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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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  • Grooms Cottage

    Ellicombe, nr. Dunster

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E2224

    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.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with breakfast area. First floor: 2 double bedrooms. Shower room with toilet. Z-bed available (for alternative sleeping).

    Cobbled courtyard and furniture.

    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.

  • Weston Lodge

    Bath

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 24510

    This spacious ground floor holiday apartment is one of five located in a grand Georgian house standing in its own grounds on the Cotswold Way on the edge of Bath. Set in a quiet location, and with the added bonus of its own parking, just a few minutes walk away from local shops and amenities, it provides an ideal, peaceful base from which to explore the cosmopolitan city of Bath. Attractions include the Roman spa baths, the abbey and the award winning Thermae Spa with rooftop outdoor swimming pool. Shops and pubs ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Large shared grounds. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 6 years. NB: Stream in grounds.

  • Rosie’s Barn

    Over Stowey

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: EOZ

    Delightfully situated on the Coleridge Way at Bin Combe in the beautiful Quantock Hills AONB, this attractive detached barn (set within the owner’s grounds) with a lovely rural outlook and its own pretty cottage garden, offers well furnished and equipped holiday accommodation. An ideal base for hikers and dog walkers, excellent walking can be found on the Quantock Hills and Exmoor. The cottage is within walking distance of Nether Stowey (under 1 mile) with its range of shops and pubs. Places of interest include Coleridge Cottage and Dunster Castle (both NT), the Somerset Levels, Glastonbury Tor, Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge and Taunton. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    Five steps to entrance. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and fitted country-style kitchen area. Utility with toilet in separate building.

    • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
    • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Sky TV (included Sports)
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Stream nearby

  • Liscombe Farm Cottages - Ash Cottage

    Tarr Steps, nr. Exford

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 30214


    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.

    Lower ground floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom (zip and link, can be 6ft double) with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Oil central heating included. Stereo/CD. Fridge/freezer. 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.

  • Blue Door Cottages - The Potting Shed

    Sherwood, nr. North Petherton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30787

    Ideal base for touring Somerset

    The holiday cottages, (refs 30784, 30786 and 30787), have been converted from redundant 18th-century buildings at Sherwood, whilst The Hen House (ref 30785) has been converted from a later small barn. The buildings are surrounded by fields and back on to a valley of mature Forestry Commission woodland. They are set on the lower slopes of the Quantock Hills along narrow winding lanes but only 10 minutes from the motorway. Sherwood is a great place to relax but also makes a wonderful base from which to explore the whole of Somerset and some of the attractions of the surrounding counties. Blue Door Cottages at Sherwood provide pleasantly quirky accommodation for couples and small families. Between them the cottages can easily accommodate up to 18 guests and well-behaved dogs are welcome. The Quantock Hills are an area of wilderness and tranquillity. The Quantock Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which means that its distinctive character and cultural heritage are in the nation’s interest to safeguard them. Physically the Quantock Hills offer great diversity, reflecting the relationship between the geology, slopes and exposure of the area, and the range of past and present human activities and influences. Panoramic views lead you through coast, heath and combe. Explore and you will find rocky Jurassic coastline, exposed heathland summits, deep wooded combes, undulating farmland and attractive villages, all within this protected landscape. There are many NT properties close by, as well as golf, horse riding, walking and bird watching. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and single sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Pet welcome - to be kept on lead at all times. No smoking. NB: Pond and stream in garden.

  • 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

  • Little Quarme Cottages - Rose Cottage

    Wheddon Cross, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W44014

    Lying on the edge of Exmoor, Little Quarme Cottages are a delightful haven where you can enjoy the splendour of the area. You can choose to relax in one of the six comfortable cottages available on-site (refs: W44011, W44012, W44013, W44014, W44015, W44016). Set in well-maintained gardens and grounds, the cottages are ideal for those wanting to enjoy Exmoor and the surrounding countryside and places of local interest. With all the cottages accepting pets, the cottages are great for those looking for pet-friendly holiday accommodation. As well as a being a great holiday destination, Little Quarme Cottages is also a licensed wedding venue, where you and your party can hire the entire complex to celebrate that special occasion and is located just outside the village of Wheddon Cross, which has a pub serving food and a well-stocked shop. Venturing further on to Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor’s highest point, is a short drive or a good walk from the cottages. Other Exmoor highlights include Tarr Stepps, the river at Lanacre and the pretty village of Withypool. Further afield, the coastal town of Minehead had a good range of shops and other amenities. It is also home to the West Somerset Stream Railway for those wanting to indulge in a bit of nostalgia. The medieval village of Dunster is full of charm and has its imposing castle (NT) towering over the village centre. The seaside villages of Porlock and Porlock Weir are worth a visit, as are the Victorian towns of Lynton and Lynmouth with the famous cliff railway. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Horse riding, golf and fishing are all available locally. Breach 10 miles. Shop and pub 500 yards.

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

    Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: Electric coal-effect fire in living room and electricity by £1 meter. Gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared 17 acres of natural landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Communal room with wi-fi. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond and stream in grounds.

  • The Dairy

    Bicknoller

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E1788

    In a secluded and peaceful position on the fringes of the Quantock Hills, the cottages at Meadowsweet Farm offer a delightful base for a Somerset holiday. The 18th century Mill and 15th century Dairy are award winning conversions, whilst the handsome Barn has also been pleasingly converted by the same architect. The Mill (ref: E1787) lies next to the millstream across the cobbles from the farmhouse, it retains many original features - ancient timbers, shutters and grinding stones, all sympathetically incorporated into a delightful cottage of great charm. The Dairy (ref: E1788) is a pretty cottage nestling under its thatch and adjoins the owners’ 15th century farmhouse. Set within 30 acres of meadows and woodland, they all offer individual, attractive and very comfortable accommodation only 9 miles from the beach at Blue Anchor. Hens wander freely in the farmyard and from the meadows there are picturesque views of the West Somerset Steam Railway.
    This is superb walking, riding and mountain biking country, within easy reach of the glories of Exmoor National Park including Watersmeet, a wooded gorge with beautiful walks, where the East Lyn river meets Hoaroak Water; the famous resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth, linked by a unique cliff railway; the remarkable limestone pinnacles and cliff drops at Valley of the Rocks; the quaint village of Porlock and waterfront at Polock Weir; Dunster Castle; and Dunkery Hill, the highest point on the moor. Taunton and the resort of Minehead are both about 13 miles distant. A shop and pub serving food are under 1 mile away in the pretty village of Bicknoller, from where steep paths lead to stunning views from the ridge.

    4 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with beams. 1 step to dining area/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with iron bath and toilet.

    DVD.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Shared 30-acre grounds. Shared gardens. Patio area and furniture. Parking. No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream and mill pond in grounds.

  • The Old Cowshed

    Hornblotton, nr. Glastonbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W44199


    Converted into a spacious, light and airy holiday property, this former old dairy, adjacent to the owner’s home at Rectory Farm, is surrounded by fields with sheep and rolling countryside. It offers a peaceful and relaxing retreat, yet is situated just off the A37, providing ample opportunities to explore the many attractions within Somerset. The nearest town is Castle Cary, 5 miles, famous for its Round House, an old town lock-up. Somerton, 6 miles, is allegedly an ancient capital of Wessex and Shepton Mallet has a 50ft market cross dating from 1500. Glastonbury, a thriving market town and a major tourist venue, is 10 miles away. Visit Glastonbury Tor, the abbey and its spiritual essence within the town, and the annual Glastonbury Festival which takes place in nearby Pilton. Street is home to a famous shoe industry and is now well known for its designer outlet shopping complex, Clarks Village. Yeovil town has pedestrian precincts, a wide variety of shops and a number of weekly markets. Spend a day in Wells, England’s smallest city, which is not only a fantastic market town but includes the magnificent cathedral and Bishop’s Palace and gardens. Slightly further afield is Sherborne with its castle, and Cheddar, famous not only for its cheese but also the caves and gorge. Other attractions include Haynes Motor Museum, 6 miles, Yeovilton Naval Air Museum, 10 miles, Bath and West Showground, 7 miles, and National Trust houses such as Lytes Cary and Tintinhull, and Montacute, the location for the TV series ’Wolf Hall’. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared tennis court. Welcome pack. Pet welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

  • Primrose Hill Holidays - Elm

    Blue Anchor, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 26552

    Lovely countryside viewsLovely countryside views

    Primrose Hill Holidays are four terraced bungalow-style cottages (refs: 26552, 27563, 31297 and 31298), situated in the pretty village of Blue Anchor, a short distance from its beach. From the properties, there are panoramic views of the countryside, Dunster Castle and the Bristol Channel beyond. The properties are all single-storey and are ideal for those with restricted mobility. Beech (ref 27563) and Ash (ref 31298) each are equipped with a single electric bed in the twin bedroom. There is a games room and a laundry room on site. Enjoy superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path and Exmoor National Park. The renowned West Somerset Railway is worth a visit for those with an interest in steam engines, and there are many steam trains operating on the line between Minehead and Watchet. Dunster Castle (NT) and village, with its beautiful terraced gardens, deer park and mill will make for an interesting day out, as well as Porlock Weir. There are beaches at Blue Anchor, Dunster and Minehead for all to enjoy. Explore the seaside town of Minehead and visit the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio door. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Wet room with toilet.

    DVD library. Enclosed gardens with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue.

    All properties: Electric central heating included (by meter reading October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot, travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared games room with pool table, table tennis, darts and board games. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond 30 yards.

  • Cowslip Barn

    Litton, nr. Radstock

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 24954


    This single-storey barn is located in a picturesque village on the edge of the Mendip Hills, offering an ideal holiday base for exploring Somerset. Fully renovated the property offers cosy, contemporary accommodation full of character. Only 5 miles from Wells, famous for its cathedral, Bishops Palace, cobbled streets and lively market place. Bath is 15 miles away with its Roman spa and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Visit Bristol with the SS Great Britain, the zoo and gardens and the harbourside area. Beaches are 19 miles away at Weston-Super-Mare. Shops ½ mile, pub 1 mile, restaurants 2 miles..

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. 2 double bedrooms, (one zip and link), one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Use of freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream in the grounds.

  • 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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