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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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  • Daubeneys - Daubeneys Stable

    Colerne, nr. Bath

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: PFFH

    These attractive holiday properties lie in the peaceful conservation village of Colerne, surrounded by rolling countryside. The Grade II* listed stable conversion (PFFH) is part of the only longhouse in Wiltshire and dating back to the 13th century, is the oldest house in the village. Beautifully refurbished to offer all modern conveniences, yet retains charm and character. Sympathetically converted, the detached, single-storey barn (PHHF) offers light and airy, contemporary accommodation. Colerne has a good selection of shops and pubs but only a short bus journey, 7 miles, will take you into Bath and Chippenham. Within easy reach of Bristol, Bradford-on-Avon and the much-filmed villages of Lacock and Castle Combe. Great area for walking. Shop 200 yards, family pub and restaurant 10 yards.

    Large, open-plan living/dining room with sofa bed, triple aspect windows and kitchen area. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Wooden stairs to first floor: Gallery double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Wooden floor and beams throughout.

    • Electricity and full gas central heating included
    • Combi microwave/grill
    • Small, enclosed, lawned garden with furniture

    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Washer/dryer
    • Shared freezer in outbuilding
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Westcroft Lodge

    Burnham-on-Sea

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W42821

    This timber clad holiday lodge is situated in the grounds of the owner’s home, and next to a farm shop and small plant nursery, just on the edge of the seaside resort of Burnham-on-Sea. The sands stretch 7 miles from here, through Berrow and Brean, stopping at the NT headland of Brean Down, one of the most dramatic landmarks of the Somerset coastline, offering walking opportunities. From the top of the headland there are views over the Bristol Channel, to the islands of Steep Holm and Flat Holm, Weston-super-Mare across to the Welsh coast. With close access to the M5, there are many attractions to visit within an hour’s drive. These include the cities of Bristol and Bath, the north Devon coastline, Exmoor, and the Quantock and Mendip Hills. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed, fenced lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Old Chapel Cottage

    Ellicombe, nr. Dunster

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: E2225

    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 room with patio doors. Dining area/kitchen. Spiral stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Z-bed available.

    Garden area 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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  • Rolstone Barns - Strawberry

    Rolstone Barns, Rolstone, nr. Weston-Super-Mare

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W42541

    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/conservatory. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with 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. Wi-fi. Private patio with furniture. Shared lawned garden. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Norfolk House

    Dulverton

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: 30310


    This delightful terraced holiday cottage, located within walking distance of Dulverton town centre, offers comfortable accommodation with plenty of charm. Situated alongside the banks of the River Barle, guests can walk into Dulverton, which has a good range of shops, pubs and tea rooms. There is plenty of walking into the surrounding countryside and up onto Exmoor. Visit Tarr Steps, Dunkery Beacon and the pretty moorland village of Withypool. Further afield, there is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (NT), valley of the rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. A visit to the medieval village of Dunster with its castle (NT), beautiful terraced gardens, Deer Park and mill will make for an interesting day out. Watchet, Porlock and Porlock Weir hold plenty of charm and interest to those who visit the area. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with slate floor. 2 steps to kitchen with slate floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Small decked roof terrace with furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Bakers Cottage

    North Curry, nr. Taunton

    Grade
    3
    1
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    Ref: 68055

    This period terrace holiday cottage, with much character and charm, is set in a quiet square of a pretty village, which is reached by country lanes and 6 miles east of Taunton. Enjoy superb walking on the Somerset Levels, Sedgmoor (RSPB), and the Quantock Hills. Travel north to Somerset’s coast, or south to Dorset’s coast, near Lyme Regis (both 25 miles). There are numerous places of interest within easy reach, including Bath, Wells, Cheddar Gorge and Exmoor. Six beautiful NT houses and gardens nearby. Fishing and golf can be found nearby. Shop and pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom (twin on request) with additional Z bed (for child) and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

    NSH £15per week (when used). Electricity and bed linen included. Cot and stairgate. 30" flat screen TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Spin dryer. Enclosed patio area and furniture. On road parking.

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  • Primrose Hill Holidays - Oak

    Blue Anchor, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31297

    Lovely 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/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single. Wet room with toilet.

    Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Wheelchair access.

    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.

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  • Woodcombe Cottage

    Woodcombe, near Minehead

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: UKC885

    This delightful, terraced cottage is tucked away in the pretty hamlet of Woodcombe. With views from the garden of the surrounding hills and Exmoor (where deer or wild ponies can be spotted), you can walk onto Exmoor from the door. Located just outside the seaside town of Minehead, the cottage is an ideal destination for those looking to enjoy both land and sea. Well-appointed and presented, the cottage works well as a base from which to explore the stunning surrounding countryside or somewhere to hide away from the world for a few days. The cosy living room with its wood burner is a great place in which to relax and unwind. Stable doors open out onto the large, detached garden at the rear of the property which guests can use.

    The cottage is a short distance away from Minehead’s High Street, which is lined with an array of shops, restaurants and cafés. There is also the beach and promenade to enjoy, and the main station for the famous West Somerset Steam Railway is also found close to the town centre, with its 26 miles of track through beautiful scenery.

    There is superb scenery and walking starting from Minehead along the South West Coastal Path, or inland on Exmoor National Park, and many other places to visit to make your holiday here truly memorable. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the National Trust’s Watersmeet Gorge, the Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway are all well worth a visit. The National Trust owned Dunster Castle and village, with its beautiful terraced gardens, deer park and mill, make for an interesting day out, as does Porlock Weir and the ancient harbour port of Watchet. There are further beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor for all to enjoy. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and slate floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: With gas/electric range, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and slate floor.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Large garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Weston Farm Cottage

    Weston, near Bath

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: UKC726


    This attractive, detached holiday cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, is a converted hayloft. Situated within the perimeter of the city of Bath, in the village of Weston, the property has a country feel to it yet is very close to the city centre. There is a bus stop nearby, which will get you into Bath within minutes. Bath is full of famous sights and attractions, including the sweeping Royal Crescent with its fantastic Georgian architecture, the Roman Baths, the abbey and Pulteney Bridge. The Christmas markets, which start in the middle of November, are not to be missed. Close by is the vibrant city of Bristol, as well as Cheddar Gorge, Wells and Glastonbury, which can all be reached within an hour’s drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 800 yards.

    Step to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock, beams and wooden floor.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and wooden floor.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.

    Gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Small, enclosed courtyard with terrace, garden furniture and barbecue. Natural grounds. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Big Barn at Rood Cottage

    Butleigh, Glastonbury

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: ETW

    This stunning, 18th-century barn has been painstakingly restored using traditional building methods such as lime rendered walls and exposing the original stone walls and timbers, yet has been refurbished with contemporary and stylish design features. Adjacent to the owner’s home, it offers unique holiday accommodation. Clarks Village designer outlet is at Street; for walkers and cyclists there are the Somerset Levels, The Mendip and Quantock Hills and many public footpaths. The cathedral city of Wells, Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole Papermill and Caves and the Roman spa city of Bath are other places to visit. Glastonbury 5 miles. Shop and pubs ¼ mile.

    Large living/dining room with oak floor. Large kitchen with electric/gas range (for cooking), breakfast area and stone floor. Open-tread, spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with additional day bed (for +1 child). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Electricity/gas range included
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Large, lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking

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  • Honey Acre Cottage

    Winscombe

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: E2379

    Enjoying an utterly peaceful location abundant with wildlife, in a quiet Mendip valley, are these four delightful cottages. Set on a working farm, in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, three of the cottages have been skilfully converted from stone barns whilst the fourth, a former miller’s cottage, is attached to the owners’ home. Attractively furnished and equipped to a very good standard the cottages offer an ideal base for a relaxing holiday or for touring the surrounding area. Cheddar Gorge, Blagdon Lake – with trout fishing and a wealth of wildlife – and golf are all nearby. The elegant city of Bath and the cathedral city of Wells are within an easy drive and Weston-super-Mare’s many attractions and sandy beach are just 7 miles. Churchill, 4 miles, offers many activities including a dry ski slope, sports centre and horse riding. Bristol Airport 15 minutes. Village shop and pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Z-bed (for child under 5 years).

    Patio and furniture.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (fuel £4 per bag). NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared use of tumble dryer (in games room). Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Parking. Shared games room with table tennis.

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  • Beaconsfield Farm - Garden Suite 1

    Easton, nr. Wells

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30206

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these two holiday properties are located in a peaceful, rural setting, surrounded by 4 acres of the Beaconsfield Farm gardens and grounds, where the owner resides, with magnificent views of the Mendip Hills to the north and Somerset Levels to the south. The Stables (ref 30207) is part of a converted barn adjacent to the main farmhouse, with a private patio offering views of the surrounding fields. Garden Suite 1 (ref 30206) is a semi-detached lodge with a private terrace overlooking the garden, the Mendip Hills and the surrounding countryside. Only 2 miles to Wells, the smallest city in the UK, with a magnificent cathedral, Bishops Palace, the famous Vicars Close and historic Market Place. Also nearby, one can visit Glastonbury Abbey and Tor, Longleat House and Gardens, Longleat Safari Park, Cheddar and Cheddar Gorge, as well as the caves at Wookey Hole. The heritage cities of Bristol and Bath are within a short drive, as are the coastal resorts and sandy beaches at Burnham-on-Sea and Weston Super Mare. Beach 17 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    1 step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed and wooden floor/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric heaters included. Dishwasher. Terrace and furniture.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Use of owner’s freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 4-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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