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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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  • Glendee

    Watchet

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 1673

    A cosy, well maintained holiday cottage with superb views over the Quantocks, the Brendons and Dunkery Beacon. Situated close to the owner’s house in a quiet area, 1 mile from the centre of Watchet with its modern marina. It keeps its character with original features of large exposed beams, inglenook fireplace and featured stone wall. Minehead 8 miles, Williton 1¼ miles. Marvellous walking on the hills and coastal paths, sea fishing trips from Watchet and Minehead, where there is a golf course. The West Somerset Railway runs through Watchet, and bus services end of drive to property. Shops and inns 1¼ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with low beams. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with roll-under bed, both with partially sloping ceilings. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Economy 7 NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Small front garden and furniture. Parking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Hideaway

    Brompton Ralph, near Wiveliscombe

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 16759

    Peacefully set high up in rural Somerset close to Exmoor National Park and with far reaching views over open countryside, this holiday home attached to the owner’s farmhouse, provides a comfortable base for relaxation or touring. Excellent for walking and pony trekking as well as exploring Exmoor villages, Wimbleball Lake and west Somerset coast. Easily reached are Minehead, Dunster Castle (NT), Knightshayes Court (NT) and market town of Taunton. There is also a wooden barbecue lodge in the garden, which is available by arrangement. Shop/post office 1 mile, pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVDs and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Private decking area and furniture. Shared use of owner’s garden with excellent views. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). One well behaved pet welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

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  • Periton Park Court - Willow Lodge

    Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31042

    Periton Park Court provides self catering accommodation with a semi-detached cottage (ref 31044) and cottage style apartments (refs 31041 and 31043) tastefully converted from the coach house and stables of a Victorian country house. The owners conveniently live on site and a detached cedar lodge (ref 31042) in a garden setting provides additional accommodation. In a totally secluded setting at the end of a third of a mile of private drive, with panoramic views of the sea and Quantock Hills, Periton Park Court is surrounded by 30 acres of its own gardens, pasture and woodland with direct access to the Exmoor National Park. There is also the use of a heated outdoor pool, open from May to September. Periton Park Court provides a gateway to the Exmoor National Park. A fenced track that crosses fields to the south provides direct access to the park. It is a perfect playground for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders. For the adventurous mountain biker, there are tracks prepared by local enthusiasts in the woods just south of Periton - be prepared as it’s not flat! If you haven’t yet discovered Exmoor, you are in for a treat. It is the undiscovered corner of the south west with quiet country lanes and uncrowded beauty spots even in the busy July/August months. Those that have discovered Exmoor return again and again. For beach lovers there are a number of beaches within a short distance, Minehead Beach/Harbour 1.5 miles, Dunster Beach 3 miles, Blue Anchor Beach 5 miles and Porlock Weir Harbour/Beach 5 miles. The famous surfing beaches at Woolacombe and Croyde are approximately 90 minutes west by car on roads with some spectacular scenery to view as you cross Exmoor. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on Exmoor and many other places to visit to make a memorable holiday. Minehead has a good range of shops and amenities, and is also home to the West Somerset Steam Railway. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), valley of the rocks and cliff railway. Dunster Castle (NT) and village, with its beautiful terraced gardens, Deer Park and Mill will make for an interesting day out as well as Porlock Weir. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with single bunk above (for alternative sleeping), 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating and gas included. Gas cooker. Gas barbecue.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Access to 30 acres of grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Shared, outdoor, heated swimming pool (11.6m x 5.5m, depth 0.8m to 2.6m), open May-September. Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

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  • The Stables

    Chard Junction, Chard

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E2816

    At the end of a quiet country lane, these three charming and individual properties (refs E2815, E2816 and E2817) enjoy an idyllic setting surrounded by 3½ acres of land crossed by a sparkling stream. Set right on the Somerset, Devon and Dorset border, they are just 8 miles from Lyme Regis with its massive breakwater – The Cobb, prominently featured in the film ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ – and its grand sandy beach. The elegant seaside resort of Sidmouth, Charmouth (renowned for fossil hunting), Golden Cap (the highest cliff on the south coast) and the pleasure gardens at the fishing village of Beer are all close by. Chard, 3 miles, the highest town in Somerset, with its Hornsbury Mill full of bric-a-brac, the 1000-acre wildlife park at Cricket St Thomas, Forde Abbey and Gardens, Axminster and many other places of interest are within easy reach. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Parking (2 cars). Wheelchair access.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Shared 3½-acre grounds. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. NB: Stream in grounds.

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  • Mayfair

    Bathampton, near Bath

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30295


    This single-storey detached holiday cottage is located in the picturesque village of Bathampton, on the southern banks of the River Avon, positioned just two miles from the ancient city of Bath. The village dates back to the Iron Age, with the Kennet and Avon Canal passing through the village and offering pleasant walks along the towpath, and out into the surrounding countryside, west to Bath itself (30 minutes) and east towards Devizes. Above the village guests can walk onto the famous ’Bath Skyline’ route. There are several good eating places within walking distance, and it is an ideal base for those who enjoy visiting an historic city but prefer to stay in a peaceful rural village location. Bath has many museums and places of interest, including the Roman Baths, the abbey, Pulteney Bridge, the Royal Crescent, and also many quality shops and modern leisure facilities such as the new and acclaimed Thermae Spa. Popular attractions in the surrounding area include Stonehenge, Lacock village (NT), Castle Combe, Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge and Bradford on Avon to name but a few. Hairdressers, doctors surgery and pharmacy available locally. Pub and restaurant 700 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with summerhouse, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Barrow Farm -Apple Lodge

    North Wootton, near Shepton Mallet

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 29429

    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 take full advantage of the view and open space. They are located just 5 miles from the historical town of Glastonbury, famous for its abbey, tor, music festival and mythical legends. The small city of Wells is 3 miles, with its cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and medieval cobbled street. The Bath and West Showground nearby features many events and exhibitions throughout the year. The Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills are ideal for cyclists, walkers and nature lovers. There is a chicken coop outside all properties where you can help yourself to fresh eggs. There are also two travel cots shared between the four properties. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile. Properties 24826, 28997, 29428 and 29429 can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with bi-fold doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. Smart TV. Playstation 3. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Underfloor oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two shared travel cots on request. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Use of 50-acre farmland. Shared 2½ acres of natural grounds. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Hambush Cottage

    Baltonsborough, near Glastonbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 30186


    This semi-detatched converted barn lies within the 5-acre grounds of the owner’s home where the owners make their own cider, and have planted a vineyard of Pinot Noir grapes. It has a separate private entrance, sitting out and parking area. It has been carefully renovated, retaining high ceilings and beams, and offers contemporary décor and furnishings with a second snug lounge area on the galleried landing. The village of Baltonsborough offers a rural and peaceful setting, only 4 miles from Glastonbury with its legendary King Arthur connections, the Tor and abbey, and home to the renowned Glastonbury music festival. Within a few miles visitors can reach Street with its Clarks designer outlet village, The Royal Bath & West Showground, and slightly further afield the city of Wells with its magnificent abbey and Bishop’s Palace, the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, Wookey Hole caves, Haynes Motor Museum, the city of Bath, Millfield and the Cheddar Gorge. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walkers and cyclists, on the edge of the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With wood burner.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Living room 2: Galleried with Freeview TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Patio with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a pond in the owner’s grounds.

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  • Challey’s Cottage

    Winscombe

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: E2378

    Enjoying an utterly peaceful location abundant with wildlife, in a quiet Mendip valley, are these four delightful cottages. Set on a working farm, in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, three of the cottages have been skilfully converted from stone barns whilst the fourth, a former miller’s cottage, is attached to the owners’ home. Attractively furnished and equipped to a very good standard the cottages offer an ideal base for a relaxing holiday or for touring the surrounding area. Cheddar Gorge, Blagdon Lake – with trout fishing and a wealth of wildlife – and golf are all nearby. The elegant city of Bath and the cathedral city of Wells are within an easy drive and Weston-super-Mare’s many attractions and sandy beach are just 7 miles. Churchill, 4 miles, offers many activities including a dry ski slope, sports centre and horse riding. Bristol Airport 15 minutes. Village shop and pub 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Garden with patio and furniture.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (fuel £4 per bag). NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared use of tumble dryer (in games room). Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Parking. Shared games room with table tennis.

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  • First Step

    Misterton, near Crewkerne

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 26501

    On the South Somerset/West Dorset border in Misterton, this quaint semi-detached stone holiday cottage for four, lovingly refurbished and very well equipped, is ideal for enjoying many nearby attractions such as Forde Abbey and Gardens, Yeovilton Air Museum and Broadwindsor Craft Centre, or spending days out within easy driving at Lyme Regis, West Bay and Seaton on the famous and stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor/dining room with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric coal-effect fire in both bedrooms included. Electric heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric hob. Electric double oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Riverside

    Watchet

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: EOL

    This delightful Grade II listed cottage lies at the heart of Watchet, within a few hundred yards of the marina and steam railway, and provides very well presented, characterful holiday accommodation overlooking the tidal Washford river. Adjoining the owner’s home, it is an ideal base for touring West Somerset with its wealth of attractions including Dunster Castle, the seaside resort of Minehead and Exmoor National Park – something for everyone to enjoy. Excellent walking and riding nearby. Shops, pubs, cafés and restaurant 100 yards.

    Beamed living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace, rug on wooden floor and French door to front porch. Dining room with wooden floor. Modern kitchen/dining room with wooden units and tiled floor. Separate toilet. Steep winder stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with window seat. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Some low doorways. Wooden floors throughout first floor.

    • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV/DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer by arrangement
    • Dishwasher
    • Gravelled walled garden/terrace and furniture
    • Rear courtyard
    • Public car park 50 yards (permit provided)
    • No smoking
    • No children under 5 yrs
    • NB: Garden overlooks a river

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  • Periton Park Court - Stables

    Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31043

    Periton Park Court provides self catering accommodation with a semi-detached cottage (ref 31044) and cottage style apartments (refs 31041 and 31043) tastefully converted from the coach house and stables of a Victorian country house. The owners conveniently live on site and a detached cedar lodge (ref 31042) in a garden setting provides additional accommodation. In a totally secluded setting at the end of a third of a mile of private drive, with panoramic views of the sea and Quantock Hills, Periton Park Court is surrounded by 30 acres of its own gardens, pasture and woodland with direct access to the Exmoor National Park. There is also the use of a heated outdoor pool, open from May to September. Periton Park Court provides a gateway to the Exmoor National Park. A fenced track that crosses fields to the south provides direct access to the park. It is a perfect playground for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders. For the adventurous mountain biker, there are tracks prepared by local enthusiasts in the woods just south of Periton - be prepared as it’s not flat! If you haven’t yet discovered Exmoor, you are in for a treat. It is the undiscovered corner of the south west with quiet country lanes and uncrowded beauty spots even in the busy July/August months. Those that have discovered Exmoor return again and again. For beach lovers there are a number of beaches within a short distance, Minehead Beach/Harbour 1.5 miles, Dunster Beach 3 miles, Blue Anchor Beach 5 miles and Porlock Weir Harbour/Beach 5 miles. The famous surfing beaches at Woolacombe and Croyde are approximately 90 minutes west by car on roads with some spectacular scenery to view as you cross Exmoor. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on Exmoor and many other places to visit to make a memorable holiday. Minehead has a good range of shops and amenities, and is also home to the West Somerset Steam Railway. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), valley of the rocks and cliff railway. Dunster Castle (NT) and village, with its beautiful terraced gardens, Deer Park and Mill will make for an interesting day out as well as Porlock Weir. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating included. Electric cooker.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Access to 30 acres of grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Shared, outdoor, heated swimming pool (11.6m x 5.5m, depth 0.8m to 2.6m), open May-September. Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

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  • Withy Grove Farm - Birch

    East Huntspill, near Highbridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC536

    Withy Grove Farm is situated on the banks of the River Huntspill, in a quiet corner of Somerset. This busy working farm is a paradise for youngsters, where they can get a hands-on experience of life in the country.

    The farm is home to a whole host of animals, which include chickens, cows, horses, over 100 breeding ewes, a friendly Shetland pony named Alf, and two adorable pygmy goats named Fudge and Snowy. The collection comprises five charming holiday homes (UKC534, UKC535, UKC536, UKC537 and UKC538) set around a courtyard and patio area, with the owners living on-site. These single-storey cottages all have access to the outdoor heated swimming pool and lush surrounding gardens, as well as a skittle alley and a well-equipped games room, complete with table tennis, a pool table and table football. For adults looking for a bit of company in the evening, there’s an on-site licensed bar/lounge that throws weekly quizzes and games of bingo. There’s also Somerset Evening once a week that’s ideal for trying Somerset cider and cheese over a game of skittles.

    From the splendours found in the city of Bath to the wide expanses of Exmoor, the farm provides a convenient base for touring all the area’s attractions. There’s the enchanting village of Glastonbury, famous for its tor; the beautiful city of Wells with its stunning cathedral; and the world-famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves all within easy reach of the property. For those of you who love to shop, Clarks Village is a must-visit: a major factory outlet in the nearby village of Street. The area is renowned for its coarse fishing, and licences can be obtained locally to fish in the Huntspill, Brue, King’s and Axe rivers as well as Sedgemoor Drain and the South Drain. There’s so much to see and do at Withy Grove Farm, it’s sure to be a holiday to remember! Beach 4 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Bed linen included. Electric central heating and electricity by £1 coin meter. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared games room with table tennis, pool table and table football. Shared licensed bar/lounge. Shared skittle alley. Shared courtyard with patio and terrace. Shared natural grounds with patio, terrace and garden furniture. Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.9m - 2m). Coarse fishing on-site (licence required). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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