Set amidst the verdant green pastures and wooded hillsides of the Somerset and Devon borders, Wayside exudes modern luxury and offers heaps of space for any large group stay; you'll have peace and quiet, fresh air, birdsong and the most incredible views of beautiful unspoilt countryside.

Think of it as a modern country house; interiors are chic and contemporary with glass doors, maple flooring with underfloor heating throughout, double-glazed oak framed windows, and thoughtful touches like the halogen downlighters and light wells to add ambience. Outside there's an amazing covered pool that you can use anytime of year, a very tempting hot tub, outdoor table tennis, and the luxury of a lovely barrel sauna. For the littl'uns there's a superduper play area with a chunky climbing frame and a trampoline. Take afternoon tea or an unhurried lunch on the terrace whilst you gaze across the beautiful Culm Valley and into the heart of the Blackdown Hills. Secure gated access gives you all the privacy you could wish for.

Wayside is a terrific base for exploring the local area and beyond. You can feel the pace of life slow down in the Blackdown Hills and it's an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for good reason. This is a land of windswept plateaus, rolling hills and wooded valleys, dotted with picturesque hamlets and villages where you'll find some charming country inns to stop for a quiet drink or a lazy pub lunch. Have a leisurely stroll aling the River Culm and then go and find a table at the Culm Valley Inn where the welcome is warm and the food is good; go to the Catherine Wheel at Hemyock and sit in the pretty beer garden when the sun is shining or snuggle up on the Chesterfield sofas by the fire after an autumn walk; pootle along the quiet winding lanes to the Ashill Inn for some heart home cooked fare. If you can't go without your retail therapy head into the Somerset county town of Taunton or down to Exeter where you can visit the cathedral and take a tour of the underground passages beneath the city. A short drive away is Tiverton where you can have a sedate trip on a horse drawn barge along the Grand Western Canal; come back for cream tea at the Canal Tea Rooms & Gardens, or a drink on board the Duck's Ditty Floating Cafe Bar.

Have an outing to Wells where you can visit the magnificent cathedral and tranquil Bishops Palace, or have a day over on the coast; Minehead is more traditional with sandy beaches for bucket and spade fun, the quieter harbour town of Watchet has a timeless quality, one of those places where it's nice to sit and watch the world go by, and you can get there by steam train on the West Somerset Railway, which is rather fun. The Jurassic Coast is about an hour away but you should visit Lyme Regis where you can go to the aquarium, play crazy golf, stroll along the promenade, or go out to sea on a mackerel fishing trip. There are historic houses and gardens within easy reach; Knightshayes, Killerton and Hestercombe are all a delight. For serious family fun go to Crealy Adventure Park, Bicton Park or very close by, Diggerland or the Bear Trail near Cullompton. Plenty to see and do, and the luxury of coming home to Wayside; the perfect holiday. Book today!

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