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Love hot air balloons? Somerset has a huge Balloon Fiesta!

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta!

Quite magical

Quite magical

Last year it featured 325 flights, a world record landing of 90 balloons in the Old Chocolate Factory in Keynsham, a huge daisy balloon from the USA, teams from 9 visiting countries and thousands of happy visitors.  We would like to help with accommodation in Somerset, we have some wonderful places, huge country houses down to tiny cottages for two, just check out our cottages in Somerset.

So exciting

So exciting

The 36th annual balloon fiesta was an epic event ending with the huge fireworks displays above the new tethered Hardys Wine balloon.

What an amazing sight, balloons over Bristol

What an amazing sight, balloons over Bristol

The weekend also featured two air displays, sponsored by Grant Thornton from the Breitling Wingwalkers and RAF Typhoon, as well as a Spitfire and Hurricane flying to the tune of Land and Hope and Glory on Saturday afternoon.  So roll on this year’s event, with so much entertainment and fun, it is not to be missed!

Another fabulous event happening in the West Country over the summer is the Glastonbury Festival, attracting music lovers from all over the globe.

Get with the action!

Get with the action!

With bands such as  Florence & The Machine, Kanye West, Foo Fighters, Paloma Faith and loads more, it  will be such an amazing weekend!

The Royal Bath and West Show which is held 27th – 30th May is England’s biggest celebration of rural life and England’s only 4 day Royal Show. The year the Show celebrates 50 years at the Showground and will be buzzing with life. From wonderful rare breeds, to pony shows, chickens and ducks, there will be a myriad of life entering the showground.

How much fun it is!

How much fun it is!

Well, all you need is somewhere lovely to stay!  We have lots of cottages in Somerset to choose from, have a look at Sycamores, a delightful recently refurbished barn offering contemporary living space, set on the beautiful Mendip Hills, deep in the Somerset countryside. A rambler’s delight, with many bridle paths for visitors with horses.

The Sycamores makes a great base

The Sycamores makes a great base

Hill House is a wonderful house providing large accommodation in a beautiful setting close to Glastonbury, ideal for a celebration or family get together with large garden and hot tub and cinema room.

Exquisite Hill House, perfect for entertaining

Exquisite Hill House, perfect for entertaining

Do have a look to see all our properties in Somerset, it really is the most fabulous county to visit.  And for more ideas to keep you busy on a holiday or short break, just look at our Things to Do Section on the website.

For more information about our cottages in Somerset or if you have other areas to visit,  Holiday Cottages in the UK or our Luxury Cottage Holidays please call the knowledgeable Mulberry Cottages booking team on 01227 464958 or email us on info@mulberrycottages.com

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