LOCATION SERVICES - SOMERSET
UNIT BASE
FILM MOVIE TV LOCATIONS
BUILDINGS & ARCHITECTURE
CASTLES
  • → [ Orchardleigh House ]

  • [Within the extensive grounds are the Gloucester Lodge Gates. Perched either side of the ancient wooden gates, these imposing lodges are referred to more as a medieval castle!!]
    Orchardleigh House

    CELLARS & ATTICS
  • → [ Forde Abbey ]

  • [A former Cistercian monastery dating from the 12th century. Within the house available rooms include cellars]
  • → [ Mells Estate ]

  • [Mells, on an Eastern spur of the limestone Mendip Hills, is a private estate that has been in the same family since 1543 and has a medieval vaulted stone Lock-up]
    Mells Estate

    CHURCHES, TEMPLES & RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS
  • → [ Forde Abbey ]

  • [A former Cistercian monastery dating from the 12th century with medieval Cloisters, the 16th century Great Hall, the vaulted Undercroft, Library and Chapel, Surrounded by 30 acres of award winning gardens and at the heart of a 1600 acre estate with farmland and woodland]
  • → [ St Michael Church at Maunsel House ]

  • [An enchanting candlelit Saxon church and one of the smallest in England, with seating for only 40-50 people]
    Maunsel House
  • → [ Mells Estate ]

  • [16th C St Andrew's Church with a perpendicular style tower, one of the finest examples in England]
    Mells Estate
  • → [ Orchardleigh House ]

  • [St Mary's church is perched on an island within the 35 acre fishing lake and was made famous by Henry Newbolt's poem, The Tale of Fidele and the BBC programme "a passion for churches"]
    Orchardleigh House
  • → [ Taunton School ]

  • [A splendid 19th Century Chapel which was built in 1907 and seats 300]
    Taunton School

    CITIES, TOWNS & VILLAGES
  • → [ Maunsel House ]

  • [A magnificent 13th Century Manor set in 100 acres of stunning parkland at the heart of a sprawling 2000 acre Estate, comprising of farms, lakes, walnut groves, orchards, Somerset wetlands, cottages and ancient barns]
    Maunsel House
  • → [ Mells Estate ]

  • [Mells, on an Eastern spur of the limestone Mendip Hills, is a private estate that has been in the same family since 1543. Comprising classic English village houses, farms, woodland and river valley, the estate offers unrivalled interior and exterior locations for both period and contemporary film project. Central to the Estate is the Tudor Manor House]
    Mells Estate
  • → [ The Porlock Manor Estate ]

  • [A stunning tract of country in west Somerset where Exmoor tumbles to the sea. The gem of the Estate is the ancient port of Porlock Weir where historic buildings cluster round the unspoilt harbour, offering many ideal locations for filming and photography]
  • → [ Talbot Inn at Mells Estate ]

  • [A 15th century coaching inn with its Cobbled yard, arched entrance and stables. Now has The Coach Room, with separate entrance off the Innís cobbled courtyard and private access to its own secluded garden. The Coach Room is equipped with professional quality catering facilities and can seat up to 100 people. It is ideal for meetings, screenings, parties, conferences, lectures, recitals and corporate events]
    Mells Estate

    COTTAGES
  • → [ Farndon Thatch ]

  • [A delightful stone thatched cottage dating from the late 15th century, with its beautiful garden and panoramic views from the Quantocks to the Mendips and Glastonbury Tor. Although there are the inevitable later additions, the house still retains much of its original character and feel, with reed thatch, large fireplaces with woodburning stoves, and exposed beams on the ceilings and walls]

    COUNTRY HOUSES - MANOR HOUSES - STATELY HOMES
  • → [ Chalice Hill House ]

  • [This gracious and elegant Georgian manor house is set in its own grounds in the heart of Glastonbury. It has a wonderful view over the town that is Somerset's legendary, mystical and spiritual centre. The house is surrounded by trees and is therefore secluded and quiet even though close to the heart of Glastonbury]
  • → [ Edington House ]

  • [Dating from the mid 1600's, it is an ideal location for Period Drama. The beautiful drawing room overlooks the lawn and terrace and many of the other rooms retain original panelling along with fascinating alcoves, arches and fine wooden and stone floors]
  • → [ Forde Abbey ]

  • [A former Cistercian monastery dating from the 12th century surrounded by 30 acres of award winning gardens and at the heart of a 1600 acre estate with farmland and woodland]
  • → [ The Lynch Country House ]

  • [This superb Regency house is set in lush countryside on the edge of the delightful medieval market town of Somerton, the ancient capital of Wessex. It is surrounded by an idyllic landscape of lovely woodland and lawned gardens complete with a lake]
  • → [ Maunsel House ]

  • [A magnificent 13th Century Manor set in 100 acres of stunning parkland at the heart of a sprawling 2000 acre Estate, comprising of farms, lakes, walnut groves, orchards, Somerset wetlands, cottages and ancient barns]
    Maunsel House
  • → [ Mells Estate ]

  • [Mells, on an Eastern spur of the limestone Mendip Hills, is a private estate that has been in the same family since 1543. Comprising classic English village houses, farms, woodland and river valley, the estate offers unrivalled interior and exterior locations for both period and contemporary film project. Central to the Estate is the Tudor Manor House]
    Mells Estate
  • → [ Miller's At Glencot House ]

  • [Built in grand Jacobean style, boasts the most elegantly theatrical interior of any country house hotel]
    Miller's At Glencot House
  • → [ Monkton Combe School ]

  • [Set in the beautiful rural location of the Midford Valley near the World Heritage City of Bath, Monkton Combe with its extensive grounds and elegant stone buildings provides the perfect backdrop for stills shoots and many types of Period Drama for Film and TV]
  • → [ Orchardleigh House ]

  • [A magnificent 42 bedroomed Victorian Stately home set within 550 acres of unspoiled parkland. Rooms contain original features such as crystal wall candle sconces and ornate ceiling work, original stained glass windows and cunningly hidden pews, a Victorian kitchen, with the old table original ovens and Belfast sinks]
    Orchardleigh House
  • → [ Yarlington House ]

  • [Yarlington House was built in 1782, this was very much the heyday of Georgian architecture and the results speak for themselves: built of mellow brick with stone facings, it is a perfect example of the period both inside and out. The rooms are light, spacious and gracious and the gardens give endless variety]
    Yarlington House
  • → [ Winford Manor Hotel ]

  • [Set at the head of the beautiful Chew Valley within seven acres of parkland, surrounded by a wide selection of native trees and an impressive array of wildlife, Winford Manor is the perfect setting. The wind of change has swept through this lovely building, where the rooms have been sympathetically renovated by local builders]

    COUNTRY HOUSES - SMALLER
  • → [ The Devonshire Arms ]

  • [A Grade II listed former hunting lodge with courtyard and large walled garden, set on an idyllic village green]
  • → [ Westbrook House ]

  • [A Victorian country house set in 4 acres of grounds. Located in the peaceful hamlet of West Bradley on the edge of the Mendip Hills and the Somerset Levels]

    RESTAURANTS
  • → [ Miller's At Glencot House ]

  • [The Riverview Restaurant overlooks the gorgeous River Axe as it meanders through the extensive gardens and is the perfect setting]
    Miller's At Glencot House

    FARM BUILDINGS & FARM LAND
  • → [ Forde Abbey ]

  • [At the heart of a 1600 acre estate it has access to farmland, woodland and a working farm including a herd of pedigree Devon Cattle, 1600 milking goats, soft fruit farm and arable]
  • → [ Maunsel House ]

  • [A magnificent 13th Century Manor set in 100 acres of stunning parkland at the heart of a sprawling 2000 acre Estate, comprising of farms, lakes, walnut groves, orchards, Somerset wetlands, cottages and ancient barns]
    Maunsel House
  • → [ Mells Estate ]

  • [Mells, on an Eastern spur of the limestone Mendip Hills, is a private estate that has been in the same family since 1543. Comprising classic English village houses, farms, woodland and river valley, the estate offers unrivalled interior and exterior locations for both period and contemporary film project. Central to the Estate is the Tudor Manor House]
    Mells Estate
  • → [ Orchardleigh House ]

  • [Included in the grounds is the original red brick farmhouse, outside largely untouched and inside modernised without loosing it's original features and with the walled garden to explore is a real experience]
    Orchardleigh House

    HOTELS
  • → [ Miller's At Glencot House ]

  • [Built in grand Jacobean style, boasts the most elegantly theatrical interior of any country house hotel]
    Miller's At Glencot House
  • → [ Winford Manor Hotel ]

  • [An Award winning hotel set the head of the beautiful Chew Valley with an emphasis on environmental awareness and accessible services. Set within seven acres of parkland, surrounded by a wide selection of native trees and an impressive array of wildlife, Winford Manor is the perfect setting]

    INNS, PUBLIC HOUSES, HOSTELRIES
  • → [ The Hood Arms ]

  • [A 17th century coaching Inn, situated on the A39 at the foot of the Quantock Hills, close to the spectacular fossil beach at Kilve. The front of the pub is cobbled, with large coaching doors which were the old stables]
  • → [ Talbot Inn at Mells Estate ]

  • [A 15th century coaching inn with its Cobbled yard, arched entrance and stables. Now has The Coach Room, with separate entrance off the Innís cobbled courtyard and private access to its own secluded garden. The Coach Room is equipped with professional quality catering facilities and can seat up to 100 people. It is ideal for meetings, screenings, parties, conferences, lectures, recitals and corporate events]
    Mells Estate
  • → [ Square and Compass ]

  • [A traditional public house which has been around for over 200 years. Located amongst the rolling country side of rural Somerset. Set in the generous garden grounds behind the pub, we also offer a large barn venue]

    LIBRARIES
  • → [ Forde Abbey ]

  • [A former Cistercian monastery dating from the 12th century. Within the house available rooms include a Library]

    PERIOD SETTING
  • → [ Mells Estate ]

  • [Mells, on an Eastern spur of the limestone Mendip Hills, is a private estate that has been in the same family since 1543. Comprising classic English village houses, farms, woodland river valley, the estate offers unrivalled interior and exterior locations for both period and contemporary film project. Central to the Estate is the Tudor Manor House]
    Mells Estate
  • → [ Orchardleigh House ]

  • [A magnificent 42 bedroomed Victorian Stately home set within 550 acres of unspoiled parkland. Rooms contain original features such as crystal wall candle sconces and ornate ceiling work, original stained glass windows and cunningly hidden pews, a Victorian kitchen, with the old table original ovens and Belfast sinks]
    Orchardleigh House
  • → [ Talbot Inn at Mells Estate ]

  • [A 15th century coaching inn with its Cobbled yard, arched entrance and stables. Now has The Coach Room, with separate entrance off the Innís cobbled courtyard and private access to its own secluded garden. The Coach Room is equipped with professional quality catering facilities and can seat up to 100 people. It is ideal for meetings, screenings, parties, conferences, lectures, recitals and corporate events]
    Mells Estate

    SCHOOLS - PRIVATE/INDEPENDENT
  • → [ Mells Estate ]

  • [A private estate that has been in the same family since 1543. Comprising classic English village houses, a stone built village school, farms, woodland and river valley, the estate offers unrivalled interior and exterior locations for both period and contemporary film project. Central to the Estate is the Tudor Manor House]
    Mells Estate
  • → [ Monkton Combe School ]

  • [Set in the beautiful rural location of the Midford Valley near the World Heritage City of Bath, Monkton Combe with its extensive grounds and elegant stone buildings provides the perfect backdrop for stills shoots and many types of Period Drama for Film and TV]
  • → [ Taunton School ]

  • [Founded in 1847 and boasts a fine range of high quality 18th Century, Gothic Style buildings complemented by 19th Century additions such as the splendid Chapel which was built in 1907 and seats 300 and the Theatre that under went a major refit in 1995]
    Taunton School

    SHIPS, HARBOURS & PORTS
  • → [ The Porlock Manor Estate ]

  • [A stunning tract of country in west Somerset where Exmoor tumbles to the sea. The gem of the Estate is the ancient port of Porlock Weir where historic buildings cluster round the unspoilt harbour, offering many ideal locations for filming and photography]

    STABLE YARDS & STABLES - PADDOCKS
  • → [ Talbot Inn at Mells Estate ]

  • [15th century coaching inn with its Cobbled yard, arched entrance and stables]
    Mells Estate

    SPORTS ARENA STADIUM, COURTS, PLAYING FIELDS AND PITCHES
  • → [ Taunton School ]

  • [A range of pitches are available, three sports halls, 25 all weather tennis courts, 2 squash courts, 8 badminton courts, 1 basketball court, 2 volleyball courts, 7 netball courts, climbing wall, rugby and hockey pitches, 2 indoor soccer pitches, 6 rounders pitches, 4 cricket squares]
    Taunton School
  • → [ The Porlock Manor Estate ]

  • [A stunning tract of country in west Somerset where Exmoor tumbles to the sea. The gem of the Estate is the ancient port of Porlock Weir where historic buildings cluster round the unspoilt harbour, offering many ideal locations for filming and photography]

    STABLE YARDS & STABLES - PADDOCKS
  • → [ The Hood Arms ]

  • [Stabling and a large Sand Arena over looking the bay to Wales is ľ of mile away from this 17th century coaching Inn. The pub is situated on the A39 at the foot of the Quantock Hills, close to the spectacular fossil beach at Kilve]
  • → [ Orchardleigh House ]

  • [Also included in the grounds is the Victorian stable block which remains as such from the outside, but inside have been converted into modem self catering holiday cottages which sleep from 2 to 12 people]
    Orchardleigh House
  • → [ Yarlington House ]

  • [The gate posts and stables are 18th century and there is a Mulberry tree in the middle of the courtyard]
    Yarlington House

    THEATRES
  • → [ Taunton School ]

  • [A fully equipped traditional courtyard style theatre with a maximum seating capacity of 150. The theatre under went a major refit in 1995]
    Taunton School

    UNUSUAL OR CONVERTED BUILDINGS
  • → [ Orchardleigh House ]

  • [Also included in the grounds is the Victorian stable block which remains as such from the outside, but inside have been converted into modem self catering holiday cottages which sleep from 2 to 12 people]
    Orchardleigh House

    LANDSCAPES - MIXED & VARIED
  • → [ The Forestry Commission ]

  • [Forest locations]
    The Forestry Commission
  • → [ Maunsel House ]

  • [A magnificent 13th Century Manor set in 100 acres of stunning parkland at the heart of a sprawling 2000 acre Estate, comprising of farms, lakes, walnut groves, orchards, Somerset wetlands, cottages and ancient barns]
    Maunsel House
  • → [ Mells Estate ]

  • [Mells, on an Eastern spur of the limestone Mendip Hills, is a private estate that has been in the same family since 1543. Comprising classic English village houses, farms, woodland and river valley, the estate offers unrivalled interior and exterior locations for both period and contemporary film project. Central to the Estate is the Tudor Manor House]
    Mells Estate

    GARDENS & PARKLAND
  • → [ Chalice Hill House ]

  • [This gracious and elegant Georgian manor house is set in its own grounds in the heart of Glastonbury. It has a wonderful view over the town that is Somerset's legendary, mystical and spiritual centre. The house is surrounded by trees and is therefore secluded and quiet even though close to the heart of Glastonbury]
  • → [ Edington House ]

  • [The gardens are filled with trees, shrubs and flowers and a three acre orchard is home to the family ponies. A Georgian summer house and an arched Georgian alcove next to an ornamental pond provide relaxed seating whilst the more active may use the tennis court and secluded swimming pool. Beyond the formal gardens is a walled kitchen garden]
  • → [ Forde Abbey ]

  • [30 acres of award winning gardens and at the heart of a 1600 acre estate with farmland and woodland. Features including a tempietto, pagoda, statuary, a cascade of ponds and a pleached beech house, Arboretum, Rock Garden, Bog Garden, working kitchen garden with a Victorian Vine house]
  • → [ The Lynch Country House ]

  • [This superb Regency house is set in lush countryside on the edge of the delightful medieval market town of Somerton, the ancient capital of Wessex. It is surrounded by an idyllic landscape of lovely woodland and lawned gardens complete with a lake]
  • → [ Maunsel House ]

  • [A magnificent 13th Century Manor set in 100 acres of stunning parkland at the heart of a sprawling 2000 acre Estate, comprising of farms, lakes, walnut groves, orchards, Somerset wetlands, cottages and ancient barns]
    Maunsel House
  • → [ Miller's At Glencot House ]

  • [The five acres of gardens are populated with all manner of trees, plants, shrubs and has walkways. The gorgeous River Axe meanders through and has a waterfall and all manner of wildlife]
    Miller's At Glencot House
  • → [ Mells Estate ]

  • [Mells, on an Eastern spur of the limestone Mendip Hills, is a private estate with gardens & parkland that has been in the same family since 1543. Comprising classic English village houses, farms, woodland and river valley, the estate offers unrivalled interior and exterior locations for both period and contemporary film project. Central to the Estate is the Tudor Manor House]
    Mells Estate
  • → [ Monkton Combe School ]

  • [Set in the beautiful rural location of the Midford Valley near the World Heritage City of Bath, Monkton Combe with its extensive grounds and elegant stone buildings provides the perfect backdrop for stills shoots and many types of Period Drama for Film and TV]
  • → [ Orchardleigh House ]

  • [A magnificent 42 bedroomed Victorian Stately home set within 550 acres of unspoiled parkland with a 35 acre fishing lake and 18-hole championship golf course]
    Orchardleigh House
  • → [ Westbrook House ]

  • [A Victorian country house set in 4 acres of grounds. It has mixed borders full of seasonal interest and unusual plants surround the house. Further on is a newly planted meadow with spring bulbs, fruit trees, wild roses and lilacs]
  • → [ Winford Manor Hotel ]

  • [Set at the head of the beautiful Chew Valley within seven acres of parkland, surrounded by a wide selection of native trees and an impressive array of wildlife, Winford Manor is the perfect setting. The wind of change has swept through this lovely building, where the rooms have been sympathetically renovated by local builders]
  • → [ Yarlington House ]

  • [The walled kitchen garden and the dovecote are contemporary with the house. The gardens are stunning with a wealth of interesting features set within a ha-ha (sunken wall)]
    Yarlington House

    GOLF COURSES
  • → [ Orchardleigh House ]

  • [Set within 550 acres of unspoiled parkland is a 35 acre fishing lake and 18-hole championship golf course]
    Orchardleigh House

    GRASSLAND & MEADOW
  • → [ Westbrook House ]

  • [A Victorian country house set in 4 acres of grounds. It has mixed borders full of seasonal interest and unusual plants surround the house. Further on is a newly planted meadow with spring bulbs, fruit trees, wild roses and lilacs]

    ORCHARDS
  • → [ Edington House ]

  • [The gardens are filled with trees, shrubs and flowers and a three acre orchard is home to the family ponies. A Georgian summer house and an arched Georgian alcove next to an ornamental pond provide relaxed seating whilst the more active may use the tennis court and secluded swimming pool. Beyond the formal gardens is a walled kitchen garden]
  • → [ Maunsel House ]

  • [A magnificent 13th Century Manor set in 100 acres of stunning parkland at the heart of a sprawling 2000 acre Estate, comprising of farms, lakes, walnut groves, orchards, Somerset wetlands, cottages and ancient barns]
    Maunsel House

    RIVERS, CANALS, LAKES & BOATING
  • → [ The Lynch Country House ]

  • [This superb Regency house is set in lush countryside on the edge of the delightful medieval market town of Somerton, the ancient capital of Wessex. It is surrounded by an idyllic landscape of lovely woodland and lawned gardens complete with a lake]
  • → [ Miller's At Glencot House ]

  • [Situated within the grounds is a fabulous boathouse, which has recently been built on a bank of the gorgeous River Axe as it meanders through the extensive gardens]
    Miller's At Glencot House
  • → [ Maunsel House ]

  • [A magnificent 13th Century Manor set in 100 acres of stunning parkland at the heart of a sprawling 2000 acre Estate, comprising of farms, lakes, walnut groves, orchards, Somerset wetlands, cottages and ancient barns]
    Maunsel House
  • → [ Orchardleigh House ]

  • [Within the grounds is St Mary's church perched on an island within the 35 acre fishing lake and was made famous by Henry Newbolt's poem, The Tale of Fidele and the BBC programme "a passion for churches"]
    Orchardleigh House

    WOODLAND & FORESTS
  • → [ The Lynch Country House ]

  • [This superb Regency house is set in lush countryside on the edge of the delightful medieval market town of Somerton, the ancient capital of Wessex. It is surrounded by an idyllic landscape of lovely woodland and lawned gardens complete with a lake]
  • → [ Forde Abbey ]

  • [At the heart of a 1600 acre estate it has access to farmland, woodland and a working farm including a herd of pedigree Devon Cattle, 1600 milking goats, soft fruit farm and arable]
  • → [ Mells Estate ]

  • [Mells, on an Eastern spur of the limestone Mendip Hills, is a private estate that has been in the same family since 1543. Comprising classic English village houses, farms, woodland and river valley, the estate offers unrivalled interior and exterior locations for both period and contemporary film project. Central to the Estate is the Tudor Manor House]
    Mells Estate
  • → [ The Porlock Manor Estate ]

  • [Behind Porlock Weir the Estate lands stretch up steep wooded slopes and valleys to a hinterland of wild, heather-covered moorland rich in wildlife. This area of ancient oak woodlands, pinewoods and larch plantations has many tracks, streams and water splashes, as well as small, deserted and enigmatic quarries]

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