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Winter Short Breaks

Book a Group Stays winter short break for your large group and you know you’re in for a treat! There’s something about getting away in the winter that makes it all very special – the summer holidays are long gone, even October half term seems a distant memory, and if it’s a mid-week stay, just knowing that you’d normally be at work makes you savour a few days away even more.

The good thing with our large group holiday houses is that they have fantastic facilities that can be used year round so it really doesn’t matter what the weather’s doing. You’ll find indoor or covered swimming pools, saunas, games rooms, BBQ lodges, and even some of the hot tubs are covered, or the indoor jacuzzi type. So you see, there’s something for everyone whatever the time of year, and with snooze space for 8-30 people there’s no shortage of space. Most are dog friendly so even the pet pooch can come along, and we bet that tail just won’t stop wagging because with properties in the beautiful countryside of Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire there are heaps of walking possibilities, often right from the doorstep.  

Now we love that – wrapping up in warm coats, hats and scarves and getting out into the wilds for a good walk on footpaths across the fields and through the woods; there’s so much out there to see – plenty of wildlife, and views that stretch for miles across some of the most amazing landscapes. If you pick a property not far from the coast go and take in that bracing sea air on one of the quieter windswept beaches, and afterwards it’s so good to get back, all rosy cheeked, kick off your muddy boots, shake off your coats and then go and gather together by the fire with hot drinks before you start thinking about pulling the curtains and sitting down to a delicious supper – perhaps a warming home made casserole with meat and veg from the local farm shop, hunks of thick crusty bread to dip in it….

It’s fair to say that in this country, winter isn’t without its rainy days but if you’re staying at one of our big country cottages it doesn’t matter. Find a cosy spot to settle down with a good book, head to the games room for an in-house tournament; find board games in the cupboards, fill bowls with crisps and popcorn and put your feet up on fat comfy sofas for an afternoon of movies, or get all the bowls out in the kitchen and do some baking. Have a swim, a sit back in the hot tub, a session in the sauna or steam room, or how about you all grab a thick jumper and dash out to the BBQ lodge where you can idle the hours away under the twinkly lights, toasting marshmallows on the firepit, with reindeer hides to keep you warm.

There are plenty of other ways to pass a rainy day of course; not all the family attractions close for the winter so there’s a lot of fun to be had at some of the zoos and museums, and if you’ve got younger children who aren’t at school yet you’ll always find an indoor play area. Sometimes it’s good to hanker down in a cosy country pub, to tuck into some homemade grub, try the local ale, perhaps a game of pool or darts, and a chat with the locals; you’ll notice the pace of life slow down and that’s how it should be when you’re enjoying a large group winter break.

You could book up some group activities – particularly good for corporate groups, hen weekends and stag parties. There’s plenty to choose from - go-karting, indoor climbing, trampolining, or bowling, or have some in-house fun like life drawing, cup cake decorating or learning a new dance style – Bollywood, Samba, or even Street. Hire our mobile beauty therapists to come in and pamper you, and if you’ve something worth celebrating have a feast prepared and cooked for you by one of our tried and tested professional caterers. We’ve got a long list of Extras and Things To Do – honestly, no one’s going to get bored for a minute.

The other bonus with a winter break is that it’s cheaper than the high season, and when you split the cost between everyone in your large group it works out at remarkably good value – far less than the cost of a decent hotel. We’ve got English country cottages, rambling old farmhouses, luxury timber-clad lodges, stunning barn conversions, and big country houses, all perfect for a relaxing winter break with friends, family or colleagues. If you fancy a city break check out our imposing town house on the outskirts of Worcester, not far from the beautiful Malvern Hills.

Start planning now by taking a look at our fabulous large group holiday homes and seeing what’s available for the winter season, whether it’s a week long holiday, a mid-week break or a 2 or 3 day weekend. Make the most of it, enjoy spending time together and catching up, and take home some wonderful memories.

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

Croftview - Somerset - Sleeps up to 30

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 - Sleeps 14

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 - Sleeps up to 14

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 - Sleeps 20

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 - Sleeps up to 14

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 - Sleeps up to 21

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 - Sleeps up to 14

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 - Sleeps up to 15

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 - Sleeps 12

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 - Sleeps up to 13

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 - Sleeps up to 29

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 - Sleeps 12

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 - Sleeps up to 14

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 - Sleeps 30

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 - Sleeps 14

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 - Sleeps up to 14

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 - Sleeps 12

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 - Sleeps 13

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 - Sleeps up to 16

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 - Sleeps up to 14

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 - Sleeps up to 16

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 - Sleeps 12

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 - Sleeps up to 16

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 - Sleeps from 14 to 24

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 - Sleeps up to 24

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 - Sleeps 18

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 - Sleeps 18

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 - Sleeps 12

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 - Sleeps up to 14

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 - Sleeps 14

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 - Sleeps up to 14

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 - Sleeps 18

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 - Sleeps 26

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 - Sleeps 14

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 - Sleeps 16

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 - Sleeps 14

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 - Sleeps 14

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 - Sleeps 12

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 - Sleeps 12

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 - Sleeps 28

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 - Sleeps 30

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 - Sleeps up to 18

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 - Sleeps up to 24

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 - Sleeps 8

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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