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Cricket House Lakes and Gardens

Cricket House is a beautiful 18th century Grade II listed mansion – nestling in rolling Somerset countryside. It was designed by the famous architect Sir John Soane.

The country seat of Samuel Hood, the 2nd Baron Bridport, who married Horatio Nelson’s niece Charlotte. A gorgeous 19th-Century mansion set in the heart of Somerset’s cider country, Cricket St Thomas is noted for the glorious mature trees and shrubs in its 46 acres of Grade II-listed lakes and gardens, the12th-Century parish church of St. Thomas – and centuries of noble ownership both famous and diverse. This stunning country hotel will welcome you as ‘To The Manor Born’ and yes, this was the location for the famous TV series.

Take in the glamorous surroundings whilst enjoying a delicious afternoon tea in Hamilton’s Tea Rooms or sit outside and enjoy the garden views.  Take a short stroll in one of Somerset’s most beautiful valleys with 46 acres of picturesque gardens, seven cascading lakes, woodland trails and delightful sculptures.

With peaceful lakes, secluded woodland walks and beautiful, vibrant gardens, Cricket St. Thomas is the perfect place to unwind.

To access the lakes and gardens from Swandown, either drive and park in the hotel car park or walk and enter the gardens at the church. It’s free to enter. Take a map with you from Swandown Reception.