Large group holidays are such fun; let’s face it, getting together with a bunch of your favourite people, catching up, relaxing and enjoying a few days or even a whole week away is manna for the soul, so get organised, pack away your worries and head down to Somerset to make some wonderful memories.
Holidays in Somerset are a dream; beautiful countryside, a varied coastline of wide sandy beaches and tiny windswept bays, the glorious heather-clad heaths, steep wooded hillsides and picturesque river valleys of Exmoor National Park, the wild and rugged heaths and softly tumbling coombes of the Quantocks, the enchanting watery expanse of the Somerset Levels, and the scenic craggy heights of the Mendips; it’s all breath taking, and you’ll find things to see and do for all ages. Fun-filled family attractions, magnificent historic houses, magical gardens, and the prettiest villages with centuries old thatched cottages and cosy country inns. Towns to potter around, browsing the independent shops, farmer’s markets and narrow streets; footpaths, bridle ways, and winding country lanes to explore on foot, by bike or on horseback; so many ways to completely unwind. Like we said, it’s a dream.
Finding the perfect place for your large group holiday is a piece of cake with Groups Stays; we’ve got some amazing large holiday homes in the most gorgeous locations, and they sleep 8-30 people; peace and quiet, open air, views that stretch for miles across lush pastures, rolling hills dotted with copses, peaceful bays and panoramic vistas across the Bristol Channel to Wales. The thing is you see, we think of everything at Group Stays and most of our properties are access friendly with ground floor bedrooms with wet rooms, and plenty of space to move about. Babies and toddlers are well provided for with stairgates, highchairs, cots and toddler beds; we cater for dog friendly holidays too, so you can bring your pet pooch along – after all, he’s one of the family.
You won’t need to worry about keeping everyone amused on your large group holiday; aside from all the places there are to visit, our holiday homes in Somerset have everything you could possibly need for a family holiday, a gathering of friends or a corporate stay; in fact, a lot of our guests tell us they don’t really feel the need to go out anywhere. Imagine lazy days spent lounging by the poolside, kids having fun splashing around, barbecue sizzling; everyone’s happy. Most of our large holiday homes have indoor swimming pools so it really doesn’t matter what time of year it is; it’s lovely and warm inside in the winter, and on those baking hot days you can pull back the doors and let the sunshine in. Chill out in a steam room or a sauna, sit back in a hot tub and watch the clouds drift by in the daytime, or the stars come out one by one at night; get out in the garden, play croquet or French cricket on the lawns, hear the happy shrieks and laughter of the little ones having fun on the play equipment or boinging about on the trampoline.
Get the whole lot of you out in the BBQ Lodge where you can snuggle up beneath the twinkling lights, with reindeer hides to keep you warm, and natter away till the small hours; tell jokes, swap stories, play charades. Join the teenagers in the games room and have a full-on tournament; table football, air hockey, ping-pong or pool. Grab yourselves some huge bowls of popcorn and crisps and settle down on the big fat sofas for a night of movies or to cheer on your top team in that all-important match. Book up one of our tried and tested professional catering teams to come in and create a scrumptious feast, especially if you’ve got a reason to celebrate – perhaps a big birthday, a wedding coming up, or maybe you’re having a wonderful reunion of old friends.
Take your pick of our fantastic Somerset holiday homes; we’ve got beautiful country houses and old farmhouses, like Pound Farm, sleeping 18-21 guests, near Bishops Lydeard, Hurstone, for up to 18 people, on the edge of Exmoor, Bossington Hall sleeping 30, high up on the hill above Porlock Bay, or sleeping 14, Ilbeare, close to the county town of Taunton. We’ve got barn conversions that will knock your socks off; Beaverbrook can sleep 20-30 people, Coat Barn sleeps 18 and Walnut Arbour sleeps 12-14, and you really should check out our luxury lodges including Ham Bottom and Flossy Brook in the Blackdown Hills, and Cockercombe at the foot of the Quantocks; all of these sleep up to 14 guests.
We have the most idyllic Somerset cottages to rent, among them and all sleeping 12 guests are Riverside on the Somerset Levels, Halse Water House, tucked away on the edge of a quiet village, and Dancing Hill, high up on the edge of the Quantocks.
But don't go thinking that big means expensive, because in this case, it doesn't. If you divide the price of your group stay between all members of your party it works out at less than the cost of a good hotel, so considering all the top notch facilities you get, it's remarkably good value for money. And another thing about our large holiday houses and cottages in Somerset is that they’re perfect for a holiday or a short break anytime of year. A stay in the country during springtime is such a delight as everything comes to life; flowers in the hedgerows, trees coming into leaf and the start of longer days. Summer is divine; long days in the garden, nights in the hot tub, fresh air drifting in through the open windows, and autumn is hard to beat with those crisp country walks, kicking up leaves in the woodlands and the glorious golden-brown colours. Winter is the ideal time for a happy gathering; snuggling by the fireside, muddy walks through the fields, and a huge Christmas tree glistening with fairy lights; likewise New Year; the chink of glasses, corks popping, smiles all round. Perfect, perfect, perfect.
Croftview - Somerset
AVAILABLE SUMMER 2020: Holiday house in Somerset sleeping 26 people in 13 en suite bedrooms. 4 more guests at an extra charge per person. Private location, glorious views, spa hall with SWIMMING POOL, HOT TUB, and SAUNA, plus there’s a GAMES ROOM and CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA. 2 cots and 2 toddler beds at no extra charge. Dogs at owner’s discretion.
Ham Bottom - Somerset
Holiday lodge in Somerset sleeping 12. Ham Bottom has an INDOOR POOL, SAUNA, HOT TUB, GAMES ROOM, PLAY AREA and BBQ LODGE. Room for 2 more guests at an extra charge per person. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.
Beaverbrook 20 - Somerset
Stunning converted barn in Somerset sleeping 20 in 10 bedrooms. There's a spa hall with an INDOOR POOL, SAUNA, and HOT TUB, and a GAMES ROOM, BBQ LODGE and PLAY EQUIPMENT. Room for 10 more guests at an extra charge per person, 3 cots at no extra charge.
Fuzzy Orchard - Somerset
Luxury timber-clad lodge in the Somerset countryside, sleeping 12, with an INDOOR POOL, SAUNA, HOT TUB and GAMES ROOM. 2 acre grounds with PLAY EQUIPMENT and a BBQ LODGE. Room for two more guests, charged extra per person. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.
Pound Farm - Somerset
This gorgeously renovated farmhouse in Somerset sleeps 18 people, and has an INDOOR HEATED POOL, HOT TUB, SAUNA and GAMES ROOM. There’s room for 3 more guests at an extra charge per person. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.
Orchard View - Somerset
Re-modelled Dutch Barn on a working farm on the Somerset Levels, with wonderful country views. Sleeping 12 in 6 bedrooms, it has a HOT TUB, POOL TABLE and TABLE FOOTBALL. Room for 1 more guest at an extra charge. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 1 cot at no extra charge.
Riverside - Somerset
A big country cottage right on the banks of the River Tone on the Somerset Levels. Snooze space for 12 in 6 bedrooms, GAMES ROOM, enclosed garden with a HOT TUB beneath a leafy arbour, and PLAY EQUIPMENT for the children. 1 cot at no extra charge. 2 dogs by prior arrangement (charged extra).
Dancing Hill - Somerset
Big country cottage in Somerset with far reaching country views. Sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms; there’s a GAMES ROOM, HOT TUB and 4M SWIM SPA. 2 more guests at an additional charge per person. 2 cots at no extra charge.
Beaverbrook 30 - Somerset
A huge barn conversion in Somerset sleeping 30, with an INDOOR POOL, SAUNA, HOT TUB, BBQ LODGE and GAMES ROOM. 3 cots at no extra charge.
Ilbeare - Somerset
A big holiday house for 14, in an idyllic setting in the Somerset countryside. There’s a HOT TUB, GAMES ROOM and a BBQ LODGE in two acres of grounds with woods and a stream. 2 cots at no extra charge.
Walnut Arbour - Somerset
Idyllic Somerset barn conversion, sleeping 12, with PRIVATE INDOOR POOL, OUTDOOR HOT TUB, STEAM ROOM, SAUNA and GAMES ROOM. 2 further guests can be accommodated at an extra charge per person. 2 cots at no extra charge. 2 dogs by prior arrangement (£50 charge).
Jurston Barn - Somerset
Fabulously converted barn in Somerset that sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms and has a games room, INDOOR HEATED POOL, HOT TUB and children’s play area. 2 toddler beds (4 yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge. NO PETS.
Dustings - Somerset
Beautifully converted stable block at the footholds of the Quantock Hills in Somerset. 6 en suite bedrooms sleep 16, there’s a HOT TUB, GAMES ROOM, CINEMA ROOM and PLAY AREA. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots also available. 2 well behaved dogs by prior arrangement (£50 charge per dog).
Frog Street - Somerset
This beautiful old farmhouse in Somerset sleeps 12 guests in 6 en suite bedrooms, and it has a covered SWIM SPA, HOT TUB, BBQ LODGE, GAMES ROOM and PLAY AREA. Room for 2 more guests at an extra charge per person. 2 cots at no extra charge. No pets.
Hurstone - Somerset
Once a Somerset farmhouse, now a gem of a country house that sleeps 14 people in 7 bedrooms. There’s a GAMES ROOM, HOT TUB, and gorgeous country views. Room for 4 more guests at an extra charge per person. 2 cots at no extra charge.
Millgrove House - Somerset
A spacious large group holiday house in the Somerset countryside, sleeping 12 people in 6 bedrooms. There’s a private covered SWIMMING POOL for use year round, a HOT TUB, play equipment, a pool table and outdoor table tennis.
Quantock Barns - Somerset
These centuries old farm buildings at the foot of the Quantock Hills in Somerset have been thoughtfully transformed into an impressive complex of luxury holiday cottages sleeping 14 plus up to 10 more guests (charged extra). There’s a GAMES ROOM and HOT TUB. 4 cots at no extra charge.
The Granary - Somerset
A spacious converted grain barn in the Quantock Hills in Somerset, sleeping 18 in 9 en suite bedrooms. There’s a private INDOOR POOL, HOT TUB, BBQ LODGE, GAMES AREA and PLAY EQUIPMENT. Room for 6 more guests at an extra charge per person, 3 cots at no extra charge.
The Old Rectory - Somerset
Beautiful Georgian house sleeping 18 in 9 bedrooms, close to the Somerset coast. There’s a HOT TUB and a GAMES ROOM. 3 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 5 cots at no extra charge.
Holemoor Stables - Somerset
Holemoor Stables offers spacious holiday accommodation in the heart of the Somerset countryside, with an INDOOR HEATED POOL, GAMES ROOM and PLAY EQUIPMENT. Snooze space for 18 in 9 en suite bedrooms, 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.
Thorncombe - Somerset
Timber-clad holiday lodge near the Quantock Hills in Somerset, sleeping 12 in 5 en suite bedrooms, with a PRIVATE INDOOR POOL and GAMES AREA. 1 toddler bed (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.
Flossy Brook - Somerset
Luxury timber-clad holiday lodge on the edge of a quiet village in the Blackdown Hills of Somerset. Sleeps 12, with integral HEATED POOL, TABLE FOOTBALL and OUTDOOR PLAY EQUIPMENT. Room for 2 further guests, at an extra charge per person. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.
Foxcombe - Somerset
Holiday lodge near the Quantock Hills in Somerset, sleeping 14 in 6 en suite bedrooms; spacious, light and airy accommodation, with a private INDOOR SWIMMING POOL and PLAY AREA. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.
Coat Barn - Somerset
Stunning barn conversion tucked away in the Somerset countryside, with an INDOOR POOL and a GAMES ROOM. Sleeps 18 in 8 en suite bedrooms. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.
Crowcombe and Thorncombe - Somerset
These two luxury holiday lodges in Somerset sleep 26 people when booked together and they come with the luxury of 2 INDOOR HEATED POOLS for exclusive use. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 4 cots at no extra charge.
Crowcombe - Somerset
Luxury self catering holiday lodge in Somerset with a PRIVATE INDOOR POOL and snooze space for 14. 1 toddler bed (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.
Cockercombe - Somerset
Luxury group accommodation for 14, with a private INDOOR POOL, GAMES AREA and PLAY EQUIPMENT. Close to the Quantock Hills in Somerset. 1 toddler bed (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.
Ramscombe - Somerset
This luxurious holiday lodge in Somerset sleeps 14 in 6 en suite bedrooms and has its own INDOOR SWIMMING POOL, GAMES AREA and PLAY EQUIPMENT. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.
Halse Water House - Somerset
A big holiday cottage on the edge of a quiet Somerset village; snooze space for 12, big garden with a HOT TUB and outdoor dining pavilion. 1 cot at no extra charge.
Ramscombe and Cockercombe - Somerset
Close to the Quantock Hills in Somerset, these two luxury holiday lodges sleep 28 people (14 in each). Both lodges have a private INDOOR POOL, a games area and play equipment. 3 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 4 cots at no extra charge.
Bossington Hall - Somerset
Country house in Somerset that sleeps 30 in 15 bedrooms. There’s a GAMES ROOM, TENNIS COURT, and six acres of grounds; the views out over Exmoor are staggering.