Flossy Brook

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.

Flossy Brook is a purpose-built holiday lodge that’s spacious, inviting and stylish; floor to ceiling windows flood the living area with natural daylight, underfloor heating gives a warm and homely feel, with a wood-burner for extra warmth on colder days. Throughout there are gorgeous original artworks by the owner’s parents who used to have a studio just up the hill.

Step into the hallway and off to the left is the commodious open plan living space with a well equipped kitchen to one end; creating a big celebration dinner won’t be a problem here, and it’s such a sociable space being right beside the dining area where there’s room for you all to comfortably gather round and tuck in. Beyond this are big fat sofas to sprawl on and a widescreen TV; perfect for a night spent watching an action packed movie together.

Also off the hallway is a WC and Bedroom 1 with an en suite wet room, and the indoor heated pool with room on two sides for loungers, and doors opening onto the patio.

Upstairs are Bedrooms 2-5; all beds being zip and link means you can have them arranged as superkings or twins. Bedroom 2 has an en suite bathroom, Bedroom 3 has a bathroom right next door, and on the mezzanine landing there’s room for 2 extra beds at an additional charge per person. Bedrooms 4 and 5 are accessed via a separate staircase and have shared use of a bathroom; Bedroom 5 makes a superb family room as it can have two extra single beds as well as the zip and links. These rooms all have a wonderfully restful feel, so getting a good night’s sleep shouldn’t be a problem.

Outside that patio is quite a suntrap, so get out there and have a barbecue whilst you keep an eye on the young ‘uns running about; they’ll be happy as crickets with the play area and trampoline. There’s also a wildlife area with a pond which is fenced in but please supervise young children at all times. Flossy Brook is a wonderful rural retreat anytime of year, especially to sit beside the wood-burner with a hot drink after a country walk in the autumn, or to spend a summers evening sitting on the patio, drink in hand, watching the sun go down.

AT A GLANCE: 5 bedrooms (2 en suite) - 2 bathrooms - large living/dining room - spacious kitchen - integral indoor swimming pool - south facing patio with furniture and bbq (Easter-Oct) - play area - trampoline - parking for several vehicles - oil fired central heating (oil included) – wood-burning stove (logs provided) - microwave - range cooker - two dishwashers - fridge - freezer - TV with DVD player in each room - iPod docking station - rural wifi - washing machine - tumble dryer - duvets/linen/towels provided - cots and highchairs available - stairgates - pub 0.5 miles - shops 4 miles - Friday-Friday bookings - short breaks available year round - non-smokers only - pets by prior arrangement at £50 charge - strictly no fireworks, sky lanterns or drones - online grocery shopping available from Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and COOK.