Flossy Brook sits in an old meadow in the Blackdown Hills AONB on the borders of Somerset and Devon, within easy reach of the A303 and M5. There's no shortage of things to see and do nearby, but you might be perfectly happy to stay put because it's so relaxing at Flossy Brook and there's all you need right here - an indoor heated pool, a games area, and a large garden with a play area for children.
This luxury group holiday house is well placed for exploring the glorious countryside around these parts; just down the road are Bishopswood Meadows, a former lime quarry that's now a nature reserve and home to a wealth of wildlife. There are so many walks within a few miles in these beautiful hills; put on your boots and walk the ramparts at Castle Neroche, take in the tranquillity of Otterhead Lakes or for an easier stroll, go to Staple Hill where there's an easy access trail with the most incredible views.
Go out pootling about and see what you stumble across; find out about the time honoured tradition of cider making at Perry's Cider Mills and then have a cream tea in the orchard. Visit one of the historic houses and beautiful gardens nearby, like Forde Abbey, Montacute House and Barrington Court. Take the kids to Ferne Animal Sanctuary or slightly further, to Wildwood Escot, or head up the A303 to Haynes Motor Museum for a family day out.
Take a trip to the seaside; the beaches of the Jurassic Coast are less than an hour away and are so varied. Lyme Regis is a popular spot, with mackerel fishing trips, a small Marine Aquarium and Dinosarland Fossil Museum. At Beer you can ride the miniature train at Pecorama, see the awesome Beer Quarry Caves and tuck into crab sarnies at Ducky’s Beach Café. Ride along the Axe estuary on the Seaton Tramway, join a guided fossil hunt at Charmouth, take your walking boots and go for a clifftop stroll on the South West Coast Path.
Plan a day out to Exmoor National Park while you’re in the West Country; it’s something not to be missed, with gorgeous rolling hills, lush river valleys, wooded combes and heather-clad moors where red deer and wild ponies contentedly graze. Go to Tarr Steps and Watersmeet, see the thatched cottages at Selworthy Green and the tiny Culbone Church, the smallest one in England that’s still used for services.
One thing this area doesn’t lack is country pubs; a very short amble down the hill is award-winning Candlelight Inn, a very short drive are the more traditional Holman Clavel and The York Inn, and La Campagna for Italian fare. Go out and treat yourselves, fill your bellies then head back for a cosy night at Flossy Brook before you head off to Blanket Land for a restful night’s sleep. Happy times are waiting for you at Flossy Brook, there are memories to be made; book today!