Not far from the Somerset county town of Taunton, Ramscombe sits in a beautiful valley at the foot of the Quantock Hills. The property is one of five luxury timber-clad holiday lodges, all finished to a very high standard to provide spacious, light and airy large group accommodation, and each with its very own 22ft x 10ft indoor heated swimming pool and outdoor space. This is a great place to stay for all ages enjoying a family holiday, days away with friends, refined hen weekends and low key celebrations.
The Quantock Hills is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with far reaching views, steep wooded combes and vast open heaths; go and explore, take the time to watch red deer feed, climb to the summit of Wills Neck, the highest point in the hills, or take a picnic to Cothelstone Hill and walk there from Great Ramscombe Wood. Climb aboard the steam train on the West Somerset Railway and enjoy an unhurried ride through the countryside. Get off at Blue Anchor or Minehead for good old fashioned seaside fun on the wide sandy beaches. The world famous Jurassic Coast is about an hour away and has fantastic beaches for days out; at Lyme Regis you can visit the Marine Aquarium and Dinosaurland Fossil Museum, set out to sea on a mackerel fishing trip, play crazy golf or go fossil hunting. At Beer you can enjoy walks over the cliffs on the South West Coast Path to Branscombe, or find a table at Ducky’s Beach Café to tuck into crab sandwiches by the shore.
Head to Taunton to browse the shops, have afternoon tea at The Castle Hotel, or play on the high ropes at Vivary Park Golf and Adventure Centre. Go to Exeter for a day in the city, see the Gothic cathedral and take a tour of the medieval underground passages. Spend time in Dunster where you can visit the ancient castle and working watermill. Discover Exmoor National Park with its heather clad moors, rolling wooded hillsides and lush river valleys; look out for wild ponies, amble along the river at Watersmeet, go and see the animals at Exmoor Zoo or the birds at Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre, then wind up in a little tea shop for a traditional cream tea.
When you get back to Ramscombe, get the barbecue going if the sun is shining; there's plenty of room on the patio for dinner alfresco and whilst the sausages are sizzling you can have a game of outdoor table tennis or boules, or take a dip in the pool. Children will be happy playing on the trampoline or play equipment. If you fancy eating out, within a very short drive you’ll find some very good pubs – just down the road are the Rising Sun at West Bagborough, and the Farmers Arms at Combe Florey. Happiness is a large group holiday; bring it on – book today!