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Beat the Crowds with a Midweek Summer Break

We appreciate that organising a large group holiday or short break isn’t the easiest of tasks. Trying to agree a date when everyone's free is half the battle; weekends tend to be more difficult as that’s when people have things on – more social commitments, the grocery shop to do, football practice, rugby matches, and so on. Arranging a mid-week break can be less stressful, especially if you don’t have school age children to worry about. And of course, there’s the bonus that things tend to be a little quieter during the week; at weekends the world and his wife go to the beach or the local beauty spot at the first sign of sunshine. The pubs are quieter midweek, which means you can have a really relaxing lunch or dinner out; no queues at the bar, no long wait for your food and no squeezing through packed tables to get anywhere.

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Walnut Arbour: Your Very Own Somerset Spa

Get away from it all at this country retreat on the Somerset Levels where you’ll have your very own private spa to use whenever you want. It doesn’t get much more relaxing than this, we can assure you! Where else would you have a heated swimming pool, a steam room, hot tub and sauna at your disposal, all for considerably less than the price of a good hotel with the same facilities?

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Sleeps12’s Latest Addition: House on the Hill – Space, Style and Views

House on the Hill… that can only mean one thing – views, and oh boy, these take some beating! A panorama that stretches on and on and on across the beautiful countryside on the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset. Chalk grassland, heaths and river valleys interspersed with ancient woodland; no wonder it’s a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At night, the only light you’ll see is the one atop the spire of Salisbury cathedral some 12 miles away; peace and quiet, open air…. and when split between a large group it works out at less than the price of a good hotel!

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