For a change from the usual hotel-based corporate breaks, book something different; the country air and inspiring setting of Thorncombe is sure to get the creative juices flowing. It's equally good if you're looking to take key clients away for a few days - they'll like this stylish timber-clad lodge; it's all light and airy, spacious and up to the minute, with high quality finishings.
Thorncombe sits in an idyllic location at the foot of one of the most dramatic combes in the Quantock Hills. There's a private indoor heated pool and a games area, and well sized bedrooms to sleep 12 people in zip and link beds that can be configured as superkings or singles according to your requirements. Thorncombe can be booked on its own, or with Crowcombe (see Crowcombe and Thorncombe) to sleep up to 26 guests.
There's a very generous living/entertaining room, with a chunky table that comfortably seats 12 people - a fresh setting for any board meeting or brainstorming session; step out onto the patio for breakouts, and when work is done, for afternoon tea, drinks, or a barbecue.
You'll find several team building opportunities in the local area; head up into the hills for fun and adventure - set a hiking challenge, climb Wills Neck and Cothelstone Hill for a hill bagging challenge, go pony trekking with Quantock Trekking. A little further afield you can go karting at Mansell Raceway, waterskiing or wakeboarding at Middlemoor Water Park, quad biking at Quad World near Exeter, clay pigeon shooting... the list is endless! If your delegates are a fairweather bunch then book an indoor activity where they can form teams and beat the clock at pottery painting, cake decorating, life drawing, or craft making; let them master something new - cocktail making, salsa dancing, or flamenco or street styles! Great ice-breakers and a fantastic way for people to get to know each other and work well together. Show them they're appreciated by taking them out for dinner at one of the nearby pubs, like the Farmers Arms just up the road at Combe Florey, or the Rising Sun at West Bagborough, or by bringing in a local caterer to effortlessly knock up a feast fit for a king! Take a look at our Extras page and our Things To Do page and you're sure to find something that everyone will enjoy.