Croftview stands high on a hill on a private estate in Somerset, overlooking miles and miles of beautiful countryside. Built of local golden Hamstone this humongous holiday home sleeps 26 people in 13 ensuite bedrooms, with room for 4 more at an extra charge per person. There's a private spa hall with an indoor pool, hot tub and sauna, a games room, children’s play area and a quirky rustic hut.

If you like walking you’ll find tracks and trails through fields and woods right from the doorstep at Croftview. Less than a mile away is the picturesque village of Hinton St George where there’s a very good pub, the Lord Poulett Arms. Just a few miles away is Crewkerne, a small market town with supermarkets, a 15th century church, a museum and for those who like all things vintage, the Antiques Bazaar. Down the road is Ilminster, also good for a browse around; on your way take a detour to Dowlish Wake where you can sample the brew and have cake in the tea shop at Perry’s Cider.

Just a short car journey away is Ham Hill Country Park, a former Iron Age Fort with the most phenomenal views; pack a picnic, explore the ramparts. A few miles down the road are Wayford Woods, an absolute picture in springtime when the bluebells and rhododendrons are in bloom.

This is a great base for days out as it’s not far to the beautiful Jurassic Coast; go to Lyme Regis and stroll along the harbour, take a mackerel fishing trip, spuddle about in the rockpools, play crazy golf, have fish and chips on the seafront as the sun sets. Stroll out to Axmouth Harbour and then call into The Ship Inn for a bite to eat; potter around the little fishing village of Beer and enjoy a drink in the clifftop garden of the Anchor Inn.

You’ll find historic houses to visit within a few miles – Montacute House, Barrington Court and Forde Abbey are all a delight. There are museums and family attractions within easy reach, like Haynes Motor Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum and Ferne Animal Sanctuary. Further afield you can have a day trip to Crealy Adventure Park, to Roman Dorchester, or to Exeter to see the cathedral and tour the underground passages. It won’t take you long to get to the Quantock Hills or Exmoor where you can discover a beautiful and varied landscape of steep wooded hills and heather-clad heaths where wild ponies feed.

If you’re planning on going out to eat the good news is that there are some excellent places to eat nearby – the village pub is a gem, but also good are Dinnington Docks, the New Inn at Dowlish Wake, The White Horse at Haselbury Plucknett, Haselbury Mill and Pip’s Railway Carriage Café, where you’ll also find a farm shop full of exciting local goodies. 

Croftview is an amazing house in a location that’s perfect for exploring this part of the West Country. Come and make special memories. Book today!