We’re always looking for ways to make finding the perfect holiday home easier, so we keep an eye on what people are searching for when they use the internet to help them find the ideal large group holiday accommodation. We’ve noticed ‘house sleeping 20 with pool’ cropping up a number of times so we’ve got our behind the scenes team on to it, helping to make finding and booking that dream holiday house hassle free.
Our large group holiday houses and big country cottages sleep 8-30 people, so we have a great choice for groups of 20. Let’s start by looking at House on the Hill in Wiltshire; this supersized holiday house used to be an old granary barn, and what an amazing transformation it’s seen. It sleeps 20 people in 8 bedrooms and can put up another 4 (extra charge per person), plus it has an outdoor heated pool for use from April until the end of September, and a big games room. This is a seriously cool house, spacious and stylish, light and airy, packed with books and kooky artwork; just take a look at the pics and see how striking the kitchen is. House in the Hill is tucked away off the beaten track in the Chalk Valley AONB, with miles and miles of unspoilt countryside to explore from the doorstep; stumble across welcoming country pubs in picturesque villages, go cycling, walking or pony trekking. Unwind.
Down a narrow winding lane in a quiet Somerset hamlet is Beaverbrook 20; a staggering barn conversion with the most incredible spa hall that has a heated pool, sunken jacuzzi and sauna. Upstairs there’s a belter of a games room with a pool table, air hockey, table football and table tennis; outside there’s a BBQ lodge and a play area. The whole place is commodious to the core and if your group of 20 are looking to get away to celebrate a big birthday or something, then this is perfect because right in the middle of the humongous open plan living space is a whopper of a table that seats up to 30 people. If numbers are climbing, then take a look at Beaverbrook 30.
Not far from the country town of Taunton is Pound Farm, once the farmhouse on a busy working farm, now a beautiful big country cottage that sleeps 18 and has room for 3 more guests at an extra charge. It’s got such warm and welcoming ambience, happy echoes from its days as a family home, you’ll slip into your holiday straight away. There’s a games room, an indoor pool, sauna, hot tub and play area.
Heading out of Taunton towards Minehead you get into Quantock country; the Quantock Hills are an AONB, of steep wooded combes, open fields and high heaths where wild ponies feed. There’s no shortage of country pubs and places to walk, cycle or horse ride. At the foot of the hills we’ve got 5 timber clad lodges, each self-contained with their own private pool, games area and play equipment. On their own, the lodges all sleep 14, except for one which sleeps 12; book two together and that gives you space for 26 or 28 people. Big open plan living/entertaining spaces mean there’s room for you all to get together; see Crowcombe and Thorncombe and Ramscombe and Cockercombe.
Still in the Quantock Hills, The Granary is close to the village of Nether Stowey and sleeps 18, with room for 6 more people at an additional charge per person. What an impressive holiday house this is, with 9 en suite bedrooms arranged over 3 floors, a huge open plan living space downstairs, and a pool hall with full height doors you can push back to let the sunshine in. There’s a games area, a hot tub, BBQ lodge, play area, and out on the patio is a fantastic outdoor dining area – all with the backdrop of open fields. Lush.
If your party of 20 includes toddlers and babies there's even more choice as we have other large group holiday houses that sleep 16 or 18 people plus toddler beds and cots (usually 2 of each at no extra charge); so, if your group of 20 is made up of 5 families, and your total number includes toddlers and babies, then the 4 youngest will go free. What are you waiting for? Don’t miss that perfect holiday house sleeping 20 with a pool.