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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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  • Kittisford, near Wellington, Somerset
    Kittisford, near Wellington, Somerset×

    Brimley Barn

    Kittisford, near Wellington, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC1135
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Situated near Wellington, Brimley Barn is a three bedroom property close to Exmoor National Park and Jurassic Coast.
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    This cosy single-storey, detached cottage nestles in the rolling hills on the Somerset/Devon border. Kittisford village is hidden away but within easy reach of the local pub and shop/café, and is a great retreat from which to visit all that the area has to offer. Beautifully restored, this slate barn is set in the grounds of the owner’s 7½-acre home and is the perfect place to put your feet up, or get out and about in the surrounding countryside. The property has...

  • Kilve, near Watchet, Somerset
    Kilve, near Watchet, Somerset×

    Hilltop Barn

    Kilve, near Watchet, Somerset

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    Ref: W43866
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    With coast and countryside views, Hilltop Barn is ideally located on the outskirts of the village of Kilve, midway between the Quantock Hills and the coast.
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    Comfortable, thoughtfully appointed and well equipped are all ways to describe Hilltop Barn. Located on the outskirts of the village of Kilve, between the coast and the Quantock Hills, this delightful detached barn conversion is a real treat either for a quiet weekend getaway or as somewhere to look forward to returning to after a busy day of sightseeing. This holiday home has lovely views of the coast and surrounding countryside. There is a great courtyard overlooking the quiet country...

  • Wrantage, near Taunton, Somerset
    Wrantage, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Somerset Country Escape - The Barn

    Wrantage, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: 30860
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Boasting shared use of a hot tub, this delightful cottage enjoys beautiful surroundings, with on site facilities available.
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    Surrounded by beautiful countryside in south Somerset, these three converted barns (refs 30858, 30859 and 30860) have been graded 4 star by Visit England, and offer very good holiday accommodation on the owners 100-acre beef and arable farm, which guests are welcome to roam around. Each cottage has shared use of a hot tub and infra red sauna, or enjoy spa pampering, clay pigeon shooting, art classes, catering or dance classes, as well as a ’murder mystery’ evening and...

    Somerset Country Escape - The Old Mill
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    Somerset Country Escape - The Granary
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  • Wellington, Somerset
    Wellington, Somerset×

    Werescote View

    Wellington, Somerset

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    Ref: 28259
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Located on the Somerset/Devon border, this holiday property is in a central location, ideal for exploring the many attractions.
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    Situated in a rural yet accessible location, right on the Somerset/Devon border. Werescote View is a delightful, ground floor holiday apartment located within the owners’ property but retaining privacy with its own garden. Enjoy, too, the property’s 22-acre grounds which lead on to plenty of walks. This is an ideal base for get-togethers with family or friends alike. Enjoy the breathtaking views over Whiteball. The Whiteball Tunnel is famous both for its designer, Brunel, and...

  • Wellington, near Taunton, Somerset
    Wellington, near Taunton, Somerset×
    Newly Listed
    The Cider Barn

    The Cider Barn

    Wellington, near Taunton, Somerset

    6
    3
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    Ref: UKC2293
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Relax with a glass of wine in the garden of this converted barn, and enjoy beautiful views towards the Quantocks and Exmoor National Park.
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    In a great country location on the side of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and nestling under Wellingtons Monument, this semi-detached barn conversion has far reaching views over towards the Quantocks and Exmoor National Park. Next to the owners’ home, this is an excellent property for relaxing in and getting away from it all, but it is near enough to visit some lovely family attractions.
    Within easy driving distance, take the children to Diggerland...

  • West Bagborough, Somerset
    West Bagborough, Somerset×

    Hearn Lodge

    West Bagborough, Somerset

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    Ref: EHE
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Well-equipped whatever the weather; enjoy sunshine in the conservatory or snuggle up by the woodburner in the lounge in winter months.
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    This holiday home boasts a magnificent farmhouse kitchen and a beautifully peaceful valley setting at the foot of the Quantocks. The Quantocks are a range of beautiful moorland hills stretching from the coast to Taunton with panoramic views of the Welsh coast, up to Glastonbury and across to Exmoor and the Brendon Hills. Hearn Lodge adjoins the owner’s property Hearn Farm and is completely self-contained with its own attractive gardens, apple tunnel and large conservatory....

  • Pitminster, near Taunton, Somerset
    Pitminster, near Taunton, Somerset×
    Newly Listed
    Chilcott’s Barn

    Chilcott’s Barn

    Pitminster, near Taunton, Somerset

    6
    3
    3
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    Ref: UKC1404
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This delightful barn conversion enjoys superb views over the countryside and is ideal for those who love the great outdoors.
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    Set in a wonderful, sought after location in the small village of Pitminster, nestling beneath the Blackdown Hills and Taunton, this delightful 300 year old barn conversion has been tastefully restored to offer an exceptionally lovely holiday home. Chilcott’s Barn is on a working sheep and cattle farm, and has superb country views, which can be enjoyed from inside as well as from the hot tub on the terrace. Developed to a high standard of luxury, there is an open...

  • Wrantage, near Taunton, Somerset
    Wrantage, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Somerset Country Escape - The Granary

    Wrantage, near Taunton, Somerset

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    3
    2
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    Ref: 30859
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated in 100 acres of natural grounds, this converted barn has fantastic facilities available on site, great for families or couples.
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    Surrounded by beautiful countryside in south Somerset, these three converted barns (refs 30858, 30859 and 30860) have been graded 4 star by Visit England, and offer very good holiday accommodation on the owners 100-acre beef and arable farm, which guests are welcome to roam around. Each cottage has shared use of a hot tub and infra red sauna, or enjoy spa pampering, clay pigeon shooting, art classes, catering or dance classes, as well as a ’murder mystery’ evening and...

    Somerset Country Escape - The Old Mill
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    4
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    Somerset Country Escape - The Barn
    6
    3
    3
  • Fitzhead, near Wivelscombe, Somerset
    Fitzhead, near Wivelscombe, Somerset×

    Linnets

    Fitzhead, near Wivelscombe, Somerset

    7
    3
    2
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    Ref: E3870
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This holiday property is a well-appointed, rural semi-detached property, with its own heated swimming pool, secluded gardens and has full facilities for the disabled (except a hoist) plus induction loop, and lies in the peaceful Vale of Taunton Deane
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    Linnets is a rather special property in the heart of rural Somerset. Not only does it have its own private outdoor heated swimming pool, it also caters for guests who may have specific disabled requirements including a mobility scooter. The house is spacious and well-furnished with lots of natural light and does not feel at all clinical. The downstairs is completely laid out for disabled people, (except a hoist), with low level light and plug sockets. The downstairs double bedroom...

  • Wrantage, near Taunton, Somerset
    Wrantage, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Somerset Country Escape - The Old Mill

    Wrantage, near Taunton, Somerset

    10
    4
    3
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    Ref: 30858
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Wonderfully situated for family holidays or friends to get together, this converted barn lies close to many attractions.
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    Pets included
    Pets go free

    Accommodation at

    Surrounded by beautiful countryside in south Somerset, these three converted barns (refs 30858, 30859 and 30860) have been graded 4 star by Visit England, and offer very good holiday accommodation on the owners 100-acre beef and arable farm, which guests are welcome to roam around. Each cottage has shared use of a hot tub and infra red sauna, or enjoy spa pampering, clay pigeon shooting, art classes, catering or dance classes, as well as a ’murder mystery’ evening and...

    Somerset Country Escape - The Granary
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    3
    3
    Somerset Country Escape - The Barn
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    3
    3
  • Kingston St Mary, near Taunton, Somerset
    Kingston St Mary, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Lyddons Mead

    Kingston St Mary, near Taunton, Somerset

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    5
    3
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    Ref: 30362
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Lyddons Mead is fantastic for relaxing or exploring; swim in the pool or head off to Cheddar Gorge for the day.
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    Quietly situated on the edge of a hamlet, and accessed by a private road, this superb, very spacious holiday property enjoys an elevated position with wonderful, far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside towards the Quantock Hills. It forms one half of the entire property (the owners occupy the other half) and stands in beautiful landscaped gardens complete with an outdoor swimming pool, shared by the owner and his grandchildren, and private patio...

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

    Richards Cottage

    West Bagborough, near Taunton , Somerset

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    6
    3
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    Ref: UKC979
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    This spacious, picturesque, thatched cottage is nestled on the edge of the stunning Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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    This quintessential Grade II listed thatched cottage is nestled on the edge of the Quantock Hills, in the pretty little village of West Bagborough, just 2 miles from Bishops Lydeard. Richards Cottage is a cosy family home, perfect for a large family or a group of friends looking for a totally quiet and peaceful location to relax. The south facing garden has a lovely large patio terrace with French doors leading back into the large living room and ground floor bedroom. As well as the...

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