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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×

    Stable View

    Timberscombe, near Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: W41824
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Ideal for a couple who love the outdoors, explore the abundance of paths, bridleways and open fields from this holiday cottage.
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    Stable View is situated on a working farm, adjacent to the owner’s home, between the villages of Wheddon Cross and Timbercombe. Located on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, this area offers a haven away from the fast pace of everyday life. Within easy access to the coast and Exmoor as well as many other local attractions including Dunster Castle (NT) and Porlock Weir. From the cottage, there is an abundance of paths, bridleways and open fields to explore during your...

  • Middlecombe, Minehead, Somerset
    Middlecombe, Minehead, Somerset×

    Middlecombe Holiday Apartments - The Studio

    Middlecombe, Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: 26752
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    Close to Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway.
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    These well-appointed holiday apartments are located just outside Minehead, a great base for exploring this beautiful part of the British Isles. The apartments are furnished to a very good standard, complemented by comfortable bedrooms and sitting-out areas where guests can benefit from the surrounds of the owners’ garden. Shops and pubs are within walking distance, or a short drive will take you to the heart of Minehead, where the promenade can be enjoyed by all. Enjoy superb...

  • Holford, near Bridgwater, Somerset
    Holford, near Bridgwater, Somerset×

    Sweet Briar Cottage

    Holford, near Bridgwater, Somerset

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    Ref: 30942
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Woodburning Stove
    This holiday property is located on the edge of the Quantocks, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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    Sweet Briar Cottage is situated in the small Village of Holford, a lovely picturesque village on the edge of the Quantocks, about 14 miles from Bridgwater. This semi-detached holiday cottage is in the perfect location for all year round breaks - having a woodburner in the living room makes it perfect for cosy evenings in. There are many walks from the cottage, and from the bridge, guests can see two streams converging, one of which has flowed from Holford Combe and the other...

  • Minehead, Somerset
    Minehead, Somerset×
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    Ref: 31041
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities
    Surrounded by 30 acres of grounds, this charming cottage offers direct access onto the Exmoor National Park, ideal for walkers.
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    Periton Park Court provides self catering accommodation with a semi-detached cottage (ref 31044) and cottage style apartments (refs 31041 and 31043) tastefully converted from the coach house and stables of a Victorian country house. The owners conveniently live on site and a detached cedar lodge (ref 31042) in a garden setting provides additional accommodation. In a totally secluded setting at the end of a third of a mile of private drive, with panoramic views of the sea and Quantock...

    Periton Park Court - Willow Lodge
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    Periton Park Court - Stables
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    Periton Park Court - Coach House
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  • Blagdon, near Cheddar, Somerset
    Blagdon, near Cheddar, Somerset×

    Mendip Barn

    Blagdon, near Cheddar, Somerset

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    Ref: W44069
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Mendip Barn lies in the heart of the Somerset countryside, surrounded by this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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    Situated down a single track, no-through lane and set amongst stunning countryside, this detached, renovated barn offers a completely relaxed, ‘get away from it all’ atmosphere. There are beautiful views towards Wales and the English Channel from the adjoining fields. The cosy interior is full of character, with exposed stone walls, high barn ceiling and beams. Less than 1 mile brings you to the village of Blagdon, which offers local amenities and pubs. Blagdon’s...

  • Waterrow, Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset
    Waterrow, Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset×

    Yeo Farm Cottages - The Old Stables

    Waterrow, Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset

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    Ref: ERE
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    There are so many outdoor activities surrounding this property that you will be spoiled for choice; it’s perfect for a peaceful break.
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    Yeo Farm is a small country estate nestling in the picturesque hamlet of Waterrow on the Somerset/ Devon border at the foot of the Brendon Hills. Walkers and dog owners are welcome at these adult only farm cottages and a dog welcome pack is provided! Comprising some 40 acres of woodland, pasture, ponds and the River Tone, the farm also has fishing rights for over half a mile, and a riverside walk has been made to enjoy the natural flora and fauna present in this area. The...

    Yeo Farm Cottages - Bramble Cottage
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    Yeo Farm Cottages - Honey Cottage
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  • Roadwater, Somerset
    Roadwater, Somerset×

    Grooms Lodge

    Roadwater, Somerset

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    Ref: EVA
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This five star thatched property is simply beautiful and has a romantic ambiance which is perfect for a couples retreat.
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    If you are looking for something a little special to celebrate an occasion or looking for that extra bit of comfort after long day walking or exploring then look no further than the cottages at Glasses Farm. Nestling in the pretty landscape within Exmoor National Park, Grooms Lodge (ref: EVA) and Stable Cottage (ref: EVB), have been converted form the original stables of an impressive 16th century thatched long house. Both these thatched cottages have been presented to a very...

    Stable Cottage
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  • Othery, near Glastonbury, Somerset
    Othery, near Glastonbury, Somerset×

    Thornhills Farm Cottage

    Othery, near Glastonbury, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC473
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities
    Full of walking and wildlife, this is the idyllic retreat for outdoor enthusiasts and is also ideal for those relaxing and romantic breaks with your loved one.
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    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...

  • Winscombe, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
    Winscombe, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset×
    Newly Listed
    Amelyah Cottage

    Amelyah Cottage

    Winscombe, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC1790
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Situated in the rolling hills of the Somerset countyside, Amelyah Cottage offers the perfect location for a romantic getaway for two.
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    Amelyah Cottage is a great base to explore the Somerset countryside. This self contained annexe, attached to the owner’s home, boasts fantastic views across the surrouding rolling hills. The property is set within the busy village of Winscombe, with its quaint little shops, cafés and restaurants. Winscombe is close to the market town of Axbridge and the famous village of Cheddar, with its magnificent gorge and caves. Also close by is the city of Wells, with its cathedral...

  • Wookey, near Wells, Somerset
    Wookey, near Wells, Somerset×

    Burcott Cottages - Old Orchard

    Wookey, near Wells, Somerset

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    Ref: 19942
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Ideally located between the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills, this cottage offers great opportunities for nature lovers.
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    Situated within the grounds of the owner’s public house and restaurant, formerly a stable block, these single-storey cottages have been refurbished to a good standard and offer well-presented holiday accommodation. Located between the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills, they are ideally situated for walking, cycling and lovers of nature, yet are just 1 mile from historic Wells with its beautiful cathedral and the world famous Wookey Hole caves. Within easy reach are the Cheddar...

    Burcott Cottages - Mendip View
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  • Shipham, near Winscombe, Somerset
    Shipham, near Winscombe, Somerset×

    The Cowshed

    Shipham, near Winscombe, Somerset

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    Ref: 30494
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities
    Offering a peaceful retreat for couples, this single-storey property is located close to wonderful attractions and surrounded by countryside.
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    This detached single-storey holiday property lies adjacent to the owners’ home at the end of a no through road surrounded by countryside. It offers a peaceful retreat and excellent base from which to explore the area. The West Mendip Way is fantastic for keen walkers with access from the doorstep. Local amenities are 10 minutes’ walk in the village of Shipham. Winscombe, with its larger variety of shops, is 3 miles. There are many attractions in the area to visit...

  • Blagdon, near Cheddar, Somerset
    Blagdon, near Cheddar, Somerset×

    The Nest

    Blagdon, near Cheddar, Somerset

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    Ref: 30133
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Spot wildlife around Chew Valley Lake, or visit Cheddar with its gorge and caves or the city of Wells.
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    This attractive, detached, single-storey barn conversion, adjacent to the owners’ home, is located in the village of Blagdon and enjoys stunning views over Blagdon Lake. The living room and bedroom both have patio doors facing out over the pretty garden and lake, and the patio area is the perfect spot from which to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and views. This holiday property is ideal for walkers, with footpaths leading from the village and around the lake, and the larger...

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