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Get Festive in Style with a Pre-Christmas Group Stay

Imagine a Christmas stay with all your favourite people, the present opening under the tree, a table heaving with scrumptious food…. but it’s not always possible as there are other obligations, work commitments, friends and family in far flung places. So why not have a pre-Christmas get together, or just start your celebrating a little earlier this year?

It’ll be guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit and it means you don’t miss out on celebrating with your nearest and dearest; think about it – crisp winter walks, cosy lamplit nights settled on big fat sofas by the warmth of a wood-burning stove, happy gatherings over a big dinner, going out to carol services in a country church, drinks in a rustic pub – all with the people you love most in the world.

Some of our luxury large group properties still have availability in the run up to Christmas, with accommodation for 12-30 people, and when the halls are decked with holly they look absolutely gorgeous – twinkling lights on the tree, shimmering baubles, lush greenery – just perfect. If you have a very big group then Bossington Hall is ideal; sleeping up to 30 in 15 exquisite bedrooms, with 14 bathrooms and an enormous baronial hall that’s wonderful for entertaining; this gorgeous Edwardian country house stands proudly on a wooded hillside with sweeping views of Exmoor and the beautiful Porlock Vale. It’s available for a midweek stay (Mon-Fri) from 18th December for £3,500 – when you divide that between a group of 30 that’s just £116.67 per person!

Nestled on a private estate in the glorious Somerset countryside, Holemoor Stables has an indoor heated pool and a games room, and can sleep 18 guests, plus toddler beds and cots; at £2,500 for 4 nights from the 18th it works out at just over £138 each! Amazing value!

For a boutique style retreat on the magical Somerset Levels, Riverside is warm and welcoming and sleeps 12 people; book it from 15th December for a weekend or a week, or from 18th December for a 4 night stay. Prices start from £100 per person.

For rural luxury at the foot of Somerset’s bracken clad Quantock Hills, Ramscombe is a 5 star lodge that has availability for 4 nights from 18th December for £1,400 (£100 per person); it sleeps 14 guests and has the bonus of an indoor pool and a games area. Thorncombe is a neighbouring lodge sleeping 12, also with a private swimming pool and a games room, with prices starting at just £950 for a 2 night stay from 15th December. At £79 per person, you’d be hard pushed to get a decent hotel for that, let alone a spacious and well-appointed holiday lodge!

Not far away are Quantock Barns, sleeping 14 in 7 ensuite bedrooms, or 24 in 12; It’s a fantastic set up that allows guests their own space whilst enjoying a happy get together. A midweek stay from Dec 18th for 14 people is £1,200 and for 24 guests, £2,200. Such fantastic value!

In an idyllic country setting, Halse Water House is a picture-postcard thatched property set on the edge of a peaceful village in Somerset; it sleeps 12 and has an 8 person hot tub and a heated outdoor pavilion. Take advantage of the fabulous offers of £895 for 2 nights or £995 for 3 nights from December 15th, or a week stay for £1,750.

Ilbeare is a rural retreat with offers from the same dates of £950 for a 2 night weekend, £1,050 for 3 nights, and £1,500 for a week. Sleeping 14, It’s wonderfully homely and has a games room, a cosy BBQ lodge and 2 acres of grounds.

Millgrove House can be booked for the weekend or week of the 15th from £2,199; there’s heaps of space, a covered heated pool and a games room, and 6 bedrooms sleeping a total of 12 guests.

For period charm in an attractive village, Cobbleside sleeps 12 plus 2 and oozes original features; just perfect for a country Christmas celebration. The weekend of 15th costs £1,250, or for the week £1,750, and a midweek stay from the 18th is £1,150, or you can be here for the Christmas week for £2,950!

Over the border in Devon, Culmbridge House sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms and has an indoor pool and a games room. Grab a bargain with offers for the weekend of December 15th of £950 for 2 nights or £1,100 for 3 nights.

For luxurious modern style with a covered, heated pool, a games room, and a year round BBQ lodge, book Wayside; it sleeps 13 guests and has availability from the 15th starting at £2,299 or a midweek stay from the 18th for £1,999.

More central in the UK, Pitmaston House is set back from the road on a quiet street in Worcester and has an indoor gym and a gorgeous heated outdoor pavilion with a pizza oven and a fire pit, and there’s a big hot tub. 6 ensuite bedrooms sleep 12 people and the cost is £2,100 for a 4 night stay from 18th December (£175pp).

These dates tend to get snapped up quickly, so don’t miss out – book now for a Christmas celebration to remember!

All prices are calculated on a maximum capacity basis.

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