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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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  • Primrose Hill Holidays - Elm

    Blue Anchor, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 26552

    Lovely countryside viewsLovely countryside views

    Primrose Hill Holidays are four terraced bungalow-style cottages (refs: 26552, 27563, 31297 and 31298), situated in the pretty village of Blue Anchor, a short distance from its beach. From the properties, there are panoramic views of the countryside, Dunster Castle and the Bristol Channel beyond. The properties are all single-storey and are ideal for those with restricted mobility. Beech (ref 27563) and Ash (ref 31298) each are equipped with a single electric bed in the twin bedroom. There is a games room and a laundry room on site. Enjoy superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path and Exmoor National Park. The renowned West Somerset Railway is worth a visit for those with an interest in steam engines, and there are many steam trains operating on the line between Minehead and Watchet. Dunster Castle (NT) and village, with its beautiful terraced gardens, deer park and mill will make for an interesting day out, as well as Porlock Weir. There are beaches at Blue Anchor, Dunster and Minehead for all to enjoy. Explore the seaside town of Minehead and visit the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio door. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Wet room with toilet.

    DVD library. Enclosed gardens with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue.

    All properties: Electric central heating included (by meter reading October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot, travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared games room with pool table, table tennis, darts and board games. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond 30 yards.

  • Croft Cottages - Cross Cottage

    Watchet

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W44205

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

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating included. Towel hire. Electric cooker. Dishwasher. Enclosed courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. 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.

  • Little Whitnell Cottage

    Nr. Nether Stowey

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: EHH

    This enchanting little holiday cottage has been converted from a 400-year-old coach house, and displays many original beams in its traditionally furnished and well-equipped interior. It enjoys a quiet lane setting near the owner’s home in the hamlet of Whitnell. Midway between the glorious Quantock Hills and the north Somerset coast – within easy reach of Exmoor National Park. Swimming pool 1 mile. Riding, golf, sailing, and coarse sea and trout fishing, nearby. Shops 2 miles.

    Most charming, open-plan, heavily beamed living/dining room with kitchen area, rugs over slate floor and efficient wood-burning stove which cosily heats the whole cottage. Winding open-tread wooden stairs to first floor: Two cosy little bedrooms with sloping ceilings and rugs on polished elm floor; one double and one twin. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – logs included
    • Electricity, convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Fully enclosed small garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Undercover parking
    • No smoking

  • Barton Cottage

    East Knowstone, South Molton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 27605

    This semi-detached holiday cottage offers a welcoming family holiday retreat situated on the owner’s working farm. Located on the edge of Exmoor, children will delight at the farm animals, whilst Exmoor has plenty to offer. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path. The villages of Simonsbath, Withypool and Tarr Steps are well worth a visit, as are the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Fishing, golf and cycling all available locally. Shop 8 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining area. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Separate toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Virginia Lodge

    Watchet, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29075

    Beach 2 miles

    Virginia Lodge is an ideal place from which to stay whilst exploring the local area. This single storey semi-detached holiday annexe is adjacent to the owner’s home and is comfortably furnished. With a pleasant sitting-out area, it really is somewhere to return to after a long day out. The property is located just outside the coastal town of Watchet. The ancient sea port has a good range of shops, places to eat and pubs. There is also the harbour area and you can join the West Somerset Railway at the local station. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on Exmoor and many other places to visit to make a memorable holiday. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, are famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), valley of the rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade to enjoy a walk and an icecream as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. The West Somerset Railway is worth a visit for those with an interest in stream engines. Dunster Castle (NT) and village, with its beautiful terraced gardens, deer park and mill will make for an interesting day out as well as Porlock Weir. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor for all to enjoy. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Ashes Country Lodge

    Ash, Martock

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: E5140


    Set in sumptuous Somerset countryside, this cottage offers a stylish and very comfortable holiday base within easy reach of a wealth of activities and visitor attractions. Enjoying its own fully enclosed garden with lovely rural views (pictured), it adjoins the owners’ home just 6 miles from Yeovil and a short drive from National Trust properties at Montacute, Barrington Court, Tintinhull Gardens, Lytes Carey and the lovely gardens and lakeside walk at Stourhead. Also nearby are Wells with its magnificent cathedral and Bishops’ Palace, Clarks Village Shopping Outlet at Street and the Fleet air Arm Museum at Yeovilton. The gorgeous coastline and beaches of Lyme Bay and traditional resorts of Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Bridport are only 20 miles distant. Shops 1 mile, pub serving food 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining area with oak floor. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Stables and paddock available (at cost). No smoking.

  • Hillcroft Cottage

    Wrantage, nr. Taunton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 26364

    This quaint, 1850s detached cottage above the Somerset Levels with views towards the Blackdown Hills is midway between Bridgewater Bay and Lyme Bay. It is ideally located to explore Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole and Glastonbury Tor. Visit Brean Leisure Park, Yeovilton Air Museum and the West Somerset Steam Railway to Minehead, as well as many historic houses and the sandy beaches of Burnham-on-Sea, Lyme Regis and Sidmouth. Taunton 6 miles, Exmoor National Park 16 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Wet room with toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with wooden floors. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD, small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Small enclosed courtyard garden, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • The Cottage

    Hartlake, nr. Glastonbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 29739


    This former hayloft barn dates back to the 17th century, is attached to the owners’ farmhouse, and is conveniently situated just off the A39, approximately 2 miles from the centre of Glastonbury. This comfortable holiday cottage has been restored and renovated to a good standard, keeping much of its original charm and character with exposed stone walls and a flagstone floor in the kitchen. The pretty garden has a river running just behind the hedge, and a national cycle path and footpath pass through the grounds. There are many interesting attractions and places to visit nearby including Glastonbury which is well known for its King Arthur legends, the Tor, the Abbey and the annual music festival. Wells is England’s smallest city set around a cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace. Wookey Hole has spectacular show caves and family attractions, and Cheddar Gorge is Britain’s grandest limestone ravine, carved through the Mendips. Enjoy a nostalgic trip into the age of steam on the West Somerset railway; and the Fleet Air Museum has Europe’s largest naval collection of aircraft. The coastal resorts of Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare are an easy drive away, as are the cities of Bath and Bristol. Coarse fishing is available in the river by prior arrangement with the owner. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: River in garden, 100 yards.

  • Merfield Coach Houses and Cottages - Noad Coach House

    Rode, nr. Bath

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 14404

    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.

    Ground floor: Steep step to living room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Shared garden and furniture. Parking. Shared tennis court. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

  • Blue Door Cottages - The Wine Cellar

    Sherwood, nr. North Petherton

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 30784

    Ideal base for touring Somerset

    The holiday cottages, (refs 30784, 30786 and 30787), have been converted from redundant 18th-century buildings at Sherwood, whilst The Hen House (ref 30785) has been converted from a later small barn. The buildings are surrounded by fields and back on to a valley of mature Forestry Commission woodland. They are set on the lower slopes of the Quantock Hills along narrow winding lanes but only 10 minutes from the motorway. Sherwood is a great place to relax but also makes a wonderful base from which to explore the whole of Somerset and some of the attractions of the surrounding counties. Blue Door Cottages at Sherwood provide pleasantly quirky accommodation for couples and small families. Between them the cottages can easily accommodate up to 18 guests and well-behaved dogs are welcome. The Quantock Hills are an area of wilderness and tranquillity. The Quantock Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which means that its distinctive character and cultural heritage are in the nation’s interest to safeguard them. Physically the Quantock Hills offer great diversity, reflecting the relationship between the geology, slopes and exposure of the area, and the range of past and present human activities and influences. Panoramic views lead you through coast, heath and combe. Explore and you will find rocky Jurassic coastline, exposed heathland summits, deep wooded combes, undulating farmland and attractive villages, all within this protected landscape. There are many NT properties close by, as well as golf, horse riding, walking and bird watching. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Pets welcome - to be kept on lead at all times. No smoking. NB: Pond and stream in garden, 100 yards.

  • The Dairy

    Bicknoller

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E1788

    In a secluded and peaceful position on the fringes of the Quantock Hills, the cottages at Meadowsweet Farm offer a delightful base for a Somerset holiday. The 18th century Mill and 15th century Dairy are award winning conversions, whilst the handsome Barn has also been pleasingly converted by the same architect. The Mill (ref: E1787) lies next to the millstream across the cobbles from the farmhouse, it retains many original features - ancient timbers, shutters and grinding stones, all sympathetically incorporated into a delightful cottage of great charm. The Dairy (ref: E1788) is a pretty cottage nestling under its thatch and adjoins the owners’ 15th century farmhouse. Set within 30 acres of meadows and woodland, they all offer individual, attractive and very comfortable accommodation only 9 miles from the beach at Blue Anchor. Hens wander freely in the farmyard and from the meadows there are picturesque views of the West Somerset Steam Railway.
    This is superb walking, riding and mountain biking country, within easy reach of the glories of Exmoor National Park including Watersmeet, a wooded gorge with beautiful walks, where the East Lyn river meets Hoaroak Water; the famous resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth, linked by a unique cliff railway; the remarkable limestone pinnacles and cliff drops at Valley of the Rocks; the quaint village of Porlock and waterfront at Polock Weir; Dunster Castle; and Dunkery Hill, the highest point on the moor. Taunton and the resort of Minehead are both about 13 miles distant. A shop and pub serving food are under 1 mile away in the pretty village of Bicknoller, from where steep paths lead to stunning views from the ridge.

    4 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with beams. 1 step to dining area/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with iron bath and toilet.

    DVD.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Shared 30-acre grounds. Shared gardens. Patio area and furniture. Parking. No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream and mill pond in grounds.

  • Merlin House Holiday Apartments - Lancelot

    Blue Anchor, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29566

    These two holiday apartments (refs 29565 and 29566) are adjacent to the owner’s house and located in the coastal village of Blue Anchor. Well-appointed and presented, the apartments are ideal for those looking for a comfortable haven whilst exploring this delightful area of Somerset. The apartments benefit from a shared garden and hot tub with views over the Bristol Channel and the renowned West Somerset Railway. The properties are located a short walk from Blue Anchor Beach, the sandy part is tidal, and the Blue Anchor Station for the steam railway. There are also local shops, pub and restaurants within walking distance. Further beaches can be found at Dunster and Porlock. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on Exmoor. Visit the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Enjoy a walk and an ice cream on the promenade at Minehead, which also has a good array of shops. The West Somerset Railway is worth a visit for those with an interest in steam engines. Dunster Castle (NT) with its beautiful terraced gardens, deer park and mill, or Porlock Weir make for an interesting day out. Beach 200 yards, cafe 400 yards and swimming pool 500 yards. Shop 500 yards, pubs and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Kitchen with dining area. Conservatory. 2 bedrooms: 1 double leading to 1 bunk (2ft 6in, for children). Shower room with toilet.

    Dishwasher.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (honesty box). Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with furniture. Shared landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (1 car). Shared hot tub (10am-10pm, April-October). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds.

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