The charming and highly desirable town of Somerton was the Royal Capital of Ancient Wessex, as well formally being the County town of Somerset.
The town is centred around a striking ancient monument, the Buttercross - an octagonal structure built by the Stawell family in 1673 and given to the town parish in the early 1900’s. As well as serving as a beautiful reminder of the towns history, the grade II listed attraction also occasionally houses small markets and such. The characterful nature of the town is further reflected within the local independent shops, quaint cafes and restaurants on offer to explore, all in keeping with the market town charm and feel. There is also a supermarket, library, bank and doctor and dentist surgery. Several public houses include the highly regarded White Hart, which has been trading as the local drinking establishment since the 16th century, and offers a stunning setting to enjoy its well renowned food. Other notable nearby facilities include Streets Clarks Village, which we would highly recommend, whether it be for a shop, coffee or weekend wander.
Local education includes, Somerton Infants School, Monteclefe Junior School and Huish Episcopi School of Science College, the latter recently rated one of the top 10 schools in Somerset. Sixth form schools are available in the nearby towns of Taunton and Yeovil, to the west and south respectively, alongside a wider array of amenities and mainline railways. Somerton itself is just 5 miles distant from the A303, accessed at Podimore and 25 miles from the M5 joined at Taunton.
WHY WE LOVE SOMERTON “Steeped in history, Somerton has managed to preserve its Anglo-Saxon roots and character whilst beautifully complimenting more modern developments to ensure it is a superb location both to live or visit. It offers both a relaxing atmosphere and warm community feel.”