Nettlecombe Court FSC, The Leonard Wills Field Centre, Williton, Taunton, Somerset. TA4 4HT
OverviewCURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19. Slapton Ley is the nearest open FSC Centre re-opening soon.
FSC Nettlecombe Court is a Field Studies Council centre located in a secluded magical valley on the eastern edge of Exmoor National Park. It offers the unique opportunity to stay in a striking example of a Tudor and Georgian country mansion set within extensive private grounds including heritage parkland and ancient woodland. It sleeps up to 120 across spacious dorms, twin and single rooms, many en suite. All types of bookings are welcome including singles, couples, groups of adults, families and extended family groups. Due to Covid 19 rooms are currently offered on a B&B basis at very reasonable rates. Self-catering is only possible if you book the whole centre. FSC Nettlecombe Court offers excellent access to the Somerset coast, Exmoor National Park (a Dark Skies area) and The Quantocks AONB. The centre has received the ‘Good to Go’ mark in recognition of following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.
Beds & Rooms:120: 18 x dorms of varying sizes from 4-12 beds, 3 x twin, 2 x single
Price per night:From £25pp (low season) to £40pp (high season). Discounts for groups.
Booking:Please enquire/book by e mail/phone.
Directions:From the M5: Follow the A358 (from Taunton) or the A39 (from Bridgewater) to Williton and then the A39 towards Minehead. After approx. 1 mile at Washford Cross roundabout (beside the radio masts/Tropiquaria) take the 1st exit onto the B3190 (signposted towards Wiveliscombe/Monksilver). After approx. ¾ mile turn left onto the B3188 (signposted Wiveliscombe/Monksilver/ Combe Sydenham). Follow the B3188 into the hamlet of Woodford (approximately 1 mile) and turn right onto Nettlecombe Park Road. After a short while there is a turning to the right signposted to FSC Nettlecombe Court. From Minehead: follow the A39 towards Williton. At Washford Cross roundabout (beside the radio masts /Tropiquaria) take the 3rd exit onto the B3190 and follow the directions above. COACHES – Please note that it is not advisable to approach the centre on the B3188 from the south as directed by Sat Nav (via Monksilver/Elworthy)
Public Transport:The nearest station is Taunton (15 miles). There are regular buses from the station to Williton, but you will need to get a taxi for the final section to the centre.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
School Groups Dark Sky Areas Alternative Weddings Outdoor Education Centes Field Studies Council Eco Hostels Available to Individuals Large Hostels Dartmoor & Exmoor
This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable for Christmas 2021 Available New Year 2021 / 2022
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We are sorry but FSC Nettlecombe Court is remaining closed due to COVID-19
March 24th 2021
However, many of the other FSC centres will be re-opening as soon as they can. Situated in some truely awesome buildings and stunning locations, you may well find just what you are looking for.
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Stay in a Tudor country mansion at unbelievably reasonable B&B rates
August 25th 2020
FSC Nettlecombe Court in the Exmoor Park is now offering rooms on a B&B basis. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to stay in this magnificent setting.
FSC Nettlecombe Court offers excellent access to the Somerset coast, Exmoor National Park (a Dark Skies area) and The Quantocks AONB. The centre has received the ‘Good to Go’ mark in recognition of following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.
B&B places still available for August Bank holiday in a secluded Tudor mansion on the edge of Exmoor
August 18th 2020
FSC Nettlecombe Court could be just what you are looking for. Somewhere very special to stay as summer comes to an end.
Due to COVID-19 rooms in this magnificent building are now being offered on a B & B basis to individuals, couples, families and extended family groups. Now is your unique opportunity to stay in this magnificent Field Studies Council centre.