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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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  • Dragonfly Barn - Dragonfly 1

    North Newton

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    Ref: 26907

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyIn an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Set within the grounds of Newton House in the rural village of North Newton, Somerset. Dragonfly Barn is a charming barn conversion providing three self contained semi-detached holiday units (refs 26907, 26908 and 28845). Situated on the first floor by way of an external staircase, Dragonfly 1 offers bright accommodation with use of a delightful sunny lawned sitting out area. Dragonfly 2 has its own private patio garden. Interconnecting doors can be utilised if required to accommodate up to 6 guests. Dragonfly 3 is a charming detached single-storey barn conversion with enclosed private courtyard garden leading off from the bedroom. North Newton is situated between the Somerset Levels and the Quantock Hills, England’s first designated AONB. The Bridgwater/Taunton Canal runs alongside the village and is a popular area for many activities including fishing, cycling or a quiet stroll to enjoy the range of wildlife in this wetland habitat. Close by is Maunsel Lock where you can visit the tea rooms, take a boat trip or follow the Space Walk along the canal. The Quantock Hills, Exmoor National Park and Blackdown Hills are all within easy reach, making it ideal for cycling and walking. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    External stairs to first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen, all with wooden floors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Use of owner’s laundry facilities. Shared enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: Electric central heating included (£20per week, £10 per short break, November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Thornhills Farm Cottage

    Othery, near Glastonbury

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    Ref: UKC473


    Situated on the edge of the Somerset Levels, just outside the village of Othery, Thornhills Farm Cottage has its own secluded patio, and is set on the edge of a caravan park with 12 touring pitches, but offers privacy from the park. Attached to the owner’s home, it is in an ideal location for walkers, bird watchers or just to have a quiet break. The property has been decorated and furnished to a good standard. Enjoy this tranquil part of Somerset, where you will want to come back year after year to explore the beautiful countryside and historical sites in the area. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the place and maybe put your feet up and read the papers or laze around taking time out from a hectic lifestyle. For the more energetic there are some beautiful walks, cycle rides, such as Macmillan Way West and River Parrett Trail, and drives, plenty of antique shops to potter around and National Trust properties just a short drive away. The Somerset wetlands are also home to many species of birds and the RSPB Nature Reserve is just a mile up the road. However, if you are a day-tripper you can find almost anything to occupy your time. Towns and cities within easy reach include Taunton, Bridgwater, Weston-super-Mare, Glastonbury, Street, Wells, Bath, Bristol and Exeter. The area is crammed with history from abbeys to ancient battlegrounds. There is the magic and mystery of Glastonbury built on the Isle of Avalon. For shoppers there are bargains to be found at the factory and designer outlets at Clarks Village in Street, just less than 10 miles away. Beach 15 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

    Step to entrance.
    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Shared external laundry room with washing machine. Courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Shared 3 acre grounds. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Garden Flat

    Pilton, nr. Glastonbury

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    Ref: 68032

    A small but cosy beamed converted barn, adjoining the owner’s 18th-century former farmhouse and greenhouse, standing in a peaceful and secluded garden. Situated on a no-through road on the edge of Pilton village, between the Mendips and Glastonbury, the countryside offers views of Glastonbury Tor and beyond. Within easy reach are Wells Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace, Bath, Bristol, Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole, Glastonbury and Street with Clarks Village (retail factory outlets). Also possible are day trips to Somerset or Dorset coasts, nearby historic houses such as Montacute, Stourhead and Longleat, famous for its safari park. A perfect holiday base. Nearest shops at Shepton Mallet 1½ miles, village PO and pub ½ mile.

    Open sided external steps to entrance: Living/dining room with 1 double bed. 6 steps up to kitchen. Shower room with toilet and sloping ceiling.

    NSH, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electricity mini-cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Gardens and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Croft Cottages - Bungalow 1A

    Watchet

    Grade
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    Ref: W44212

    Located in the heart of the ancient seaside port of Watchet, Croft Cottages offers a wide range of cottages to suit any size and requirement. All the cottages (refs W44203, W44204, W44205, W44206, W44207, W44208, W44209, W44210, W44211 and W44212) are well furnished and presented, and their convenient location within Watchet adds to their appeal.

    Located just off the high street, means guests can wander into town for a walk around the harbour, eat and drink in the local restaurants and pubs, and also be able to catch a train at the local station of the renowned West Somerset Steam Railway. There is a regular bus service so you won’t even need the car. There are beaches at Blue Anchor, Kilve, Dunster and Minehead is a short distance away. Take a walk along the promenade and enjoy an ice-cream overlooking the picturesque harbour. Minehead is also the start of the South West Coast Path which provides some challenging yet spectacular walking. The pretty medieval town of Dunster, with its castle (NT) is well worth a day out. Other areas of interest close by are Porlock and Porlock Weir and a bit further along the coast, are Lynton and Lynmouth, the two towns connected by the Victorian cliff railway. Exmoor National Park offers great walking for all abilities and there are some great spots to visit including Withypool, Lanacre and Tarr Steps. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating included. Towel hire. Electric cooker. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (8m x 5m, min depth 1m to 1½m), open 10am-7pm Easter-November. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Barrow Farm - Baby Barrow

    North Wootton, nr. Shepton Mallet

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    Ref: 28997

    Situated on a traditional family farm with a small beef herd, this group of single-storey barns has been sympathetically converted to form four contemporary, detached holiday cottages. Baby Barrow (ref 28997) is very light and spacious, with high ceilings and beams throughout. Barrow Farm Barn (ref 24826) retains original beams throughout and overlooks 2½ acres of orchard. Pear Lodge (ref 29428) and Apple Lodge (ref 29429) feature underfloor heating and large bi-fold doors to take full advantage of the view and open space. They are located just 5 miles from the historical town of Glastonbury, famous for its abbey, tor, music festival and mythical legends. The small city of Wells is 3 miles, with its cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and medieval cobbled street. The Bath and West Showground nearby features many events and exhibitions throughout the year. The Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills are ideal for cyclists, walkers and nature lovers. There is a chicken coop outside all properties where you can help yourself to fresh eggs. There are also two travel cots shared between the four properties. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile. Properties 24826, 28997, 29428 and 29429 can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double (5ft) bed/dining area/kitchen with beams and flagstone floor. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Freeview TV. DVD. Fridge/freezer. Small, enclosed decked patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Underfloor oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two shared travel cots on request. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Use of 50-acre farmland. Shared 2½ acres of natural grounds. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Linhay

    Minehead

    Grade
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    Ref: 12113

    Spectacular countryside

    The detached holiday cottage is situated on the very edge of the beautiful Exmoor National Park with direct access to woodland, moorland and coastal paths. Enjoy breathtaking walks and bird watching from the door and discover the flora and fauna of this spectacular countryside where red deer and other wildlife can regularly be seen. Only 10 minutes’ walk for the shops and a selection of varied pubs in the town centre. The newly developed seafront and sandy beach is only 15 minutes away. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating and electricity included (£35per week October-March). Bed linen included. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Microwave. Patio area and furniture. Ample parking.

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  • Barrowswood Cheddar - Strawberry Lodge

    Cheddar

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    Ref: 29841

    Views to Cheddar Gorge

    Offering delightful holiday accommodation for families, couples or friends, these holiday property (refs 29841, 29842 & W44121) make an ideal base from which to explore Somerset and North Devon. Barrowswood, a semi-detached holiday cottage (ref 29842), enjoys commanding views over Cheddar Gorge in the distance. Its large garden adjoins a field with occasional visiting sheep and is the perfect spot in which to relax and unwind. Strawberry Lodge (ref 29841) stands detached at the far end of the grounds of Barrowswood, enjoying woodland surroundings with magnificent views over the field and across to Cheddar Gorge. Blackberry Lodge (ref W44121) is a single-storey, detached lodge, ideal for a romantic retreat for couples. All three properties may be booked together should you have a larger party.
    Cheddar village offers plenty of interesting shops and cafes as well as other attractions. Cheddar Gorge, Britain’s largest limestone ravine gouged through the Mendips, is a magnet for climbers, walkers and visitors to the floodlit caves and Cheddar Reservoir is a great place to take a picnic, look out for wildlife and join in activities such as sailing and angling. Axbridge is a charming market town with a medieval square and half-timbered buildings, whilst Wookey Hole attracts many visitors to the showcaves. Wells is England’s smallest city set around a cathedral; Wedmore is a lively town with many individual shops and eateries, Glastonbury is famous for its music festival, spiritual culture and King Arthur legends, and the coastal resorts and magnificent beaches at Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea, Berrow and Brean are all within a short drive, as are the cities of Bath and Bristol. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (6ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. No smoking.

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  • Betsy Cottage

    Butleigh, nr. Glastonbury

    Grade
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    Ref: W44202


    Betsy Cottage is a medieval Grade II listed semi-detached cottage which has been beautifully restored. The ancient beams and flagstone floors retain the authentic character and charm of this peaceful and romantic retreat. The large bedroom has an ornate four-poster bed and additionally there is a wonderfully comfortable, working antique copper bath in the bedroom. The living room provides a stunning inglenook fireplace complete with Victorian wood-burning range and bread oven. The outside seating area is within a shared courtyard.

    Glastonbury is a 5-minute drive away, as is Street with its outlet shopping at Clarks Village. Wells is 20 minutes, and Bath and Bristol 50 minutes drive away. The cottage is located in the heart of the conservation village of Butleigh; a charming little village tucked away at the head of the Somerset Levels. Butleigh boasts its own shop, post office and a friendly local pub offering excellent local ales and traditional food. Much of the countryside is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, perfect for countless walks. Horse riding nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft four poster) bedroom with free-standing copper bath and en-suite toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Enclosed courtyard garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 12 years, except babes in arms. NB: 3 steps in garden. Neighbouring property is accessed via courtyard garden.

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  • Spring Cottage Annexe

    Broomfield, nr. Bridgwater

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    Ref: W43606


    Spring Cottage Annexe is in a great, peaceful location on the Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where there are miles of footpaths and quiet roads to explore on foot, bike or horseback. This delightful cottage, attached to the owners’ home, boasts lovely views and has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard. In nearby Taunton, you will find great shopping and the Somerset County Cricket Ground, several theatres, a cinema, bowling alley, spas and just out of town, a polo ground and several golf courses. The coast is within easy reach if you fancy a day at the beach, surfing or just enjoying a good book. ?The surrounding area of the property was the first site in England to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, inspiring the poetry of both Coleridge and Wordsworth.
    Attractions that are well worth a visit include Hestercombe Gardens, a unique collection of three gardens spanning three centuries of garden history and design, Fyne Court and The Museum of Somerset. Aboard the west Somerset railway, England’s longest and best heritage railway with 10 stations linked by a 20 mile scenic journey through the Quantocks Hills to the seaside. The nearest station to the property is Bishops Lydeard. Take a guided tour of the spectacular Wookey Hole Caves or spend a day at Wells, England’s smallest city and home to the most beautiful of the great English cathedrals. Other attractions include Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Ham Hill Country Park, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Clarks Village, ?Dunster Castle, Barrington Court (NT) and The Coleridge Way, a 36 mile way marked walk through the stunning Somerset countryside. Beach 21 miles. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep, open-sided stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Use of owners freezer. Wi-fi. Shared, large, lawned garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead. No smoking. NB: Steps up from parking area.

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  • Metropole Court

    Minehead

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    Ref: W43829


    This very well-presented holiday apartment is located inside one of Mineheads landmark buildings, Metropole Court. Positioned right on Mineheads seafront, the former hotel was once used by the Indian Raj when they came to practice polo on Minehead’s beach. Inside there is a quiet ambience and the building still retains much of its former charm. The apartment is located on the third floor and can be accessed via stairs or a small lift. There are great views over Minehead town and to the foothills of Exmoor beyond. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the town centre, with all its shops and other amenities, as well as the famous West Somerset Steam Railway.
    Looking slightly further afield, there is plenty to do and see. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path, which starts in Minehead or inland on Exmoor, and there are many other places to visit to make a memorable holiday. Discover the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the Victorian cliff railway. 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 and the ancient harbour port of Watchet. Further beaches can be found at Dunster and Blue Anchor for all to enjoy. Shop 500 yards, pub 100 yards and restaurant 20 yards.

    Stairs and lift to entrance. All on third floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared, landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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  • Dairy House Farm

    Bickenhall, nr. Taunton

    Grade
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    Ref: W44156


    Located in south Somerset, midway between Taunton and Ilminster, this spacious wing of the owners charming 250 year old farmhouse, offers ideal holiday accommodation. With many beautiful country walks in the area, this period property is ideal for walkers. Visit Taunton, the county town of Somerset, historical houses and gardens including Montacute House, Forde Abbey, Hestercombe Gardens and Barrington Court, or take a trip to Minehead on the nostalgic West Somerset Steam Railway. Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills are well worth a visit, as well as a trip to the south to explore the Jurassic Coast between Seaton and Bridport, taking in Lyme Regis. Inland, there is Clarkes Village for some retail therapy, Glastonbury Tor, Somerset Levels, Cheddar Gorge and the spa city of Bath. After spending the day exploring many attractions, return to this delightful property and snuggle up in front of the woodburner, set in a lovely inglenook with bread oven. Beach 20 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with flagstone floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over roll-top bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Ground source heat pump central heating (underfloor in bathroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. 40" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 2 steps in garden.

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  • Green Lane Farm Cottage

    Box, nr. Corsham

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    Ref: 26831

    Situated adjacent to the owner’s home, this detached holiday cottage has use of a large lawned garden with far reaching countryside views. In a peaceful hamlet with excellent walking from the doorstep and only a mile from the local amenities of the village of Box, this is an excellent base from which to visit the city of Bath, 5 miles, where The Royal Crescent, The Circus, and Pulteney Bridge are among the finest architectural treasures in the world, the Roman Baths and the modern Thermae Bath Spa are not to be missed. There are several NT properties in the area to visit including Stourhead, Dyrham, Longleat and Iford. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: Galleried double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of owner’s washing machine and freezer. Lawned garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in garden, 20 yards.

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