What’s great about Millgrove House is that it has everything you need to enjoy your large group holiday – large grounds, a fantastic covered pool that you can use anytime of year come rain or shine, a hot tub, a play area for the kids, and a games room. We totally get it if you don’t particularly feel the need to go anywhere whilst you’re here, but if you do, you’ll find plenty of choice within just a few miles.
Taunton is just a short drive away and has a good mix of big name and independent shops; you’ll like the kooky ambience of Bath Place and the cosmopolitan feel of St James’s Place by the river. The Museum of Somerset is worth a visit, and if you fancy something more adventurous have a swing on the high ropes at Vivary Adventure Centre. Otherwise play a round of golf at Vivary Park Golf Club, go ten pin bowling on the outskirts of town, catch a match at Somerset Country Cricket Club or a race day at Taunton Racecourse.
Spend a day out in the wilds on the Quantock Hills; explore the steep wooded combes, climb Wills Neck for the most staggering views across the Bristol Channel, take the younglings to Tropiquaria Zoo Animals and Fun. Exmoor is brilliant for a family outing too; book an Exmoor Landrover Safari and spot wild ponies feeding on the heather-clad heaths, stroll along the river at Watersmeet or Tarr Steps, ride the Victorian Cliff Railway at Lynton and Lynmouth, and make time for a proper job cream tea in a cosy tea shop.
If you like to be beside the sea head for the beaches of the Somerset coast, but for something different go there by steam train with The West Somerset Railway; pootle through the countryside and alight at Blue Anchor or Minehead where you can play on the sands, or get off at Dunster and go see the medieval castle on the hill above the village. In about an hour you can get to the beaches on the world famous Jurassic Coast; Beer and Branscombe are quiet and picturesque, otherwise bimble down to Lyme Regis where you can visit the Dinosaurland Fossil Museum and the Marine Aquarium, or have a mackerel fishing trip.
There are historic houses with beautiful gardens to see – like Hestercombe House, Knighthayes Court or Barrington Court, and of course there are enticing country pubs where you can stop for a leisurely lunch and try the local brew; The Allerford Inn, The New Inn at Halse and The Rising Sun at West Bagborough are all recommended. Then head back to Millgrove House for a peaceful night’s sleep; wake up to peace and quiet, birdsong. Perfect. Check availability and book your stay today!