Perys Hill is tucked away in a secluded and undisturbed setting with breathtaking views over the rolling countryside of the Somerset and Devon borderlands. With plenty of space and wonderful features that include an indoor pool and games room, there’s more than enough here to keep all ages smiling. There’s snooze space for 12, plus 2 more children under 12 at no extra cost, making this a great choice for large family holidays, time away with close friends, and peaceful celebrations.
Perys Hill is like a world of your own where the woes of the world are left behind, so you may not feel the need to go anywhere else. But whilst you’re here, pull on your boots, get out and connect with nature; on the doorstep are footpaths and trails that take you through open fields and woodlands. Close by there’s a nature reserve that’s home to a multitude of flora and fauna, within a short drive is Exmoor National Park where you can see beautiful places like Tarr Steps and Watersmeet. Explore the heather-clad heaths, look out for Exmoor ponies and red deer grazing, stroll up over the cliffs to tiny Culbone Church, watch the world go by at Porlock Weir and make a summit bid on Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on the moors.
Amble around the little town of Wiveliscombe where there are local shops and regular farmer’s markets; venture into Wellington for a browse and then climb up to Wellington Monument where the views across the landscape are staggering. Head down to Tiverton for a laid-back ride along the Grand Western Canal on a horse drawn barge, visit Knightshayes Court (NT) and soak up the tranquillity of Cleeve Abbey.
Take a day trip to one of the beaches on the Somerset Coast, getting there by steam train with the West Somerset Railway. Alight at Blue Anchor or Minehead to play on the sands, hunt for fossils at Watchet or Kilve, and pick up shells on Dunster Beach after a visit to the medieval castle (NT) that stands on the hill above the village. Take the little ones to Tropiquaria Wildlife Park or to Doniford Farm Park, go to Wildwood Escot and spot the animals that live in the woodland enclosures; forge a penny in the Saxon village, ride the zip wire through the trees.
There’s no shortage of good places to eat around here; one of the best is The Rock Inn, a gastro pub just down the hill in Waterrow; The Bear Inn at Wiveliscombe is good for pizzas and home cooked pub food. There is so much you can see and do but you might not find it easy to tear yourselves away from Perys Hill because it’s so enchanting. Life slows down here, it’s almost like another time as well as another place; it’s a very special place to stay.