9/10 - The pool was lovely and the owner was very friendly. The whole house was perfect really. Well stocked cupboards, including children’s cutlery was appreciated. Travel cost of good quality too. The only minor negative was that because of the temperature and humidity from the pool (we assume), the straps in the high chairs are a bit mouldy. We didn’t use them, hence still 9.5 out of 10, but worth noting. Thanks again for a lovely weekend. We would (and will) definitely come again. - Baxter - January 2019

9/10 - We particularly enjoyed getting together with family and the pool. We can recommend days out to the coast/beach and walks generally. - Bates - January 2019

10/10 - All rubbish is put in one bin. It seems unlikely that it can be sorted and recycled at plant as would be contaminated by food etc . Would have been nice to recycle. We went to Shaldon clay shooting school, Minehead and Dunster. - Withers - December 2018

Response: "All our property owners take recylcing very seriously and as commercial ventures have to have the correct commercial waste collections in place. This makes sure that all wastes and recyclables generated from your holiday are transformed into high quality raw materials and renewable energy".- Sleeps12

9/10 - The chalet was lovely and warm as was the pool. The openness of the lounge/dining room and kitchen allowed everyone to be a part of anything going on downstairs. It would have been nice to have a couple more shower rooms rather than baths with shower attachments especially as I approach 65 and "limbo dancing" is not too easy. Overall a very enjoyable christmas break. Take a drive to Blue Anchor bay if you have a dog so as to enable it to have a good run. - Edwards - December 2018

10/10 - We all had a fabulous time, occasion was my husbands 60 birthday, it was a great place that catered for all ages, would definitely recommend it and would go again. It is the perfect break for the winter months. It was extremely clean and well equipped with kitchen ware, everything you need. - Price - November 2018

10/10 - House is superb - beautifully furnished, really well equipment. Great layout for big family/group. We can recommend a day out to Dunster Beach/Castle (20 minute drive). - Owen - November 2018

10/10 - Property very good, clean and very well stocked. Swimming pool very good. Only one shower cubicle, shower head not too good, baths good but would have liked more showers but small detail when only staying for few days. Can recommend walking on the Quantocks. - Boulton - October 2018

8/10 - Lovely property but the bathrooms would be better if they had showers instead of baths. Lovely swimming pool. - Beck - October 2018

8/10 - Only 1 shower cubicle in the whole cottage, would prefer in the other rooms not showers in baths. Ensuring the garden is completely enclosed as 2 small dogs, some biggish gaps under the fence. Beautiful cottage and beautiful setting. - Cope - August 2018

8/10 - We can recommend days out to The steam train from Bishops Lydeard to Blue Anchor Bay was brilliant. Also enjoyed a visit to Dunster, and a visit to Watchet. We thought the actual house was lovely, with a real wow factor. We loved the living room, which was spacious and attractive, it was good having the pool table in the living area, and the kitchen was attractive and easy to work in too. The two dishwashers were an excellent touch. The swimming pool was lovely, very warm, and big enough for our party of 11, however the tiles surrounding the pool were extremely slippery, and felt quite dangerous when wet. The main disappointment was the bedrooms, which we felt let the property down badly. The mattresses were hard, creaky and uncomfortable, and the bedding was extremely poor quality, not at all what we would expect for a five star property. The pillows were very thin and hard, and the duvets were stiff, heavy and lumpy and did not fit the duvet covers. The smallest bedroom upstairs was really too small to be a double bedroom, and although we understood the reasons why showers were not possible upstairs, due to the sloping ceilings, we did find it a problem only having one shower in the property. It would be possible to provide a second shower downstairs, for general use which would be very helpful. The shower in the downstairs bedroom was quite poor, with the plastic fitting at the bottom easily knocked out of place, and the shower head leaking badly. The toilet seats were also loose and at least one cistern was constantly running. I'm sorry to complain about all these things, as the owner was very helpful when we had a problem with the dishwashers, and came to fix it immediately. We were just a bit disappointed with the areas I have mentioned, especially the beds, and think it could be remedied, especially as the house itself was so lovely. - Ward - August 2018

10/10 - The house was perfect for our needs. Modern, surprisingly more spacious than we imagined and very comfortable. The heated indoor pool was perfect for rainy days and any other day. Our children were very happy here. Days out to The sandy beach, shops, steam railway and Butlins in Minehead. Exploring Lynmouth and Lynton and riding the funicular railway. Cream teas at WatersmeetDunster Castle and shops. - Hill - August 2018

10/10 - Had a lovely time here, all my family loved it very clean and lovely place, also thank you for the cake was very nice, we all enjoyed It, would recommend it to people who want a peaceful break, or a family because of its private pool and garden area which is great for kids. - Horne - July 2018

10/10 - We stayed in the house pretty much the whole time, amazing place, sun, pool, BBQ and plenty of room in the massive fridges for the beer and food we bought with us. Tim came and said hi and then just left us to it. Perfect. - Beesley - June 2018

10/10 - Jones - June 2018

10/10 - Thank you for such an amazing stay. The house and pool was truly fantastic. The added touch of the welcome package on arrival was really nice. We can’t think of anything that would have improved our stay, we will definitely be coming back again some time soon. Thank you. Dunster castle and gardens is a great day out. They have loads to see and do. - Minihane - May 2018

10/10 - Loved the cleanliness of the whole house, en suite facilities perfect for extended families. Could perhaps leave pint of milk and ketchup in fridge. Info folder is out of date. We visited Minehead Beach. - McNulty - May 2018

10/10 - We had a brilliant family weekend at Thorncombe, celebrating my 60th birthday, everything we needed was there. We all thoroughly enjoyed the Swimming Pools, especially the Grandchildren, which was very clean and lovely and warm. The wine and chocolate cake that Pauline had left for us, was a lovely thoughtful touch. Thank you. - Hibberd - April 2018

8/10 - I think the property is a bit tired and needs an overhaul. The oven was not big enough to cook a roast for 12, and the dishes provided would not fit in the microwave. Some form of music in the kitchen would be a bonus. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed getting together. The instruction booklet needs addressing it was disgusting it had something spilt over it some time ago and had not been cleaned up and the information was out of date! We commissioned Emily Fairweather with a photoshoot. - Wood - April 2018

10/10 - The pool. My grandson went there using armbands and came home a swimmer!!! Fantastic time. We all wish we were back there at Thorncombe. We can recommend Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge. - Noto - March 2018

10/10 - The kids loved the pool. We visited Dunster and Taunton. - Phillips - March 2018

10/10 - The barn was well stocked and had everything we needed. The pool was lovely and warm. We visited Dunster Castle, Minehead Beach and Tropiquaria during our stay. Hillan Family - February 2018

9/10 - The house was perfect. The only slight grumble was the lack of showers in most bathrooms. Cleve Family - February 2018

9/10 - The pool was very cold, not the 32 degrees it was supposed to be! The beds were very comfortable and the hot water was amazing, so fast and consistent at all times. - Latham Family - Feburary 2018

10/10 - Was amazing from start to finish. The swimming pool was well maintained and the kitchen was well equipped which was handy cooking for a 11 people! Very nice to meet the owner and having a cake and two bottles of wine in the fridge. Visited Dunster Castle and Village. Would highly recommend to friends and family and will be look to visit again soon. - Peckover Family - January 2018

10/10 - We loved the house and situation. Only slight niggle was can opener did not work, plastic cheese grater and kitchen tools not strong enough when cooking for large numbers. Otherwise a great weekend. - Stone Family - November 2017

10/10 - We had the best time, the house was beautiful, clean and very inviting. The added bonus of the pool and pool table made for an even better experience. Welcome gift of wine and cake was the finishing touch that made our weekend complete. Thank you so much. Dunster is well worth a visit and we went to Minehead, lovely walk along the beach. Great little cafe called The AppleTree Tea Rooms. Dogs are very welcome and totally spoilt. They also make great food! - Belcher Family - November 2017

9/10 - Enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and the children loved the pool and trampoline. There were 14 of us 8 adults and 5 children and 1 baby and plenty of room for all of us. We didn't feel cramped at all. Bedrooms very comfortable. We would recommend a day trip to Diggerland! - Darling Family - October 2017

10/10 - The facilities at the property were great we stayed at the proeprty and had quality family time. Would certianly use sleeps12 again.  - Andrews Family - October 2017

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