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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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  • Ship Bungalow and Mews - Ship Bungalow

    Porlock, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 25028

    In the village of Porlock on Exmoor National Park and nestling between Porlock Hill and the sea, 1 mile, these converted ships mews, formerly stables, and detached dormer bungalow offer sea views of Porlock Bay and make an excellent holiday location to enjoy the natural wonders of Exmoor and the dramatic coastline in this region. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on the moors, and many places to visit to make a memorable holiday. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (NT), valley of the rocks and the funicular cliff railway are well worth a visit, or looking towards Minehead, you can go back in time on the scenic West Somerset Steam Railway, or visit the enchanting medieval Dunster Castle (NT), with its beautiful terraced gardens, Deer Park and Mill making for an interesting day out. Nearer home you can wine and dine in the owner’s adjacent public house and restaurant, the 13th-century Ship Inn, or enjoy the fine selection of unusual shops in this pretty traditional village. There is also fishing, golf, horse riding and cycling all available, or further afield the resorts of Ilfracombe, Combe Martin and Woolacombe are well worth a visit. Shops 200 yards, pub/restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room with French doors/kitchen, both with tiled floor. 6 steps to 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Living room with wooden floor.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

  • The Cottage

    Treborough, Watchet

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: EVM

    Tucked away in the unspoilt west Somerset countryside, on the edges of the hamlet of Treborough. Located on the owners’ sheep farm, the cottage has been finished to a high standard with modern convenience. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path. Visit the villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), the Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade, a good array of shops and other amenities. Beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Large, open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped beamed kitchen area with wooden floor. Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with zip and link beds. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, oil underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking

  • Stone Crop

    Colerne, nr. Bath

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: EXM

    This spacious detached Victorian cottage has been immaculately renovated and retains many of its original characteristics. The large open fireplace in the living room is a focal point and the calming white décor throughout gives this charming cottage a fresh, bright Scandinavian feel. The award-winning garden remains true to its Victorian heritage, and includes a separate orchard. This is a peaceful location along a quiet lane, just one mile from Colerne; a picturesque historical country village beside the Bybrook Valley and an area of conservation due to its outstanding natural beauty. It is set on the edge of the Cotswolds and Bath with architecture dating from the 16th century. The house enjoys far reaching views over the beautiful Box Valley and Lucknham Park with its state of the art luxury spa is just a 5-minute stroll away. Just outside Colerne are the Three Shire Stones famously marking the point where Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire meet. A rural retreat but situated very close to the Georgian city of Bath, which is 6 miles east. Bath is designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, and the only complete city in the UK afforded World Heritage status. Bath is also famous for the Roman Baths and the spa. Stonehenge, Lacock (where BBC’s Cranford series was filmed), Corsham, Castle Combe and many historical villages in the Wiltshire countryside are accessible by car. National Trust properties Dyrham Park, Prior Park overlooking Bath, and Lacock Abbey are a short drive and beautiful Stourhead and Tyntesfield are an hour’s drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Spacious living room with open fire. Spacious kitchen with dining area. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms; each with 5ft bed, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Further double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - no fuel provided
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, lawned garden with patio and bench
    • Ample parking
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

  • Ponds Barn

    Westbury-Sub-Mendip, nr. Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 23473

    Nestling beneath the Mendip Hills (AONB) in central Somerset, between Cheddar Gorge and Wells, this attractive and spacious barn conversion provides excellent holiday accommodation to enjoy this delightful area. Use of a boules piste, gym, sauna, steam bath and plunge pool at owners’ discretion. Superb walking and scenery on the Mendips. Glastonbury Tor, Clarks Factory Village and Wookey Hole are nearby. Shop and pub 600 yards, restaurant 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room with tiled floor/kitchen. Utility room. 2 twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. CD. Range cooker (gas hob, elecrtric oven). Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Steps in garden.

  • Townsend Cottage

    Priddy, nr. Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 27153

    Townsend Cottage – a south facing sunny period property set well back from a country road. This cottage is cosy enough for two, yet spacious enough for families or groups of friends to enjoy.

    Ideally located in the tranquil village of Priddy in the very heart of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is close to Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, the cathedral city of Wells, Glastonbury (Abbey, Tor and alternative shops), Street (home to Clark’s Retail Village), Frome and Shepton Mallet, and a little further away the city attractions of Bath and Bristol and the North Somerset coast.

    Downstairs the cottage offers a dog and boot room with direct access outside to a small enclosed garden, downstairs toilet, third double bedroom, living room with sofa bed, farmhouse kitchen/diner with both range and gas cookers and direct access to a small enclosed front garden with patio. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms and a large family bathroom – all ensuring a homely atmosphere.

    Nearby activities include rambling, dog walking and hill trekking (nearby long distance footpaths include West Mendip Way, Monarch’s Way, Limestone Link plus stunning hill walking), cycling (cottage is adjacent to NCN 3), mountain biking in the Mendip Hills, horse riding, caving and potholing (numerous adventure caves available), climbing, bird watching (especially on the Somerset Levels) etc.

    The M5 motorway 30 minutes, railway station 35 minutes, Bristol airport 30 minutes. In the immediate locality, shop 20 yards (summer season only), farm shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 500 yards and 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping). Kitchen/dining area. Utility/boot room. 1 double bedroom. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft), with additional fold-up single (for child, for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, oil, electricity and gas £25per week in summer, £35per week in winter, £5 per night for short breaks, all year. Bed linen included. Freeview TV. TV recorder. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. Oil range cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Front, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Small rear enclosed garden. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Stabling and grazing by arrangement. No smoking.

  • The Coach House

    Upton, nr. Dulverton

    Grade
    6
    3
    4
    3
    Ref: EXG


    This 19th-century Coach House, once part of a country house estate, is attached to a small annex and still retains many original features. Set in 4 acres of grounds within the owner’s 60 acre farm, situated on the beautiful Brendon Hills, it is close to Wimbleball Lake, which is renowned for its fly fishing, sailing, rowing and hosting the famous Ironman Triathlon every year. Haddon Hill offers wonderful moorland walks and the West Somerset coast is only 15 minutes away, offering stunning scenery and the fossil beach at Kilve. The pretty country village of Dulverton is a 10-minute drive, and the medieval village of Dunster with its castle is another popular local attraction. Exmoor National Park was designated as the first Dark Sky reserve in Europe. The property is ideal for exploring Exmoor, activity holidays or walking/training your dogs who are always welcome at the Coach House at no extra cost. Upton has some excellent pubs, restuarants and tearooms and some lovely quaint village shops selling local produce. Shop 7 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Spacious, beamed, open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen area. First floor: Three twin bedrooms, each with zip & link beds and TV; one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, two with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
    • Oil, electricity, underfloor oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Four Freeview TVs
    • Three DVDs
    • Sandyford Classic oil cooker
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine and tumble dryer (in annexe)
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Courtyard with furniture
    • Shared use of owners’ 60 acres of adjoining farmland
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Secure cycle store
    • Kennel available
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge (to be kept on a lead at all times)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Access by track, pond in grounds 25 yards

  • Liscombe Farm Cottages - Oak Cottage

    Tarr Steps, nr. Exford

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: 30216


    Situated in the heart of Exmoor, very close to the renowned and historic Tarr Step, the ancient clapper bridge that crosses the River Barle, these three holiday cottages at Liscombe Farm (refs 30214, 30215 & 30216), adjacent to the owners’ home, all have their own individual character. With plenty of space around each cottage, guest can enjoy the tranquillity this stunning area of Somerset has to offer. Being located on Exmoor, there is a huge amount of walks to be made without ever having to get in the car. Follow the River Barle up to the pretty village of Withypool or a short car journey away is Exmoor’s highest point at Dunkery Beacon. Dulverton is the nearest town and has a very good selection of shops, restaurants and other amenities. During your stay, there are plenty of places to visit and things to do. Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade to enjoy walking along with an ice cream, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. The West Somerset Railway is worth a visit for those with an interest in steam engines. Minehead is also the starting point of the South West Coastal Path which offers challenging yet very rewarding walks. Visit the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), valley of the rocks and famous cliff railway. Nearby Dunster, with its castle (NT) and village, Porlock and Porlock Wier and also Bossington and Selworthy, with its famous tea room, all make for an interesting day out. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor for all to enjoy. Stabling is available at the farm by prior arrangement with the owner. Shop and restaurant 5 miles, pub 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, (one 5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating included. Freezer. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 2 acres of landscaped grounds. Stabling available by arrangement. Natural water supply from spring. Pets to be kept on a lead. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds.

  • West Moor Cottage

    Chilton Polden

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: EJZ

    Just 8 miles from the long sandy beach at Burnham-on-Sea, this renovated detached, holiday cottage has lovely country views and its own small, secluded garden. Ideally located for exploring this beautiful part of Somerset with walking, riding and cycling on the Somerset Levels and Moors and the surrounding hills of Quantock, Mendip and Blackdown. Within easy reach is Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Wells (15 miles), and ancient Glastonbury (10 miles). Weston-super-Mare and Minehead are within easy driving distance, as are many NT properties. Shop/post office 1 mile.

    Entrance hall. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove and countryside views. Large dining room with ornamental fireplace and rugs on wooden floor. Farmhouse-style beamed kitchen with breakfast area. Separate cloakroom with toilet. Garden room. Utility room. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room.

    • Wood-burning stove – fuel available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Books and games
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Secluded, walled garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking

  • 1 Strode House

    Barrington, nr. Ilminster

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: NT003026

    National Trust Holiday Cottage

    A superb location in the grounds of the National Trust at Barrington Court House and Gardens, in South Somerset, near Ilminster. This delightful, two storey, spacious apartment offers a unique holiday home being on this wonderful estate with its heritage and gardens. Situated in the red brick Strode House, built in 1674 by William Strode II, as a grand stable to the old manor house which is next door, and built in 1550, it offers a stunning background to the beautiful gardens on this estate. In 1745 the estate passed out of the hands of the Strode family and by the 1890s was in decline, until Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, a founder member of the National Trust, recommended to the trust that they should acquire it and preserve it for the future. In 1920 Colonel Arthur Lyle (a director of Abram Lyle and Sons, that would later merge with Henry Tate and Sons, to form the famous sugar refining company Tate and Lyle), took a 99 year lease and took steps to create a model estate. The Court, Strode House and the surrounding landscape were remodelled and in 1991, the management of the estate returned back to the fold of the National Trust. Strode House itself now houses the National Trust restaurant and apartments, of which this is one, and from where you can explore these delightful gardens, and of course visit the magnificent Elizabethan house of Barrington Court.
    It is also in a great location, with access to many other National Trust properties within South Somerset, including Montacute House and Gardens, Priest’s House, Stoke-sub-Hamden Priory and Tintinhull House, and in Dorset, Forde Abbey and Gardens. For family attractions visit the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, the fascinating Classic car collection at the Haynes Motor Museum, and within an easy drive, visitors can be enjoying the south coast World Heritage Jurassic Coast from Lyme Regis, all the way to Weymouth and Portland. Inland you can spend days visiting Clarks Factory Village at Street, Wells Cathedral and Bishops’ Palace, Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole Caves, the ageless town of Glastonbury, and on to the historic city of Bath with its many attractions. You will certainly have a very diverse number of options to enjoy a truly memorable holiday. Shop 1/2 mile, pub 3/4 mile, restaurant on site (50 yards).

    Large dining room with wooden floor and high ceiling/well-equipped kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Separate toilet. First floor: Spacious living room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and high ceiling. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and 3 steps to en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • 24"Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared, lawned garden area with patio and furniture
    • Natural landscaped grounds
    • Parking (for 1 car); additional parking in visitor car park
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond and moat, 100 yards

  • Kittiwake

    Watchet

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W43627


    This delightful, semi-detached town house is located in the ancient seaport of Watchet. Enjoying sea views, it is arranged over 3 floors and offers comfortable, well-furnished holiday accommodation. There is an integral double garage and entrance hall with stairs to the first floor. The living room has patio doors to an enclosed level garden and patio, and the kitchen has a dining area and Juliet balcony. The town centre is a short walk away and as well as the harbour, has a good range of shops, a pub and other eateries. Watchet also has a dedicated station on the West Somerset Steam Railway which runs through lovely coastal scenery to Dunster and Minehead. There is superb scenery and walking in the Quantock Hills, Exmoor and on the South West Coastal Path and many places to visit to make a memorable holiday. Visit the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (NT), valley of the rocks and the famous cliff railway. Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade to enjoy a walk and an ice cream, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. Spend a day exploring the medieval village of Dunster with its stunning castle (NT) and beautiful terraced gardens. Porlock Weir is an ideal location to enjoy a spot of lunch by the seaside. Rock/pebble beach in Watchet, 300 yards. Shop, pubs and restaurant 500 yards.

    Stairs to first floor: Living room with patio doors. Kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. Separate toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin), 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Third floor: 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs (one 40"). DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine in garage. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed level garden with patio and furniture. Juliet balcony. Garage (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 8 steps in additional side garden area.

  • Tacker Street Cottage

    Roadwater, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 15233

    Set within Exmoor National Park

    Set on the village edge in a delightful wooded valley with a lovely garden this semi-detached holiday cottage offers comfortable, value for money family accommodation. Accessed over a small wooden bridge across a stream, running through the neighbour’s grounds, it is ideally positioned for walking, riding and touring. Beautiful Exmoor with its sleepy villages, native ponies and red deer as well as the attractions of the coast, close to Minehead, Watchet Harbour and beach at Blue Anchor. Dunster Castle and village (NT) and the West Somerset Steam Railway are nearby. Shop ½ mile, pub ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin.

    Open fire in living room and woodburner in kitchen (no fuel provided). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking nearby (2-3 cars). NB: Access through neighbouring property via narrow bridge. Stream in neighbour’s grounds.

  • Croft Cottages - Linhay 5

    Watchet

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W44210

    Located in the heart of the ancient seaside port of Watchet, Croft Cottages offers a wide range of cottages to suit any size and requirement. All the cottages (refs W44203, W44204, W44205, W44206, W44207, W44208, W44209, W44210, W44211 and W44212) are well furnished and presented, and their convenient location within Watchet adds to their appeal.

    Located just off the high street, means guests can wander into town for a walk around the harbour, eat and drink in the local restaurants and pubs, and also be able to catch a train at the local station of the renowned West Somerset Steam Railway. There is a regular bus service so you won’t even need the car. There are beaches at Blue Anchor, Kilve, Dunster and Minehead is a short distance away. Take a walk along the promenade and enjoy an ice-cream overlooking the picturesque harbour. Minehead is also the start of the South West Coast Path which provides some challenging yet spectacular walking. The pretty medieval town of Dunster, with its castle (NT) is well worth a day out. Other areas of interest close by are Porlock and Porlock Weir and a bit further along the coast, are Lynton and Lynmouth, the two towns connected by the Victorian cliff railway. Exmoor National Park offers great walking for all abilities and there are some great spots to visit including Withypool, Lanacre and Tarr Steps. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Gas central heating included. Towel hire. Electric cooker. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (8m x 5m, min depth 1m to 1½m), open 10am-7pm Easter-October. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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