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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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  • Well Cottage

    Luxborough, Watchet

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: EUL

    Located within Exmoor National Park and with magnificent views down across the valley, Well Cottage offers a peaceful retreat from the world. The pretty enclosed garden area has a good-sized patio where guests can enjoy a drink whilst admiring the surroundings and there are plenty of walks from the holiday cottage. The stunning coastline between Minehead and Combe Martin is nearby, with its beaches and quiet coves. Shops 4 miles, pub 2 miles.

    Spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Large beamed dining room with tiled floor. Large kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV, dressing area and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Telephone (emergency calls only)
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • No smoking
    • NB: Small pond in garden

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  • Merlin House Holiday Apartments - Applegarth

    Blue Anchor, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29565

    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. Dining room/kitchen. 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft), one with additional bunk (for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters included. Cot. High chair.

    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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  • Double House Farm - Brook Cottage

    Coxbridge, nr. Glastonbury

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: EMO


    In a tranquil rural setting which affords easy access to the delights Somerset has to behold, this is one of three attractive properties comprising Double House Farm that has been developed from stone buildings to provide accommodation of a high standard. The property is equipped with quality furnishings and fittings, and enjoys its own garden with patio in which to unwind well away from the pressures of everyday life. An ideal choice for families, it stands upon the owners’ farm; guests may explore at leisure the beautiful 6-acre grounds or enjoy use of the games room, complete with table tennis, snooker table and a selection of toys – there are even children’s and adults’ bicycles available. There are some lovely days out to be had in the vicinity; admire the Gothic cathedral in the pretty city of Wells, marvel at the impressive caverns at Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves, or explore the many footpaths which lead through the Mendip Hills and Exmoor National Park (also offering excellent pony-trekking terrain). There are a number of historic houses and gardens to visit locally, including Stourhead and Montacute (NT), and Longleat and Sherborne. Excellent beach at Weston-Super-Mare and water sports facilities at Chew Valley Lake. Glastonbury Tor is just 3 miles away, with a good variety of shops and restaurants, and the beautiful heritage city of Bath is accessible for day trips. Village shop/P.O. and pub 1 mile.

    Spacious beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove and rugs on wooden floor. Spacious farmhouse-style kitchen with tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom leading to additional room with sofa-bed (for +1) and cot space. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Video
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Shared grounds of 6 acres
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Shared games room with table tennis, darts, table football, snooker table, toys, board games, children’s bicycles, internet connection and telephone (self-contained wing of owners’ house)
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond close by

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  • Croft Cottages - Linhay 3

    Watchet

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W44208

    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/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Gas central heating included. Towel hire. Electric cooker. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    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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  • Little Orchard

    High Littleton, near Bath

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC523

    This holiday hideaway lies just 9 miles from the centre of Bath, known as the jewel of south west England, and 10 miles from Bristol with its scores of cultural and historical attractions. This detached property has been renovated to a high standard throughout boasting comfortable, family accommodation. Outside there is a rear garden backing on to the owner’s orchard.
    There are numerous public footpaths which branch out from the village. A short walk up the lane toward Mearns, puts you on the path to the nearby pretty village of Timsbury, and takes in great views of the rolling countryside. The Greyfield Colliery has left its name to Greyfield’s Wood, a beautiful and well-cared for Woodland Trust site that conceals a secret waterfall. Also within easy reach is the cathedral town of Wells, atmospheric Glastonbury, the geological wonders of Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge, the beauties of the Chew Valley and the Mendip Hills, plus a host of English villages such as Chew Magna, Pensford, Timsbury and Bishop Sutton. For families, Longleat Safari Park is a 40-minute drive and an excellent day out. Shop and pub ¼ mile, restaurant 2 miles.

    15 steps to entrance. Ground Floor:
    Living room: With Freesat and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and door to garden.
    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 3:
    With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are steps in the garden.

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  • Ponds Barn

    Westbury-Sub-Mendip, nr. Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 23473

    Nestling beneath the Mendip Hills (AONB) in central Somerset, between Cheddar Gorge and Wells, this attractive and spacious barn conversion provides excellent holiday accommodation to enjoy this delightful area. Superb walking and scenery on the Mendips. Glastonbury Tor, Clarks Factory Village and Wookey Hole are nearby. Shop and pub 600 yards, restaurant 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room with tiled floor/kitchen. Utility room. 2 twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. CD. Range cooker (gas hob, elecrtric oven). Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Steps in garden.

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  • Werescote View

    Wellington

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 28259

    Situated in a rural yet accessible location, right on the Somerset/Devon border. Werescote View is a delightful, ground floor holiday apartment located within the owners’ property but retaining privacy with its own garden. Enjoy, too, the property’s 22-acre grounds which lead on to plenty of walks. This is an ideal base for get-togethers with family or friends alike. Enjoy the breathtaking views over Whiteball. The Whiteball Tunnel is famous both for its designer, Brunel, and also as the scene of the first ever achievement of a speed of 100mph by a steam train, namely ’The City of Truro’ in May 1904. Discover Tiverton with its castle and bustling old market; a visit to Exmoor National Park is not be missed either. Minehead and North Devon, with sandy beaches, are within easy reach. The town of Wellington is within 3½ miles of the property, where an excellent range of shops can be found. Taunton is within 10 miles. The city of Exeter is approximately 22 miles; brimming with history and heritage, it offers many visitor attractions to keep you entertained for hours on end. From the magnificent cathedral to the historic quayside, there’s so much to see and do in this fascinating city. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft, one 6ft zip and link, can be twin), 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Four freeview TVs. DVDs. CD. Radio. iPod dock. Electric range. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 22 acres of natural grounds. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unprotected 3ft drop at front of property.

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  • Kittiwake

    Watchet

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W43627


    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 range of shops, a pub and other eateries. Watchet also has a dedicated station on the West Somerset Steam Railway which runs through lovely coastal scenery to Dunster and Minehead. There is superb scenery and walking in the Quantock Hills, Exmoor and on the South West Coastal Path and many places to visit to make a memorable holiday. Visit the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (NT), valley of the rocks and the famous cliff railway. Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade to enjoy a walk and an ice cream, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. Spend a day exploring the medieval village of Dunster with its stunning castle (NT) and beautiful terraced gardens. Porlock Weir is an ideal location to enjoy a spot of lunch by the seaside. Rock/pebble beach in Watchet, 300 yards. Shop, pubs and restaurant 500 yards.

    Stairs to first floor: Living room with patio doors. Kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. Separate toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin), 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Third floor: 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs (one 40"). DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine in garage. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed level garden with patio and furniture. Juliet balcony. Garage (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 8 steps in additional side garden area.

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  • Dabinett

    Sticklinch, nr. Glastonbury

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 29693


    This ‘upside down’ detached holiday cottage has the living room, bedrooms and bathroom all on the first floor, with good views over the surrounding farmland and countryside. It’s situated within the owners’ grounds, adjacent to Honey String Cottage (ref 26884) so properties can be booked together for a larger group. It nestles in the heart of rural Somerset, just a few miles from Glastonbury, famous for its annual music festival, tor and abbey. There are many attractions in the surrounding area, including Cheddar Caves and Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and the cathedral city of Wells. The Roman Spa city of Bath is within an easy drive and the Mendip Hills, the Quantocks and the Somerset Levels are ideal for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers. Shop 4½ miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Small enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Garage (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Merrylands

    Galhampton, nr. Castle Cary

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 29096

    In south Somerset, between Castle Cary and Sherborne, this mid terrace holiday home for 6, adjacent to the owner’s property, is ideally located for exploring the best of Somerset and Dorset. There are so many attractions, all of which are within easy driving. Spend family days out at the Motor Museum, Yeovilton Air Musem, Stourhead House and Gardens, Longleat House and Safari Park, Glastonbury Tor and Clarks Factory Village. Amble down to explore the World Heritage Coast form Weymouth to Lyme Regis, perhaps have a day out in Bath or visit the Cheddar Gorge and Caves, you will have plenty to enjoy for a memorable holiday. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 2 twin (one zip and link can be 6ft double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Oil central heating included (£20per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden to front. Enclosed garden to rear. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Moorleaze - Wells

    Witham Friary, Frome

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: EPR

    " 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 accommodation, presented to 5 Star standards. The 76-acre grounds include farmland, woodland, orchard and two lakes, whilst the glorious views encompass fields and gently wooded hills. A haven for wildlife, deer and hares abound, often coming within yards of the cottages. Buzzards, kestrels, tawny and barn owls, pheasants, swallows and many other species nest here. The lower lake is stocked with carp, tame enough to feed from guests’ hands - so no fishing! The idyllic village of Witham Friary, complete with an unspoiled pub, is a few minutes’ stroll and found fame as the setting for the TV series Building the Dream.
    Benefiting from its countryside setting, Moorleaze also affords easy access all year round and is within a short driving distance of many famous locations. Longleat is close by, as are Wookey Hole and the Yeovilton Aircraft and Haynes Motor Museums. Bath, designated a World Heritage Site, boasts many delights including the Roman Baths. Nearby Frome has even more listed buildings than Bath and hosts a renowned arts and music festival in early July. Salisbury, Wells, Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Avebury are also popular places to visit from Moorleaze. NT properties include the incomparable Stourhead, just minutes away. Walkers are spoilt for choice, from the local countryside to the splendour of the Mendips, including Cheddar Gorge. With its magnificent indoor pool, games room, tennis court, climbing frame and idyllic setting, The Sunday Times described Moorleaze as
    "a sure-fire child pleaser", and it’s just as popular with adults, an ideal break at any time of the year. The village pub is within walking distance. Shops 6 miles.

    Spacious living/dining room with well-equipped country-style oak kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom and toilet.

    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen, towels and beach towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair
    • Two digital TVs (Freeview)
    • Wi-fi
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared courtyard, garden
    • Shared barbecues
    • Ample parking
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (50ft x 17ft, depth 4ft ) with infra red sauna
    • Shared games chalet
    • Shared tennis court
    • Shared children’s play area
    • No smoking
    • NB: Two small ponds in the garden and unfenced lakes in the grounds

    SUPERB ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

    • Magnificent indoor heated swimming pool (50ft x 17ft, depth 4ft) with seating, showers and changing facilities.
    • Tennis court
    • Children’s playframe with swings, slides and play tent
    • Large games room with pool table, table tennis and play area with toys for young children
    • 76-acre grounds with lakes and walks through woods and fields
    • Large courtyard with seats and tables
    • Further seats and tables overlooking top lake with great sunset views

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  • The Chapel

    Marksbury, nr. Bath

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: EUG

    A magnificent, restored, 18th-century detached Methodist chapel offering spacious and unusual detached holiday accommodation adjacent to the owner’s home. The galleried choir area, stained glass windows and high beamed ceilings have all been retained. Ideally set in the heart of Marksbury village, 7 miles south of Bath, en route to Wells and historic port of Bristol. Bath offers a vast array of museums and galleries. Visit Longleat, Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    Large beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and galleried hallway above. Kitchen with breakfast area, patio doors and tiled floor. Utility with shower cubicle. Double bedroom with original chapel windows and en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Full oil central heating (underfloor in kitchen and shower room) included (November-March £30per week, £15 per short break)
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Small, lawned south west-facing garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Stream beyond garden

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