Jurston Barn is tucked away up a private lane in Somerset; entirely surrounded by trees it feels like a world of your own. Step through the glass-fronted double doors into a big open-plan kitchen/dining room, put your bags down and start to unwind; this is where your happy large group holiday begins.
To the right is a beautiful handcrafted kitchen, perfectly equipped for rustling up all manner of food for 12 people – big fry ups, lipsmacking Sunday roasts and amazing celebration feasts, but don’t forget, if you don’t want to do the cooking you can order in frozen meals from COOK or call up one of our recommended caterers – well worth doing if you’re here for a big birthday or an anniversary.
You’ll be glad if you are because this is such a sociable space; the bespoke dining table is right beneath a glass roof so the natural light pours in, at the end of the room there’s a snug area with big inviting sofas, so it’s the kind of space where you can all mingle together happily. Off to the right is the sitting room/games room where there’s a pool table and table football, plenty of sofas to curl up on, and a wood-burner for the chillier days and nights; at the end of the room is a mezzanine which makes a lovely spot for a quiet chat or read. Three of the bedrooms are on the ground floor; two have en suite wet rooms and one has its own bathroom with an overhead shower.
On the first floor there’s a wide mezzanine landing and three more bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom with an overhead shower, one with a wet room, and one with its own shower room. What’s good and offers complete flexibility is that all beds at Jurston Barn are zip and link so you can have them arranged as superkings or twins.
Outside are landscaped gardens with a patio that's quite a suntrap at certain times of the day, so make the most of it, have a barbecue out there, or a picnic on the lawn. You’ll hear whoops of delight from the young ‘uns in your party when they’re enjoying themselves on the climbing frame or boinging about on the trampoline. Just across the lawn is the private swimming pool, in a separate building with a changing room, showers and a loo; beside it is a patio where there’s a big bubbly hot tub. Come and unwind, come and enjoy!
AT A GLANCE: 6 en suite bedrooms - large kitchen-diner - large games room/living room - indoor swimming pool - large hot-tub - large garden with patio - outdoor furniture – barbecue Easter-Oct (1 bag of charcoal provided) - children's play area and trampoline - parking for several vehicles - large range cooker - microwave - two dishwashers - US style fridge/freezer, extra tall fridge and chest freezer - wine fridge - washing machine - tumble dryer - 11 TVs - Sky (movies /sports package) - BlueRay player - iDock station - pool table and table football – wood-burner (logs provided Oct-Apr) - rural WiFi - duvets/linen/towels/robes provided - cots, toddler beds and highchairs – stairgates - pub 1 mile - shops 1 mile - online grocery shopping available from Tesco, Sainsburys, Waitrose, Asda and COOK - no outside noise after 11pm - sorry, no pets - non-smokers only - Friday-Friday - short breaks available all year round - no all male groups - strictly no fireworks, sky lanterns or drones.