10/10 - Excellent quality of house and huge kid-friendly garden. We can recommend days out to Minehead Beach and West Somerset Stean railway. - Dew - July 2019

10/10 - We had a great weekend such a lovely house and the garden is beautiful we had caterers and cocktail making come to the house and we used the garden in the lovely weather. Fantastic place to stay will definitely recommend to family and friends. - Finch - June 2019

10/10 - The gardens and outdoor eating area were just superb. The whole house is perfect, ample supplies of basics wood, coffee etc. Thank you so much for a lovely stay. Long shooting fantastic, Hens with Pens was amazing. - Wylde - June 2019

10/10 - The house itself was absolutely incredible, we were blown away by the size and space (I don’t think you can get a true idea just from photos) and the facilities. Our group was 8 adults and 6 children and we all found that we had enough room and weren’t falling over each other all the time. The kitchen is an incredible space and so social, perfect for large groups. The grounds were immaculate - the hot tub and bbq hut were brilliant. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect venue to host our family celebration. The only issue we had, and something we were not aware of, was the dogs kennels in the neighbouring property. We found that on the Saturday afternoon they were quite noisy for a while. Other than that it was a truly wonderful weekend! We visited Lyme Regis (around an hour away) and spent a few hours on the beach, wandering the town and having a great time with the kids. - Baker - May 2019

10/10 - Correspondence was great from Sleeps 12 and the owner. The house was better than we expected, we all had such a brilliant weekend! Will definitely be using Sleeps 12 again! We visited Flip Out Trampolining park in Wellington. - Macloughlin - May 2019

10/10 - The whole experience was great. Nice to have the owner come and say hello on the day or arrival to help us. The outdoor space was great. - Pidwell - May 2019

10/10 - The house is very well equipped, especially the kitchen. The games room is a lot of fun and so is the hot tub and bbq hut, with a lovely big garden. There was 12 people staying in the house and still plenty of room, nobody felt on top of each other. The only thing I’d suggest would be to put blinds up in the bathrooms. We went to Oatley Vineyard in Bridgewater which was a lovely family run establishment that we’d highly recommend. - Wright - May 2019

10/10 - The house was excellent and has everything thing needed for a weekend away. The bbq hut was a nice addition. It’s only a tiny thing but we were there for 3 nights and had run out of all toilet roll half way through so had to make a trip to the shop. But overall we all had a fantastic weekend and would definitely consider making a return visit. - Carpenter - May 2019

9/10 - We did not do any days out, the weather was too good, just sat in the sun in a lovely garden and relaxed. - Way - April 2019

10/10 - Tyler - March 2019

9/10 - The house was great, the kitchen was well equipped and the living area was comfortable. We went to the Dave Thorpe Off Road Motorcycle Experience, about 20 minute drive away the instructors were very good with experienced motorcyclists and complete novices. - Davies - March 2018

9/10 - We had a lovely Hen weekend at the property. Bedrooms and bathrooms were lovely, modern and clean. Lovely layout of the property with lots of space so with larger groups nobody feels on top of anybody. Kitchen is very well equipped and clean. Cosy home from home feel throughout. Hot tub would ideally be closer to the house as when it’s dark, raining or cold both the hot tub and bbq lodge are located further than you think from the property. On a lovely summers day this wouldn’t be such a problem but that can’t be guaranteed. Checking in time would ideally be earlier (especially for a weekend hen weekend) as 4pm is quite late for the organisers to get set up, relaxed and ready in time for others to arrive. I spoke to the owners who were very accomodating and I managed to get into the property at 3pm but still found myself rushing around. We had a slight issue with the barking dogs next door which (as a hen party) we just put up with however if I was hiring the property for a quiet family get together this would have been more of an issue. There is a curfew of 11pm for everybody to be in the house (due to the noise & neighbours) which again wasn’t a problem for us due to the weather but on a summers evening would have been more of a pain.  Overall I would recommend. We all had a great time and would return for a similar weekend. - Goodwin-Wood - March 2019

8/10 - Lots of space & cosy areas to sit in front of fires. Hot tub & bbq hut popular. Would be handy if path to hot tub was lit at night. Kennels next door were occasionally noisy. - Marshall - November 2018

10/10 - The property was amazing and perfect for our family birthday/Christmas celebration. - Marshall - November 2018

8/10 - Spacious and really well equipped, the host was very helpful. Would suggest some solar garden lights for the pathway to hot tub and new lodge, bit dangerous walking up in the dark. - Paterson - November 2018

10/10 - We had a great weekend at Ilbeare, the house was really well geared up for a big group to stay there. We loved the hot tub and the BBQ lodge! Very handy having a spare fridge as well to fill with drinks as the main fridge was full up with our food! - Ayres - October 2018

10/10 - We loved the house, garden, hot tub, BBQ lodge and the local area. We can not think of anything that could improve the holiday. We can recommend days out to West Somerset Railway, Clarks Village and local walks. - Glover - October 2018

10/10 -  It was perfect stay and something for everyone! Hestercombe gardens were fantastic and loads of lovely things to spot around the walks. We also had Birds Hill Days activities for archery at the house which was fantastic. - Lacey - September 2018

10/10 - Just a great property! Stunning location, very clean, all amenities required, friendly welcome and the most fabulous hot tub and fire snug. We'll be back! - Middleton - September 2018

10/10 - Everything was perfect. We had an amazing time staying at the venue all weekend long - didn’t need to leave once. - Bennett - September 2018

9/10 - We all enjoyed the hot tub very much and the facilities for having barbecues and we just enjoyed the house in general as it was so well equipped and catered for everyone’s needs. A lovely weekend! Thank you. - Burrell - September 2018

9/10 - Lovely property with great facilities only shame was having to be inside by 11pm so could not use hot tub or bbq house after this time! - Sainsbury - September 2018

9/10 - House was very well equipped with luxury items eg champagne flutes, nespresso machine, sky movies, outdoor play equipment and fantastic hot tub. - Davies - September 2018

9/10 - We really enjoyed everything, the house the grounds, the area, we will be returning. - Bolan - August 2018

10/10 - The house was so much nicer and bigger and well stocked than we expected I’m not sure it could be improved. It was extremely clean, well decorated and maintained. We enjoyed the house all day every day. Thanks. - Jones - August 2018

9/10 - Hot tub & pool table were hits with the grandchildren. West Somerset Railway from Bishops Lydeard (19 mins drive) to Minehead (book on-line to save). The Great Wood on the Quantocks (good parking & picnic areas) - only 25 mins drive. - Bradford - August 2018

9/10 - Loved the grounds and my dog did too!!! The house was lovely all you could need. The shower screen in one bedroom was broken but that was fine. Lots of lovely villages and Minehead beach is not far. - Stephens - August 2018

8/10 - Visit to the local cider farms and a drive down to the Jurassic coast were enjoyable days out. Nothing within walking distance which was disappointing. The neighbours dogs were a barking until late into the night and would re-start at 4am. This distrubed our sleep and did spoil our time away. Had we known that neighbours were so close by with outdoor dogs we would not have booked this property. We were also suprised with the notice that we had to be indoors at 11pm each night and could not sit outside after that time to use any outdoor facilities. The house also had lots of flies, and on arrival smelt of damp. The management company were very helpful and responded quickly when we raised the issue if the dogs noise and delivered fans so that we could sleep with windows closed to block the noise as much as possible. Beds were comfortable, spare towels would have been nice to help with washing, also additional saucepans for cooking and instructions for the ovens. For a house that sleeps 12 an additional fridge would also have been great. - Davies - July 2018

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9/10 - We were only there all together for 2 days so we stayed at the house and entertained ourselves with games, and quizzes and eating and drinking, and walks, hot tub and generally catching up. It was my husbands 70th Birthday and we were with our son and his family and our daughter and her family and we only really all get together at Christmas so it was special. The weather was amazing. The house was absolutely amazing and so were the gardens. - Davis - July 2018

10/10 - The house was perfect! It felt really spacious even though there were lots of us there. It didn’t feel as though we were all on top of each other! The garden was brilliant for the kids, we had many a football tournament and games of cricket on the lawn and the children loved the swings, trampoline and BBQ lodge. It was a brilliant holiday and we were very sad to leave yesterday. I would highly recommend it! Thank you. We went to Crealy Adventure Park and had a lovely day! The children loved it! - Hudson - May 2018

9/10 - All 14 of us had an amazing stay at Illbeare. Everyone commented on how beautiful the house was and how much there was to do. The BBQ Lodge and Hot Tub along with the outdoor activities was a bonus and a real selling point for us. We have already discussed returning. - Shearwood - May 2018

9/10 - Slight problem with the electric, which cut out (for a matter of seconds on several occasions late on Friday & Saturday nights! - Tyler - May 2018

10/10 - Hired the house for my sister's hen do. House was great, plenty of room for everyone and we all really enjoyed the hot tub, bbq lodge and trampoline! Just a few small things that could help improve our experience were the kitchen bin and grass cutting. The kitchen bin has a small swing opener which makes clearing plates for 10+ people difficult and messy. The grass had been mowed but not raked up. The weather was great for our stay so we spent a lot of timeout doors but despite our best efforts we ended up with a lot of grass in the house including the bedrooms which is not very pleasant. Door mats could also help. These are minor things and they did not impact what was a very enjoyable weekend. - Stack - April 2018

9/10 - Loved the space in the house and the hot tub was brilliant. We were thinking of using the BBQ but felt the grill area wasn't clean enough. Apart from that great. We recommend West Somerset Railway for a day out. - White - April 2018

9/10 - Had a really lovely time the hot tub and bbq hut made it very special. Enjoyed watching the woodpeckers and long tailed tits. Ideally it would have been better for us if the river was made safe for small children with a wire fence or similar along the bank. 
Everyone had a very nice holiday. Thankyou.
- Prettyman - April 2018

10/10 - We all had a great time and everything was perfect for us. The house was amazing and catered for adults and children. We all had a really great time. - Ferguson - April 2018

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