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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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  • Colerne, near Bath, Somerset
    Colerne, near Bath, Somerset×

    Upper House Cottage

    Colerne, near Bath, Somerset

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    Ref: 28963
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location

    This ’upside down’ detached holiday cottage has been designed to make the most of the lovely far...

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  • Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset
    Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset×

    Moorleaze - Mendip

    Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset

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    Ref: EPO
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    " Spacious well-equipped cottages...with an idyllic rural setting amidst a chorus of wildlife...

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  • Dulcote, Wells, Somerset
    Dulcote, Wells, Somerset×

    The Piggery

    Dulcote, Wells, Somerset

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    Ref: E5438
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This beautiful barn conversion offers guests use of an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, and is situated...

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  • Meare, near Wells, Somerset
    Meare, near Wells, Somerset×

    Down House Cottages - Upside Down Cottage

    Meare, near Wells, Somerset

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    Ref: 18104
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Shared use of outdoor heated swimming pool (May to Sept)

    These well-presented, unusual and comfortable...

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  • Minehead, Somerset
    Minehead, Somerset×

    Summerlands

    Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: 27663
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile

    Situated 5 minutes’ walk from the West Somerset Steam Railway station, beach, shops and restaurants,...

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  • Minehead, Somerset
    Minehead, Somerset×

    Dove Cottage

    Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: 27023
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile

    Dove Cottage is located on the outskirts of Minehead. The terraced holiday cottage forms part of a range of...

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  • Oake, near Taunton, Somerset
    Oake, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Old Rectory Cottage

    Oake, near Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: 50201
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Rural location

    Wing of a charming 17th-century former rectory, in a lovely rural area. It is an excellent...

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  • Saltford, near Bath, Somerset
    Saltford, near Bath, Somerset×

    Tythe Barn

    Saltford, near Bath, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC1402
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This outstanding, restored property is decorated to a high standard, and boasts a large, open-plan living area, with...

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  • Watchet, Somerset
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    Riverside

    Watchet, Somerset

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    Ref: EOL
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove

    This delightful Grade II listed cottage lies at the heart of Watchet, within a few hundred yards of the marina and...

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  • Bathampton, near Bath, Somerset
    Bathampton, near Bath, Somerset×

    Mayfair

    Bathampton, near Bath, Somerset

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    Ref: 30295
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove


    This single-storey detached holiday cottage is located in the picturesque village of Bathampton, on the...

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  • Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset
    Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset×

    Moorleaze - Wookey

    Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset

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    Ref: EPL
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    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    " Spacious well-equipped cottages...with an idyllic rural setting amidst a chorus of wildlife...

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  • Near Ilminster, Somerset
    Near Ilminster, Somerset×

    White House Cottage

    Near Ilminster, Somerset

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    Ref: E4470
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Nestling in rural seclusion, yet just 8 miles from the county town of Taunton, this well-appointed cottage is...

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