Caro is my design store, coffeehouse and B&B carved into an old cottage formally known as a bakery. I wanted to create a private haven with a calm and soothing vibe. But you'll still feel connected to your surroundings as your overlooks the Dovecote, a charming 16th century tower up on the hillside. Relax and prepare for the weekend ahead.
If you're in the mood for a leisurely stroll, wander up to the Dovecote that sits above the town. Or just four miles away climb King Alfred's Tower, the folly a the Stourhead estate. Built in the 19th century to charm visitors to Stourhead, this triangular tower is 40m high but the climb is worth it - you'll be not only charmed but rewarded with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. There's a beautiful forest to let the mind wonder although I'm biased, as this is where my husband proposed.
The Three Horseshoes has all the tings I love about a good English pub - roaring fires, oak beams and a beautiful pub garden. In a quaint village behind Bruton, this is a hub of activity with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and delicious pork pies with chutney.
If I had to sum up why I love Bruton, it's that this is where modern meets traditional. At the Chapel epitomises that. Enjoy the modem Mediterranean take on British food (consistently awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand) as you relax in this beautiful Grade II listed former chapel. You'll be struck by just how fresh it feels. With high ceilings and tall windows the light just floods in. If you can tear yourself away from the good food and your relaxed surrounding, the view of the stunning countryside is just the cherry on the cake.
A contemporary art gallery, Hauser & Wirth opened in Bruton at Durslade Farm on the edge of town. But this is more than just art, the architecture and landscaped gardens are worth the visit alone. Sometimes things are popular because they're innovative, thought provoking or just plain good.