Shop and Garden Centre sells the highest-quality meats, cheese, and vegetables. There are many scenic walks to enjoy on the doorstep of holiday cottages in North Perrott, including footpaths through the ancient wildflower meadows of White Vine Farm, which has more than 100 species of plants, and an abundance of rare butterflies. The Parrett Trail passes the village on its 50-mile route along the banks of the River Parrett. Two other routes – the 28-mile Liberty Trail and 615-mile Monarch’s Way – both meander through unspoiled woods and pastures, near the village.

To the north of North Perrott, the Somerset Levels are an expanse of flat wetlands, woods and fields, crisscrossed by rivers and streams. The area is dotted with picturesque villages, such as Martock, where there are a variety of stonemasonry, woodwork and silversmithing businesses to peruse.  The Jurassic Coast is a short drive southward, with beautiful beaches where the towering cliffs hide dinosaur fossils.