Impress those important clients, reward your hard working personnel, inspire and motivate your top teams in the peaceful surroundings of Ilbeare; they say a change is as good as a rest, and this is a complete contrast to the usual business meeting rooms. Ilbeare is relaxed and homely, surrounded by miles of beautiful Somerset countryside; your guests can stroll in the 2 acres of grounds, through the little patch of woodland and along the strean that trips merrily through the garden. Birds sing, bees buzz, butterflies flit; it's idyllic. Have a breakfast meeting round the pine topped table in the spacious kitchen, hold an executive pow wow in the elegant dining room, take breakout sessions in the games room, reception hall or sitting room; or take things outside to the sunny patio and those gardens, or to the cosiness of the Scandinavian style BBQ lodge.
If you need to organise team building activities you'll find plenty in the Quantock Hills, just a few miles away. set a hill bagging challenge with photographs of the far reaching views taken from vantage points like Wills Neck and Cothelstone Hill, or from one of the wooded combes like Holford or Hodders Combe. Hire some bikes and go cycling, get out and see the hills on horseback with Quantock Trekking or head over to Mansell Raceway for outdoor karting. If the weather is too unpredictable, stay at Ilbeare and have team building fun indoors with a craft session, cake decorating, life drawing, or cocktail making. Push back the tables and watch bonds form as your group learn a new dance style - Bollywood, Samba, African Dance, or Flamenco. Mix up your dining with a visit to a nearby pub one evening, and the next have a professional caterer in to cook up a first-class feast. The New Inn at Halse and the White Horse at Bradford-on-Tone are only a few miles away, and at the Farmers Arms at Combe Florey you can have your own private dining room. For top notch restaurant fare head to Podshavers Barn at Bishops Lydeard.
You'll find suppliers and caterers on our Extras page and plenty of ideas for days out and places to eat on our Things To Do pages; we've taken the stress out of organising that unique corporate stay at Ilbeare.