Cricket St Thomas is a mansion that is owned by Warner Leisure Hotels, it has remained open since 1998.
Cricket St Thomas is a quiet village in the heart of Somerset, a short distance from Chard and Crewkerne. The formal opening of the gardens and lakes also marks the launch of an exciting new adventure for the Cricket St Thomas Hotel with the introduction of an Italian-style restaurant within the former walled gardens of the farmhouse.
Other major renovations at Cricket St Thomas include an elegant upgrade to the Tree Tops restaurant and the remodeling of the historic old house, with a new wing opening comprising 22 stylish new Signature rooms planned for August. Eager to make his fictional town of Crinkley Bottom a reality, an agreement was reached with Cricket owner John Taylor in the last months of 1993 to turn the park into Mr. Blobby's hometown. In a desperate attempt to escape the shadow of Blobby, the property of Cricket St Thomas was put on the market in late 1998 for £8 million.
Cricket House and Wild Life Park were sold to Warner Holidays in 1998 after the family managed them for nearly 30 years. A charming little find in the countryside.