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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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  • First Step

    Misterton, nr. Crewkerne

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 26501

    On the South Somerset/West Dorset border in Misterton, this quaint semi-detached stone holiday cottage for four, lovingly refurbished and very well equipped, is ideal for enjoying many nearby attractions such as Forde Abbey and Gardens, Yeovilton Air Museum and Broadwindsor Craft Centre, or spending days out within easy driving at Lyme Regis, West Bay and Seaton on the famous and stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor/dining room with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric coal-effect fire in both bedrooms included. Electric heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric hob. Electric double oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Beachside Suites - The Penthouse Suite

    Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    3
    Ref: W43508

    Just 100 yards from the beach, these two well-appointed and furnished holiday apartments (refs W43507 and W43508), are located on the historic esplanade of Minehead’s seafront. Both apartments have sea views over the beach and town, plus both have spacious terraces. Within easy walking distance of Minehead’s high street with a wide range of shops, restaurants and cafés. Minehead beach is within walking distance, 100 yards. There’s the famous West Somerset Steam Railway, which has 26 miles of track through some beautiful scenery to enjoy, as well as superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path, which starts in Minehead, or inland on Exmoor, and many other places to visit to make a memorable holiday. Visit the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), valley of the rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Dunster Castle (NT) and village, with its beautiful terraced gardens, Deer Park and is the venue for the famous Dunster by Candlelight which takes place every year on the first Friday and Saturday in December, this is when the remarkably preserved medieval village turns its back on the present and lights its streets by candles. During your stay, take a visit to Porlock Weir and the ancient harbour port of Watchet. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor for all to enjoy. Shop and restaurant 500 yards, pub 200 yards.

    All on second floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 2 children.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Two Freeview TVs (one 40"). Freezer. Roof terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Orchard Barn

    Meare, nr. Glastonbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: EXV


    This single-storey converted barn lies in the grounds of the owners’ home, amongst 3 acres of orchards and ponds. Set back from the road passing through the village, it truly feels rural surrounded by countryside, and is a stylish and luxurious base from which to explore the area. Great care and attention has been lavished on restoring and decorating the barn, with reclaimed floorboards throughout and some original stone walls kept intact. The secluded and private outside seating area overlooks the field beyond. The village of Meare is set on the beautiful Somerset Levels, by the River Brue. It is 3 miles west of Glastonbury and 10 miles from Wells, England’s smallest city. The area is famous for its nature reserves, a favourite of walkers and birdwatchers. Many people come here to watch the murmuration of starlings from autumn to spring. Both bitterns and otters have been successfully reintroduced onto the Ham Wall Reserve. Nearby Glastonbury has many visitor attractions, from the tor to the abbey, the array of individual shops with spiritual themes, and the annual music festival a few miles outside the town. The city of Wells has a magnificent cathedral with a 13th-century working clock, the cobbled medieval street and the Bishop’s Palace, as well as a lively weekly market in its cobbled square. Also, visit Cheddar Gorge and the caves at Wookey Hole and Clark’s retail village at Street. The cities of Bath and Bristol are within an easy drive, as is the county town of Taunton. The coastal resorts of west Somerset and north Devon can be reached within an hour. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

    Step to entrance (three from side entrance). All on ground floor: Step from hallway to large living room with wood-burning stove/dining room with wooden floor. Large kitchen. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Shared 3-acre grounds
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Electric fenced pond in grounds, 100 yards.

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  • Honeysuckle Cottage

    Watchet, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W4110

    Close to harbour

    Watchet is a traditional small harbour town on the Somerset Coast full of charm and character with many activities for holidaymakers to enjoy. The town has maritime history going back over two millennia. Today, visitors can enjoy the variety of quaint shops on offer and watch the boats in the marina. This traditional early 19th century semi-detached holiday cottage has beams, a quaint courtyard garden, and a large dining/sitting room. The Quantock Hills and Exmoor are both close by, offering superb walking country, whilst fly fishing is available close by. The West Somerset Steam Railway runs from Watchet Station for day trips, or visit Lundy Island on a steam boat during the summer months. Shop 0.5 miles, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beam. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, gas and bed linen included. Video. DVD. Gas Range cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (1 car).

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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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  • 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 (2 cars). 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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  • Willow Farm Cottages - The Old Stable

    West Pennard, nr. Glastonbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30791


    This pair of semi-detached converted barns enjoy a peaceful rural setting amongst rolling countryside, yet just a few miles from Glastonbury. The barns have been sympathetically renovated with oak floors and doors, large patio doors and with the original hayloft storage areas converted into galleried bedrooms. Both properties have a private terraced area, with a shared elevated lawned area, and the site is fully enclosed with fencing, ideal for those with pets or children. The Monarchs Way long distance footpath passes just in front of the barns and there are many organised tours, walks and listed footpaths within the immediate area, in the Mendip Hills and along the Somerset Levels. Glastonbury Town Trail and Glastonbury Rural Walk can be followed with ease. Attractions in Glastonbury include climbing up the tor for magnificent views, the Chalice Well and Rural Life Museum, the high street itself encompassing the myths, legends and spiritual ambience of the town, as well as the famous abbey. The city of Wells with its cathedral and Bishops Palace is within a 20-minute drive, as are The Royal Bath and West Showground at Shepton Mallet and Wookey Hole Caves. The Fleet Air Museum at Yeovilton and Cheddar Gorge are approximately a 30-minute drive. For retail therapy, the factory outlet centre of Clarks Village in Street is a 20-minute drive away. The cities of Bath and Bristol are both within an hours’ drive. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Level access or 6 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Steep, narrow, paddle stairs to galleried twin bedroom.

    Freezer.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Smart TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 6 steps in garden.

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  • Somerton Court Lodges - Cedar Lodge

    Somerton

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: UKC289


    In the ancient capital of Wessex and central Somerset, The Coach House and Cedar Lodge both accommodate four guests, and adjoin the owners’ Grade II listed mansion. Ideally situated for exploring this delightful county, the centre of Somerton is easily accessible on foot. There’s much to enjoy in all directions; for guests with a thirst for knowledge there’s the Fleet Air Arm Museum or the popular historic Haynes Motor Car Museum, with its vast collection of classic cars. Within easy driving distance is Clarks Village, the famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole and Caves, the enchanting Glastonbury Tor and of course the city of Wells’ stunning cathedral with its Bishops Palace.

    For a relaxing day out or a trip back in time, maybe the West Somerset Steam Railway will fit the bill, as it chugs its way through some of the most delightful countryside in Somerset. Along with many historic houses, such as Montacute House and Gardens and Forde Abbey and Gardens to name a few, you will certainly not be short of attractions to visit. Further afield, the spa city of Bath features prominent Roman baths, museums and shops, and if you’re heading southward into Dorset, there are a number of traditional seaside resorts scattered along the Jurassic Coast, such as Lyme Regis, West Bay and Weymouth.

    For those who’d rather stay a little closer to home, there are many picturesque country walks, golf nearby, fishing and some warm and welcoming village pubs to wine and dine in. Beach 25 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Cedar Lodge (ref UKC289) and The Coach House (ref 28884) can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With wooden floors.
    Living area: With 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With double electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    1 step down to...
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    1 step down to...
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

    Biomass central heating included.

    Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Large, shared garden with patio, sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Rimpton Mill

    Rimpton, nr. Sherborne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: EUH

    In a lovely village location 3 miles from Sherborne market town, this lovingly restored ancient Grade II listed former Mill retains character features such as oak beams and floors. Adjacent to the owners’ cottage, it is a delightful detached holiday home for four to enjoy many places of interest within easy driving: World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Lulworth Cove; seaside resorts Weymouth, West Bay, Chesil beach, Lyme Regis; Yeovilton Air/Haynes Motor Museums; Cerne Abbas Giant, legendary King Arthur’s Camelot, Glastonbury Tor and Wells Cathedral. Shops 2 miles, pubs serving food 1 mile.

    Open plan, spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French windows and well-equipped kitchen. Low beams and oak floor throughout. External access to lower ground floor: Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with TV, en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove (available October-March) - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Three Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine and tumble dryer (in utility)
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Terrace with patio, furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking
    • No children

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  • Hideaway

    Brompton Ralph, nr. Wiveliscombe

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 16759

    Peacefully set high up in rural Somerset close to Exmoor National Park and with far reaching views over open countryside, this holiday home attached to the owner’s farmhouse, provides a comfortable base for relaxation or touring. Excellent for walking and pony trekking as well as exploring Exmoor villages, Wimbleball Lake and west Somerset coast. Easily reached are Minehead, Dunster Castle (NT), Knightshayes Court (NT) and market town of Taunton. There is also a wooden barbecue lodge in the garden, which is available by arrangement. Shop/post office 1 mile, pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVDs and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Private decking area and furniture. Shared use of owner’s garden with excellent views. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). One well behaved pet welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

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  • Ash Lodge

    Clatworthy

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 28715

    This superb detached lodge is set in a tranquil, rural location on the owners’ 21-acre small holding located on the edge of Exmoor National Park. The contemporary interior is bright and airy and boasts air source heating that supplies the underfloor heating throughout the property. The living room and bedrooms all have patio doors leading onto a large south facing decked balcony with views through the pine trees across the open countryside. It is perfect for couples who are seeking a quiet ’get away from it all’ break, and it is pet-friendly, with an enclosed garden area for dogs. Exmoor is inhabited by ponies and red deer, with heather-clad moors and pretty villages is on your doorstep. Visit the highest coast in Britain, Dunkery Beacon with panoramic views, and Minehead with its pretty harbour. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 twin bedrooms (zip and link, can be 6ft double), both with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Underfloor air source heat pump central heating, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 21-acre landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on lead, working farm. No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds, 75 yards.

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