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 with modern interiors that are both restful and inviting.
The location is idyllic, at the foot of one of the most dramatic combes in Somerset's Quantock Hills. The lodge has 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. For bigger groups, book Thorncombe together with Crowcombe, a neighbouring lodge on the same small site (see Crowcombe and Thorncombe), then you'll have room for up to 26 guests.
Thorncombe has a big open-plan living/entertaining room, with a chunky dining table that easily doubles up as a fresh setting for board meetings or brainstorming sessions; step out onto the patio or to the games area for breakouts, and when work is done have drinks outside and fire up the 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, the Rising Sun at West Bagborough or the Blue Ball Inn at Triscombe. Otherwise bring in a local caterer to effortlessly knock up a feast fit for a king! Take a look at our Extras and our Things To Do page and you're sure to find something that everyone will enjoy.
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