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. Absolutely perfect for all ages, be it friends, family or colleagues.
The Quantock Hills are rugged yet beautiful, 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. One of the best ways to see the gorgeous scenery is a leisurely tour on horseback, and you can do this with Quantock Trekking; otherwise climb aboard the steam train on the West Somerset Railway and enjoy an unhurried ride through the countryside to the coast at Watchet or Blue Anchor. If it's good old fashioned seaside fun you're after go to Minehead where you can spend the day on the sands, although you can reach the world famous Jurassic Coast in about an hour for a pootle around Lyme Regis where you can set out to sea on a mackerel fishing trip, play crazy golf or go fossil hunting. If there are shopaholics amongst you head for Taunton and take a stroll through Vivary Park whilst you're there, or go to Exeter and take in the cathedral and underground passages. Have a day out browsing around the sleepy town of Dunster, with its ancient castle, working watermill and riverside walk, and don't forget that Exmoor National Park is within easy reach; 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 can let off steam on the trampoline or play equipment. If you fancy eating out, within a very short drive are some very good pubs - the Rising Sun at West Bagborough, the Farmers Arms at Combe Florey, and the Blue Ball Inn at Triscombe; just a bit further is a fantastic restaurant, Podshavers Barn at Bishops Lydeard, where the Sunday roast is not to be missed. Bring it on.