WHAT TO DO AT WESTBROOK

Old Westbrook Farmhouse dates from about 1780 and it has been added onto many times - most recently to add two double bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms within the last 10 years. It has seven bedrooms, three sitting rooms, a large family kitchen with breakfast area, a small bread kitchen, a large dining room with snooker table, two studies, a downstairs shower room plus gardens, private parking and fields. Altogether it comfortably sleeps between 14 and 20 people.

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The sheep usually lamb from the start of April. The rule of thumb is, if the ram goes in with the ewes on Guy Fawkes day, you'll have lambs on All Fools Day!

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If you are staying in October or November, you are welcome to help yourself to apples from the orchard.

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Some of Westbrook's small flock of Castlemilk Moorit sheep - some of the rarest in the UK

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In May you can visit the four day royal Bath and West show - less than a mile away.

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This is our Dexter Olive when she was young - she now has a calf called Edna - who is black rather than red like Olive - but she is also short and rather rounded!

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In autumn and winter flocks (or murmurations as they are called) swoop over en route to the nearby Somerset levels where 4 to 5 million are said to roost at night.

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A young Exmoor Horn ewe. Exmoors are a local Somerset breed (a bit pushy at feeding time!).

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When the hens are laying you are welcome to help yourself to eggs.

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3 miles away is the Saxon town of Bruton - if you take the short walk up to Godminster tower, the town is laid out below you.

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In September you can pick blackberries at Westbrook - or even collect sloe berries if you fancy trying to make sloe gin!

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Just occasionally we have tiny Dexter calves like this one!

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