Head towards the Somerset coast from the county town of Taunton, and you'll find Foxcombe snugly tucked away in a picturesque valley at the foot of the Quantock Hills. One of 5 purpose-built holiday lodges, it's light and bright, airy and spacious, finished in a well co-ordinated modern style. There's a games area, play equipment and a fantastic private indoor heated swimming pool; it all adds together to make Foxcombe a wonderful choice for any large group holiday, whether it's for a big family gathering, a happy reunion or hen weekend, or for a focused corporate stay

There's a myriad of things to see and do in the local area, so get out there and explore. Right on your doorstep is the unspoilt beauty of the Quantock Hills AONB; the romantic poets Wordsworth and Coleridge tramped these hills for hours on end and it's easy to see how they were inspired to write some of their famous works. Walk up through one of the wooded combes and you'll come out on the glorious bracken-clad heaths where you'll have spectacular views of the Somerset landscape and out over the Bristol Channel to Wales. Holford Combe is a delight with its sun dappled glades and the descent through beech woods back to the village where you'll find a friendly welcome at the Plough Inn. Pack a picnic and go up to Wills Neck, the highest point in the hills, or stroll from Ramscombe Great Wood to Cothelstone Hill; book up with Quantock Trekking for a horseback tour of this gorgeous part of Somerset.

Exmoor National Park is within easy reach, offering a diversity of scenery; terrific surfing beaches, dramatic plunging cliffs, wild, rugged moors, and green wooded valleys with rivers running through. Walk across the clapper bridge at Tarr Steps, amble along the river at Horner Woods or Watersmeet, potter round the medieval village of Dunster and visit the castle high on the hill; have a ride on Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway, go to the Valley of the Rocks, take the family to Exmoor Zoo or Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park. A terrific day out whatever your tastes!

If you want to spend time on the beach, go to Bishops Lydeard and catch a steam train on the West Somerset Railway, alighting at Watchet, Blue Anchor or Minehead. Take a trip to the World Heritage Site Jurassic coast where you can go fossil hunting and rockpooling at Charmouth, or try a mackerel fishing trip at Lyme Regis. Venture out to the Somerset Levels for the day, visit Wells and see the majestic cathedral, climb the Tor at Glastonbury, take the kids to Cheddar Gorge, or Wookey Hole; they'll love it! If you like historic houses and beautiful gardens go to Hestercombe or Barrington Court; if mooching around a town is more your thing go to Wellington on market day, or to Taunton where you can stroll through Vivary Park, have a go on the high ropes, or visit the Museum of Somerset. Round off your day with a relaxing evening together; have a lovely big dinner round the table at Foxcombe, or book for dinner at one of the local pubs - the Rising Sun just up the road at West Bagborough, the Farmers Arms at Combe Florey and the Blue Ball Inn at Triscombe are all very good. Happy days all round; it'll be a perfect holiday.

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