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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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  • Ladybird Cottage

    Bridgwater

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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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  • Cowslip Barn

    Litton, near 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 can be twin beds on request), 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.

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  • Honey String Cottage

    Sticklinch, near Glastonbury

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: 26884


    This attractive, detached cottage within the owner’s grounds, is in the heart of rural Somerset, a few miles from Glastonbury. Surrounded by rolling countryside, it is a peaceful holiday base to explore many attractions. Glastonbury is famous for its annual music festival, tor and abbey. The Clarks village at Street is a designer retail outlet, and Cheddar Caves and Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and the cathedral city of Wells are nearby. An easy drive is the Roman spa city of Bath, and the Mendip Hills and surrounding Somerset Levels are ideal for walkers and cyclists. Shop 4½ miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles. Properties 26884 and 29693 can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Hillcroft Cottage

    Wrantage, near Taunton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 26364

    This quaint, 1850s detached cottage above the Somerset Levels with views towards the Blackdown Hills is midway between Bridgewater Bay and Lyme Bay. It is ideally located to explore Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole and Glastonbury Tor. Visit Brean Leisure Park, Yeovilton Air Museum and the West Somerset Steam Railway to Minehead, as well as many historic houses and the sandy beaches of Burnham-on-Sea, Lyme Regis and Sidmouth. Taunton 6 miles, Exmoor National Park 16 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Wet room with toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with wooden floors. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD, small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Small enclosed courtyard garden, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Moorleaze - Wookey

    Witham Friary, Frome

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: EPL

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

    Conveniently located for Longleat, Bath and the Mendip Hills and Gorges, Moorleaze nestles on the border of Somerset with Dorset and Wiltshire. Enjoying a tranquil setting with stunning views all around, it provides the perfect retreat at any time of year. Built from local stone and boasting every modern convenience, the cottages offer spacious and superbly fitted accommodation, presented to 5 Star standards. The 76-acre grounds include farmland, woodland, orchard and two lakes, whilst the glorious views encompass fields and gently wooded hills. A haven for wildlife, deer and hares abound, often coming within yards of the cottages. Buzzards, kestrels, tawny and barn owls, pheasants, swallows and many other species nest here. The lower lake is stocked with carp, tame enough to feed from guests’ hands - so no fishing! The idyllic village of Witham Friary, complete with an unspoiled pub, is a few minutes’ stroll and found fame as the setting for the TV series Building the Dream.
    Benefiting from its countryside setting, Moorleaze also affords easy access all year round and is within a short driving distance of many famous locations. Longleat is close by, as are Wookey Hole and the Yeovilton Aircraft and Haynes Motor Museums. Bath, designated a World Heritage Site, boasts many delights including the Roman Baths. Nearby Frome has even more listed buildings than Bath and hosts a renowned arts and music festival in early July. Salisbury, Wells, Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Avebury are also popular places to visit from Moorleaze. NT properties include the incomparable Stourhead, just minutes away. Walkers are spoilt for choice, from the local countryside to the splendour of the Mendips, including Cheddar Gorge. With its magnificent indoor pool, games room, tennis court, climbing frame and idyllic setting, The Sunday Times described Moorleaze as
    "a sure-fire child pleaser", and it’s just as popular with adults, an ideal break at any time of the year. The village pub is within walking distance. Shops 6 miles.

    Spacious living/dining room with well-equipped country-style oak kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower bath and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen, towels and beach towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair
    • Two digital TVs (Freeview)
    • Wi-fi
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared courtyard, garden
    • Shared barbecues
    • Ample parking
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (50ft x 17ft, depth 4ft ) with infra red sauna
    • Shared games chalet
    • Shared tennis court
    • Shared children’s play area
    • No smoking
    • NB: Two small ponds in the garden and unfenced lakes in the grounds

    SUPERB ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

    • Magnificent indoor heated swimming pool (50ft x 17ft, depth 4ft) with seating, showers and changing facilities.
    • Tennis court
    • Children’s playframe with swings, slides and play tent
    • Large games room with pool table, table tennis and play area with toys for young children
    • 76-acre grounds with lakes and walks through woods and fields
    • Large courtyard with seats and tables
    • Further seats and tables overlooking top lake with great sunset views

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  • Weston Lodge

    Bath

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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.

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  • Pheasants Folly

    Roadwater, Watchet

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43136

    Pheasants Folly is a detached, converted barn in the grounds of the owner’s small country estate. The accommodation is bright and well appointed with most convenience supplied. The well maintained gardens of the estate provide a peaceful haven for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. The property is situated just on the outskirts of the pretty village of Roadwater which has pubs and a shop, all within walking distance of the cottage. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (NT), the Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway are all worth a visit. Shop 500 yards, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 double bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared landscaped grounds with furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 16 years. NB: Pond, 50 yards.

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  • Blue Door Cottages - The Potting Shed

    Sherwood, near 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.

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  • Grooms Cottage

    Ellicombe, near 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.

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  • Norton Barns - Bramley Barn

    Kewstoke, Weston-super-Mare

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W42181

    Luxury barn conversions

    These well appointed and attractive detached holiday cottages lie in the village of Kewstoke, only 1.5 miles from a local unspoilt beach at Sandbay and the National Trust headland of Sand Point. They have been renovated and offer a comfortable and peaceful base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and resorts. Only 3 miles to Weston-super-Mare with its long sandy beaches, aquarium, shops and traditional family attractions, and the smaller resorts of Clevedon, Burnham-on-Sea and Brean. With easy access to the M5, it is a short drive to other coastal areas of North Devon and Wales. The surrounding countryside includes the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, and the Somerset Levels and moors, providing ample opportunities for walking and cycling. Further afield places to visit include Cheddar Gorge and caves, Wookey Hole, the cities of Bath and Bristol, Glastonbury and Wells. Shops, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.These well appointed and attractive detached holiday cottages lie in the village of Kewstoke, only 1.5 miles to a local unspoilt beach at Sandbay and the National Trust headland of Sand Point. They have been renovated and offer a comfortable and peaceful base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and resorts. Only 3 miles to Weston-super-Mare with its long sandy beaches, aquarium, shops and traditional family attractions, and the smaller resorts of Clevedon, Burnham-on-Sea and Brean. With easy access to the M5, it is a short drive to other coastal areas of North Devon and Wales. The surrounding countryside includes the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, and the Somerset levels and moors, providing ample opportunities for walking and cycling. Further afield places to visit include Cheddar Gorge and caves, Wookey Hole, the cities of Bath and Bristol, Glastonbury and Wells. The owners provide a free family ticket to Puxton Park Family Attractions for bookings of 3 nights or longer. Shops, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. No children under 5 years.

    All properties: Oil central heating and electricity included (£20per week October-April). Bed linen included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Buchan Cottage

    Dulverton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 28795

    Overlooking the Barle River, on the edge of the Exmoor town of Dulverton, this semi-detached cottage makes an ideal holiday base. Along with well appointed accommodation, the best has been made of the steep cliff garden with a decked sitting-out area with great views over the valley. There is fantastic walking on the moor, including Tarr Steps, Withypool and Dunkery Beacon. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shops, pubs and restaurants 220 yards.

    9 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen with dining area and wooden floor. Utility room. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with decked terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 39 steps and cliff in steep garden.


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  • Saffies

    Stogumber, near Taunton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30492


    Saffies is a listed, single-storey, renovated stable block on a 300-acre working arable and sheep farm in the pretty village of Stogumber. Set in the folding hills between the beautiful Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, there are breathtaking views of the very special west Somerset countryside on your doorstep. There is a lovely patio garden to the front overlooking a fenced duck pond, and the added benefit of an electric woodburner, making it a warm and cosy holiday home all year round.
    It is ideal for small families or couples looking for a quiet and rural retreat. Stogumber is a typical rural village and supplies you with a pub and shop/post office all within 250 yards.
    There is a good pub/restaurant under 2 miles away with a further 8 within a 5 mile radius. The famous West Somerset Railway stops at Stogumber Station where you can ride the steam train along the scenic north coast to Minehead.
    Within the area there is an abundance of attractions, these include Cleve Abbey, Dunster Castle and fossil hunting on Kilve Beach. Surfing is available on the north Devon coast, which is 1¼ hour’s drive across Exmoor National Park. For the avid walkers, there are a number of routes along the Quantock Hills and in Exmoor National Park. In addition, you can enjoy both walks and picnics around Tarr Steps, Lanacre Bridge, Bossington, Porlock Weir and Watchet Harbour. Beach 6 miles. Shop/post office and pub 250 yards, restaurant 2 miles.

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

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer on request. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Duck pond at front of property.

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