The Granary was once a traditonal grain barn on a busy working farm at the foot of the Quantock Hills, but now it's a luxury holiday house for large groups. 9 bedrooms sleep 18 guests and there's room for another 6 at an extra cost per person (see our Extra Beds page). Inside is spacious, light and airy, with a huge open-plan living space, a games area and a private indoor pool; outside there's a hot tub, BBQ lodge and play area. With a large patio and lawns, there's plenty of space inside and out for big happy gatherings, so bring family, friends or colleagues, and celebrate that milestone birthday in style! Come for a hen weekend, a focused corporate break, or for a relaxing large group holiday in the Somerset countryside.
It's not difficult to imagine how blissful it is sitting back in the hot tub gazing out across miles and miles of lush green fields and rolling hills, but that's the thing with The Granary, once you're through the gates it's like your own private world. So much so that you might not even feel like going out anywhere, but if you do you'll find plenty to see and do. Go and explore the beautiful wilds of the Quantock Hills; you'll find rugged heaths, steep wooded combes and picturesque villages with a friendly pub where you can have a natter and try the local brew. Climb to the top of Holford Combe, come back down to the village to see the old silk factory in the woods and have lunch at The Plough; have a ramble across Aisholt Common or take a picnic to Ramscombe Great Wood. Discover it all on foot, by bike, or on horse back with Quantock Trekking. Just round the corner is Kitchen at Quantock Lakes, up the road is Nether Stowey where you can have a stroll around and visit Coleridge Cottage, where the romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived and wrote some of his most famous works.
It's not far to the diverse beaches of the Somerset coast; go to Kilve to hunt for fossils,then wander up the lane to the Chantry Tea Garden for big fat scones with lashings of jam and cream; go to East Quantoxhead and walk from the duckpond out to the clifftop and down the steps to the windswept bay; feel the power of the bracing sea air. Board the steam train with the West Somerset Railway at Bishops Lydeard, visit the flour mill in the village, have tea at Daisy Cottage Tea Rooms. Spend a day on Exmoor, see wild ponies grazing on the moors, stroll along the lush river valley at Watersmeet, soak up the charm of Dunster and the fairytale castle that stands high above the village, go and play on the sands at Blue Anchor or Minehead, have a family trip to Exmoor Zoo or the Owl & Hawk Centre. If surfing is your thing it's not far to Croyde or Woolacombe on the North Devon coast; if you prefer a cityscape head up to Bristol, discover Clifton Village, Bristol Zoo Gardens, SS Great Britain and the vibrant harbourside. Get back to The Granary for a relaxing evening before you head off to bed for a restful night's sleep.