Ditcheat is a thriving ancient village (mentioned in the Doomsday Book as belonging to Glastonbury Abbey) that is of semi-rural nature and is positioned 3 miles to the north of the ever popular town of Castle Cary. The village is probably best known for being the home of Paul Nicholls’ racing stables and also Barber's farmhouse cheese. Amenities within the village include: popular village public house “The Manor Inn”, a well-attended Norman Church and an active village hall with clubs and societies for most walks of life.
Ditcheat is well situated close to the market town of Bruton, which has been featured recently in The Times as the most fashionable place in Britain along with editorials in Vogue and Country Life and is well renowned for its schools & restaurants. Castle Cary is also a pretty market town that is easily accessible, with a bustling High Street.
The village is well placed for many of the West country's well known independent schools including Bruton School for Girls, Sexeys, Kings Bruton, Downside, Millfield, Sherborne, Wells Cathedral, Hazlegrove, Port Regis and All Hallows. Bruton and Upton Noble Primary Schools are also close by as well as Ansford Academy. Castle Cary boasts a mainline station to Paddington and Templecombe line to Waterloo, along with Bruton station. Major routes with A303 to London and Exeter, A37 to the historic cities of Bath and Bristol and motorway connections making the south west easily accessible and commuter viable
WHY WE LOVE DITCHEAT: Ditcheat is a fantastic village with a great community, offering delightful walks and a famous equestrian core. As with any high quality village, the Manor Inn really does this popular village justice. Great transport links really heighten the popularity of the village.