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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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  • North Wootton, near Shepton Mallet, Somerset
    North Wootton, near Shepton Mallet, Somerset×

    Barrow Farm - Barrow Farm Barn

    North Wootton, near Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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    Ref: 24826
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated on a traditional family farm with a small beef herd, this pair of single-storey barns have been...

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  • Baltonsborough, near Glastonbury, Somerset
    Baltonsborough, near Glastonbury, Somerset×

    Tilham Cottage

    Baltonsborough, near Glastonbury, Somerset

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    Ref: EKR
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    In a beautiful country setting, with lovely views and its own large garden, this attractive, detached stone...

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  • Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset
    Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset×

    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Rose Cottage

    Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset

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    Ref: B5810
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Pretty stone cottages with a shared heated indoor swimming pool
    Set in a beautiful valley within the Exmoor...

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  • Bleadon, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
    Bleadon, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset×

    The Old Forge

    Bleadon, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

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    Ref: W43756
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    This former blacksmith’s forge offers something a bit different. It is full of character with exposed...

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  • Priddy, near Wells, Somerset
    Priddy, near Wells, Somerset×

    Townsend Cottage

    Priddy, near Wells, Somerset

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    Ref: 27153
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio


    Townsend Cottage is a south facing, sunny period property set well back from a country road. This cottage is...

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  • Waterrow, near Wiveliscombe, Somerset
    Waterrow, near Wiveliscombe, Somerset×

    Beer Farm

    Waterrow, near Wiveliscombe, Somerset

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    Ref: EWB
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Tucked away in rural Somerset on the edge of Exmoor, down a private track in 15 acres, this detached barn...

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  • Winsford, Dulverton, Somerset
    Winsford, Dulverton, Somerset×

    Thorn Cottage

    Winsford, Dulverton, Somerset

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    Ref: W2744
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    In one of the prettiest villages on Exmoor

    This Grade II listed charming thatched cottage is situated in one of...

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  • 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:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Four poster bedFour poster bed

    Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, which extend to 20-acres,...

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  • Lower Washford, near Watchet, Somerset
    Lower Washford, near Watchet, Somerset×

    Riverside Cottage

    Lower Washford, near Watchet, Somerset

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    Ref: 26814
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Superb scenery and walking

    This beautifully appointed and restored 18th-century semi-detached holiday cottage...

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  • Bath, Somerset
    Bath, Somerset×

    Kingsmead

    Bath, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC1279
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile


    This first floor apartment is situated in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. It is a 15-minute walk to the...

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  • Fitzhead, near Wivelscombe, Somerset
    Fitzhead, near Wivelscombe, Somerset×

    Linnets

    Fitzhead, near Wivelscombe, Somerset

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    Ref: E3870
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Linnets is a rather special property in the heart of rural Somerset. Not only does it have its own private...

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  • Brompton Ralph, near Wiveliscombe, Somerset
    Brompton Ralph, near Wiveliscombe, Somerset×

    Oddwell Cottage

    Brompton Ralph, near Wiveliscombe, Somerset

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    Ref: 68023
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This Grade II listed character holiday cottage dates back over 300 years. Surrounded by peaceful, unspoilt countryside...

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