Picturesque and peaceful
JUST beyond the southern tip of Bristol, where the built-up areas of Whitchurch and Hartcliffe end, is a great swathe of countryside punctuated with villages. Those who work in the city, or in nearby Bath, often prefer to live in more peaceful surroundings, with the area between the A37 and the A38 a popular choice.
Just south of Hartcliffe and built on a hill is Dundry, notable for its yellow limestone from local quarries. Among facilities in the village is the Dundry Inn, primary school and a play area, with work due to start this month on a new adventure playground for older children.
Beyond Dundry are the settlements of Felton, Winford and Littleton and in the middle of this area between the two main roads, and about 10 miles south of Bristol is the largest village in the area, Chew Magna.
On the banks of the River Chew, this settlement has been designated "the best village in Britain", according to an estate agent's survey for the Sunday Times. It is a conservation area and has many listed buildings along with both a primary and a secondary school, shops and small businesses, churches, pubs, a football pitch and children's play area.
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There are three pubs in the village, while the nearby Pony & Trap has a Michelin star.
For those who like to keep fit, the Chew Valley Leisure Centre, between Chew Magna and the smaller village of Chew Stoke has a gym, squash and badminton courts and outdoor all-weather pitches. Just east of Chew Magna is Stanton Drew, famous for its prehistoric stone circles.
On the A37 is the village of Pensford, which offers a post office/general store, primary school, church, three pubs and village hall.
South of Pensford is Clutton, where there's a primary school, pubs, post office and village hall.