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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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  • Minehead, Somerset
    Minehead, Somerset×
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    Ref: 31041
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities
    Surrounded by 30 acres of grounds, this charming cottage offers direct access onto the Exmoor National Park, ideal for walkers.
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    Periton Park Court provides self catering accommodation with a semi-detached cottage (ref 31044) and cottage style apartments (refs 31041 and 31043) tastefully converted from the coach house and stables of a Victorian country house. The owners conveniently live on site and a detached cedar lodge (ref 31042) in a garden setting provides additional accommodation. In a totally secluded setting at the end of a third of a mile of private drive, with panoramic views of the sea and Quantock...

    Periton Park Court - Willow Lodge
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    Periton Park Court - Stables
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    Periton Park Court - Coach House
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  • Babcary, Somerton, Somerset
    Babcary, Somerton, Somerset×

    The Copse

    Babcary, Somerton, Somerset

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    Ref: EWD
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    The Copse definitely has the wow factor and is perfect for surprising your loved one to a stylish yet cosy retreat.
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    Situated in South Somerset, 8 miles from Glastonbury, this attractive, detached, converted barn, set in 20 acres of the owner’s grounds, provides holiday accommodation that is ideally placed to explore this delightful county. This spacious barn with gallieried bedroom is equipped to a high standard. Enjoy the Georgian Heritage city of Bath, explore Glastonbury Tor, Stourhead House and Gardens, the famous Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast with...

  • Wrangway, near Wellington, Somerset
    Wrangway, near Wellington, Somerset×

    Sparrow’s Nest

    Wrangway, near Wellington, Somerset

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    Ref: 30820
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Ideal holiday base for couples and the family pet, to enjoy and discover Devon and Somerset.
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    Sparrow’s Nest is situated on the slopes of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and an ideal base for couples, walkers or for peace and quiet. The holiday property is attached to the owners’ home and shares a large garden with the owners and their chickens, and with a view to the Wellington monument. Further afield is the historic town of Wellington, the Blackdown Hills and of course the open expanses of Exmoor. The coasts of west Somerset,...

  • Stratton-on-the-Fosse, near Bath, Somerset
    Stratton-on-the-Fosse, near Bath, Somerset×

    The Lodge at Bainesbury House

    Stratton-on-the-Fosse, near Bath, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC1614
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This holiday home is the perfect base for exploring the wonderful sights and delights of Somerset and the Mendips.
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    This delightful holiday home is set in the grounds of the owner’s home, Bainesbury House, and has been furnished to a very good standard. The ground floor is open plan, with bi-folding doors all along one side overlooking the neatly lawned garden, which is the perfect place to enjoy an alfresco supper in the summer. The Lodge at Bainesbury House also features a wood burner, so is great for the cooler evenings. This holiday home is set in the village of Stratton-on-the-Fosse, which...

  • Wheddon Cross, near Minehead, Somerset
    Wheddon Cross, near Minehead, Somerset×

    Little Quarme Cottages - Exford Cottage

    Wheddon Cross, near Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: W44013
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A rural hideaway, this single-storey barn conversion provides the perfect accommodation for couples wanting to relax and explore the surrounding area.
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    Six self-catering holiday cottages set in a superb secluded, south facing location at the heart of Exmoor and within walking distance, across the fields, of the village of Wheddon Cross, approximately ¼ mile away. The cottages are 1,000 feet above sea level at the head of the Quarme Valley with fantastic views over the owners’ 17 acres of farmland. Pets are accepted in every cottage (refs: W44011, W44012, W44013, W44014, W44015, W44016) and each has its own small enclosed...

    Little Quarme Cottages - Winsford Cottage
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    Little Quarme Cottage - Stable Cottage
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    Little Quarme Cottages - Quarme Cottage
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    Little Quarme Cottages - Rose Cottage
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    Little Quarme Cottages - Dunkery Cottage
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  • Templecombe, Somerset
    Templecombe, Somerset×

    Combe Cottages - Wren

    Templecombe, Somerset

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    Ref: EOB
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Ideal for a romantic retreat; enjoy a picnic in the grounds, a swim in the pool or explore the local area.
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    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...

    Combe Cottages - Robin
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    Combe Cottages - Nightingale
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  • Tatworth, near Chard, Somerset
    Tatworth, near Chard, Somerset×

    The Willows

    Tatworth, near Chard, Somerset

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    Ref: W43713
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A charming holiday property located in a beautiful rural area, guests have use of a patio, garden and summerhouse.
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    This charming holiday property is attached to the owners’ Georgian home and is located just south of Chard, near the Devon and west Dorset border. The property has a large shared garden and guests have use of the summerhouse. It offers a great location to enjoy the best of three counties. To the south and within easy driving distance lies the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, with the ever popular seaside resorts of Lyme Regis, Beer and Charmouth. To the east is Devon,...

  • Bitton, Somerset
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    Honeymead Cottage

    Bitton, Somerset

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    Ref: 19838
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A lovely cottage with countryside views in an ideal location. Bath is only 5 miles, and Wells, Glastonbury and Stonehenge nearby.
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    Set within an acre of grounds in the Golden Valley with open views over the countryside, this lovely south-facing former miner’s cottage is of a very good standard and offers a peaceful holiday retreat. An ideal base for exploring the surrounding area, only 5 miles from the World Heritage city of Bath. Visit the cathedral city of Wells, Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Longleat House and Safari Park. NT properties nearby include Stourhead House and Gardens, Montacute...

  • Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, Somerset
    Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, Somerset×

    Dairy Barn

    Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, Somerset

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    Ref: EUT
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A peaceful retreat set within eight acres and boasting lovely countryside views. A great location for walkers, cyclists and wildlife enthusiasts.
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    This attractive single storey detached barn is peacefully situated in a no through lane just minutes from the village of Baltonsborough. Surrounded by rolling countryside and set in an 8 acre plot, it enjoys glorious views of Glastonbury Tor and beyond. A former cattle shed, it has been beautifully renovated to offer spacious and light accommodation, with oak beams and underfloor heating throughout. It is an ideal holiday base for exploring the attractions nearby, such as the cathedral...

  • Wookey, near Wells, Somerset
    Wookey, near Wells, Somerset×

    Burcott Cottages - Old Orchard

    Wookey, near Wells, Somerset

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    Ref: 19942
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Ideally located between the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills, this cottage offers great opportunities for nature lovers.
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    Situated within the grounds of the owner’s public house and restaurant, formerly a stable block, these single-storey cottages have been refurbished to a good standard and offer well-presented holiday accommodation. Located between the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills, they are ideally situated for walking, cycling and lovers of nature, yet are just 1 mile from historic Wells with its beautiful cathedral and the world famous Wookey Hole caves. Within easy reach are the Cheddar...

    Burcott Cottages - Mendip View
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  • Upper Weare, near Axbridge, Somerset
    Upper Weare, near Axbridge, Somerset×

    Twin Barns

    Upper Weare, near Axbridge, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC727
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    For a romantic countryside hideaway this lovely cottage is hard to beat, with easy access to Glastonbury Tor and Cheddar Gorge.
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    This attractive cottage is attached to the owners’ barn conversion and is set in a secluded position. Close to the property you can enjoy fantastic views to the Mendips and Quantock Hills. This makes an excellent base for walkers and nature lovers alike. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you are surrounded by beautiful countryside, and on a clear day you can even see Cheddar Gorge. The views are breathtaking.
    The market town of Axbridge is only 2 miles...

  • Roadwater, near Watchet, Somerset
    Roadwater, near Watchet, Somerset×

    Orchard Cottage

    Roadwater, near Watchet, Somerset

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    Ref: W42820
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Explore the towns and attractions that are located on the South West Coastal Path from this country holiday cottage.
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    Orchard Cottage is attached to the owner’s imposing country home and has lovely views over the gardens and is situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Roadwater. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on Exmoor. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and funicular cliff railway. Visit Minehead with its promenade and shops, or the West Somerset Railway for those interested...

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