Fabulous features, luxury accommodation, an adorable location and eco credentials to boot; there’s every reason to stay at Ridgeview for your large group holidays in the UK. Hidden away in the Somerset countryside, the pace of life slows down and you feel all your worries slip gently from your shoulders when you stay here. Relax and let go out on the pool terrace; a dip in the pool, a soak in the hot tub, do cartwheels on the lawn, watch dragonflies dance over the pond.
If the weather’s not on your side, it doesn’t matter; you don’t have to miss out on the fresh air and glorious views – the terrace outside the kitchen and dining room is beneath a canvas roof, giving you a Bedouin style room outdoors, protected from the elements. You can lounge on the sofas and even dine out here; festoon lights, a log fire and outdoor heating add to the mood. This a fantastic space that allows you to be outdoors in comfort any time of year. Indoors you can unwind in the spa hall, while away an afternoon in the games room, or hunker down to watch your favourite film in the movie room.
If you’re inclined to get out and about, to see what’s about in this corner of the world, our Things to Do will provide inspiration. Motor along the lanes and over to Wiveliscombe for a browse around the independent shops, fill your baskets with local delights at Wivey Larder, go and have a wood fired pizza and a pint of the landlord’s beer at The Bear Inn. Go in the evening for a unique dining experience at Duende.
Head off for an adventure in the wild and wonderful Quantock Hills; walk the dingly dells, climb up through the leaves at Holford Combe to come out on the high heaths where wild ponies feed and you can see for miles. Make a summit bid on Wills Neck then reward yourselves with a pub lunch at The Carew Arms at Crowcombe. Take a trip to beautiful, beautiful Exmoor where you can visit the medieval castle at Dunster and amble along the lush river valley at Tarr Steps.
Catch a steam train to the coast with the West Somerset Railway, alight at Blue Anchor to play on the sands or Kilve to hunt for fossils before tea and cake at The Chantry Tea Gardens. For hen weekend activities or family fun go paddleboarding and den building at Wimbleball Lake, book up for clay shooting with Birds Hill Days, or head over to Tiverton and sit back on a horse drawn barge for a leisurely ride along the peaceful waters of the Grand Western Canal.
Fill the little ones hearts with joy with a day out at Tropiquaria Wildlife Park or Doniford Farm Park, tour the gorgeously Gothic house at Knightshayes (NT) and the hallowed ruins of Cleeve Abbey. Spend days by the sea on the Jurassic Coast, head down to Croyde or Woolacombe for some of the UK's best surfing beaches. Merriment and memories await you at Ridgeview; time to relax, time to enjoy, time to just be.