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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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Westcroft Lodge Ref: W42821

This timber clad holiday lodge is situated in the grounds of the owner’s home, and next to a small plant nursery, just on the edge of the seaside resort of Burnham-on-Sea. The sands stretch 7 miles from here, through Berrow and Brean, stopping at the NT headland of Brean Down, one of the most dramatic landmarks of the Somerset coastline, offering walking opportunities. From the top of the headland there are views over the Bristol Channel, to the islands of Steep Holm and Flat Holm, Weston-super-Mare across to the Welsh coast. With close access to the M5, there are many attractions to visit within an hour’s drive. These include the cities of Bristol and Bath, the north Devon coastline, Exmoor, and the Quantock and Mendip Hills. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Enclosed, fenced lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£208-£424
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Brae View Cottage Ref: 26347

This single storey detached holiday cottage enjoys an elevated location backing on to the long beach at Brean, sea views can be fully appreciated inside and outside the cottage. The beach stretches for 7 miles between Burnham-on-Sea and Brean, stopping at NT headland of Brean Down, which has views over the Bristol Channel. There are many family attractions in the area, including Brean Leisure Park and Animal Farm Adventure Park. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Gas central heating included (£30per week October-April). Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Gravelled, decked and patio garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome Pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 20 yards to sea. Steps in garden and private access to beach.

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£245-£982
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Summerlands Ref: 27663

Situated 5 minutes’ walk from the West Somerset Steam Railway station, beach, shops and restaurants, this traditional Minehead terraced cottage offers an ideal base for a seaside holiday. The start of the South West Coastal Path, promenade and harbour are 10 minutess’ walk as are footpaths to surrounding Exmoor. There are regular bus services to places such as Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth. A visit to the medieval Dunster Castle (NT) with its beautiful terraced gardens, deer park and mill make for an interesting day out. There are further beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen with tiled floor. Conservatory. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£212-£714
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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.

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£257-£780
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Lane End Ref: W43376


Lane End is a detached holiday bungalow with uninterrupted sea views overlooking the Bristol Channel towards the hills and mountains of south Wales. The bungalow is set in its own private gardens, a peaceful setting from which to enjoy the spectacular sea scape sunsets. It provides an ideal base from which to explore the North Somerset coast including the towns of Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Portishead. For the keen walker Clevedon and Portishead can be reached via the coastal footpath, which is only a 2 minute walk away from the bungalow. Alternatively, inland attractions include Cheddar and Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and the great and historic cities of Bristol, Bath and Wells. Lane End is also in easy reach of the M5 and M4 motorways, which means south Wales, Cardiff, Newport and the historic border town of Chepstow, the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley are all less than an hour’s drive away. Please note the allocated parking space is a few minutes walk away from the property, via a steep uneven path. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

3 steps to property. All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (2ft 6in). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Steps in garden. Steep path from parking area.

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£200-£605
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.

WAS
NOW
£231-£855
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).

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£175-£486
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

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Riverside Ref: EOL

This delightful Grade II listed cottage lies at the heart of Watchet, within a few hundred yards of the marina and steam railway, and provides very well presented, characterful holiday accommodation overlooking the tidal Washford river. Adjoining the owner’s home, it is an ideal base for touring West Somerset with its wealth of attractions including Dunster Castle, the seaside resort of Minehead and Exmoor National Park – something for everyone to enjoy. Excellent walking and riding nearby. Shops, pubs, cafés and restaurant 100 yards.

Beamed living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace, rug on wooden floor and French door to front porch. Dining room with wooden floor. Modern kitchen/dining room with wooden units and tiled floor. Separate toilet. Steep winder stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with window seat. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Some low doorways. Wooden floors throughout first floor.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV/DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer by arrangement
  • Dishwasher
  • Gravelled walled garden/terrace and furniture
  • Rear courtyard
  • Public car park 50 yards (permit provided)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children under 5 yrs
  • NB: Garden overlooks a river

WAS
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£237-£727
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Harbour Top Ref: W41720

Lovely sea views

Nestling in the heart of the historic port of Watchet is this smart top floor apartment with views over the harbour, town and sea, and between Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Enjoy the marina, museum and Tropiquaria, go to sea for a day’s fishing, or take a nostalgic trip on the West Somerset Steam Railway which has a station in Watchet. The beach at Blue Anchor is a fine place for swimming, angling and walking, or just relaxing, and a few miles along the coast Minehead is a popular family resort with many fun attractions; Minehead’s Somerwest World and Dunster’s medieval castle, Deer Park and much more. Shops, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

All on second floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. CD/DVD and small library. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garage (1 car). No smoking.

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£0-£0
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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
4
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Dove Cottage Ref: 27023

Dove Cottage is located on the outskirts of Minehead. The terraced holiday cottage forms part of a range of barn conversions called The Hopcott. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on the moors. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Visit Minehead and enjoy a walk along the promenade or an ice cream, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. A visit to enchanting Dunster Castle (NT) with its beautiful terraced gardens, Deer Park and mill will make for an interesting day out. Beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shop 440 yards, pub and restaurant 760 yards.

Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams.

Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Payphone. Shared landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking, 43 yards (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£200-£632
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