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 pool or table football; 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 with full size pool table and table football - 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.