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Lazy Days in the Sun with Sleeps 12

Crumbs, is it really June already?? Before you know it you’ll be packing away the school uniforms, the PE kits and the lunchboxes and it’ll be the SUMMER HOLIDAYS! Yikes! Already?! So what are you doing, where are you going? What’s the weather going to be like? Ah, the weather. Well, we’ve had some fabulous sunshine lately and the weather forecast tells us there’s more to come, which is great news; best to get out there and enjoy it, make the most of it. Don’t we all love those long lazy days spent outdoors with friends and family, the enticing aroma of a barbecue, butterflies flitting about, flowers blooming, a table full of food, kids all happy playing together; that’s what it’s all about.

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A Riverside Idyll on the Somerset Levels: Where Life Slows Down

A high hedged lane takes you down the hill to Riverside, tucked away in the tiny hamlet of Curload out on the Somerset Levels, and wow, what a dream! Once you’ve pulled up and got out the car it’s like you’ve left the whole world behind. Out the back, just a few feet from the kitchen door, the River Tone drifts lazily past; beyond it are miles and miles of unruffled countryside, the green fields and watery moors that this part of Somerset is known for. At the front beneath a leafy arbour is a hot tub, yours to soak in 24/7; oh, the lure of an afternoon’s immersion whilst the sun beats down, or a moonlight wallow…

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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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Orchard View: High on a hillside far, far away ….

That’s where you’ll find our latest addition; set on a working farm, with far reaching views over the beautiful landscape of the Somerset Levels. Orchard View is the perfect large group getaway for families wanting a generous helping of country life as the main backdrop to a holiday or happy celebration.

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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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Lace Up Your Boots for a Somerset Walking Holiday

Somerset…  whether you’re a hardy hiker or a first time trekker you’ll love this county of beautiful and diverse countryside; of high cliff tops and coastal paths, wild heaths, rugged hills, a network of quiet lanes and footpaths, and miles and miles of glorious open countryside intersected with wooded coombes and softly rolling valleys.

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Great Value Offers to Make Mother’s Day Extra Special

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.

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Chateau La Chutelière: A Dream of Summer

One of the latest properties we’ve added to our portfolio of luxury large group holiday houses is this beautiful 15th century chateau not far from Poitiers in the heart of the Poitou-Charentes region of France. Trust us, it doesn’t get much more perfect than this; 7 bedrooms sleep 20 people, there’s heaps of room, unique interiors, a heated pool, and 23 acres of private grounds to wander in.

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Dancing Hill - A Short Cut to Happiness

Look what we’ve got! A fantastic new property for your luxury large group holiday or short stay! Great for families, celebrations, getting your friends together, for hen parties, stag parties and corporate away breaks. It sleeps 12 people in 6 bedrooms and has a games room, a stunning dining room, and outside, a hot tub, swim spa, large secure garden, and breath taking rural views. We added this gorgeous house to our portfolio just last week and it’s already proving to be very popular with bookings taken as soon as it went live. It’s called Dancing Hill.

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