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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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  • Lyddons Mead

    Kingston St Mary, nr. Taunton

    Grade
    12
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: 30362


    Quietly situated on the edge of a hamlet, and accessed by a private road, this superb, very spacious holiday property enjoys an elevated position with wonderful, far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside towards the Quantock Hills. It forms one half of the entire property (the owners occupy the other half) and stands in beautiful landscaped gardens complete with an outdoor swimming pool, shared by the owner and his grandchildren, and private patio with furniture and barbecue. The house offers a spacious living room connected by an archway to a delightful sun room with pitched ceiling and large windows, allowing the superb rural views and magnificent sunsets to be enjoyed to the full. The lower ground floor is reached by a spiral staircase and houses an extra large bedroom with a quarter-sized snooker table. The county town of Taunton is nearby for shopping, restaurants and entertainment, while the Quantock hills are within walking distance and the Blackdown Hills, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor are all a little further, offering superb walking, riding and wildlife. The gardens are a feature of the property at Lyddons Mead, which is well placed for visits to the internationally celebrated gardens at Hestercombe House, which is less than 3 miles away, the initimate garden rooms of Cothay Manor and the other Classic Gardens of Somerset. In addition, the West Somerset Steam Railway runs a regular, daily service from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead, calling at Watchet and its Harbour, Dunster for Dunster Castle and its grounds, together with various stops along the way. Travelling west from Minehead, there is superb coastal scenery which can be enjoyed from the coastal path, which leads on towards picturesque Porlock with Lynton and Lynmouth a few miles further. Visits can also be made to Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea and Brean Sands, on the north Somerset coast, all with long stretches of sandy beaches, whilst to the south is the Dorset coast with West Bay - location of the Broadchurch TV series, Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast. Cheddar Gorge with Wookey Hole Caves, Wells and Glastonbury are all within an hours drive as are several National Trust properties, such as Montacute House, Barrington Court, Killerton and Knightshayes, making this a very well situated holiday base. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor. Living room with patio door. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one with sofa bed and en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin with additional single. Shower room with toilet. Spiral open-tread stairs to lower ground floor: 1 twin bedroom with patio doors. Additional single folding bed available.

    Gas central heating, oil, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Oil Aga. Gas/electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 1½-acre enclosed natural grounds. Ample parking. Shared unheated outdoor swimming pool (11.6m x 5.5m, depth 0.9m to 2.5m), open 21st May to 15th September, 9am-8pm. ¼-sized snooker table. No smoking. NB: 13 steps in grounds.

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  • West Lynch

    Allerford, nr. Porlock

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    3
    Ref: EJL

    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, games room and indoor pool table. 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 just beyond the house. These lead to the open moors - with large herds of red deer, Exmoor ponies, the buzzards on the wing and foxes in thir lairs - and dramatic headland of Hurlstone, looking west down to Devon and north to the Welsh coast. Also within walking distance are the romantic villages of Bossington, Selworthy, Allerford and bustling Porlock for year-round needs, as well as Minehead’s farmers’ market. There is surfing at Lynmouth or beyond to Croyde and Woolacombe, and golf at Minehead or the fine course at Saunton for a true test. Horse riding is available for all abilities and entertainment for both children and adults at Lynch Farm and Tropicaria further on. There are also glorious walks, of course, to hidden treasures such as Culbone Church, Butlins at Minehead or Dunster Castle if activities such as outdoor meals, table tennis, croquet and messing about with balls at West Lynch does not suffice. Local beaches are a short drive away, but Bossington beach is within walking distance, with its amazing pebble ridge. Enjoy a stay in this special corner of Exmoor. Shops approximately 1 mile away in Porlock. Nearest shop ½ mile.

    Elegant entrance hall. Modern sitting-room with open wood fire. Second sitting-room with additional TV. Attractive, beamed dining room with open wood fire. Arch to well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with Aga, electric cooker and breakfast area. Games room with pool table and darts. Separate toilet. Utility. First floor: Master double bedroom with 5ft antique iron bed and wash basin. Spacious double bedroom with Tudor oak bed and wash basin. Elegant double bedroom with impressive 4ft antique oak bed. Two very pretty twin bedrooms, one with sea views. Twin bedroom with Victorian iron bed and sea views. Spacious bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room. Further bathroom. Separate toilet.

    • Open fires - initial basket of wood included, thereafter £3 per basket
    • Full oil central heating by flow meter reading
    • Electricity and bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two satellite TVs
    • Wii
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden
    • Walled garden with furniture (across private road)
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Croquet
    • Games room with pool table and darts
    • Catering available by arrangement with owner
    • Ultraviolet treated natural spring water supply

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  • Canon Court Farmhouse

    Milborne Port, nr. Sherborne

    Grade
    12
    6
    1
    3
    Ref: 10761

    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 at Weymouth are an easy drive. Georgian Heritage City of Bath is within an hour’s drive or enjoy a day out at Longleat where TVs ’Animal Park’ is set. Mainline train from London to Sherborne, 2 miles away, lake fishing within a mile and a 9-hole golf course 31/2 miles. Village, shops and pub within easy walking distance.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 5 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room. 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. fridge/freezer. Fenced garden and chairs. Patio. Barbecue. Ample parking.

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  • The Old Dairy and Cider Barn - The Old Dairy

    Hutton, nr. Weston-Super-Mare

    Grade
    12
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: 15656

    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 rainfall shower and massage jets, and a garden ideal for children, whilst Cider Barn (16608) enjoys its own built-in wine chiller.
    Furnished, decorated and equipped to a very good standard they are an ideal base, with attractions including family entertainment at Weston-super-Mare and Brean, Wookey Hole, Cheddar with its famous caves and gorge, the beautiful cathedral city of Wells, Glastonbury and Bath. There’s also a DIY livery available (3-4 nights £50 per horse, or 7 nights £100 per horse), which includes a lockable yard for your horse bow, grazing and haylage. Golf nearby. Shop and pub 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms, both with two additional singles, one with en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet.

    Underfloor gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Hot tub. Stabling available on request. No smoking. Wheelchair access. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • The Grange

    Langport

    Grade
    14
    7
    0
    3
    Ref: ETL

    This impressive detached, Grade II listed Georgian house, ideally located in the rural village of High Ham and set in 6 acres of delightful gardens, (including 1½ acres of formal gardens, kitchen garden and walled garden), is excellent accommodation for 14. With its high ceilings, Georgian features and tastefully furnished to a high standard, it offers a lovely retreat in south/central Somerset, 3 miles north of Langport and 10 miles south of Glastonbury, with its famous Tor, providing a relaxing holiday base to explore the Somerset Levels and the many attractions in the area. In the main house there are 5 bedrooms, comprising four double (two emperor beds, one super king and one king-size) and a twin-bedded room, two bathrooms, and on the ground floor a spacious dining-room, drawing room, sitting room and kitchen. Adjacent and connected to the main house is a self contained annex for 4 with double and twin-bedded rooms, bathroom, living room and kitchen.
    There is walking and riding on the Somerset Levels, as well as fishing, golf and many family attractions in the area, such as Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum (with its prototype of Concorde), the Haynes Motor Museum with its fine collection of vintage cars, Clark’s Village at Street, Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park and the famous spectacular Cheddar Gorge and Caves. High Ham itself is architecturally interesting and contains a part Norman church and a National Trust thatched windmill, which is the only one in the country. There are also many fine historic houses to visit: Montacute House and Gardens, Hestercombe House, Wells Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace and more. It is also ideally located for days out further afield, to explore the north Somerset Coast (20 miles) and into Exmoor National Park, the Dorset World Heritage Jurassic Coast (26 miles), the spa city of Bath (30 miles) with its Romans baths, museums, shops and restaurants, and Longleat Safari Park, all well worth a visit. Shops 3 miles, pub 400 yards.

    Large drawing room with high ceiling. Sitting room with TV. Spacious dining room with high ceiling. Large kitchen with range cooker and tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Four large double bedrooms, each with high ceiling; two with 7ft beds, one with 6ft bed and one with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with high ceiling. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with bidet and toilet. Annex: Living room with TV. Kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD (small library)
    • Electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Large 6-acre grounds (including 1½-acre formal garden, kitchen garden with terrace and furniture)
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking

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  • Rossholme - Rossholme Country House

    East Brent

    Grade
    21
    9
    2
    4
    Ref: 24740

    Shared outdoor swimming pool

    The Tudor part of the beautiful former vicarage has been renovated whilst retaining original character, to provide spacious holiday accommodation close to the coastal regions of West Somerset. The Gatehouse is an attractive two storey holiday home which is within the Rossholme grounds. The cottages are situated in 5 acres of lawns and landscaped gardens, with shared use of a hard tennis court and outdoor heated swimming pool during the summer months. Each property has a barbecue area and views over open countryside. A function room seating 60 is available on site by prior arrangement with the owner, and catering can be arranged. East Brent lies at the foot of Brent Knoll, a 450ft high hill that has the remains of an ancient Celtic camp on its summit with views of the Quantocks, Bridgwater Bay, the Bristol Channel, the Mendips and South Wales. With easy access to the M5, the village is only minutes from the coast; Weston-Super-Mare and Sand Bay have sandy beaches and family attractions, whilst the smaller resorts of Clevedon and Burnham on Sea retain an atmosphere of a bygone era. Axbridge is 5 miles, and the caves and gorge at Cheddar, 6 miles. For walking and cycling, the Quantocks, the Mendips, the Somerset Levels and Exmoor are close by. Shop 1 mile, pub 600 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Second living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with additional single, one with additional Z-bed. 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). Shower room with toilet. Two separate toilets. Steep narrow stairs to second floor (additional steep stairs to second floor): 5 bedrooms: 2 double, 3 twin, one with additional cabin bed and Z-bed. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fires in living room and second living room (initial fuel included, winter only). Gas and electric range. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden.

    Both properties: Gas central heating and gas by meter reading. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared external laundry room (£3 charge). Wi-fi. Shared 5-acre landscaped grounds. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Shared swimming pool (use by arrangement with owner, available mid-April to September, pool heating at cost poa). Shared tennis court. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in grounds, 200 yards.

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