Cricket St Thomas is a quiet village in the heart of Somerset, a short distance from Chard and Crewkerne. Its name comes from the Cricket family, who owned the vast estate in the 12th century. Cricket House, located on the hillside of the estate, overlooks Lake Tiddlers, which runs through the grounds.
In addition to resting in the buildings in front of the small church of St. Thomas, you can walk from one end of the hotel to the other and all the corridors have ramps to make things easier for those with less mobility.
If you like historic houses and gardens, the hotel's historic properties, such as Cricket St Thomas, are perfect for you, providing character and charm combined with modern facilities. Initially, the Taylors were excited about their contract, investing millions in transforming Cricket St Thomas into Crinkley Bottom. The original mansion was built in the 14th century, but the later cricket house was rebuilt in the 19th century for the owner, Sir Alexander Hood.
The gardens around Cricket House are beautifully maintained, with grassy borders that run from the terraces on the ground floor of Hamilton restaurant to the orange grove. In addition to the historic rooms of Cricket House, most of the hotel's rooms and facilities are located in the hotel's modern wings that extend from the old house.