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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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  • Dove Cottage

    Minehead

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 27023

    Dove Cottage is located on the outskirts of Minehead. The terraced holiday cottage forms part of a range of barn conversions called The Hopcott. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on the moors. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Visit Minehead and enjoy a walk along the promenade or an ice cream, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. A visit to enchanting Dunster Castle (NT) with its beautiful terraced gardens, Deer Park and mill will make for an interesting day out. Beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shop 440 yards, pub and restaurant 760 yards.

    Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Payphone. Shared landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking, 43 yards. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Rose Cottage

    Norton-sub-Hamdon

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: EHU

    This charming Grade II listed holiday cottage of traditional thatch and hamstone (all of building in photograph) is set in a conservation village on the Somerset/Dorset border. Comfortably furnished and attractively decorated, it has its own garden. Explore lovely walks in nearby Ham Hill Country Park, or attractions within easy reach including Cricket St Thomas Lakes and Gardens. Many other highly regarded gardens within easy reach include Tintinhul, Lambrook Manor, Forde Abbey and great houses such as 16th-century Montacute House (NT) with its formal garden and landscaped park (4 miles). Coast 20 miles. Pub within easy walking distance. Fishing locally. Shop 75 yards.

    Beamed sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove. Farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast area. Shower room with toilet. Narrow staircase to first floor: Two pretty double bedrooms (one 5ft bed). Single bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – logs included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • TV
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Garden with furniture
    • Garage/parking

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  • Bow Bridge Cottage

    Ashill, near Ilminster

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 29829


    This detached holiday home for four guests with a large garden, is situated midway between the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast with Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and its spectacular scenery and beaches, and Bridgwater Bay to the north with Minehead and Weston-super-Mare. It is in a great location to enjoy so much and visit so many attractions such as Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Clarks Village factory outlet, Glastonbury Tor, and Cheddar Gorge which are just to name a few. There are many historic houses in the area including Barrington Court, Montacute House and gardens, Forde Abbey and gardens and further afield, Wells with its beautiful cathedral and Bishops Palace. You will have a wealth of memorable experiences to enjoy! Beach 16 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 2 single.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included (£25per week, £10 per short break October-March). Bed linen included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Brae View Cottage

    Brean, nr. Burnham-on-Sea

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 26347

    This single storey detached holiday cottage enjoys an elevated location backing on to the long beach at Brean, sea views can be fully appreciated inside and outside the cottage. The beach stretches for 7 miles between Burnham-on-Sea and Brean, stopping at NT headland of Brean Down, which has views over the Bristol Channel. There are many family attractions in the area, including Brean Leisure Park and Animal Farm Adventure Park. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Gas central heating included (£35per week October-May). Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Gravelled, decked and patio garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome Pack. No smoking. NB: 20 yards to sea. Steps in garden and private access to beach.

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  • Tor View

    Street, near Glastonbury

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W43263

    This end-of-terrace holiday home lies in a small, peaceful cul-de-sac with stunning views across the fields to Glastonbury Tor from the conservatory and covered pergola in the garden. Walks from the doorstep. Just minutes away from Glastonbury with its annual pop festival. Explore the Millennium Walk or visit the Peat Moors Centre and the Chalice Well or take a ride on the steam train along the East Somerset Railway to the shops in Bath or to the seaside at Weston-super-Mare. Close by are Bristol, Bridgwater, Cheddar Gorge, Street, Wells and Yeovil. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/conservatory. Kitchen with breakfast area. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small, covered pond in garden.

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  • Norton Barns - Apple Barn

    Kewstoke, Weston-Super-Mare

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W42180

    Luxury barn conversions

    These well appointed and attractive detached holiday cottages lie in the village of Kewstoke, only 1.5 miles to a local unspoilt beach at Sandbay and the National Trust headland of Sand Point. They have been renovated and offer a comfortable and peaceful base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and resorts. Only 3 miles to Weston-super-Mare with its long sandy beaches, aquarium, shops and traditional family attractions, and the smaller resorts of Clevedon, Burnham-on-Sea and Brean. With easy access to the M5, it is a short drive to other coastal areas of North Devon and Wales. The surrounding countryside includes the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, and the Somerset levels and moors, providing ample opportunities for walking and cycling. Further afield places to visit include Cheddar Gorge and caves, Wookey Hole, the cities of Bath and Bristol, Glastonbury and Wells. The owners provide a free family ticket to Puxton Park Family Attractions for bookings of 3 nights or longer. Shops, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Travel cot and high chair on request. Wi-fi. Lawned garden and furniture.

    All properties: Oil central heating and electricity included (£20per week October-April). Bed linen included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Mill Batch Cottage

    Mark, Highbridge

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: EQS

    Mill Batch Cottage is an 18th century holiday cottage on the edge of the village of Mark, situated in the heart of the famous Somerset Levels, and in the shadow of the Mendip Hills. It was originally built as a cattle barn sometime in the 1780s, but in 1819 was converted into a cottage by William Counsell – hence the inscription ‘WC 1819’ on the outside, and ‘WC’ above the old fireplace, which often amuse visitors! The property retains many of the original features; the low wooden beam over the front entrance, the oak beamed ceiling, and the original fireplace, now with a wood burner for extra cosiness. The name ‘Mill Batch’ (shared with the owner’s home, adjacent to the cottage) comes from the fact that the property is about fifty feet above sea level (high for the Somerset Levels!). This makes it the ideal place for a windmill, and one was built here in the early eighteenth century. The lane next to the property, Perry Road, leads to the hamlet of Perry – named after pear cider, which would have been made there. Cider apple trees still run alongside the property and in the orchard next door. Sheep often graze here, wandering amongst the dappled light. The garden of the cottage, though small, borders the owner’s much larger garden (1.4 acres). Both are packed with wildlife; a wide range of birds (more than 80 species), butterflies (20 species) and badgers, foxes and the occasional deer all visit the garden from time to time. Swallows nest in the barn in the farmyard next door, and they are very much welcomed as one of the first signs of summer! Shop ½ mile, pub ¼ mile.

    Large beamed, double aspect living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. Kitchen with tiled floor and sloping ceiling. Utility. Separate toilet. Fairly steep wooden stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with window shutter. Beamed twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Single bedroom with floor level feature window. All bedrooms with exposed stone wall. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD (small music library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Taxi service by prior arrangement with owners
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Chaplain’s Lodge

    Tyntesfield, near Bristol

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: NT003030

    National Trust Holiday Cottage

    Chaplain’s Lodge is a beautifully restored mid-Victorian gate-lodge, providing all the comforts of a country retreat. Built in the 1890s in Gothic revival style, it retains typical decorations of dark painted wood, Victorian wallpapers and Victorian furniture.

    The National Trust bought the house in 2002 after the death of Baron Wraxall. The lodge marked the northern entrance to the Tyntesfield Estate, and has views over the gardens, as well as having its own lovely private garden. Guests can enjoy the 500-acre estate, including woodland walks and the working kitchen garden, plus complimentary entry to the main house.

    The village of Wraxall is situated in North Somerset, lying between the city of Bristol and the Bristol Channel. The village is also the home of Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. This zoo has a large collection of animals, with hands on experience and children’s play areas.

    Just seven miles from Bristol and within easy reach of the M5, Tyntesfield offers the perfect retreat, but is within easy reach of local attractions and amenities. Not only does a stay in this area provide the opportunity to visit bustling Bristol and elegant Bath, but also the depths of rural Somerset, glorious Gloucestershire and the rolling Cotswold hills. Visit the nearby coastline and long sandy beaches at Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea, and the quieter Victorian resort of Clevedon. Within an hours drive, one can reach Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, the cathedral city of Wells and the Glastonbury Tor. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Living room. Kitchen/dining room with wooden floor. Single bedroom. Two steps down to bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Lower ground floor: Utility. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom.

    • Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Freezer
    • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Shared 500-acre grounds
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • Mill Cottage

    Exton, near Dulverton

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 18698

    With views over the beautiful Exe Valley, this most comfortable, well equipped cottage is ideally located within Exmoor National Park. Many very beautiful walks, sandy beaches at Minehead and Blue Anchor, the rugged North Devon coast and the fascinating villages of Dunster, Selworthy and Porlock are all within easy reach. For rainy days, adults will enjoy Dunster Castle and Knightshayes Court (NT), while the West Somerset Railway and Butlins at Minehead will appeal to children of all ages. The attractive town of Dulverton is a short drive away, with a good range of amenities. Shops 4 miles, pub 200 yards.

    Lower ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. Ground floor: Living room. Study/playroom. 1 single bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, oil, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Oil Rayburn. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Wellington Farm - Long Wood

    Near Wells

    Grade
    5
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: EPH


    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 of immense historical and geological interest.
    Among the many places of interest to visit are Wells cathedral in England’s smallest city, Glastonbury Tor, the caves at Cheddar and Wookey, Longleat and several NT properties including Montacute House and Stourhead and King John’s Hunting Lodge in pretty Axbridge. Excellent beaches and seaside entertainment can be enjoyed at Weston Super Mare and Brean, and there are many charming villages to be explored, along with the rugged landscape of Exmoor National Park, famous for the native ponies. The Georgian Heritage city of Bath is easily reached with its beautiful architecture, Roman Baths, Abbey and fine selection of shops and restaurants. Several golf clubs are available locally together with horse riding, coarse fishing and trout fishing at Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes. Very good local inns and places to eat. Please note: Ramscliff Cottage (ref EGA) and Long Wood (ref EPH) can be booked together to accommodate up to 7 guests.

    Living/dining room with electric log-effect fire. Spacious well-equipped modern kitchen. Single bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms; one double and one twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Full oil central heating included
    • Dishwasher
    • Courtyard and furniture

    • Electric log-effect fire included
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed children’s play area with seesaw, climbing frame, slide and swings
    • Parking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Hilltop Barn

    Kilve, near Watchet

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W43866

    Comfortable, thoughtfully appointed and well equipped are all ways to describe Hilltop Barn. Located on the outskirts of the village of Kilve, between the coast and the Quantock Hills, this delightful detached barn conversion is a real treat either for a quiet weekend getaway or as somewhere to look forward to returning to after a busy day of sightseeing. This holiday home has lovely views of the coast and surrounding countryside. There is a great courtyard overlooking the quiet country lane for guest to enjoy a drink or some al fresco dining.

    During your stay there is plenty to see and do. Explore Exmoor’s spectacular northern coast, the highest in Britain, where steep cliffs plunge into the sea. You can enjoy fantastic walks here along the cliff top coastal path, with dramatic views of the coastline and out to sea. From Dunkery Beacon at 1707ft there are panoramic views to Wales, Dartmoor and beyond. Minehead is only 10 miles away with a beach, harbour and fantastic steam railway. Historic Dunster with its medieval castle (NT) is one of the prettiest villages on Exmoor. Porlock, Watchet and Dulverton offer interesting shops and tea shops where you can enjoy a traditional Somerset cream tea. There are many places to visit locally including Knightshayes Court, a splendid Victorian house at Tiverton. Shop and pub 750 yards.

    Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with patio doors. Kitchen with dining area.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 38" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £200.

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  • The Old Chapel

    Upper Vobster, near Frome

    Grade
    5
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W43375


    This detached converted chapel dates back to the 19th century, and is peacefully situated in the small hamlet of Upper Vobster, which consists of a few houses and a no-through road. The chapel has been sympathetically renovated, keeping many of its original features and stained glass windows throughout. It has a pretty, private terrace and enclosed lawned garden, with the added feature of a large field behind, which belongs to the chapel, accessed along a footpath to the side. This is an ideal holiday base for dog walking and country walks towards the nearby villages of Mells , Vobster, the local pubs and just opposite, are the Mendip Hills. Close by is the Vobster Quay diving centre, an old quarry filled with ruins. There are many places of interest within a short drive, including Longleat Safari Park, Bath and West Showgrounds, Babington House, the city of Bath, the caves and gorge at Cheddar, the UK’s smallest city of Wells with its magnificent cathedral, Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, and the market towns of Frome, Shepton Mallet and Warminster. National Trust Properties nearby include Cley Hill, Westwood Park, Prior Park and Gardens, Stourhead, Courts Gardens and Great Chalfield Manor and Gardens, which are all within 12 miles of the property. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. 1 single bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-Fi. Small, enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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