Foxcombe is one of 5 luxury timber-clad holiday lodges tucked away in a peaceful valley at the foot of the Quantock Hills Natural Landscape in Somerset. This is brilliant self-catering accommodation for large groups any time of year because with a private indoor pool, games area and large living/entertaining space, it really doesn’t matter what the weather’s doing. It’s a great place to stay for family holidays, celebrations with the chosen few, days away with friends, and elegant hen weekends.

On the doorstep, the Quantock Hills are great walking territory; lace up your boots and stroll up through sun dappled combes to come out on bracken clad- ridges where wild ponies feed and the views stretch far across the Bristol Channel to Wales. Go pond dipping in the nature reserve at Fyne Court, pack a picnic and climb to the top of Wills Neck, the highest point in the hills.

There are fantastic family days out to be had in these parts – head over to say hello to the animals at Tropiquaria Wildlife Park or Doniford Farm Park, take a steam train to the coast with the West Somerset Railway and spend the day playing on the sands at Blue Anchor or Minehead; go fossil hunting and rockpooling at Kilve, pootle into Taunton to browse the Museum of Somerset and play on the high ropes course at Vivary Golf and Adventure Centre. Take a trip further afield to get behind the wheel of some big earth movers at Diggerland Devon and have a whole load of fun at Crealy Theme Park & Resort where there are over 60 rides.

Exmoor National Park isn’t far – go and have an adventure, discovering the dramatic clifftops, rugged moors, and lush river valleys, the picturesque villages and little tea rooms. Cross the ancient clapper bridge at Tarr Steps, amble along the river at Watersmeet, stroll around the pretty village of Dunster and visit the Medieval castle high on the hill. See wild goats grazing at the Valley of Rocks, ride on the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway, feel the pace slow down at Porlock Weir.

If you’re staying at Foxcombe for a special birthday or anniversary celebration, you might like to mark the occasion by hiring one of our recommended private chefs (see Extras) to come and cook up a feast. If you’d rather go out to eat, the Farmers Arms at Combe Florey and the Rising Sun at West Bagborough are both good, or for something different, The Lethbridge Arms at Bishops Lydeard does authentic Thai food.

So much to see, so much to do, but you might just want to take it easy and stay put, enjoying yourselves at Foxcombe. Happy days + blissful nights = amazing memories, and that’s what it’s all about, because memories last forever. Book today!