Although the elegant mansion of Cricket St.Thomas is avowedly Regency in style the present house was designed by the neo-Classicist Sir John Soane and set within glorious landscaped gardens based on a design by Capability Brown. The Manor s proud history actually predates 1086. Since its rebuilding in 1820 Cricket has remained virtually untouched its integrity as one of England s most cherished stately homes completely intact. Uncompromised too is the nearby 12th century parish church of St. Thomas with its Walled Garden rare Sicilian chestnut font and brocade cloth which adorned the 1953 Coronation altar. Such nobility attends the estate s entire tradition. Following the stewardship of various notable medieval families the 18th century saw Cricket forge maritime links with the Hoods the Bridports and the Nelsons. Today you needn t travel far to the sea the charming fishing village of Lyme Regis and the dramatic Heritage Beach are just 30 minutes away. There is also a full fitness studio with swimming pool tropicarium and sauna. Cricket St. Thomas enjoys stunning vistas and gardens of historic note. Mature yews maples and cedars have been carefully preserved. It was under one of these Lady Emma Hamilton and Lord Nelson met for their romantic trysts - visit Lord Nelson s seat overlooking one of the spectacular views. On a Warner Leisure Hotels short break there s live entertainment every night with breakfast three course dinner and accommodation all included in the price. Please note all our breaks are for adults only. All members of the party must be over 21 years of age.
----From the M5----Exit the M5 at Junction 25 and take the A358 to Chard. Follow the A30 Eastwards towards Crewkerne and Yeovil. Follow this road for approximately 3 miles. Cricket St. Thomas Hotel is on the right immediately after the B3167 turning to Axminster. -----From the M3----- Exit the M3 at Junction 8 and take the A303 to South Petherton. After Ilminster take the exit marked A356 to Crewkerne. After Crewkerne take the A30 towards Chard. Cricket St. Thomas Hotel is approximately 5 miles west of Crewkerne on the left. There are brown Tourist Attraction signs to Cricket St. Thomas Wildlife Park on the roadside to assist you. Have a safe journey. We look forward to seeing you soon!