21 May 2024

Escape to the Country: Fishing and pet Friendly Holidays in the heart of Somerset

Craving a break from the hustle and bustle?

Mill Meadow close to Taunton, offers the perfect escape for a taste of the English countryside. Imagine waking up to the gentle chirping of birds and the fresh scent of nature, a world away from the stresses of daily life. Complete with hot tub lodges. Stunning eco lodges, a private fishing lake and with the bonus of being dog friendly too. 

Immerse Yourself in a Private Fishing Paradise:

Cast your cares away and experience the serenity of Mill Meadow’s private fishing lake. Our private lake is a well-stocked haven for anglers of all skill levels and teeming with a variety of fish; including carp, tench, perch, bream, roach, rudd, gudgon, and chub. No need for expensive fishing permits or crowded waterways – our private lake provides an exclusive and serene environment for you to hone your skills or simply enjoy a day of peaceful contemplation with your rod and reel. You can also forget the crowds and long commutes often associated with fishing holidays. Mill Meadow offers a peaceful retreat where you can unwind and reconnect with nature right on your doorstep. 

You can find out more about fishing holidays at Mill Meadow here https://millmeadow.co.uk/fishing-holiday-somerset/ 

Dog-Friendly Fishing Fun:

Mill Meadow welcomes your furry companion to join you on your fishing adventure. Spend quality time outdoors with your four-legged friend, sharing the tranquillity of the lake and the thrill of a successful catch (and release!).

Flexible Stays for the Discerning Angler:

Unlike many fishing holidays, Mill Meadow offers flexible arrival and departure days. This allows you to tailor your fishing break to your specific needs, maximising your time by the water. No Saturday changeovers disrupting your prime fishing hours – create the perfect escape for your angling adventure.

Mill Meadow is close to The Quantock Hills, offers a peaceful retreat, and our beautiful lake is not over fished and filled with healthy and well cared for stock.

Our Guide to Planning your Fishing Holiday in Somerset

1. Consider the Weather

Be prepared for all weather conditions. Pack layers of clothing suitable for changing temperatures, waterproof gear for unexpected showers, and sun protection for those glorious sunny days. We can provide insights into the local weather conditions.

2. Lodging with Amenities

Choose accommodation that caters to anglers. Mill Meadow offers self-catering cottages with ample space for storing your equipment and drying wet gear.

3. Respect the Environment

Leave no trace behind. Always dispose of fishing line and waste responsibly. Respect local wildlife and adhere to regulations to ensure a healthy fishing environment for generations to come. Mill Meadow promotes sustainable fishing practices.

4. Hire a Guide (Optional)

For beginners or those unfamiliar with the local waters, consider hiring a qualified fishing guide. They can provide valuable tips, help you navigate the area, and increase your chances of a successful catch.

5. Embrace the Experience

A fishing holiday isn’t just about catching fish. Relax, enjoy the peace and quiet of nature, and appreciate the beauty of your surroundings. Mill Meadow provides a tranquil setting to unwind and reconnect with the outdoors.

6. Memories, Not Just Souvenirs

Capture the memories of your fishing holiday! Take photos with your catches (and releases!), document the stunning scenery, and journal your experiences. Mill Meadow offers an idyllic backdrop for creating lasting memories.

Beyond Mill Meadow

Stroll Through Time on the Quantock Hills:

Just a short drive from Mill Meadow lie the captivating Quantock Hills, a National Landscape. Embark on a gentle stroll through ancient woodlands, marvel at panoramic countryside views, and discover charming villages steeped in history. The Quantock Greenway, a 12-mile route, offers a fantastic introduction to the region’s beauty, while the Coleridge Way, a 52-mile trail, takes you on a journey through the footsteps of the Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Explore the Mendip Hills:

Venture a little further and discover the dramatic landscapes of the Mendip Hills. This National Landscape boasts a network of trails catering to all abilities. Challenge yourself with the ascent of Glastonbury Tor, a prominent landmark steeped in legend, or explore the enchanting Cheddar Gorge, a spectacular natural wonder and home to Britain’s oldest caves.

Unwind by the Coast:

The stunning Somerset coastline provides a delightful option for a refreshing walk. The South West Coast Path, a national trail stretching over 630 miles, offers endless possibilities for coastal exploration. Enjoy leisurely strolls along sandy beaches, explore hidden coves and dramatic cliffs, and breathe in the invigorating sea air. Closer to Mill Meadow, Bridgwater Bay boasts a variety of coastal paths, perfect for a scenic escape.

Reconnect with Yourself and Your Loved Ones:

Mill Meadow provides the perfect setting for a solo fishing retreat, a romantic escape, or a family getaway filled with outdoor adventures. Reconnect with nature, create lasting memories, and experience the simple joy of casting a line in a tranquil setting.

Ready to escape the everyday and reel in a relaxing Somerset escape? Book your stay at Mill Meadow today!