5 ensuite bedrooms - large kitchen  - lounge/diner - mezzanine with sofa - games area with pool table - 1 shower room  - 4 bathrooms with hand held showers - indoor heated swimming pool - large outdoor area with furniture - woodburning stove (logs provided) - patio and barbecue (Apr-Oct) - childrens play equipment - trampoline - parking for several vehicles  - online grocery shopping available from Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys and COOK

Thorncombe has the luxury of a private indoor heated pool, right opposite the open plan living/dining room. Spend as much time as you like; take an early morning or late night dip, get the family out there splashing about and having fun, open the full height doors to bring the sunshine in and have happy hours lounging around by the pool. The ensuite bedrooms are all good sizes and have zip-and-link beds that you can have configured as twins or superkings; just let us know how you want them and we'll make sure it's done. Four of the ensuites have baths with hand held showers and one has a shower.

The lodge was designed to be a very sociable space with much scope for getting together, relaxing and dining. In the middle of the 30ft x 20ft living space is a sturdy table that seats all - perfect for those celebratory dinners if you're here for a special  birthday or anniversary. Inviting sofas and a big flatscreen television means you needn't miss that all-important match and it all makes for great movie nights snuggling up with bowls of crisps and popcorn. In the autumn or winter come back from a country walk and light the wood-burner for a cosy glow and extra warmth.

To the other end of this vast living space is a games area with a pool table for some great in-house competitions.The decor throughout the lodge is calm and neutral with a distinct contemporary edge; it all adds to that feel of cheerful, relaxed living.

The kitchen is bang up-to-date, with everything you need to prepare a big feast, to bake a ckae, or kick start the day with a delicous cooked breakfast. There's a double oven, a fridge-freezer and two dishwashers, and lots of useful gadgets. A handy separate utility room houses an additional fridge, a washing machine and dryer. A lot of people don't particularly want to cook whilst in holiday mode, which is why we keep a list of tried and tested, reputable local caterers who can come in and do all the work for you. You'll find more about these on our Extras page.

If the sun is shining, you can dine in the open air; Thorncombe has a large and private patio with chunky garden furniture and a barbecue. And you won't need to worry about the children as whilst your steaks are sizzling they'll be having a whale of a time on the play equipment - there's a super wooden climbing frame aswell as a trampoline! It's all been carefully considered as we know how important it is that there's something for all ages. 

Thorncombe has such a lovely homely feel and it's so relaxing; all that natural light that pours in from the floor to ceiling windows and French doors; on warmer days you can throw them wide open and make the most of the sunshine. There's travertine flooring throughout the ground floor, and the cosiness of carpet upstairs; stylish furnishings with well chosen accessories add to the ambience. It's exactly what you want on holiday - unhurried days, peaceful nights.

There are two ground floor bedrooms with ensuite facilities, with the rest of the sleeping quarters upstairs. Bedroom 3 can sleep 4 people, either in a superking and two singles, or in 4 singles, so it's unbeatable as a family room, or for 4 older children or teenagers using it as a kind of dormitory. 

Whether its for a family holiday, a few days away with friends, a girly weekend break, or a corporate stay, Thorncombe ticks all the boxes when it comes to finding group accommodation coupled with the best of modern convenience - plus, with that private pool, a generous helping of added luxury.

Oil fired central heating (oil included) - woodburning stove (fuel provided) - 7 TV's - CD player / DVD player -  Rural Wifi - Sky TV (sports & movies) - washing machine - tumble dryer - microwave - double oven  - 2 dishwashers - fridge/freezer and separate fridge - pool table - duvets / linen / towels provided (please bring your own swimming towels) - cot and highchair available - stairgates - childrens play area and trampoline - patio furniture - BBQ available from Easter until the end of October - pub 1 mile - shops 4 miles - non-smokers only - Friday-Friday bookings - short breaks available year round - pets by prior arrangement at an additional charge of £50 per pet. Strictly no fireworks, sky lanterns or drones.