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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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  • Swallows Rest

    Glastonbury

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: 25378

    Ideally located on a main route, 3 miles from Glastonbury, this single-storey renovated barn sits amongst 5 acres of natural orchard landscape. A substantial wooden stock/dog proof fence erected to the rear of the barn ensures a great degree of privacy for guests. It is an excellent holiday base from which to explore the diverse and unique county of Somerset. Glastonbury is steeped in folklore and legend, with its abbey and tor, and nearby Wells is England’s smallest city with a magnificent 13th-century cathedral and medieval buildings. This is a haven for walkers and cyclists, with five ranges of hills. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity included (£50per week October-March). Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Private patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Rimpton Mill

    Rimpton, nr. Sherborne

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: EUH

    In a lovely village location 3 miles from Sherborne market town, this lovingly restored ancient Grade II listed former Mill retains character features such as oak beams and floors. Adjacent to the owners’ cottage, it is a delightful detached holiday home for four to enjoy many places of interest within easy driving: World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Lulworth Cove; seaside resorts Weymouth, West Bay, Chesil beach, Lyme Regis; Yeovilton Air/Haynes Motor Museums; Cerne Abbas Giant, legendary King Arthur’s Camelot, Glastonbury Tor and Wells Cathedral. Shops 2 miles, pubs serving food 1 mile.

    Open plan, spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French windows and well-equipped kitchen. Low beams and oak floor throughout. External access to lower ground floor: Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with TV, en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove (available October-March) - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Three Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine and tumble dryer (in utility)
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Terrace with patio, furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking
    • No children

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  • Withy Grove Farm - Pine

    East Huntspill, near Highbridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC534

    Withy Grove Farm is situated on the banks of the River Huntspill, in a quiet corner of Somerset. This busy working farm is a paradise for youngsters, where they can get a hands-on experience of life in the country.

    The farm is home to a whole host of animals, which include chickens, cows, horses, over 100 breeding ewes, a friendly Shetland pony named Alf, and two adorable pygmy goats named Fudge and Snowy. The collection comprises five charming holiday homes (UKC534, UKC535, UKC536, UKC537 and UKC538) set around a courtyard and patio area, with the owners living on-site. These single-storey cottages all have access to the outdoor heated swimming pool and lush surrounding gardens, as well as a skittle alley and a well-equipped games room, complete with table tennis, a pool table and table football. For adults looking for a bit of company in the evening, there’s an on-site licensed bar/lounge that throws weekly quizzes and games of bingo. There’s also Somerset Evening once a week that’s ideal for trying Somerset cider and cheese over a game of skittles.

    From the splendours found in the city of Bath to the wide expanses of Exmoor, the farm provides a convenient base for touring all the area’s attractions. There’s the enchanting village of Glastonbury, famous for its tor; the beautiful city of Wells with its stunning cathedral; and the world-famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves all within easy reach of the property. For those of you who love to shop, Clarks Village is a must-visit: a major factory outlet in the nearby village of Street. The area is renowned for its coarse fishing, and licences can be obtained locally to fish in the Huntspill, Brue, King’s and Axe rivers as well as Sedgemoor Drain and the South Drain. There’s so much to see and do at Withy Grove Farm, it’s sure to be a holiday to remember! Beach 4 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker and fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Bed linen included. Electric central heating and electricity by £1 coin meter. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared games room with table tennis, pool table and table football. Shared licensed bar/lounge. Shared skittle alley. Shared courtyard with patio and terrace. Shared natural grounds with patio, terrace and garden furniture. Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.9m - 2m). Coarse fishing on-site (licence required). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Weston Lodge

    Bath

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: 24510

    This spacious ground floor holiday apartment is one of five located in a grand Georgian house standing in its own grounds on the Cotswold Way on the edge of Bath. Set in a quiet location, and with the added bonus of its own parking, just a few minutes walk away from local shops and amenities, it provides an ideal, peaceful base from which to explore the cosmopolitan city of Bath. Attractions include the Roman spa baths, the abbey and the award winning Thermae Spa with rooftop outdoor swimming pool. Shops and pubs ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Large shared grounds. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 6 years. NB: Stream in grounds.

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  • Priory Bungalow

    Dunster, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29218


    Located in the heart of the medieval village of Dunster, this well-appointed, detached bungalow is very well positioned to enjoy all the delights that Dunster and this stunning part of Somerset have to offer. Situated in a quiet back street, this holiday property is within easy walking distance of all the local shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as Dunster Castle (NT). During early December, the Dunster Candlelight Festival is well worth a visit. There are many highlights to enjoy during your stay in the area. Minehead is home to the main station for the famous West Somerset Steam Railway, which travels along the coast before heading inland to Bishops Lydeard. This seaside resort also offers a beach and promenade where you can enjoy a stroll and an ice cream. There are regular bus services along the coast to such highlights as Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth. If you are coming with children, a day ticket can be purchased for Butlins on the seafront. There is some great walking to be done in the area on both the South West Coast Path and within Exmoor National Park. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. No smoking. NB: Steps in garden.

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  • Maxmills Cottage

    Winscombe

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: E1852

    Enjoying an utterly peaceful location abundant with wildlife, in a quiet Mendip valley, are these four delightful cottages. Set on a working farm, in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, three of the cottages have been skilfully converted from stone barns whilst the fourth, a former miller’s cottage, is attached to the owners’ home. Attractively furnished and equipped to a very good standard the cottages offer an ideal base for a relaxing holiday or for touring the surrounding area. Cheddar Gorge, Blagdon Lake – with trout fishing and a wealth of wildlife – and golf are all nearby. The elegant city of Bath and the cathedral city of Wells are within an easy drive and Weston-super-Mare’s many attractions and sandy beach are just 7 miles. Churchill, 4 miles, offers many activities including a dry ski slope, sports centre and horse riding. Bristol Airport 15 minutes. Village shop and pub 2 miles.

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

    Walled patio and furniture. NB: Situated next to mill pond.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (fuel £4 per bag). NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared use of tumble dryer (in games room). Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Parking. Shared games room with table tennis.

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  • The Old Cowshed

    Hornblotton, nr. Glastonbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W44199


    Converted into a spacious, light and airy holiday property, this former old dairy, adjacent to the owner’s home at Rectory Farm, is surrounded by fields with sheep and rolling countryside. It offers a peaceful and relaxing retreat, yet is situated just off the A37, providing ample opportunities to explore the many attractions within Somerset. The nearest town is Castle Cary, 5 miles, famous for its Round House, an old town lock-up. Somerton, 6 miles, is allegedly an ancient capital of Wessex and Shepton Mallet has a 50ft market cross dating from 1500. Glastonbury, a thriving market town and a major tourist venue, is 10 miles away. Visit Glastonbury Tor, the abbey and its spiritual essence within the town, and the annual Glastonbury Festival which takes place in nearby Pilton. Street is home to a famous shoe industry and is now well known for its designer outlet shopping complex, Clarks Village. Yeovil town has pedestrian precincts, a wide variety of shops and a number of weekly markets. Spend a day in Wells, England’s smallest city, which is not only a fantastic market town but includes the magnificent cathedral and Bishop’s Palace and gardens. Slightly further afield is Sherborne with its castle, and Cheddar, famous not only for its cheese but also the caves and gorge. Other attractions include Haynes Motor Museum, 6 miles, Yeovilton Naval Air Museum, 10 miles, Bath and West Showground, 7 miles, and National Trust houses such as Lytes Cary and Tintinhull, and Montacute, the location for the TV series ’Wolf Hall’. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared tennis court. Welcome pack. Pet welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

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  • Croft Cottages - Cider Barn

    Watchet

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W44203

    Located in the heart of the ancient seaside port of Watchet, Croft Cottages offers a wide range of cottages to suit any size and requirement. All the cottages (refs W44203, W44204, W44205, W44206, W44207, W44208, W44209, W44210, W44211 and W44212) are well furnished and presented, and their convenient location within Watchet adds to their appeal.

    Located just off the high street, means guests can wander into town for a walk around the harbour, eat and drink in the local restaurants and pubs, and also be able to catch a train at the local station of the renowned West Somerset Steam Railway. There is a regular bus service so you won’t even need the car. There are beaches at Blue Anchor, Kilve, Dunster and Minehead is a short distance away. Take a walk along the promenade and enjoy an ice-cream overlooking the picturesque harbour. Minehead is also the start of the South West Coast Path which provides some challenging yet spectacular walking. The pretty medieval town of Dunster, with its castle (NT) is well worth a day out. Other areas of interest close by are Porlock and Porlock Weir and a bit further along the coast, are Lynton and Lynmouth, the two towns connected by the Victorian cliff railway. Exmoor National Park offers great walking for all abilities and there are some great spots to visit including Withypool, Lanacre and Tarr Steps. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor.

    Underfloor gas central heating included. Towel hire. Gas/electric range. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Patio with furniture. Juliet balcony. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (8m x 5m, min depth 1m to 1½m), open 10am-7pm Easter-October. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Buchan Cottage

    Dulverton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 28795

    Overlooking the Barle River, on the edge of the Exmoor town of Dulverton, this semi-detached cottage makes an ideal holiday base. Along with well appointed accommodation, the best has been made of the steep cliff garden with a decked sitting-out area with great views over the valley. There is fantastic walking on the moor, including Tarr Steps, Withypool and Dunkery Beacon. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shops, pubs and restaurants 220 yards.

    9 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen with dining area and wooden floor. Utility room. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with decked terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 39 steps and cliff in steep garden.


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  • Laurel Farm Cottage

    Carlingcott, nr. Bath

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: W43773


    This converted detached barn enjoys magnificent far reaching views towards Bath and the surrounding countryside, and is amongst 7 acres of the owner’s smallholding, containing pathways through natural woodland, two wildlife ponds, chickens, pigs and sheep. The cottage is designed and finished to a very good standard with oak floors and doors, beams, and is spacious and bright. It has also received the highest gold award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme, demonstrating the owner’s commitment to sustainability and the environment. The village of Carlingcott is truly rural, and yet only 6 miles to the city of Bath. A ’Park and Ride’ is within a few miles of the cottage to take you into the city centre. Bath is famous as a World Heritage City with many attractions including the sweeping Georgian crescents, the abbey, the Roman Baths and the Aquae Sulis Thermae Bath Spa rooftop pool. The vast array of independent shops, restaurants, galleries, museums and cultural events, and the stunning architecture at every corner, are what makes the city so special. With the Kennet and Avon Canal and the River Avon running through the city, there is ample opportunity for boating, walking and cycling along the towpath. A few miles along the canal is a smaller version of Bath, the town of Bradford-on-Avon with a medieval tythe barn, and in the other direction along the canal is Devizes, with the largest flight of locks in the UK. Within an hour’s drive visitors can reach Cheddar, Glastonbury, Wells, Bristol, the Cotswolds and the west Somerset coastal resorts. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin), 1 twin.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Ground source heat pump central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. 7-acre natural unspoilt woodland. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 2 unfenced ponds in grounds, 200 yards.

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  • Merfield Coach Houses and Cottages - Taffy’s Cottage

    Rode, nr. Bath

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 17851

    Merfield cottages and coach houses are set within the grounds of the owners’ elegant early Georgian Grade II listed country house. Noad (14404) is a coach house that faces on to the walled garden, whilst Taffy (17851), a former farm building, is adjacent to the tennis court. The walled garden boasts topiary, rose arbours, herbaceous borders and a lawned orchard area all of which was designed by a Chelsea flower show gold medalist. The outstanding gardens, with secluded seating areas, including the tennis court, are available for the use of guests. The whole complex is situated within 36 acres of agricultural land dropping down to the River Frome, with far reaching views towards the Mendip Hills. Golf, 3 miles. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and beams. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Shared freezer in outbuilding. Patio area and furniture. Shared garden. Parking. Shared tennis court. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • The Cottage Loaf

    Wedmore

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 28655

    This terraced holiday cottage dates back to the 1600s, and has modern décor whilst retaining its original character. It lies adjacent to the owners’ home in the heart of Wedmore. Limestone caverns dot the landscape, as do nature reserves. Nearby attractions include Cheddar Caves and Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, and Glastonbury Abbey. The coastal resorts and fine beaches of Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Burnham-on-Sea are within 30 minutes’ drive, and the cities of Bath and Bristol within one hour. Shop 20 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with slate floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in dining room/kitchen (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric range. Microwave washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed patio, with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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