Halula Oasis pops with primary-coloured fun. Yes, there’s a house here – a fine, three-storeyed one, complete with beds for 22 – but it might be the pool house and garden that soak up most of your attention here in Somerset. Jump into the heated pool, refuel at the swim-up bar, hang out in the hot tub under the heavens.
There’s a snug out there, too, with a 65” telly and full Sky package. While the kids discover the trampoline, play equipment and scribble wall, you can sear your steaks on the coal barbecue and eat out on the sunshine terrace. Stay out at night under the garden lighting to marmalise marshmallows around the firepit.
It’s all here and more, and it all comes with vivid pinks, yellows, oranges and blues that ensure the smile you wore on arrival never quite fades. Bring the whole gang, including the dog, spread out, cosy up, brighten up your Insta feed with the BT Wi-Fi, have another go on the indoor slide. Halula Oasis is the house of fun.
This is the garden that thumbs its nose at the seasons. Enjoy the pool house all year round. Jump onto the big sofa and scan Sky in the snug on the 65” TV. Refuel at the bar and serve the swimmers from the hatch in the swim-up bar.
Swim year-round in the 30 degree-heated pool. Wind down the day in the hot tub.
Watch the kids in the play area, art attacking the scribble wall and on the trampoline. Eat out on the terrace with steaks seared on the barbecue.
Halula Oasis is part of a worldwide family of properties, each one as colourful and playful as the next. From turning the key in the lock, it’s instant grins around every primary-coloured corner. This is a place that will live long in the memory of your children.
Maybe in yours, too. The indoor play area comes with its own ball pit, but your personal favourite might be the indoor slide, with no official age limit attached. The fun continues in the movie room, complete with an Amazon Fire Stick and Sky TV. How big do you like your projector screens? Maybe 250 inches will do the trick?
Kids get their own playroom, complete with toys, books and a 33” telly. And if you can’t agree on what to watch, there’s always the 65” TV in the pool house. Raid the bar, shut the door, bag yourself some bliss. Post your snaps to social media on the BT Wi-Fi, set your soundtrack on the Bluetooth, make yourself some multi-coloured memories.
If you’re a natural-born chef, you’ll love the electric oven, six-ring hob and American-style fridge/freezer. If you’re not, you’ll be calling up Dine Indulge, a rather special private-dining experience offering restaurant-quality cuisine for a one-off celebration or fully catered break.
Eat from the coal barbecue out on the terrace among the play equipment – don’t get diverted – or on the 20-seat table in the dining area next to the ball pit and play room. There are distractions here at every turn. Stock up at your usual supermarkets or at Living Pretty or DELIcious.
Settle back and wait for the doorknocker to tell you the takeaways are here. Try the sensational tastes of South-East Asia at Thai Mango, pizza from The Firehouse or affordable Indian at Cardamom. Pub it at The Lamb and Lion, a traditional English eatery, or The Barrington Boar, serving locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
Head out for sophisticated suppers at Pillars, set over two floors with a secluded al-fresco terrace, Fondo Lounge for a Mexican superbowl or bang bang buttermilk fried chicken noodles, or Kitchen at The Wharf for freshly-made simple tasty food and great coffee and cakes.
Bag the right bedroom and you’ll also get a movie room, with its 250-inch projector screen, thanks to double-duties. But whichever of the seven themed bedrooms you plump for, you’ll be comfy and cosy. Just don’t get up in the night for the indoor slide.
On the ground floor, the Movie bedroom sleeps four in two superkings with access to shared bathrooms and room for a cot. On the first floor, the Alpaca suite, Under Construction and Ice Cream suites offer superking beds with en-suites. The Bug Bunk room provides triple-bunk kiddie mischief plus a shared bathroom.
On the second floor, the en-suite Wild Strawberry suite sleeps five in two double beds and a sofa bed, while the Dancing in the Rain suite sleeps four in two double beds with an en-suite.
The only thing that would make Halula Oasis more welcoming for children would be an on-site ice-cream factory. It all begins with the scale of the accommodation: you’ll get 22 guests in here plus dogs, which means there’s no need to leave granny and grandad behind. Or even your third cousins.
When you get here, you’ll be met with an explosion of primary colours that’ll live long in the memory of impressionable children. Out there in the garden, the fun begins with the outdoor pool, heated to 30 degrees all year round and with a swim-up bar that’s perfect for mocktails. Older kids can jump into the four-seat hot tub at day’s end.
The pool house is an endless source of fun, with its huge sofa to soss on in front of the 65-inch telly. Add that to the trampoline, play equipment and scribble wall in the astroturfed garden and you’ll have buckets of fun. Stay out for teatime on the terrace care of the coal barbecue and stare at the stars above the firepit.
Inside, the goodies keep on coming in the purpose-built cinema room with its 250-inch projector TV. Load up the dinner trays with popcorn and scroll through a full Sky package. Keep your besties jealous with social-media snaps loaded on the BT Wi-Fi and wear out the indoor slide and playroom with ball pit.