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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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  • Vallis Holiday Cottages - Pheasant Cottage

    Frome

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30997

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Rose Cottage

    Cold Ashton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: PHHJ

    Rose Cottage is a delightful and tastefully restored Grade II listed holiday cottage with many original features, including a large stone fireplace in the living room and beamed ceilings throughout. One of a pair, the cottage is located in the village of Cold Ashton, in a conservation AONB, directly on the 104-mile Cotswold Way. Only 5 miles from Bath and less than a 30-minute drive from Bristol. Dyrham Park (NT), Badminton Horse Trials and Westonbirt Arboretum are nearby. Shop ¼ mile, pub 2 miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove in large stone fireplace. Two steps up to sitting/dining room with single sofa bed (alternative sleeping only) and patio doors. Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with exposed brickwork. Shower room with large shower cubicle and toilet. Beamed throughout.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Enclosed courtyard, patio, furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car); additional roadside parking
    • No smoking
    • NB: Two steps in courtyard

  • Rosie’s Barn

    Over Stowey

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: EOZ

    Delightfully situated on the Coleridge Way at Bin Combe in the beautiful Quantock Hills AONB, this attractive detached barn (set within the owner’s grounds) with a lovely rural outlook and its own pretty cottage garden, offers well furnished and equipped holiday accommodation. An ideal base for hikers and dog walkers, excellent walking can be found on the Quantock Hills and Exmoor. The cottage is within walking distance of Nether Stowey (under 1 mile) with its range of shops and pubs. Places of interest include Coleridge Cottage and Dunster Castle (both NT), the Somerset Levels, Glastonbury Tor, Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge and Taunton. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    Five steps to entrance. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and fitted country-style kitchen area. Utility with toilet in separate building.

    • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
    • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Sky TV (included Sports)
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Stream nearby

  • 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.

  • The Stables

    Wookey Hole, nr. Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 26744

    This attractive stone built holiday cottage, in the grounds of the owner’s home, is on the edge of the pretty village of Wookey Hole, famous for its spectacular caves and legendary home of the infamous Witch of Wookey. There are many leisure activities available locally, including pot-holing, hang gliding and mountain biking. There is also a huge choice of walks from the doorstep, including the Monarch’s Way and the Mendip Way. The town of Glastonbury is only a few miles away, with its 14th-century tower dominating the landscape of Glastonbury Tor. Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Wet room with toilet.

    Gas underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Use of owner’s freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Munty Cottage

    Churchstanton, nr. Taunton

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W44153

    Situated in south Somerset, near the Devon border on the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this semi-detached barn conversion offers a great location. Ideal for a relaxing escape, it lies just 7 miles from Taunton, the county town of Somerset. There are many lovely country walks and pubs to wine and dine in locally. Family days out within easy driving distance include the scenic West Somerset steam railway to Minehead, a day out at Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, or maybe the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum. Further afield in to Devon, visit Exeter for Crealy Adventure Park, or Dorset to explore the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast seaside resorts of Lyme Regis, Seaton and Sidmouth. Golf is available nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    3 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Blu-ray. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared ¾-acre of natural grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • The Piggery

    Dulcote, Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: E5438

    This beautiful barn conversion offers guests use of an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, and is situated in stunning countryside with exceptional views of Wells Cathedral. Within easy reach of Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Glastonbury, the renowned Clarks Village shopping outlet at Street and Longleat House and Safari Park. NT properties are at Lytes Cary and Stourhead, with its wonderful lake walk. The Fleet Air Museum at Yeovilton and the glorious Regency city of Bath are within easy reach. Wells is the smallest city in England, picturesque and historic with a magnificent cathedral and unique moated Bishops Palace and Vicars Close. The Wells market place is a cobbled square with lively markets twice a week, and there is a good selection of shops, bars and cafes.
    Within 25 miles, you can visit many attractions which include the famous caves at Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Glastonbury Abbey and Tor, Stourhead, Muchelney Abbey and the Fleet Air Arm Museum. The beautiful variety of landscapes ranging from coastal scenery, the Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels provide a wonderful playground for all sorts of activities including caving, abseiling, horse riding, walking, cycling and nature watching. Coarse fishing is available on the lake and there is a hard tennis court, both on site. Shops and pubs serving food 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Underfloor gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Shared indoor swimming pool, open 8am-8pm. Shared sauna and steam room (not for under 12s). Shared gym. Shared tennis court. Fishing. No smoking.
    NB: Fishing lake in grounds.

  • Lane End

    Walton Bay, nr. Clevedon

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43376


    Lane End is a detached holiday bungalow with uninterrupted sea views overlooking the Bristol Channel towards the hills and mountains of south Wales. The bungalow is set in its own private gardens, a peaceful setting from which to enjoy the spectacular sea scape sunsets. It provides an ideal base from which to explore the North Somerset coast including the towns of Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Portishead. For the keen walker Clevedon and Portishead can be reached via the coastal footpath, which is only a 2 minute walk away from the bungalow. Alternatively, inland attractions include Cheddar and Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and the great and historic cities of Bristol, Bath and Wells. Lane End is also in easy reach of the M5 and M4 motorways, which means south Wales, Cardiff, Newport and the historic border town of Chepstow, the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley are all less than an hour’s drive away. Please note the allocated parking space is a few minutes walk away from the property, via a steep uneven path. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    3 steps to property. All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (2ft 6in). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Steps in garden. Steep path from parking area. Small, wire-covered, shallow pond in garden, hidden by bushes.

  • Parsonage Farm - Parsonage Farm Stables

    Culbone, nr. Porlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 15800

    Set on a quiet country lane in beautiful walking country overlooking the Bristol Channel, Parsonage Farm is the perfect holiday location to ’get away from it all’. There has been a house here for almost a thousand years and that rich history is still evident in both properties. Reputedly, Coleridge wrote ’Kubla Khan’ in Culbone Parsonage, the main house. Parsonage Farm Stables (ref 15800) occupies what would once have been the hayloft floor of the adjoining barn, and Parsonage Otter Stables (ref 18192) has been attractively converted from the old stables. The holiday properties are ideally located as a base for walking, touring and riding on the crown of Exmoor. Places to visit include Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth, Watchet Marina and Dunster Castle (NT). The glorious West Somerset and North Devon Coast, Minehead, Exmoor and Lorna Doone Valley are all within easy reach. The highest ’Free House’ pub on Exmoor is just a mile or so away from the house. Picturesque Porlock Weir with its shingle beach is just 3 miles down the hill via a toll road, and local shops can be found in the sleepy village of Porlock. Refs 15800 and 18192 can be booked together to accommodate up to 7 guests.

    First floor: 2 steps to living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk (can be twin). 3 steps down to bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (fuel £2 per basket). Washing machine. Ample parking.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Gardens with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. No smoking. NB: Some areas of garden are steep, with natural streams and ponds.

  • 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

  • Higher West Barn Farm

    Witham Friary, nr. Frome

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: ETQ

    This tastefully converted barn is set in the historic Somerset village of Witham Friary. There are many beautiful and interesting places to visit including Longleat House and Safari Park, National Trust gardens at Stourhead and the cities of Bath and Wells are all within easy reach. The single-storey holiday accommodation is stylish and comfortable, set within the owner’s grounds, and has a secluded patio and garden from which to view the surrounding countryside. Shop 4 miles, pub ½ mile.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, beams and patio doors. Compact kitchen with tiled floor and door to patio. Two double bedrooms with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet, one accessed via other bedroom or externally.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locallly
    • Electricity, electricity rads and partial underfloor heating included (October-March £25per week)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Three Freeview TVs
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • Natural water supply from borehole
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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