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Taunton and The Quantocks

The county of Somerset is renowned for its beautiful countryside, which is dotted with cider orchards and rural farmland. At the very heart of cider country, between the Quantock and Blackdown hills, is the bustling market town of Taunton.

Taunton is ideally situated for exploring the West Country. The town dates back to the Norman times and combines traditional architecture with modern facilities including a good choice of shops high street and independent shops that sell specialist and local produce, entertainment and places to eat and drink.

The Taunton Heritage tour is a fascinating guided walk through the some of the town''s most iconic buildings. Highlights include the Somerset Museum and the remains of the castle, the Cider press garden and two churches; St James, which dates back to medieval times and St Mary Magdalene, which originated in the 12th century.

A stroll along the high street will take you to Vivary Park with its extensive lawns, trees and flower displays. There is plenty to keep younger visitors amused including boating ponds, a play area and model railway. There is also a putting green and 18-hole golf course. Nature lovers will enjoy exploring the River Tone and associated waterways, for a relaxing stroll along the tow path, a spot of angling or an opportunity to watch rare birds and other wildlife.

Discover this lovely part of Somerset; for our selection of cottage accommodation search Holiday cottages in Taunton today.
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  • Curry Mallet, near Taunton, Somerset
    Curry Mallet, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Buzzards View

    Curry Mallet, near Taunton, Somerset

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Visit National Trust properties, Taunton, Glastonbury and Wells from this semi-detached holiday bungalow, situated in a rural location.
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    This semi-detached holiday bungalow is superbly situated in a rural location of outstanding natural beauty and tranquillity, in an elevated position with far-reaching panoramic views, and is suitable for those with walking difficulties. Ideally located for touring the many places of interest in the area, including various National Trust properties, Taunton, Glastonbury and Wells. There is good access to both the East Devon Heritage Coast, including Sidmouth and Lyme Regis, and the north...

  • Wrangway, near Wellington, Somerset
    Wrangway, near Wellington, Somerset×

    Sparrow’s Nest

    Wrangway, near Wellington, Somerset

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Ideal holiday base for couples and the family pet, to enjoy and discover Devon and Somerset.
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    Sparrow’s Nest is situated on the slopes of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and an ideal base for couples, walkers or for peace and quiet. The holiday property is attached to the owners’ home and shares a large garden with the owners and their chickens, and with a view to the Wellington monument. Further afield is the historic town of Wellington, the Blackdown Hills and of course the open expanses of Exmoor. The coasts of west Somerset,...

  • Aley, Over Stowey, Somerset
    Aley, Over Stowey, Somerset×

    Quantock Hideaway

    Aley, Over Stowey, Somerset

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    Ref: E4765
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    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property
    This exceptionally stylish barn conversion is ideally located for enjoying superb walking in the peaceful countryside of the Quantock Hills
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    This exceptionally stylish barn conversion is ideally located for enjoying superb walking in the peaceful countryside of the Quantock Hills. The pretty and secluded garden with its own hot tub is perfect for relaxing after exploring the myriad delights of the area. Just 4 miles away is the fossil hunting beach at Kilve, and the seaside resorts of Burnham, Minehead and Watchet are all within easy reach. The lovely cathedral and Bishop’s Palace at Wells, the county town of...

  • Over Stowey, near Taunton, Somerset
    Over Stowey, near Taunton, Somerset×
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    Bluebell Cottage

    Bluebell Cottage

    Over Stowey, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated in the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling.
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    Nestled at the foot of the Quantock Hills (England’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) with easy access onto the hills, this beautifully renovated, detached barn is a perfectly situated rural retreat. Enjoy breakfast on the large patio in the morning sun, or a glass of wine at the end of a perfect day exploring all the delights of this wonderfully diverse area, Bluebell Cottage is an idyllic base for hiking, cyclists and dog walkers alike. Enjoy fossil hunting...

  • Bagborough, Somerset
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    Tilbury Cottage

    Bagborough, Somerset

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    Ref: 29749
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    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location
    Set in a beautiful and peaceful location, this is a true romantic getaway with excellent exploring opportunities.
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    This fantastic, semi-detached barn conversion, Tilbury Cottage, is set above the village of West Bagborough on the southern slopes of the Quantock Hills. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this area is famous for the poets Coleridge and Wordsworth who once lived and wrote here. Set within the grounds of the owner’s farm, this is an ideal holiday location for walkers, bird watchers or for some peace and quiet. The farm commands stunning views across Taunton Deane towards...

  • West Bagborough, near Taunton, Somerset
    West Bagborough, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Tilbury View

    West Bagborough, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: W43534
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Enjoying unbroken views over stunning scenery, Tilbury View incorporates seductive, classy furnishings, whilst still retaining much of its original beauty.
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    Tilbury View, as the name suggests, is set above the village of West Bagborough on the southern slopes of the Quantock Hills with spectacular panoramic views. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this area is famous for the poets Coleridge and Wordsworth who lived and wrote here. Set within the grounds of the owner’s quaint 20-acre smallholding of sheep and ponies, this cottage is perfect for couples looking for absolute peace and quiet. It commands stunning views across...

  • Holford, near Bridgwater, Somerset
    Holford, near Bridgwater, Somerset×

    Sweet Briar Cottage

    Holford, near Bridgwater, Somerset

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    Ref: 30942
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Woodburning Stove
    This holiday property is located on the edge of the Quantocks, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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    Sweet Briar Cottage is situated in the small Village of Holford, a lovely picturesque village on the edge of the Quantocks, about 14 miles from Bridgwater. This semi-detached holiday cottage is in the perfect location for all year round breaks - having a woodburner in the living room makes it perfect for cosy evenings in. There are many walks from the cottage, and from the bridge, guests can see two streams converging, one of which has flowed from Holford Combe and the other...

  • Broomfield, near Bridgwater, Somerset
    Broomfield, near Bridgwater, Somerset×

    Spring Cottage Annexe

    Broomfield, near Bridgwater, Somerset

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    Ref: W43606
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Nestling in a peaceful location with lovely views, this delightful annexe is close to Hestercombe Gardens, Fyne Court and The Coleridge Way.
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    Spring Cottage Annexe is in a great, peaceful location on the Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where there are miles of footpaths and quiet roads to explore on foot, bike or horseback. This delightful cottage, attached to the owners’ home, boasts lovely views and has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard. In nearby Taunton, you will find great shopping and the Somerset County Cricket Ground, several theatres, a cinema, bowling alley, spas...

  • Aley, Over Stowey, Somerset
    Aley, Over Stowey, Somerset×

    Quantock Rise

    Aley, Over Stowey, Somerset

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    Ref: E5085
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Overlooking meadows and paddocks in the quiet beauty of the Quantocks, with lovely local walking and abundant wildlife, this imaginatively converted stables offers very high quality accommodation
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    Overlooking meadows and paddocks in the quiet beauty of the Quantocks, with lovely local walking and abundant wildlife, this imaginatively converted stables offers very high quality accommodation. Set adjoining a similar property, it is ideally placed to enjoy the area’s many delights – resorts at Burnham, Watchet and Minehead, a fossil beach at Kilve, and Nether Stowey, once home to Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Street’s famous shopping village, Wells and scenic Exmoor are...

    Quantock Hideaway
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  • North Curry, near Taunton, Somerset
    North Curry, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Bakers Cottage

    North Curry, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: 68055
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Providing superb walks and easy travel opportunities to the coast, this cottage is a place full of character and charm.
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    This period terrace holiday cottage, with much character and charm, is set in a quiet square of a pretty village, which is reached by country lanes and 6 miles east of Taunton. Enjoy superb walking on the Somerset Levels, Sedgmoor (RSPB), and the Quantock Hills. Travel north to Somerset’s coast, or south to Dorset’s coast, near Lyme Regis (both 25 miles). There are numerous places of interest within easy reach, including Bath, Wells, Cheddar Gorge and Exmoor. Six beautiful...

  • Isle Brewers, near Taunton, Somerset
    Isle Brewers, near Taunton, Somerset×

    The Annexe at Russets

    Isle Brewers, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: W43161
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This cottage is ideal for a couple who wish to explore southern Somerset and western Dorset, as well as Exmoor National Park.
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    This self-contained annexe, attached to the owner’s bungalow, is a great holiday home for two and is ideally placed to explore south Somerset with its variety of attractions. Spend days out in west Dorset exploring the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, calling in at Lyme Regis, Seaton and West Bay, or perhaps wander north into the Exmoor National Park calling in at Minehead. Within easy reach are many historic houses such as Montacute, Hestercombe and Forde Abbey. Shop 5 miles,...

  • Crowcombe, near Taunton, Somerset
    Crowcombe, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Hunter’s Lodge

    Crowcombe, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    With stabling and grazing available, this barn conversion is perfect for those wishing to bring their own horse on holiday.
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    Hunter’s Lodge is a lovely, detached barn conversion built of traditional red brick and set on a working farm between the Quantock Hills and the Exmoor National Park. A perfect location for exploring the wider area and ideally suited for those small families with young children or for couples looking for a quiet getaway. The friendly farmer owners’ live on-site and you can walk across their fields to Crowcombe Station and West Somerset steam railway. To the front of the cottage...

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