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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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  • Watchet, Somerset
    Watchet, Somerset×

    Kittiwake

    Watchet, Somerset

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    Ref: W43627
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    This delightful town house is just 300 yards from the beach and is perfect for visiting Lynmouth, Minehead and Dunster Castle.
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    This delightful, semi-detached town house is located in the ancient seaport of Watchet. Enjoying sea views, it is arranged over 3 floors and offers comfortable, well-furnished holiday accommodation. There is an integral double garage and entrance hall with stairs to the first floor. The living room has patio doors to an enclosed level garden and patio, and the kitchen has a dining area and Juliet balcony. The town centre is a short walk away and as well as the harbour, has a good...

  • Bridgwater, Somerset
    Bridgwater, Somerset×
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    Ref: UKC1681
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Once the old corn mill, with the wheel still visible, this lovely property enjoys upside down accommodation and views of the church, fishing lake and meadow.
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    Set within the magnificent Estate of Maunsel House, which was built in the 13th century and is the ancestral home of the Slade Family. The house and grounds are steeped in tremendous history, with more than a touch of eccentricity, a reflection of its owner, Sir Benjamin Slade, 7th Baronet, whom if around will welcome you to look around the main house with a tour and a glass of champagne. Mill Farmhouse (ref UKC1679) is a spacious house with oak floors and doors and a wood burner, great...

    Maunsel House Estate Cottages - Mill Farmhouse
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    Maunsel House Estate Cottages - Dairy Mead Lodge
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    Maunsel House Estate Cottages - Front Lodge
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    Maunsel House Estate Cottages - Barn Owl
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  • Churchinford, near Taunton, Somerset
    Churchinford, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Cleeve Cottages - South Cleeve Bungalow

    Churchinford, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: W43778
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This ground floor holiday property is ideal for the entire family, equipped with a games room and a large garden to relax in.
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    Situated on the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and approximately 18 miles to Sidmouth and the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, these semi-detached bungalows (refs 23955 and W43778) are both well-presented and have large lawned gardens making them excellent family holiday homes. They can be booked independently or together to accommodate up to 10 guests and provide a delightful place to unwind and relax away from the pressures of modern living. The owners...

  • Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset
    Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset×

    Moorleaze - Cheddar

    Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset

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    Ref: EPJ
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Those looking for a family fun holiday will adore Cheddar as you can choose from many activities such as the climbing frame!
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    " Spacious well-equipped cottages...with an idyllic rural setting amidst a chorus of wildlife "

    Conveniently located for Longleat, Bath and the Mendip Hills and Gorges, Moorleaze nestles on the border of Somerset with Dorset and Wiltshire. Enjoying a tranquil setting with stunning views all around, it provides the perfect retreat at any time of year. Built from local stone and boasting every modern convenience, the cottages offer spacious and superbly fitted...

    Moorleaze - Glastonbury
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    Moorleaze - Stourhead
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    Moorleaze - Wookey
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    Moorleaze - Nunney
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    Moorleaze - Longleat
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    Moorleaze - Mendip
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    Moorleaze - Stonehenge
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    Moorleaze - Shaftesbury
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    Moorleaze - Wells
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  • Winscombe,
    Winscombe, ×
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    Ref: E2377
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoying an utterly peaceful location abundant with wildlife, in a quiet Mendip valley, are these four delightful cottages
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    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...

    Challey’s Cottage
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    Honey Acre Cottage
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    Maxmills Cottage
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  • Cold Ashton, Bath, Somerset
    Cold Ashton, Bath, Somerset×

    Shaplands Barn

    Cold Ashton, Bath, Somerset

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    Ref: PCCR
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    A light and spacious barn conversion with fantastic rural views located in an AONB. Great for connecting with the Cotswolds Way which passes the village.
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    Shaplands Barn has been lovingly converted - offering light and airy living. One of a pair, it lies in a quiet lane in a small village. The village is in an AONB and is famous for being on the Cotswold Way. Only 4 miles from jct 18 on the M4, the holiday property is very well placed for exploring - whether walking, cycling or day trips to NT Dyrham Park, Westonbirt Aboretum, or Lacock. Bath is 6 miles away with famous Roman baths and Georgian stone crescents. Nearby is the village...

  • Batheaston, near Bath, Somerset
    Batheaston, near Bath, Somerset×

    The Stables

    Batheaston, near Bath, Somerset

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    Ref: EWS
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Try your hand at tennis or relax in the large garden whilst staying in this pretty bungalow, within 5 miles of Bath.
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    This holiday cottage, furnished to a high standard sits elevated on a hill facing south. Near to the owners’ home, it enjoys views overlooking country and villages to the east of Bath. Close by are NT Dyrham and Lacock or visit Castle Combe, Badminton, Longleat, Stourhead, the Cotswolds and Bristol. Use of a private tennis court is available. Shop and pub 1/2 mile.

    Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen area...

  • Newbury, near Shepton Mallet, SomersetSomerset
    Newbury, near Shepton Mallet, SomersetSomerset×

    Luckington Stables 2

    Newbury, near Shepton Mallet, SomersetSomerset

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    Ref: W8322
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Visit Bath, Wells, Glastonbury Tor, Longleat House and Safari Park, Cheddar Gorge, Stourhead and Wookey Hole from this central location.
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    Four poster bedFour poster bed

    Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, which extend to 20-acres, these charming former stables are surrounded by wonderful countryside and have been converted to a very good standard. It is a superbly convenient holiday base for the world heritage city of Bath with it’s historic buildings, world famous theatre and river trips, as well as the city of Wells, Glastonbury Tor, Longleat House and Safari Park, Chedder Gorge and caves, Stourhead...

    Luckington Stables 1
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  • Watchfield, near Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset
    Watchfield, near Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset×

    Jonswood

    Watchfield, near Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

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    Ref: E4965
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property
    With the legendary beauty of the Somerset Levels almost on the doorstep and the sandy beaches of Burnham-on-Sea and Brean only a few miles away, this stylish lodge makes an ideal holiday base
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    With the legendary beauty of the Somerset Levels almost on the doorstep and the gorgeous sandy beaches of Burnham-on-Sea and Brean only a few miles away, this very stylish lodge makes an ideal holiday base. Boasting its own tennis court and fitness room, it sits in the interesting hamlet of Watchfield, within easy reach of the area’s famous attractions including the caves and cliffs at Cheddar Gorge, underground rivers and pools at Wookey Hole, Clarks Village shopping outlet...

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

    Little Quarme Cottages - Quarme Cottage

    Wheddon Cross, near Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: W44012
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location
    Quarme Cottage provides the perfect family accommodation to explore this wonderful area, and your four-legged friend can come too!
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    Six self-catering holiday cottages set in a superb secluded, south facing location at the heart of Exmoor and within walking distance, across the fields, of the village of Wheddon Cross, approximately ¼ mile away. The cottages are 1,000 feet above sea level at the head of the Quarme Valley with fantastic views over the owners’ 17 acres of farmland. Pets are accepted in every cottage (refs: W44011, W44012, W44013, W44014, W44015, W44016) and each has its own small enclosed...

    Little Quarme Cottages - Winsford Cottage
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    Little Quarme Cottage - Stable Cottage
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    Little Quarme Cottages - Exford Cottage
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    Little Quarme Cottages - Rose Cottage
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    Little Quarme Cottages - Dunkery Cottage
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  • Porlock, near Minehead, Somerset
    Porlock, near Minehead, Somerset×

    Kirby

    Porlock, near Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: 28844
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Woodburning Stove
    Everything you will while on your stay is just an easy walk away, surrounded by fantastic walks up into Exmoor National Park.
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    Located on the High Street, in the centre of the village of Porlock, this semi-detached cottage has everything on its doorstep including a bus stop. All that Porlock has to offer is within easy walking distance of the cottage including a good range of local shops, pubs and restaurants. There are walks from Porlock up into Exmoor National Park. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path and many other places to visit to make a memorable holiday. Beach 2 miles. Shop,...

  • Newbury, near Shepton Mallet, SomersetSomerset
    Newbury, near Shepton Mallet, SomersetSomerset×

    Luckington Stables 1

    Newbury, near Shepton Mallet, SomersetSomerset

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    Ref: W8321
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Set in 20 acres of grounds, this charming former stable is surrounded by wonderful countryside.
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    Four poster bedFour poster bed

    Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, which extend to 20-acres, these charming former stables are surrounded by wonderful countryside and have been converted to a very good standard. It is a superbly convenient holiday base for the world heritage city of Bath with it’s historic buildings, world famous theatre and river trips, as well as the city of Wells, Glastonbury Tor, Longleat House and Safari Park, Chedder Gorge and caves, Stourhead...

    Luckington Stables 2
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