A big country cottage right on the banks of the River Tone on the Somerset Levels. Snooze space for 12 in 6 bedrooms, GAMES ROOM, enclosed garden with a HOT TUB beneath a leafy arbour, and PLAY EQUIPMENT for the children. 1 cot at no extra charge. 2 dogs by prior arrangement (charged extra).

Riverside is a big country cottage in a wonderful and tranquil setting in a quiet hamlet on the Somerset Levels. The River Tone flows lazily along just steps from the back door; it’s so dreamy – wide open fields, fresh country air.

Step inside to a welcoming ambience; it feels light and spacious, yet incredibly homely. The reception/dining room overlooks the front garden and has a chunky dining table where you can take your time over happy celebration dinners. To one end is a sofa in front of an easy to use wood-burner, and alcoves lined with quirky bookshelf wallpaper.

This room leads through to the Shaker style kitchen which overlooks the river and the beautiful countryside beyond; to one end is a snug breakfast area with built-in seating. Off the kitchen is a large living room with several sofas, and beyond this a shower room, and a bright and sunny garden room/play room with French doors opening onto the garden. To the other end of the reception room is a lobby leading off to a wc, utility room, and straight ahead, to the games room where there's a pool table, table tennis, and table football.

Riverside has two staircases; one leads from the sitting room to Bedrooms 1 and 2, both with en suite shower rooms. The other staircase is in the reception room, taking you up to a spacious landing, and off to Bedrooms 3-5, a bathroom and separate shower room. The bedrooms are lovely, individually styled, with views of the garden or of the river and the far reaching countryside. On the top floor is Bedroom 6 with an en suite shower room and breathtaking views of the Levels. Bedroom 1 has a king size bed, 2 and 5 are doubles, and 3,4 and 6 have zip and link beds that you can have arranged as superkings or twins.

The garden is at the front of the property; close the gates and it’s completely secure. There are swings for the little ones and plenty of space for a game of French cricket or a picnic on the lawn. The big patio catches the sun almost all day so it’s perfect for barbecues and alfresco meal times. Just outside of the games room is a hot tub, discreetly tucked away beneath a leafy arbour, so it’s all nice and private. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

AT A GLANCE: 6 bedrooms (3 en suite) - 2 further shower rooms and 1 bath/shower room - large open plan kitchen breakfast room – reception/dining room – TV/living room – garden room/play room  – games room with pool table and table football - enclosed garden with swings – patio with garden furniture and BBQ (Easter-Oct) - hot tub – off-road parking for several vehicles. WiFi - washing machine - tumble dryer - microwave - range oven - hob - dishwasher - large fridge and large freezer - duvets/linen/towels provided - cot - highchair - stairgates - online grocery shopping available from Tesco, Sainsburys, Waitrose and COOK - pubs 1 mile - shops 1 mile - non smokers only - Fri to Fri bookings - short breaks year round - pets by prior arrangement - consideration for neighbouring properties - strictly no fireworks, sky lanterns or drones.

NB: This property has an area of unfenced river at the back so toddlers and younger children must be supervised at all times.