Holemoor Stables offers luxury large group accommodation for 18 people, with heaps of space outside and in, a fantastic indoor heated pool, and a games room. The setting is private and peaceful, surrounded by the picturesque countryside of South Somerset and you certainly won't be short of things to see and do because right from the doorstep you'll find footpaths and bridleways to explore, and narrow lanes that lead to villages where you can stop for a laid back lunch in a country pub. The beaches of the Jurassic Coast are only half an hour away; go fossil hunting or rockpooling at Charmouth, visit the Marine Aquarium and Dinosaurland Fossil Museum at Lyme Regis, have an adventure at Seaton Jurassic followed by a stroll along the quiet harbour at Axmouth, or take a mackerel fishing trip at Beer and while the hours away at Pecorama or Beer Quarry Caves. If you fancy a browse around the shops, try one of the little market towns - Ilminster, Crewkerne and Langport have their charm, or go to the county town of Taunton where you can tie in a visit to the Museum of Somerset, a play on the high ropes at Vivary Adventure Centre, or go ten pin bowling on the outskirts of town. If you're a serious shopaholic then Clark's Village should suit you, with plenty of big name shops offering great discounts.
There are plenty of attractions nearby for a family day out; Holemoor Stables is within easy reach of Fleet Air Arm Museum, or for car enthusiasts, Haynes Motor Museum. Visit colourful Glastonbury, climb the Tor and see the glorious Abbey ruins; have a wander round Wells, take in the cathedral, the Bishop's Palace and the cobbled Vicar's Close. History buffs and garden lovers will enjoy places like Forde Abbey, Barrington Court , Montacute House, or Stourhead House & Gardens. You could even have a day trip to the city - Bath and Bristol are only about an hour or so away, and in the other direction Exeter is easily reached; see the Gothic cathedral, take a tour of the medieval Underground Passages beneath the streets, go and have fun at Clip 'n' Climb. If you have a thing for the great outdoors pootle about and discover the unique watery landscape of the Somerset Levels, where you'll find tranquil nature reserves that are rich in wildlife. Take a picnic to nearby Castle Neroche or Ham Hill Country Park; both have panoramic views of the Somerset countryside. For something you won't forget in a hurry, go and hand feed the deer at the South West Deer Rescue and Study Centre! Take your pick - there's a lot to choose from!
There's also no shortage of places to eat round these parts; for restaurants we recommend Bath House Hotel in Chard or The Tytherleigh Arms a few miles further. If you prefer pub dining then you really are spoilt for choice! The Five Dials at Horton, The George Inn at Donyatt, the Cotley Inn at Wambrook and The Haymaker at Wadeford (walking distance!) are all good. If it's summertime and you've got young 'uns on board The Windwhistle Inn is a good choice as there's a big beer garden where they can run about and let off a bit of steam. Of course there's always the option of booking one of our tried and tested professional caterers (see Extras) to come and cook for you - lots of people do this if they're celebrating something special whilst they're here. If you want to try food that's grown or produced in these parts, there'll be plenty to tempt you at Perry's Cider or Barleymow's Farm Shop, and if you go to Coombe Farm Organic you could plan ahead and book up for a farm tour or clay pigeon tuition at the same time.
The owners of Holemoor Stables still live on the estate, so they're about to help with anything you need. They used to run a racing stable here and back in the 90's they turned out a Welsh Grand National winner, Kendal Cavalier. Now they turn out happy guests who come back year after year - and it's easy to see why; Holemoor Stables is just such a wonderful place for a very special large group stay. Check availability and book today for week long holidays or short breaks.