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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.

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  • Combe Cottages - Nightingale

    Templecombe

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: EOC

    Straddling the borders of Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset, this charming row of single-storey cottages is tucked away along a peaceful country lane, close to the village of Templecombe. Adjacent to the owners’ home, and on an alpaca breeding farm, they offer well-equipped and carefully furnished accommodation for a variety of groups, in a central location ideal for exploring. Outdoor seating areas overlooking a central courtyard provide pleasant places of retreat, and the use of an indoor heated swimming pool completes the picture.
    Set amid excellent walking country, the holiday cottages afford ample opportunities for plenty of fresh air, and there are many delights to explore on foot. For those preferring to sightsee further afield, a main line station to Waterloo and Exeter is available from the village and quiet country roads make for scenic drives. The popular attractions of Longleat (with its excellent safari park, animal shows and historic house), Cheddar Gorge and Caves and the splendid NT properties of Stourhead Gardens, Kingston Lacey and Montacute House are all within an easy drive, as is Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and the fascinating array of classic cars at the Haynes Motor Museum.
    Also of great historical interest is the abbey town of Sherborne, the famous Gold Hill at Shaftesbury and the medieval towns of Salisbury and Wells – all offer their own blend of quaint shops and museums to explore, individual shops to browse and tearooms for a welcome refreshment break. For an altogether different scene, the south coast beaches and seaside towns can be reached in around an hour’s drive. Active souls can try their hand at a spot of fishing or a round or two of golf locally, while those preferring spectator sports can visit the National Hunt race course in nearby Wincanton. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Spacious living/dining room with sofa-bed (for +2) and well-equipped kitchen area with tiled floor. Double bedroom with TV. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet

    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Fridge/freezer

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared use of landscaped courtyard garden with patio
    • Shared barbecue
    • Shared use of large grounds with picnic area and furniture
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (40ft x 20ft, depth range 3ft–7ft), open 10am to 10pm
    • Gym equipment in pool building – children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Shared games room with pool table, air hockey and table football
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Croft Cottages - Corner Cottage

    Watchet

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W44206

    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 room with patio doors and tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk.

    Gas central heating included. Towel hire. Electric cooker. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden 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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  • Creamery Cottages - Number Three

    Kilmersdon

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 25140

    Open countryside views

    These two converted stone holiday cottages are situated on a working farm in the beautiful Somerset countryside, and enjoy the stunning views and use of 400 acres of the surrounding grounds, woods, small lake and farmyard. The location is peaceful and rural, and yet within minutes of many attractions and famous sites, including the Roman spa city of Bath with its Georgian architecture and spa baths, the city of Wells and its magnificent cathedral and medieval streets, Glastonbury Abbey and Tor, Cheddar Gorge and caves, Wookey Hole and papermill, Longleat Safari Park, and Babington House. For walkers and cyclists, there is much to offer on the Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels. Shop 31/2 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor, beams and patio door. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Wet room with grab rail, stool and toilet.

    Wheelchair access.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. 400-acres of shared natural grounds. Ample parking. Shared games room with table football, pool table and board games. Two pets welcome (to be kept on lead at all times). Natural water supply from well. No smoking. NB: Unfenced lakes and stream 100 yards.

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  • Rolstone Barns - Cherry

    Rolstone, nr. Weston-super- Mare

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W42542

    Barn conversions close to the coast

    These renovated barns enjoy a peaceful, rural location close to the coastal resorts of west Somerset. Only 4 miles to Weston-Super-Mare, a beautiful seaside town with long sandy beaches and traditional family attractions, including SeaQuarium and the world’s largest helicopter museum. At its northern edge is Sand Point, a National Trust headland offering wonderful views and wild craggy rocks. At the southern edge are Weston Woods, three miles of woodland along the coastline into Weston-Super-Mare offering you splendid walks. Also Clevedon, a favourite resort of the Victorians, with its beautifully restored pier, and Burnham-on-Sea, a quiet seaside resort. Only a few minutes to the M5, the barns are an ideal base for touring this beautiful area. Nearby are the Mendips and the Quantocks, perfect for walking and cycling, and within an hour’s drive of the Roman spa city of Bath, Wells the smallest city in England, with a wonderful cathedral, Cheddar with its dramatic gorge and caves, more wonderful caves at Wookey Hole, Glastonbury with its mystical Arthurian connections and Bristol, full of maritime history, culture and shopping opportunities. Puxton Park offers a fun day out for all the family, with leisure activities and a farm shop. A one day free family pass is offered on stays of 3 nights or more. Shops 0.5 miles, pub serving food 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating included (£10per week October-April). Electricity and bed linen included. Cot and high chair (on request). Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Private patio and furniture. Shared lawned garden. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • The Mill

    Nr. Ilminster

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: E4810

    This stunning, award-winning conversion of the oldest mill house in Somerset stands proudly beside a tranquil 1-acre mill pond and island. The resorts and beaches of Lyme Regis, Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth, the cathedral and Bishop’s Palace at Wells, Clarks Village shopping outlet, Montacute and Barrington Court (both NT) are within easy reach; Exmoor and Longleat a little further. Riding locally; cycle hire in Ilminster, 3 miles. Shop 1.5 miles, dining pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Dining room with flagstone floor. Kitchen. Utility room. Bathroom with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Living room with beams. 2 twin bedrooms, one with sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with beams. Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity included (£25per week, £10 per short break October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Table tennis (in barn). NB: Drops and pond in garden.

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  • Jonswood

    Watchfield, nr. Burnham-on-Sea

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: E4965


    With the legendary beauty of the Somerset Levels almost on the doorstep and the gorgeous sandy beaches of Burnham-on-Sea and Brean only a few miles away, this very stylish lodge makes an ideal holiday base. Boasting its own tennis court and fitness room, it sits in the interesting hamlet of Watchfield, within easy reach of the area’s famous attractions including the caves and cliffs at Cheddar Gorge, underground rivers and pools at Wookey Hole, Clarks Village shopping outlet at Street, Glastonbury Tor and the lovely cathedral and Bishop’s Palace at Wells, whilst the elegant city of Bath is a little further afield. Riding, sailing, golf and fishing are enjoyed locally and there is dramatic scenery and fine walking to be had around nearby Brean Park. Shop/PO 2 miles, pub serving food 50 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining area/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer in garage. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Fitness room with table football and air hockey. Hard tennis court. No smoking.

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  • The Lodge

    Yeovil Marsh, Yeovil

    Grade
    7
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 27666

    Set in a peaceful location, this most unusual and spacious property enjoys lovely views. Standing detached within the grounds of the owner’s home, this is a great base for touring south Somerset, and west Dorset. There are many places of interest, including Haynes Motor Museum, Yeovilton Fleet Air Museum, Glastonbury Tor, Wells Cathedral, Longleat and Sherborne. Visit Street with Clarks retail village and outdoor pool. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 2 steps to 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms, one with additional single, vaulted ceiling and Velux. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electricity coal effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden with patio, sitting-out area, furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Pond in grounds, 50 yards.

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  • Oddwell Cottage

    Brompton Ralph, nr. Wiveliscombe

    Grade
    7
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: 68023

    This Grade II listed character holiday cottage dates back over 300 years. Surrounded by peaceful, unspoilt countryside it nestles in the foothills of the Brendon Hills, on the eastern edge of Exmoor. The large living room has a sit-in inglenook fireplace with original bread oven and a host of oak beams. The sandy beach at Blue Anchor Bay is 9 miles. Fishing on Clatworthy Reservoir, 3 miles. Quantock Hills to the east, Minehead and Dunster a short drive. Attached to the caretaker’s cottage. Shop ½ mile, pub 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (3ft 6in) and beams. Dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep, spiral stone stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin with additional single. Cloakroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Induction range cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Garage. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Somerset Country Escape - The Granary

    Wrantage, nr. Taunton

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 30859

    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, or enjoy spa pampering, clay pigeon shooting, art classes, catering or dance classes, as well as a ’murder mystery’ evening and catering which are all available on site, by arrangement direct with the owner. Taunton and many attractions that abound in this lovely county are within easy driving distance. Take a trip to one of the UKs most dramatic natural features, the famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves, and the nearby Wookey Hole which has some of Britain’s most spectacular caves. The cathedral city of Wells and Bishops Palace are worth a visit. Take a walk up to the top of the renown Glastonbury Tor, which has fantastic views over the county, or enjoy a walk around the Abbey, the legendary burial place of King Arthur. The Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and the Haynes Motor Museum make a fantastic day out, aswell as The Exmoor National Park and the West Somerset Steam Railway. The Old Mill (30858) and The Granary (30859) adjoin each other. The Barn (30860) is detached. The properties can be booked independently or together. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with additional single, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Shared, large, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking.

    All properties: Economy 7 central heating (first floor) and Electric heaters (ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 100-acre natural grounds. Barbecue. Cycle store. Shared hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds 30 yards. Pond in grounds 300 yards.

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  • Rossholme - The Gatehouse

    East Brent

    Grade
    7
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 25170

    Shared outdoor swimming pool

    In the same grounds as Rossholme Country House, which accommodates 21 people, is The Gatehouse at Rossholme, an attractive two-storey holiday home close to the coastal regions of West Somerset. The cottages are situated in 5 acres of lawns and landscaped gardens, with shared use of a hard tennis court and outdoor heated swimming pool during the summer months. Each property has a barbecue area and views over open countryside. A function room seating 60 is available on site by prior arrangement with the owner, and catering can be arranged. East Brent lies at the foot of Brent Knoll, a 450ft high hill that has the remains of an ancient Celtic camp on its summit with views of the Quantocks, Bridgwater Bay, the Bristol Channel, the Mendips and South Wales. With easy access to the M5, the village is only minutes from the coast; Weston-Super-Mare and Sand Bay have sandy beaches and family attractions, whilst the smaller resorts of Clevedon and Burnham on Sea retain an atmosphere of a bygone era. Axbridge is 5 miles, and the caves and gorge at Cheddar, 6 miles. For walking and cycling, the Quantocks, the Mendips, the Somerset Levels and Exmoor are close by. Shop 1 mile, pub 600 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional bed and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas hob. Electric oven. Gravelled patio with sitting-out area.

    Both properties: Gas central heating and gas by meter reading. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared external laundry room (£3 charge). Wi-fi. Shared 5-acre landscaped grounds. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Shared swimming pool (use by arrangement with owner, available mid-April to September, pool heating at cost poa). Shared tennis court. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in grounds, 200 yards.

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  • Linnets

    Fitzhead, nr Wivelscombe

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: E3870


    Linnets is a rather special property in the heart of rural Somerset. Not only does it have its own private outdoor heated swimming pool, it also caters for guests who may have specific disabled requirements including a mobility scooter. The house is spacious and well-furnished with lots of natural light and does not feel at all clinical. The downstairs is completely laid out for disabled people, (except a hoist), with low level light and plug sockets. The downstairs double bedroom is located next to a spacious wheelchair friendly wet room with emergency alarm, raised toilet, grab rails, low level basin and two heights for shower (including moveable chair). The kitchen has areas with low level worktops, electric hob, sink and microwave set at appropriate levels with a larger main oven above. The large living room is fitted with an induction loop for the hard of hearing, and has wide patio doors leading out to the garden. Upstairs are two large bedrooms with zip and link super king beds which can be made up as twin beds on request, plus an extra single bed.
    The property is semi-detached, adjoining the friendly and very helpful owners’ home, yet it is completely private with its own entrance driveway and parking area and secluded garden with large heated outdoor swimming pool to the rear (9.7m x 4.8m). The pool is open and heated 3rd May to 27th September (on request), there is also a large patio area surrounding the pool and plenty of outdoor seating, garden furniture and a summer house with many items for all the family to sue including sun loungers, barbecue, numerous games and and swimming equipment.
    The pretty village of Fitzhead has a wonderful inn serving food on a daily basis, about ten minutes walking distance, and there is a play area for children near the village church. The West Somerset Steam Railway is approximately 3 miles away at Bishops Lydeard. Other nearby attractions include Minehead, Blue Anchor, Watchet and Porlock with its famous Weir which is close to the stunning coast and countryside of Exmoor National Park. Also the famous resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth, Valley of the Rocks, Dunster and Dunster Castle, are well worth a visit. While Tropiquaria near Watchet and many more interesting places to visit. Shop 3 miles and pub serving food 1/4 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Wet room with shower chair, grab rails and toilet. First floor: 2 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedrooms, one with additional single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden and furniture. Summerhouse. Barbecue. Parking. Outdoor heated swimming pool (9.7m x 4.8m), open 3rd May-27th September on request. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Esterelle

    Bath

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: EVL

    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 has been designated a World Heritage site. Other famous attractions include the Roman Baths, the 15th-century abbey, and the recent arrival of the Thermae Bath Spa with open air rooftop pool. Catch a show at the beautiful Theatre Royal, which puts on performances all year round to appeal to all the family, with drama, comedy, dance, opera and frequent Sunday concerts. There is a year round calender of festivals and cultural events, and a huge array of cafes, bars and restaurants to choose from. Bath is also famous for its range of quality independent shops. Situated in the West Country, visitors can experience all the regions foods, cheeses and wines at local farmers markets, as well as trying the famous Bath Bun. The canal and River Avon run through the city, and their footpaths are excellent for walking, cycling and boating. Further afield, one can easily reach Longleat, Cheddar, with its breathtaking limestone gorge and caverns, Glastonbury, and the many National Trust houses such as Dryham Park, Stourhead and Lacock Abbey. The historic cathedral city of Wells is easily accessible, with its bustling market square, Bishop’s Palace and medieval cobbled streets. It is only a 45 minutes’ drive to the prehistoric Stonehenge, a mysterious monument that attracts millions of people every year. Shop 200 yards, pub 100 yards.

    Large living room. Large dining room. Kitchen with TV, breakfast area and wooden floor. Conservatory. Two double bedrooms, one with wash basin. Two twin bedrooms. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture
    • Gas barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No smoking

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