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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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  • East Harwood Farm Cottage

    Timberscombe, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43052

    This pretty cottage forms part of the owner’s impressive farmhouse. Set in a peaceful rural location, within the boundaries of Exmoor National Park, the holiday cottage has wonderful views out across the valley and is finished to a very good standard. Excellent walking and some great spots to visit including Withypool, Lanacre and Tarr Steps. There is also a range of wildlife including deer and Exmoor ponies. Visit medieval Dunster with its castle (NT), Minehead, Porlock, Porlock Weir, Lynton and Lynmouth. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Slate floor throughout. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (£25per week, £20 per short break October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of owner’s washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 5-acre grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond 300 yards.

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  • Croft Cottages - Cross Cottage

    Watchet

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W44205

    Located in the heart of the ancient seaside port of Watchet, Croft Cottages offers a wide range of cottages to suit any size and requirement. All the cottages (refs W44203, W44204, W44205, W44206, W44207, W44208, W44209, W44210, W44211 and W44212) are well furnished and presented, and their convenient location within Watchet adds to their appeal.

    Located just off the high street, means guests can wander into town for a walk around the harbour, eat and drink in the local restaurants and pubs, and also be able to catch a train at the local station of the renowned West Somerset Steam Railway. There is a regular bus service so you won’t even need the car. There are beaches at Blue Anchor, Kilve, Dunster and Minehead is a short distance away. Take a walk along the promenade and enjoy an ice-cream overlooking the picturesque harbour. Minehead is also the start of the South West Coast Path which provides some challenging yet spectacular walking. The pretty medieval town of Dunster, with its castle (NT) is well worth a day out. Other areas of interest close by are Porlock and Porlock Weir and a bit further along the coast, are Lynton and Lynmouth, the two towns connected by the Victorian cliff railway. Exmoor National Park offers great walking for all abilities and there are some great spots to visit including Withypool, Lanacre and Tarr Steps. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating included. Towel hire. Electric cooker. Dishwasher. Enclosed courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (8m x 5m, min depth 1m to 1½m), open 10am-7pm Easter-October. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Merfield Coach Houses and Cottages - Noad Coach House

    Rode, nr. Bath

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 14404

    Merfield cottages and coach houses are set within the grounds of the owners’ elegant early Georgian Grade II listed country house. Noad (14404) is a coach house that faces on to the walled garden, whilst Taffy (17851), a former farm building, is adjacent to the tennis court. The walled garden boasts topiary, rose arbours, herbaceous borders and a lawned orchard area all of which was designed by a Chelsea flower show gold medalist. The outstanding gardens, with secluded seating areas, including the tennis court, are available for the use of guests. The whole complex is situated within 36 acres of agricultural land dropping down to the River Frome, with far reaching views towards the Mendip Hills. Golf, 3 miles. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Steep step to living room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Shared garden and furniture. Parking. Shared tennis court. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Denhill Cottage

    Chipstable, nr. Taunton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W4226

    Nr Exmoor National Park

    Situated on a 100-acre working farm, bordering the Brendon Hills, this attached 17th century cottage has been completely renovated to a good standard. Situated between the Exmoor National Park, Blackdown Hills and the Quantocks, on this Somerset/Devon border, it is ideally placed for that ’away from it all’ holiday, as well as being central for exploring north and south Somerset, Devon and Exmoor. Raddington is 2 miles away which is where the film ’Land Girls’ was filmed. Dunster Castle, Wimbleball Lake Water Park, Knightshayes Court and the West Somerset Steam Railway are all worth visiting. Shop 4 miles, pub with food 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Vallis Holiday Cottages - Partidge Cottage

    Frome

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30996

    These single-storey, semi-detached holiday barn conversions (refs 30996 and 30997) are situated in a converted 100-year-old barn that in 2002 was a completely derelict building. Situated in 6-acre grounds with the owners conveniently situated on-site, both cottages overlook rolling Somerset countryside with views over to the famous Westbury White Horse to the north and the picturesque village of Buckland Dinham to the west. There are individual patio areas immediately outside the French doors of each cottage, with their own wooden patio furniture. These patios lead straight onto a level area of lawn and then on to an open paddock. These areas are for the enjoyment of guests, their children and their pets. There is also 5 acres of pasture from which public footpaths can be directly accessed. These can give an opportunity to enjoy woodland, river and village walks over an extensive area. It is only a short drive from a variety of picturesque and historic villages, as well as north Dorset countryside forming part of the area made famous by Thomas Hardy’s writings. It’s just a 10-minute drive from Longleat Safari Park and in easy reach of Stourhead, Bath, Wells, Glastonbury and the huge Clarke’s Shopping Village and it’s many discount designer stores. Also country and riverside walks are accessible from the door and riding, shooting, fishing and scuba diving facilities are within a short drive. Should golf be your interest, there are two private but non-member courses within five minutes of the cottages. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile. These single-storey, semi-detached holiday barn conversions (refs 30996 and 30997) are situated in a converted 100-year-old barn that in 2002 was a completely derelict building. Situated in 6-acre grounds with the owners conveniently situated on-site, both cottages overlook rolling Somerset countryside with views over to the famous Westbury White Horse to the north and the picturesque village of Buckland Dinham to the west. There are individual patio areas immediately outside the French doors of each cottage, with their own wooden patio furniture. These patios lead straight onto a level area of lawn and then on to an open paddock. These areas are for the enjoyment of guests, their children and their pets. There is also 5 acres of pasture from which public footpaths can be directly accessed. These can give an opportunity to enjoy woodland, river and village walks over an extensive area. It is only a short drive from a variety of picturesque and historic villages, as well as north Dorset countryside forming part of the area made famous by Thomas Hardy’s writings. It’s just a 10-minute drive from Longleat Safari Park and in easy reach of Stourhead, Bath, Wells, Glastonbury and the huge Clarke’s Shopping Village and it’s many discount designer stores. Also country and riverside walks are accessible from the door and riding, shooting, fishing and scuba diving facilities are within a short drive. Should golf be your interest, there are two private but non-member courses within five minutes of the cottages. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft four poster), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Couples and family bookings only.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 6-acre natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Exmoor Farm Cottages - Stags View

    Wheddon Cross, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29649

    These two delightful detached cottages (refs 29648 and 29649) are located on the foot slopes of Dunkery Beacon at Exmoor’s highest point. Situated around the yard of the owner’s small farm, the cottages are an ideal holiday destination for those seeking peace and quiet, but also to explore this stunning area of Exmoor and Somerset. Due to the layout and nature of the farm, the cottages are not suitable for children under 16 years of age. Both properties offer well-appointed and furnished accommodation and also have the extra comfort of a woodburner with a plentiful supply of logs. There is a decked area with each cottage where guests can sit out and enjoy the local surroundings. Each cottage comes with its own lockable store cupboard for bikes and surf boards and also has its own kennel area. The local village of Wheddon Cross is a short distance away and has a well-stocked local shop and a pub. Wheddon Cross is also the location for one of the most renowned displays of snowdrops in February each year. From the top gate of the farm, guests can walk up to the summit of Dunkery Beacon, where the views are far-reaching. During your stay, there is plenty to do and enjoy, with superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on Exmoor where you will find points of interest such as Withypool, Lanacre and Tarr Steps. Exmoor is also nominated as a ’Dark Sky’ area, making it an excellent location to study the sky at night. Along the coast, there are the Victorian towns of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and funicular cliff railway. Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade to walk along whilst eating an ice cream, and the town also has a good array of shops and other amenities; you can also take a trip on the famous West Somerset Steam Railway. A visit to the enchanting medieval Dunster Castle (NT), with its beautiful terraced gardens, deer park and mill and not forgetting its now famous ’Dunster by Candlelight Festival’ held at the beginning of December. The villages of Porlock, Porlock Weir and Selworthy are all worth a visit. There are dog-friendly beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. The owner offers the use of a kennel on request and if required during your stay (pets are allowed in both properties). Shop, pub and petrol garage 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. 2 steps to dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    Balcony. Parking (2 cars). Pets - working farm. NB: 3 steps from terrace to garden. 6 steps to balcony.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Cycle store. Stabling available by prior arrangement. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. No children under 16 years. NB: Stream and pond in grounds.

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  • Primrose Hill Holidays - Beech

    Blue Anchor, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 27563

    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 room with patio doors/dining area. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. 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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  • Hideaway

    Brompton Ralph, nr. Wiveliscombe

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 16759

    Peacefully set high up in rural Somerset close to Exmoor National Park and with far reaching views over open countryside, this holiday home attached to the owner’s farmhouse, provides a comfortable base for relaxation or touring. Excellent for walking and pony trekking as well as exploring Exmoor villages, Wimbleball Lake and west Somerset coast. Easily reached are Minehead, Dunster Castle (NT), Knightshayes Court (NT) and market town of Taunton. There is also a wooden barbecue lodge in the garden, which is available by arrangement. Shop/post office 1 mile, pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVDs and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Private decking area and furniture. Shared use of owner’s garden with excellent views. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). One well behaved pet welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

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  • First Step

    Misterton, nr. Crewkerne

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 26501

    On the South Somerset/West Dorset border in Misterton, this quaint semi-detached stone holiday cottage for four, lovingly refurbished and very well equipped, is ideal for enjoying many nearby attractions such as Forde Abbey and Gardens, Yeovilton Air Museum and Broadwindsor Craft Centre, or spending days out within easy driving at Lyme Regis, West Bay and Seaton on the famous and stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor/dining room with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric coal-effect fire in both bedrooms included. Electric heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric hob. Electric double oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Croft Cottages - Oak Barn

    Watchet

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W44204

    Located in the heart of the ancient seaside port of Watchet, Croft Cottages offers a wide range of cottages to suit any size and requirement. All the cottages (refs W44203, W44204, W44205, W44206, W44207, W44208, W44209, W44210, W44211 and W44212) are well furnished and presented, and their convenient location within Watchet adds to their appeal.

    Located just off the high street, means guests can wander into town for a walk around the harbour, eat and drink in the local restaurants and pubs, and also be able to catch a train at the local station of the renowned West Somerset Steam Railway. There is a regular bus service so you won’t even need the car. There are beaches at Blue Anchor, Kilve, Dunster and Minehead is a short distance away. Take a walk along the promenade and enjoy an ice-cream overlooking the picturesque harbour. Minehead is also the start of the South West Coast Path which provides some challenging yet spectacular walking. The pretty medieval town of Dunster, with its castle (NT) is well worth a day out. Other areas of interest close by are Porlock and Porlock Weir and a bit further along the coast, are Lynton and Lynmouth, the two towns connected by the Victorian cliff railway. Exmoor National Park offers great walking for all abilities and there are some great spots to visit including Withypool, Lanacre and Tarr Steps. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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

    Underfloor gas central heating and towels included. Gas/electric range. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Patio with furniture. Juliet balcony. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (8m x 5m, min depth 1m to 1½m), open 10am-7pm Easter-October. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Luccombe Manor Cottages - Luccombe Cottage

    Luccombe, nr. Porlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: EWW

    The cottages at Luccombe Manor (refs EWV, EWW & EWX) are three little gems, offering guests the perfect, comfortable haven after a long day of exploring the varied and rugged countryside that surrounds them. All three cottages are finished to a high standard with every thought being given to guests’ comfort and enjoyment of the cottages. Set in the pretty National Trust hamlet of Luccombe, situated between Minehead and Porlock, the cottages are set in the grounds of an impressive former rectory. (Manor Cottage, ref EWV, adjoins the owners’ home). Internally the cottages have all the modern convenience one might expect and the cottages are surrounded by the well-maintained grounds of the main house. The comfortable beds, well-fitted kitchens and inviting living space make these cottages a must for anyone wanting something a little bit special for their holiday. Besides plenty of walking from the front door, the cottages are ideally positioned to go out and explore the varied and stunning landscape on offer as well as many attractions. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on Exmoor to places like Tarr Steps and the village of Withypool. Visit the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the venicular cliff railway. Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade to enjoy as well as a good array of shops and other amenities. The West Somerset Railway is worth a visit for those with an interest in stream engines. 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 where a pub lunch can be enjoyed overlooking the sea. Just over the other side of the A39 is the National Trust village of Selworthy with its renowned tea room. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor for all to enjoy. For more active guests, golf, fishing and horse riding can all be found locally. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Large living/dining room. Spacious kitchen with breakfast area. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft zip and link bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Own sitting-out area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Pets free of charge

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freesat TV (flatscreen)
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared external laundry room
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared enclosed courtyard
    • Natural spring water supply
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children under 5 yrs
    • NB: Stream in grounds

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  • Daubeneys - Daubeneys Shippon

    Colerne, nr. Bath

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: PHHF

    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.

    Living/dining room with vaulted ceiling, wood-burning stove and patio doors leading to own garden. Well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with patio doors leading to another garden. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Wooden floor and beams throughout.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity and gas underfloor central heating included
    • Microwave
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed lawned garden with two patios, decking and furniture within shared garden
    • Welcome pack
    • Ground floor facilities

    • 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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