There’s no need to debate the virtues of a rural or coastal break with Beechgrove offering the perfect blend of both. Feel cosseted by the mature woodland that surrounds this perfect party pad, and let the sea views on the horizon tempt you down to the beach. Meander down country lanes following the course of the river to find fossils, set sail or simply sun worship. Just add friends and family for fun, frivolity and the creation of fabulous memories.
Sophisticated soirées start in the best possible style with a martini from the cocktail counter before moving to the vintage style dining room for gossip and good times. Call the caterers or create your own spread in the state of the art kitchen. Perhaps you feel like feasting al fresco with a barbecue at the lodge house and a midnight dip in the hot tub under the stars? The options for effortless enjoyment are endless.
Sleep deeply, and wake to magnificent rural views before starting the day with a restorative coffee and a stroll around the gardens. The sounds of birdsong and the whisper of leaves in the breeze are just one of life’s little luxuries to be seized here in this irresistible setting.
There are almost 3 acres of grounds to explore, so spot water boatmen on the wildlife pond, or walk the tree-lined routes to work off your holiday indulgences. We know all too well that a Devon cream team is impossible to resist! A family cricket match is the perfect way to work up an appetite, or perhaps a more refined game of croquet tickles your fancy.
Soak up the sun on the deck or patio from the comfort of a reclining lounger. Just remember to bring the wine cooler out with you, so there will be no need to move for the foreseeable! With mature trees and plants in abundance, enjoy the natural beauty and colour of an English country garden as you watch the sun go down and reflect on your stunning surroundings.
Pack a picnic or head to the lodge where you can fire up the charcoal barbecue. There are plenty of tables and chairs so grab every possible opportunity for outdoor dining and the chance to toast great friends and good times.
Drink in the endless views of the coast and beyond, enjoying your own private waves from the comfort of the hot tub. Crack open the celebratory bubbles and take a moment to appreciate the most important things in life that money just can’t buy.
Frankly where do we start? You’ll be spoilt for choice in this spacious home where you can be the life and soul of the party, or retreat to a private space for a little peace and quiet. Grab the papers and head to the garden room with a comforting brew, or discover your inner mixologist and shake and stir a round of martinis.
Become the music maestro with a turn on the digital piano, or have a little fun and let it serenade you hands-free! Pop on your party playlist or stick some chill out tunes onto the speakers for a lazy Sunday soundtrack. Create the ultimate luxury lounging spot with dimmed lighting and legs firmly up on the squashy sofas.
The well stocked den can be the boys’ retreat – they’ll be happy for hours thanks to its drinks fridge and kitchenette, not forgetting the small snooker table, table football and a ready stash of board games and card table. Poker night has never seemed so inviting.
And of course you’ve the ultimate luxury lifestyle feature – the home cinema. Movie nights are just the ticket in the cinema room so grab the popcorn, chill the beers and settle in for your very own private première.
Keen cooks won’t be able to resist the lure of the fabulous open plan kitchen with plentiful prep areas and a range cooker that’s ideal for family feasts. Whether your tastes are simple or sophisticated, you’ll feel like a celebrity chef in these uber chic surroundings.
To celebrate a special occasion, catering can be arranged to take the pressure off and deliver divine delicacies such as local Dorset crab straight to your table. Gather around the statement dining table for an occasion to remember and leave the clearing up to someone else. It is a party after all.
Enjoy simple suppers on the terrace, or barbecues at the lodge. For a truly tantalising treat, we highly recommend the local clotted cream as the finishing flourish on afternoon tea enjoyed on the terrace.
When you have an appetite for explorations, you’ll find a wealth of pubs, bistros and restaurants within walking distance of the house. With its stunning harbour and coastline, Lyme Regis is a charming location for a special meal or a simple supper after a day of fossil-finding at the beach.
Eight gorgeous bedrooms will beckon you at the end of the night, and with every single one of the seven superking rooms featuring zip link beds, you’ve the flexibility to create seven twin rooms to suit your group instead.
Contemporary fabrics and prints as well as colourful cushions and throws create fabulously stylish bedrooms in which to rest and recover from the day’s festivities.
With six ensuites and a further shower room, there’s certainly no risk of queues for the showers as you prepare for a night of celebrations.
When you’re dressed to impress, why not take a moment to soak in the stunning sea views from the large balcony, and enjoy a glass of fizz to get the party started.
Your youngest guests will be grateful to see that there are cots and highchairs on hand to make their holiday a seamless home from home experience.
Let the older children disappear into the grounds and enjoy a game of football, and the freedom to make as much noise as they please… Cartwheel across the lawn or race from end to end – see if they can wear themselves out before bed and work up an appetite for burgers in buns fresh from the barbecue.
If you can coax them indoors, you’ll find games, books and toys waiting to be discovered. Buy yourself some peace and let them watch one of five TVs, or have some down time with their iPads.
And of course for the ultimate night in, a movie in the cinema room together with bags of treats is going to be hard to beat. Prepare the hot chocolate and marshmallows, and settle down for a family night in.
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