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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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  • 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
    An ideal location for exploring the area with Cheddar Gorge and Caves and Glastonbury Tor easily accessible.
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    This quaint, 1850s detached cottage above the Somerset Levels with views towards the Blackdown Hills is midway between Bridgewater Bay and Lyme Bay. It is ideally located to explore Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole and Glastonbury Tor. Visit Brean Leisure Park, Yeovilton Air Museum and the West Somerset Steam Railway to Minehead, as well as many historic houses and the sandy beaches of Burnham-on-Sea, Lyme Regis and Sidmouth. Taunton 6 miles, Exmoor National Park 16 miles. Shop, pub...

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

    Hunter’s Lodge

    Crowcombe, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: EXA
    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...

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

    Saffies

    Stogumber, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: 30492
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This holiday property has a lovely patio overlooking the duck pond - a quiet, rural retreat.
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    Saffies is a listed, single-storey, renovated stable block on a 300-acre working arable and sheep farm in the pretty village of Stogumber. Set in the folding hills between the beautiful Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, there are breathtaking views of the very special west Somerset countryside on your doorstep. There is a lovely patio garden to the front overlooking a fenced duck pond, and the added benefit of an electric woodburner, making it a warm and cosy holiday home...

  • 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
    Rosie’s Barn is a fantastic rural retreat for outdoor enthusiasts and keen walkers as it is located in the Quantock Hills.
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    Delightfully situated on the Coleridge Way at Bin Combe in the beautiful Quantock Hills AONB, this attractive detached barn (set within the owner’s grounds) with a lovely rural outlook and its own pretty cottage garden, offers well furnished and equipped holiday accommodation. An ideal base for hikers and dog walkers, excellent walking can be found on the Quantock Hills and Exmoor. The cottage is within walking distance of Nether Stowey (under 1 mile) with its range of shops and...

  • 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
    Only a 5-minute walk from the nearby canal, this detached property is ideal for visiting The Great Crane Project.
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    In the heart of Somerset, on a hill, with pamoramic views, this detached holiday property is adjacent to the owner’s home, shares a driveway and is only a 5-minute walk from the canal for walking, cycling, fishing and boating. Close by you will find golf and some of the finest nature reserves, including The Great Crane Project. Within easy driving distance there are many family attractions including Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Clarks Shopping Outlet, Glastonbury Tor and Yeovilton Air...

  • 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 character barn conversion sits in the peaceful, unspoilt heart of the Blackdown Hills, an AONB, ideally located for enjoying exceptional habitats for wildlife-watching and a maze of fine walks and trails
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    This spacious, detached, character barn conversion sits in the peaceful, unspoilt heart of the Blackdown Hills, an AONB, ideally located for enjoying exceptional habitats for wildlife-watching and a maze of fine walks and trails. Just 2 miles away is the Wellington Monument - the tallest triangular obelisk in the world and the landmark of the Blackdown Hills. Castle Neroche, a medieval fortress in the Middle Ages, where you can enjoy a delightful network of woodland walks, cycling,...

  • 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
    This excellent base for touring is set just 20 miles from the coast and located in a lovely rural area.
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    Rural location

    Wing of a charming 17th-century former rectory, in a lovely rural area. It is an excellent holiday base for touring the Quantocks, Brendon Hills and Exmoor. The coast at Dunster is 20 miles away, with Wellington and Taunton approximately 6 miles away. Close to Somerset County Cricket ground at Taunton where international matches are played. There is a golf course with restaurant within 1 mile. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining...

  • 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...

  • 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
    This property offers up the opportunity to ’Hideaway’ in rural Somerset with far reaching views over open countryside. An excellent base for an outdoor activity holiday.
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    Peacefully set high up in rural Somerset close to Exmoor National Park and with far reaching views over open countryside, this holiday home attached to the owner’s farmhouse, provides a comfortable base for relaxation or touring. Excellent for walking and pony trekking as well as exploring Exmoor villages, Wimbleball Lake and west Somerset coast. Easily reached are Minehead, Dunster Castle (NT), Knightshayes Court (NT) and market town of Taunton. There is also a wooden barbecue lodge...

  • 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
    Offering lovely country walks, beautiful surroundings and a multi-fuel stove, this barn conversion is ideal for a relaxing escape.
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    Situated in south Somerset, near the Devon border on the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this semi-detached barn conversion offers a great location. Ideal for a relaxing escape, it lies just 7 miles from Taunton, the county town of Somerset. There are many lovely country walks and pubs to wine and dine in locally. Family days out within easy driving distance include the scenic West Somerset steam railway to Minehead, a day out at Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, or maybe...

  • 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...

  • Holford, Somerset
    Holford, Somerset×

    The Round House

    Holford, Somerset

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    Ref: EXO
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    This unique, octagonal property is set in a peaceful setting, yet close to many outdoor activities.
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    This delightful and unique octagonal property, formerly an 18th-century smallholder’s cottage, nestles in an idyllic and peaceful setting. The property, close to the owner’s home, is situated by a babbling stream and a wonderful waterfall in a wooded combe in the heart of the Quantock Hills. It is surrounded by its own garden and NT land, with endless miles of walks amongst ancient oak and beech trees, and on the heathland with its ponies, sheep and red deer. Reached via...

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