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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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  • Yeo Farm Cottages - Honey Cottage

    Waterrow, Wiveliscombe, Taunton

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: ERG

    Yeo Farm is a small country estate nestling in the picturesque hamlet of Waterrow on the Somerset/ Devon border at the foot of the Brendon Hills. Walkers and dog owners are welcome at these adult only farm cottages and a dog welcome pack is provided! Comprising some 40 acres of woodland, pasture, ponds and the River Tone, the farm also has fishing rights for over half a mile, and a riverside walk has been made to enjoy the natural flora and fauna present in this area. The 16th-century farmhouse has been restored and is the home of the resident owners, whilst the cottages (Refs ERE, ERF, and ERG) have been sympathetically converted from former farm buildings and comprise three adjoining character cottages which enjoy wonderful views over the estate. The cottages have been renovated and refurbished to a high standard, and offer all modern conveniences and comfort in this stunning setting.
    Yeo Farm provides an excellent base for countryside pursuits and walking, with the Brendons, Quantocks and Blackdown Hills nearby. On the doorstep is the Exmoor National Park which has been designated the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Europe (telescope on request). Horses are welcome. Many historic houses and gardens in the vicinity. Coast 13 miles. There is coarse, fly and sea fishing available; golf 4 miles; hard tennis courts and outdoor swimming pool 1½ miles; clay and game shooting by arrangement. Shops 1½ miles, local gastro pub 1 mile.

    First floor: Large living/dining room/kitchen with vaulted ceiling, large gable window and oriental rugs. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating included, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • 40 acres of shared, natural grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking for 3 cars and trailer storage
    • Secure cycle store
    • Trout fishing available on river behind pond (licence required)
    • Paddock with field shelter available for two horses
    • Natural spring water supply
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children under 15 yrs
    • NB: 3 ponds adjacent to properties and small lake

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  • Pitts Farm Cottages - The Stables

    Long Sutton, Langport

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: ESL


    In a tranquil setting in South Somerset, with easy access to many attractions in this delightful county, these two detached stone character barn conversions lie in a courtyard of the owner’s surrounding
    3-acre grounds. They have been furnished and equipped to a superb standard and offer excellent holiday accommodation. Relax in this lovely setting or wine and dine in the nearby award-winning public house restaurant. There are many beautiful country walks, golf nearby, fishing and family attractions to visit within easy driving - such as Yeovilton Air Museum, Hayes Motor Museum and the famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves. Visit Montacute House, Forde Abbey and Gardens, Stourhead House, the Georgian city of Bath, Wells Cathedral City and enchanting Glastonbury Tor. Lyme Bay with the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast are also worth visiting. Shops 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

    Large, open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, stone floor and beams. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom with
    en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Ground floor
      facilities

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machines and tumble dryers
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • 3 acres of shared natural grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Hot tub
    • Shared, external games room with snooker/pool table, football table, table tennis, cross-trainer and piano
    • No smoking

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  • Yew Tree Annexe

    Eastertown, nr. Lympsham

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 9494

    This is a typical cottage contained in the wing of the owner’s house where poultry, geese, ducks and guinea fowl are all around. Weston-Super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea and the Cheddar Gorge are very close by car, and the holiday property offers a good base for touring either the nearby coastline or the Mendip Hills. The property has steep stairs and there is a deep open dyke at the end of the large garden. Golf, fishing and riding are all close by. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room. Convector heater and electricity by £1 meter. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB: There is a deep open dyke in the garden.

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  • The Stables

    Wookey Hole, nr. Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 26744

    This attractive stone built holiday cottage, in the grounds of the owner’s home, is on the edge of the pretty village of Wookey Hole, famous for its spectacular caves and legendary home of the infamous Witch of Wookey. There are many leisure activities available locally, including pot-holing, hang gliding and mountain biking. There is also a huge choice of walks from the doorstep, including the Monarch’s Way and the Mendip Way. The town of Glastonbury is only a few miles away, with its 14th-century tower dominating the landscape of Glastonbury Tor. Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Wet room with toilet.

    Gas underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Use of owner’s freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Wheelchair access. No smoking.

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  • Rode Farm Cottages - The Old Workshop

    Rode, nr. Bath

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43593


    These attractive holiday cottages (refs W43592 and W43593) are situated on the owners’ dairy farm, surrounded by fields and open views. They have been renovated and converted from old farm buildings, and each stands detached with its own private patio and seating area. They are ideally situated for exploring the many attractions in this beautiful part of the West Country, rich in history and heritage. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking, cycles can be hired nearby at Bradford-on-Avon, where you can go for lovely rides along the canal towpath, or perhaps you would prefer to hire a narrow boat. Within easy reach are the stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge; Avebury is the focus of a cluster of ancient monuments including West Kennet Long Barrow, one of Britain’s largest Stone Age burial sites, and Silbury Hill. Stonehenge, monolithic and mysterious, is part of the same World Heritage site as Avebury and is the most sophisticated stone circle in the world. The beautiful Georgian city of Bath, 8 miles, provides a fantastic day out. Visit the Roman Baths, The Pump Rooms, the beautiful Abbey, relax and be pampered at the Thermae Spa or just go shopping! There are open topped bus tours to take you around the city and also boat trips along the River Avon. The attractive town of Bradford-on-Avon, 3 miles, dates back to the 1600s, and its Tithe Barn and Saxon Church are well worth a visit. The streets provide a wonderful selection of shops, tearooms, pubs and restaurants. Cheddar Gorge has limestone cliffs towering 450 feet above a gorge which is 3 miles long, and its caves are underground cathedrals of stalagmites and stalactites. Longleat Safari and Adventure Park is a an ideal day out for all the family. Wiltshire’s most famous gardens are found at Stourhead (NT), where a central lake and classical temples were laid out between 1741 and 1780. Lacock and Castle Combe are often used as historic filming locations, and the cathedrals at Wells and Salisbury are within easy reach. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 twin galleried bedroom with sloping ceiling.

    Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Old Barn

    Backwell, nr. Bristol

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: 27439

    Shared swimming pool

    This detached holiday cottage enjoys shared use of an outdoor swimming pool and is situated on a working smallholding, amongst 2,000 acres of natural forest, with many footpaths meandering through, making an ideal base for walking and cycling. The medieval village of Backwell has a long history, appearing in the Domesday book in 1086, and is close to Bristol airport, 3 miles, and only 10 miles from the cosmopolitan city of Bristol, with its wealth of visitor attractions including Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Bristol Zoo, the interactive adventure centre, the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the lively harbourside area. Also within easy reach of the Georgian city of Bath, Chew Valley, the Mendips, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Glastonbury Tor, Wells Cathedral and Clarks Village retail outlet at Street. Visit the coastal resort of Weston-super-Mare, Ashton Court Estate and deer park, Tyntesfield National Trust Country House and Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, all of which make great days out. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    3 steps down to entrance (alternative level access). Ground floor: Living room with flagstone floor. Dining room with flagstone floor. Kitchen. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Shared use of outdoor swimming pool (9m x 4.5m, depth 1m to 2.5m), open May-September. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Bournstream Cottage

    Bilbrook, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W7114

    Heated outdoor swimming pool/4 poster bed

    Nestling in the foothills of the Brendons, this single-storey holiday cottage adjoins the owner’s period house, and offers use of an outdoor heated swimming pool (weather permitting, end of May - end of August, shared with owner) and secure garden. Surrounded by 400 acres of the family farm, on which there are sheep, cattle and race horses which you can watch the gallops from the bedroom windows. Excellent walking on the hills and dramatic coastal footpaths. Visit Dunster, with its castle and deer park and Minehead, home of the West Somerset steam railway. The beach at Blue Anchor Bay is 2 miles away. Shop 1.5 miles, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Video and small library. Shared washing machine. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Outdoor heated swimming pool. No smoking.

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  • Ladybird Cottage

    Bridgwater

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: E5491

    Hidden deep in the Somerset countryside, yet only a short drive from sandy beaches, these two smart and well-appointed, semi-detached holiday cottages are set around the owners’ 12-acre lake. There is plenty of wildlife on the doorstep, including deer, swans and badgers, and the area is ideal for bird watching and walking. Somerset, situated in South West England, is a region of rural countryside, coastal beaches, a national park and numerous AONBs. The area is full of character and history, and is the perfect holiday destination for breathtaking views, culture, endless walks and traditional pub food. Nestled amongst Somerset’s rolling hills and the Levels, are picturesque villages, small market towns, age-old pubs and modern-day tourist attractions. There are always so many things to do in Somerset, this location is suited to all ages, making Lakeview’s holiday cottages an ideal holiday destination. Two pubs serving food within 10 minutes’ walk. Shops/PO 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining area/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair for hire on request (£10 each). Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared grounds with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Children’s play area. Fishing (free of charge). No smoking. NB: Fenced fishing lake in grounds.

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  • Laurel Farm Cottage

    Carlingcott, nr. Bath

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: W43773


    This converted detached barn enjoys magnificent far reaching views towards Bath and the surrounding countryside, and is amongst 7 acres of the owner’s smallholding, containing pathways through natural woodland, two wildlife ponds, chickens, pigs and sheep. The cottage is designed and finished to a very good standard with oak floors and doors, beams, and is spacious and bright. It has also received the highest gold award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme, demonstrating the owner’s commitment to sustainability and the environment. The village of Carlingcott is truly rural, and yet only 6 miles to the city of Bath. A ’Park and Ride’ is within a few miles of the cottage to take you into the city centre. Bath is famous as a World Heritage City with many attractions including the sweeping Georgian crescents, the abbey, the Roman Baths and the Aquae Sulis Thermae Bath Spa rooftop pool. The vast array of independent shops, restaurants, galleries, museums and cultural events, and the stunning architecture at every corner, are what makes the city so special. With the Kennet and Avon Canal and the River Avon running through the city, there is ample opportunity for boating, walking and cycling along the towpath. A few miles along the canal is a smaller version of Bath, the town of Bradford-on-Avon with a medieval tythe barn, and in the other direction along the canal is Devizes, with the largest flight of locks in the UK. Within an hour’s drive visitors can reach Cheddar, Glastonbury, Wells, Bristol, the Cotswolds and the west Somerset coastal resorts. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin), 1 twin.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Ground source heat pump central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. 7-acre natural unspoilt woodland. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 2 unfenced ponds in grounds, 200 yards.

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  • Sutton Farm Barns - Sutton Farm View

    Sutton Montis, nr. Sherborne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30679

    Good touring base with countryside views

    In a wonderful country location with superb views, and within easy driving of Sherborne, Dorset and South Somerset, these two single-storey converted barns (30678 and 30679), each one of a pair adjacent to the owners’ home, have been finished to a very good standard and are well equipped. On the doorstep are the fascinating Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, the Haynes remarkable collection of classic cars for a trip back in time, or stroll around the characterful abbey town of Sherborne with its array of quaint shops and restaurants. There are many historic houses with gardens to enjoy including Stourhead House, Montacute House and Forde Abbey House and Gardens. Venture into central Somerset to explore the Somerset Levels with its wildlife, Glastonbury Tor, Wells cathedral city and, for a great day out, the splendid Roman spa city of Bath with its many shops, museums and restaurants. Returning home, you can wine and dine out in one of the many village pubs or restaurants in the area. The delightful scenic World Heritage Jurassic Coast offers yet more opportunity to enjoy this lovely area taking in Lyme Regis, West Bay, Bridport and onto Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester, you will have much to do to make this a memorable holiday. 30678 and 30679 can be booked together to sleep up to 6 guests. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Both properties: Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine in carport. Dishwasher. Use of owners’ freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 12 years except babies under 1 year due to lake. NB: Lake 100 yards.

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  • Pitts Farm Cottages - The Barn

    Long Sutton, Langport

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: ESK


    In a tranquil setting in South Somerset, with easy access to many attractions in this delightful county, these two detached stone character barn conversions lie in a courtyard of the owner’s surrounding
    3-acre grounds. They have been furnished and equipped to a superb standard and offer excellent holiday accommodation. Relax in this lovely setting or wine and dine in the nearby award-winning public house restaurant. There are many beautiful country walks, golf nearby, fishing and family attractions to visit within easy driving - such as Yeovilton Air Museum, Hayes Motor Museum and the famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves. Visit Montacute House, Forde Abbey and Gardens, Stourhead House, the Georgian city of Bath, Wells Cathedral City and enchanting Glastonbury Tor. Lyme Bay with the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast are also worth visiting. Shops 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

    Living room with exposed stone walls and oak floor. Dining room with exposed stone walls and oak floor. Kitchen with flagstone floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wi-fi

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machines and tumble dryers
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • 3 acres of shared natural grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Hot tub
    • Shared, external games room with snooker/pool table, football table, table tennis, cross-trainer and piano
    • No smoking

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  • Stables Cottage

    Ellicombe, nr. Dunster

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E2227

    At the foot of Grabbist Hill (NT) in the Exmoor National Park, these four beautifully furnished and well-equipped Grade II listed cottages are set in the grounds of 16th century Ellicombe Manor. Clustered around a cobbled courtyard they enjoy shared use of an outdoor heated swimming pool, with its own walled area and poolside furniture, and an acre of magnificent sub tropical gardens and 3-acre paddock offering views over the West Somerset Steam Railway and across the Bristol Channel to the Welsh coast. The gardens are a special feature of Ellicombe Manor, filled with mature palm trees, named exotic plants and shrubs and quiet corners with seating. Here, too, visitors may discover the ‘secret garden’ or enjoy a game of outdoor chess or other outdoor games.
    A mile away, Dunster, with its famous castle, yarn market and pre Christmas candlelight shopping, offers a selection of pubs, shops, and restaurants. Minehead’s resort attractions, sandy beach and coastal path walks are also close by. Golf, river and lake fishing, horse riding and wonderful walking locally in Exmoor National Park and West Somerset Steam Railway weekends. One mile to the start of South West Coast Path.

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

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (honesty box) and freezer. Shared 1-acre garden with secret garden and furniture. 3-acre paddock. Parking. Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (open May-September, 10am-4pm). Outdoor chess. No smoking.

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