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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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  • Middlecombe Holiday Apartments - The Dell

    Middlecombe, Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 27848

    These well-appointed holiday apartments are located just outside Minehead, a great base for exploring this beautiful part of the British Isles. The apartments are furnished to a very good standard, complemented by comfortable bedrooms and sitting-out areas where guests can benefit from the surrounds of the owners’ garden. Shops and pubs are within walking distance, or a short drive will take you to the heart of Minehead, where the promenade can be enjoyed by all. Enjoy superb scenery along the South West Coastal Path, or inland at Exmoor. Visit Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Dunster Castle (NT) and village, with its beautiful terraced gardens, deer park and mill, as well as Porlock Weir, are also worth a visit. Railway enthusiasts can enjoy the West Somerset Steam Railway as it chugs its way from Minehead to Watchet, a pretty harbour town. Enjoy the beaches at Minehead, Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining area. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating included (£20 per week October-April). Electricity included. Freesat TV. CD. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Shared use of owner’s landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture.

    Both properties: Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Ragwood Cottage

    Clewer, nr. Cheddar

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: EWU

    This attractive, detached holiday cottage, located in the owner’s ground, is full of character and stylish features. Clewer is 2 miles from Cheddar, famous for cheese making and the magnificent gorge and caves. Nearby, the city of Wells has a 13th-century cathedral and many historic buildings. Other attractions include Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, the cities of Bath and Bristol, the lakes and birdlife of Chew Valley, and for walkers and cyclists, the many footpaths around the Mendips and Somerset Levels. Shop 500 yards, pub ½ mile, restaurant 2 miles.

    Beamed living/dining room with high ceiling and picture window. Compact well-equipped kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV/DVD and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet, sloping ceiling, Velux window.

    • Electricity, full electric central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD/iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed, lawned garden with terrace, fire pit and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking

  • Highbury Cottage

    West Stoughton, nr. Wedmore

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: EVU

    The holiday cottage stands detached in the grounds of the owner’s home, in the hamlet of Stoughton. Renovated with attention to detail and stylish furnishings throughout, with a sun room leading out onto a private terrace/courtyard and use of paddock, an ideal base from which to explore the many attractions nearby. Only 2 miles from Wedmore with a good choice of shops and eateries, 4 miles from Cheddar with the gorge, caves and excellent cycling and walking opportunities in the Mendip Hills and surrounding Somerset Levels. Golf 1 mile. Shops 1½ miles, pub ½ mile.

    Living/dining room with decorative feature fireplace. Kitchen. Sun room. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating included (November-March £25per week £15 per short break),
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Courtyard with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Paddock
    • No smoking

  • The Cottage

    Hartlake, nr. Glastonbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 29739


    This former hayloft barn dates back to the 17th century, is attached to the owners’ farmhouse, and is conveniently situated just off the A39, approximately 2 miles from the centre of Glastonbury. This comfortable holiday cottage has been restored and renovated to a good standard, keeping much of its original charm and character with exposed stone walls and a flagstone floor in the kitchen. The pretty garden has a river running just behind the hedge, and a national cycle path and footpath pass through the grounds. There are many interesting attractions and places to visit nearby including Glastonbury which is well known for its King Arthur legends, the Tor, the Abbey and the annual music festival. Wells is England’s smallest city set around a cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace. Wookey Hole has spectacular show caves and family attractions, and Cheddar Gorge is Britain’s grandest limestone ravine, carved through the Mendips. Enjoy a nostalgic trip into the age of steam on the West Somerset railway; and the Fleet Air Museum has Europe’s largest naval collection of aircraft. The coastal resorts of Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare are an easy drive away, as are the cities of Bath and Bristol. Coarse fishing is available in the river by prior arrangement with the owner. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: River in garden, 100 yards.

  • The Woodcroft

    West Lyng, nr. Taunton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 27166

    In the heart of Somerset, on a hill, with pamoramic views, this detached holiday property is adjacent to the owner’s home, shares a driveway and is only a 5-minute walk from the canal for walking, cycling, fishing and boating. Close by you will find golf and some of the finest nature reserves, including The Great Crane Project. Within easy driving distance there are many family attractions including Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Clarks Shopping Outlet, Glastonbury Tor and Yeovilton Air Arm Museum. Local beaches, including Lyme Regis, and Exmoor National Park provide lovely days out. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 ½ miles.

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

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared, enclosed lawned garden with decking, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet welcome (to be kept on a lead at all times). No smoking.

  • Briddicott Farm Cottage

    Carhampton, Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 25435

    Situated on the edge of Exmoor National Park, close to the medieval village of Dunster, this cosy holiday cottage with woodburner in inglenook, offers good views from the garden of the West Somerset coast. This Crown Estate farm is a busy working farm and is renowned for its production of sheep’s milk. Visitors will be able to collect fresh eggs from their own batch of resident hens. There is superb walking with many footpaths leading to either the South West Coastal Path or the heathlands and forests of the Dunster woodland and Exmoor National Park. Shops, pubs and restaurant 1 mile.

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

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. One pet welcome (working farm).

  • 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

  • Barton Cottage

    East Knowstone, South Molton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 27605

    This semi-detached holiday cottage offers a welcoming family holiday retreat situated on the owner’s working farm. Located on the edge of Exmoor, children will delight at the farm animals, whilst Exmoor has plenty to offer. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path. The villages of Simonsbath, Withypool and Tarr Steps are well worth a visit, as are the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Fishing, golf and cycling all available locally. Shop 8 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining area. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Separate toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Cowslip Barn

    Litton, nr. Radstock

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 24954


    This single-storey barn is located in a picturesque village on the edge of the Mendip Hills, offering an ideal holiday base for exploring Somerset. Fully renovated the property offers cosy, contemporary accommodation full of character. Only 5 miles from Wells, famous for its cathedral, Bishops Palace, cobbled streets and lively market place. Bath is 15 miles away with its Roman spa and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Visit Bristol with the SS Great Britain, the zoo and gardens and the harbourside area. Beaches are 19 miles away at Weston-Super-Mare. Shops ½ mile, pub 1 mile, restaurants 2 miles..

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. 2 double bedrooms, (one zip and link), one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Use of freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream in the grounds.

  • Primrose Hill Holidays - Elm

    Blue Anchor, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 26552

    Lovely countryside viewsLovely 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 door. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Wet room with toilet.

    DVD library. Enclosed gardens with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue.

    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.

  • The Old Haybarn

    Knole

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: EFN

    A delightful conversion of a former hay barn on the edge of Knole, a tranquil and picturesque hamlet within a conservation area. Equidistant from both Somerset and Dorset coasts, with many attractions in the immediate vicinity. Cricket St  Thomas Wildlife Park, Wookey Hole Caves, Cheddar Gorge, Longleat, the Fleet Air Arm Museum and Clark’s Village are nearby, as are the abbey towns of Sherborne (with its two castles), Glastonbury and Wells. Swimming, tennis and excellent fishing (trout and coarse) are within easy reach. Excellent local walks. Golf 1 mile. Somerset’s best pub 3 miles. Many NT properties in the area. Shop/P.O. 1 mile.

    Large well-equipped fitted kitchen with dining area. Comfortable sitting-room with wood-burning stove. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath power shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – logs included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi broadband access
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Private garden with patio and furniture
    • Large, covered barbecue area
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
      (for 3 cars)

  • Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Garden Cottage

    Wheddon Cross, Exmoor

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: B5812

    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.

    Garden Cottage - B5812

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

    Cots and high chairs on request. CD. Dishwasher. Ample parking.

    All properties: Electric heaters and electricity included (first £10 included September-May, remainder 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. 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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