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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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  • Hill View

    Watchet

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 26983

    Hill View is situated in one of Watchet’s many Victorian terraces. The holiday cottage is within walking distance of the historic port town of Watchet and provides comfortable accommodation over three floors. From the top floor, there are good views out across the Bristol Channel and the Quantock Hills. Watchet’s amenities are within walking distance including the harbour and the local station to catch a ride on the West Somerset Steam Railway (subject to timetable). There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on Exmoor. Shop, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. Tiled floors throughout. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Dove Cottage

    Minehead

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 27023

    Dove Cottage is located on the outskirts of Minehead. The terraced holiday cottage forms part of a range of barn conversions called The Hopcott. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on the moors. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Visit Minehead and enjoy a walk along the promenade or an ice cream, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. A visit to enchanting Dunster Castle (NT) with its beautiful terraced gardens, Deer Park and mill will make for an interesting day out. Beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shop 440 yards, pub and restaurant 760 yards.

    Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Payphone. Shared landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking, 43 yards (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Quarme Coombe

    Wheddon Cross, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43378


    Located down a long drive in a quiet wooded valley, just outside the Exmoor village of Wheddon Cross, Quarme Coombe offers a real heaven away from the world. The quiet and beautiful natural countryside is right on the doorstep of this detached holiday cottage. The cottage has a cosy interior and there is a good sized garden at the rear of the cottage garden, as well as a sitting-out area at the front. The cottage is a short drive from Wheddon Cross which has a well-stocked convenience store and pubs. Further afield. there is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on the moors, and many places to visit to make a memorable holiday. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (NT), valley of the rocks and the funicular cliff railway, are within an hours drive. Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade to enjoy an ice cream whilst walking along, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. A visit the enchanting medieval Dunster Castle (NT), with its 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 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/step to kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with freezer and coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared phone in laundry room. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

  • Hope Cottage

    Winsford, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29999


    Hope Cottage is the ideal rural haven that you would expect from a holiday on Exmoor. Located just outside the pretty village of Winsford, this detached cottage-style bungalow is surrounded by its own gardens and small wooded area. Winsford, which is a short drive or brisk walk from the cottage, has a village shop, popular pub and a tea room. With its thatched cottages and ford in the middle of the village, there is plenty to see. The cottage is set within the boundaries of Exmoor National Park, and there are some lovely walks from the cottage into the surrounding countryside and moorland. This stunning area offers great walking for all abilities and there are some great spots to visit including Withypool, Lanacre and Tarr Steps. There is also wide range of wildlife including deer and the famous Exmoor ponies. The town of Dulverton is worth a visit and has a good range of shops and restaurants. Looking towards the coast, there is the medieval town of Dunster with its castle (NT) and onto the coastal town of Minehead, which has a wide range of shops and amenities, as well as the West Somerset Railway and beach area. Other areas of interest close by are Porlock and Porlock Weir and further along the coast are Lynton and Lynmouth, the two towns being connected by the Victorian cliff railway. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 7 steps in garden. 5ft drop behind cottage.

  • Pitts Farm Cottages - The Stables

    Long Sutton, Langport

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: ESL


    In a tranquil setting in South Somerset, with easy access to many attractions in this delightful county, these two detached stone character barn conversions lie in a courtyard of the owner’s surrounding
    3-acre grounds. They have been furnished and equipped to a superb standard and offer excellent holiday accommodation. Relax in this lovely setting or wine and dine in the nearby award-winning public house restaurant. There are many beautiful country walks, golf nearby, fishing and family attractions to visit within easy driving - such as Yeovilton Air Museum, Hayes Motor Museum and the famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves. Visit Montacute House, Forde Abbey and Gardens, Stourhead House, the Georgian city of Bath, Wells Cathedral City and enchanting Glastonbury Tor. Lyme Bay with the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast are also worth visiting. Shops 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

    Large, open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, stone floor and beams. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom with
    en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Ground floor
      facilities

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machines and tumble dryers
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • 3 acres of shared natural grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Hot tub
    • Shared, external games room with snooker/pool table, football table, table tennis, cross-trainer and piano
    • No smoking

  • Honey String Cottage

    Sticklinch, nr. Glastonbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    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. Family and couple bookings only.

  • Hillcroft Cottage

    Wrantage, nr. 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.

  • Moorleaze - Mendip

    Witham Friary, Frome

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: EPO

    " 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 and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room 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

  • The Smithy

    Nr. Ilminster

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E4809


    Once a blacksmith’s workshop, this converted and comfortably furnished detached cottage is ideally situated for exploring the delights of the Somerset countyside. Set close to a busy touring route, it lies within easy reach of the beautiful cathedral and Bishop’s Palace at Wells, the fantastic gardens at Stourhead, and Clarks Village shopping outlet at Street as well as the myriad seaside pleasures offered by Lyme Regis (16 miles), Branscombe, Beer and Sidmouth. Forde Abbey, National Trust properties at Barrington Court and Montacute, and the interesting Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton are also well worth a visit. Taunton, the County Town, is just 8 miles away, whilst a little further afield visitors can enjoy the numerous attractions found on Exmoor, Longleat Safari Park and Weymouth’s golden sands. Riding and golf are available locally. Shops 1.5 miles, pub serving food 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. 1 twin bedroom. Mezzanine: 1 twin bedroom.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Small garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking.

  • Walter’s Cottage

    West Compton, nr. Shepton Mallet

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 14751

    A detached holiday bungalow in rolling green pastures. Ideal for visiting Glastonbury with its Abbey, Chalice Well, and the Tor with its remains of the 15th-century church. Shepton Mallet, approx 3 miles, offers varied shops, restaurants, and the floodlit carnival in November. Within 3 miles of Royal Bath & West Showground, venue of many interesting events throughout the year. Cathedral city of Wells approx. 5 miles. Nearest beaches at Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea, both approx 20 miles. Bus stop 2 miles. Train station 9 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath. Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Payphone. Enclosed garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). One pet welcome, under strict control - animals nearby.

  • Little Quarme Cottages - Dunkery Cottage

    Wheddon Cross, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W44015

    Lying on the edge of Exmoor, Little Quarme Cottages are a delightful haven where you can enjoy the splendour of the area. You can choose to relax in one of the six comfortable cottages available on-site (refs: W44011, W44012, W44013, W44014, W44015, W44016). Set in well-maintained gardens and grounds, the cottages are ideal for those wanting to enjoy Exmoor and the surrounding countryside and places of local interest. With all the cottages accepting pets, the cottages are great for those looking for pet-friendly holiday accommodation. As well as a being a great holiday destination, Little Quarme Cottages is also a licensed wedding venue, where you and your party can hire the entire complex to celebrate that special occasion and is located just outside the village of Wheddon Cross, which has a pub serving food and a well-stocked shop. Venturing further on to Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor’s highest point, is a short drive or a good walk from the cottages. Other Exmoor highlights include Tarr Stepps, the river at Lanacre and the pretty village of Withypool. Further afield, the coastal town of Minehead had a good range of shops and other amenities. It is also home to the West Somerset Stream Railway for those wanting to indulge in a bit of nostalgia. The medieval village of Dunster is full of charm and has its imposing castle (NT) towering over the village centre. The seaside villages of Porlock and Porlock Weir are worth a visit, as are the Victorian towns of Lynton and Lynmouth with the famous cliff railway. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Horse riding, golf and fishing are all available locally. Breach 10 miles. Shop and pub 500 yards.

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

    Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: Electric coal-effect fire in living room and electricity by £1 meter. Gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared 17 acres of natural landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Communal room with wi-fi. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond and stream in grounds.

  • Grooms Cottage

    Ellicombe, nr. 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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