Welcome to Combe St Nicholas
The Parish of Combe St Nicholas, lies about 2 miles from Chard and 10 miles from the Somerset County Town of Taunton. The Parish extends to Cuttifords Door to the South, Eleighwater to the east, Ham to the north and Beetham to the west. It is set in lovely countryside, situated on the edge of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We have a thriving population of approximately 1400 people.
The village of Combe St. Nicholas is situated in the centre of the Parish and is fortunate in having a village shop and post office, a hairdresser and a pub. The school is next to the fine 15th century Parish Church. The other main centre of population is the hamlet of Wadeford between Combe village and Chard. It also has a pub. The whole area has places to stay, together with food available at the pubs and local restaurants.
There are a number of places to visit locally, including the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, Cricket St. Thomas Gardens, The Haynes Motor Museum at Sparkford, Forde Abbey and Gardens and Ferne Animal Sanctuary.
Taunton, the County Town, is easy to reach by car or bus. It has many leading retailers and places of entertainment, including the Brewhouse Theatre. For this and other arts venues, click here.
Towns and villages on the Dorset and Devon World Heritage Coast, about 15 miles away, include Lyme Regis, with its famous Cobb, Beer, Charmouth, Seaton and Branscombe.
The Parish lies on the edge of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, (see Blackdown Hills AONB) and there are many fine walks locally. The Quantocks, Exmoor and the Somerset Levels are within easy each.