Potter through the high hedged lanes to the tiny hamlet of Cricket Malherbie where Churchill 20 is set, amidst beautiful countryside in a peaceful corner of South Somerset. Come and lap up contemporary country living with a big helping of added luxury and spectacular far reaching views. Churchill 20 stands on the Manor Farm estate and sees age-old farm buildings given a new lease of life incorporated into a stunning large group holiday house with an amazing indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, games room and cinema room.
Across the lane is the farmyard and the little church, at the front of the house is a glass fronted balcony with uninterrupted views that stretch right across to the Blackdown Hills. From the doorstep a short stroll through the fields takes you to Dowlish Wake, a pretty village of golden Hamstone cottages where you can have a bite to eat at The New Inn and try traditionally made cider or tuck into a big fat cream tea at Perry’s Cider.
The nearest town is Ilminster where there’s a couple of supermarkets and several excellent local shops, including an award winning butchers and a well-stocked greengrocers. If antiques and vintage are your thing wander up the hill to No 57 and stop for a slice of homemade cake after you’ve had a good browse. If you like art check out the latest exhibition at The Meeting House and for truly amazing dining book a table at Todays Menu.
If you’ve got kids on board you’ll find plenty to keep them amused around these parts; Haynes Motor Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Ferne Animal Sanctuary and Axe Valley Wildlife Park are all within easy reach, and not much further afield are The Donkey Sanctuary, Seaton Jurassic, Wildwood Escot and Wells Cathedral. In half an hour you can be on the coast where a day on the beach at Lyme Regis, Beer or Branscombe is a day well spent; have a go at catching your supper on a mackerel fishing trip or have fish and chips by the shore.
If you want to see more of the spectacular scenery of the West Country, head off for a day discovering Exmoor National Park, or closer to home, explore the ramparts at Ham Hill Country Park or Castle Neroche. Have a quiet stroll around Wayford Woods or Otterhead Lakes, soak up the tranquility of the Axe estuary at Axmouth, or get out on your bike at Staple Common. You’ll find golf and fishing nearby and whatever you do, you can come back to Churchill 20, get out on the balcony and raise a glass as the sun sets over the hills. Paradise in a rural setting. Book your stay today!