Set in attractive grounds amidst the glorious Somerset countryside, Ilbeare sleeps up to 14 people in 5 bedrooms. Spacious yet homely, you'll feel relaxed the minute you walk in the door; there's a large farmhouse-style kitchen-diner, a separate dining room with a huge table that comfortably seats 14, and a well equipped games room. Outside a stunning Nordic style BBQ lodge, a hot tub, croquet lawn, and big patio offer ample opportunity for unwinding. Ilbeare has all mod cons - rural wireless broadband, Sky TV in the living room, and central heating throughout. The property has parking for several vehicles. NB: This property owner may require a cautionary deposit of £500 three weeks prior to your arrival.
The property is entered via a bright and welcoming reception hall with parquay flooring and traditional, stylish furnishings.
Off to the left is the light and airy living room with plenty of room for gathering together and room for all on the big, comfortable sofas; a 55" LCD TV means there is no excuse whatsoever for missing that frankly, unmissable match, and a traditional woodburning stove provides a cosy glow and extra warmth in the chillier months.
To the right of the hall is the dining room, with tiled flooring, and a large inglenook fireplace housing a traditional style woodburning stove. This is a lovely room for a happy celebratory dinner - and don't forget - if you don't fancy cooking we can recommend caterers to come and do it for you - they'll create a delicious feast using the finest, local produce. For added ambience, the dining also has relaxing sofas and French doors open out onto the patio.
Continue through the dining room to the games room, with a pool table and an X-box - yep, there's even something to keep the teenagers happy! This is another light and airy room with a lovely outlook over the garden.
Also off the dining room is the large farmhouse style kitchen diner, fully equipped with all modern appliances and a wonderful 4 oven Aga. Beyond this is a good sized utility room, a boot room - very handy for those muddy boots after a country walk - and the back entrance to the property.
The main staircase rises from the hallway, leading to the first floor landing; off this is the master bedroom with a comtemporary en suite bathroom. This room makes a great family room, but you can use it how you wish as the two sets of zip and link beds give flexible options for sleeping arrangements - you can have 2 superkings, 4 singles, or a superking and 2 singles.
Next to this is the spacious shared bathroom with a contemporary free standing bath and a separate shower.
Further along the landing is bedroom 2 - a delightful en suite room whihc can be arranged as either a superking and a single bed, or 3 singles. Perfect for a family with one child, for three friends or for three older children.
The quirky ensuite bathroom has a P shaped bath with overhead shower, and a handy heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3 can be accessed from the first floor landing or from a spiral staircase rising from the kitchen. This is a generously sized room with flexibility for either a superking or twin beds; it has use of the shared bathroom or the shower room between this room and Bedroom 4.
Bedroom 4 is reached from the spiral staircase in the kitchen. This is another super family room with beds that can arranged as a superking and a single, or as 3 singles. There is a shower room right next to this room, which can be used solely as an en suite or it can be shared with Bedroom 3.
The patio and outdoor seating area are accessed from the dining room, hallway or living room. There's plenty of room on the patio for a sizzling barbecue, and plenty of seating, but should the English weather let you down, you can retreat to the wonderful Scandinavian style BBQ lodge for a novel dining experience; you can all gather together round the central BBQ/firepit and tell stories - or tell jokes! Oh, and whilst we're talking about the garden, just imagine sitting back in the hot tub with a (plastic!) glass of wine, listening to the birdsong around you, or at night, picking out the constellations in a sky full of stars. The youngsters in your party will spend many happy hours playing on the swings and trampoline or just running free in the grounds. Happy days for all and lots of wonderful memories to treasure!
Facilities: 4 oven Aga - 2 fan assisted full sized electric ovens and hob - microwave - American style fridge freezer - dishwasher - tumble dryer - washing machine - 2 large flat screen TV's (one with Sky Movies and Sports) - pool table - X-box - duvets/linen/towels and bathrobes provided - cots, highchairs and stairgates available - croquet lawn - play equipment - patio furniture - lockable bike store - barbecue (gas provided) Easter - end October - smokeless fuel available to purchase for the BBQ lodge - logs provided for woodburners. Village with pubs and shops 2 miles - Friday - Friday bookings - short breaks available all year round. Non-smokers only - pets by prior arrangement (charged at £50 per dog). NB: NO FIREWORKS OR SKY LANTERNS.