The Old Rectory combines elegant period charm and luxury modern facilities for your large group holiday; you’ll want for nothing. Walk into a wide hallway and ahead of you is a breakfast area overlooking the rear courtyard. To the left is a wonderful dining room leading that overlooks the front garden; beyond this is the library where a TV, DVD player and a good DVD collection will easily while away a rainy afternoon. The kitchen is a big sociable room, stylish and well equipped, so no one is going to feel like they’re left out of the fun when they’re cooking. Through the kitchen is the inner hall and tucked away at the back of the house in true period style, is the utility room.
To the right of the hallway is the sitting room with distinguished red leather Chesterfields, a wall mounted TV and a stone fireplace with a user-friendly wood-burner. There’s also a spacious and graceful drawing room where you might be tempted to take afternoon tea if the weather isn’t so good; beyond it is the games room where a pool table can be flipped over and used for ping-pong.
There’s a downstairs cloakroom and a wide staircase to the first floor where there are four suites, consisting of five bedrooms with amazing en suite bathrooms; like all the suites at The Old Rectory, these are named after the vicars and their wives who have lived here over the years; an interesting nod to the house's history. On the second floor are two more luxurious suites; both have two bedrooms and shared bathrooms. Those suites with two bedrooms are the perfect set up for families, especially if you have young children, plus there’s plenty of room for cots (supplied).
Outside there’s a huge walled garden with commanding views of the Quantock Hills and the sea; lawns slope gently down to the path but on the flat you can play croquet; children will love running about and letting off steam, and just wait till they see the play area! Spend warmer days taking your ease in the courtyard where there’s a hot tub; sit back and have a good old soak before lighting the barbecue for an alfresco lunch. Come and stay, come and enjoy.
AT A GLANCE: 6 suites with 9 bedrooms in total - 3 en suite bathrooms - 3 shared bathrooms - large kitchen - dining room - library - sitting room - drawing room - games room with pool table/tennis table - courtyard patio - hot tub - garden furniture – barbecue (Apr-Oct) – large walled garden - children’s play area - parking for several vehicles - multi-oven range cooker - fridge/freezer - drinks fridge - 2 dishwashers - microwave - washing machine and tumble dryer - 2 wood-burners (logs provided) - rural wifi - - Sky TV - 3 big TVs - DVD player - duvets/linen/towels provided - toddler beds/cots/highchairs available - online grocery shopping available from Asda, Waitrose, Sainsburys, Tesco and COOK - 2 dogs welcome (extra charge) - non-smokers only - Friday to Friday bookings - shortbreaks available year round - strictly no fireworks, sky lanterns or drones.