Timber-clad holiday lodge near the Quantock Hills in Somerset, sleeping 12 in 5 en suite bedrooms, with a PRIVATE INDOOR POOL and GAMES AREA. 1 toddler bed (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life at this luxury timber-clad lodge, one of five set on a small site in a picturesque valley at the foot of the Quantock Hills in Somerset. Each lodge is self-contained and private and has its own indoor heated pool, perfect for family holidays, hen weekends, reunions, celebrations and corporate hospitality or team building.

You walk in to a huge open plan living room, full of light from the floor to ceiling windows. There’s a big dining table for you all to sit round and tuck into a big birthday or anniversary dinner; to one end is a pool table and to the other sofas, a big TV and a wood-burning stove to warm you up after a winter’s walk. The kitchen is well equipped and bright and airy, and beyond it is a utility room with a washing machine and dryer; don’t forget if cooking a special meal for a big group isn’t your thing you can hire professional caterers to come and do it for you – leaving you to relax and enjoy the occasion.

The bedrooms all have zip and link beds so you can have them arranged as superkings or twins; if you let us know, we’ll do the rest. Bedrooms 1 is on the ground floor and has an en suite shower room; right next to it is Bedroom 2 with it’s own bathroom with a handheld shower. Bedrooms 3-5 are upstairs and all have en suites with a bath and handheld shower. Bedroom 3 is a great room for a family or for four older children as it can sleep 4 people in either two superkings, a superking and two singles, or in four singles. 

Right opposite the main living space is the pool hall; there's plenty of room around the sides for loungers and what makes it really special on baking hot days are the full height doors that can be pushed wide open to let the sunshine in. With all the great facilities at Thorncombe it doesn’t really matter what the weather’s up to, but if it’s warm outside you can get out on the patio for an alfresco lunch, straight off the barbecue. The littl’uns will be happy playing on the climbing frame and bouncing on the trampoline; everyone happy, everyone relaxed – isn’t that what holidays are all about?

AT A GLANCE: 5 en suite bedrooms - large kitchen - lounge/diner - games area with pool table - 1 shower room - 4 bathrooms with hand held showers - indoor heated swimming pool - outdoor area with large patio – garden furniture – barbecue (Easter-Oct) – children’s play equipment - trampoline - parking for several vehicles. Oil fired central heating (oil included) - woodburning stove (fuel provided) - rural Wifi - 7 TVs - Sky TV (sports & movies) - CD player / DVD player - washing machine - tumble dryer - microwave - double oven - 2 dishwashers - fridge/freezer and separate fridge - duvets/linen/towels provided (please bring your own swimming towels) - cot and highchair available - stairgates - online grocery shopping available from Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys and COOK - pub 1 mile - shops 4 miles - non-smokers only - Friday-Friday bookings - short breaks available year round - pets by prior arrangement at an additional charge of £50 per pet - strictly no fireworks, sky lanterns or drones.