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

    Four Jays Cottage

    Banwell, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

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    Ref: E5294
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    This smart barn redevelopment is set on a working farm boasting rare pedigree show sheep within the delightful fringe of the Mendip Hills just 5 miles from the promenade, pier, sandy beach and Seaquarium of Weston-super-Mare
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    This smart barn redevelopment is set on a working farm boasting rare pedigree show sheep within the delightful fringe of the Mendip Hills just 5 miles from the promenade, pier, sandy beach and Seaquarium of Weston-super-Mare. Within easy reach of Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole, Wells with its magnificent cathedral, the renowned Clarks Village shopping outlet at Street and NT properties at Clevedon Court, Tyntesfield and Montacute House. Splendid walks and cycle trails, and nearby...

  • Curry Mallet, near Taunton, Somerset
    Curry Mallet, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Buzzards View

    Curry Mallet, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: 27359
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Visit National Trust properties, Taunton, Glastonbury and Wells from this semi-detached holiday bungalow, situated in a rural location.
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    This semi-detached holiday bungalow is superbly situated in a rural location of outstanding natural beauty and tranquillity, in an elevated position with far-reaching panoramic views, and is suitable for those with walking difficulties. Ideally located for touring the many places of interest in the area, including various National Trust properties, Taunton, Glastonbury and Wells. There is good access to both the East Devon Heritage Coast, including Sidmouth and Lyme Regis, and the north...

  • Roadwater, Somerset
    Roadwater, Somerset×

    Grooms Lodge

    Roadwater, Somerset

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    Ref: EVA
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This five star thatched property is simply beautiful and has a romantic ambiance which is perfect for a couples retreat.
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    If you are looking for something a little special to celebrate an occasion or looking for that extra bit of comfort after long day walking or exploring then look no further than the cottages at Glasses Farm. Nestling in the pretty landscape within Exmoor National Park, Grooms Lodge (ref: EVA) and Stable Cottage (ref: EVB), have been converted form the original stables of an impressive 16th century thatched long house. Both these thatched cottages have been presented to a very...

  • North Newton, Somerset
    North Newton, Somerset×

    Dragonfly Barn - Dragonfly 1

    North Newton, Somerset

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    Ref: 26907
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Set in the rural village of North Newton, this charming yet modern barn conversion is located near an Area of Natural Beauty.
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    In an Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyIn an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Set within the grounds of Newton House in the rural village of North Newton, Somerset. Dragonfly Barn is a charming barn conversion providing three self contained semi-detached holiday units (refs 26907, 26908 and 28845). Situated on the first floor by way of an external staircase, Dragonfly 1 offers bright accommodation with use of a delightful sunny lawned sitting out area. Dragonfly 2 has its...

    Dragonfly Barn - Dragonfly 2
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  • Near Wells, Somerset
    Near Wells, Somerset×
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    Ref: EGA
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    - Car parking on site - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Set amongst an AONB, Ramscliff Cottage sets the scene for a peaceful couples retreat. There are idyllic walks to be enjoyed nearby.
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    Set in a secluded position high in the Mendips above Cheddar Gorge and just 3 miles from Cheddar, these attractive barn conversions make an excellent base for walkers and nature lovers. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is rich in bird and wildlife, including badgers and deer (which visit the farm). Animals on the farm include calves, pygmy goats, alpacas and guinea pigs. Nature trails criss-cross the surrounding hills, easily accessible from the farm, and the whole area is one...

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    Wellington Farm - Long Wood
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  • Ellicombe, near Dunster,
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    The Old Coach House

    Ellicombe, near Dunster,

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    Ref: E2226
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    At the foot of Grabbist Hill (NT) in the Exmoor National Park, these four beautifully furnished and well-equipped Grade II listed cottages are set in the grounds of 16th century Ellicombe Manor
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    At the foot of Grabbist Hill (NT) in the Exmoor National Park, these four beautifully furnished and well-equipped Grade II listed cottages are set in the grounds of 16th century Ellicombe Manor. Clustered around a cobbled courtyard they enjoy shared use of an outdoor heated swimming pool, with its own walled area and poolside furniture, and an acre of magnificent sub tropical gardens and 3-acre paddock offering views over the West Somerset Steam Railway and across the Bristol Channel to...

    Grooms Cottage
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    Old Chapel Cottage
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    Stables Cottage
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  • Berkley, near Frome, Somerset
    Berkley, near Frome, Somerset×

    Puddledock Piggery

    Berkley, near Frome, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC1930
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Tucked away in the Somerset countryside, yet within easy reach of many attractions including the beauty of the town of Frome and Georgian Bath.
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    This attractive holiday cottage is situated within the grounds of the owners’ property, tucked away in a quiet rural position, surrounded by fields and open views. The property has been completely rebuilt from an old piggery and renovated to a very high standard. All on one level with stone flooring and underfloor heating throughout, it has a cosy wood burner for those colder evenings, and also boasts bi-folding doors leading to the garden, perfect for alfresco dining and bringing...

  • Isle Brewers, Taunton, Somerset
    Isle Brewers, Taunton, Somerset×

    The Old Mill

    Isle Brewers, Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: EVJ
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Right by the mill pond and boasting much character and charm this former mill is the perfect romantic retreat for two.
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    A wonderful setting to relax and unwind in, The Old Mill stands detached and has wooden floors, beams and character. Tastefully furnished, it offers an idyllic romantic haven to enjoy the abundant wildlife from the decked patio overlooking the mill pond and lovely country walks. Visit Montacute House and Gardens, Forde Abbey and Gardens, explore the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, South Somerset or venture down to the World Famous Jurassic Coast. Shops 3 miles, pub 1½...

  • Butleigh, near Glastonbury, Somerset
    Butleigh, near Glastonbury, Somerset×

    Betsy Cottage

    Butleigh, near Glastonbury, Somerset

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    Ref: W44202
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Retaining many original features, this Grade II listed cottage is the epitome of tranquillity and romance.
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    Betsy Cottage is a medieval Grade II listed semi-detached cottage which has been beautifully restored. The ancient beams and flagstone floors retain the authentic character and charm of this peaceful and romantic retreat. The large bedroom has an ornate four-poster bed and additionally there is a wonderfully comfortable, working antique copper bath in the bedroom. The living room provides a stunning inglenook fireplace complete with Victorian wood-burning range and bread oven....

  • Colerne, near Bath, Somerset
    Colerne, near Bath, Somerset×
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    Ref: 23935
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Poachers Cottage provides a peaceful, countryside retreat as a excellent holiday base to explore the surrounding area.
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    This pair of garden cottages are set in the grounds of the Jacobean Manor House - Thickwood House, dating back to the 1700’s. During the centuries it grew to become one of the most prosperous farms in the area, and its present owners maintain the stunning gardens and outbuildings in keeping with the house. The cottages were sympathetically converted from a Cotswold stone byre, and retain many traditional features. Cosy and comfortable, and with views over the magnificent garden...

    Thickwood House Garden Cottages - Orchard View
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  • Porlock, near Minehead, Somerset
    Porlock, near Minehead, Somerset×

    Ship Bungalow and Mews - No. 4 The Ship’s Mews

    Porlock, near Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: 19398
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    For those who love long walks and enjoy brilliant views, this cottage will be the perfect base for explore the area.
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    In the village of Porlock on Exmoor National Park and nestling between Porlock Hill and the sea, 1 mile, these converted ships mews, formerly stables, offer sea views of Porlock Bay and make an excellent holiday location to enjoy the natural wonders of Exmoor and the dramatic coastline in this region. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on the moors, and many places to visit to make a memorable holiday. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and...

    No.2 The Ships Mews
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  • Drayton, near Langport, Somerset
    Drayton, near Langport, Somerset×

    Mead Chapel

    Drayton, near Langport, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC292
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This delightful, restored chapel lies in the heart of the Somerset Levels amongst wildlife and nature reserves.
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    This lovely, converted detached chapel dating back to 1925, lies in the village of Drayton, South Somerset and offers a great location to enjoy this ever popular area. There are lovely country walks, fishing, golf and quaint village pubs nearby. Many historic houses are within easy driving, such as Muchelney Abbey, Forde Abbey, and National Trust’s Montacute House and Tintinhull House, to name a few. The Somerset Levels, with their abundance of wildlife and nature reserves, are on...

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