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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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  • Oake, near Taunton, Somerset
    Oake, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Old Rectory Cottage

    Oake, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: 50201
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Rural location

    Wing of a charming 17th-century former rectory, in a lovely rural area. It is an excellent...

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  • Brompton Ralph, near Wiveliscombe, Somerset
    Brompton Ralph, near Wiveliscombe, Somerset×

    Hideaway

    Brompton Ralph, near Wiveliscombe, Somerset

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    Ref: 16759
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Peacefully set high up in rural Somerset close to Exmoor National Park and with far reaching views over open...

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  • Brompton Ralph, near Wiveliscombe, Somerset
    Brompton Ralph, near Wiveliscombe, Somerset×

    Oddwell Cottage

    Brompton Ralph, near Wiveliscombe, Somerset

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    Ref: 68023
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This Grade II listed character holiday cottage dates back over 300 years. Surrounded by peaceful, unspoilt countryside...

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  • Churchstanton, near Taunton, Somerset
    Churchstanton, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Munty Cottage

    Churchstanton, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: W44153
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Situated in south Somerset, near the Devon border on the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,...

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  • West Lyng, near Taunton, Somerset
    West Lyng, near Taunton, Somerset×

    The Woodcroft

    West Lyng, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: 27166
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    In the heart of Somerset, on a hill, with pamoramic views, this detached holiday property is adjacent to the...

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  • Bickenhall, near Taunton, Somerset
    Bickenhall, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Dairy House Farm

    Bickenhall, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: W44156
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Located in south Somerset, midway between Taunton and Ilminster, this spacious wing of the owners charming 250...

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  • Over Stowey, Somerset
    Over Stowey, Somerset×

    Rosie’s Barn

    Over Stowey, Somerset

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    Ref: EOZ
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Delightfully situated on the Coleridge Way at Bin Combe in the beautiful Quantock Hills AONB, this attractive...

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  • Clatworthy, Somerset
    Clatworthy, Somerset×

    Ash Lodge

    Clatworthy, Somerset

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    Ref: 28715
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This superb detached lodge is set in a tranquil, rural location on the edge of Exmoor National Park. The...

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  • Clayhidon, near Taunton, Devon
    Clayhidon, near Taunton, Devon×

    Horseshoes

    Clayhidon, near Taunton, Devon

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    Ref: E5369
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This spacious, detached, character barn conversion sits in the peaceful, unspoilt heart of the Blackdown Hills, an...

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  • 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...

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  • Stogumber, near Taunton, Somerset
    Stogumber, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Saffies

    Stogumber, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: 30492
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Saffies is a listed, single-storey, renovated stable block on a 300-acre working arable and sheep farm in the...

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

    Hillcroft Cottage

    Wrantage, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: 26364
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This quaint, 1850s detached cottage above the Somerset Levels with views towards the Blackdown Hills is midway...

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