Prince’s Place is a small family run farm on the Dorset side of a county boundary, separated from Somerset by a twisty babbling brook. Between the villages of Melbury Osmond, Ryme Intrinseca, and overlooked by Closworth and its pretty church. The area is recorded in the Domesday Book, and the medieval strip farming is still in evidence through the pattern of our ancient hedgerows. As the name suggests, the lands were once owned by the crown and folk tales believe it to have been a hunting lodge for royal princes. Later it became a drovers’ inn, before the final leg into the market town of Yeovil.
Today, little has changed here. Stroll around Prince’s Place, you will find horses swishing tails whilst grazing, lambs gambolling around their mums, and pigs rooting the earth looking for buried goodies. You could get lucky: spot buzzards circling for field mice, hear the ratter tat of woodpeckers, witness herons fish the stream for small brown trout, glimpse a fox sunbathing on the edge of the wood, or roe deer grazing an empty field.
From blue bells and wild garlic in the spring, a carnival of wild flowering plants in the summer, and then the fabulous autumn leaves – whenever you are here, nature will provide a special backdrop for your perfect day.
Then, as day turns to night, our meadows can often be blessed with a stunning sunset, dropping down behind the church tower. After dark, you will hear our resident tawny owls calling to one another.
We are located just off the A37 Dorchester to Yeovil road, and it’s easy to travel to us either by car or by train from Yeovil junction. Locally, there is a good range of accommodation to suit all budgets.
If you want a timeless landscape as your blank canvas to a marquee wedding, then we look forward to hearing from you.