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Somerset

At the heart of the West Country, Somerset''s rolling hills, deep gorges and flowing rivers tell the tales of myths and legends.

From castles, abbeys and museums, to classic English houses and gardens, this is rural England at its best, and with such a wide range of things to see and do, a cottage holiday here provides the perfect base from which to explore the area.

Begin your visit to Somerset by exploring some of the area''s rich heritage, starting off with the enigmatic Glastonbury Tor. Sitting high above the land like a beacon, it holds stories of the legends of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. At the base of the Tor lie the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, set in 36 acres of beautiful parkland and ponds it''s the perfect destination for a family day out. There''s an abundance of historical places in the region so take the time to explore as many as possible, especially Wells Cathedral and the Roman Baths and its museum.

If you can tear yourself away from exploring Somerset''s past there’s a lot more to explore. Longleat Safari Park is just one of the many animal attractions in the area, but you can also get up close and personal with magnificent shire horses birds of prey and marine life.

From the open expanses of gardens and ancient oak woodlands to sparkling rivers and sandy beaches, Somerset is a haven for lovers of the great outdoors. There are some great natural wonders to explore and with its steep inclines, dramatic peaks and amazing views, Cheddar Gorge makes an ideal location for walkers, climbers, cavers and sightseers alike. Lazy afternoon picnics can be enjoyed, and there''s a superb selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes cooking up fresh local produce so you can take a night off from cooking. You could even make a night of it and go see a show at the 17th century Theatre Royal in Bath.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Somerset today.
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  • Townsend Cottage

    Priddy, near Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 27153


    Townsend Cottage is a south facing, sunny period property set well back from a country road. This cottage is cosy enough for two, yet spacious enough for families or groups of friends to enjoy. Downstairs, the cottage offers a dog and boot room with direct access outside to a small enclosed garden, a downstairs toilet, third double bedroom, living room with sofa bed, farmhouse kitchen/diner with both range and gas cookers, and direct access to a small enclosed front garden with patio. Upstairs, there are 2 bedrooms and a large family bathroom – all ensuring a homely atmosphere.
    Ideally located in the tranquil village of Priddy, in the very heart of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is close to Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, the cathedral city of Wells, Glastonbury (Abbey, Tor and alternative shops), Street (home to Clark’s Retail Village), Frome and Shepton Mallet. A little further away are the city attractions of Bath and Bristol, and the North Somerset coast.
    Nearby activities include rambling, dog walking and hill trekking (nearby long distance footpaths include West Mendip Way, Monarch’s Way, Limestone Link plus stunning hill walking), cycling (cottage is adjacent to NCN 3), mountain biking in the Mendip Hills, horse riding, caving and potholing (numerous adventure caves available), climbing, bird watching (especially on the Somerset Levels) etc.The M5 motorway 30 minutes, railway station 35 minutes, Bristol airport 30 minutes. Shop 20 yards (summer season only), farm shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 500 yards and 2 miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With Freeview TV, TV recorder, DVD player, CD player and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Kitchen/dining room: With oil range cooker, gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Utility/boot room.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and fold-up single (for child, flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Oil central heating, oil, gas and electricity £25per week in summer, £35per week in winter, £5 per night for short breaks all year. Enclosed, lawned front garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Small, enclosed rear garden. Stabling and grazing by arrangement. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Shaplands Barn

    Cold Ashton, Bath

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: PCCR

    Shaplands Barn has been lovingly converted - offering light and airy living. One of a pair, it lies in a quiet lane in a small village. The village is in an AONB and is famous for being on the Cotswold Way. Only 4 miles from jct 18 on the M4, the holiday property is very well placed for exploring - whether walking, cycling or day trips to NT Dyrham Park, Westonbirt Aboretum, or Lacock. Bath is 6 miles away with famous Roman baths and Georgian stone crescents. Nearby is the village of Marshfield with village shop and gastro pubs. Shops 2 miles.

    Large beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor, window with traditional shutters and large French doors to courtyard garden, open-plan with large kitchen with stone floor. Separate toilet. Large galleried area with seating, day bed (for +2) and glass and oak balustrade overlooking ground floor. First floor: Double bedroom en-suite shower room with double shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft (zip & link beds). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating (underfloor in kitchen), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small courtyard with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking

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  • Croft Cottages - Corner Cottage

    Watchet

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W44206

    Located in the heart of the ancient seaside port of Watchet, Croft Cottages offers a wide range of cottages to suit any size and requirement. All the cottages (refs W44203, W44204, W44205, W44206, W44207, W44208, W44209, W44210, W44211 and W44212) are well furnished and presented, and their convenient location within Watchet adds to their appeal.

    Located just off the high street, means guests can wander into town for a walk around the harbour, eat and drink in the local restaurants and pubs, and also be able to catch a train at the local station of the renowned West Somerset Steam Railway. There is a regular bus service so you won’t even need the car. There are beaches at Blue Anchor, Kilve, Dunster and Minehead is a short distance away. Take a walk along the promenade and enjoy an ice-cream overlooking the picturesque harbour. Minehead is also the start of the South West Coast Path which provides some challenging yet spectacular walking. The pretty medieval town of Dunster, with its castle (NT) is well worth a day out. Other areas of interest close by are Porlock and Porlock Weir and a bit further along the coast, are Lynton and Lynmouth, the two towns connected by the Victorian cliff railway. Exmoor National Park offers great walking for all abilities and there are some great spots to visit including Withypool, Lanacre and Tarr Steps. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors and tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk.

    Gas central heating included. Towel hire. Electric cooker. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (8m x 5m, min depth 1m to 1½m), open 10am-7pm Easter-October. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Bank End Cottage

    Minehead

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: 25272

    This well presented detached holiday bungalow is located on the edge of Minehead at the foot slopes of Exmoor. The property is ideal for exploring Exmoor but has all the amenities of Minehead within easy reach. You can get up on the moor within a minutes drive or a short walk. There is plenty to see and do including the stunning coastline between Minehead and Combe Martin, the historic clapper bridge at Tarr Steps and the National Trust properties at Dunster. Other local attractions and activities include West Somerset Railway, horse riding and mountain biking. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/3 mile.

    15 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating and gas included (£20per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 15 steps and enclosed pond in garden.

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  • Four School House

    Wookey Hole, near Wells

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC615


    Designed with families in mind this light and spacious, self-contained apartment is located within the old village school and is ideally placed to enjoy the fun of Wookey Hole, and surrounded by the beautiful Somerset countryside. The apartment works equally well for families or couples and is perfect for relaxing and as a base for exploring the Somerset landscape. The property boasts views across the rooftops of Wookey Holes old 19th-century paper mill and beyond. Guests also get 25% discount off entrance to the famous Wookey Hole Caves, where you can also enjoy the paper mill, Victorian penny arcade, magical mirror maze and much more. This apartment is situated in the heart of the Somerset countryside, and the Monarchs Way is right on the doorstep and the Mendip Way passes through the village. There is lovely scenery, country walks, and a village pub close by to wine and dine once you have returned from your busy days out.
    Within a few miles is the impressive Wookey Hole Cheese, where you can sample the famous cheese. Wells cathedral city is only 1 mile away from Wookey Hole, and Glastonbury and its famous Tor is a 10-minute drive. There is so much to do and see you will be spoilt for choice. The seaside town of Weston-super–Mare with its grand pier, sea aquarium and sandy beaches is within easy reach, great for a family day out. The historic cities of Bath and Bristol are only a 40-minute drive away. Beach 18 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    14 steps to entrance.
    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and double sofa bed.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With 2ft 6in twin beds (for children) and Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Bathroom: With bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot. Welcome pack. 2 dogs welcome to be kept on a lead at all times. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Quarme Coombe Cottage

    Wheddon Cross, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W43277

    Located down a long drive in a quiet wooded valley, just outside the Exmoor village of Wheddon Cross, Quarme Coombe Cottage offers a real heaven away from the world. The quiet surroundings are complemented by the beautiful, natural countryside that is evident from every window in the cottage. This detached holiday property has a well-appointed interior and there is a large garden with a sitting-out area as well as large lawn and small wooded area. The cottage is a short drive from Wheddon Cross which has a convenience store, garage and friendly family run pub. You can unwind with some stunning country walks on the South West Coastal Path or inland through woodlands and the moors, go horse-riding, fishing or cycling in this unspoilt area. Visit the many attractions within easy driving such as the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Minehead is a must with its Somerwest World Theme Park, sandy beach and scenic steam railway for a trip back in time to Bishop’s Lydeard. There is also the fascinating magical medieval Dunster Castle, Mill and Deer Park, Tropiquaria, and towards Tiverton Knightshayes Court and Gardens (NT), which will all make for a great holiday. Shop and pub serving food 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with dining area. 1 bunk bedroom. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared laundry room. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio and sitting-out area. Balcony. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Dragonfly Cottage

    Bridgwater

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: E5492

    Hidden deep in the Somerset countryside, yet only a short drive from sandy beaches, these two smart and well-appointed, semi-detached holiday cottages are set around the owners’ 12-acre lake. There is plenty of wildlife on the doorstep, including deer, swans and badgers, and the area is ideal for bird watching and walking. Somerset, situated in South West England, is a region of rural countryside, coastal beaches, a national park and numerous AONBs. The area is full of character and history, and is the perfect holiday destination for breathtaking views, culture, endless walks and traditional pub food. Nestled amongst Somerset’s rolling hills and the Levels, are picturesque villages, small market towns, age-old pubs and modern-day tourist attractions. There are always so many things to do in Somerset, this location is suited to all ages, making Lakeview’s holiday cottages an ideal holiday destination. Two pubs serving food within 10 minutes’ walk. Shops/PO 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining area/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair for hire on request (£10 each). Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared grounds with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Children’s play area. Fishing (free of charge). No smoking. NB: Fenced fishing lake in grounds.

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  • Riverside Cottage

    Lower Washford, nr. Watchet

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 26814

    Superb scenery and walking

    This beautifully appointed and restored 18th-century semi-detached holiday cottage is located in the village of Washford, a short distance from the West Somerset coast (Blue Anchor and St Audries beaches) and Exmoor National Park. The property enjoys a large living room with cosy woodburner, a kitchen overlooking the garden stream and an antique bed in the double bedroom. The River Washford flows unfenced beside the holiday cottage and runs the length of the garden, which has a summer house and other sitting-out areas. Superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on the moors. Dunster Castle and Watchet Harbour nearby. Washford has its own station on the West Somerset Steam Railway. Shop 500 yards, pub ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Second living room. Dining room with beams. Kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft) with beams, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Steps down to unfenced river in garden.

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  • Croft Cottages - Linhay 3

    Watchet

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W44208

    Located in the heart of the ancient seaside port of Watchet, Croft Cottages offers a wide range of cottages to suit any size and requirement. All the cottages (refs W44203, W44204, W44205, W44206, W44207, W44208, W44209, W44210, W44211 and W44212) are well furnished and presented, and their convenient location within Watchet adds to their appeal.

    Located just off the high street, means guests can wander into town for a walk around the harbour, eat and drink in the local restaurants and pubs, and also be able to catch a train at the local station of the renowned West Somerset Steam Railway. There is a regular bus service so you won’t even need the car. There are beaches at Blue Anchor, Kilve, Dunster and Minehead is a short distance away. Take a walk along the promenade and enjoy an ice-cream overlooking the picturesque harbour. Minehead is also the start of the South West Coast Path which provides some challenging yet spectacular walking. The pretty medieval town of Dunster, with its castle (NT) is well worth a day out. Other areas of interest close by are Porlock and Porlock Weir and a bit further along the coast, are Lynton and Lynmouth, the two towns connected by the Victorian cliff railway. Exmoor National Park offers great walking for all abilities and there are some great spots to visit including Withypool, Lanacre and Tarr Steps. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Gas central heating included. Towel hire. Electric cooker. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (8m x 5m, min depth 1m to 1½m), open 10am-7pm Easter-October. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • West Moor Cottage

    Chilton Polden

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: EJZ


    Just 8 miles from the long sandy beach at Burnham-on-Sea, this renovated detached, holiday cottage has lovely country views and its own small, secluded garden. Ideally located for exploring this beautiful part of Somerset with walking, riding and cycling on the Somerset Levels and Moors and the surrounding hills of Quantock, Mendip and Blackdown. Within easy reach is Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Wells (15 miles), and ancient Glastonbury (10 miles). Weston-super-Mare and Minehead are within easy driving distance, as are many NT properties. Shop/post office 1 mile.

    Entrance hall. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove and countryside views. Large dining room with ornamental fireplace and rugs on wooden floor. Farmhouse-style beamed kitchen with breakfast area. Separate cloakroom with toilet. Garden room. Utility room. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room.

    Wood-burning stove – fuel available locally.Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Books and games. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Secluded, walled garden with furniture. Parking (for 2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Coach House

    Upton, nr. Dulverton

    Grade
    6
    3
    4
    3
    Ref: EXG


    This 19th-century Coach House, once part of a country house estate, is attached to a small annex and still retains many original features. Set in 4 acres of grounds within the owner’s 60 acre farm, situated on the beautiful Brendon Hills, it is close to Wimbleball Lake, which is renowned for its fly fishing, sailing, rowing and hosting the famous Ironman Triathlon every year. Haddon Hill offers wonderful moorland walks and the West Somerset coast is only 15 minutes away, offering stunning scenery and the fossil beach at Kilve. The pretty country village of Dulverton is a 10-minute drive, and the medieval village of Dunster with its castle is another popular local attraction. Exmoor National Park was designated as the first Dark Sky reserve in Europe. The property is ideal for exploring Exmoor, activity holidays or walking/training your dogs who are always welcome at the Coach House at no extra cost. Upton has some excellent pubs, restuarants and tearooms and some lovely quaint village shops selling local produce. Shop 7 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Spacious, beamed, open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen area. First floor: Three twin bedrooms, each with zip & link beds and TV; one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, two with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
    • Oil, electricity, underfloor oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Four Freeview TVs
    • Three DVDs
    • Sandyford Classic oil cooker
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine and tumble dryer (in annexe)
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Courtyard with furniture
    • Shared use of owners’ 60 acres of adjoining farmland
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Secure cycle store
    • Kennel available
    • Table tennis room in adjoining building
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge (to be kept on a lead at all times)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Access by track, pond in grounds 25 yards

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  • Moorleaze - Glastonbury

    Witham Friary, Frome

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: EPI

    " Spacious well-equipped cottages...with an idyllic rural setting amidst a chorus of wildlife "

    Conveniently located for Longleat, Bath and the Mendip Hills and Gorges, Moorleaze nestles on the border of Somerset with Dorset and Wiltshire. Enjoying a tranquil setting with stunning views all around, it provides the perfect retreat at any time of year. Built from local stone and boasting every modern convenience, the cottages offer spacious and superbly fitted accommodation, presented to 5 Star standards. The 76-acre grounds include farmland, woodland, orchard and two lakes, whilst the glorious views encompass fields and gently wooded hills. A haven for wildlife, deer and hares abound, often coming within yards of the cottages. Buzzards, kestrels, tawny and barn owls, pheasants, swallows and many other species nest here. The lower lake is stocked with carp, tame enough to feed from guests’ hands - so no fishing! The idyllic village of Witham Friary, complete with an unspoiled pub, is a few minutes’ stroll and found fame as the setting for the TV series Building the Dream.
    Benefiting from its countryside setting, Moorleaze also affords easy access all year round and is within a short driving distance of many famous locations. Longleat is close by, as are Wookey Hole and the Yeovilton Aircraft and Haynes Motor Museums. Bath, designated a World Heritage Site, boasts many delights including the Roman Baths. Nearby Frome has even more listed buildings than Bath and hosts a renowned arts and music festival in early July. Salisbury, Wells, Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Avebury are also popular places to visit from Moorleaze. NT properties include the incomparable Stourhead, just minutes away. Walkers are spoilt for choice, from the local countryside to the splendour of the Mendips, including Cheddar Gorge. With its magnificent indoor pool, games room, tennis court, climbing frame and idyllic setting, The Sunday Times described Moorleaze as
    "a sure-fire child pleaser", and it’s just as popular with adults, an ideal break at any time of the year. The village pub is within walking distance. Shops 6 miles.

    Spacious living/dining room with well-equipped country-style oak kitchen area and magnificent views west towards the setting sun. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen, towels and beach towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair
    • Two digital TVs (Freeview)
    • Wi-fi
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared courtyard, garden
    • Shared barbecues
    • Ample parking
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (50ft x 17ft, depth 4ft ) with infra red sauna
    • Shared games chalet
    • Shared tennis court
    • Shared children’s play area
    • No smoking
    • NB: Two small ponds in the garden and unfenced lakes in the grounds

    SUPERB ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

    • Magnificent indoor heated swimming pool (50ft x 17ft, depth 4ft) with seating, showers and changing facilities.
    • Tennis court
    • Children’s playframe with swings, slides and play tent
    • Large games room with pool table, table tennis and play area with toys for young children
    • 76-acre grounds with lakes and walks through woods and fields
    • Large courtyard with seats and tables
    • Further seats and tables overlooking top lake with great sunset views

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