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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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  • Bath, Somerset
    Bath, Somerset×

    Esterelle

    Bath, Somerset

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    Ref: EVL
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    A spacious and well equipped bungalow set in a secluded spot yet within walking distance of Bath city centre.
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    This spacious, single storey holiday property is within a few minutes’ level walking distance to the centre of Bath and yet enjoys a peaceful, secluded location opposite Henrietta Park, one of Bath’s many beautiful parks. The property has secure and ample parking within the gated grounds and is adjacent to the owner’s home. Bath is renowned for its architectural treasures, in particular The Royal Crescent, The Circus, Pump Room and Pulteney Bridge, and the entire city...

  • Watchet, near Minehead, Somerset
    Watchet, near Minehead, Somerset×

    Harbour Cottage

    Watchet, near Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: W43865
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    This 400 year old cottage is ideally located close to the ancient harbour in the picturesque, coastal town of Watchet.
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    This 400 year old terraced cottage, overlooking Watchet’s ancient harbour, is an ideal place for your holiday. Perfect for a family or group getaway, Harbour Cottage has plenty of room for all. Located right in the centre of Watchet, the cottage has a delightful, enclosed terrace backing onto the harbour. A great place to sit and witness one of the highest tidal ranges in the world. Watchet has a long history which is evident all around, and just outside the front door of the cottage...

  • Porlock, near Minehead, Somerset
    Porlock, near Minehead, Somerset×

    Underway

    Porlock, near Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: EXR
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Enjoy a family holiday or gathering of friends at this splendid property. Discover Somerset and Devon with Exmoor and Minehead nearby.
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    This delightful, detached holiday property is a must for those seeking to enjoy a comfortable house in a great location. Positioned just outside the delightful coastal village of Porlock in west Somerset, Underway is presented to a very high standard offering comfortable bedrooms and spacious living areas. With magnificent sea views across Porlock Bay towards Hurlestone Point and Bossington Hill, the house is a great place to spend a break catching up with friends and family, or as...

  • Dunster, near Minehead, Somerset
    Dunster, near Minehead, Somerset×

    Mill Haven

    Dunster, near Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: W43495
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Accommodating up to 8 guests, this beautiful barn conversion is in an idyllic setting and within walking distance of Dunster.
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    Located in the quiet back streets of the pretty medieval village of Dunster, Mill Haven offers flexible and well-appointed holiday accommodation. A converted bungalow, this detached house benefits from two bedrooms on the ground floor and two bedrooms on the first floor. There is an open-plan living room and a further second living room, as well as a lovely conservatory with a dining area to look over the well-maintained gardens. Mill haven is perfectly situated so you can walk...

  • Exford, near Dulverton , Somerset
    Exford, near Dulverton , Somerset ×

    Stable Cottage

    Exford, near Dulverton , Somerset

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    Ref: UKC1992
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free
    This delightful cottage, set on a 400 year old non-working farm, is ideal for groups or families wishing to explore Exmoor and Somerset.
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    This lovely bright semi-detached holiday cottage enjoys stunning views across Exmoor, and is peacefully situated in the countryside at the end of a country lane, next to the owner’s home. Stable Cottage benefits from a contemporary kitchen/dining room perfect for enjoying a family meal. The property enjoys a sitting-out area with views across the wooded valley. The 400-year old farm is nestled at the head of a valley and surrounded by fields, and guests are welcome to explore the...

  • Cheddar, Somerset
    Cheddar, Somerset×
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    Ref: 29842
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Perfect for couples and families, this cottage has a large garden and is great as a base for touring Somerset.
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    Views to Cheddar Gorge

    Offering delightful holiday accommodation for families, couples or friends, these holiday property (refs 29841, 29842 & W44121) make an ideal base from which to explore Somerset and North Devon. Barrowswood, a semi-detached holiday cottage (ref 29842), enjoys commanding views over Cheddar Gorge in the distance. Its large garden adjoins a field with occasional visiting sheep and is the perfect spot in which to relax and unwind. Strawberry Lodge (ref 29841)...

    Barrowswood Cheddar - Blackberry Lodge
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  • Winsford, Somerset
    Winsford, Somerset×

    Royal Oak Farm

    Winsford, Somerset

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    Ref: EWR
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Unique pink thatched cottage situated in one of Exmoor’s prettiest villages, boasting large living areas and an enclosed garden.
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    Royal Oak Farm is a detached, thatched holiday cottage full of character, situated in the heart of Winsford, one of Exmoor’s prettiest villages. Some of the original parts of the cottage date back to the 14th century. There is generous living space and a large enclosed garden to enjoy. Winsford is located in the heart of Exmoor National Park. There is an inviting pub next to the cottage and a local shop within walking distance. The cottage is surrounded by the majesty of Exmoor...

  • Axbridge, near Cheddar, Somerset
    Axbridge, near Cheddar, Somerset×

    The Old Angel

    Axbridge, near Cheddar, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC2094
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Character house in medieval village square in the Mendips Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Cheddar Gorge. Bristol, Bath and beaches all in easy reach.
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    Once a 16th-century inn, the Old Angel in Axbridge is a lovely character house that enjoys pride of place in a medieval village square. Quirky and homely with wood burners, an open fire, rambling garden and oodles of charm, it’s a happy blend of an old property with contemporary comfort. Artisan and eclectic in style and décor, with flagstone and wood floors, a fireplace or two, scattering of beams, stone sinks and Moroccan style wet room, there’s an emphasis on...

  • Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
    Weston-super-Mare, Somerset×

    The Beach House

    Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC1483
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    With the beach opposite and a games room, enclosed garden and spacious rooms, this luxury property is just perfect for a family holiday or gathering.
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    Nestled on the seafront, opposite the iconic Tropicana Lido, this Victorian holiday property has been fully renovated to provide luxury accommodation. Offering fantastic space for socialising and enjoying the company of friends, the property has a front facing living room, well-equipped kitchen/dining room, games room and uniquely furnished bedrooms, which all boast en-suite facilities. Much of the furniture are original pieces in keeping with the period of the property. Within...

  • Wrantage, near Taunton, Somerset
    Wrantage, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Somerset Country Escape - The Old Mill

    Wrantage, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: 30858
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Wonderfully situated for family holidays or friends to get together, this converted barn lies close to many attractions.
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    Surrounded by beautiful countryside in south Somerset, these three converted barns (refs 30858, 30859 and 30860) have been graded 4 star by Visit England, and offer very good holiday accommodation on the owners 100-acre beef and arable farm, which guests are welcome to roam around. Each cottage has shared use of a hot tub and infra red sauna, or enjoy spa pampering, clay pigeon shooting, art classes, catering or dance classes, as well as a ’murder mystery’ evening and...

    Somerset Country Escape - The Granary
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    Somerset Country Escape - The Barn
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  • Near Lynmouth, Somerset
    Near Lynmouth, Somerset×

    Yenworthy Barn

    Near Lynmouth, Somerset

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    Ref: H60
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Countryside admirers and walkers will be in their element here as there are around 13 miles of footpaths to explore!
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    Set in a spectacular location on the northern slopes of Exmoor National Park, a few hundred yards from the coast and with views of the Bristol Channel, Yenworthy Farm is situated in ‘Doone Country’, and actually appears in the novel itself. The gun which was supposedly used to repel the ‘Doones’ still hangs in the farmhouse to this day. This working farm once had its own mill and the old water wheel can still be seen. This is one of two traditional barns in...

  • Wellow, near Bath, Somerset
    Wellow, near Bath, Somerset×

    The Wagon House

    Wellow, near Bath, Somerset

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    Ref: 19888
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Explore many famous sights in this area including the fabulous cathedral at Wells and the awe-inspiring splendour of Cheddar Gorge.
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    10 minutes from Bath

    Situated next to the owner’s farmhouse, this character, detached property converted from a former wagon house offers spacious holiday accommodation, located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set in the picturesque village of Wellow, yet only 10 minutes from the World Heritage city of Bath with its Roman Baths and Pump room, Bath Abbey, theatres and parks, excellent shopping facilities and restaurants, and 1 mile from Stoney Littleton. Ideally...

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