Stylish self-catering holidays and short breaks


A great range of things to do locally

Possibly starting with Longleat, just 6 miles away, the home of Animal Park provides entertainment for the whole family.  Lions, giraffes, parrots and bats all add up to a great day out.  The House adds the history and the surroundings provide a fantastic setting for a memorable trip.

Further afield

Very close to By the Byre are a number of visitor destinations—Cheddar caves with its witches and Wookey Hole, paper mill, dinosaurs and more cavernous interiors.  The myth and legend of Glastonbury is close at hand – and the majestic cities of Salisbury, Wells and of course the World Heritage City of Bath.  Visit the Roman Baths, the Circus and Crescent and spend a few relaxing hours at the Thermae Spa.


The town of Frome offers markets and boutique shopping—jewellery, BoHo, Spirit fashions, Italian ice cream and book shop who could ask for more.  A mix of cosmopolitan and country!  Every 1st and 3rd weekend in the summer a traders market on the fashionable Catherine Hill and Frome Festival offers jazz and culture in the month of June.