LKF is located in an area of great natural beauty just south of Bath, surrounded by lovely countryside. The nearest village to LKF is Faulkland, which has a pub serving local beers, cider and good pub food. The famous Somerset Lavender Farm is located in the village. It has a small cafe and gift shop selling its own produce. There is also a lovely village green complete with old wooden stocks and a duckpond. Faulkland is a 15 minute walk across the fields from the farm.
In addition to the wide range of tourist attractions on offer across the South West, there is also plenty to occupy you in the villages immediately surrounding the farm.
For those looking for somewhere nearby to enjoy a drink or two on a summers evening, or even an evening meal, there are a number of pubs in the nearby area for you to explore.
Tuckers Grave Inn, Faulkland
Don’t let the shutters on the windows of this nearby pub fool you into thinking that it’s closed. This traditional country pub serves a range of ales and local ciders straight from the cask. There is often live music at the weekends. Call 01373 834230.
The Faulkland Inn
Traditional Bristish cuisine and an interesting menu of Caribbean fusian food. All produce is locally sourced and there are real ales and cider on draught. Call 01373 834340 to book.
The George, Norton St Philip
The George Inn is situated in the neighbouring village of Norton St Philip. At over 700 years old it is rumoured to be one of the oldest pubs in the UK. Open fires and fresh local produce make this a charming place to spend an evening. Call 01373 834224 or visit www.georgeinnnsp.co.uk
The Fleur De Lys, Norton St Philip
Like The George Inn, The Fleur De Lys is located in nearby Norton St Philip. It offers good pub food and real ales. To book call 01373 834333.
The Bell, Buckland Dinham
This local award winning Inn is roughly 3 miles from Lime Kiln Farm, and offers a friendly welcome and an excellent selection of food and real ales. Call 01373 462956 or visit www.bellatbuckland.co.uk
Somerset Lavender Farm
Faulkland’s nearby Lavender Farm is moments away from the farm and is open to visitors throughout the summer months. The lavender farm offers an insight into the growth and harvest of lavender for its essential oils, and provides visitors the chance to experience the sights and scents of the fields in full bloom. There is a cafe available for drinks and light refreshments. www.somersetlavender.com
There are a number of award winning local farm shops nearby, including Farleigh Farm Shop, only 5 minutes drive away which offers good local produce, everyday essentials and newspapers. It has a cafe offering wonderful breakfasts and lunches. Also White Row, Beckington has a huge range of produce including a fresh fish counter with fish and chip shop and a good restaurant. Both farm shops have play areas and animals to see. www.whiterowcountryfoods.co.uk.
Sports & Activities
For those looking for a more active way to pass the time the area lends itself to hiking, with an abundance of walking trails allowing you to make the most of your beautiful surroundings. There are also a number of golf courses in the local area, in addition to Ebborlands Riding Centre, which is a 35 minute drive and offers lovely hacking on the Mendip Hills. ebborlandsridingcentre.co.uk. 01749 672550.
Swimming pool in Midsomer Norton. Sustrans cycle path nearby including famous Two Tunnels section allowing cycling into Bath city. Boat hire in Bath and on the River Avon at Dundas Aqueduct, 10 minutes drive away.