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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, SomersetSomerset
    North Wootton, near Shepton Mallet, SomersetSomerset×

    Barrow Farm - Baby Barrow

    North Wootton, near Shepton Mallet, SomersetSomerset

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    Ref: 28997
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Offering spacious accommodation, this cottage is the ideal base to explore nearby Glastonbury, famous for its music and abbey.
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    Situated on a traditional family farm with a small beef herd, this group of single-storey barns has been sympathetically converted to form four contemporary, detached holiday cottages. Baby Barrow (ref 28997) is very light and spacious, with high ceilings and beams throughout. Barrow Farm Barn (ref 24826) retains original beams throughout and overlooks 2½ acres of orchard. Pear Lodge (ref 29428) and Apple Lodge (ref 29429) feature underfloor heating and large bi-fold doors to...

    Barrow Farm - Barrow Farm Barn
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  • Upper Weare, near Axbridge, Somerset
    Upper Weare, near Axbridge, Somerset×

    Twin Barns

    Upper Weare, near Axbridge, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC727
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    For a romantic countryside hideaway this lovely cottage is hard to beat, with easy access to Glastonbury Tor and Cheddar Gorge.
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    This attractive cottage is attached to the owners’ barn conversion and is set in a secluded position. Close to the property you can enjoy fantastic views to the Mendips and Quantock Hills. This makes an excellent base for walkers and nature lovers alike. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you are surrounded by beautiful countryside, and on a clear day you can even see Cheddar Gorge. The views are breathtaking.
    The market town of Axbridge is only 2 miles...

  • Edithmead, near Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset
    Edithmead, near Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset×

    Croft Cottages - Robin’s Nest

    Edithmead, near Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC1559
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Located just minutes’ from Burnham-on-Sea on the Somerset coast and within easy reach of the Somerset Levels and attractions such as Cheddar Gorge.
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    These single-storey, detached holiday cottages (refs UKC1559 and W42944) are ideally located just minutes’ from Burnham-on-Sea and the coastal resorts of north west Somerset. The 7-mile stretch of sandy beach running from Burnham-on-Sea to Brean is known for its unspoilt dunes and is ideal for walking and bird watching. There are several golf courses including a fine championship course at Burnham. You can also marvel at the spectacular scenery of nearby Cheddar Gorge with...

    Croft Cottages - The Piggery
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  • 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...

  • Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset
    Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset×
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    Ref: B5817
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    With lovely valley views from the covered patio, this ground floor cottage includes use of an indoor heated swimming pool.
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    Pretty stone cottages with a shared heated indoor swimming pool
    Set in a beautiful valley within the Exmoor National Park
    Five acres of gardens and grounds with BBQ area and picnic area and a shared all-weather tennis court
    Excellent walking, cycling and riding country
    Some cottages boast four-poster beds and woodburners
    Allocated parking for each cottage





    In a setting of stunning natural beauty in the Exmoor National Park, with...

    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Rose Cottage
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    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Orchard Cottage
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    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Garden Cottage
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    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Coachman’s Cottage
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    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Juniper
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  • Roadwater, near Watchet, Somerset
    Roadwater, near Watchet, Somerset×

    Orchard Cottage

    Roadwater, near Watchet, Somerset

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    Ref: W42820
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Explore the towns and attractions that are located on the South West Coastal Path from this country holiday cottage.
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    Orchard Cottage is attached to the owner’s imposing country home and has lovely views over the gardens and is situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Roadwater. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on Exmoor. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and funicular cliff railway. Visit Minehead with its promenade and shops, or the West Somerset Railway for those interested...

  • 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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  • Shiplate, Bleadon, Somerset
    Shiplate, Bleadon, Somerset×

    Slade Barns -Little Wharf

    Shiplate, Bleadon, Somerset

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    Ref: W40909
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free
    This property is ideal for a couple who wish to explore the superb walking, wildlife and scenery of the Mendip Hills.
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    Excellent touring base for central SomersetExcellent touring base for central Somerset

    Semi-detached barn conversion for 2.

    In a rural location between the popular Victorian seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare and the famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves, are these semi-detached barns. Sunnyside features a galleried double bedroom and both properties are ideally situated to explore and enjoy the many family attractions on offer. There is superb walking, scenery and wildlife up on...

    Slade Barns - Sunnyside
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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
    Situated in a peaceful village, relax and enjoy idyllic walks or explore the city of Bath only 2 miles away.
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    This single storey holiday cottage adjoins the owners’ home and is located in a peaceful cul-de-sac with glorious views over the vale and village. There is a private seating area in the garden from which to enjoy these views. It is just a short stroll to some local shops, and under a mile to 2 wonderful pubs, one on the banks of the canal and one by a weir on the River Avon. Bathampton is a picturesque village and a delight for walkers – only 2 miles from the city of...

  • Bath, Somerset
    Bath, Somerset×
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    Ref: UKC966
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile
    This open plan apartment is ideal for a romantic city break, enjoy an evening at the theatre or a visit to the Roman Baths.
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    These stunning apartments (UKC965 and UKC966) in the heart of historic Bath are close to many of the city’s most famous landmarks. Part of a restored Georgian terrace both the apartments have been elegantly designed and are within walking distance to all the main attractions, such as the famous Roman Baths, Thermal Bath Spa, Bath Abbey and all the shops. You can also enjoy dining at numerous nearby restaurants or an evening of internationally acclaimed theatre acts at the Theatre...

    Saco Apartments Bath - Apartment 1
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  • Blagdon, near Cheddar, Somerset
    Blagdon, near Cheddar, Somerset×

    The Nest

    Blagdon, near Cheddar, Somerset

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    Ref: 30133
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Spot wildlife around Chew Valley Lake, or visit Cheddar with its gorge and caves or the city of Wells.
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    This attractive, detached, single-storey barn conversion, adjacent to the owners’ home, is located in the village of Blagdon and enjoys stunning views over Blagdon Lake. The living room and bedroom both have patio doors facing out over the pretty garden and lake, and the patio area is the perfect spot from which to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and views. This holiday property is ideal for walkers, with footpaths leading from the village and around the lake, and the larger...

  • Middlecombe, Minehead, Somerset
    Middlecombe, Minehead, Somerset×

    Middlecombe Holiday Apartments - The Studio

    Middlecombe, Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: 26752
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    Close to Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway.
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    These well-appointed holiday apartments are located just outside Minehead, a great base for exploring this beautiful part of the British Isles. The apartments are furnished to a very good standard, complemented by comfortable bedrooms and sitting-out areas where guests can benefit from the surrounds of the owners’ garden. Shops and pubs are within walking distance, or a short drive will take you to the heart of Minehead, where the promenade can be enjoyed by all. Enjoy superb...

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