Directions – to the Coach House, Boords Farm, Batcombe BA4 6HD
Please do not rely on your Sat.Nav. to get here.The overall picture will be good but when in the vicinity most sat.navs do not give the most direct route. Please look at these directions.
Sat. Nav. will get you to Batcombe but not always the most direct route. Also please note because of the rural location there is more than one house on the post code. The following directions will give you accurate, specific directions.
From London leaving on M3.
M3 to A 303 exit No.8 Take B3081 signed Bruton and Charlton Musgrove. (This is the exit after Mere/Stourhead exit). Enter Bruton in the one-way system. At end of High Street take left hand turning up Coombe Street. At top of hill fork right signed Batcombe. Follow signs to Batcombe (approx.2 ½ miles). Enter village at cross roads and turn left. The church will now be on your right hand side. Pass the church and enter area of natural stone buildings and walls. Do NOT go down Mill Lane but stay on road through village to tight right hand bend with high wall. Boords Farm is on this corner on the left – Drive up into parking area. The Coach House is on the right.
From London leaving on the M4
From M4 take Chippenham exit 17 following Frome direction A361. After Frome bypass follow signs to Shepton Mallet and at Nunney Catch roundabout take the first exit left onto A359 to Bruton. Pass through village of Wanstrow. Approx. 1 ½ miles after take right hand fork to Batcombe. Large Parish sign is approx. 1 mile from village. Follow road through Batcombe, pass the church and enter area of natural stone buildings and walls very close to the road. Do NOT go down Mill Lane but stay on road through village to tight right hand bend with high wall. Boords Farm is on this corner on the left – Drive up into parking area. The Coach House is on the right.
take Exit 15 onto M4. Take next exit 19 onto M32. Follow signs to Bath and then onto A37 to Shepton Mallet ( N.B. surprise left hand fork just before Ston Easton where A37 leaves A39) Through Gurney Slade. See left hand fork to Bath A367 and immediately after on brow of hill take left hand turn signed FROME. (You do not have to go into Shepton Mallet) This is a minor road but dead straight; an old Roman Road. Go past Waggon and Horses pub. At T junction turn right and continue down to main Shepton Mallet /Frome road. Go straight across. Stay on this small country road, do not leave, and follow signs to Batcombe. As you drop down into the village, the road has steep sides with overhanging trees. See Boords Farm on right, third driveway down. Drive up into parking area. The Coach House is on the right.
Coming from Ireland – car ferry -Travelling from Pembroke Dock or Haverford West
Take road to Bristol. Leave on A37 signed Shepton Mallet. Pick up directions above from M5 Ston Easton and Gurney Slade etc.
From the Bath and West Showground (site of New Wine, Bath and West Show, Antiques Fair etc.)
We are ten minutes away. Almost opposite the main entrance gates see the turning to Evercreech. Take this road into Evercreech. Take first turning left in main square ( just past the pharmacy). At the cross roads turn right followed by second left, following signposts to Batcombe. Pass through open countryside for 2 ½ miles through Westcombe and keep on the SAME road to rather awkward offset cross roads with a white house (with green windows) perched in the middle of a triangle of roads. Turn right here – drop down into the village of Batcombe. Boords Farm is third driveway on the right. Drive up into parking area. The Coach House is on the right.
The nearest train station is approximately 5 miles away at Castle Cary, which is on the main line to London Paddington. Transport can be arranged (by prior agreement) and there is a taxi usually waiting at the station. It is probably essential for one member of a visiting party to have a car while staying at Boords Farm (or bicycle).
Hope you have a good journey. We look forward to seeing you. Give us a ring if you get lost 01749 850 372.