Ilbeare is a wonderful older style property set in private grounds of 2 acres, including a small parcel of woodland and a delightful tinkling stream. The property has recently undergone extensive refurbishment, resulting in a luxurious blend of original character and country house charm with the best of modern day conveniences. Accommodating 14 people in 5 bedrooms, Ilbeare enjoys a peaceful rural location that's absolutely perfect for a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
Ilbeare has all you need for a happy large group gathering of friends or family; a generously sized hot tub and an enchanting Nordic style BBQ lodge give you plenty of opportunity for unwinding in these tranquil surroundings. Easily accessible from major routes, the property sits amidst a patchwork of fields, close to the village of Norton Fitzwarren, and a few miles from the Somerset county town of Taunton. Taunton has a variety of high street and independent shops and eateries, several supermarkets, a cinema, sports clubs, a bowling alley, theatres and a traditional town park.
Right on your doorstep is a network of little footpaths and bridleways for exploring the beautiful Somerset countryside, and within a few miles are the scenic Quantock Hills, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just great for a day out - why not pack a picnic and head for one of the vantage points, or pootle about the narrow winding lanes to wind up at a charming watering hole where you can enjoy a laid back pub lunch? If you venture further afield you'll find some diverse beaches on the North Somerset/Devon coast - some more traditional for good old fashioned seaside fun, some quiet, and some wild and unique - like Kilve, which has a landscape entirely of it's own. Within about an hour's travelling distance is the famous Jurassic coast - great for fossil hunting,or for a visit to the pretty fishing town of Lyme Regis. You could head out to the magical Somerset Levels for the day and look for wildlife on one of the many nature reserves, or climb Glastonbury Tor to be rewarded with amazing panoramic views. You could drive down to Tiverton for a stroll along the canal, or hire a rowing boat to take out on the waterway. All in all there's plenty to see and do whilst enjoying a group stay at Ilbeare.