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Walking Breaks Somerset

Our luxury holiday properties in Somerset are the ideal bases for a well planned walking holiday or just for those who like to stretch their legs most days; there are several designated walking trails and a plethora of footpaths and bridleways for walks of verying lengths. You're guaranteed to be out in some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery, from steep wooded hillsides to gently undulating slopes, from spectacular windswept clifftops to wide open fields and winding lanes.  

You'll find footpaths galore in the Blackdown Hills, and plenty of welcoming village pubs for refreshments. Take a tranquil stroll around Otterhead Lakes, followed by lunch at the Holman Clavel, or pick up a trail at Staple Hill or Castle Neroche and slip down to the Greyhound at Staplefitzpaine when you've finished; walk the lush pastures of the Culm Valley, ending up at the Culm Valley Inn for a pint, and for fantastic views Culm Beacon and  Wellington Monument  are hard to beat.

Get out into the glorious Quantock Hills and climb one of the steep wooded combes to reach the bracken clad heaths with views that stretch across the Bristol Channel to Wales. Holford Combe or Hodders Combe are gorgeous, and handy for the Plough Inn; pick up part of the West Somerset Coast Path along the dramatic cliffs, taking in Kilve and East Quantoxhead, or walk up to the top of Cothelstone Hill or Wills Neck, the highest hill on the Quantocks.The Carew Arms in Crowcombe and the Blue Ball Inn at Triscombe are great pub stops on your way back.

Exmoor National Park  is superb walking country, with heather topped moors where wild ponies feed, dense oak woodland and rushing river valleys. Walk in the footsteps of Lorna Doone from Porlock to Culbone Church, follow the path along the banks of the River Barle to Tarr Steps and rest for lunch at Tarr Farm Inn just over the old clapper bridge, or along the East Lyne River to Watersmeet where there's a charming tea garden, and don't miss Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor.

Explore the beautiful wetlands of the Somerset Levels; you'll find old drover’s paths and rhynes (pronounced REENS) lined with ancient pollarded willows and you can really get off the beaten track. If you get onto the Parrett Trail you can visit the ruins of Mulcheney Abbey and the NT Priest's House, then continue on the trail into Langport for some tasty fare at Kitchen. Go up to the ruined church on Burrow Mump, and do a circular walk through the fields and back to the King Alfred Inn; stroll along the banks of the River Tone to the Bird in Hand at North Curry, and don't forget Glastonbury Tor .

If you venture over to the Mendip Hills you'll find rugged plateaus, deep gorges, and the contrasting softer inclines of the Chew Valley; hike along the Mendip Way or the Butcombe Trail, or plan a walk to take in Cheddar Gorge or the smaller nature reserve of Ebbor Gorge. Again, there's no shortage of quaint watering holes – the Crown Inn at Churchill, The Queen Victoria at Priddy, or the Queens Arms at Bleadon are all worth stopping at.

Lace up those walking boots, pack your practical clothing and come on down to Somerset; check out our large group holiday accommodation below, and if there's anything you'd like to know, just call us on 01823 665500.

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  • Culmbridge House - Devon

    Prices from £1,150.00

    Devon holiday house sleeping 12, with indoor swimming pool, BBQ Lodge (New June 2018), Sauna (New Sept 2018) and large garden.

    • Sleeps 12 in six bedrooms
    • Private indoor heated swimming pool
    • BBQ Hut (New from June 2018)
    • Sauna (New from Sept 2018)
    • Play equipment and trampoline
  • Thorncombe - Somerset

    Prices from £1,100.00

    Amazing holiday lodge at the foot of the Quantock Hills, Somerset. Sleeps 12+ in 5 en suite bedrooms, with private indoor pool and games area.

    • Sleeps 12 + toddler bed & travel cot
    • Private indoor swimming pool
    • 5 en suite bedrooms
    • Pool table in the games area
    • 15 minutes to the North Somerset Coast
  • Pound Farm - Somerset

    Prices from £1,200.00

    A beautifully renovated Somerset farmhouse sleeping 18 people, with an indoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna and a games room

    • Sleeps 18
    • 8 en suite bedrooms
    • Private indoor heated pool
    • Hot tub and sauna
    • Games room
  • Walnut Arbour - Somerset

    Prices from £1,100.00

    Idyllic Somerset barn conversion, sleeps 12 with private indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, steam room, sauna and games room

    • Sleeps 12 plus in 6 bedrooms
    • Extra 2 people (small charge applied)
    • Games room with pool table and table football
    • 2 x Dogs by prior arrangement £50 Each
  • Halse Water House - Somerset

    Prices from £850.00

    Period thatched house on the edge of a Somerset village, sleeps 12 with hot tub

    • Sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms + cot
    • Private 8 person hot tub all year round
    • Heated outdoor dining pavilion
    • Short walk to village pub
    • 5 acre paddock attached
  • The Old Rectory - Somerset

    Prices from £1,500.00

    Sleeps 18 in 9 bedrooms near the North Somerset coast, with a hot tub and a games room.

    • Sleeps 18 in 9 bedrooms
    • Hot Tub
    • Games room with pool table/table tennis table
    • Hen weekends available
    • 6 en suite and 3 shared bathrooms
  • House On The Hill - Wiltshire

    Prices from £2,080.00

    Enormous converted old granary in an AONB on the Wiltshire/Dorset border; sleeps up to 24 in 8 bedrooms, with a heated pool, games room and dedicated movie room.

    • NEW FOR 2018
    • Sleeps 20 in 8 en suite rooms
    • 4 more people can be added at an extra charge
    • Private outdoor heated swimming pool
    • Games room
  • Ramscombe - Somerset

    Prices from £1,150.00

    5 Star holiday lodge at the foot of the Quantock Hills, Somerset; sleeping 14 with indoor pool.

    • Sleeps 14 plus toddler beds and cots
    • 6 en suite bedrooms
    • Private indoor swimming pool
    • Games area with table football
    • SKY TV (sports and movies)
  • Berry House - Devon

    Prices from £1,200.00

    Delightful period country house in Devon, sleeps 16, with indoor pool and games room

    • Sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms
    • Private indoor heated saltwater pool
    • 6 en suites plus 1 shared bathroom
    • Pool table and table football
    • White Co. Soaps and Toiletries
  • Pitmaston House - Worcestershire

    Prices from £1,600.00

    A grand period house in Worcester sleeping 12, with indoor gym, hot tub, and covered eating pavilion

    • Sleeps 12 in 6 en suite bedrooms
    • 4m swim/spa hot tub
    • Outdoor eating area with pizza oven and fire pit
    • Gym
    • Trampoline
  • Coat Barn - Somerset

    Prices from £1,400.00

    A Grade II listed former barn in a peaceful Somerset hamlet; it sleeps 18 people in 8 en suite bedrooms, plus there's an indoor pool and a games room

    • Sleeps 18
    • 8 en suite bedrooms
    • Private indoor pool
    • SKY TV - Full package
    • Table tennis & table football
  • Dancing Hill - Somerset

    Prices from £1,200.00

    Fabulous country house in Somerset with a games room, hot tub and 4m swim spa; sleeping 12 in 6 bedrooms

    • Sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms
    • Hot Tub and 4m Swim Spa
    • Games Room with Table Tennis
    • Sofa Bed for 1 extra person - Extra Charge
    • 2 x Dogs by prior arrangement £50 Each
  • Foxcombe - Somerset

    Prices from £1,150.00

    Luxury Somerset holiday lodge sleeping 14 in 6 en suite rooms, with indoor swimming pool

    • Sleeps up to 14 + toddler beds and cots
    • 6 en suite bedrooms
    • Private indoor swimming pool
    • Games area with table football
    • 15 minutes to the North Somerset Coast
  • Riverside - Somerset

    Prices from £1,100.00

    A wonderful riverside retreat in Somerset, sleeping 12 guests in 6 bedrooms. Children can play happily in the enclosed garden; a hot tub sits beneath a leafy arbour.

    • Sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms
    • Hot tub and Games Room
    • Play equipment
    • Enclosed garden
    • BBQ ( 1 bag provided)
  • Crowcombe - Somerset

    Prices from £1,150.00

    Luxury self catering lodge in Somerset sleeping 14, with a private indoor pool

    • Sleeps 14 plus 1 toddler bed and cots
    • 6 en suite bedrooms
    • Private indoor swimming pool
    • Games area with pool table
    • Play equipment and trampoline
  • The Benches - Monmouthshire

    Prices from £1,200.00

    Luxurious, bright and airy 5 star accommodation in Monmouthshire, sleeping 12, with outdoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub

    • Sleeps 12 + cots and toddler bed in 6 en suite bedrooms
    • Outdoor heated pool Easter to October half term
    • Fantastic for family gatherings
    • Pool table and table football
    • Beautifully furnished
  • Chateau La Chutelière - France

    Prices from £2,200.00

    A beautiful 15th century French chateau in 23 acres of private grounds, sleeping 20 in 7 bedrooms. There's a games room and gym, a saltwater swimming pool on the terrace, and on the top floor, a huge home cinema room.

    • Sleeps up to 20 in 7 bedrooms
    • Heated Swimming pool
    • Games room and gym
    • Cinema Room
    • 1 hour drive to the coast
  • Ramscombe and Cockercombe - Somerset

    Prices from £2,300.00

    Sleeps 28 in two stunning holiday lodges at the foot of the Quantock Hills, Somerset, each with an indoor pool.

    • Sleeps 28 + toddler beds and cots
    • 12 en suite bedrooms
    • Two private indoor pools
    • Games areas with table football
    • SKY TV (sports & movies)
  • Ilbeare - Somerset

    Prices from £1,100.00

    Sleeping 14 this spacious Somerset rural retreat is perfect for big family holidays, sophisticated hen weekends, reunions and happy celebrations.

    • Sleeps 14 in 5 bedrooms
    • Hot tub and BBQ Lodge
    • 2 acres of gardens with woods
    • Games room with pool table
    • Dining room with inglenook fireplace
  • Bossington Hall - Somerset

    Prices from £3,000.00

    A beautiful Edwardian country house in Somerset sleeping 30 people in 15 bedrooms.

    • Sleeps 30 in 15 bedrooms
    • 14 bathrooms
    • Tennis Court
    • Dining room seating all 30 guests on one table
    • 6 acres of gardens and woodland

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