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A rambling slice of English glamour

Play the generation game in a rambling slice of English glamour. Swim in the pool, let the kids loose on the swings and trampoline, picnic in the gardens, work out together on the all-weather tennis court. Lose yourself in the grace and beauty of Somerset’s rolling countryside in a home full of manners and majesty.

Hen-less, stag-less and staggeringly lovely

Views of the abundant gardens with their specimen trees fill the bay windows. The swings and trampoline await the babble of excited young voices, the swimming pool’s nicely heated, and the tennis court’s ready for your pre-supper smackdown.

You’d be forgiven for thinking all the frivolity’s out among the greenery, but Harley House delivers everywhere. A games room comes with table tennis. There are logs to burn, a piano to play, and drinks to pour around the 20-seat dining table. Walk the walled garden, enjoy fruit from the tree, barbie on the patio.

Harley House absorbs up to 22 in sumptuous comfort, with the help of mini-me coach houses. Make it a movie night on the 52” TV, whistle up some wifi, raid the bookcases, escape to the drawing room to gaze at the gardens, play your favourite music through the Bose and dance yourself dizzy.

Harley House is Pimm’s and strawberries on the lawn, a butler on call, a hark back to an era of manners and majesty. Today, it’s a hen-less, stag-less and staggeringly lovely font of family fun. Bring your granny, bring the kids, get the generations together and make memories in a rambling slice of English glamour.

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Pool, gardens and grounds

The holiday begins when you dive into the heated pool, enclosed by a high wall. And it continues when you get your rackets out and take to the all-weather tennis court.

Kids will love the swings and trampoline and grown-ups can wander the grounds, taking in the walled garden with its finials and Victorian sundial. Stroll further and follow the sweeping lawns to find more mature specimen trees beyond the vast Lebanon cedars which frame the symmetrical facade.

Pause to pour some Prosecco out on the patio, to fire up the barbie and get the generations together beneath the big skies and the towering trees.

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Living spaces

First glimpses of Grade II-listed Harley House stay with you. The sweeping grounds, the symmetrical Hamstone ashlar façade, the crunching gravel. But how about inside? Will that grandeur and gushing gorgeousness continue? Is this a place for the generations to gel amid traditional period elegance laced with modern touches?

It’s a resounding yes. This is a world of half-barrelled ceilings and intricate cornicing. South-facing reception rooms flood with natural light and the bay window from the drawing room gazes out over the gardens. This is where you escape with a book from the shelves and a chilled Chardonnay from the American-style fridge.

Want to join the throng? Cosy up with warm blankets and burning logs on the sitting room’s chubby chairs and get a movie going on the 52” TV. Switch on to the Vodafone wifi, connect to the Bose speaker, or get round the piano in the dining room for an old-school singalong.

There’s a funfest here for kids, too. like the dedicated kids play area with table tennis. There’s also a raft of toys, games and books, the fun need never end. That’s Harley House – a place where everyone from toddlers to pensioners can feel involved. You can even bring the pooch.

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Cooking and dining

If you’ve ever wanted to stay in a place with a gun room, here’s your chance. At Harley House, though, it serves as a large larder rather than a munitions space that would terrify rabbits. Serve up supper from the four oven gas Aga with separate two-ring Miele gas hob, or the four-ring electric hobs and ovens in the coach houses.

Eat in the dining room with seats for up to 26 and its bay windows with views out over the gardens. Or head out to the patio under the yawning skies and gigantic trees to pop Prosecco and sear some steaks on the gas barbie. Or picnicking in the extensive gardens works just as well.

Take it easy, with takeaways from the Viceroy Curry House or Palmer’s Fish and Chips. Or opt for some posh pubbery, with dishes such as pan-fried loin of venison with roasted garlic, mash and curly kale at the Lord Poulett Arms. Or how about some white truffle gnocchi and cultivated mushrooms from the Queen’s Arms in Corton Denham?

The Trough in Yeovil and the Trading Post in Lopen are good for breakfasts, lunches or just coffee. And the The Old School Gallery in Yetminster adds an art gallery. Or tuck into seasonal sharing menus served on large platters At the Chapel in Bruton, a converted church complete with clubroom, scene of indie films, sports events and talks from celebrated guests. As well as paying a visit to Hauser & Wirth’s Roth Bar & Grill.

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Tastefully renovated Harley House sleeps plenty – up to 22 – in supreme comfort and total peace and serenity. It all begins in Bedroom 1, with its superking bed, Jack and Jill en-suite walk-in shower which adjoins Bedroom 2, also sleeping two but in two singles. Bedroom 3, meanwhile, is a kingsize with en-suite walk-in shower.

Bedroom 4 is another king with its own dedicated bathroom on the half-landing complete with walk-in shower, while Bedroom 5 is a superking also with its own dedicated bathroom. Bed 6 is an en-suite king with walk-in shower and freestanding bath and Bedroom 7 is a superking or twin zip-and-link with its own bathroom complete with walk-in shower and freestanding bath.

Need more space? Two coach-house flats offer two four-sleepers or one unit of eight. Each comes with an en-suite twin and an en-suite kingsize. Each coach house also offers a seating area, dining table and kitchen.

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Children Welcome

Harley House has books, TV’s, table tennis, and a swing set and trampoline, all set within 3 acres of gardens for afternoon adventures that children may never want to end. With beautiful countryside to explore right at your doorstep, a heated outdoor pool and tennis court with garden games, this house has something for everyone and more.

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"Beautiful property which was very spacious for our big group and extremely well equipped. The whole family loved the outdoor pool." - Fiona
"From start to finish Kate & Toms looked after us exceptionally well and their communication is outstanding. This is the second time we have booked a property with them and they are consistent in the level of service they offer. In regards to the property we rented this time around, it was everything we hoped and more. Harley House is an incredible place and we all enjoyed a superb time there. It is obvious that this is looked upon by the owners as a family home and is treated as such. It is also a great base to discover Somerset & Devon from. The quality of the property and the wonderful way we were looked after at check in/out and in between meant a lot. Without a question we would highly recommend Kate & Toms and Harley House, should you choose to book that property. In both cases you will not be disappointed." - Colin
"We have just returned from Harley House where we celebrated with our family our 80th birthdays. The house was ideal for our requirements and the heated pool was a bonus as the weather was brilliant. Helen ensured that everything went according to plan and nothing was too much trouble. I was a little concerned when I received a complete list of rules and regulation a week prior to our visit but thankfully nothing untoward took place and the cautionary deposit was received promptly. Thank you also to the team at kate and tom's who dealt with all aspects of the booking in a polite and efficient manner throughout. Can thoroughly recommend the property and the agents." - Ellie
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The wild and wonderful West Country

Kids can go wild at Wildwood Escot, tackling traversing walls and riding the zip wire, or get wilder meeting the lions at Longleat. Grown-ups can have a wild time, too, shooting clays at Podimore, walking the Parrett Trail, coasteering around Lulworth Cove or golfing at Sherborne.

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