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Large Group Christmas Breaks For 2019

If you missed the boat this year and won’t be spending Christmas in a luxury large group holiday home with your nearest and dearest, well, more’s the pity, because that certainly is a fantastic way to celebrate this wonderful time of year, especially if you have children in your party; they just make it all so magical, don’t they? It’s such a joy to be a part of their excitement and to remember how we were all like that once upon a time….

Anyway, there’s always next year, if you’re quick. We’ve already taken several bookings for Christmas 2019 but there’s still some availability, so have a look and find the perfect property for some festive fun with your large group. Most of our large group holiday houses are set in beautiful rural locations in Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Hampshire, which makes it even more special; you’ll get all those wonderful happy yuletide feels with a Christmas in the country. Imagine if it snows! It couldn’t get much more perfect than that, could it?! Just a sprinkling on Christmas Day, even a hard frost would do, it would add to the ambience and be the icing on the cake to a festive break with Group Stays!

Our lovely property owners will have decked the halls for your arrival; maybe a bunch of mistletoe above the doorway, a nice big tree with twinkly fairy lights reflected in shimmering baubles… go on in, slip off your shoes and settle down in a comfy chair with a hot toddy. Light the fire and spend the evening playing board games together, maybe watch a Christmas movie, swap stories, read festive poems, sing carols. Put a big plate of mince pies and a bowl of nuts and tangerines on the table, pass the Quality Street round; oh, it will be so perfect!

Just imagine opening presents around the tree, Christmas music on, and you’ll all be snug in your festive jumpers! Put the bird in the oven and get wrapped up, hats and gloves and everything, and go for a walk. You can’t beat a good country walk on Christmas morning, and what a treat to come back to the delicious aroma of dinner cooking. And what a feast it will be! It’s such a pleasure to be gathered round a huge dining table laden with food; you’ll all be wearing party hats, pulling crackers and telling cheesy jokes! When you’ve had your fill you can flop down on the big fat sofas and catch the Queen’s Speech – well, there are some traditions that have to be maintained! No need to worry about whether the turkey will fit in the oven – the kitchens are all very well equipped and you’ll find plenty of everything, plus there’s usually a drinks fridge for your fizz.

Whether you stay for the whole week or a midweek break (Christmas Day falls on a Wednesday next year) there’ll be plenty for everyone to do, no matter how young or old. The majority of our big holiday homes and country cottages have swimming pools, mostly indoors, so you can all get in and lark around, and if you’re brave enough you can sit out in the hot tub and raise a (plastic) glass – several of the hot tubs at Group Stays’ properties are covered, and once you’re in the water you soon warm up. If there’s a BBQ lodge you can all snuggle together beneath the fairy lights, toast marshmallows, play cards, and natter away till the small hours, it’ll be so toasty and cosy out there. Of course there are games rooms where you can have an in-house pool challenge, or play table football, and you can dress the little ones in warm coats and hats and let them run around in the garden; there’s usually play equipment for them to clamber on; go and join in, give them a push on the swing, catch them at the bottom of the slide.

On Boxing Day you could have another walk; fresh air and exercise are amazing for perking you up when you’ve over indulged – you could even pop down to the coast, it’s usually within easy reach, and you might see the locals going for a swim in the sea – mad as it is, it’s something of a tradition in the West Country! If you go to one of the little market towns you'll probably find a big crowd gathered out supporting the local hunt, riders having a sherry on horseback when they’re all gathered in the square, hounds all excited and eager to set off. The Boxing Day hunt is an age old custom that’s still a big attraction in rural areas. Then you might fancy a pint of the local brew in one of the village pubs where the atmosphere will be merry, lots of happy smiling faces, cheeks all rosy from the winter cold.

Don’t miss out next year, book a large group stay and spend Christmas in the Country; bring friends and family all – aunties, uncles, cousins, Granny and Grandad, even the pet pooch; yep, you’ll be glad to know that most of our big country cottages are dog friendly too! If you like the idea of something different, go for a French country Christmas at our chateau near Poitiers; if you’re a staunch townie, pick Pitmaston House in Worcester for a city stay. Whatever you choose, it’ll be a good ‘un; make it happen, make next Christmas merry and bright.

See all our properties below which may have Xma availability!

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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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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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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