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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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  • The Green Farm

    Faulkland, nr. Bath

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: EFX

    This superb 17th-century village house of great character, with its own private garden, has been elegantly restored and furnished. Situated on the village green where the ancient stocks still stand, the holiday home is just 8 miles from Bath and close to Bradford-on-Avon, Norton St Philip and the Cotswolds. Within easy reach of Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge, Wells, Glastonbury, Longleat, Salisbury and Stonehenge. Pub with good dining 125 yards. Shop 2 miles.

    Sitting-room with open fire. Dining room. Luxury kitchen/breakfast room. Cloakroom with toilet. Original oak spiral staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Small twin bedroom. Large twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Oak beams throughout.

    • Open fire – logs £2 per basket
    • Electricity and NSH by meter reading
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Digital TV (Freeview)
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Food processor
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi broadband
    • Garden and terrace with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking (on village green)

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  • Moorleaze - Stonehenge

    Witham Friary, Frome

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: EPP

    " 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. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom and toilet.

    • Ground floor facilities

    • 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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  • Hazel Lodge

    South Chard

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E4248

    This contemporary, spacious accommodation has a charming rural location within a few miles of Dorset’s Heritage Coast. Within easy reach of delightful Lyme Regis, with its famous breakwater The Cobb, the quaint old smugglers’ haven of Beer where fresh fish is available daily, and elegant Sidmouth with its inviting shops and acres of beach. Close by is the antique browser’s favourite, Honiton, and there are splendid properties to enjoy at Montacute House (NT), Barrington Court (NT) and Forde Abbey. Fishing, riding, golf, sailing and tennis are available locally. Shop/PO within walking distance, pub serving food 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Kitchen with dining area and patio doors. Wooden floor and beams throughout. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Sloping ceilings throughout.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • The Milking Parlour

    Clevedon

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: E3779

    This attractively converted property is set just 2 miles from the coastal resort of Clevedon’s many amenities and offers an ideal base for exploring the Mendips. A craft centre, including a pottery and silversmiths, is next door and popular Weston-super-Mare’s magnificent beach, shopping centre, pubs, restaurants and two golf courses are 6 miles. Wookey Hole Caves, Cheddar Gorge, Wells with its wonderful cathedral, Bath, Street, Glastonbury and Bristol are all easily reached. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, all with wooden floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating £20per week 17th April-17th September (other dates by arrangement). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Four School House

    Wookey Hole, near Wells

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC615


    Designed with families in mind this light and spacious, self-contained apartment is located within the old village school and is ideally placed to enjoy the fun of Wookey Hole, and surrounded by the beautiful Somerset countryside. The apartment works equally well for families or couples and is perfect for relaxing and as a base for exploring the Somerset landscape. The property boasts views across the rooftops of Wookey Holes old 19th-century paper mill and beyond. Guests also get 25% discount off entrance to the famous Wookey Hole Caves, where you can also enjoy the paper mill, Victorian penny arcade, magical mirror maze and much more. This apartment is situated in the heart of the Somerset countryside, and the Monarchs Way is right on the doorstep and the Mendip Way passes through the village. There is lovely scenery, country walks, and a village pub close by to wine and dine once you have returned from your busy days out.
    Within a few miles is the impressive Wookey Hole Cheese, where you can sample the famous cheese. Wells cathedral city is only 1 mile away from Wookey Hole, and Glastonbury and its famous Tor is a 10-minute drive. There is so much to do and see you will be spoilt for choice. The seaside town of Weston-super–Mare with its grand pier, sea aquarium and sandy beaches is within easy reach, great for a family day out. The historic cities of Bath and Bristol are only a 40-minute drive away. Beach 18 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    14 steps to entrance.
    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and double sofa bed.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With 2ft 6in twin beds (for children) and Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Bathroom: With bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot. Welcome pack. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Bramble Cottage

    Foxcote, nr. Radstock

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 17415

    This lovely, spacious, detached barn set in its own large garden offers very well equipped and beautifully presented holiday accommodation on single level. In a peaceful rural location it is ideal for relaxation and touring alike, being just 10 miles from the Georgian Heritage City of Bath with its superb architecture of historic interest. Other local attractions include Longleat, Stourhead House and gardens (NT), Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge and Chew Valley Lake. Excellent walking on Mendip Hills. Local golf and riding. Shop 1½ miles, pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. Step to 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Liscombe Farm Cottages - Oak Cottage

    Tarr Steps, nr. Exford

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: 30216


    Situated in the heart of Exmoor, very close to the renowned and historic Tarr Step, the ancient clapper bridge that crosses the River Barle, these three holiday cottages at Liscombe Farm (refs 30214, 30215 & 30216), adjacent to the owners’ home, all have their own individual character. With plenty of space around each cottage, guest can enjoy the tranquillity this stunning area of Somerset has to offer. Being located on Exmoor, there is a huge amount of walks to be made without ever having to get in the car. Follow the River Barle up to the pretty village of Withypool or a short car journey away is Exmoor’s highest point at Dunkery Beacon. Dulverton is the nearest town and has a very good selection of shops, restaurants and other amenities. During your stay, there are plenty of places to visit and things to do. Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade to enjoy walking along with an ice cream, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. The West Somerset Railway is worth a visit for those with an interest in steam engines. Minehead is also the starting point of the South West Coastal Path which offers challenging yet very rewarding walks. Visit the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), valley of the rocks and famous cliff railway. Nearby Dunster, with its castle (NT) and village, Porlock and Porlock Wier and also Bossington and Selworthy, with its famous tea room, all make for an interesting day out. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor for all to enjoy. Stabling is available at the farm by prior arrangement with the owner. Shop and restaurant 5 miles, pub 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, (one 5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating included. Freezer. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 2 acres of landscaped grounds. Stabling available by arrangement. Natural water supply from spring. Pets to be kept on a lead. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds.

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  • Cleeve Cottages - South Cleeve Bungalow

    Churchinford, nr. Taunton

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W43778


    Situated on the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and approximately 18 miles to Sidmouth and the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, these semi-detached bungalows (refs 23955 and W43778) are both well-presented and have large lawned gardens making them excellent family holiday homes. They can be booked independently or together to accommodate up to 10 guests and provide a delightful place to unwind and relax away from the pressures of modern living. The owners can provide a wheelchair, ramp and a 3-wheel walker on request. They are within easy reach of the Quantock Hills, Exmoor, Taunton and Honiton. Within easy driving there is much to enjoy, with days out at perhaps a historical house such as Barrington Court (NT), Forde Abbey and Gardens, Montacute House and the imposing Dunster Castle. For family entertainment, an exciting day out at the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, the West Somerset Steam Fair for a trip back in time, or for the younger ones in the family, you will love Crealy Adventure Park, near Exeter. The Blackdown Hills themselves offer some superb country walking, wildlife, flying for the adventurous at Dunkeswell or simply enjoy the many local village pubs to wine and dine in. A little further afield, visit the Jurassic Coast, moving on to Dorset, Lyme Regis and Cheddar Gorge and Caves, or even Bath with its many restaurants, shops and museums. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Conservatory. Games room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Parking (3 cars). Games room with pool table, table tennis and darts.

    Both properties: Oil central heating included (£25per week October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Summerhouse. Wheelchair access. No smoking.

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  • Bank End Cottage

    Minehead

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: 25272

    This well presented detached holiday bungalow is located on the edge of Minehead at the foot slopes of Exmoor. The property is ideal for exploring Exmoor but has all the amenities of Minehead within easy reach. You can get up on the moor within a minutes drive or a short walk. There is plenty to see and do including the stunning coastline between Minehead and Combe Martin, the historic clapper bridge at Tarr Steps and the National Trust properties at Dunster. Other local attractions and activities include West Somerset Railway, horse riding and mountain biking. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/3 mile.

    15 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating and gas included (£20per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 15 steps and enclosed pond in garden.

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  • Barrowmead Cottage

    Winscombe

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: E2377

    Enjoying an utterly peaceful location abundant with wildlife, in a quiet Mendip valley, are these four delightful cottages. Set on a working farm, in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, three of the cottages have been skilfully converted from stone barns whilst the fourth, a former miller’s cottage, is attached to the owners’ home. Attractively furnished and equipped to a very good standard the cottages offer an ideal base for a relaxing holiday or for touring the surrounding area. Cheddar Gorge, Blagdon Lake – with trout fishing and a wealth of wildlife – and golf are all nearby. The elegant city of Bath and the cathedral city of Wells are within an easy drive and Weston-super-Mare’s many attractions and sandy beach are just 7 miles. Churchill, 4 miles, offers many activities including a dry ski slope, sports centre and horse riding. Bristol Airport 15 minutes. Village shop and pub 2 miles.

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

    Patio and furniture.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (fuel £4 per bag). NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared use of tumble dryer (in games room). Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Parking. Shared games room with table tennis.

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  • Townsend Cottage

    Priddy, near Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 27153


    Townsend Cottage is a south facing, sunny period property set well back from a country road. This cottage is cosy enough for two, yet spacious enough for families or groups of friends to enjoy. Downstairs, the cottage offers a dog and boot room with direct access outside to a small enclosed garden, a downstairs toilet, third double bedroom, living room with sofa bed, farmhouse kitchen/diner with both range and gas cookers, and direct access to a small enclosed front garden with patio. Upstairs, there are 2 bedrooms and a large family bathroom – all ensuring a homely atmosphere.
    Ideally located in the tranquil village of Priddy, in the very heart of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is close to Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, the cathedral city of Wells, Glastonbury (Abbey, Tor and alternative shops), Street (home to Clark’s Retail Village), Frome and Shepton Mallet. A little further away are the city attractions of Bath and Bristol, and the North Somerset coast.
    Nearby activities include rambling, dog walking and hill trekking (nearby long distance footpaths include West Mendip Way, Monarch’s Way, Limestone Link plus stunning hill walking), cycling (cottage is adjacent to NCN 3), mountain biking in the Mendip Hills, horse riding, caving and potholing (numerous adventure caves available), climbing, bird watching (especially on the Somerset Levels) etc.The M5 motorway 30 minutes, railway station 35 minutes, Bristol airport 30 minutes. Shop 20 yards (summer season only), farm shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 500 yards and 2 miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With Freeview TV, TV recorder, DVD player, CD player and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Kitchen/dining room: With oil range cooker, gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Utility/boot room.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and fold-up single (for child, flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Oil central heating, oil, gas and electricity £25per week in summer, £35per week in winter, £5 per night for short breaks all year. Enclosed, lawned front garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Small, enclosed rear garden. Stabling and grazing by arrangement. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Werescote View

    Wellington

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 28259

    Situated in a rural yet accessible location, right on the Somerset/Devon border. Werescote View is a delightful, ground floor holiday apartment located within the owners’ property but retaining privacy with its own garden. Enjoy, too, the property’s 22-acre grounds which lead on to plenty of walks. This is an ideal base for get-togethers with family or friends alike. Enjoy the breathtaking views over Whiteball. The Whiteball Tunnel is famous both for its designer, Brunel, and also as the scene of the first ever achievement of a speed of 100mph by a steam train, namely ’The City of Truro’ in May 1904. Discover Tiverton with its castle and bustling old market; a visit to Exmoor National Park is not be missed either. Minehead and North Devon, with sandy beaches, are within easy reach. The town of Wellington is within 3½ miles of the property, where an excellent range of shops can be found. Taunton is within 10 miles. The city of Exeter is approximately 22 miles; brimming with history and heritage, it offers many visitor attractions to keep you entertained for hours on end. From the magnificent cathedral to the historic quayside, there’s so much to see and do in this fascinating city. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft, one 6ft zip and link, can be twin), 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Four freeview TVs. DVDs. CD. Radio. iPod dock. Electric range. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 22 acres of natural grounds. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unprotected 3ft drop at front of property.

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