Bishop Sutton, Nr Bristol
This small village sits between Bristol, Bath and Wells. The lake is popular with visitors, offering fishing, sailing and beautiful views. Westway Farm has good office space to let, while the numerous industrial estates in and around Midsomer Norton are around 10 miles away. These include Westfield Industrial Estate and Old Mills Industrial Estate.
Situated on the edge of the Somerset Levels, Bridgwater (population around 35,000) is the administrative centre of the Sedgemoor district. The market town lies in the valley of the strongly tidal River Parrett and maintains a large industrial base. It is linked to Taunton by the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. Bridgwater is well located between two junctions of the M5 motorway and Bridgwater railway station is on the main railway line between Bristol and Taunton.
Bruton (population approximately 3,000) is a small town situated on the River Brue seven miles south-east of Shepton Mallet, six miles from the A303 near Wincanton, ten miles from Gillingham, sixteen miles from Yeovil and twelve miles from Frome. Bruton is well served by Bruton Railway Station which is on the Bristol to Weymouth line. Bruton was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Briuuetone, meaning ‘vigorously flowing river’ from the Old English tor and Celtic briw meaning vigour.
On the A371, giving easy access to the A38 and M5, Cheddar (population around 9,000) is home to the largest Gorge, biggest underground river and the most popular cheese in Britain. Bristol is around 20 minutes drive away. Several industrial estates are located on the outskirts of this large village; Winchester Farm, Labourham Farm, Valley Line and Cheddar Business Park. Further afield are Castle Mills Industrial Estate in Biddisham, Mendip Industrial Estate in Axbridge, Lodge Hill Industrial Estate in Westbury-sub-Mendip and Peartree Industrial Estate in Langford.
Chilcompton Village is approximately 30 minutes from Bath and 40 minutes from Bristol. The village has a population of around 2,000 and covers 1800 acres. Two trading estates (South Rock Industrial Estate and New Rock Industrial Estate) provide a good location for a range of businesses.
Situated close to junction 20 of the M5, the Victorian seaside resort of Clevedon (population approx 23,000) is home to a Grade 1 listed pier and the oldest continually run cinema in the world! The town has a good selection of shops, while the surrounding Hither Green Industrial Estate, Tweed Road Industrial Estate, 5C Business Centre and Kenn Road Business Park are home to a wide variety of businesses. The nearest mainline railway station is 4 miles away in the village of Yatton.
The market town of Crewkerne is 9 miles from Yeovil. It has good transport links; near to the A303 and 22 miles from M5 (J25). Exeter Airport is 36 miles, Bristol Airport 60 miles and Bournemouth Airport 50 miles. Crewkerne also has a railway station. It has a bustling town centre and many successful businesses. Many of these are located in various developments which include The Old Textile Mill, Enterprise House, Blacknell Lane Industrial Estate, Cropmead Industrial Estate and North St Trading Estate.
Close to the A419, giving easy access to the M4, Cricklade is located between Swindon and Cirencester. This small town (population approx. 4,150) has many speciality shops, while the Chelworth Industrial Estate is just 1.5 miles away. The nearest railway station is Swindon, 8 miles away. Bristol airport is 50 miles.
Dulverton (population around 1,600) lies on the south edge of Exmoor, close to the Devon border and is a popular tourist destination. The surrounding Barle and Exe rivers lend their names to some of the nearby industrial estates which include, Exebridge Industrial Estate, Barle Enterprise Centre and Barns Close Industrial Estate. Exeter International Airport is around 36 miles away.
The historic market town of Frome is home to a large number of independent retailers and enjoys a thriving arts scene. Three main industrial estates sit on the outskirts of town, Marston Park Industrial Estate, Vallis Mills Trading Estate and Wallbridge Industrial Estate. Frome’s population is around 24,500 and the town has a railway station. Bristol Airport is 27 miles away.
Glastonbury is a small market town (population approximately 9,000), situated at a dry point on the low lying Somerset Levels 23 miles south of Bristol. Glastonbury is less than 1 mile across the River Brue from Street, which is now larger than Glastonbury and is home to the head office of Clarks Shoes. Glastonbury enjoys a central position in Somerset and is home to several industrial estates including Morlands Enterprise Park, Thomas Way Industrial Estate andAvalon Trading Estate.
Close to the A303, Ilminster is mentioned in the Doomsday book where it is referenced as Ileminstre (meaning ‘The church on the River Isle’). This country town (population of around 4,800), has a good selection of shops and businesses. There are several industrial estates in the area. These include Ilton Business Park, Minster Business Park, Slape Industrial Estate and Rose Mills Industrial Estate.
This ancient town, situated on the banks of the River Parrett, in the heart of the Somerset Levels, is one of the smallest towns in England and dates back to Roman times. Population just over 1000.
Langport is home to the Westover Trading Estate and the Littleburn Industrial Estate and there is a thriving business association. It is located 4.5 miles west of Somerton and 15 miles to the east of Taunton.
Ideally placed, around 10 miles from Bath, Frome and Wells and 16 miles from Bristol, this town is home to a variety of shops and successful businesses. On the outskirts of town are Westfield Industrial Estate and Old Mills Industrial Estate. Slightly further afield lies South Rock Industrial Estate, New Rock Industrial Estate, Haydon Industrial Estate and Charmborough Farm Rural Business Park. The population is around 10,500 and the nearest airport is Bristol.
The coastal town of Minehead borders Exmoor and is home to a wide range of shops and restaurants. Businesses are also located on the Mart Road Industrial Estate, within the town centre and Roughmoor Industrial Estate and Williton Industrial Estate nearby. Minehead has a population of around 10,500, which grows markedly during the summer holidays. It has a railway station and Exeter Airport is 45 miles away. The county town of Taunton is 21 miles away.
Around a mile from Midsomer Norton, 9 miles from Bath and 8 miles from Frome, the town of Radstock has a population of approx 5,300. On the outskirts of town are Westfield Industrial Estate and Old Mills Industrial Estate. Slightly further afield lies South Rock Industrial Estate, New Rock Industrial Estate, Haydon Industrial Estate and Charmborough Farm Rural Business Park. The nearest airport is Bristol.
The market town of Shepton Mallet is home to a variety of shops and businesses (including two major cider producers) which serve the population of around 8,000. There are many varied industrial estates, Anglo Trading Estate, Crowne Industrial Estate, Fosse Lane Industrial Estate and Evercreech Junction. Bristol Airport is 21 miles and the nearest railway station is 7 miles away at Castle Cary.
Close to the M5, Taunton is the county town of Somerset. This traditional market town has an extensive mix of shops, leisure facilities and industrial estates. The latter include Comeytrowe Industrial Estate, Crown Industrial Estate, Hillview Industrial Estate and Priorswood Industrial Estate. Exeter Airport is 31 miles and Bristol Airport 40 miles. Taunton also has a railway station. The population is approximately 60,500.
England’s smallest city boasts a plethora of shops, restaurants and thriving businesses serving the population of around 11,000. Lodge Hill Industrial Estate, Keward Mill Trading Estate and the new Cathedral Park Industrial Estate are home to a diverse range of companies. Bath and Bristol are a 45 minute drive (Bristol Airport is 17 miles). The nearest railway station is Castle Cary around 9 miles away.
Westbury is nestled under the north-western bluffs of Salisbury Plain, and it is there that the town’s most famous feature can be seen: the Westbury White Horse.
The town is an important junction point on the railway network, as it lies at the point where the main line railway from London to the Exeter and the West Country intersects the cross country line from South Wales, Bristol, Bath and Chippenham to Salisbury, Southampton, Portsmouth and Brighton.
Westbury is located 18 miles south east of the city of Bath and about 5 miles south of Trowbridge and is home to several large industrial estates and business parks, including the West Wilts Trading Estate, which covers some 165 acres west of the town
Located on the Bristol Channel coast, 18 miles south west of Bristol, to the west of the M5 between junctions 21 and 22, Weston-super-Mare spans the coast between Clevedon and Burnham on Sea.
Famous for its pier, which was reopened in 2010 after being destroyed by fire, Weston-super-Mare (population approx. 83,000) has a good mix of industrial estates, including Weston, Glencoe, Oldmixon, and Locking Farm.
Taunton is a 45 min drive to the south and it is served by a railway station on the line between Bristol and Taunton.
Situated between Dulverton and Minehead this thriving rural village (population approx. 400) is one of Exmoor’s highest at 980 feet above sea level. A popular tourist spot for visitors to Exmoor, Wheddon Cross is home to many small businesses. Business units exist in The Market Business Park in Wheddon Cross, while the Mart Road Industrial Estate in Minehead is 9 miles away.
Located at the junction of the A39 and A358 this medium-sized village (population approx. 2,700) is around 30 minutes drive from the county town of Taunton. Williton has many of the facilities of a small town and is home to the Bakelite museum, which draws thousands of visitors each year. Alongside Williton Industrial Estate and Roughmoor Industrial Estate, several units also exist at Upcott Farm in Bicknoller
Wincanton is a small town in South Somerset, population approximately 5,000. Home to the Wincanton Business Park and Bennetts Field Trading Estate, Wincanton lies on the A303, 28 minutes from Yeovil, 12 minutes from Bruton, 1 hour from Taunton.
Though it has now relocated its head office to Chippenham, Wincanton plc, which is the UK’s second largest logistics company, started in Wincanton in 1925 as Wincanton Transport and Engineering Ltd, a subsidiary of theWest Surrey Central Dairy Company (a company which has since been known as Cow & Gate, Unigate and Uniq).
Known affectionately as Wivey, this historic market town of 2,600 people is set in wonderful surroundings on the edge of Exmoor, in the Brendon Hills. This hardworking community has its own radio station, newspaper and community transport service and there are more than 300 businesses operating within a five-mile radius, including industrial estates Station Road and Golden Hill.
Wiveliscombe is situated on the B3227 Taunton to Barnstaple road (formerly the A361), four miles from the Devon/Somerset border and 10 miles from Taunton.