Jericho is set amongst stunning Somerset countryside alongside Sustrans cycleway Route 24 and so is perfect for cycling and walking, yet we are also well placed for many local attractions. Babington House members club is only a 2 minute drive and we are only 5 miles from the busy market town of Frome. The historic village of Mells with its award winning pub, The Talbot Inn, is only a 5 minute drive or a beautiful 20 minute cycle away, whilst Bath, Bruton, Glastonbury and Wells are all within half an hour. Other local attractions such as Longleat Safari Park, Stourhead, Orchardleigh and Iford Manor are all easily accessible.
Route 24 of the National Cycle Network extends 23 miles from the outskirts of Bath south to the Frome valley. It follows the route of the old coal canal and subsequent, now disused, railway line through rolling countryside and passes right alongside Jericho. You can continue on all the way to the coast with the Bath to Bournemouth route being particularly popular.
Part of the Soho House group, Babington House is only 2 minutes away. Guests who are members often use Jericho as a base and spend their time over at Babington enjoying the beautiful setting, fabulous pool and Soho House service.
Mells is a picturesque Somerset village with a rich history. Take a stroll along the river and stop for lunch at The Talbot Inn, the award winning pub, or grab a cup of tea and homemade cake at The Walled Garden.
Explore Frome old town by wandering up the cobbled streets of Catherine Hill and discover excellent vintage and independent shops and cafes. Stop for coffee and a pastry at the delightful Rye Bakery or lunch at Bistro Lotte. Don't miss the Frome Independent - the renowned monthly street market with local food suppliers, artisans, vintage furniture and expansive flea market.
Bruton is also definitely worth a visit - the Hauser and Wirth gallery is a must for those interested in the art world, and foodies should check out both The Roth Bar and Grill and At the Chapel. The Newt In Somerset hotel and gardens opened this summer and is also definitely worth a visit for those interested in design as well as gardening.