In its former existence, Willowhayes was a collection of centuries old barns used for storing willow grown for the basket making trade which still continues in this part of Somerset. It has seen a remarkable transformation into a stylish and spacious property which offers luxury holiday accommodation for up to 12 in 6 bedrooms, with room for 2 more at an extra charge each. With a light and airy games room, private indoor pool, indulgent steam room, outdoor covered hot tub, and private barrel sauna, you're sure to have a truly relaxing stay. Perfect for family holidays, corporate gatherings and relaxing spa breaks.
Willowhayes is a detached property sitting in the tiny hamlet of Curload, just outside the village of Stoke St Gregory on the magical Somerset Levels. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the county town of Taunton is only a few miles away and there is good access to the M5 motorway (J24). The Somerset Levels are a unique and time honoured area of the West Country; with a beauty entirely of its own, the region is renowned for its picturesque wetlands and abundance of wildlife. You can walk for miles in the glorious countryside, but take your binoculars because you never know what you might spot - it's a bird watcher's paradise, with cranes recently being re-introduced to the area, and if you're lucky you can watch otters feeding on one of the many waterways. Catcott Lows are utterly tranquil, and in the winter months you can watch the famous starling murmurations at Westhay Moor or Ham Wall Nature Reserve. Pootle about the narrow lanes and stop off at a cider farm; nearby are Bere Cider Company, Wilkins Cider Farm, and Burrow Hill Cider. Explore the ruins of Muchelney Abbey and whilst you're there visit the Priest's House (NT) and pop in the parish church to see the beautiful 17th century painted ceiling with its colourful angels.
Just up the hill is Coates English Willow where you can watch basket making demonstrations and stop for tea and cake in the cafe. Spend a morning browsing around Langport where you can walk along the River Parrett, or venture over to Somerton for a look round the antiques centre and lunch at the White Hart. Stretch your legs with a climb to the top of Burrow Mump and then go for lunch at the King Alfred Inn at the bottom of the hill, or admire the panoramic views from Glastonbury Tor, followed by a stroll around this colourful town with quirky independent shops and a range of restaurants, cafes and pubs. Take in the splendour of Wells Cathedral, the tranquil Bishop's Palace, and the quaintly cobbled Vicars' Close. For serious retail therapy head to Clarks' Village at Street or to the county town of Taunton where you can have a bite to eat, catch a film on the big screen and have a game of ten pin bowling. If you fancy a day out at the beach you can get there in under an hour. Try Weston Super Mare on the Somerset coast for some bucket and spade fun and a stroll along the pier, pretty Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast, or Regency Sidmouth a little further along in East Devon. You could even spend a day in Bath or Bristol, exploring the city and enjoying the sights. Whatever you do, you can look forward to returning to Willowhayes for a splash in the pool, some pampering in the steam room or sauna, or a chin wag in the hot tub.