Ham Bottom

Luxury lodge that sleeps 12, deep in the Somerset countryside; there's an indoor pool and spa facilities

Comfort and convenience were top of the list when Ham Bottom was designed, followed closely by luxury and style. The result is remarkable; a spacious self catering holiday lodge that's light and airy, finished to the highest standards and beautifully furnished. Ham Bottom stands on the site of an old cattle barn in two acres of private land with gorgeous views across a Somerset valley, so you're surrounded by softly undulating hills and lush countryside. The perfect large group accommodation for holidays, short breaks and celebrations; bring friends, family and colleagues.

At Ham Bottom it feels like your own little world, so you might just want to stay put. And why not, when there's everything you need? Plenty of living/entertaining space, sumptuous bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a games area, indoor swimming pool, and sauna. If the sun is shining you can all go out on to the patio and get the barbecue going whilst the young 'uns run about on the grass and play on the chunky climbing frame or bounce on the trampoline. Have a soak in the covered hot tub and if it gets chilly, head for the Scandinavian style BBQ lodge where you can all wrap up in reindeer rugs and get cosy beneath the twinkly lights.

If you want to go out exploring in the gorgeous Somerset countryside, you'll find plenty of ways to spend the days. There's walks right on your doorstep, along footpaths and around the lanes; Wellington and Tiverton aren't far if you need bits and pieces or just fancy a browse, or grab some retail therapy in Taunton, within half an hour's drive. For a good day out head over to Exmoor and roam the wild and rugged heaths and deep wooded valleys; go to Watersmeet and Tarr Steps, stop for a drink by the river in Dulverton or find somewhere for a cream tea. Have a Quantock adventure - these beautiful hills are great for walking and are dotted with pretty villages with thatched cottages and rustic country inns. Climb up to the top of Holford Combe and come back down to The Plough for a pint, mooch around Nether Stowey and visit Coleridge Cottage, conquer the summit of Wills Neck, the highest point on the Quantocks, admire the views and then go down to the Blue Ball Inn at Triscombe for a rewarding drink, explore the wild beaches at East Quantoxhead and St Audries Bay

For bucket-and-spade fun head up to Weston-Super-Mare on the Somerset coast, or to Minehead; go to Kilve beach for fossil hunting, and over to Lyme Regis or Beer on the Jurassic coast for a mackerel fishing trip. If you like to ride the waves spend a day on the North Devon coast at Woolacombe  or Croyde. Soak up some grandeur and history at Dunster Castle, Knightshayes, Montacute House, Barrington Court (all NT), or Forde Abbey. For beautiful gardens go to Hestercombe House, Cothay Manor just up the road, or East Lambrook Manor. If the kids want some fun - well! What a choice! Chug through the countryside on a steam train along the West Somerset Railway and alight for a couple of hours at Watchet or Blue Anchor, take a day trip to Longleat, Wookey Hole, or Bristol Zoo, visit Crealy Adventure Park, Diggerland, Exmoor Zoo, Haynes Motor Museum or go to Wimbleball Lake for some family fun on the water. Loads to do, heaps to see - with a large group stay at Ham Bottom you can be sure of making some very special memories!