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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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  • 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
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Coast or country? Enjoy exploring both from this cosy retreat which lies just 100 yards from a shimmering lake.
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    Good touring base with countryside views

    In a wonderful country location with superb views, and within easy driving of Sherborne, Dorset and South Somerset, these two single-storey converted barns (30678 and 30679), each one of a pair adjacent to the owners’ home, have been finished to a very good standard and are well equipped. On the doorstep are the fascinating Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, the Haynes remarkable collection of classic cars for a trip back in time, or...

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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
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    - 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 original Victorian Sunday school is set in the quaint village of Wookey Hall, world famous for its underground chambers and pools
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    Lovingly restored by an artist and furnished with an eclectic range of antique furniture, this very spacious, original Victorian Sunday school is set in the quaint village of Wookey Hall, world famous for its underground chambers and pools. Wells, with its magnificent cathedral, is just 1.5 miles and Cheddar Gorge and Caves, the renowned Clarks Village shopping outlet in Street, the wonderful gardens and lakeside walk at Stourhead (NT), the traditional resort of Weston-super-Mare and...

  • Banwell, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
    Banwell, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset×

    Four Jays Cottage

    Banwell, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

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    Ref: E5294
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    This smart barn redevelopment is set on a working farm boasting rare pedigree show sheep within the delightful fringe of the Mendip Hills just 5 miles from the promenade, pier, sandy beach and Seaquarium of Weston-super-Mare
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    This smart barn redevelopment is set on a working farm boasting rare pedigree show sheep within the delightful fringe of the Mendip Hills just 5 miles from the promenade, pier, sandy beach and Seaquarium of Weston-super-Mare. Within easy reach of Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole, Wells with its magnificent cathedral, the renowned Clarks Village shopping outlet at Street and NT properties at Clevedon Court, Tyntesfield and Montacute House. Splendid walks and cycle trails, and nearby...

  • Waterrow, Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset
    Waterrow, Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset×

    Yeo Farm Cottages - The Old Stables

    Waterrow, Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset

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    - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    There are so many outdoor activities surrounding this property that you will be spoiled for choice; it’s perfect for a peaceful break.
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    Yeo Farm is a small country estate nestling in the picturesque hamlet of Waterrow on the Somerset/ Devon border at the foot of the Brendon Hills. Walkers and dog owners are welcome at these adult only farm cottages and a dog welcome pack is provided! Comprising some 40 acres of woodland, pasture, ponds and the River Tone, the farm also has fishing rights for over half a mile, and a riverside walk has been made to enjoy the natural flora and fauna present in this area. The...

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  • Minehead, Somerset
    Minehead, Somerset×
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    Ref: 31041
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities
    Surrounded by 30 acres of grounds, this charming cottage offers direct access onto the Exmoor National Park, ideal for walkers.
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    Periton Park Court provides self catering accommodation with a semi-detached cottage (ref 31044) and cottage style apartments (refs 31041 and 31043) tastefully converted from the coach house and stables of a Victorian country house. The owners conveniently live on site and a detached cedar lodge (ref 31042) in a garden setting provides additional accommodation. In a totally secluded setting at the end of a third of a mile of private drive, with panoramic views of the sea and Quantock...

    Periton Park Court - Willow Lodge
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  • Winsford, near Minehead, Somerset
    Winsford, near Minehead, Somerset×

    The Mill Retreat

    Winsford, near Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: 24823
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location
    Providing upside-down living in the heart of Exmoor on a busy working farm with fantastic walking opportunities on the doorstep.
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    This cosy refurbished stone built barn conversion is situated within the heart of Exmoor, just outside the pretty village of Winsford. The holiday cottage has views of the surrounding countryside including the Punchbowl, England’s most southerly glacial feature. Located on the 350-acre busy working Exmoor Hill Farm, there are some fantastic walking opportunities directly on your doorstep to enjoy. The cottage is an ideal base from which to explore the local area and attractions....

  • Timbers Combe, near Minehead, Somerset
    Timbers Combe, near Minehead, Somerset×

    The Hut

    Timbers Combe, near Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC497
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    This well-presented shepherd’s hut is the perfect destination for you and your loved one, with wonderful, far reaching views of the surrounding countryside.
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    Enjoy the simple life and indulge in a stay at The Hut. Designed to look like a traditional shepherd’s hut, this cosy accommodation is ideal for those wanting to try something different. The Hut is positioned in a field with wonderful, far reaching views towards Minehead and the surrounding countryside. The Hut has an open plan living and sleeping area, basic kitchen and a shower room with toilet. Outside there is a garden with seating area and a fire pit, ideal for sitting out...

  • 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
    Visit National Trust properties, Taunton, Glastonbury and Wells from this semi-detached holiday bungalow, situated in a rural location.
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    This semi-detached holiday bungalow is superbly situated in a rural location of outstanding natural beauty and tranquillity, in an elevated position with far-reaching panoramic views, and is suitable for those with walking difficulties. Ideally located for touring the many places of interest in the area, including various National Trust properties, Taunton, Glastonbury and Wells. There is good access to both the East Devon Heritage Coast, including Sidmouth and Lyme Regis, and the north...

  • Edington, near Bridgwater, Somerset
    Edington, near Bridgwater, Somerset×

    The Hide

    Edington, near Bridgwater, Somerset

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    Ref: 27473
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    The Hide is a beautiful property, situated in the quaint village of Edington with easy access to many local attractions.
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    This detached barn conversion, adjacent to the owners’ home, is a good holiday base for exploring. Edington is in the Somerset Levels, on the north side of the Polden Hills. Nearby are Glastonbury Tor and Abbey and the site of the Battle of Sedgemoor. Taunton, Wells, Bath and Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Dunster Castle, Stourhead and Hestercombe Gardens are within easy reach. Other attractions include the Mendip Hills, Ham Wall RSPB Reserve, Quantock Hills and Exmoor....

  • Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset
    Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset×

    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Juniper

    Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset

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    Ref: 28060
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    With use of an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and games room, this cottage has everything you need to enjoy your stay.
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    Pretty stone cottages with a shared heated indoor swimming pool
    Set in a beautiful valley within the Exmoor National Park
    Five acres of gardens and grounds with BBQ area and picnic area and a shared all-weather tennis court
    Excellent walking, cycling and riding country
    Some cottages boast four-poster beds and woodburners
    Allocated parking for each cottage





    In a setting of stunning natural beauty in the Exmoor National Park, with...

    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Rose Cottage
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    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Orchard Cottage
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    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Garden Cottage
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    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Coachman’s Cottage
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    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Bracken Cottage
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  • Inglesbatch, near Bath, Somerset
    Inglesbatch, near Bath, Somerset×

    Mill Lane Holiday Cottage

    Inglesbatch, near Bath, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC725
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This beautiful, single-storey cottage is perfect for the romantic break away, nestled in a peaceful rural setting on the owner’s farm.
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    This delightful detached holiday cottage is located within the grounds of the owner’s home, which is a working livestock farm, set on the edge of a peaceful rural village, yet within minutes of the vibrant World Heritage city of Bath. The cottage is single-storey, and decorated to a good standard. With a large enclosed garden and patio area, it’s a perfect setting in the evening to enjoy some alfresco dining, whilst watching the glorious sunset. Situated only 1 mile from...

  • Axbridge, near Cheddar, Somerset
    Axbridge, near Cheddar, Somerset×

    The Old Log Store

    Axbridge, near Cheddar, Somerset

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    Ref: W43450
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities
    Enjoy numerous walks or caving in the local area, or simply spend a relaxing day exploring the farmers’ market in nearby Cheddar.
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    This detached, converted log store is adjacent to the owner’s home and situated in a peaceful, village location. It has been lovingly restored with beams and still has the original high ceiling, but now with contemporary décor and underfloor heating. It provides an excellent holiday base from which to discover the unspoilt countryside, with a plethora of outdoor activities and interesting places to explore. Walkers are especially well-catered for, with a footpath to...

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