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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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  • The Old Barn

    Chew Magna

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: 27445

    This comfortable holiday cottage adjoins the owner’s home and is ideally set just a mile from the charming village of Chew Magna, on the edge of the picturesque fishing lakes, and offering some of the finest walks around the lakes and surrounding countryside. This lively village with a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, has fifty Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Chew Valley Lake is home to a variety of wildlife, and keen cyclists and walkers will enjoy the paths around the Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels. Only a few miles from Bristol, 10 miles from the historic city of Bath and 18 miles from the coast. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additional Z-bed. Shower room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer (in outbuilding). Wi-fi. Small gravelled garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Beaconsfield Farm - Garden Suite 1

    Easton, nr. Wells

    Grade
    3
    1
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    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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  • Eastwood Lodge

    Bath

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: EOF

    This lovely detached, 18th-century holiday cottage sits overlooking the Georgian Heritage city of Bath, with stunning and far-reaching views across the city skyline, and further superb views from its rooftop terrace. Formerly a gardener’s lodge, it has been carefully restored to provide a comfortable and well-equipped base for exploring the delights of Bath, which include the abbey, pump rooms, the Crescent and many excellent shops and restaurants. Good walking from the door, with NT Prior Park and Dyrham Park close by, as well as other places of interest such as Longleat, Cheddar Gorge, Wells Cathedral and Glastonbury Tor. Shops ½ mile.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room/sun room with tiled floor. Kitchen. Utility area with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Step to shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at £4 per basket
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Roof terrace with furniture
    • Garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car), 200 yards (via field path)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in garden and steps up to field path

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  • Westcroft Lodge

    Burnham-on-Sea

    Grade
    3
    2
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    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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  • 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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  • Old Chapel Cottage

    Ellicombe, nr. Dunster

    Grade
    3
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    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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  • Fir View

    Exford, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 27681

    This mid-terraced holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, has footpaths and access to Exmoor within walking distance of the cottage. Dulverton is a short drive and offers shops, restaurants and other amenities. There is walking on the South West Coastal Path and Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway are nearby. Minehead has a promenade and the renowned West Somerset Steam Railway. Dunster Castle, (NT), and Deer Park and Mill make for an interesting day out. Shop, P.O, pubs and restaurants 900 yards.

    7 steps down to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining area. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating and electric heaters included (£15per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Wi-fi available at £10per week or £2 per day. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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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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  • Daubeneys - Daubeneys Stable

    Colerne, nr. Bath

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
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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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  • Honey Acre Cottage

    Winscombe

    Grade
    3
    1
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    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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  • Greenleaze

    Westbury-sub-Mendip, nr. Wells

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: 30642


    This single-storey chalet, adjacent to the owners’ home, is situated in the pretty village of Westbury-sub-Mendip and has a large decked terrace with far reaching uninterrupted views across to Brean, Glastonbury and the Quantock Hills. The village is perfectly placed on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, halfway between the cathedral city of Wells and the world-famous Cheddar Gorge and caves. Cheddar is a large village at the foot of the steep limestone Gorge, with many visitor attractions. Wookey Hole also has dramatic caves to visit. Wells is Englands’ smallest cathedral city, with a moated Bishops Palace and many small individual shops. Glastonbury, a magical mystical place, is famous for its Abbey, Tor, Chalice Well and music festival, and is about 15 minutes away. Bristol airport can be reached in less than ½ hour. The coastal resorts of Weston-Super-Mare, Clevedon and Burnham-on-Sea can be reached within 30 minutes, and the heritage cities of Bath and Bristol within an hour. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Decked terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Parsonage Farm - Parsonage Otter Stables

    Culbone, nr. Porlock

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 18192

    Set on a quiet country lane in beautiful walking country overlooking the Bristol Channel, Parsonage Farm is the perfect holiday location to ’get away from it all’. There has been a house here for almost a thousand years and that rich history is still evident in both properties. Reputedly, Coleridge wrote ’Kubla Khan’ in Culbone Parsonage, the main house. Parsonage Farm Stables (ref 15800) occupies what would once have been the hayloft floor of the adjoining barn, and Parsonage Otter Stables (ref 18192) has been attractively converted from the old stables. The holiday properties are ideally located as a base for walking, touring and riding on the crown of Exmoor. Places to visit include Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth, Watchet Marina and Dunster Castle (NT). The glorious West Somerset and North Devon Coast, Minehead, Exmoor and Lorna Doone Valley are all within easy reach. The highest ’Free House’ pub on Exmoor is just a mile or so away from the house. Picturesque Porlock Weir with its shingle beach is just 3 miles down the hill via a toll road, and local shops can be found in the sleepy village of Porlock. Refs 15800 and 18192 can be booked together to accommodate up to 7 guests.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Parking (1 car).

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Gardens with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. No smoking. NB: Some areas of garden are steep, with natural streams and ponds.

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