Duxhams

Substantial Edwardian house in Somerset, standing in large private grounds within Exmoor National Park. Sleeps 19 guests in 8 bedrooms, outside there’s a hot tub and outdoor kitchen; peaceful location with views of hills and woodland. 2 travel cots provided for age 2 years and under. 2 dogs welcome (small charge per pet).

Have a big fat slice of Exmoor life when you stay at Duxhams; sleeping 19 in 8 bedrooms, this luxury large group holiday house in Somerset is perfect for big family holidays and celebrations, for reunions with friends and their children, and for sophisticated hen weekends.

Step into the boot room/lobby at the side of the house; to the left there’s a utility room with laundry facilities, straight ahead is the huge open plan kitchen/dining room, a very sociable space where you can all gather together and chat while dinner’s being prepared. The kitchen has a built-in pantry and a walk-in fridge, the dining area has a beautiful table handcrafted from local oak and a copper bar made especially for Duxhams. There’s soft seating and a wood-burner, and for the warmer days, doors that open onto the terrace, with views over the Barle valley.

Go through to the hall where to the right is the living room, all light and airy with French doors onto the terrace, leather chairs and sofas, window seats, and a wood-burner. Next door there's a snug with a gorgeously colourful corner sofa and a big TV – perfect for family movie nights. Interiors at Duxhams are so stylish, merging modern, mid-century and Art Deco style with the original features of the house.

Bedrooms 1-6 are off a long landing on the first floor; Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom, with a notable French influence, vaulted ceilings and an ensuite shower room with a big double shower. Enjoy views of Exmoor’s wooded slopes from the free standing copper bath in the bedroom. Bedrooms 2 and 3 both have access to a glass fronted balcony, a lovely spot for morning coffee or a sneaky nightcap, and they each have a shower room just across the landing. Bedrooms 4, 5 and 6 all have ensuite shower rooms. All of the Bedrooms on this floor have king size beds, except for Bedroom 6, which has zip and link beds (super king or twin).

Bedrooms 7 and 8 are on the second floor; Bedroom 7 has a double bed and an ensuite bathroom with a bath and handheld shower, Bedroom 8 is a dorm room with an ensuite shower room; it sleeps up to 5 in a double bed and 3 singles, so it makes a great snooze space for a family or older children sharing.

A large terrace runs along the front of the house with steps down to lawns; to the side of the house there's another big terrace with a hot tub that seats 12, a timber framed shower and changing room, and an outdoor kitchen that has a sink, worktop space, a gas barbecue and pizza oven – an impressive set up for outdoor entertaining, with the backdrop of the beautiful Exmoor countryside. Large group holidays at Duxhams will never be forgotten, book today!

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