Culmbridge House was built in Victorian times and stands proudly on the edge of the quiet village of Hemyock in the Blackdown Hills AONB. It's a lovely place to stay, with such a wonderful homely ambience. There's snooze space for 12 people in six bedrooms, and extra beds to sleep 2 more at an additional charge per person. The garden is gorgeous; little paths meander round about and there's plenty of space for the littl'uns to run about, as well as a play area for them, and a Scandinavian style BBQ lodge. The icing on the cake is exclusive use of a large heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and games room.
Fully renovated and refurbished in recent years, Culmbridge House is a relaxing home-from-home for two or three families wishing to holiday together, and is just as perfect for celebrations and hen weekends, a re-union of friends, or small corporate gatherings. The Blackdown Hills have a network of footpaths, bridleways, lanes and tracks, providing superb walking, cycling and horse riding country; climb Culm Beacon for spectacular views across the landscape, have an amble around Otterhead Lakes, enjoy the tranquility, and then stop for lunch at the Holman Clavel, or follow the trails at Staple Hill and have refreshments at The Greyhound Inn at Staple Fitzpaine. If you like outdoor pursuits you'll find plenty of things to do nearby, from go-karting, ballooning and gliding to clay pigeon shooting, golf and fishing - see our Things To Do Pages for more.
The M5 is within easy reach so there's a multitude of things you can see and do durign your holiday at Culmbridge House; if you like historic houses and gardens go to Killerton House, Knightshayes Court, Hestercombe, or Forde Abbey. If you fancy a day in the town head to Taunton, to Honiton on market day, or to Exeter where you can visit the glorious cathedral and take a tour of the underground passages beneath the city streets. For family fun go to Diggerland, Crealy Adventure Park, Go-Ape, or The Bear Trail at Cullompton. You can be on the world famous Jurassic coast in less than an hour; a potter round the quaint fishing town of Lyme Regis is a must and you can play crazy golf, visit the marine aquarium or take a mackerel fishing trip out to sea. Go fossil hunting or rockpooling at Charmouth, or play on the sands at Sidmouth. If the surf is calling it wont take long to get to the North Devon coast where Croyde, Putsborough Sands and Woolacombe are a big pull. Those of you with a yen for the big outdoors will enjoy a day exploring Exmoor National Park; go hiking on the heather topped moors where you can see wild ponies grazing, climb to the top of Dunkery Beacon, stroll along the riverbank at Watersmeet or down to Tarr Steps, go and watch the world go by at peaceful Porlock Weir, have a ride on the cliff railway and spot wild goats at Lynton and Lynmouth.
Wherever you go, whatever you do, come back to the peace and quiet of Culmbridge House for a happy evening together. It's more than a place to stay, it's a place to unwind. Check availabiity and reserve your holiday for two days before booking.