Brookover Farm

Equestrian Centre, Bed and Breakfast
Orchardleigh, Near Frome, Somerset

TEL : 01373 462806


Welcome to Brookover Farm's website. Brookover farm is a Bed and Breakfast and Equestrian Centre located in Orchardleigh near Frome. We are situated away from any main road, in an peaceful location, yet only 10 minutes from Frome town center. We have 3 rooms in our Bed and Breakfast. Our Equestrian center offers everything from Livery to Riding lessons, Hacking to Loan a pony events.


Brookover held a successful Clear round Cross Country Day on the 30th August with many young Riders having never completed a cross country course before. A big thank you to all those who helped make the day a successful one Garry Hill on the Barbecue, Alex Butterfield with the Clear Round Show Jumping and Clare Butterfield as Secretary and Lydia Collingwood with the Handy Pony ring.

There is a MINI ONE DAY EVENT (Dressage Show Jumping and Cross Country) on Sunday 21st of October, 2012 Se our events page for more details.

Bed and Breakfast

Bedroom at Brookover Farm Bed and Breakfast

Brookover Farm Bed and Breakfast is a farmhouse bed and breakfast in it's truest sense. Comprising of only 3 letting rooms the property is filled with rustic charm, but has luxurious en-suite bathrooms built to the highest standards in all but 1 of the rooms.

Heather and Gary aim to make your stay at the Bed and Breakfast as relaxing and Cosy as possible, please click on the "Bed & Breakfast" link at the top of the page to see recent photos of our rooms, along with details of our tarrifs and terms and conditions.

Located in Orchardleigh, close to Frome, the Bed and Breakfast is in an ideal location for sight seeing and visiting local attractions. See the section at the bottom of this page for an idea how close we are to where you may want to visit during your stay with us. We are also very close to the Orchardliegh House estate, so we are a perfect place to stay is going to a freind or Families wedding!

Equestrian Centre

Stables at Brookover Farm Equestrian Centre Brookover Farm provides excellent equestrian facilities from the beginner to the more experienced rider. The farm is home to many DIY liveries for clients wishing to keep their horses/ponies here and we can also provide full livery, enabling clients the peace of mind with busy lives that their horse or pony is well looked after, and if required, ridden to maintain fitness during the week days while clients are busy at work or at school. It is a very happy and thriving environment for both horse and rider.

With qualified staff we also provide riding lessons incorporating a variety of activities for children to enjoy. Although schooling is a large part of learning how to ride we also like to keep it fun by teaching pony games such as the Flag Race Bending and Sock race etc. There is also hacking available around the farm without venturing out onto the road.

There is also a small cross country course for beginners and another course of 2.3ft to 2.6ft on the farm which runs alongside the river and woodland which offers a good variety of jumps and there is also an Outdoor School of 25 x 50 for schooling.

About Brookover Farm

Brookover Farm Bed and Breakfast, Orchardleigh Near Frome Formally part of Orchardleigh Estate, Brookover Farm was bought by Gary and Heather Collingwood in December 2006. Brookover Farm is a detached period farm house constructed of stone elevations with a tiled roof and is date back to the 16th century. The property is south facing with attractive gardens to both front and rear with beautiful views where you can watch the river flow past and the wildlife it attracts. As the brook runs over the farm this is how the farm was named Brookover Farm.

The Farm is set back from the main road & situated in a peaceful and quiet area so this gives our visitors time to relax and have a pleasant and peaceful stay and yet only 2 miles from the town centre of Frome.

As a family run business which has sheep, dogs and horses and of course hens for the free range eggs for breakfast our aim is for all our guests to enjoy Brookover as much as we do during your stay with us and to take home fond memories. For those of you who are more adventurous we can offer you riding lessons or a ride out around the farm.

What towns, villages and attractions are we close to?

Brookover Farm Bed and Breakfast is ideally situated for visiting towns and villages in the local area, here's just a few we are close to :-


  • Bath (The famous Roman City) - 11.3 miles, 26 minutes
  • Bristol - 23.4 miles, 51 minutes
  • Frome - 3.1 miles, 8 minutes
  • Kilmersdon (Home of Jack and Jill Hill) - 7.3 miles, 15 minutes
  • Midsomer Norton - 9.3 miles, 22 minutes
  • Radstock - 7.91 miles, 17 minutes
  • Shaftsbury - 25.9 miles, 43 minutes
  • Shepton Mallett - 14.1 miles, 28 minutes
  • Trowbridge - 8.7 miles, 21 minutes
  • Warminster - 10.1 miles, 19 minutes
  • Wells - 16.8 miles, 37 minutes
  • Westbury - 12 miles, 22 minutes


  • Cheddar Caves - 24.6 miles, 45 minutes
  • Longleat - 6.8 miles, 17 minutes
  • Orchardleigh House - In the Village!
  • Orchardleigh Golf Club - In the Village!
  • Stonehenge - 27 miles, 43 minutes
  • Stourhead Gardens - 12 miles, 23 minutes
  • Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre - 4.5 miles, 10 minutes
  • Wookey Hole - 19.5 miles, 38 minutes

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