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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
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
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
The Grove Ref: 27782

Close to the beach

This spacious, well appointed, detached holiday property is only a few hundred yards from the beach at Burnham-on-Sea. Internally the house would suit an extended family or group of friends, and there is plenty of living space, including a wonderful garden room, that leads out into the large private garden. All of the amenities that Burnham-on-Sea has to offer are within easy walking distance, and for those who enjoy a game of tennis there is a tennis club located close to the house. Conveniently situated just minutes from the M5, it is an ideal touring base from which to explore the beautiful Somerset countryside and its famous attractions. There are further beaches at Brean and Weston-super-Mare which are within a 10-minute drive. Walking and cycling can be enjoyed in the Mendip Hills, The Quantocks and along the Somerset Levels. A visit to Cheddar Gorge, with its quaint town and amazing gorge and caves, is a must, as is the Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, and the magnificent cathedral at Wells. Further afield the cities of Bath and Bristol are within a 30-minute drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with patio doors and tiled floor. Garden room. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer (in garage). Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£1015-£1015
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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

This holiday cottage is well located with access to the beach and close to all amenities in the town centre. Burnham-on-Sea is excellent for a family holiday, it has 7 miles of sandy beach ideal for kite flying, sand yachting or just relaxing and making sandcastles. Joining the sand dunes up to Brean Down to the north, overlooking Bridgewater Bay and out to the Bristol Channel, it also has a long promenade with amusements, donkey rides and its own mini pier. Renowned for its many lighthouses dotted around the town and many fishing and boat trips that are available. During November, the area is renowned for its winter carnivals, with spectacular illuminated floats dazzling through the towns and villages. Visit the nature haven of Stert Island or the restored Napoleonic Fort, walk up Brent Knoll for the panoramic views of the Mendip and Quantock Hills, Glastonbury Tor and Cheddar Gorge. Nearby is the Victorian seaside resort of Weston-Super-Mare and Clevedon, the historic city of Wells, Cheddar the home of the world famous cheese, caves and gorge, and Wookey Hole Caves and papermill are worth a day out. Shop 100 yards, pub 1/2 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Second living room. Sun room. 2 separate toilets. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 double, one (6ft) with additonal single and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle with toilet, two (5ft) both with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with additional single, one four poster with additional single (with adjoining door to 6ft double). 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburners (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Gas range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. 3-acre lawned garden with summer house, decked area, patio and furniture. Barbecue. Outdoor swimming pool (available Easter-September). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£762-£1889
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