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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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  • Shipham, near Winscombe, Somerset
    Shipham, near Winscombe, Somerset×

    The Cowshed

    Shipham, near Winscombe, Somerset

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    Ref: 30494
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities


    This detached single-storey holiday property lies adjacent to the owners’ home at the end of a no...

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  • Aley, Over Stowey, Somerset
    Aley, Over Stowey, Somerset×

    Quantock Hideaway

    Aley, Over Stowey, Somerset

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    Ref: E4765
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property


    This exceptionally stylish barn conversion is ideally located for enjoying superb walking in the...

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  • Templecombe, Somerset
    Templecombe, Somerset×

    Combe Cottages - Wren

    Templecombe, Somerset

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

    Straddling the borders of Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset, this charming row of single-storey cottages is tucked away...

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  • Watchet, Somerset
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    Croft Cottages - Bungalow 1

    Watchet, Somerset

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    Ref: W44211
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Located in the heart of the ancient seaside port of Watchet, Croft Cottages offers a wide range of cottages to suit...

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  • Bathampton, near Bath, Somerset
    Bathampton, near Bath, Somerset×

    The Paddock Annexe

    Bathampton, near Bath, Somerset

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    Ref: 29707
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities


    This single storey holiday cottage adjoins the owners’ home and is located in a peaceful cul-de-sac...

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  • Winscombe,
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    Ref: E2379
    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...

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

    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Juniper

    Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset

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    Ref: 28060
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

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

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  • Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset
    Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset×
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    Ref: 30027
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

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

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  • Blagdon, near Cheddar, Somerset
    Blagdon, near Cheddar, Somerset×

    Mendip Barn

    Blagdon, near Cheddar, Somerset

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    Ref: W44069
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    Situated down a single track, no-through lane and set amongst stunning countryside, this detached, renovated barn...

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  • Minehead, Somerset
    Minehead, Somerset×
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    Ref: 31041
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities

    Periton Park Court provides self catering accommodation with a semi-detached cottage (ref 31044) and cottage...

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  • Watchet, Somerset
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    Bridge Cottage

    Watchet, Somerset

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    Ref: EML
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Set in the thriving small marina port of Watchet, just a stone’s throw away from local pubs, shops and...

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  • Wedmore, Somerset
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    The Cider House

    Wedmore, Somerset

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    Ref: 19898
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This spacious Grade II listed studio, with its own large garden, has been converted to a very good standard. It is in...

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