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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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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Pilgrim Corner Ref: EWQ

Quintessentially English. This is the only way to describe this beautiful, adjoining, thatched holiday cottage. The charm of the outside is again reflected in the well-appointed and beautifully presented interior. From the themed en-suite bedrooms to the enclosed private gardens complete with cedar wood hot tub, no corners have been cut to ensure guests have the best of everything during their stay. As well as good looks, the cottage’s convenient location means Minehead town centre is within walking distance whilst the dramatic coast and moorland countryside is all a short drive away. There is a station within walking distance so guests can enjoy the steam trains of the West Somerset railway. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on the moors, and many places to visit to make a memorable holiday. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Looking towards Minehead there is the promenade to enjoy a walk and an ice cream, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. A visit to the enchanting, medieval Dunster Castle (NT), with its beautiful terraced gardens, deer park and mill will make for an interesting day out. Porlock and Porlock Weir hold plenty of charm and interest to those who visit the area. Shop and pub 500 yards.

Spacious, beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with tiled floor. Spacious, well-equipped, beamed kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. Utility. Twin bedroom with
en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, two with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Wood burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • Blu-ray player
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • W-fi
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars); additional roadside parking
  • Private hot tub with changing facilities
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 7 steps and pond in garden

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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Mendipside Ref: EWT

This spacious Victorian house has an abundance of character with original fireplaces throughout, and sumptuous furnishings. Adjoining another property and being set over two storeys, there is plenty of room for the larger group to spread out and enjoy privacy; on the first floor a lockable door leads into the master bedroom with sitting area and balcony. The kitchen/dining area is ideal for entertaining, leading through to a separate extra conservatory-style dining room.
Outside, there are several seating areas from which to enjoy the surroundings and view.
Centrally located in the charming village of Draycott, there are many attractions to visit in the immediate vicinity, including Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wells Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace, Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, and Wookey Hole Caves. For keen walkers and cyclists the Strawberry Line is nearby, a disused railway line converted to a network of paths running from Clevedon to Cranmore, the Mendips and the Quantocks, and the nearby Chew Valley and Blagden Lakes for nature watching and fishing. The cities of Bath and Bristol are within an hour’s drive, as are the coastal resorts and sandy beaches of Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon, and Burnham-on-Sea. Shop 1/2 mile, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Large living room with open fire. Large conservatory-style dining room with patio doors leading to decking area. Spacious kitchen with second dining area. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and TV. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV, en-suite bathroom with bath, shower attachment, separate shower cubicle with toilet, and French doors leading to balcony and decking area. Further double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet, and lockable adjoining door to double bedroom which can be opened to create a family room. (Both rooms have their independent access).

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Five Freeview TVs
  • Gas/electric range
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Two freezers
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden
  • Patio with terrace and furniture
  • Balcony
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 8 steps from driveway to garden. Small water feature in garden.

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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

Situated in South Somerset, 8 miles from Glastonbury, these two attractive, detached, converted barns, set in 20 acres of the owner’s grounds, provide holiday accommodation that is ideally placed to explore this delightful county. The main barn (ERW), with character oak features and flagstone floor in the hallway, is excellent accommodation for 6, or the smaller, yet spacious barn for 2 (EWD), with gallieried bedroom, is also equipped to a high standard. Little Bushes and Copse Cottage can be booked on their own or together. Enjoy the Georgian Heritage city of Bath, explore Glastonbury Tor, Stourhead House and Gardens, the famous Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast with its scenic coastal walks, fishing, boating and fossil hunting. Nearby are Yeovilton Fleet Air Army Museum, Haynes Motor Museum and many historic houses, including Montacute or Tintinhull. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite wet room/bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with zip & link beds. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Beamed living room with wood-burning stove and oak floor. Beamed kitchen/dining room with oak floor.

  • Full oil central heating included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Small courtyard with furniture
  • Parking (for 3 cars)

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD/iPod
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • 20 acres of natural unspoilt woodland grounds shared with owner
  • Barbecue
  • Secure cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Stabling and turn out for four horses
  • Friday to Friday

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