Pound Farm

This gorgeously renovated farmhouse in Somerset sleeps 18 people, and has an INDOOR HEATED POOL, HOT TUB, SAUNA and GAMES ROOM. There’s room for 3 more guests at an extra charge per person. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.

Pound Farm is where country charm and modern luxury combine to bring you calm and spacious large group holiday accommodation for up to 21 people. The setting is wonderful – peace and quiet, open air and views over lush pastures to the Quantock Hills in the distance.

The castellated porch leads into the hallway with a utility room at the bottom of the stairs – perfect for when you come back from a country walk with wet dogs and muddy boots. To the right is the light and airy sitting room, and to the left is the dining room where a big rustic dining table sets the scene for happy celebration feasts. Go through to the farmhouse kitchen with original flagstone floor, oak beams and a double Butler sink.

Off the kitchen is the games room where you can play table tennis or snooker; a door opens onto the courtyard where you’ll find the sauna and pool house.

One of the staircases rises from the hall to Bedrooms 2-5, and behind a latch and brace door in the kitchen stairs take you up to Bedrooms 1 and 6. Bedrooms 7 and 8 are in a converted barn accessed through the rear courtyard. All rooms have en suite bathrooms or shower rooms and are calm and restful; all but two have zip and link beds that you can have arranged as superkings or twins. Bedroom 6 is a great room for a family as it has 2 zip and link beds so you can have two superkings, a superking and two singles, or four singles, and Bedrooms 1, 7 and 8 all have room for an extra single bed at an additional charge per person.

That back courtyard is quite a suntrap so it makes a great spot for morning coffee. An old barn was transformed to make the pool room but still retains the original oak roof beams; likewise a redundant shed has been put to good use as a sauna. A gate leads from the courtyard to the side garden, where there’s a sunken hot tub that seats 8, and  a patio with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. There’s play equipment for younger children, or you could all have a game of French cricket in the walled front garden. Honestly, you want for nothing at Pound Farm!

AT A GLANCE: 8 en-suite bedrooms - utility room/boot room - games room - large farmhouse kitchen - dining room - sitting room - indoor heated pool (10m x 3.5m) - sauna - sunken outdoor hot tub - courtyard - walled garden - outdoor furniture – BBQ (Easter to Oct) - parking for several vehicles. 4 oven electric AGA - halogen hob - electric double oven – fridge/freezer plus extra fridge - Sky TV with Sports in sitting room - Freeview in all bedrooms –   rural wifi - open fire (logs supplied) - washer/dryer - 2 x toddler beds, cots  and highchairs available - stairgates - duvets/linen/towels provided (please bring your own towels for the pool/hot tub) - online grocery shopping available from Asda, Sainsburys, Tesco, Waitrose and COOK. 2 dogs by prior arrangement - no smoking - Fri to Fri bookings - short breaks year round - strictly no fireworks, sky lanterns or drones - helpful owners on site.

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