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Somerset

At the heart of the West Country, Somerset''s rolling hills, deep gorges and flowing rivers tell the tales of myths and legends.

From castles, abbeys and museums, to classic English houses and gardens, this is rural England at its best, and with such a wide range of things to see and do, a cottage holiday here provides the perfect base from which to explore the area.

Begin your visit to Somerset by exploring some of the area''s rich heritage, starting off with the enigmatic Glastonbury Tor. Sitting high above the land like a beacon, it holds stories of the legends of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. At the base of the Tor lie the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, set in 36 acres of beautiful parkland and ponds it''s the perfect destination for a family day out. There''s an abundance of historical places in the region so take the time to explore as many as possible, especially Wells Cathedral and the Roman Baths and its museum.

If you can tear yourself away from exploring Somerset''s past there’s a lot more to explore. Longleat Safari Park is just one of the many animal attractions in the area, but you can also get up close and personal with magnificent shire horses birds of prey and marine life.

From the open expanses of gardens and ancient oak woodlands to sparkling rivers and sandy beaches, Somerset is a haven for lovers of the great outdoors. There are some great natural wonders to explore and with its steep inclines, dramatic peaks and amazing views, Cheddar Gorge makes an ideal location for walkers, climbers, cavers and sightseers alike. Lazy afternoon picnics can be enjoyed, and there''s a superb selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes cooking up fresh local produce so you can take a night off from cooking. You could even make a night of it and go see a show at the 17th century Theatre Royal in Bath.

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  • Yeomans Cottage

    Wells

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC149


    In the heart of Wells, England’s smallest city, this quaint, Grade II listed, terraced cottage with an open fire dates back to 1490, offering a great holiday retreat for a small family. If it’s for strolling into the city centre, with its fine cathedral, moated Bishop’s Palace, charming market, and a wealth of medieval architecture, or for use as a base to explore this wonderful county, Yeomans Cottage is simply ideal. Within easy driving distance are many attractions and places of interest, such as England’s largest gorge Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole, the West Somerset Steam Railway, Clarke’s Factory Retail Village and Glastonbury Tor to name but a few. The Roman Spa of Bath is a must, as is Stourhead House and Gardens. Take a walk on the wild side at Longleat House and Safari Park, or head to the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for some splendid walking in a most evocative setting. There are also a number of golf courses to be found in close proximity to the property. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    4 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Wet room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. 40" Sky TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine in external utility room. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture (accessed via adjoining cottage). Barbecue. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Greenleaze

    Westbury-sub-Mendip, nr. Wells

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30642


    This single-storey chalet, adjacent to the owners’ home, is situated in the pretty village of Westbury-sub-Mendip and has a large decked terrace with far reaching uninterrupted views across to Brean, Glastonbury and the Quantock Hills. The village is perfectly placed on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, halfway between the cathedral city of Wells and the world-famous Cheddar Gorge and caves. Cheddar is a large village at the foot of the steep limestone Gorge, with many visitor attractions. Wookey Hole also has dramatic caves to visit. Wells is Englands’ smallest cathedral city, with a moated Bishops Palace and many small individual shops. Glastonbury, a magical mystical place, is famous for its Abbey, Tor, Chalice Well and music festival, and is about 15 minutes away. Bristol airport can be reached in less than ½ hour. The coastal resorts of Weston-Super-Mare, Clevedon and Burnham-on-Sea can be reached within 30 minutes, and the heritage cities of Bath and Bristol within an hour. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Decked terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Beachside Suites - Beach View Suite

    Minehead

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43507

    Just 100 yards from the beach, these two well-appointed and furnished holiday apartments (refs W43507 and W43508), are located on the historic esplanade of Minehead’s seafront. Both apartments have sea views over the beach and town, plus both have spacious terraces. Within easy walking distance of Minehead’s high street with a wide range of shops, restaurants and cafés. Minehead beach is within walking distance, 100 yards. There’s the famous West Somerset Steam Railway, which has 26 miles of track through some beautiful scenery to enjoy, as well as superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path, which starts in Minehead, or inland on Exmoor, and many other places to visit to make a memorable holiday. Visit the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), valley of the rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Dunster Castle (NT) and village, with its beautiful terraced gardens, is nearby. During your stay, take a visit to Porlock Weir and the ancient harbour port of Watchet. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor for all to enjoy. Shop and restaurant 500 yards, pub 200 yards.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single, both with access to Jack & Jill shower room with toilet.

    Three Freeview TVs (one 28"). DVD. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Free on road parking.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Typsie Cottage

    Crewkerne

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43908

    This delightful, 1830s mid terrace cottage, in the heart of Crewkerne and near the Dorset border, is an excellent holiday home to enjoy the very best of South Somerset and West Dorset. It has been tastefully furnished, with a lovely small courtyard area to the rear and is an ideal base to explore this popular area. Within easy driving distance, the whole of the world famous Jurassic Coast, stretching from Sidmouth to West Bay and Bridport, is there to enjoy. With its fantastic scenery, wonderful coastal walks and many historic houses to take in, such as Forde Abbey and the National Trust properties of Montacute House, Barrington Court and Lytes Cary Manor, to name a few, or maybe visit Clarkes Factory Retail Village, the Somerset Wetlands and Glastonbury Tor for those memorable times. Beach 14 miles. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Wood burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Blu-ray. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Car park 200 yards (£2 per day). No smoking. NB: 1 small step in courtyard.

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  • Woodcombe Cottage

    Woodcombe, near Minehead

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC885

    This delightful, terraced cottage is tucked away in the pretty hamlet of Woodcombe. With views from the garden of the surrounding hills and Exmoor (where deer or wild ponies can be spotted), you can walk onto Exmoor from the door. Located just outside the seaside town of Minehead, the cottage is an ideal destination for those looking to enjoy both land and sea. Well-appointed and presented, the cottage works well as a base from which to explore the stunning surrounding countryside or somewhere to hide away from the world for a few days. The cosy living room with its wood burner is a great place in which to relax and unwind. Stable doors open out onto the large, detached garden at the rear of the property which guests can use.

    The cottage is a short distance away from Minehead’s High Street, which is lined with an array of shops, restaurants and cafés. There is also the beach and promenade to enjoy, and the main station for the famous West Somerset Steam Railway is also found close to the town centre, with its 26 miles of track through beautiful scenery.

    There is superb scenery and walking starting from Minehead along the South West Coastal Path, or inland on Exmoor National Park, and many other places to visit to make your holiday here truly memorable. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the National Trust’s Watersmeet Gorge, the Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway are all well worth a visit. The National Trust owned Dunster Castle and village, with its beautiful terraced gardens, deer park and mill, make for an interesting day out, as does Porlock Weir and the ancient harbour port of Watchet. There are further beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor for all to enjoy. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and slate floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: With gas/electric range, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and slate floor.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Large garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Orchard Barn

    Thurloxton, nr. Taunton

    Grade
    3
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: EKQ

    In a secluded setting on the edge of the village, this converted, individual barn (a former artist’s studio) enjoys a light, airy atmosphere and its own large, very secluded, half walled garden, overlooking the orchard. With its own access away from the owners’ home, it offers open-plan, single-storey holiday accommodation, sympathetic furnishings, original beams and French windows opening out from each room. Walks from the doorstep into the Quantock foothills. Unique Hestercombe Gardens, 4 miles, sandy beaches 14 miles, Taunton 6 miles. Shops 2 miles, good food pub, 1 mile.

    Level access to spacious beamed living/dining room, with French windows and well-equipped fitted kitchen area. Double bedroom with full beams, half-tester bed, and French doors to patio. Single room with walk-in cupboard and French windows. Shower room with toilet and heated towel rail.

    • Full NSH, oil-filled rads, electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Digital TV/DVD
    • Radio/casette/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large secluded, enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Shared use of owners’ hard tennis court
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor
      facilities

    Please note: this property can be booked with EJK to accomodate up to 8 guests

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  • Westcroft Lodge

    Burnham-on-Sea

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W42821

    This timber clad holiday lodge is situated in the grounds of the owner’s home, and next to a farm shop and small plant nursery, just on the edge of the seaside resort of Burnham-on-Sea. The sands stretch 7 miles from here, through Berrow and Brean, stopping at the NT headland of Brean Down, one of the most dramatic landmarks of the Somerset coastline, offering walking opportunities. From the top of the headland there are views over the Bristol Channel, to the islands of Steep Holm and Flat Holm, Weston-super-Mare across to the Welsh coast. With close access to the M5, there are many attractions to visit within an hour’s drive. These include the cities of Bristol and Bath, the north Devon coastline, Exmoor, and the Quantock and Mendip Hills. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed, fenced lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Primrose Hill Holidays - Oak

    Blue Anchor, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31297

    Lovely countryside views

    Primrose Hill Holidays are four terraced bungalow-style cottages (refs: 26552, 27563, 31297 and 31298), situated in the pretty village of Blue Anchor, a short distance from its beach. From the properties, there are panoramic views of the countryside, Dunster Castle and the Bristol Channel beyond. The properties are all single-storey and are ideal for those with restricted mobility. Beech (ref 27563) and Ash (ref 31298) each are equipped with a single electric bed in the twin bedroom. There is a games room and a laundry room on site. Enjoy superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path and Exmoor National Park. The renowned West Somerset Railway is worth a visit for those with an interest in steam engines, and there are many steam trains operating on the line between Minehead and Watchet. Dunster Castle (NT) and village, with its beautiful terraced gardens, deer park and mill will make for an interesting day out, as well as Porlock Weir. There are beaches at Blue Anchor, Dunster and Minehead for all to enjoy. Explore the seaside town of Minehead and visit the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single. Wet room with toilet.

    Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Wheelchair access.

    All properties: Electric central heating included (by meter reading October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot, travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared games room with pool table, table tennis, darts and board games. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond 30 yards.

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  • Norfolk House

    Dulverton

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30310


    This delightful terraced holiday cottage, located within walking distance of Dulverton town centre, offers comfortable accommodation with plenty of charm. Situated alongside the banks of the River Barle, guests can walk into Dulverton, which has a good range of shops, pubs and tea rooms. There is plenty of walking into the surrounding countryside and up onto Exmoor. Visit Tarr Steps, Dunkery Beacon and the pretty moorland village of Withypool. Further afield, there is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (NT), valley of the rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. A visit to the medieval village of Dunster with its castle (NT), beautiful terraced gardens, Deer Park and mill will make for an interesting day out. Watchet, Porlock and Porlock Weir hold plenty of charm and interest to those who visit the area. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with slate floor. 2 steps to kitchen with slate floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Small decked roof terrace with furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • The Old Dairy and Cider Barn - Cider Barn

    Hutton, nr. Weston-Super-Mare

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 16608

    An ideal base for a family holiday

    Formerly part of the Hutton Court Estate, dating back to the Domesday Book, these holiday properties (refs 15656 & 16608) are set in an AONB near to the owner’s home on the edge of the village. There are lovely rural views with woodland walks and wildlife, and both properties are only 3 miles from the nearest beach at Weston-super-Mare. The Old Dairy (15656) is a semi-detached property with a hot tub, jacuzzi bath and shower room with rainfall shower and massage jets, and a garden ideal for children, whilst Cider Barn (16608) enjoys its own built-in wine chiller.
    Furnished, decorated and equipped to a very good standard they are an ideal base, with attractions including family entertainment at Weston-super-Mare and Brean, Wookey Hole, Cheddar with its famous caves and gorge, the beautiful cathedral city of Wells, Glastonbury and Bath. There’s also a DIY livery available (3-4 nights £50 per horse, or 7 nights £100 per horse), which includes a lockable yard for your horse bow, grazing and haylage. Golf nearby. Shop and pub 300 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Slate floors throughout.

    Underfloor gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. High chair. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Parking (1 car). Stabling available on request. No smoking.

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  • Quantock Rise

    Aley, Over Stowey

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: E5085

    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 all easily accessible. Shops and pubs under 1.5 miles.
    Quantock Rise can be booked together with Quantock Hideaway (E4765) to accommodate up to 5 guests.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster), 1 single (for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Hot tub. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Eastwood Lodge

    Bath

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: EOF

    This lovely detached, 18th-century holiday cottage sits overlooking the Georgian Heritage city of Bath, with stunning and far-reaching views across the city skyline, and further superb views from its rooftop terrace. Formerly a gardener’s lodge, it has been carefully restored to provide a comfortable and well-equipped base for exploring the delights of Bath, which include the abbey, pump rooms, the Crescent and many excellent shops and restaurants. Good walking from the door, with NT Prior Park and Dyrham Park close by, as well as other places of interest such as Longleat, Cheddar Gorge, Wells Cathedral and Glastonbury Tor. Shops ½ mile.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room/sun room with tiled floor. Kitchen. Utility area with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Step to shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at £4 per basket
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Roof terrace with furniture
    • Garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car), 200 yards (via field path)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in garden and steps up to field path

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