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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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  • 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...

  • Winsford, near Minehead, Somerset
    Winsford, near Minehead, Somerset×

    The Mill Retreat

    Winsford, near Minehead, Somerset

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    Ref: 24823
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location
    Providing upside-down living in the heart of Exmoor on a busy working farm with fantastic walking opportunities on the doorstep.
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    This cosy refurbished stone built barn conversion is situated within the heart of Exmoor, just outside the pretty village of Winsford. The holiday cottage has views of the surrounding countryside including the Punchbowl, England’s most southerly glacial feature. Located on the 350-acre busy working Exmoor Hill Farm, there are some fantastic walking opportunities directly on your doorstep to enjoy. The cottage is an ideal base from which to explore the local area and attractions....

  • Upper Weare, near Axbridge, Somerset
    Upper Weare, near Axbridge, Somerset×

    Twin Barns

    Upper Weare, near Axbridge, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC727
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    For a romantic countryside hideaway this lovely cottage is hard to beat, with easy access to Glastonbury Tor and Cheddar Gorge.
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    This attractive cottage is attached to the owners’ barn conversion and is set in a secluded position. Close to the property you can enjoy fantastic views to the Mendips and Quantock Hills. This makes an excellent base for walkers and nature lovers alike. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you are surrounded by beautiful countryside, and on a clear day you can even see Cheddar Gorge. The views are breathtaking.
    The market town of Axbridge is only 2 miles...

  • Colerne, near Bath, Somerset
    Colerne, near Bath, Somerset×
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    Ref: 23934
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Retaining some original features, this period cottage offers comfort and stunning views over the magnificent garden and orchard.
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    This pair of garden cottages are set in the grounds of the Jacobean Manor House - Thickwood House, dating back to the 1700’s. During the centuries it grew to become one of the most prosperous farms in the area, and its present owners maintain the stunning gardens and outbuildings in keeping with the house. The cottages were sympathetically converted from a Cotswold stone byre, and retain many traditional features. Cosy and comfortable, and with views over the magnificent garden...

    Thickwood House Garden Cottages - Poachers Cottage
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  • Hewish, near Crewkerne, Somerset
    Hewish, near Crewkerne, Somerset×

    Lemmings at Last Lantern Cottage

    Hewish, near Crewkerne, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC1313
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This restored, 18th century mill cottage is ideal for a relaxing break away, set on the border between Somerset and Dorset.
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    Set in the stream bordered garden of the owner’s 18th century, country mill cottage, near the Somerset and Dorset border, this well presented, detached bungalow, offers a great location to get away from it all but also be near to many wonderful attractions in the area. Within an easy driving distance, Forde Abbey and Gardens, Montacute House and Barrington Court, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and the Classic Car Collection at the Haynes Motor Museum are all to be enjoyed. Perhaps...

  • Claverton, near Bath, Somerset
    Claverton, near Bath, Somerset×

    The Doll’s House

    Claverton, near Bath, Somerset

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    Ref: EXU
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Located one mile away from Bath, relax, unwind and explore this wonderful city, famous for its Roman baths and beautiful architecture.
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    This attractive holiday cottage is around 200 years old and has been sympathetically renovated to provide contemporary living without losing its cosy charm. It lies in the heart of Claverton, a very quiet, small, picturesque village only one mile from the city of Bath, yet worlds away in terms of peace and tranquillity. Just above the cottage is part of the famous Bath Skyline pathway, which offers a stunning six-mile marked pathway with extensive views over Bath and the...

  • Tarr Steps, near Exford, Somerset
    Tarr Steps, near Exford, Somerset×

    Liscombe Farm Cottages - Sycamore Cottage

    Tarr Steps, near Exford, Somerset

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    Ref: 30215
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This semi-detached property for two is the perfect retreat set in a rural location but with many attractions close by.
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    Situated in the heart of Exmoor, very close to the renowned and historic Tarr Step, the ancient clapper bridge that crosses the River Barle, these three holiday cottages at Liscombe Farm (refs 30214, 30215 & 30216), adjacent to the owners’ home, all have their own individual character. With plenty of space around each cottage, guest can enjoy the tranquillity this stunning area of Somerset has to offer. Being located on Exmoor, there is a huge amount of walks to be made...

    Liscombe Farm Cottages - Ash Cottage
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    Liscombe Farm Cottages - Oak Cottage
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  • Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset
    Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset×
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    Ref: 30027
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This holiday property is part of a complex, located in a sheltered, wooded valley overlooking the River Quarme.
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    Pretty stone cottages with a shared heated indoor swimming pool
    Set in a beautiful valley within the Exmoor National Park
    Five acres of gardens and grounds with BBQ area and picnic area and a shared all-weather tennis court
    Excellent walking, cycling and riding country
    Some cottages boast four-poster beds and woodburners
    Allocated parking for each cottage





    In a setting of stunning natural beauty in the Exmoor National Park, with...

    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Rose Cottage
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    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Orchard Cottage
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    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Garden Cottage
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    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Coachman’s Cottage
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    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Bracken Cottage
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    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Juniper
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  • East Brent, near Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset
    East Brent, near Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset×
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    Holly’s Barn

    Holly’s Barn

    East Brent, near Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC1205
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Enjoy a relaxing country break in this cosy cottage, with walking from the door and historic cities within easy reach.
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    This lovely detached property, in rural surroundings, is close to all the sights that Somerset has to offer. Holly’s Barn is a converted cow barn, situated in a great rural location and adjacent to the owner’s home. Converted to a good standard, this is a perfect base for country loving folk, who would love to be away from it all but also close to some wonderful sightseeing.
    Holly’s Barn is next to a public footpath which leads to the National Trust area of...

  • Shiplate, Bleadon, Somerset
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    Slade Barns -Little Wharf

    Shiplate, Bleadon, Somerset

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    Ref: W40909
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free
    This property is ideal for a couple who wish to explore the superb walking, wildlife and scenery of the Mendip Hills.
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    Excellent touring base for central SomersetExcellent touring base for central Somerset

    Semi-detached barn conversion for 2.

    In a rural location between the popular Victorian seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare and the famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves, are these semi-detached barns. Sunnyside features a galleried double bedroom and both properties are ideally situated to explore and enjoy the many family attractions on offer. There is superb walking, scenery and wildlife up on...

    Slade Barns - Sunnyside
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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...

  • Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset
    Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset×

    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Juniper

    Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset

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    Ref: 28060
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    With use of an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and games room, this cottage has everything you need to enjoy your stay.
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    Pretty stone cottages with a shared heated indoor swimming pool
    Set in a beautiful valley within the Exmoor National Park
    Five acres of gardens and grounds with BBQ area and picnic area and a shared all-weather tennis court
    Excellent walking, cycling and riding country
    Some cottages boast four-poster beds and woodburners
    Allocated parking for each cottage





    In a setting of stunning natural beauty in the Exmoor National Park, with...

    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Rose Cottage
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    3
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    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Orchard Cottage
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    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Garden Cottage
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    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Coachman’s Cottage
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    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Bracken Cottage
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