Toms Place has a lovely setting right beside the River Brue, in the heart of the Somerset Levels; there are views over the river to open fields where cattle contentedly graze and across to the peaks of the Mendip Hills. Sleeping 12 guests in 6 bedrooms (+1 child aged 16 years or under), this well-designed contemporary house is ideal for large group holidays and short breaks where you can enjoy the peace and quiet and seclusion. With a swim spa and games room there’s something for all ages, so it’s perfect for days away with friends and family, and for low key celebrations with the chosen few.

The Somerset Levels is a unique landscape full of history and myths, and rich in wildlife. You can stride out from Toms Place for walks in the fields or explore by canoe or kayak along the River Brue. Close by are the Avalon Marshes, with tranquil nature reserves that cover meadows, woods and wetlands where a variety of birdlife feed, breed and roost year round. At the heart of the marshes is The Avalon Marshes Centre with visitor information, historic replica buildings, a craft centre and café. If you’re here in December or January you can see spectacular starling murmurations at Ham Wall and Shapwick Heath.

Just a few miles away is the peaceful village of Wedmore where you’ll find streets lined with centuries old cottages and grander houses; there are independent shops to browse, boutiques, and an excellent village store. Make a morning of it and allow time for lunch at The Swan or The George. A few miles further is Wells, one of England’s smallest cities; go on market day when the town centre is bustling with people and stalls galore in the square. See the glorious Medieval cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace where the swans that live in the moat pull on a bell when it’s feeding time.

It's not far to Glastonbury either; have a look round the quirky shops, soak up the spiritual vibe and visit the abbey where King Arthur and Guinevere are said to be buried. Stretch your legs with a climb to the top of Glastonbury Tor where the panoramic views roll on for miles. For something different, wander the faerie lanes and old pilgrims’ paths on an Avalon Adventure with Walking With Wizards.

Go to Wall Eden Adventure for fun-filled activities like archery and axe throwing; hire canoes, kayaks and paddleboards and take to the waters of the River Brue. Head over to Cheddar Caves or Wookey Hole for a family day out, or take the kids to Animal Farm Adventure Park. Spend a day in the city, taking in the sights of Bristol; climb on board SS Great Britain, get close to marine life at Bristol Aquarium, see the animals at Bristol Zoo Project.

After a day out, wind down at Toms Place with a big happy barbecue and to watch the sun slip gently below the horizon; savour those perfect moments, make wonderful memories. Book today!

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