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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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  • Holly Tree Barn

    Wedmore

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 24525

    This charming barn conversion with its own patio garden overlooking a small stream, has been refurbished throughout and offers comfortable, cosy holiday accommodation. Located down a peaceful lane in the thriving Somerset village of Wedmore, and only a short stroll away from the many local and unique amenities the village has to offer. Nearby attractions to visit include Cheddar Gorge and caves, Wookey Hole Caves, Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, the city of Wells with its magnificent cathedral, and the Roman spa city of Bath. The coastal regions of west Somerset and North Devon are within an hours drive. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 step up to shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 galleried double bedroom with additional Z-bed (for child), beams and Velux.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Enclosed patio and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a stream next to the patio garden.

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  • Daubeneys - Daubeneys Stable

    Colerne, nr. Bath

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: PFFH

    These attractive holiday properties lie in the peaceful conservation village of Colerne, surrounded by rolling countryside. The Grade II* listed stable conversion (PFFH) is part of the only longhouse in Wiltshire and dating back to the 13th century, is the oldest house in the village. Beautifully refurbished to offer all modern conveniences, yet retains charm and character. Sympathetically converted, the detached, single-storey barn (PHHF) offers light and airy, contemporary accommodation. Colerne has a good selection of shops and pubs but only a short bus journey, 7 miles, will take you into Bath and Chippenham. Within easy reach of Bristol, Bradford-on-Avon and the much-filmed villages of Lacock and Castle Combe. Great area for walking. Shop 200 yards, family pub and restaurant 10 yards.

    Large, open-plan living/dining room with sofa bed, triple aspect windows and kitchen area. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Wooden stairs to first floor: Gallery double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Wooden floor and beams throughout.

    • Electricity and full gas central heating included
    • Combi microwave/grill
    • Small, enclosed, lawned garden with furniture

    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Washer/dryer
    • Shared freezer in outbuilding
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Little Barn at Rood Cottage

    Butleigh, nr. Glastonbury

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W43804


    This unusual and quirky barn conversion has many features to delight the occupant. Completely restored by the owner, who has taken great care with the materials used and retained its character, with high ceiling and beams in the living room, exposed stone walls, custom made wooden doors and furniture throughout, a stained glass window, and a galleried area upstairs, for relaxing or alternative sleeping arrangements. Outside there is a seating area, and guests have use of the 9 acres of field in front, which is ideal for dog walking, and there is a paddock available by prior arrangement. Glastonbury is just 5 miles away, with its Abbey and Tor, and unique shops and cafés. Visit Wells, the smallest city in the UK with a magnificent cathedral, Bishops Palace and medieval streets and buildings. Cheddar Gorge offers climbing, walking and caving, and the Roman city of Bath is within a short drive. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and single sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet. First floor: Galleried with sofa bed and seating area.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer in outbuilding. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 9-acre natural grounds. Parking (1 car). 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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  • Norfolk House

    Dulverton

    Grade
    3
    2
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    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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  • Rose Garden Cottage

    Chard Junction, Chard

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: E2817

    At the end of a quiet country lane, these three charming and individual properties (refs E2815, E2816 and E2817) enjoy an idyllic setting surrounded by 3½ acres of land crossed by a sparkling stream. Set right on the Somerset, Devon and Dorset border, they are just 8 miles from Lyme Regis with its massive breakwater – The Cobb, prominently featured in the film ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ – and its grand sandy beach. The elegant seaside resort of Sidmouth, Charmouth (renowned for fossil hunting), Golden Cap (the highest cliff on the south coast) and the pleasure gardens at the fishing village of Beer are all close by. Chard, 3 miles, the highest town in Somerset, with its Hornsbury Mill full of bric-a-brac, the 1000-acre wildlife park at Cricket St Thomas, Forde Abbey and Gardens, Axminster and many other places of interest are within easy reach. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. First floor: Kitchen. 1 double (four poster) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi corner bath and toilet. Z-bed.

    Parking. NB: Pond in garden.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Shared 3½-acre grounds. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. NB: Stream in grounds.

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  • Greenleaze

    Westbury-sub-Mendip, nr. Wells

    Grade
    3
    2
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    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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  • Beaconsfield Farm - Garden Suite 1

    Easton, nr. Wells

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30206

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these two holiday properties are located in a peaceful, rural setting, surrounded by 4 acres of the Beaconsfield Farm gardens and grounds, where the owner resides, with magnificent views of the Mendip Hills to the north and Somerset Levels to the south. The Stables (ref 30207) is part of a converted barn adjacent to the main farmhouse, with a private patio offering views of the surrounding fields. Garden Suite 1 (ref 30206) is a semi-detached lodge with a private terrace overlooking the garden, the Mendip Hills and the surrounding countryside. Only 2 miles to Wells, the smallest city in the UK, with a magnificent cathedral, Bishops Palace, the famous Vicars Close and historic Market Place. Also nearby, one can visit Glastonbury Abbey and Tor, Longleat House and Gardens, Longleat Safari Park, Cheddar and Cheddar Gorge, as well as the caves at Wookey Hole. The heritage cities of Bristol and Bath are within a short drive, as are the coastal resorts and sandy beaches at Burnham-on-Sea and Weston Super Mare. Beach 17 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    1 step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed and wooden floor/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric heaters included. Dishwasher. Terrace and furniture.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Use of owner’s freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 4-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Parsonage Farm - Parsonage Otter Stables

    Culbone, nr. Porlock

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 18192

    Set on a quiet country lane in beautiful walking country overlooking the Bristol Channel, Parsonage Farm is the perfect holiday location to ’get away from it all’. There has been a house here for almost a thousand years and that rich history is still evident in both properties. Reputedly, Coleridge wrote ’Kubla Khan’ in Culbone Parsonage, the main house. Parsonage Farm Stables (ref 15800) occupies what would once have been the hayloft floor of the adjoining barn, and Parsonage Otter Stables (ref 18192) has been attractively converted from the old stables. The holiday properties are ideally located as a base for walking, touring and riding on the crown of Exmoor. Places to visit include Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth, Watchet Marina and Dunster Castle (NT). The glorious West Somerset and North Devon Coast, Minehead, Exmoor and Lorna Doone Valley are all within easy reach. The highest ’Free House’ pub on Exmoor is just a mile or so away from the house. Picturesque Porlock Weir with its shingle beach is just 3 miles down the hill via a toll road, and local shops can be found in the sleepy village of Porlock. Refs 15800 and 18192 can be booked together to accommodate up to 7 guests.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Parking (1 car).

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Gardens with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. No smoking. NB: Some areas of garden are steep, with natural streams and ponds.

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  • Bakers Cottage

    North Curry, nr. Taunton

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 68055

    This period terrace holiday cottage, with much character and charm, is set in a quiet square of a pretty village, which is reached by country lanes and 6 miles east of Taunton. Enjoy superb walking on the Somerset Levels, Sedgmoor (RSPB), and the Quantock Hills. Travel north to Somerset’s coast, or south to Dorset’s coast, near Lyme Regis (both 25 miles). There are numerous places of interest within easy reach, including Bath, Wells, Cheddar Gorge and Exmoor. Six beautiful NT houses and gardens nearby. Fishing and golf can be found nearby. Shop and pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom (twin on request) with additional Z bed (for child) and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

    NSH £15per week (when used). Electricity and bed linen included. Cot and stairgate. 30" flat screen TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Spin dryer. Enclosed patio area and furniture. On road parking.

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  • The Annexe at Russets

    Isle Brewers, nr. Taunton

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W43161

    This self-contained annexe, attached to the owner’s bungalow, is a great holiday home for two and is ideally placed to explore south Somerset with its variety of attractions. Spend days out in west Dorset exploring the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, calling in at Lyme Regis, Seaton and West Bay, or perhaps wander north into the Exmoor National Park calling in at Minehead. Within easy reach are many historic houses such as Montacute, Hestercombe and Forde Abbey. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with single sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Partial oil central heating (in living room and bedroom), electric heaters (in bedroom and bathroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Small lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 4 steps in garden.

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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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