Mother’s Day is just around the corner, March the 11th to be precise; time to show some love and appreciation. If you haven’t got anything organised yet, we’ve got some fantastic offers on some of the best large group accommodation in the South West. Read on and you could soon be looking forward to a Mother’s Day weekend to remember, with your nearest and dearest gathered close at one of our luxury holiday properties.
Tucked away in a quiet hamlet on the magical Somerset Levels, Riverside is a lovely welcoming cottage on the banks of the River Tone. Sleeping 12 guests in 6 bedrooms there’s a fabulous games room, a playroom, and a hot tub beneath a leafy arbour in a secure garden; the far reaching views across the flat, watery landscape are breathtaking. A 2 night stay from Friday 9th March is now £995, which works out at just £83 per person; a 3 night break is priced at £1,050 – that’s £87.50 per person when split between 12. Such amazing value and less than the cost of a good hotel! The location is idyllic; private and tranquil; arrive on Friday afternoon and relax before you gather in the dining room for a happy evening. Have a lie in on Saturday morning, then get up and pootle up the lane to the Willows & Wetlands Centre where there’s a short walk through the meadows and a tea room with delicious homemade cake. Go to Curry Rivel for lunch at the Firehouse, or hire some vintage china from Living Pretty and have an afternoon tea party at Riverside. On Sunday, stroll along the river to the King Alfred Inn at the bottom of Burrow Mump, or to the Bird in Hand at North Curry.
In the foothills of the Quantocks in deepest Somerset, Crowcombe is a luxury timber framed lodge that sleeps 14 people. With an indoor heated pool, games room and play equipment this is a great one for a big family gathering or for a big bunch of buddies with children of similar ages. Celebrate Mother’s Day together, taking advantage of the offer price of £1,150 for a 2 night break (£82pp) or £1,250 for 3 nights (£89pp). Go walking or cycling in the hills, or take in the picturesque scenery on horseback with Quantock Trekking. Whistle through the countryside on an old-fashioned steam train on the West Somerset Railway; wrap up warm and alight at Blue Anchor, Watchet or Minehead, where you can stroll along the beach and have fish and chips. Book a table for your large group Sunday lunch at the Rising Sun, West Bagborough or the Blue Ball at Triscombe.
Foxhill Lodge is a gorgeous barn conversion set amidst the gently undulating Blackdown Hills on the Somerset/Devon border. It sleeps 8 people and is priced at £1,199, working out at just £150 each for a 3 night weekend, and is perfect for a Mother’s Day stay; beautifully styled with top notch facilities, and to boot, there’s a hot tub, outdoor table tennis and a cosy BBQ lodge.
If you like luxurious modern homes, Wayside will tick all the boxes; with inspiring views of the Blackdown Hills and the rolling Culm Valley, this large group holiday home in Devon sleeps 13 people in 5 bedrooms. Bring Granny & Grandad, Aunties and Uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces because it’s fantastic for all ages, with a covered heated pool, a games room, trampoline and play equipment. Our amazing offer of £1,499 for a 3 night weekend makes it only £115 per person.
The Blackdown Hills are ripe for exploring on foot, by bicycle or on horseback, with a network of footpaths and bridleways. Spend Saturday browsing in the market towns of Taunton, Wellington or Tiverton, or head over to the world famous Jurassic coast to Lyme Regis or Regency Sidmouth. Take a leisurely amble along the River Culm and wind up for a drink at the Culm Valley Inn.
Sleeping up to 14 people, Cobbleside is an elegant stone-built house sitting in a quiet street in the Somerset village of Milverton. It’s delightful, with high ceilings, heaps of period features, a games room and a wonderful walled garden; a refined setting for any Mother’s Day celebration. It’s staggeringly good value at £1,200 for a 3 night weekend – that’s a mere £85 each! Book up one of our recommended caterers to cook you a feast fit for a king, or go to the Globe in the village, or The Martlett just 2 miles away. Have an afternoon’s amble around Dunster or Hestercombe House and Gardens.
Further afield we have Greenswangs, a commodious contemporary house in beautiful Dumfries & Galloway; it sleeps 10 guests and has views that stretch to the Solway Firth. Within easy reach is Hadrian’s Wall, or the hallowed city of Edinburgh where you can explore the streets and shops, and visit the zoo or the castle. You could even pop down to the Lake District from here, or you can just stay put, soak up the sheer tranquillity, play in the garden or laze in the hot tub – all for £999 for a 3 night weekend, around £100 each!
That’s just what’s available for the weekend of March 11th! You could always plan your break for the week before or the week after; we have plenty more fabulous properties for groups of 10-44 with superb facilities – swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and games rooms. Use our March availability calendar to find out more: that perfect large group holiday is just a few clicks away.