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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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  • Timberscombe, near Minehead, Somerset
    Timberscombe, near Minehead, Somerset×

    Stable View

    Timberscombe, near Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: W41824
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Stable View is situated on a working farm, adjacent to the owner’s home, between the villages of Wheddon Cross...

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  • Stratton-on-the-Fosse, near Bath, Somerset
    Stratton-on-the-Fosse, near Bath, Somerset×

    The Lodge at Bainesbury House

    Stratton-on-the-Fosse, near Bath, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC1614
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This delightful holiday home is set in the grounds of the owner’s home, Bainesbury House, and has been furnished...

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  • East Coker, near Yeovil, Somerset
    East Coker, near Yeovil, Somerset×

    The Stables

    East Coker, near Yeovil, Somerset

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    Ref: RCHB34
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Set peacefully in East Coker, South Somerset, near the Dorset border, this single-storey detached converted stables...

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  • Claverton, near Bath, Somerset
    Claverton, near Bath, Somerset×

    The Doll’s House

    Claverton, near Bath, Somerset

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    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove


    This attractive holiday cottage is around 200 years old and has been sympathetically renovated to...

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  • Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset
    Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset×
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    Ref: 30027
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Pretty stone cottages with a shared heated indoor swimming pool
    Set in a beautiful valley within the Exmoor...

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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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  • Wookey, near Wells, Somerset
    Wookey, near Wells, Somerset×

    Burcott Cottages - Mendip View

    Wookey, near Wells, Somerset

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    Ref: 19941
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated within the grounds of the owner’s public house and restaurant, formerly a stable block, these...

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  • Isle Brewers, Taunton, Somerset
    Isle Brewers, Taunton, Somerset×

    The Old Mill

    Isle Brewers, Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: EVJ
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    A wonderful setting to relax and unwind in, The Old Mill stands detached and has wooden floors, beams and...

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  • Wheddon Cross, near Minehead, Somerset
    Wheddon Cross, near Minehead, Somerset×

    Little Quarme Cottages - Exford Cottage

    Wheddon Cross, near Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: W44013
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Six self-catering holiday cottages set in a superb secluded, south facing location at the heart of Exmoor and...

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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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  • 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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  • Sutton Montis, near Sherborne, Somerset
    Sutton Montis, near Sherborne, Somerset×

    Sutton Farm Barns - The Retreat

    Sutton Montis, near Sherborne, Somerset

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    Ref: 30678
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Good touring base with countryside views

    In a wonderful country location with superb views, and within easy...

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