Large timber-clad holiday lodge at the foot of the Quantock Hills in Somerset. Sleeps 12 in 5 ensuite bedrooms. Private indoor pool, games area, play equipment and trampoline. 2 toddler beds (age 4 yrs and under) and 2 cots (age 2 yrs and under) at no extra charge. 2 dogs welcome (small charge per pet).

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life when you come for a holiday or short break at Thorncombe; this luxury timber-clad lodge is one of 5 set on a small private site just a stone’s throw from the Quantock Hills AONB in Somerset. The lodges were designed to give privacy so they face away from each other and aren’t overlooked; each one is self-contained and has its own indoor heated pool for use year round. With snooze space for 12, Thorncombe is a great choice for all kinds of large group stays, for family holidays and celebrations, peaceful hen weekends, reunions with friends, and corporate hospitality or team building.

Step into a lobby where to the right is a huge open plan living/entertaining room, somewhere you can all gather to chat and catch up – such a sociable space. Modern interiors and neutral tones give a restful ambience, underfloor heating keeps you cosy in the winter and for extra warmth there’s a wood-burner; come back from a winters walk in the hills and cosy up with mugs of steaming hot chocolate. First there’s a games area with a pool table, in the middle of the room a big dining table seats all for celebration feasts, and at the far end are 4 sofas to sit comfy and a big TV for family movie nights. Light pours in through floor to ceiling doors that you can open wide on warmer days.

Left of the entrance lobby is the kitchen, light and airy and very well equipped to make catering for your large group hassle free. If you’ve got a notable birthday or anniversary to celebrate, check out our list of private caterers, get them in to create something special for you, make it one to remember.

The bedrooms at Thorncombe all have zip and link beds that can be arranged as super kings or twins. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are on the ground floor; Bedroom 1 has an ensuite shower room and Bedroom 2 an ensuite bathroom which can also be accessed from the hall. Bedrooms 3-5 are upstairs and all have ensuite bathrooms with a bath and handheld shower. Bedroom 3 is a great rom for a family or for 4 older children dormitory style, as it can sleep 4 people in either two super king beds, a super king and 2 singles, or 4 singles.

Outside there’s a large patio with a barbecue and ample seating; right opposite the main living space is the indoor heated pool, all yours for the whole of your stay. Thorncombe is a holiday house for all ages and all weathers; when the sun is shining get together for a leisurely alfresco lunch, watch the little ones happily playing on the climbing frame, hark at them shrieking with delight on the trampoline. Everyone happy, everyone relaxed, just what large group holidays are all about. Book your stay at Thorncombe now!