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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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  • Minehead, Somerset
    Minehead, Somerset×

    Dove Cottage

    Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: 27023
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile
    Explore the Watermeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway, from the outskirts of Minehead.
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    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...

  • Norton-sub-Hamdon, Somerset
    Norton-sub-Hamdon, Somerset×

    Rose Cottage

    Norton-sub-Hamdon, Somerset

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This thatched cottage offers characterful accommodation in an idyllic setting. Guests can enjoy beautiful walks in Ham Hill Country Park.
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    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,...

  • Ashill, near Ilminster, Somerset
    Ashill, near Ilminster, Somerset×

    Bow Bridge Cottage

    Ashill, near Ilminster, Somerset

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    Ref: 29829
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Detached, with a large garden and in a great location for exploring local attractions, this is an ideal holiday base!
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    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...

  • Kittisford, near Wellington, Somerset
    Kittisford, near Wellington, Somerset×

    Brimley Barn

    Kittisford, near Wellington, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC1135
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Situated near Wellington, Brimley Barn is a three bedroom property close to Exmoor National Park and Jurassic Coast.
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    This cosy single-storey, detached cottage nestles in the rolling hills on the Somerset/Devon border. Kittisford village is hidden away but within easy reach of the local pub and shop/café, and is a great retreat from which to visit all that the area has to offer. Beautifully restored, this slate barn is set in the grounds of the owner’s 7½-acre home and is the perfect place to put your feet up, or get out and about in the surrounding countryside. The property has...

  • Bath, Somerset
    Bath, Somerset×

    Garden Villa

    Bath, Somerset

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    Ref: 24882
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    A 10-minute downhill stroll will take you to the centre of Bath and all its fascinating attractions.
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    Stunning views over Bath

    This holiday cottage has an excellent location raised above the city of Bath. Stunning views over the Georgian architecture and abbey can be enjoyed from various secret seating areas in the delightful pretty garden. Local amenities and pubs are within a minutes’ walk away, and it’s a 10-minute stroll down into the centre of the city with a steeper uphill return. Bath is a vibrant cultural city with many attractions: famous ones include the...

  • Tyntesfield, near Bristol, Somerset
    Tyntesfield, near Bristol, Somerset×

    Chaplain’s Lodge

    Tyntesfield, near Bristol, Somerset

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    Ref: NT003030
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Enjoying marvellous views and nestling in rural Wraxall, this property is perfect for a relaxing break.
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    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...

  • Kilve, near Watchet, Somerset
    Kilve, near Watchet, Somerset×

    Hilltop Barn

    Kilve, near Watchet, Somerset

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    Ref: W43866
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    With coast and countryside views, Hilltop Barn is ideally located on the outskirts of the village of Kilve, midway between the Quantock Hills and the coast.
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    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...

  • Badgworth, near Wedmore, Somerset
    Badgworth, near Wedmore, Somerset×

    Spring Banks

    Badgworth, near Wedmore, Somerset

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    Ref: 26955
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    On the edge of the Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels is this beautiful cottage, 10 minutes’ drive from Cheddar Gorge.
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    This single storey holiday cottage enjoys an ideal location in a peaceful village on the edge of the Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels. The garden is private and secluded, and with the sound of a babbling brook running along it’s edge is a delightful spot in which to relax. Large picture windows in the living room offer lovely views over the trees and village. The bustling and picturesque village of Wedmore is 3 miles, with it’s unique shops, restaurants, tea shops and golf...

  • Queen Camel, Yeovil, Somerset
    Queen Camel, Yeovil, Somerset×

    Holland Cottage

    Queen Camel, Yeovil, Somerset

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    Ref: W40074
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Close to the Dorset border, this holiday cottage offers a great base from which to explore this delightful area.
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    Village location/Good walking area

    In the small village of Queen Camel, near the Dorset border, this end terraced holiday cottage offers attractive, well presented accommodation from which one can explore this delightful area. On your doorstep you can visit the many historic houses and gardens, the Haynes Motor Museum, Yeovilton Air Museum and the quaint Dorset town of Sherbourne with its abbey and castle. Within easy driving distance is Bath, Glastonbury Tor, Cheddar Gorge,...

  • Near Lympsham, Somerset
    Near Lympsham, Somerset×

    Russet Cottage

    Near Lympsham, Somerset

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    Ref: E4678
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A spacious barn conversion perfectly suited for a family holiday close to the beacj and a wealth of attractions.
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    Only 1.5 miles from Brean’s vast sandy beach, this bright and spacious barn conversion sits close to the dramatic Brean Down Promontory (NT), which extends into the Bristol Channel and offers breathtaking views and magnificent walking. A wealth of attractions lie within easy reach, including Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea, Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole, Glastonbury and Clarks Village shopping outlet at Street. Further afield, the Quantock Hills and glorious Exmoor...

  • West Chinnock, near Crewkerne, Somerset
    West Chinnock, near Crewkerne, Somerset×

    Butterfly Cottage

    West Chinnock, near Crewkerne, Somerset

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    Ref: 27136
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Located in West Chinock, enjoy country walking, visit Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, The Haynes Motor Museum and many more.
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    This semi-detached, hamstone holiday cottage is located in the lovely village of West Chinnock, South Somerset and 4 miles from the Dorset border. It is an excellent family home to explore this popular area; enjoy country walking, visit family venues at Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, The Haynes Motor Museum, Forde Abbey and Gardens, Montacute House and Tintinhull House. Within easy driving are Lyme Regis and West Bay on the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Shop 2 miles, pub...

  • Street, near Glastonbury, Somerset
    Street, near Glastonbury, Somerset×

    Tor View

    Street, near Glastonbury, Somerset

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    Ref: W43263
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This family-friendly holiday property is located in a peaceful cul-de-sac with stunning views of Glastonbury Tor.
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    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...

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