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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.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Somerset today.
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  • Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset
    Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset×

    Moorleaze - Glastonbury

    Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: EPI
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Glastonbury is a five star property for six guests and there is definitely something here for the whole family to enjoy!
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    " 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...

    Moorleaze - Cheddar
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    3
    3
    Moorleaze - Stourhead
    10
    5
    5
    Moorleaze - Wookey
    4
    2
    2
    Moorleaze - Nunney
    4
    2
    2
    Moorleaze - Longleat
    10
    5
    5
    Moorleaze - Mendip
    4
    2
    2
    Moorleaze - Stonehenge
    6
    3
    3
    Moorleaze - Shaftesbury
    6
    3
    3
    Moorleaze - Wells
    6
    3
    3
  • Cary Fitzpaine, Somerset
    Cary Fitzpaine, Somerset×
    6
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: EQG
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    The Old Stables is a well-presented property which offers great holiday accommodation for those who want to explore the nearby attractions.
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    This single-storey converted barn is quietly situated and combines character features such as exposed beams and flagstone floors with modern facilities. Adjacent to the owner’s home, it is - a perfect holiday base to explore gems such as Stourhead House and Gardens, Longleat, Wells Cathedral City, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Holes and Caves and Montacute House. Visit Yeovilton Air Museum and Haynes Motor Museum, Bath or the famous Jurassic Coast and Lyme Regis. Shop and pubs...

  • Kilmersdon, Somerset
    Kilmersdon, Somerset×

    Creamery Cottages - Number Three

    Kilmersdon, Somerset

    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 25140
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Just minutes away from local attractions, this is the ideal stay within a peaceful and rural location between stunning countryside.
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    Open countryside views

    These two converted stone holiday cottages are situated on a working farm in the beautiful Somerset countryside, and enjoy the stunning views and use of 400 acres of the surrounding grounds, woods, small lake and farmyard. The location is peaceful and rural, and yet within minutes of many attractions and famous sites, including the Roman spa city of Bath with its Georgian architecture and spa baths, the city of Wells and its magnificent cathedral and...

    Creamery Cottages - Number Two
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    2
    2
  • Upton, near Dulverton, Somerset
    Upton, near Dulverton, Somerset×

    The Coach House

    Upton, near Dulverton, Somerset

    6
    3
    3
    4
    Ref: EXG
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Located on the beautiful Brendon Hills within a four acre plot and further access to over 60 acres of farmland! A quality coach house for six.
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    This 19th-century Coach House, once part of a country house estate, is attached to a small annex and still retains many original features. Set in 4 acres of grounds within the owner’s 60 acre farm, situated on the beautiful Brendon Hills, it is close to Wimbleball Lake, which is renowned for its fly fishing, sailing, rowing and hosting the famous Ironman Triathlon every year. Haddon Hill offers wonderful moorland walks and the West Somerset coast is only 15 minutes away,...

  • Wheddon Cross, near Minehead, Somerset
    Wheddon Cross, near Minehead, Somerset×

    Quarme Coombe Cottages - Barn Owl Cottage

    Wheddon Cross, near Minehead, Somerset

    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W43277
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Surrounded by Exmoor countryside, this cottage is a great base for discovering the towns and villages on the South West Coastal Path.
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    Located down a long drive in a quiet wooded valley, just outside the Exmoor village of Wheddon Cross, Quarme Coombe Cottages offer a real haven away from the world. The quiet and beautiful natural countryside is right on the doorstep of these detached cottages. Hedgehog Cottage has a cosy interior and there is a good sized garden at the rear of the cottage, as well as a sitting-out area at the front. Barn Owl Cottage has a well-appointed interior and there is a large garden with...

    Quarme Coombe Cottages - Red Deer Cottage
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    3
    3
  • Pitminster, near Taunton, Somerset
    Pitminster, near Taunton, Somerset×
    Newly Listed
    Chilcott’s Barn

    Chilcott’s Barn

    Pitminster, near Taunton, Somerset

    6
    3
    3
    0
    Ref: UKC1404
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This delightful barn conversion enjoys superb views over the countryside and is ideal for those who love the great outdoors.
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    Set in a wonderful, sought after location in the small village of Pitminster, nestling beneath the Blackdown Hills and Taunton, this delightful 300 year old barn conversion has been tastefully restored to offer an exceptionally lovely holiday home. Chilcott’s Barn is on a working sheep and cattle farm, and has superb country views, which can be enjoyed from inside as well as from the hot tub on the terrace. Developed to a high standard of luxury, there is an open...

  • Faulkland, near Bath, Somerset
    Faulkland, near Bath, Somerset×

    The Green Farm

    Faulkland, near Bath, Somerset

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: EFX
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    The Green Farm is situated eight miles from Bath and is a fantastic, characterful holiday base which oozes sophistication.
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    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...

  • Wellington, near Taunton, Somerset
    Wellington, near Taunton, Somerset×
    Newly Listed
    The Cider Barn

    The Cider Barn

    Wellington, near Taunton, Somerset

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: UKC2293
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Relax with a glass of wine in the garden of this converted barn, and enjoy beautiful views towards the Quantocks and Exmoor National Park.
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    In a great country location on the side of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and nestling under Wellingtons Monument, this semi-detached barn conversion has far reaching views over towards the Quantocks and Exmoor National Park. Next to the owners’ home, this is an excellent property for relaxing in and getting away from it all, but it is near enough to visit some lovely family attractions.
    Within easy driving distance, take the children to Diggerland...

  • Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset
    Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset×

    Moorleaze - Shaftesbury

    Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: EPQ
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Shaftesbury is set in an idyllic location where there are an abundance of walks to enjoy through the 76 acres of grounds.
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    " 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...

    Moorleaze - Glastonbury
    6
    3
    3
    Moorleaze - Cheddar
    6
    3
    3
    Moorleaze - Stourhead
    10
    5
    5
    Moorleaze - Wookey
    4
    2
    2
    Moorleaze - Nunney
    4
    2
    2
    Moorleaze - Longleat
    10
    5
    5
    Moorleaze - Mendip
    4
    2
    2
    Moorleaze - Stonehenge
    6
    3
    3
    Moorleaze - Wells
    6
    3
    3
  • Bridgwater, Somerset
    Bridgwater, Somerset×
    Newly Listed
    Maunsel House Estate Cottages - The Old Corn Mill
    6
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: UKC1681
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Once the old corn mill, with the wheel still visible, this lovely property enjoys upside down accommodation and views of the church, fishing lake and meadow.
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    Set within the magnificent Estate of Maunsel House, which was built in the 13th century and is the ancestral home of the Slade Family. The house and grounds are steeped in tremendous history, with more than a touch of eccentricity, a reflection of its owner, Sir Benjamin Slade, 7th Baronet, whom if around will welcome you to look around the main house with a tour and a glass of champagne. Mill Farmhouse (ref UKC1679) is a spacious house with oak floors and doors and a wood burner, great...

    Maunsel House Estate Cottages - Mill Farmhouse
    10
    4
    4
    Maunsel House Estate Cottages - Dairy Mead Lodge
    6
    3
    3
    Maunsel House Estate Cottages - Front Lodge
    6
    3
    3
    Maunsel House Estate Cottages - Barn Owl
    2
    1
    1
  • Bridgwater, Somerset
    Bridgwater, Somerset×
    Newly Listed
    Maunsel House Estate Cottages - Dairy Mead Lodge
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: UKC1680
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location
    A thatched converted dairy providing ideal accommodation in a great position overlooking fishing lakes and ponds.
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    Set within the magnificent Estate of Maunsel House, which was built in the 13th century and is the ancestral home of the Slade Family. The house and grounds are steeped in tremendous history, with more than a touch of eccentricity, a reflection of its owner, Sir Benjamin Slade, 7th Baronet, whom if around will welcome you to look around the main house with a tour and a glass of champagne. Mill Farmhouse (ref UKC1679) is a spacious house with oak floors and doors and a wood burner, great...

    Maunsel House Estate Cottages - Mill Farmhouse
    10
    4
    4
    Maunsel House Estate Cottages - The Old Corn Mill
    6
    2
    2
    Maunsel House Estate Cottages - Front Lodge
    6
    3
    3
    Maunsel House Estate Cottages - Barn Owl
    2
    1
    1
  • Treborough, Watchet, Somerset
    Treborough, Watchet, Somerset×

    The Cottage

    Treborough, Watchet, Somerset

    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: EVM
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Fantastic views of the Somerset countryside can be admired from this cotage, with plenty of walks straight from the doorstep.
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    Tucked away in the unspoilt west Somerset countryside, on the edges of the hamlet of Treborough. Located on the owners’ sheep farm, the cottage has been finished to a high standard with modern convenience. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path. Visit the villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), the Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade, a good array of shops...

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