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Chard

The highest town in Somerset, Chard lies in a peaceful corner of south Somerset, surrounded by stunning countryside. It''s the perfect place to recharge your batteries on a relaxing short break away or longer stay and is ideal for families.

You can get active with a trip to the largest gorge in Britain, namely Cheddar Gorge. Just a short drive from Chard, the 450-foot cliffs and caverns are a sight you will never forget! Don''t miss the magical displays at Cox''s Cave, and let the children enjoy the opportunity to take part in ''Crystal Quest'', a thrilling fantasy adventure for all ages. Adrenaline junkies can try adventure caving or rock climbing at the activity centre, or why not hop on board the open-top bus tour with the family?

There are plenty of other attractions for all the family to enjoy here too; you''re just a short drive from Brean Leisure Park with its rollercoasters, rides and amusements for all ages, or head for the local flight museum or Haynes International Motor Museum. Noah''s Ark Zoo Farm is the perfect place to spot tigers, giraffes and elephants whilst the kids learn about conservation.

You can easily prepare a delicious meal back at your cottage, but if you want to treat yourselves to a meal out in Chard, you''ll find cosy country inns and relaxed cafes side by side with steak houses and fine dining establishments, and most restaurants have a children''s menu.

So, why not come and see all that south Somerset has to offer; start your search for holiday cottages in Chard today!
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  • Turnpike Cottage

    Chard

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E2962

    Charming and unusual, this cosy circular thatched toll cottage lies just half a mile from Chard in the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated on the A30 Chard to Honiton road the cottage enjoys stunning views, and is ideally placed for exploring Somerset’s many attractions and Dorset’s Heritage coastline. Beer is just 15 miles away and Sidmouth and Lyme Regis are easily accessible. Shops, pubs and restaurants 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with flagstone floor. Dining area/kitchen. 1 bunk bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with sloping ceiling.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Video. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Hedged garden with orchard, terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking.

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  • Steel’Suffolks - Punch Cottage

    Hambridge, nr. Langport

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 26412

    In South Somerset, midway between the north and south coast and in the quaint village of Hambridge, on the Somerset levels, these two well presented holiday cottages, one for four and one for two (one attached to the owners farmhouse), offer a great location to enjoy the rich diversity of scenery and attractions to be found in this popular area. There are a wealth of family venues, such as the famous Cheddar Gorge and caves, the enchanting Glastonbury Tor with its fantastic views over Somerset, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and the scenic West Somerset Steam Railway to Minehead to name a few. Or visit many historic houses such as Fyne Court (NT), Barrington Court (NT) and Montacute House and gardens (NT), or simply relax with country walking, cycling, golf and coarse fishing (in season) on the owners river bank. For days out explore Lyme Bay with its popular seaside resorts of Lyme Regis, Bridport and Seaton, the Blackdown Hills, or not too far the Exmoor National Park. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Step down to kitchen with beams. 2 double (5ft, zip and link) bedrooms, both with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed shared garden with private patio with sitting-out area and furniture. 12 acres of shared grounds. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: River in grounds, 500 yards.

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  • The Smithy

    Nr. Ilminster

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E4809


    Once a blacksmith’s workshop, this converted and comfortably furnished detached cottage is ideally situated for exploring the delights of the Somerset countyside. Set close to a busy touring route, it lies within easy reach of the beautiful cathedral and Bishop’s Palace at Wells, the fantastic gardens at Stourhead, and Clarks Village shopping outlet at Street as well as the myriad seaside pleasures offered by Lyme Regis (16 miles), Branscombe, Beer and Sidmouth. Forde Abbey, National Trust properties at Barrington Court and Montacute, and the interesting Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton are also well worth a visit. Taunton, the County Town, is just 8 miles away, whilst a little further afield visitors can enjoy the numerous attractions found on Exmoor, Longleat Safari Park and Weymouth’s golden sands. Riding and golf are available locally. Shops 1.5 miles, pub serving food 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. 1 twin bedroom. Mezzanine: 1 twin bedroom.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Small garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking.

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  • White House Cottage

    Nr. Ilminster

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E4470

    Nestling in rural seclusion, yet just 8 miles from the county town of Taunton, this well-appointed cottage is ideally placed for enjoying the delights of Somerset, Dorset and Devon. Clarks Village shopping outlet at Street, Wells with its beautiful cathedral and Bishop’s Palace, the lovely lake and gardens of Stourhead and famous resorts of the Jurassic coast, Lyme Regis, Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth, are all within easy reach. Barrington Court and Montacute (both NT) and Forde Abbey, while Exmoor and Longleat are a little further afield. Tennis, riding and golf locally. Shop and pubs 1 mile, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Woodburner in living room included. Open fire in dining room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking.

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  • Winyards View

    Crewkerne

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 30589

    Situated on the edge of Crewkerne and near to the west Dorset border, this single-storey, semi-detached property with lovely country views, offers a great location and is a well-presented holiday home. It has many family attractions nearby, including Forde Abbey and Gardens, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Haynes Motor Museum with its array of classic cars, and Ham Hill Country Park with its superb views over Somerset. The famous World Heritage Coast towns of Lyme Regis and West Bay are nearby. There are many historic houses in the area, excellent walking, and ideally located to explore the many delights of South Somerset and West Dorset. Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge and Bath make excellent days out. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    1 step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/conservatory. Kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Wet room (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Three Freeview TVs. DVDs. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Broadband. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 10 steps to garden.

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  • Two Bridge Cottage

    Bridge, nr. Chard

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: EXJ

    In a small hamlet, and within walking distance of Forde Abbey and Gardens, this quaint, thatched holiday cottage, one of a pair, has an en-suite master bedroom and a large garden. It makes for lovely accommodation to get away from it all, and is in a great location for exploring this delightful area. Visit many family attractions, explore the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast or enjoy country walking, golf and quaint village pubs. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Living room with elec woodburner, French doors and wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and TV; one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with slipper bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Three Freeview TVs (one with BT YouView)
    • DVD
    • Blu-ray
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Gas barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • The Old Barn

    Chard Junction, Chard

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: E2815

    At the end of a quiet country lane, these three charming and individual properties (refs E2815, E2816 and E2817) enjoy an idyllic setting surrounded by 3½ acres of land crossed by a sparkling stream. Set right on the Somerset, Devon and Dorset border, they are just 8 miles from Lyme Regis with its massive breakwater – The Cobb, prominently featured in the film ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ – and its grand sandy beach. The elegant seaside resort of Sidmouth, Charmouth (renowned for fossil hunting), Golden Cap (the highest cliff on the south coast) and the pleasure gardens at the fishing village of Beer are all close by. Chard, 3 miles, the highest town in Somerset, with its Hornsbury Mill full of bric-a-brac, the 1000-acre wildlife park at Cricket St Thomas, Forde Abbey and Gardens, Axminster and many other places of interest are within easy reach. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams and sloping ceilings throughout.

    Washing machine. Dishwasher. Patio. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Shared 3½-acre grounds. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. NB: Stream in grounds.

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  • Hazel Lodge

    South Chard

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E4248

    This contemporary, spacious accommodation has a charming rural location within a few miles of Dorset’s Heritage Coast. Within easy reach of delightful Lyme Regis, with its famous breakwater The Cobb, the quaint old smugglers’ haven of Beer where fresh fish is available daily, and elegant Sidmouth with its inviting shops and acres of beach. Close by is the antique browser’s favourite, Honiton, and there are splendid properties to enjoy at Montacute House (NT), Barrington Court (NT) and Forde Abbey. Fishing, riding, golf, sailing and tennis are available locally. Shop/PO within walking distance, pub serving food 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Kitchen with dining area and patio doors. Wooden floor and beams throughout. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Sloping ceilings throughout.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • 1 Strode House

    Barrington, nr. Ilminster

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: NT003026

    National Trust Holiday Cottage

    A superb location in the grounds of the National Trust at Barrington Court House and Gardens, in South Somerset, near Ilminster. This delightful, two storey, spacious apartment offers a unique holiday home being on this wonderful estate with its heritage and gardens. Situated in the red brick Strode House, built in 1674 by William Strode II, as a grand stable to the old manor house which is next door, and built in 1550, it offers a stunning background to the beautiful gardens on this estate. In 1745 the estate passed out of the hands of the Strode family and by the 1890s was in decline, until Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, a founder member of the National Trust, recommended to the trust that they should acquire it and preserve it for the future. In 1920 Colonel Arthur Lyle (a director of Abram Lyle and Sons, that would later merge with Henry Tate and Sons, to form the famous sugar refining company Tate and Lyle), took a 99 year lease and took steps to create a model estate. The Court, Strode House and the surrounding landscape were remodelled and in 1991, the management of the estate returned back to the fold of the National Trust. Strode House itself now houses the National Trust restaurant and apartments, of which this is one, and from where you can explore these delightful gardens, and of course visit the magnificent Elizabethan house of Barrington Court.
    It is also in a great location, with access to many other National Trust properties within South Somerset, including Montacute House and Gardens, Priest’s House, Stoke-sub-Hamden Priory and Tintinhull House, and in Dorset, Forde Abbey and Gardens. For family attractions visit the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, the fascinating Classic car collection at the Haynes Motor Museum, and within an easy drive, visitors can be enjoying the south coast World Heritage Jurassic Coast from Lyme Regis, all the way to Weymouth and Portland. Inland you can spend days visiting Clarks Factory Village at Street, Wells Cathedral and Bishops’ Palace, Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole Caves, the ageless town of Glastonbury, and on to the historic city of Bath with its many attractions. You will certainly have a very diverse number of options to enjoy a truly memorable holiday. Shop 1/2 mile, pub 3/4 mile, restaurant on site (50 yards).

    Large dining room with wooden floor and high ceiling/well-equipped kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Separate toilet. First floor: Spacious living room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and high ceiling. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and 3 steps to en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • 24"Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared, lawned garden area with patio and furniture
    • Natural landscaped grounds
    • Parking (for 1 car); additional parking in visitor car park
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond and moat, 100 yards

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  • The Mill

    Nr. Ilminster

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: E4810

    This stunning, award-winning conversion of the oldest mill house in Somerset stands proudly beside a tranquil 1-acre mill pond and island. The resorts and beaches of Lyme Regis, Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth, the cathedral and Bishop’s Palace at Wells, Clarks Village shopping outlet, Montacute and Barrington Court (both NT) are within easy reach; Exmoor and Longleat a little further. Riding locally; cycle hire in Ilminster, 3 miles. Shop 1.5 miles, dining pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Dining room with flagstone floor. Kitchen. Utility room. Bathroom with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Living room with beams. 2 twin bedrooms, one with sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with beams. Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity included (£25per week, £10 per short break October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Table tennis (in barn). NB: Drops and pond in garden.

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  • Cleeve Cottages - South Cleeve Bungalow

    Churchinford, nr. Taunton

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W43778


    Situated on the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and approximately 18 miles to Sidmouth and the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, these semi-detached bungalows (refs 23955 and W43778) are both well-presented and have large lawned gardens making them excellent family holiday homes. They can be booked independently or together to accommodate up to 10 guests and provide a delightful place to unwind and relax away from the pressures of modern living. The owners can provide a wheelchair, ramp and a 3-wheel walker on request. They are within easy reach of the Quantock Hills, Exmoor, Taunton and Honiton. Within easy driving there is much to enjoy, with days out at perhaps a historical house such as Barrington Court (NT), Forde Abbey and Gardens, Montacute House and the imposing Dunster Castle. For family entertainment, an exciting day out at the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, the West Somerset Steam Fair for a trip back in time, or for the younger ones in the family, you will love Crealy Adventure Park, near Exeter. The Blackdown Hills themselves offer some superb country walking, wildlife, flying for the adventurous at Dunkeswell or simply enjoy the many local village pubs to wine and dine in. A little further afield, visit the Jurassic Coast, moving on to Dorset, Lyme Regis and Cheddar Gorge and Caves, or even Bath with its many restaurants, shops and museums. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Conservatory. Games room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Parking (3 cars). Games room with pool table, table tennis and darts.

    Both properties: Oil central heating included (£25per week October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Summerhouse. Wheelchair access. No smoking.

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  • Milestones

    Winsham, nr. Chard

    Grade
    8
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: 10509

    This modern detached holiday bungalow, situated in a quiet village location, has been furnished to a comfortable standard with the benefit of a lawned garden. Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park and Forde Abbey and Gardens are close by and many of the attractions of south Somerset are within easy reach. Golf, fishing, walking and riding are all available, with a swimming pool at Chard, 4 miles, and the beach at Lyme Regis around 12 miles. Shop 50 yards, pub 150 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire (fuel at cost). Oil central heating included (£25per week, £15 per short break October-March). Electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Stereo. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Walled enclosed garden and furniture. Garage (1 car). Parking (2 cars).

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