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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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£0-£0
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
The Linhay Ref: 12113

Spectacular countryside

The detached holiday cottage is situated on the very edge of the beautiful Exmoor National Park with direct access to woodland, moorland and coastal paths. Enjoy breathtaking walks and bird watching from the door and discover the flora and fauna of this spectacular countryside where red deer and other wildlife can regularly be seen. Only 10 minutes’ walk for the shops and a selection of varied pubs in the town centre. The newly developed seafront and sandy beach is only 15 minutes away. Shop and pub ½ mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating and electricity included (£35per week October-March). Bed linen included. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Microwave. Patio area and furniture. Ample parking.

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£249-£578
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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/dining room/kitchen/bedroom area with double bed. Shower room with toilet.

Electric central heating, 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
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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
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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
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Bridge Cottage Ref: EML

Set in the thriving small marina port of Watchet, just a stone’s throw away from local pubs, shops and restaurants, this delightful character cottage provides an ideal coastal retreat for couples. It has its own furnished balcony overlooking the river, from which to sip wine and relax to the sound of lapping water. A host of attractions lie close at hand, including the West Somerset Steam Railway, Dunster village and castle (NT), sandy beaches at Blue Anchor and Minehead, sea fishing as well as superb walking and riding within the Exmoor National Park and amid the Quantock Hills. Golf can also be found locally. Shops 100 yards, pub 500 yards.

Cosy beamed living/dining room with wood-burner style electric fire and bay window overlooking river. Compact fitted kitchen. Wet room with toilet. Steep, open-sided stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with wash basin and vanity unit.

  • Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Roadside parking (subject to availability); public car park 20 yards (pay & display)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children
  • NB: Water frontage

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£260-£587
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Aller Cottage Ref: 28796

This semi-detached holiday cottage is on the edge of the popular coastal village of Porlock. From the cottage you can walk to the beach, less than a mile away. Minehead is a short distance with a wider range of amenities and access to the West Somerset Railway. Nearby are the Victorian towns of Lynton and Lynmouth and the medieval village of Dunster with its castle (NT), historic buildings and deer park. Ideal location to explore Exmoor, with the famous Tarr Stepps and the dramatic coast. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

5 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Air source heat pump central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Private parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking.

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£245-£932
Shortlist
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
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
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

These two holiday apartments (refs 29565 and 29566) are adjacent to the owner’s house and located in the coastal village of Blue Anchor. Well-appointed and presented, the apartments are ideal for those looking for a comfortable haven whilst exploring this delightful area of Somerset. The apartments benefit from a shared garden and hot tub with views over the Bristol Channel and the renowned West Somerset Railway. The properties are located a short walk from Blue Anchor Beach, the sandy part is tidal, and the Blue Anchor Station for the steam railway. There are also local shops, pub and restaurants within walking distance. Further beaches can be found at Dunster and Porlock. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on Exmoor. Visit the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Enjoy a walk and an ice cream on the promenade at Minehead, which also has a good array of shops. The West Somerset Railway is worth a visit for those with an interest in steam engines. Dunster Castle (NT) with its beautiful terraced gardens, deer park and mill, or Porlock Weir make for an interesting day out. Beach 200 yards, cafe 400 yards and swimming pool 500 yards. Shop 500 yards, pubs and restaurant ½ mile.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft), one with additional bunk (for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric heaters included.

Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (honesty box). Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with furniture. Shared landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (1 car). Shared hot tub (10am-10pm, April-October). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds.

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£225-£703
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
3
Bank End Cottage Ref: 25272

This well presented detached holiday bungalow is located on the edge of Minehead at the foot slopes of Exmoor. The property is ideal for exploring Exmoor but has all the amenities of Minehead within easy reach. You can get up on the moor within a minutes drive or a short walk. There is plenty to see and do including the stunning coastline between Minehead and Combe Martin, the historic clapper bridge at Tarr Steps and the National Trust properties at Dunster. Other local attractions and activities include West Somerset Railway, horse riding and mountain biking. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/3 mile.

15 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating and gas included (£20per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 15 steps and enclosed pond in garden.

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£252-£891
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