Otterhead House

Country cottage in Somerset that sleeps 10+4 in 5 bedrooms. HOT TUB and SAUNA, large garden, tranquil setting with far reaching views of fields and hills. 1 dog at a small extra charge. Best Renovation winner in the Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovation Awards 2020.

If you’re looking for something a bit different, something unique and full of character for your large group holiday, you’ll like Otterhead House, you’ll like it a lot. This big country cottage has the most idyllic setting and exquisite interiors – besides a hot tub and quirky barrel sauna in the garden.

The kitchen is a big oak framed part of the house that blends perfectly with the original 300 year old cottage; it’s well equipped and SO stylish, with dark grey units and gorgeous burnished brass worktops. Straight ahead is the dining room where a big chunky table seats all, to the right is a utility and boot room that leads back round to the kitchen, and to the left is the sitting room with inviting sofas and a big old fireplace with an easy-to-use wood-burning stove.

Beyond the sitting room is Bedroom 5 which has an en suite shower room and sleeps 3 people in zip and link beds (superking or twin) and an optional extra pull out single. The whole house has a wonderfully restful feel about it, all conducive to a good night’s sleep.

A very solid staircase of huge oak blocks takes you upstairs from the dining room; at the top, a short corridor takes you to the main bathroom, with a big walk-in shower and a free standing bath, and right at the end is Bedroom 1; more wow factor - soaring oak timbers, floor to ceiling windows on two sides, zip and links beds plus an optional extra pull-out single, and a snazzy en suite shower room with a marble floor and walls.

On the left is Bedroom 2 which has a 4ft 6” double bed, and a door out to the main landing. Next are Bedrooms 3 and 4, both with snooze space for 3 – superking or twins, plus a pull out single bed in each at no extra charge.

Outside there’s a big terrace where you can have a laid back barbecue – if the sun is playing ball you’ll need your shades as the garden is all south facing. Whilst your steaks are sizzling have a soak in the hot tub or a natter in the sauna; admire the views, listen to the birds twittering and the stream babbling its way through the garden. Peace and tranquility; book today.

AT A GLANCE: 5 bedrooms (2 en suite) – large kitchen/dining room – sitting room – utility & boot room – large terrace – hot tub –  barrel sauna - south facing garden with wildflower meadow – parking for several vehicles – no noise after 11pm. SMEG double electric oven – inset 6 burner induction hob – fridge with ice maker – dishwasher – microwave – tall fridge/freezer – walk-in pantry - projector in sitting room (Amazon Firestick, Netflix, etc.) with 8ft x 4ft 'screen' - wood-burner (logs supplied) – washing machine – tumble dryer – duvets/linen/towels provided - rural wifi - Alexa Echo speaker in kitchen/dining room - gas barbecue (gas supplied, Easter to end Oct) - 1 x highchair – consideration required for neighbouring properties - no noise after 11pm - shop 1 mile – pub 1 mile – Fri to Fri bookings – short breaks year round - 1 dog allowed (£50 charge) - no smoking – no fireworks, sky lanterns or drones - grocery deliveries by Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Waitrose and COOK. NB: The stream at the bottom of the garden is unfenced so children must be supervised at all times.