Pound Farm is the perfect country retreat for your heavenly hen weekend - set in the beautiful Somerset countryside, this lovely old farmhouse has plenty of space indoors and out, an indoor heated pool, a hot tub and a sauna - so plenty of pampering opportunities! In fact why not take a look at our Extras page and have one of our recommended therapists in for the relaxing indulgence of an aromatherapy massage, a facial, or a manicure? How about setting up some chairs in the garden and having a drawing class, or get crafty round the big dining table and make some gorgeous vintage corsages or bunting? Push that big table to one side and have a Bollywood dance lesson with henna painting - a unique experience for your girl gang! Head out into the Quantock Hills for an electric bike tour, or a horseback adventure with Quantock Trekking; the good thing about those hills is that there's no shortage of welcoming country pubs - like the Blue Ball Inn at Triscombe and the Carew Arms at Crowcombe. Nearer to home you can take a leisurely stroll through the fields to the Lethbridge Arms in Bishops Lydeard for a bite to eat, or for something really special, book a table at Podshavers Barn Restaurant just a five minute stroll up the lane. If you've got bookworms in your group go out to Combe Florey and to the churchyard where you can see Evelyn Waugh's grave, and then wander back down to the Farmers Arms for lunch.

If you like a bit of retail therapy then head into Taunton or to Clark's Village; you could even nip up the motorway to Bath or Bristol. Get dressed up for a race day at Taunton Racecourse, or have a nostalgic ride on a steam train through the countryside on the West Somerset Railway and alight at Watchet or Minehead and spend some time by the sea, or find a cosy tea shop where you can tuck into a traditional cream tea. Happy days!

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