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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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  • Orchard Cottage

    Wedmore

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 26745

    This charming 18th-century semi-detached holiday cottage retains many of its original features such as exposed stone walls and wooden beams. It is on the edge of the village of Wedmore and it enjoys open views and use of a 2-acre former cider orchard with its interesting wildlife, as well as shared use of an all-weather tennis court. Close to the Mendip Hills, the Somerset Levels nature conservation area, Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge and Caves, and Longleat Safari Park. Bristol and the World Heritage city of Bath are both 25 miles away. Shop, pub and restaurants 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Study. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. High chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared use of tennis court. No smoking.

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  • Birch Cottage

    Watchet

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43210


    Located right in the middle of the ancient coastal town of Watchet, this semi-detached cottage, in a new mews development, offers a convenient, comfortable base for a holiday enjoying all this area has to offer. Enjoy the harbour, marina and the steam trains of the West Somerset Railway. There is superb scenery and walkways on the South West Coastal Path or inland on the wild and rugged area of Exmoor. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge, Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway are close by. Visit the enchanting medieval Dunster Castle with its beautiful terraced gardens or the sandy beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Golf can be found nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

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

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed courtyard, sitting-out area and furniture. Car park (10 yards, at cost). 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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  • Rolstone Barns - Blackberry

    Rolstone Barns, Rolstone, nr. Weston Super Mare

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W42545

    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.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating included (£10per week October-April). Electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Private patio and furniture. Shared lawned garden. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. Please note: No children under 5 years old.

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  • Little Jomo

    Winsford, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W40542

    Exmoor National Park


    Located in the charming Exmoor village of Winsford, Little Jomo is a self-contained wing of the owner’s home. Presented to a very good standard, this is the ideal holiday home for the outdoor enthusiast. Winsford is a charming village with thatch cottages, a ford and village hall. There is a renowned pub and tearoom both within walking distance of the property. There is also a community-run shop and a local garage if needed. Various supermarkets deliver in this area, and guests can arrange with the owner to have their shopping delivered before arrival. There are footpaths and bridleways right on your doorstep, leading you to a stunning scenery that Exmoor affords. Highlights include Dunkery Beacon, Tarr Stepps and the village of Withypool. Slightly further afield, there is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path. Looking towards Minehead, there is a good range of shops and amenities. It is also home to the West Somerset Steam Railway, which runs between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard. Further along the coast are the villages of Porlock and Porlock Weir. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway are all worth a visit. The nearest beaches are at Dunster and Blue Anchor. There is also fishing, golf, horse riding and cycling available locally. Shop and pub serving food 400 yards.

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

    Oil central heating and electricity included (£10per week October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard garden and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Orchard Barn

    Moonsbrook, nr. Oakhill

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: EXQ


    This detached, single-storey, converted holiday barn is situated in a peaceful hamlet, surrounded by rural countryside. It is located in the owner’s grounds with its own private garden and seating area. The interior has a wealth of beams, oak floors and doors throughout, and high vaulted ceiling giving a light airy space. It offers an ideal base from which to explore the many sights and attractions in the area, being midway between Bath and Shepton Mallet. It is an easy drive into the centre of Bath with its Georgian architecture, Roman spa baths and unique shops. Shepton Mallet is home to the Bath and West Showground. Wells is one of the UKs smallest cities with a magnificent cathedral and Bishops Palace. Glastonbury has the tor and abbey, and famed legend of King Arthur. Cheddar Gorge and Caves are a must see, and for walkers and cyclists there are the Mendips, the Quantocks and the Somerset Levels to explore. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Spacious, beamed living room with patio doors. Dining room with kitchen area and patio doors. Double bedroom with TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with TV/DVD. Separate shower room with toilet. Oak floors throughout.

    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Three TVs
    • DVDs
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Orchard Cottage

    Wheddon Cross, Exmoor

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: B5811

    Pretty stone cottages with a shared heated indoor swimming pool
    Set in a beautiful valley within the Exmoor National Park
    Five acres of gardens and grounds with BBQ area and picnic area and a shared all-weather tennis court
    Excellent walking, cycling and riding country
    Some cottages boast four-poster beds and woodburners
    Allocated parking for each cottage





    In a setting of stunning natural beauty in the Exmoor National Park, with indoor heated swimming pool, Triscombe Farm Country Cottages are a combination of 19th century cottages and skilful conversions from existing farm buildings. Leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, games room and all-weather tennis court (please bring your own racquets and balls). Natural water is provided from our own spring. With unspoilt countryside all around, and reached by a long, sweeping driveway, the country cottages are nestling in a sheltered, wooded valley overlooking the River Quarme. Each of the cottages has been individually styled and equipped to offer comfortable holiday accommodation.

    The cottages make the perfect base for holidays at any time of the year. There are five acres of lovely gardens for you to enjoy and explore. A stream cascades through the hillside garden, there is ample space in which to sit and relax, or enjoy a family picnic or barbecue. Spectacular views across the valley to Dunkery Beacon unfold as you wander around. Badgers, buzzards, foxes, red deer and an abundance of birdlife can often be seen, so don’t forget your binoculars. Bracken Cottage ref: B5817, Juniper ref: 28060 and Primrose Cottage ref: 30027 are ground floor cottages with valley views, Rose Cottage ref: B5810 and Whortleberry Cottage ref: 29890 are cosy family cottages, Coachman’s Cottage ref: B5813 is a spacious original cottage and Garden Cottage ref: B5812 and Orchard Cottage ref: B5811 are ‘upside down’ cottages with farmland views. Stream Cottage ref: 27550 is the original farm manager’s cottage.


    From Triscombe Farm you can explore the magic of Exmoor, an area of wild natural beauty, inhabited by native ponies and red deer. Exmoor Safaris take you right into the heart of this area of heather clad moors, sheltered wooded combes, pretty villages with thatched cottages and ancient packhorse bridges. The National Park rangers provide guided walks.


    A few miles from Triscombe is Exmoor’s spectacular northern coast, the highest in Britain, where steep cliffs plunge into the sea. You can enjoy fantastic coastal walks here along the cliff top coastal path, with dramatic views of the coastline and out to sea. From Dunkery Beacon (1707ft) there are panoramic views to Wales, Dartmoor and beyond. Minehead is only 10 miles away with a beach, Butlins, harbour and fantastic steam railway. Historic Dunster (NT castle) is one of the prettiest villages on Exmoor. Porlock and Dulverton offer interesting shops and tea shops where you can enjoy a traditional Somerset cream tea. There are many places to visit locally including Knightshayes Court, a splendid Victorian house at Tiverton.


    Other holiday pursuits include fishing and sailing at Wimbleball Lake, and horse riding, mountain biking and hiking across the moor. There is so much to do locally, the owners hope to welcome you back time and time again.
    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - the perfect base for all year round holidays. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    Stream Cottage ref: 27550 and Juniper ref: 28060 can be booked together to accommodate up to 6 people and Bracken Cottage ref: B5817 and Coachman’s Cottage ref: B5813 can be booked together to accommodate up to 4 people.

    Orchard Cottage - B5811

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster), 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen.

    Cot and high chair on request. CD. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with furniture. Ample parking.

    All properties: Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire £5per person per booking. DVD. Microwave. Shared utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer (small charge) and freezer. Wi-fi. Shared payphone. Extensive shared gardens with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue area. Cycle store. Allocated parking on site. Shared games room with table tennis and snooker/pool table. All-weather tennis court. Heated indoor swimming pool (9.7m x 4.2m, depth 0.8m to 1.9m). No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds (young children must be supervised).

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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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  • 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.

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  • Little Whitnell Cottage

    Nr. Nether Stowey

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: EHH

    This enchanting little holiday cottage has been converted from a 400-year-old coach house, and displays many original beams in its traditionally furnished and well-equipped interior. It enjoys a quiet lane setting near the owner’s home in the hamlet of Whitnell. Midway between the glorious Quantock Hills and the north Somerset coast – within easy reach of Exmoor National Park. Swimming pool 1 mile. Riding, golf, sailing, and coarse sea and trout fishing, nearby. Shops 2 miles.

    Most charming, open-plan, heavily beamed living/dining room with kitchen area, rugs over slate floor and efficient wood-burning stove which cosily heats the whole cottage. Winding open-tread wooden stairs to first floor: Two cosy little bedrooms with sloping ceilings and rugs on polished elm floor; one double and one twin. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – logs included
    • Electricity, convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Fully enclosed small garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Undercover parking
    • No smoking

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  • Ashes Country Lodge

    Ash, Martock

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: E5140


    Set in sumptuous Somerset countryside, this cottage offers a stylish and very comfortable holiday base within easy reach of a wealth of activities and visitor attractions. Enjoying its own fully enclosed garden with lovely rural views (pictured), it adjoins the owners’ home just 6 miles from Yeovil and a short drive from National Trust properties at Montacute, Barrington Court, Tintinhull Gardens, Lytes Carey and the lovely gardens and lakeside walk at Stourhead. Also nearby are Wells with its magnificent cathedral and Bishops’ Palace, Clarks Village Shopping Outlet at Street and the Fleet air Arm Museum at Yeovilton. The gorgeous coastline and beaches of Lyme Bay and traditional resorts of Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Bridport are only 20 miles distant. Shops 1 mile, pub serving food 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining area with oak floor. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Stables and paddock available (at cost). 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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