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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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  • Riverside Cottage

    Lower Washford, near Watchet

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 26814

    Superb scenery and walking

    This beautifully appointed and restored 18th-century semi-detached holiday cottage is located in the village of Washford, a short distance from the West Somerset coast (Blue Anchor and St Audries beaches) and Exmoor National Park. The property enjoys a large living room with cosy woodburner, a kitchen overlooking the garden stream and an antique bed in the double bedroom. The River Washford flows unfenced beside the holiday cottage and runs the length of the garden, which has a summer house and other sitting-out areas. Superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on the moors. Dunster Castle and Watchet Harbour nearby. Washford has its own station on the West Somerset Steam Railway. Shop 500 yards, pub ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Second living room. Dining room with beams. Kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft) with beams, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Steps down to unfenced river in garden.

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  • Bramble Cottage

    Foxcote, near Radstock

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 17415

    This lovely, spacious, detached barn set in its own large garden offers very well equipped and beautifully presented holiday accommodation on single level. In a peaceful rural location it is ideal for relaxation and touring alike, being just 10 miles from the Georgian Heritage City of Bath with its superb architecture of historic interest. Other local attractions include Longleat, Stourhead House and gardens (NT), Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge and Chew Valley Lake. Excellent walking on Mendip Hills. Local golf and riding. Shop 1½ miles, pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. Step to 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Croft Cottages - Corner Cottage

    Watchet

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W44206

    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 and tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk.

    Gas central heating included. Towel hire. Electric cooker. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden 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-November. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Milking Parlour

    Clevedon

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: E3779

    This attractively converted property is set just 2 miles from the coastal resort of Clevedon’s many amenities and offers an ideal base for exploring the Mendips. A craft centre, including a pottery and silversmiths, is next door and popular Weston-super-Mare’s magnificent beach, shopping centre, pubs, restaurants and two golf courses are 6 miles. Wookey Hole Caves, Cheddar Gorge, Wells with its wonderful cathedral, Bath, Street, Glastonbury and Bristol are all easily reached. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, all with wooden floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating £20per week 17th April-17th September (other dates by arrangement). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Croft Cottages - Linhay 5

    Watchet

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W44210

    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. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. 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-November. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Tilham Cottage

    Baltonsborough, near Glastonbury

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: EKR

    In a beautiful country setting, with lovely views and its own large garden, this attractive, detached stone holiday cottage provides spacious, characterful accommodation. Set in the heart of Somerset, it is just 3 miles from historic Glastonbury and Tor, 7 miles from the tiny cathedral city of Wells, and close to Cheddar with its famous gorge and caves. Excellent walking on the Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels (SSSI), renowned for its birdlife. Montacute House, Stourhead (both NT), and Longleat are easily reached. Riding locally. Golf 6 miles. Coast 20 miles. Shops 3 miles, pub 1½ miles.

    Entrance hall. Beamed living room with multi-fuel burner in stone surround, rugs on wood-block floor and French doors to garden. Spacious farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Three beamed bedrooms with wooden floors; one double, one twin with additional single bed (for +1), one single (double bed accessed from one side only). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner – fuel available locally. Electricity, oil central heating and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. TV. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. 4-acre meadowland. Ample parking.

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  • Hollands Orchard

    Over Stratton, near Yeovil

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: UKC878


    Nestled in a lovely village, this 400-year-old end of a row, thatched holiday home is perfect for family and friends looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Hollands Orchard is in an excellent location to enjoy the best of south Somerset, with west Dorset and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast close by.
    There are some great country walks within the area, particularly the nearby Ham Hill, which is ideal for the dogs to run around and burn off some energy. Also boasting panoramic views over the county of Somerset and into Devon, this location truly is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. There are many attractions within easy driving for all the family, such as the Yeovilton Fleet Air Museum, the Haynes Motor Museum, with its superb collection of classic cars, and Clarkes Factory Village. Not to be missed are the Glastonbury Tor, the cathedral city of Wells, Cheddar Gorge and Caves and perhaps on to Stourhead House and Gardens.
    There are many delightful historic houses in the area including Barrington Court, Montacute House, Forde Abbey and Lytes Cary. Guests can spend days exploring Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Seaton or take in the sights and many museums and shops in the Georgian city of Bath. Beach 20 miles. Shop 1 ½ miles, pub 50 yards and restaurant 150 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With gas coal-effect fire, 42" Sky TV (basic package), DVD player, CD player and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Kitchen/dining room: With double gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.
    Shower room: With walk-in shower and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Telephone - for incoming calls only. Welcome pack. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • The Green Farm

    Faulkland, near Bath

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: EFX

    This superb 17th-century village house of great character, with its own private garden, has been elegantly restored and furnished. Situated on the village green where the ancient stocks still stand, the holiday home is just 8 miles from Bath and close to Bradford-on-Avon, Norton St Philip and the Cotswolds. Within easy reach of Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge, Wells, Glastonbury, Longleat, Salisbury and Stonehenge. Pub with good dining 125 yards. Shop 2 miles.

    Sitting-room with open fire. Dining room. Luxury kitchen/breakfast room. Cloakroom with toilet. Original oak spiral staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Small twin bedroom. Large twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Oak beams throughout.

    • Open fire – logs £2 per basket
    • Electricity and NSH by meter reading
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Digital TV (Freeview)
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden and terrace with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking (on village green)

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  • The Old Forge

    Bleadon, near Weston-super-Mare

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W43756


    This former blacksmith’s forge offers something a bit different. It is full of character with exposed stone walls, a wealth of beams, high ceiling, and a minstrels’ gallery overlooking the spacious living area. There is also a grand piano to practise on! The ground floor bedroom leads off the living room and has patio doors with access to the Italian style garden with benches. The patio doors from the living room open out to a paved seating area overlooking the lake, a peaceful spot with a picnic bench from which to observe the bird life. A wrought iron spiral staircase leads up to the twin room in the gallery, and through to the en-suite double bedroom.
    The Old Forge is attached to the owners’ farmhouse and provides a peaceful setting, the perfect base from which to explore the many attractions in this area. Weston-super-Mare has 7 miles of sandy beach and a famous pier, along with many traditional seaside attractions. Nearby are the smaller and quieter resorts of Burnham-on-Sea and Clevedon. Cheddar Gorge and Caves are a must, along with the caves of Wookey Hole. The city of Wells, with its magnificent cathedral and Bishop’s Palace, offers a delightful day out. Also within an hour’s drive are the cities of Bath and Bristol. Visit Glastonbury, with its abbey ruins and famous tor, and the Clarks retail village at Street. For keen walkers and cyclists, the Somerset Levels, the Mendips and the Quantock Hills are all in the area. Shop 11/2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors and beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with patio doors. Wet room with toilet. Steep, open tread, spiral stairs to first floor: Galleried area with twin beds (screened off), and access to 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Front lawn with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Rear garden with benches. Shared use of owners’ 3-acre grounds. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Lake in grounds, 100 yards.

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  • Watchet Cottage

    Watchet

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 23896

    Ideally located just minutes from the historic port of Watchet. The cottage offers 3 floors of comfortable and spacious holiday accommodation. Day trips can be taken from Watchet station on the nostalgic West Somerset Steam Railway. The nearby Quantock Hills and Exmoor offer excellent opportunities for walking and riding. The seaside resort of Minehead is a few miles further along the coast, with its sandy beaches and popular family attractions. Shops, restaurant and pub 1/2 mile.

    Ground floor: 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with beams and sloping ceiling. 1 bunk bedroom. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Satellite TV (entertainment package). DVD and small library. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Thorn Cottage

    Winsford, Dulverton

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: W2744

    In one of the prettiest villages on Exmoor

    This Grade II listed charming thatched cottage is situated in one of the prettiest villages on Exmoor. Full of character showing exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace and a winding staircase, it makes a delightful holiday home all year round. The cottage is located in an area renowned for its variety of footpaths and bridleways. Horse riding, fishing and boat trips are only a few of the facilities on offer. Why not explore the Exmoor countryside and historic villages, nearby Dunster Castle or simply relax on the Somerset beaches some 12 miles away. Shop 25 yards and pub with food 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Two steps up to separate toilet. Winding staircase to first floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet (access via one of the double bedrooms).

    Woodburner in living room included. NSH and electricity included (£25per week October-April). Bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. On road parking.

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  • Beer Farm

    Waterrow, near Wiveliscombe

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: EWB

    Tucked away in rural Somerset on the edge of Exmoor, down a private track in 15 acres, this detached barn conversion, decorated and furnished to a very high standard, has an indoor heated swimming pool and games room. Enjoy walks from the door, or in the private grounds.

    Minehead is just 15 miles away, where visitors can enjoy golf, tennis, the West Somerset Railway and lovely sandy beaches. The county town of Taunton offers shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Nature can be seen at its best within the wonderfully unspoilt and peaceful Exmoor National Park, which is among the UK’s greatest Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In this stunning landscape, wildlife lovers can observe majestic red deer, Exmoor ponies and hundreds of different species of birds. There are ancient wooded valleys with magical waterfalls, a dramatic coastline with secluded beaches and miles of open moorland. The medieval village of Dunster is nearby, with its NT castle and terraced gardens. Activities to enjoy locally include horse riding, fishing, bird watching, water sports and cycling. Within easy driving distance are Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Wells, Glastonbury, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and Haynes Motor Museum. Shops and gastro pub 2 miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Dining room with stone floor and well-equipped kitchen area with range (for cooking). First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Separate barn with swimming pool: Reading room/lounge. Twin bedroom (adults only) with en-suite wet room and toilet. Additional reception room adjacent with own entrance.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Three satellite TVs
    • DVD
    • Gas/electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine and tumble dryer (in pool barn)
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Verandah
    • 15-acre grounds with furniture and woodland walk
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • Private indoor heated swimming pool (badujet countercurrent) (19ft 6in x 8ft, depth 4ft) with shower facilities
    • External games room with table tennis and football
    • Natural water supply from borehole
    • 4 dog kennels in outbuilding
    • No smoking
    • NB: Stream in grounds

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