This idyllic village is located in the county of Somerset, seven miles west of the city of Wells, and seven miles northwest of Glastonbury. Thanks to its hillside position, there are far-reaching views across the Somerset Levels and the Mendips. Wedmore lies between the River Axe and the River Brue, and is often called the Isle of Wedmore. In the village centre, a stroll away from holiday cottages in Wedmore, there are a variety of family-run businesses, including a butchers’, a grocery and a post office. In recent years, the village has become well-known for its independent fashion boutiques, of which there are now at least eight.
Swan Lodge is a wood-clad rural cottage on Castle Farm near Wedmore, and it provides an ideal place to relax and unwind after exploring the Somerset Levels The cottage boasts a large garden with views of the countryside plus an indulgent hot tub and a thoroughly modern interior.
- Compton Bishop
- Nether Stowey
- North Cadbury
- Shepton Mallet
- South Petherton
- West Bagborough
The New Inn and The Swan are among the village’s historic pubs. Expect good food and a variety of local ciders at both. A trip to Wilkins Cider Farm, on the southern edge of the village, is highly recommended on self-catering holidays in Wedmore. The farm produces a renowned range of traditional ciders, which visitors are welcome to taste before choosing a bottle or two of their favourites to take home. There is also a shop selling fresh produce and delicious cheeses.
There are a number of historic landmarks to look out for while you explore the village, including the Church of St Mary, parts of which date back to the 12th and 13th centuries. Wedmore has a 14th century market cross and a distinctive Georgian pharmacy.
Not to be missed during your stay in a in a Wedmore holiday cottage, the village’s traditional annual events include a summer street fair, a village parade and Wedmore by Lamplight at Christmas. Every September, the Wedmore Real Ale Festival features an impressive variety of Somerset ales, ciders and perries. The moors and marshes surrounding the village are crisscrossed by paths, where wonderful walking and wildlife-watching can be enjoyed.