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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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Mulberry Cottage Ref: E3537

In a secluded coastal location on the edge of Exmoor, and within 1 mile of medieval Dunster, is this attractive former stone barn. Renovated to a very good standard and retaining original timbers, it adjoins the owner’s home in pretty gardens. Dunster’s attractions include its castle, August show, red deer safaris and early December candlelit shopping. Minehead, 1.5 miles, offers a beach, ancient harbour, steam railway, golf and cycle hire. Watchet, Porlock and Lynton are a short drive. Pub 0.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with sloping ceilings. Shower room with toilet. Beams throughout.

Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. DVD. CD. M/wave. Shared utility room with w/machine and t/dryer. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£257-£780
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
0
Pets
1

In the village of Porlock on Exmoor National Park and nestling between Porlock Hill and the sea, 1 mile, these converted ships mews, formerly stables, and detached dormer bungalow offer sea views of Porlock Bay and make an excellent holiday location to enjoy the natural wonders of Exmoor and the dramatic coastline in this region. 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 are well worth a visit, or looking towards Minehead, you can go back in time on the scenic West Somerset Steam Railway, or visit the enchanting medieval Dunster Castle (NT), with its beautiful terraced gardens, Deer Park and Mill making for an interesting day out. Nearer home you can wine and dine in the owner’s adjacent public house and restaurant, the 13th-century Ship Inn, or enjoy the fine selection of unusual shops in this pretty traditional village. There is also fishing, golf, horse riding and cycling all available, or further afield the resorts of Ilfracombe, Combe Martin and Woolacombe are well worth a visit. Shops 200 yards, pub/restaurant 100 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and sleeping area with double bed/dining room/kitchen, each with tiled floors. Shower room with toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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£152-£443
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Watchet Cottage Ref: 23896

Ideally located just minutes from the historic port of Watchet. The cottage offers 3 floors of comfortable and spacious holiday accommodation. Day trips can be taken from Watchet station on the nostalgic West Somerset Steam Railway. The nearby Quantock Hills and Exmoor offer excellent opportunities for walking and riding. The seaside resort of Minehead is a few miles further along the coast, with its sandy beaches and popular family attractions. Shops, restaurant and pub 1/2 mile.

Ground floor: 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with beams and sloping ceiling. 1 bunk bedroom. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Satellite TV (entertainment package). DVD and small library. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£231-£855
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Garden Flat Ref: W42845

This ground floor holiday apartment with its own lawned garden and seating area is located just back from the seafront in Clevedon. It’s a few minutes walk to the town centre to reach the sea, pebble beach, promenade, shops and amenities. This Victorian resort has traditional attractions such as the pier, bandstand, the oldest cinema in the UK, and the lakes, parks and coastal walks to explore. Bristol, with its museums, galleries, theatres, shopping malls and harbourside, is a mere 30 minutes away. Weston Super Mare and attractions such as Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge and Caves and the SS Great Britain are within easy reach. Shop 0.5 miles, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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£400-£400
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

Located a short distance from Watchets historic harbour, this semi-detached refurbished Victorian holiday cottage offers a comfortable haven from which to explore this interesting and varied part of the British Isles. Well equipped and finished to a good standard, with a private enclosed garden, the cottage is within easy walking of Watchet town centre, the railway station (West Somerset Steam Railway) and the amenities the town has to offer. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on Exmoor to places such as Tarr Steps and the village of Withypool. Shop and pub 500 yards, restaurant 400 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Tiled floors throughout. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking.

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£258-£643
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Close to harbour

Watchet is a traditional small harbour town on the Somerset Coast full of charm and character with many activities for holidaymakers to enjoy. The town has maritime history going back over two millennia. Today, visitors can enjoy the variety of quaint shops on offer and watch the boats in the marina. This traditional early 19th century semi-detached holiday cottage has beams, a quaint courtyard garden, and a large dining/sitting room. The Quantock Hills and Exmoor are both close by, offering superb walking country, whilst fly fishing is available close by. The West Somerset Steam Railway runs from Watchet Station for day trips, or visit Lundy Island on a steam boat during the summer months. Shop 0.5 miles, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beam. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, gas and bed linen included. Video. DVD. Gas Range cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (1 car).

WAS
NOW
£175-£486
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Set on a quiet country lane in beautiful walking country overlooking the Bristol Channel, Parsonage Farm is the perfect holiday location to ’get away from it all’. There has been a house here for almost a thousand years and that rich history is still evident in both properties. Reputedly, Coleridge wrote ’Kubla Khan’ in Culbone Parsonage, the main house. Parsonage Farm Stables (ref 15800) occupies what would once have been the hayloft floor of the adjoining barn, and Parsonage Otter Stables (ref 18192) has been attractively converted from the old stables. The holiday properties are ideally located as a base for walking, touring and riding on the crown of Exmoor. Places to visit include Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth, Watchet Marina and Dunster Castle (NT). The glorious West Somerset and North Devon Coast, Minehead, Exmoor and Lorna Doone Valley are all within easy reach. The highest ’Free House’ pub on Exmoor is just a mile or so away from the house. Picturesque Porlock Weir with its shingle beach is just 3 miles down the hill via a toll road, and local shops can be found in the sleepy village of Porlock. Refs 15800 and 18192 can be booked together to accommodate up to 7 guests.

Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Parking (1 car). Friday to Friday.

Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Gardens with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. No smoking. NB: Some areas of garden are steep, with natural streams and ponds.

WAS
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£201-£633
Shortlist
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

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3

Set in a spectacular location on the northern slopes of Exmoor National Park, a few hundred yards from the coast and with views of the Bristol Channel, Yenworthy Farm is situated in ‘Doone Country’, and actually appears in the novel itself. The gun which was supposedly used to repel the ‘Doones’ still hangs in the farmhouse to this day. This working farm once had its own mill and the old water wheel can still be seen. Two traditional barns in the courtyard of the farm have been sympathetically converted to offer a very high standard of accommodation throughout.
Yenworthy is ideal for walkers - a rugged pathway leads from the farm down to a secluded beach and there is direct access to one of the most scenic sections of the South West Coast Path. There are 13 miles of footpaths to explore on the farm itself and it even has its own historic monument - an old Roman Fort at Old Burrow. A haven for wildlife, it has four Sites of Special Scientific Interest and rare species of butterflies and trees. The nearest sandy beach is Lee Abbey (5 miles) and there are excellent surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton within easy driving distance. There are three pubs with restaurants within 3 miles and plenty of shops in Lynton and Lynmouth
(4 miles), Polock (7 miles), Minehead (13 miles) and Barnstaple (21 miles), which also has a popular covered market. River fishing and grazing for horses are available by arrangement. Shops 4 miles.

Spacious, beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and French door to garden. Spacious, modern, well-equipped, fitted kitchen with beams. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet including disabled facilities. Lower ground floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional set of bunk beds (for +2). Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower and toilet. Separate toilet with basin.

  • Blu-ray
  • CD
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Easy walking access

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV (satellite)
  • DVD
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Broadband
  • Payphone
  • 1200-acre shared, natural grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Stabling for horses and private fishing available by arrangement
  • Natural spring water supply
  • Pets free of charge
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£637-£1993
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3

Set in a spectacular location on the northern slopes of Exmoor National Park, a few hundred yards from the coast and with views of the Bristol Channel, Yenworthy Farm is situated in ‘Doone Country’, and actually appears in the novel itself. The gun which was supposedly used to repel the ‘Doones’ still hangs in the farmhouse to this day. This working farm once had its own mill and the old water wheel can still be seen. Two traditional barns in the courtyard of the farm have been sympathetically converted to offer a very high standard of accommodation throughout.
Yenworthy is ideal for walkers - a rugged pathway leads from the farm down to a secluded beach and there is direct access to one of the most scenic sections of the South West Coast Path. There are 13 miles of footpaths to explore on the farm itself and it even has its own historic monument - an old Roman Fort at Old Burrow. A haven for wildlife, it has four Sites of Special Scientific Interest and rare species of butterflies and trees. The nearest sandy beach is Lee Abbey (5 miles) and there are excellent surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton within easy driving distance. There are three pubs with restaurants within 3 miles and plenty of shops in Lynton and Lynmouth
(4 miles), Polock (7 miles), Minehead (13 miles) and Barnstaple (21 miles), which also has a popular covered market. River fishing and grazing for horses are available by arrangement. Shops 4 miles.

Spacious beamed living/dining room with well-equipped kitchen area, wood-burning stove, wooden floor and door to garden. Stairs to galleried sitting room with TV. Short flight of stairs to double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional bunk beds (for +2) and Velux windows. Twin bedroom with Velux windows. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Small enclosed garden with courtyard, patio and furniture
  • Unsuitable for the infirm

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV (satellite)
  • DVD
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Broadband
  • Payphone
  • 1200-acre shared, natural grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Stabling for horses and private fishing available by arrangement
  • Natural spring water supply
  • Pets free of charge
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£637-£1993
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

In the village of Porlock on Exmoor National Park and nestling between Porlock Hill and the sea, 1 mile, these converted ships mews, formerly stables, and detached dormer bungalow offer sea views of Porlock Bay and make an excellent holiday location to enjoy the natural wonders of Exmoor and the dramatic coastline in this region. 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 are well worth a visit, or looking towards Minehead, you can go back in time on the scenic West Somerset Steam Railway, or visit the enchanting medieval Dunster Castle (NT), with its beautiful terraced gardens, Deer Park and Mill making for an interesting day out. Nearer home you can wine and dine in the owner’s adjacent public house and restaurant, the 13th-century Ship Inn, or enjoy the fine selection of unusual shops in this pretty traditional village. There is also fishing, golf, horse riding and cycling all available, or further afield the resorts of Ilfracombe, Combe Martin and Woolacombe are well worth a visit. Shops 200 yards, pub/restaurant 100 yards.

Ground floor: Dining room with French doors/kitchen, both with tiled floor. 6 steps to 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Living room with wooden floor.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

WAS
NOW
£364-£1261
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Mallard Cottage Ref: ETD

On a quiet road just off the high street in the village of Porlock, this thatched cottage (steeped in history and built about 1650) is a perfect base from which to explore Exmoor National Park. It lies adjacent to another cottage where the owners sometimes reside. From the garden are views of Selworthy Beacon, or walk up onto heather-clad Exmoor from the garden and see ponies and wonderful views over the moor and Severn Estuary to Wales. Shops, pub and restaurants 250 yards.

Beamed living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. Dining room with limestone floor. Two steps up to kitchen. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: Two twin bedrooms (each can be double), one with beams. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, ‘Econ 7’ NSH included (October-March £20 per week)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • Video and DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Telephone – incoming/emergency calls only
  • Enclosed lawned garden, courtyard and furniture
  • Parking (for 1 car); additional roadside parking
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 7 steps and partially fenced river with bridge in garden

WAS
NOW
£308-£1016
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