Deep in the beautiful South Somerset countryside, Beaverbrook 20 has seen a stunning transformation from centuries old barns on a working dairy farm to luxurious and spacious self catering group accommodation. 10 en suite bedrooms sleep 20 people and there's room for up to 10 more at an extra charge per person. In the main building, The Old Granary Barn there's snooze space for 8, an enormous open- plan living space, games room and home cinema room; right opposite is The Tie Stalls, once a milking parlour, now 6 fabulous bedrooms with en suite shower rooms.
Beaverbrook 20 is very well-equipped and has that blend of style and homeliness that's hard to beat for large group holidays in the country. There's plenty here to keep you entertained whatever your age; an awesome games room with an 8ft American pool table, US air hockey, table football and table tennis, and your very own spa hall with a heated pool, a sauna for 8 and a 3m super bubbly jacuzzi. Outside in the walled garden there's a cosy Nordic style BBQ lodge where you can gather together beneath the twinkly lights, wrapped up warm in reindeer hides. Tiny tots can have fun on the chunky play train, and there's a big patio with bespoke rustic benches, a barbecue and a soft seating area. Imagine those happy days spent outside, all relaxing together, having a laugh and enjoying the fresh country air - just what holidays are all about!
During the war Beaverbrook 20 was owned by Lord Beaverbrook, hence the name, but since then it's been in the same family for 3 generations. The barns retain much character and are built mostly of the local Moolham stone; interiors feature exposed bricks, cast iron wall braces, chunky oak beams, and skirting boards and window sills made from timber from the estate. The Hamstone fire surround in the home cinema room is made from old gateposts found on the farm! So you get that wonderful blend of traditional charm, contemporary furnishings and modern luxury - there's even individual temperature control in each room.
Beaverbrook 20 is tucked away in the tiny hamlet of Cricket Malherbie close to where Somerset, Dorset and Devon meet. You'll find walks on the doorstep - just across the lane a footpath takes you through the fields to the pretty village of Dowlish Wake where you'll find the New Inn and Perry's Cider Mills. A few miles up the road you can have a farm tour and visit the shop and cafe at Coombe Farm Organic. Close by is the small market town of Ilminster, nice for a mooch about, with mostly independent shops and cafes like the excellent Todays Menu and No 57. Not much further are Taunton and Exeter, or Clarks Village for the serious shopaholics. If you're a fan of antiques and retro, go to Honiton, to the Antiques Bazaar at Crewkerne, or over to the vintage quarter at Bridport. If historic houses are your thing Montacute House, Forde Abbey and Barrington Court are all close by, and when the outdoors is calling, head out into the Blackdown Hills or down to Exmoor National Park for the day. What's really great is that Beaverbrook 20 is only about half an hour from the Jurassic Coast so you can spend time on the beach at Lyme Regis and Charmouth, or try Axmouth, Sidmouth or the quiet seaside villages of Beer and Branscombe. Family days out are easily sorted with attractions like Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge, Crealy Park, and Haynes Motor Museum all within easy reach, or closer to home, South West Deer Rescue and Study Centre and Ferne Animal Sanctuary. Check availability and book today for an amazing large group stay!