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Getting Here

Welcome home to nature

Our Location

42 Acres is nestled in the countryside and the country roads in the area are narrow and often surrounded by tall hedges so it's not difficult to drive right past 42 Acres without knowing it! The most reliable way to find 42 Acres is using the What3words app, it's a great little app that gives you very precise locations. We recommend checking the route before you travel because phone signal isn't great in the countryside. Click here to download the app.

Directions to 42 Acres

Use the link below or search for the three words (herb.direction.sculpture) within the app to find the entrance to the 42 Acres land. Follow the track for a few hundred meters and you will see our farmhouse as you approach.

Directions to The Hermitage

Use the link below or search for the three words (metals.hazel.noon) within the app to find the entrance to The Hermitage (including Monks Hatch and The Library Barn). Keep following the main track, through the gates and over the small bridge until you reach the main courtyard.

Retreat Center
42 Acres
Holt Road
Witham Friary
BA11 5HL
The hermitage (Inc. monks hatch & library barn)
The Hermitage
Witham Friary
BA11 5HL

By Public Transport

The nearest train stations are listed below. Once you arrive, you will need to arrange transport by taxi to make the final leg to 42 Acres. (Local taxi numbers below).

Gillingham (Dorset) 17 mins away by car
Frome  – 19 mins away by car
Castle Cary – 24 mins away by car
Westbury – 31 mins away by car

Please visit the National Rail or the Trainline for more information and to book tickets.

By Car or Bicycle

The most reliable way to get to 42 Acres is by car using the what3words app for directions, especially when you are nearby. You can also get directions to 42 Acres using the Google Maps mobile app using this link. If arriving by car, we strongly encourage car sharing where possible.

Local Taxis

Please book in advance to guarantee availability.