Visit Martock and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Martock, Somerset. The interior of its Ham-stone church is perhaps the grandest in Somerset, the effect of the golden stone against probably the finest — certainly the most lavishly decorated — of the county's great tie-beam roofs overwhelming. The building is mainly late 15th-century but incorporates a good deal of earlier masonry (identified usually by bigger stones); the roof is dated 1513. Outside, near the north porch, can be seen traces of a buttress, which was used in the 18th century as a fives court (this seems to have been a keen fives-playing district), with cemented-up footholds cut for climbing to the roof to retrieve balls.
The street past the church is full of fine Ham-stone buildings. The Treasurer's House (so called because the local vicar was formerly Treasurer of Wells Cathedral) is partly 13th-century, but mainly 14th- and 15th-century. The Market House, at the head of the street, is good Georgian, and the manor house, close to it, 17th-century. The particularly attractive, low, tall-chimneyed building South of the church began life as the Court House in the early 17th century or earlier, became the Grammar School and is now the Church House.
Two miles West, at East Lambrook is the Manor, a small, pretty, basically Tudor house with a beautiful cottage-style garden.
Nearby towns: Crewkerne, Ilminster, Langport, South Petherton, Yeovil
Nearby villages: Aller, Athelney, Charlton Mackrell, Chinnock, Chiselborough, Curry Rivel, Drayton, East Chinnock, East Coker, Fivehead, Halstock, Haselbury Plucknett, Hinton St. George, Hurcott, Ilchester, Ilton, Isle Abbotts, Isle Brewers, Kingsbury Episcopi, Kingsdon, Knole, Lambrook, Long Load, Long Sutton, Lopen, Middle Chinnock, Misterton, Montacute, Muchelney, Mudford, Pitney, Stocklinch, Stoke St. Gregory, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Sutton Bingham, Tintinhull, West Chinnock, West Coker, Yeovilton
Have you decided to visit Martock or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Martock bed and breakfast (a Martock B&B or Martock b and b)
- a Martock guesthouse
- a Martock hotel (or motel)
- a Martock self-catering establishment, or
- other Martock accommodation