Sandfield House is hidden away in a tiny hamlet not far from the Somerset and Devon border. This large period country house retains plenty of original Victorian and Georgian character and has a wonderful, welcoming feel; 6 bedrooms sleep up to 14 people, there's an outdoor heated pool, indoor swim spa, sauna, games room, and large private grounds with a play area, so it’s the perfect group accommodation for all kinds of scenarios; it's an idyllic place to stay for a happy family holiday, to celebrate a very special birthday or anniversary, for a refined hen weekend, or for self catering hospitality and team building. You’ll have peace and quiet, plenty to keep you entertained and heaps of space to relax together.
Just a stone’s throw away is Wellington, where you’ll find supermarkets and good independent shops; if you go on market day take a big basket and fill it with local goodies, go in the evening and catch the latest big film at the Art Deco style cinema. If browsing around towns and cities is your thing, head over to Taunton and visit the Museum of Somerset or go and play on the high ropes at Vivary Adventure Centre; whizz down to Exeter to see the beautiful Gothic cathedral, take a tour of the medieval Underground Passages or go paddle boarding down at the Quay.
Set off from the doorstep and follow footpaths through the fields, or get out into the Blackdown Hills for a good walk; climb to the top of Culm Beacon, marvel at the views then head back down to the Culm Valley Inn for lunch, or amble up to Wellington Monument and go into town for afternoon tea at Odette’s Tea Rooms. Venture over to Exmoor National Park where you can make a summit bid at Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on the moors; stroll along the river at Watersmeet, cross the ancient clapper bridge at Tarr Steps, or explore Lorna Doone Valley. Take the young ‘uns to Exmoor Zoo, to Donniford Farm Park, or to discover the spooky dungeons at Dunster Castle. The rufty-tufty Quantock Hills aren’t far either and are great for a day spent finding new places – the quaint little villages, the sun dappled coombes and the bracken clad heaths where wild ponies graze.
Have a day out pootling through the countryside on an old fashioned steam train with the West Somerset Railway, take the family down to Crealy Adventure Park, see the animals at Tropiquaria Zoo, and for time spent by the sea drive over to the Jurassic Coast where the beaches all have their own character, from the peaceful fishing villages of Beer and Branscombe to historic Lyme Regis and Regency Sidmouth. Closer to home you can pop up to Sheppy’s Cider to see how they make their famous brew, enjoy the tranquility of Hestercombe House & Gardens, or drift along the Grand Western Canal at Tiverton on a horse drawn barge. Happy ways for happy days, yours to treasure when you stay at Sandfield House. Book today!