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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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  • Pitminster, near Taunton, Somerset
    Pitminster, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Chilcott’s Barn

    Pitminster, near Taunton, Somerset

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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 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...

  • 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....

  • Fitzhead, near Wivelscombe, Somerset
    Fitzhead, near Wivelscombe, Somerset×

    Linnets

    Fitzhead, near Wivelscombe, Somerset

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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 Granary

    Wrantage, near Taunton, Somerset

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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
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    3
    3
  • 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
    With peaceful surrounding in a beautiful countryside location, this home offers a base as guest can explore nearby Exmoor.
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    This Grade II listed character holiday cottage dates back over 300 years. Surrounded by peaceful, unspoilt countryside it nestles in the foothills of the Brendon Hills, on the eastern edge of Exmoor. The large living room has a sit-in inglenook fireplace with original bread oven and a host of oak beams. The sandy beach at Blue Anchor Bay is 9 miles. Fishing on Clatworthy Reservoir, 3 miles. Quantock Hills to the east, Minehead and Dunster a short drive. Attached to the...

  • 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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    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
    6
    3
    3
  • West Bagborough, near Taunton , Somerset
    West Bagborough, near Taunton , Somerset×

    Richards Cottage

    West Bagborough, near Taunton , Somerset

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    Ref: UKC979
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - 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...

  • Kingston St Mary, near Taunton, Somerset
    Kingston St Mary, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Lyddons Mead

    Kingston St Mary, near Taunton, Somerset

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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...

  • Staplegrove, near Taunton, Somerset
    Staplegrove, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Millgrove House

    Staplegrove, near Taunton, Somerset

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    3
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    Ref: KAAM
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    This beautiful holiday property enjoys a secluded setting with a selection of fantastic amenities including an indoor swimming pool.
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    In a secluded, charming setting and with a pleasant countryside outlook, Millgrove House stands detached within spacious grounds and offers superb well-equipped family accommodation for the discerning holidaymaker. Individually designed, with a beautifully-presented interior, it benefits from a covered heated swimming pool with a hopper profile floor, set in a large sun terrace complete with loungers and barbecue. The thoughtful owners have also added charming extra touches...

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