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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.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Somerset today.
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  • Winscombe,
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    Ref: E2379
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Enjoying an utterly peaceful location abundant with wildlife, in a quiet Mendip valley, are these four...

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  • Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, Somerset
    Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, Somerset×

    Dairy Barn

    Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, Somerset

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

    This attractive single storey detached barn is peacefully situated in a no through lane just minutes from the village...

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  • North Newton, Somerset
    North Newton, Somerset×

    Dragonfly Barn - Dragonfly 3

    North Newton, Somerset

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    Ref: 28845
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Set within the grounds of Newton House in the rural village of...

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  • Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset
    Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset×

    The Old Sunday School

    Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset

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    Ref: E5203
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Lovingly restored by an artist and furnished with an eclectic range of antique furniture, this very spacious,...

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  • Curry Mallet, near Taunton, Somerset
    Curry Mallet, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Buzzards View

    Curry Mallet, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: 27359
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This semi-detached holiday bungalow is superbly situated in a rural location of outstanding natural beauty...

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  • Blagdon, near Cheddar, Somerset
    Blagdon, near Cheddar, Somerset×

    Mendip Barn

    Blagdon, near Cheddar, Somerset

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    Ref: W44069
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    Situated down a single track, no-through lane and set amongst stunning countryside, this detached, renovated barn...

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  • Ellicombe, near Dunster,
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    The Old Coach House

    Ellicombe, near Dunster,

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    Ref: E2226
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    At the foot of Grabbist Hill (NT) in the Exmoor National Park, these four beautifully furnished and well-equipped Grade...

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  • Colerne, near Bath, Somerset
    Colerne, near Bath, Somerset×
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    Ref: 23935
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This pair of garden cottages are set in the grounds of the Jacobean Manor House - Thickwood House, dating back to...

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  • Middlecombe, Minehead, SomersetSomerset
    Middlecombe, Minehead, SomersetSomerset×

    Middlecombe Holiday Apartments - The Studio

    Middlecombe, Minehead, SomersetSomerset

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    Ref: 26752
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities

    These well-appointed holiday apartments are located just outside Minehead, a great base for exploring this beautiful...

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  • North Wootton, near Shepton Mallet, SomersetSomerset
    North Wootton, near Shepton Mallet, SomersetSomerset×

    Barrow Farm - Baby Barrow

    North Wootton, near Shepton Mallet, SomersetSomerset

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    Ref: 28997
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated on a traditional family farm with a small beef herd, this group of single-storey barns has been...

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  • Shipham, near Winscombe, Somerset
    Shipham, near Winscombe, Somerset×

    The Cowshed

    Shipham, near Winscombe, Somerset

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    Ref: 30494
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities


    This detached single-storey holiday property lies adjacent to the owners’ home at the end of a no...

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  • Wedmore, Somerset
    Wedmore, Somerset×

    The Cider House

    Wedmore, Somerset

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    Ref: 19898
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This spacious Grade II listed studio, with its own large garden, has been converted to a very good standard. It is in...

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