Key distances from The Maples
Curry Rivel centre <0.5 miles
Langport 2 miles
Taunton 12 miles
Bristol Airport 45 miles
The Maples can be found in the village of Curry Rivel, which is situated on a ridge above the beautiful Somerset Levels. From this position you are perfectly placed to access the village amenities of Curry Rivel, the small town amenities of Langport just c.2 miles away or the county town amenities of Taunton c.12 miles east.
The village of Curry Rivel offers an array of facilities such as a junior school, local eateries, post office and local clubs and groups. This position offers you easy commuter access to the M5, A303 and a mainline intercity railway station. But also the escape of the countryside, with the Somerset Levels on your doorstep, Pynsent Column, the RSPB reserve of Swell Wood and the ancient village of Muchelney all within reach to enjoy and explore.
This location has something to offer everyone, as a great base for commuters, outdoor explorers and escapists and also families; the village itself has a local Church of England Junior School and Huish Episcopi Academy Secondary School is located just down the road in Langport. Just 13 miles down the road you will find the independent Millfield School.
In the centre of Curry Rivel is the popular café/coffee shop Living Pretty and the contemporary pub The Firehouse. There is a second pub, The King William IV, also within the village, alongside other local facilities including a florist, heating centre, barbers, garage, post office, taxi service, dentist and pottery. This is a very active village with Brownies, Guides and Scouts, art, entertainment and music clubs, walking, gardening, bowls, cricket clubs and the WI. Regular village events are held including the Flower Show and Village Fete. Nearby Langport, boasts a fine range of modern facilities, including a post office, library, pharmacy and medical centre; retail outlets ranging from supermarkets to a wide variety of independent shops and craft workshops, and many good places to eat and drink.
Being situated so close to the Somerset Levels means the surrounding area offers a superb landscape for many outdoor leisure pursuits, including wonderful walks and cycle paths, fishing, bird watching and other river activities. The RSPB has a reserve in the ancient woodland of Swell Wood extending some 10 miles along the ridge from Langport to the Blackdown Hills, home to herons, woodpeckers and nuthatches as well as delightful woodland bluebells, primroses and orchids.
If you are looking for a wider range of shops, sporting venues, leisure facilities or cultural theatres, the larger towns of Taunton, Yeovil and Sherborne, together with the local cities of Exeter, Bristol and Wells are within easy distance by car or public transport.