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Working at Charlton Farm

Charlton Farm is nestled in magnificent parkland, just west of the city of Bristol.  It can be reached in less than 10 minutes driving from the M5 motorway and is easily and quickly reached from Bristol city centre within 15 minutes. 

The hospice is an imaginative restoration of a listed farm and farm buildings.  It has retained the homely feel of the farmhouse and yet provides stunning and spacious accommodation. 

At Charlton Farm, we have been providing expert, individualised care to support children, young people and their families for more than 15 years. Take a look inside our hospice with a virtual tour.

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What's it like to live in beautiful Somerset?

Somerset is a county that has variety. Those who currently live in Somerset say you are granted a peaceful home life, vibrant social life and compelling cultural life, all within gorgeously natural and historic surroundings.  

This includes popular towns and cities such as Glastonbury, Bath, Bristol, Taunton and Yeovil.  

  • Rich history in many of the towns and the main city of Bristol 
  • Vibrant culture including arts, theatre and entertainment
  • Over 70% of Exmoor National Park is in Somerset
  • Major educational institutions 
  • Great transport links across the South West 

Relocation packages available for Nurses

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If you’re looking for a new nursing experience with time to care and time to develop your clinical skills, while feeling valued as part of a supportive team, there has never been a better time to join the team at Charlton Farm. We are offering generous relocation packages to Nurses moving from outside of Somerset.

Even more benefits of joining our nursing team include…  

- Registered nurse starting salary of £31,407 with annual increments

- Mid-point salary £34,196 rising to £38,482 with experience

- 33 days annual leave rising to 35 with long service, plus bank holidays
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Choosing where to live

Charlton Farm is based near Wraxall, near Bristol. A quiet village on the fringes of Bristol’s main town.  

There are lots of other places to consider within the local area, all which offer something a little different. Below are some of the residential areas within 25 miles of Wraxall.  

AreaDistance to Charlton Farm (miles)Driving time (minutes)
Nailsea and Backwell3.211
Long Ashton5.613
Chew Magna10.526
Lawrence Weston10.826



  • Clevedon  
  • Weston Super Mare 
  • Brean 
  • Minehead  
  • Burnham on Sea 

Nature, History and Heritage

Walking trails

In somerset you can explore some of the best walks around. From rolling hills to stunning coastal paths, there’s something here for everyone. 

  • The Coleridge Way: a 65-mile trail traversing the moors and hills of Somerset and Devon
  • Colliers Way: a 26-mile trail that weaves through beautiful Somerset countryside
  • Liberty Trail: a 28-mile trail starting at Ham Hill and ending in Lyme Regis, Dorset.
  • Brean Down Peninsula: a scenic 3-mile coastal walk renowned for its wildlife spotting opportunities 
  • Horner Valley a 4-mile bridleway through the ancient oak forests of Exmoor 

Exmoor National Park

Exmoor National Park covers scenic natural sites including Dunkery Beacon, The Horner Valley and Dunster. Spanning 267 square miles, Exmoor National Park contains a wide variety of coastal and moorland landscapes providing inspiration and enjoyment to visitors and residents alike. 

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National Trust

There is a huge choice of National Trust properties and attractions to visit and explore in Somerset. Popular attractions are:

  • Montacute House: a beautiful Elizabethan house with plenty of estate gardens and parkland to explore  
  • Glastonbury Tor: a steep climb up the hill offers panoramic views over the Isle of Avalon, Glastonbury and Somerset
  • Dunster Castle: a dramatic ancient castle with Mediterranean gardens and ancient parkland home to otters and kingfishers
  • Tyntesfield: a Gothic revival property with pretty gardens and grounds

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The West Somerset Coast Path

This 25-mile path takes in beautiful coastal views and runs through the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Taking in views of Flat Holm and Steep Holm Islands and on a clear day you can see across to South Wales.

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The South West Coast Path 

The South West Coast Path (SWCP) is 630 miles long and is the longest established National Trail in the country. Starting at Minehead in Somerset it runs along the coastline of Exmoor, continuing along the coast of North Devon into Cornwall.

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For all the family 

Puxton Park

This all-weather family-friendly adventure park features a miniature railway, indoor soft-play and animal zone to name just a few attractions. A firm favourite for families in Somerset.

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Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

This zoo is open 7 days a week and has multiple indoor and outdoor play areas, a splash pool, and a large natural maze. Featuring exotic and farm animals from alpacas to zebras, children of all ages will enjoy a day here. 

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Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

From dinosaurs and Egyptian mummies to present-day South West wildlife, there's so much to explore and discover at Bristol Museum. The museum is open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm with free entry to all.

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Bristol’s Floating Harbour

Bristol's Harbourside is a bustling waterfront area where you'll find restaurants, weekend markets, and locals soaking up the vibrant atmosphere. Take in the views along the waterfront or in the water on a boat tour or paddleboard.

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Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge is a popular area to explore with locals and visitors alike. With its dramatic limestone cliffs and subterranean caves, you can visit for the whole day or just stop for a scenic picnic lunch. 

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Aerospace Bristol

Aerospace Bristol offers an exciting journey through the past, present, and future of aerospace innovation. There are also a range of daily activities and courses for children during the school summer holidays.

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Clifton Observatory and Suspension Bridge

This architectural marvel is an iconic Bristol attraction. Explore the historic observatory, enjoy panoramic views from the suspension bridge, and learn about Brunel's engineering masterpiece.

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We The Curious

Visit We The Curious is an interactive, hands-on science and discovery experience for all ages. Children can explore the interesting exhibits and engage in the immersive activities designed to spark their curiosity about the world around them.

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SS Great Britain

Experience some of the finest Victorian maritime history aboard the SS Great Britain. Learn about Brunel's legacy from the man himself and embark on a captivating voyage through time.

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Ashton Gate

Visit Ashton Gate Stadium, the host of the Women's Rugby World Cup 2025 and the home of the Bristol Bears Rugby and Bristol City FC. 

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  • Royal Bath and West Show (May)
  • Upfest (May)
  • Glastonbury Festival (June)
  • Bristol’s Harbor Festival (July)
  • Bristol International Balloon Fiesta (August)
  • Foodies Festival

Shopping Centres  

  • Cribbs Causeway Mall, Patchway 
  • Cabot Circus, Bristol
  • Broadmead, Bristol
  • Clarks Village, Street
  • Bath Shopping Centre, Bath
  • Orchard Shopping Centre, Taunton

Primary Schools in Somerset

Somerset currently has 361 primary schools. 

Secondary Schools in Somerset

Devon currently has over 100 secondary schools.