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Summer Cottages and Large Holiday Houses

Well, well, well, what a glorious summer we're having! That big old sun is beating down on us and it's all rather lovely; just right for getting away to somewhere nice in the countryside - forget the airport queues and the crowded beaches, go for something altogether more peaceful, where time is your own and you've got all the best facilities to yourselves - swimming pools, hot tubs, games rooms, even saunas and steam rooms, BBQ lodges and for the young 'uns, play areas. That's exactly what you'll find with Group Stays - amazing properties that sleep 8-30 people, but be warned, you might not want to go home!

Sun, sun, sun, who'd have thought it! A proper English summer, everything out in its greenery, soaring temperatures; perfect weather for a holiday, isn't it? If you don't mind queueing up with your suitcases, the airport transport and busy hotels, well, don't let us stop you, but personally, we're all for holidays in the UK, and when you take a closer look at our fabulous large group holiday houses and cottages, you'll see why, athough we do have a beauty of a chateau in France that sleeps 15 guests and has 23 acres of totally private grounds; dreamy days by the river, in the fruit gardens, and on the terrace where there's a saltwater pool. Other than that the majority of our properties are set in beautiful unspoilt countryside in Somerset and Devon, quite out the way but generally near enough to the shops so if you need a pint of milk you can easily pop out to get one. You'll have peace and quiet and seclusion, and you certainly won't be overlooked by anyone. 

A lot of our large holiday homes are within easy reach of the Somerset and North Devon coast, or the world famous Jurassic coast, and that's a lot of diversity; there's wide golden sands for good old fashioned bucket and spade fun, some of the best surfing beaches in the West Country, quiet tucked away coves that are great for lazy picnics, wild windswept beaches, and so much you can do. Think watersports, mackerel or deep sea fishing trips, rockpooling, fossil hunting, fish and chips on the harbour; just what summer holidays in the UK are made of.

You might even fancy a summer break in the city, in which case you should check out Pitmaston House in Worcester; an imposing property with the most amazing light filled conservatory that doubles up as a huge living/entertaining space, and outside there's a swim spa, a trampoline, and a wonderful dining pavilion with a barbecue, firepit and pizza oven; sit out there beneath the fairy lights on a balmy evening, chatting away til the small hours, then next morning get up and go and see the cathedral and  wander round the market. Not far from Bristol is Henfield House, the perfect place to get back to after a day in the city; explore the Victorian docks, Georgian Clifton Village, have a family trip to Bristol Zoo, see SS Great Britain, walk across Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge, then go back and relax in the pool, hot tub or sauna before a relaxed barbecue in the pretty garden.

If it's the countryside you long to escape to then you're spoilt for choice with Group Stays; we've got enormous barn conversions, centuries old cottages, traditional farmhouses, luxury timber-clad lodges and impressive country houses, all in the most glorious surroundings with views that stretch for miles across the beautiful landscape of Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire, Monmouthshire and the Forest of Dean. Peace and quiet, wide open skies and it's all yours to relax and enjoy a wonderful summer break. Don't put it off any longer, bag a bargain whilst it's there - check out our summer availability.

Somerset Barn Conversion with 13 en suite bedrooms sleeping up to 30 guests with private spa facilities

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.

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Devon long house for group accommodation sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms with hot tub and games room

Pippinsands - Devon

Traditional Devon longhouse in a spectacular location overlooking the beautiful Otter Valley. 6 bedrooms sleep 14, there’s a big private garden with a HOT TUB, and 15 acres of shared grounds with a play area and games room. Toddler bed (4yrs and under) and cot supplied at no extra charge.

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Ham Bottom Holiday Lodge in Somerset sleeps 12 with indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, games room and bbq lodge set in 2 acres

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.

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Holiday let somerset sleeping 20 with indoor poll, hot tub, sauna, games room and bbq lodge

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.

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Somerset holiday lodge with indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, bbq lodge and games room sleeping 12 guests

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.

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Luxury group accommodation in Somerset sleeps 18 with indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and games room

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.

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Big cottage sleeping up to 14 in Devon with indoor spa hall with indoor pool, sauna and hot tub, games room and bbq lodge

Shires - Devon

This former wagon shed in the East Devon countryside sleeps 12 and has a spa hall with a SWIMMING POOL, HOT TUB and SAUNA, a GAMES ROOM and cinema room, and a large garden with a PLAY AREA and BBQ LODGE. Room for 2 more guests at an extra charge pp, 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge, 2 dogs by prior arrangement (charged extra).

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Hamshire holiday house for large groups sleeps 14 with indoor pool, outdoor pool, hot tub, steam room and games room

Ortus House - Hampshire

This impressive large group holiday house in the New Forest, sleeps 14 guests in 7 bedrooms and has both INDOOR AND OUTDOOR POOLS, a STEAM ROOM, HOT TUB, GYM, GAMES ROOM and PLAY EQUIPMENT. There’s room for 1 extra guest at an additional charge. 2 cots/toddler beds at no extra charge, 2 well behaved dogs welcome.

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Monmouth accommodation with hot tub, swimming pool and games room sleeping 12

The Benches - Monmouthshire

A gorgeous Italianette style villa in Monmouthshire with snooze space for 12. There’s an OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL, SAUNA and HOT TUB, plus a pool table, table football and play equipment. 1 toddler bed (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.

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Somerset holiday home sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms with hot tub and games room

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.

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Wiltshire holiday let for group accommodation sleeps 27 in 11 en suite bedrooms with hot tub and games room

The Plough - Wiltshire

Once a Wiltshire country inn, now spacious holiday accommodation for 27+2 people in a quiet hamlet near Bath. This gorgeous property has a garden, GAMES AREA and covered HOT TUB. 11 ensuite bedrooms, cots provided at no extra cost. No pets.

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Somerset holiday let sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms with hot tub, garden and games room

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).

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Somerset holiday home with hot tub, swim spa, games room and stunning view which sleeps 12

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.

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Somerset Big Barn sleeps 30 with indoor spa hall, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, games room, bbq lodge

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.

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Somerset Farmhouse sleeping 14 with hot tub, bbq lodge and games room

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.

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Somerset holiday home sleeping up to 14 with indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room and games room

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).

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Somerset big barn conversion sleeps 12 with indoor pool, hot tub and games room

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.

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Devon holiday let sleeping 13 with indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and games room

Wayside - Devon

Sleeping 13, this modern holiday house has incredible views over the beautiful Devon countryside. There’s a covered. heated SWIMMING POOL, HOT TUB, SAUNA, GAMES ROOM, BBQ LODGE and play equipment. 1 cot at no extra charge.

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Somerset holiday let sleeping 16 with hot tub, cinema and games room

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).

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Somerset holiday home sleeping 14 with hot tub, swim spa, bbq lodge and games room

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.

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Dog friendly house for large groups in Somerset, sleeps up to 16 with hot tub and stunning view

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.

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Somerset group accommodation for 12 with indoor pool and hot tub

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.

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Large luxury holiday house in Worcestershire with swim

Pitmaston House - Worcestershire

Beautiful town house in Worcester, with snooze space for 14, plus a HOT TUB/SWIM SPA and a COVERED DINING PAVILION. 2 more guests can be accommodated at an extra charge per person. 2 cots at no extra charge.

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Holiday barns in Somerset at the foot of the Quantock hills, sleeps 14 with hot tub and games room

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.

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Large luxury group accommodation sleeping up to 24 with indoor pool, hot tub, games room and bbq lodge

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.

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Big house sleeping 18 in 9 en suite bedrooms with hot tub and games room set at the foot of the Quantock Hills

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.

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large luxury 5 star group accommodation in Somerset, with private indoor pool, games room with table tennis table and pool table and stunning view

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.

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5 bedroom luxury holiday lodge in Somerset with private indoor pool perfect for family holidays and celebrations

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.

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private holiday lodge with own private pool sleeps up to 14 in Somerset

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.

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Dog friendly lodge in Somerset sleeping 12 at the foot of the Quantock Hills with indoor pool

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.

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big cottage for up to 14 guests with indoor pool and large garden

Culmbridge House - Devon

Holiday house in a quiet Devon village with an INDOOR SWIMMING POOL, BBQ LODGE, SAUNA and large garden. Snooze space for 12 with room for 2 further guests at an extra charge per person. 2 toddler beds (4 yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.

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large barn conversion perfect for family holidays and celebrations. Sleeps 18 in 8 en suite rooms with indoor pool and games room

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.

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holiday home sleeps 26 in 11 en suite bedrooms with 2 indoor pools - perfect for family gatherings and celebrations

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.

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Somerset luxury lodge at the foot of the Quantock Hills, perfect for family holidays with 6 en suite rooms and an indoor pool

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.

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Large Devon house sleeping 16 in 8 bedrooms with indoor pool, games room and stunning views

Berry House - Devon

Beautiful Georgian house in the depths of the Devon countryside, sleeping 16. There's an INDOOR POOL and GAMES ROOM. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.

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sleeps 14 in 6 en suite bedrooms with indoor pool at the foot of the quantock hills in somerset

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.

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luxury Somerset lodge with 6 en suite bedrooms, indoor pool, children's play equipment perfect for celebrations

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.

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Somerset country cottage sleeping 12 with hot tub perfect holiday home for a large group

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.

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Gropu accommodation forest of dean sleeps 12 with indoor pool and games room

Whitehaven - Gloucestershire

Spacious, light and airy country house in the Forest of Dean, with snooze space for 12, 2 GAMES ROOMS and an INDOOR HEATED POOL; outside there's a big garden with a play area and outdoor dining pavilion. 2 cots at no extra charge. 1 dog by prior arrangement (£50 charge).

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2 luxury lodges at the foot of the Quantock Hills sleeping 28 guests in 12 en suite bedrooms with 2 indoor pools

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.

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large country house in Somerset sleeping 30 guests with games room and tennis court, perfect for celebrations

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.

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holiday home in Gloucestershire sleeping 18 in 8 bedrooms with indoor pool, games room and bbq lodge

Viney Hill Country House - Gloucestershire

This beautiful former farmhouse in the Forest of Dean sleeps 16 with room for 2 more at an extra cost per person. Fabulous far reaching views, a covered HEATED SWIMMING POOL, GAMES ROOM and BBQ LODGE. 2 cots at no extra charge. 2 dogs by prior arrangement (charged extra).

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very large country house perfect for celebrations in Wiltshire. Sleeps up to 24 with outdoor pool and games room

House On The Hill - Wiltshire

Enormous converted old granary in an AONB on the Wiltshire/Dorset border; sleeps 20 plus 4 (extra charge) in 8 bedrooms, with an OUTDOOR HEATED POOL, GAMES ROOM and dedicated MOVIE ROOM. 2 cots at no extra charge.

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Holiday home with outdoor pool, hot tub and bbq lodge in Devon which sleeps 8 guests

Foxhill Lodge - Devon

Gorgeous barn conversion set in the Devon countryside. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, with a GAMES ROOM, BBQ LODGE, HOT TUB and use of an OUTDOOR POOL (May to Sept) and PLAY EQUIPMENT. . 1 cot at no extra charge.

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French holiday let for 15 guests with private pool and 23 acres of grounds

Chateau La Chutelière - France

This gorgeous French chateau is well off the beaten track, with 23 acres of private grounds and snooze space for 15 people in 5 bedrooms. It has a big home cinema room, a GAMES ROOM and GYM; outside on the terrace is a heated saltwater SWIMMING POOL.

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