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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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  • Timberscombe, near Minehead, Somerset
    Timberscombe, near Minehead, Somerset×

    Travellers Rest

    Timberscombe, near Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: W40132
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Located in the Exmoor National Park, explore the surrounding countryside, moors and woodland, with walks straight from the doorstep.
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    Located in Exmoor National Park

    In a wonderful scenic valley, on Exmoor National Park, 8 miles south of Minehead, this 17th century semi-detached character cottage is excellent for two families. In an idyllic location, with a small stream running through the valley, this cottage full of charm, with its stone floors and wooden beams, has been tastefully furnished and has a large upstairs living room with a woodburner, leading out onto a balcony. You can unwind with some stunning...

  • Wellow, near Bath, Somerset
    Wellow, near Bath, Somerset×

    The Wagon House

    Wellow, near Bath, Somerset

    10
    5
    2
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    Ref: 19888
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Explore many famous sights in this area including the fabulous cathedral at Wells and the awe-inspiring splendour of Cheddar Gorge.
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    10 minutes from Bath

    Situated next to the owner’s farmhouse, this character, detached property converted from a former wagon house offers spacious holiday accommodation, located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set in the picturesque village of Wellow, yet only 10 minutes from the World Heritage city of Bath with its Roman Baths and Pump room, Bath Abbey, theatres and parks, excellent shopping facilities and restaurants, and 1 mile from Stoney Littleton. Ideally...

  • Bossington, near Minehead, Somerset
    Bossington, near Minehead, Somerset×

    Lower House

    Bossington, near Minehead, Somerset

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    5
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    Ref: NT003038
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A National Trust property providing comfortable accommodation, ideal for families and groups of friends, situated close to the Exmoor National Park.
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    National Trust Holiday Cottage

    Located in the picturesque seaside village of Bossington, Lower House is a charming part-thatched, part-tiled character property. With generously proportioned rooms and a lovely enclosed garden, the house retains original features whilst offering guests a very good level of comfort and convenience. The surrounding countryside is one of Somerset’s best kept secrets with stunning coastal and moorland scenery. There are...

  • Axbridge, near Cheddar, Somerset
    Axbridge, near Cheddar, Somerset×

    The Old Angel

    Axbridge, near Cheddar, Somerset

    10
    6
    3
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    Ref: UKC2094
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Character house in medieval village square in the Mendips Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Cheddar Gorge. Bristol, Bath and beaches all in easy reach.
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    Once a 16th-century inn, the Old Angel in Axbridge is a lovely character house that enjoys pride of place in a medieval village square. Quirky and homely with wood burners, an open fire, rambling garden and oodles of charm, it’s a happy blend of an old property with contemporary comfort. Artisan and eclectic in style and décor, with flagstone and wood floors, a fireplace or two, scattering of beams, stone sinks and Moroccan style wet room, there’s an emphasis on...

  • Porlock, Somerset
    Porlock, Somerset×

    Court Place

    Porlock, Somerset

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    4
    2
    2
    Ref: 2633
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    A large 150 year old farmhouse with outstanding views, plenty of walking opportunities and beaches nearby.
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    Sea views

    This large half of a 150-year-old farmhouse stands in a lovely landscaped garden situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Porlock, with stunning uninterrupted views of the Bristol Channel. It is tastefully furnished with very spacious rooms and ideal for a two-family holiday. An excellent base for exploring the Exmoor National Park, where there is walking, riding and a wealth of wildlife, the superb Quantock Hills and the sandy beaches of North Devon to the...

  • Rodhuish, near Minehead, Somerset
    Rodhuish, near Minehead, Somerset×

    Ordway House

    Rodhuish, near Minehead, Somerset

    11
    6
    2
    2
    Ref: 30352
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    In a peaceful setting, this large country house is perfectly situated to tour the area and the beach is just 4 miles away.
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    This delightful and large, detached country house is situated in the peaceful and rural countryside of the Brendon Hills, a short distance from Minehead. Ordway House is ideal for an extended family or group to come and enjoy all this area has to offer. There is plenty of space in the house for all to enjoy. Outside there is a covered veranda where you can sit and relax whilst overlooking the large lawned garden which includes several sitting areas, furniture, garden games, well...

  • West Bagborough, near Taunton , Somerset
    West Bagborough, near Taunton , Somerset×

    Richards Cottage

    West Bagborough, near Taunton , Somerset

    11
    6
    3
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    Ref: UKC979
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    This spacious, picturesque, thatched cottage is nestled on the edge of the stunning Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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    This quintessential Grade II listed thatched cottage is nestled on the edge of the Quantock Hills, in the pretty little village of West Bagborough, just 2 miles from Bishops Lydeard. Richards Cottage is a cosy family home, perfect for a large family or a group of friends looking for a totally quiet and peaceful location to relax. The south facing garden has a lovely large patio terrace with French doors leading back into the large living room and ground floor bedroom. As well as the...

  • Dunster, near Minehead, Somerset
    Dunster, near Minehead, Somerset×

    The Old Manor

    Dunster, near Minehead, Somerset

    11
    6
    6
    2
    Ref: UKC927
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    With 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, this impressive manor boasts super accommodation for larger groups. Short walk to the beach and amenities.
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    Be lord or lady of the manor at this charming, historic Grade II* listed house. The Old Manor at Dunster dates back to around 1400, where it is believed the Constable of Dunster Castle lived. Being a house of a certain age, the interior of the manor contains many interesting architectural features including its own chapel. From the impressive great hall with grand open fireplace, to the stunning solar room and charming gardens, complete with orchard, including apples, pear and plums,...

  • Hutton, near Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
    Hutton, near Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset×

    The Old Dairy and Cider Barn - The Old Dairy

    Hutton, near Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

    12
    4
    3
    2
    Ref: 15656
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Set in an Area of Natural Beauty, guests will enjoy the private hot tub and fantastic views with opportunities to explore the woodland and wildlife.
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    An ideal base for a family holiday

    Formerly part of the Hutton Court Estate, dating back to the Domesday Book, these holiday properties (refs 15656 & 16608) are set in an AONB near to the owner’s home on the edge of the village. There are lovely rural views with woodland walks and wildlife, and both properties are only 3 miles from the nearest beach at Weston-super-Mare. The Old Dairy (15656) is a semi-detached property with a hot tub, jacuzzi bath and shower room with...

    The Old Dairy and Cider Barn - Cider Barn
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  • Staplegrove, near Taunton, Somerset
    Staplegrove, near Taunton, Somerset×

    Millgrove House

    Staplegrove, near Taunton, Somerset

    12
    6
    3
    0
    Ref: KAAM
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    This beautiful holiday property enjoys a secluded setting with a selection of fantastic amenities including an indoor swimming pool.
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    In a secluded, charming setting and with a pleasant countryside outlook, Millgrove House stands detached within spacious grounds and offers superb well-equipped family accommodation for the discerning holidaymaker. Individually designed, with a beautifully-presented interior, it benefits from a covered heated swimming pool with a hopper profile floor, set in a large sun terrace complete with loungers and barbecue. The thoughtful owners have also added charming extra touches...

  • Milborne Port, near Sherborne, Somerset
    Milborne Port, near Sherborne, Somerset×

    Canon Court Farmhouse

    Milborne Port, near Sherborne, Somerset

    12
    6
    3
    1
    Ref: 10761
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Set in over 200 acres of working farmland with village amenities within easy walking distance. Beautiful coast and country location to visit.
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    Set in 250 acres

    Set amidst 250 acres on the owner’s dairy farm, attached to the owner’s property, this modern farmhouse has been constructed and furnished to a good standard and has the benefit of panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Being two miles from Sherborne it is well located for holidays exploring this beautiful county with its magnificent scenery and ancient village names, whilst the dramatic coastline around Lulworth Cove and the renowned beaches...

  • Allerford, near Porlock, Somerset
    Allerford, near Porlock, Somerset×

    West Lynch

    Allerford, near Porlock, Somerset

    12
    6
    3
    2
    Ref: EJL
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    West Lynch is elegant, characterful and fantastic for that special occasion as it enjoys a games room and an ideal location.
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    West Lynch, thatched and cosy, has been with the same family for three centuries and lies on the sunny side of the Porlock Valley. Inside, relaxation and comfort abound - it is beautifully furnished with lots of arts and crafts, many sitting areas, 50in and 32in TVs and with facilities such as Wii and a games room. Outside catering is available by an inspired professional chef by arrangement for that special occasion or treat. National Trust woodlands from the former Acland Estates are...

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