5 ensuite bedrooms - large kitchen - lounge/diner - mezzanine with sofa - games area with pool table - Rural Wifi - Sky TV (sports & movies) - 1 shower room - 4 bathrooms with hand held showers - indoor heated swimming pool - large outdoor area with furniture - woodburning stove (logs provided) - patio and barbecue - childrens play equipment - trampoline - parking for several vehicles - online grocery shopping available from Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys and Cook. NB: This property owner may require a cautionary deposit of up to £500 three weeks prior to your arrival.
All of the bedrooms have zip-and-link beds (twins or superkings) so you can configure these to suit your requirements. Bedroom 4 has a zip and link plus 2 singles, and all rooms have ensuite bathrooms and flatscreen televisions. Four of the ensuites have baths with hand held showers and one has a shower.
Designed as a very sociable space ideal for entertaining, Thorncombe has a huge 30ft x 20ft living space with a dining area at one end, with room for 14 people round a big sturdy wooden table, a whopper of a flatscreen television (perfect for that not to be missed match or for cosy movie nights) and a contemporary woodburning stove to add a cosy glow and extra warmth at those chillier times of the year.
At one end of this vast living space is a games area with a pool table for some great in-house competitions.
A separate kitchen has everything you need to prepare a big feast or a delicous cooked breakfast, with all the latest appliances to include a double oven, a fridge-freezer and two dishwashers, and lots of useful gadgets. A handy separate utility room houses a washing machine. A lot of people don't particularly want to cook whilst in holiday mode, but don't worry - we can recommend several tried and tested, reputable local caterers who can come in and do all the work for you.
If the sun is shining, you can dine outdoors in the open air; Thorncombe has a large patio with chunky garden furniture and a barbecue. And you won't need to worry about the children as whilst your steaks are sizzling you can relax whilst they let off steam on the play equipment - there's a super wooden climbing frame and a super bouncy trampoline! And don't forget there's the indoor games area with a pool table, and the fantastic indoor pool with doors opening right onto the patio. Honestly, we wouldn't be at all surprised if you never want to leave!
But if you do want to wander from the door you'll find yourself in some of the most breath taking countryside, with a network of paths and tracks for walking, cycling or horse riding. If you like the idea of putting the world to rights over a relaxing pint of local ale, or traditional Somerset cider, it's only a short stroll to a cosy country pub - The Rising Sun and The Blue Ball are both within a short distance and are popular with the locals. How about packing a good old fashioned picnic and heading off into the Quantocks Hills for a day? The rugged beauty of this landscape was a huge inspiration to the romantic Lake Poets, Coleridge, Wordsworth and Southey; they spent a lot of time here wandering the hills musing, and many of their famous works arose from this time.
Thorncombe has a lovely homely feel with plenty of natural light from floor to ceiling windows and French doors; the property is stylishly furnished, with smart travertine flooring throughout the ground floor, and the cosiness of carpet upstairs. Solid oak doors and big fluffly cushions give added warm ambience.
Whether its for a family holiday or a girly weekend break, Thorncombe is a fantastic place to relax for a wholeweek or just for a weekend.
Oil fired central heating (oil included) - woodburning stove (fuel provided) - 7 TV's - CD player / DVD player - washing machine - microwave - double oven - 2 dishwashers - fridge/freezer and separate fridge - pool table - duvets / linen / towels provided (please bring your own swimming towels) - cot and highchair available - stairgates - childrens play area and trampoline - patio furniture - BBQ available from Easter until the end of October - pub 1 mile - shops 4 miles - non-smokers only - Friday-Friday bookings - short breaks available year round - pets by prior arrangement at an additional charge of £50 per pet. Strictly no fireworks or sky lanterns.