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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.

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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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  • Laurel Farm Cottage

    Carlingcott, nr. Bath

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: W43773


    This converted detached barn enjoys magnificent far reaching views towards Bath and the surrounding countryside, and is amongst 7 acres of the owner’s smallholding, containing pathways through natural woodland, two wildlife ponds, chickens, pigs and sheep. The cottage is designed and finished to a very good standard with oak floors and doors, beams, and is spacious and bright. It has also received the highest gold award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme, demonstrating the owner’s commitment to sustainability and the environment. The village of Carlingcott is truly rural, and yet only 6 miles to the city of Bath. A ’Park and Ride’ is within a few miles of the cottage to take you into the city centre. Bath is famous as a World Heritage City with many attractions including the sweeping Georgian crescents, the abbey, the Roman Baths and the Aquae Sulis Thermae Bath Spa rooftop pool. The vast array of independent shops, restaurants, galleries, museums and cultural events, and the stunning architecture at every corner, are what makes the city so special. With the Kennet and Avon Canal and the River Avon running through the city, there is ample opportunity for boating, walking and cycling along the towpath. A few miles along the canal is a smaller version of Bath, the town of Bradford-on-Avon with a medieval tythe barn, and in the other direction along the canal is Devizes, with the largest flight of locks in the UK. Within an hour’s drive visitors can reach Cheddar, Glastonbury, Wells, Bristol, the Cotswolds and the west Somerset coastal resorts. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin), 1 twin.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Ground source heat pump central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. 7-acre natural unspoilt woodland. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 2 unfenced ponds in grounds, 200 yards.

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  • White House Cottage

    Nr. Ilminster

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E4470

    Nestling in rural seclusion, yet just 8 miles from the county town of Taunton, this well-appointed cottage is ideally placed for enjoying the delights of Somerset, Dorset and Devon. Clarks Village shopping outlet at Street, Wells with its beautiful cathedral and Bishop’s Palace, the lovely lake and gardens of Stourhead and famous resorts of the Jurassic coast, Lyme Regis, Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth, are all within easy reach. Barrington Court and Montacute (both NT) and Forde Abbey, while Exmoor and Longleat are a little further afield. Tennis, riding and golf locally. Shop and pubs 1 mile, restaurant 3 miles.

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

    Woodburner in living room included. Open fire in dining room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking.

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  • Pitts Farm Cottages - The Barn

    Long Sutton, Langport

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: ESK


    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.

    Living room with exposed stone walls and oak floor. Dining room with exposed stone walls and oak floor. Kitchen with flagstone floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wi-fi

    • 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

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  • Badgers Bolt

    Henley, Langport

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 24091

    Situated on the Somerset Levels in central Somerset, just north of Somerton, this single storey holiday cottage is attached to the owner’s Grade ll listed farmhouse, where you can unwind with walks and countryside with views across the moors towards the Mendip Hills. Visit the many family attractions within easy driving such as Yeovilton Air Museum, Brean Leisure Park and Cheddar Gorge and Caves, or explore the enchanting Glastonbury Tor, the Georgian city of Bath and Exmoor National Park. Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft four poster), 1 twin. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric heaters and electricity included (£20per week October-April). Bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. iPod dock. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Under cover garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Moorleaze - Wookey

    Witham Friary, Frome

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: EPL

    " 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. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower bath 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

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  • Blue Door Cottages - The Brew House

    Sherwood, nr. North Petherton

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30786

    Ideal base for touring Somerset

    The holiday cottages, (refs 30784, 30786 and 30787), have been converted from redundant 18th-century buildings at Sherwood, whilst The Hen House (ref 30785) has been converted from a later small barn. The buildings are surrounded by fields and back on to a valley of mature Forestry Commission woodland. They are set on the lower slopes of the Quantock Hills along narrow winding lanes but only 10 minutes from the motorway. Sherwood is a great place to relax but also makes a wonderful base from which to explore the whole of Somerset and some of the attractions of the surrounding counties. Blue Door Cottages at Sherwood provide pleasantly quirky accommodation for couples and small families. Between them the cottages can easily accommodate up to 18 guests and well-behaved dogs are welcome. The Quantock Hills are an area of wilderness and tranquillity. The Quantock Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which means that its distinctive character and cultural heritage are in the nation’s interest to safeguard them. Physically the Quantock Hills offer great diversity, reflecting the relationship between the geology, slopes and exposure of the area, and the range of past and present human activities and influences. Panoramic views lead you through coast, heath and combe. Explore and you will find rocky Jurassic coastline, exposed heathland summits, deep wooded combes, undulating farmland and attractive villages, all within this protected landscape. There are many NT properties close by, as well as golf, horse riding, walking and bird watching. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with 2 additional singles and en-suite 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. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Pet welcome - to be kept on lead at all times. No smoking. NB: Pond and stream in garden.

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  • Bow Bridge Cottage

    Ashill, nr. Ilminster

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 29829


    This detached holiday home for four guests with a large garden, is situated midway between the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast with Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and its spectacular scenery and beaches, and Bridgwater Bay to the north with Minehead and Weston-super-Mare. It is in a great location to enjoy so much and visit so many attractions such as Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Clarks Village factory outlet, Glastonbury Tor, and Cheddar Gorge which are just to name a few. There are many historic houses in the area including Barrington Court, Montacute House and gardens, Forde Abbey and gardens and further afield, Wells with its beautiful cathedral and Bishops Palace. You will have a wealth of memorable experiences to enjoy! Beach 16 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 2 single.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included (£25per week, £10 per short break October-March). Bed linen included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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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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  • Sergeant’s Cottage

    Watchet

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 26596

    Located a short distance from Watchets historic harbour, this semi-detached refurbished Victorian holiday cottage offers a comfortable haven from which to explore this interesting and varied part of the British Isles. Well equipped and finished to a good standard, with a private enclosed garden, the cottage is within easy walking of Watchet town centre, the railway station (West Somerset Steam Railway) and the amenities the town has to offer. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on Exmoor to places such as Tarr Steps and the village of Withypool. Shop and pub 500 yards, restaurant 400 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Tiled floors throughout. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Kestrel

    Highbridge, near Burnham-on-sea

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC354

    This single storey holiday cottage is situated in the heart of Somerset, within 5 minutes of the coastal resort of Burnham-on-sea with sandy beaches, shops and restaurants. Situated on a holiday park and very close to the M5, the holiday cottage is a great base from which to explore Somerset and the Mendips, with Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Glastonbury and Wells all close by. For shopping enthusiasts there is Clarkes Retail Village in nearby Street, and a little further away are the cities of Bath and Bristol. It is great for walking as you are surrounded by the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, and the Brenden Hills which stretch to Exmoor National Park. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 7 miles.

    Step to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With breakfast bar, electric cooker and fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With 2ft 6in twin beds (for children).
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas cental heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair available on request. External laundry room with shared, coin-operated washing machine. Shared, lawned courtyard with patio and garden furniture. Shared landscaped grounds. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Moorleaze - Nunney

    Witham Friary, Frome

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: EPM

    " 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. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower bath 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

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