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Bridgwater

Sitting on the edge of the Somerset Levels, with the Mendips to the north and the Quantocks to the west, is the historic market town of Bridgwater.

A trip to the market square gives a sense of the imposing history of the place, with the striking monument of Robert Blake sitting between the historic Corn Exchange and St. Mary’s Church. The town centre is a bustling retail area, with plenty of shops to explore and lots of places to eat and drink, and perhaps indulge in some famous Somerset cider.

Bridgwater has a strong political and naval history. The town was the birthplace of Admiral Robert Blake, widely regarded as one of the most important naval commanders in British and Commonwealth history, and was the place where the famous Monmouth rebellions were crushed in the Battle of Sedgemoor.

The history of Admiral Blake can be discovered at the town’s Blake Museum, in the house that is believed to have been his birthplace. A rather unusual museum to discover during your stay is the Somerset Brick and Tile Museum, and if the brick and tile museum fires your passion for contemporary building methods, then a visit to the nearby Castle House provides an example of one of the first buildings to extensively use concrete to mimic traditional masonry.

Bridgwater is the perfect base for your cottage holiday in Somerset; explore the beautiful surrounding countryside, Cheddar Gorge or visit the famous Wookey Hole Caves.

For accommodation please see our selection of holiday cottages in Bridgwater today.
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  • Dragonfly Barn - Dragonfly 2

    North Newton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 26908

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Set within the grounds of Newton House in the rural village of North Newton, Somerset. Dragonfly Barn is a charming barn conversion providing three self contained semi-detached holiday units (refs 26907, 26908 and 28845). Situated on the first floor by way of an external staircase, Dragonfly 1 offers bright accommodation with use of a delightful sunny lawned sitting out area. Dragonfly 2 has its own private patio garden. Interconnecting doors can be utilised if required to accommodate up to 6 guests. Dragonfly 3 is a charming detached single-storey barn conversion with enclosed private courtyard garden leading off from the bedroom. North Newton is situated between the Somerset Levels and the Quantock Hills, England’s first designated AONB. The Bridgwater/Taunton Canal runs alongside the village and is a popular area for many activities including fishing, cycling or a quiet stroll to enjoy the range of wildlife in this wetland habitat. Close by is Maunsel Lock where you can visit the tea rooms, take a boat trip or follow the Space Walk along the canal. The Quantock Hills, Exmoor National Park and Blackdown Hills are all within easy reach, making it ideal for cycling and walking. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen, all with wooden floors. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Washing machine. Enclosed courtyard garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: Electric central heating included (£20per week, £10 per short break, November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Ladybird Cottage

    Bridgwater

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: E5491

    Hidden deep in the Somerset countryside, yet only a short drive from sandy beaches, these two smart and well-appointed, semi-detached holiday cottages are set around the owners’ 12-acre lake. There is plenty of wildlife on the doorstep, including deer, swans and badgers, and the area is ideal for bird watching and walking. Somerset, situated in South West England, is a region of rural countryside, coastal beaches, a national park and numerous AONBs. The area is full of character and history, and is the perfect holiday destination for breathtaking views, culture, endless walks and traditional pub food. Nestled amongst Somerset’s rolling hills and the Levels, are picturesque villages, small market towns, age-old pubs and modern-day tourist attractions. There are always so many things to do in Somerset, this location is suited to all ages, making Lakeview’s holiday cottages an ideal holiday destination. Two pubs serving food within 10 minutes’ walk. Shops/PO 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining area/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair for hire on request (£10 each). Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared grounds with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Children’s play area. Fishing (free of charge). No smoking. NB: Fenced fishing lake in grounds.

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  • Grange Farm Cottage

    Wembdon, nr. Quantock Hills

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: EKT

    Situated in peaceful countryside rich in wildlife, this beautifully converted, detached barn provides very comfortable and well-appointed holiday accommodation, equipped to the Visit Britain ‘4 Star’ standard. It stands in the grounds of the owner’s Grade II listed Georgian home, close to a natural pond, and makes a relaxing holiday base. Within easy reach are good beaches, Glastonbury, Wells, Cheddar, Dunster village and Castle (NT), West Somerset Steam Railway and beautiful Exmoor. Excellent walking on the Quantock Hills, sailing on Durleigh reservoir, golf at Enmore and riding nearby. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Entrance hall. Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, coir-matting floor, farmhouse-style kitchen area and two double French doors to patio. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment, bidet and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Wood-burning stove – logs included. Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV (BT Sports and ESPN). DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Own garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Shared grounds with orchard. Parking. Ground floor facilities. No smoking. No children under 8 yrs. NB: Unfenced pond in garden.

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  • Little Whitnell Cottage

    Nr. Nether Stowey

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: EHH

    This enchanting little holiday cottage has been converted from a 400-year-old coach house, and displays many original beams in its traditionally furnished and well-equipped interior. It enjoys a quiet lane setting near the owner’s home in the hamlet of Whitnell. Midway between the glorious Quantock Hills and the north Somerset coast – within easy reach of Exmoor National Park. Swimming pool 1 mile. Riding, golf, sailing, and coarse sea and trout fishing, nearby. Shops 2 miles.

    Most charming, open-plan, heavily beamed living/dining room with kitchen area, rugs over slate floor and efficient wood-burning stove which cosily heats the whole cottage. Winding open-tread wooden stairs to first floor: Two cosy little bedrooms with sloping ceilings and rugs on polished elm floor; one double and one twin. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – logs included
    • Electricity, convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Fully enclosed small garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Undercover parking
    • No smoking

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  • Blue Door Cottages - The Potting Shed

    Sherwood, nr. North Petherton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30787

    Ideal base for touring Somerset

    The holiday cottages, (refs 30784, 30786 and 30787), have been converted from redundant 18th-century buildings at Sherwood, whilst The Hen House (ref 30785) has been converted from a later small barn. The buildings are surrounded by fields and back on to a valley of mature Forestry Commission woodland. They are set on the lower slopes of the Quantock Hills along narrow winding lanes but only 10 minutes from the motorway. Sherwood is a great place to relax but also makes a wonderful base from which to explore the whole of Somerset and some of the attractions of the surrounding counties. Blue Door Cottages at Sherwood provide pleasantly quirky accommodation for couples and small families. Between them the cottages can easily accommodate up to 18 guests and well-behaved dogs are welcome. The Quantock Hills are an area of wilderness and tranquillity. The Quantock Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which means that its distinctive character and cultural heritage are in the nation’s interest to safeguard them. Physically the Quantock Hills offer great diversity, reflecting the relationship between the geology, slopes and exposure of the area, and the range of past and present human activities and influences. Panoramic views lead you through coast, heath and combe. Explore and you will find rocky Jurassic coastline, exposed heathland summits, deep wooded combes, undulating farmland and attractive villages, all within this protected landscape. There are many NT properties close by, as well as golf, horse riding, walking and bird watching. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and single sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Pet welcome - to be kept on lead at all times. No smoking. NB: Pond and stream in garden.

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  • Blue Door Cottages - The Hen House

    Sherwood, nr. North Petherton

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 30785

    Ideal base for touring Somerset

    The holiday cottages, (refs 30784, 30786 and 30787), have been converted from redundant 18th-century buildings at Sherwood, whilst The Hen House (ref 30785) has been converted from a later small barn. The buildings are surrounded by fields and back on to a valley of mature Forestry Commission woodland. They are set on the lower slopes of the Quantock Hills along narrow winding lanes but only 10 minutes from the motorway. Sherwood is a great place to relax but also makes a wonderful base from which to explore the whole of Somerset and some of the attractions of the surrounding counties. Blue Door Cottages at Sherwood provide pleasantly quirky accommodation for couples and small families. Between them the cottages can easily accommodate up to 18 guests and well-behaved dogs are welcome. The Quantock Hills are an area of wilderness and tranquillity. The Quantock Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which means that its distinctive character and cultural heritage are in the nation’s interest to safeguard them. Physically the Quantock Hills offer great diversity, reflecting the relationship between the geology, slopes and exposure of the area, and the range of past and present human activities and influences. Panoramic views lead you through coast, heath and combe. Explore and you will find rocky Jurassic coastline, exposed heathland summits, deep wooded combes, undulating farmland and attractive villages, all within this protected landscape. There are many NT properties close by, as well as golf, horse riding, walking and bird watching. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with single sofa bed/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Pets welcome - to be kept on lead at all times. No smoking. NB: Pond and stream in garden, 100 yards.

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  • West Moor Cottage

    Chilton Polden

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: EJZ


    Just 8 miles from the long sandy beach at Burnham-on-Sea, this renovated detached, holiday cottage has lovely country views and its own small, secluded garden. Ideally located for exploring this beautiful part of Somerset with walking, riding and cycling on the Somerset Levels and Moors and the surrounding hills of Quantock, Mendip and Blackdown. Within easy reach is Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Wells (15 miles), and ancient Glastonbury (10 miles). Weston-super-Mare and Minehead are within easy driving distance, as are many NT properties. Shop/post office 1 mile.

    Entrance hall. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove and countryside views. Large dining room with ornamental fireplace and rugs on wooden floor. Farmhouse-style beamed kitchen with breakfast area. Separate cloakroom with toilet. Garden room. Utility room. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room.

    Wood-burning stove – fuel available locally.Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Books and games. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Secluded, walled garden with furniture. Parking (for 2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Dragonfly Cottage

    Bridgwater

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: E5492

    Hidden deep in the Somerset countryside, yet only a short drive from sandy beaches, these two smart and well-appointed, semi-detached holiday cottages are set around the owners’ 12-acre lake. There is plenty of wildlife on the doorstep, including deer, swans and badgers, and the area is ideal for bird watching and walking. Somerset, situated in South West England, is a region of rural countryside, coastal beaches, a national park and numerous AONBs. The area is full of character and history, and is the perfect holiday destination for breathtaking views, culture, endless walks and traditional pub food. Nestled amongst Somerset’s rolling hills and the Levels, are picturesque villages, small market towns, age-old pubs and modern-day tourist attractions. There are always so many things to do in Somerset, this location is suited to all ages, making Lakeview’s holiday cottages an ideal holiday destination. Two pubs serving food within 10 minutes’ walk. Shops/PO 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining area/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair for hire on request (£10 each). Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared grounds with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Children’s play area. Fishing (free of charge). No smoking. NB: Fenced fishing lake in grounds.

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