The charmingly named Dancing Hill shares its name with the hill where it stands, with panoramic views that stretch across almost the whole of Somerset, and reach as far as Wales on a clear day. Not far from the village of North Petherton, Dancing Hill was formerly two farm workers cottages, but in recent years they were transformed into a luxury holiday home that sleeps 12 people (2 more guests can be accommodated at an extra charge per person). The setting is peaceful; interiors are spacious and homely. Modern designer style blends seamlessly with eclectic older pieces; the oak doors are latch and brace, underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove keep you toasty in the colder months. Order a hamper of local meat and fresh produce for your stay from Pyne's of Somerset's farm shop down the road; they'll even deliver charcoal for the BBQ.
Once you’re here you might well be so content that you want to stay put, but if you fancy exploring the local area you’ll find walks right on your doorstep. Further up the hill are woods to stroll in, and a footpath 100 yards up the road takes you into the beautiful Quantock Hills. If you go down to North Newton you can walk along the canal and hire a self drive motor boat from Somerset Boat Centre. Further afield you can visit some of the places you can see from the house; Burrow Mump and Glastonbury Tor are visible and within easy reach; have a day exploring the Somerset Levels or go to Wells and take in the splendour of the cathedral, Bishops Palace and Vicar’s Close. For something truly local visit Bere Cider Company near Langport where you can sample traditional Somerset cider in the rustic shack.
Take a trip to Bristol, go to the vibrant harbourside, browse the shops at Clifton Village or Gloucester Road; take the family to the zoo. Visit the beautiful spa town of Bath, go sightseeing and take in the Royal Crescent and the Roman Baths. Have an Exmoor adventure, over the heather-topped heaths where wild ponies live, stop at Watersmeet, or Tarr Steps and then find a little tea shop in Dulverton for a Somerset cream tea. If you want beaches head to Weston-Super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea or Minehead for traditional bucket-and-spade fun; go over to the Jurassic coast to Lyme Regis or Beer for mackerel fishing, or for something different try East Quantoxhead or Kilve for rockpooling, fossil hunting and dog walks.
Grab some retail therapy at Clark’s Village, in Taunton or Exeter; soak up the beauty of Forde Abbey, Barrington Court or Dunster Castle, and have a whole load of family fun at Brean Theme Park or Wookey Hole. Come back to Dancing Hill, have a drink on the patio or down in the paddock, and watch the sun go down. Absolute bliss; book today!