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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.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Situated adjacent to the owner’s home, this detached holiday cottage has use of a large lawned garden with far reaching countryside views. In a peaceful hamlet with excellent walking from the doorstep and only a mile from the local amenities of the village of Box, this is an excellent base from which to visit the city of Bath, 5 miles, where The Royal Crescent, The Circus, and Pulteney Bridge are among the finest architectural treasures in the world, the Roman Baths and the modern Thermae Bath Spa are not to be missed. There are several NT properties in the area to visit including Stourhead, Dyrham, Longleat and Iford. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: Galleried double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of owner’s washing machine. Lawned garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Pond in garden, 20 yards.

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£218-£499
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
The Stables Ref: EWS

This holiday cottage, furnished to a high standard sits elevated on a hill facing south. Near to the owners’ home, it enjoys views overlooking country and villages to the east of Bath. Close by are NT Dyrham and Lacock or visit Castle Combe, Badminton, Longleat, Stourhead, the Cotswolds and Bristol. Use of a private tennis court is available. Shop and pub 1/2 mile.

Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen area with Aga (for cooking). Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite wet room with bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with patio door to interior Juliet balcony overlooking living room. Shower room with toilet. Sloping ceilings throughout first floor.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel available at cost
  • Electricity, full gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair (on request)
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Use of tennis court by arrangement
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 20 steps to property.

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£488-£1010
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Forty-Six Ref: 25542

This lovingly refurbished, stylish terraced holiday cottage enjoys a peaceful location in Bath, ideally situated to explore the city and surrounding area. Bath has some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge. Next to the magnificent abbey are the Roman Baths, museums and galleries. Festivals, theatres, shops, cafes and restaurants. Thermae Bath Spa gives visitors the chance to bathe in Bath’s thermal spring waters. Bath University may be reached by car or regular buses. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 double (5ft) bedrooms.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freesat TVs. DVDs and small library. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed gardens and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£263-£768
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

These attractive holiday cottages have been carefully renovated from former barns, and have kept many of their original features including exposed stonework. They enjoy a perfect location on the banks of the River Avon, and on the edge of the picturesque village of Bathampton, which is 2 miles from the centre of Bath. The Kennet and Avon Canal also runs through the village, enabling walkers and cyclists to easily access Bath and beyond, enjoying the pubs and tea shops along the way. Boat trips can also be taken on the river and canal. Designated as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe, such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge. At the heart of the city next to Bath Abbey is the Roman Baths, which gives a fascinating look into the Roman bathing complex. There is a good variety of museums and galleries, including the American Museum and the Jane Austen Centre. Festivals, theatre and street entertainment bring life and excitement to this vibrant city, and the Thermae Bath Spa with rooftop pool is a popular attraction. Bath is also a celebrated shopping centre, with many unique and independent retailers, and the variety of restaurants, bars and cafes leave guests spoilt for choice. There are many parks and gardens to relax in, away from the bustle of the city, and guided open top bus tours take you out to the perimeter of the city to enjoy the glorious views of the stunning Georgian architecture. There are many National Trust properties to visit, including Prior Park, Dyrham Park, and further afield Westwood Manor, Iford, The Courts, Stourhead and Lacock Abbey. For keen walkers and cyclists there is a dedicated 13 mile traffic-free path from the edge of Bath to Bristol, the Bath Skyline, and also The Cotswolds Way national trail. Within easy reach are the family attractions of Longleat Safari Park, the famous Gorge and Caves at Cheddar, Wookey Hole paper mill and caves. The city of Bristol is worth a visit, with its revamped harbour area, SS Great Britain, Clifton Suspension Bridge, and the vast array of shopping malls and restaurants. Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, the city of Wells and the picturesque Cotswolds are within an hour’s drive. Fishing is also available and cycle hire by prior arrangement. Shops 1 mile and pub 500 yards.

Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Sitting room with TV. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor)
  • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally

  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Patio with furniture
  • Shared lawned garden
  • Ample parking
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: On the banks of the River Avon (fenced)

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£704-£2108
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Paddock Annexe Ref: 29707


This single storey holiday cottage adjoins the owners’ home and is located in a peaceful cul-de-sac with glorious views over the vale and village. There is a private seating area in the garden from which to enjoy these views. It is just a short stroll to some local shops, and under a mile to 2 wonderful pubs, one on the banks of the canal and one by a weir on the River Avon. Bathampton is a picturesque village and a delight for walkers – only 2 miles from the city of Bath, one can walk along the towpath or even catch a boat into the city. In addition there is a twice hourly bus service into the city from Bathampton. Bath is full of famous sights and attractions; the sweeping crescents and Georgian architecture, the Roman baths and modern thermal spa with rooftop pool, the Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, the diverse and unique shopping, and many museums, galleries and cafes. In winter a visit to the Christmas market is a must. Within an hours drive you can visit the exciting and vibrant city of Bristol, Cheddar Gorge and caves, the small city of Wells, and Glastonbury Abbey and Tor. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£212-£601
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

These attractive holiday properties lie in the peaceful conservation village of Colerne, surrounded by rolling countryside. The Grade II* listed stable conversion (PFFH) is part of the only longhouse in Wiltshire and dating back to the 13th century, is the oldest house in the village. Beautifully refurbished to offer all modern conveniences, yet retains charm and character. Sympathetically converted, the detached, single-storey barn (PHHF) offers light and airy, contemporary accommodation. Colerne has a good selection of shops and pubs but only a short bus journey, 7 miles, will take you into Bath and Chippenham. Within easy reach of Bristol, Bradford-on-Avon and the much-filmed villages of Lacock and Castle Combe. Great area for walking. Shop 200 yards, family pub and restaurant 10 yards.

Living/dining room with vaulted ceiling, wood-burning stove and patio doors leading to own garden. Well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with patio doors leading to another garden. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Wooden floor and beams throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity and gas underfloor central heating included
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed lawned garden with two patios, decking and furniture within shared garden
  • Welcome pack
  • Ground floor facilities

  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
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£363-£938
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

The Royal Crescent Apartments are situated in the centre of one of Europe’s most splendid 18th-century architectural masterpieces – the Royal Crescent in Bath. Surround yourself in Georgian elegance by staying in one of Bath’s finest self-catering apartments. Only a ten-minute walk from Bath’s major attractions; a perfect holiday retreat from which to enjoy all that Bath has to offer. Next door lies the world renowned Royal Crescent Hotel, perfect for fine dining with an award-winning 3 Rosette restaurant - full complimentary use of their luxury spa during your stay. Bath and the surrounding area is brimming with things to see and do. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside a diverse collection of museums and attractions including the Roman Baths, Pump rooms, the abbey, Jane Austen Centre, No.1 Royal Crescent and Thermae Bath Spa. Bath offers irresistible shopping, with a fabulous selection of small independent shops and stylish boutiques alongside the familiar big name stores. The city centre is compact and easily walkable, with grand Georgian streets and small picturesque passageways to explore, and the Theatre Royal is one of the most beautiful in Britain. The magnificent gardens of Stourhead, Longleat House and Estate plus the prehistoric sites at Avebury and Stonehenge are all within easy reach. Everything you could possibly require will be provided prior to your stay, from lovely linens and towels to tea, coffee and homemade biscuits. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

Lift to second floor: Spacious living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only)/dining room. Compact kitchen. Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Microwave
  • Washing machine

  • Electricity, electric heaters, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Wi-fi.
  • Use of Royal Crescent Hotel garden next door
  • Parking (for 1 car, permit provided)
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£607-£1023
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

Set in 6 acres of grounds

This cluster of holiday cottages (refs 27747 & 27748) lies in the picturesque 6 acres of grounds of Hinton Grange, a former hotel now lived in by the owners. The Drake Studio (27747) is semi-detached whilst The Campbell Cottage (27748) is terraced. Both have accommodation on ground floor level. They lie just off the M4, yet are surrounded by open fields and countryside, and being on the Cotswolds Way footpath, are ideal for walkers and cyclists. Virtually next door is the 17th-century Dyrham Park (NT), a grand baroque mansion with sweeping views towards Bristol, and also the venue for many concerts and summer events. Only 9 miles to the centre of Bath, with many famous attractions including Pulteney Bridge, the abbey, Roman Baths, Aquae Sulis Spa and the sweeping Georgian crescents. Bath is a lively, year-round destination, with museums, galleries, cultural events and unique shopping. Further afield is the start of the Cotswolds and within a short drive are the historic cities of Bristol, Wells and Salisbury. The coastal resorts of Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Burnham-on-Sea are within an hour’s drive. Shop 1/2 mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft, one zip and link), both with patio doors and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Use of owner’s washing machine. Table top freezer. Small enclosed garden. Pets free of charge.

Both properties: Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 6-acre grounds. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Pond in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£282-£821
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Windsmoor View Ref: 25513

This spacious single-storey annexe enjoys breathtaking views over rolling countryside, in a peaceful hamlet outside the city of Bath. Patio doors lead out to a private, fully enclosed decking area, an ideal spot to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Bath is full of famous sights and attractions, including the magnificent sweeping Georgian terraces, Pulteney Bridge, the Roman Spa, the Abbey, and its diverse collection of unique shops, cafes and museums. Walk and cycle along the River Avon, or the Kennet and Avon Canal. Or visit Bradford on Avon, Lacock and Castle Combe. Shops, pub and restaurant 1½ mile.

5 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: 2 steps to living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included, October-March). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Enclosed raised patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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NOW
£180-£520
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

These attractive holiday properties lie in the peaceful conservation village of Colerne, surrounded by rolling countryside. The Grade II* listed stable conversion (PFFH) is part of the only longhouse in Wiltshire and dating back to the 13th century, is the oldest house in the village. Beautifully refurbished to offer all modern conveniences, yet retains charm and character. Sympathetically converted, the detached, single-storey barn (PHHF) offers light and airy, contemporary accommodation. Colerne has a good selection of shops and pubs but only a short bus journey, 7 miles, will take you into Bath and Chippenham. Within easy reach of Bristol, Bradford-on-Avon and the much-filmed villages of Lacock and Castle Combe. Great area for walking. Shop 200 yards, family pub and restaurant 10 yards.

Large, open-plan living/dining room with sofa bed, triple aspect windows and kitchen area. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Wooden stairs to first floor: Gallery double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Wooden floor and beams throughout.

  • Electricity and full gas central heating included
  • Combi microwave/grill
  • Small, enclosed, lawned garden with furniture

  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£318-£786
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
William Cottage Ref: 29213

This semi-detached, quintessentially English country holiday cottage is full of character and charm, with beams and an inglenook fireplace. It lies in the heart of Colerne, a picturesque, historical country village with architecture dating from the 16th Century. Perched beside the Bybrook Valley, an area of conservation due to its outstanding natural beauty, the village sits on the edge of the Cotswolds and Bath. Just outside Colerne are the Three Shire Stones, famously marking the point where Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire meet. A rural retreat but situated very close to the Georgian City of Bath, which is 6 miles east. Bath is designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site, and the only complete city in the UK afforded World Heritage Status. Bath is also famous for its Roman Baths and spa. Stonehenge, Lacock (where BBC’s Cranford series was filmed), Corsham, Castle Combe and Bradford-on-Avon are amongst the many places of interest nearby. National Trust properties Dyrham Park and house, Prior Park overlooking Bath and Lacock Abbey are a short drive and beautiful Stourhead and Tyntesfield are an hours drive. An ideal base for country walking. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with sofa bed and beams. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with summerhouse, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. Pet free of charge - to be kept on a lead. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£237-£838
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Honeymead Cottage Ref: 19838

Set within an acre of grounds in the Golden Valley with open views over the countryside, this lovely south-facing former miner’s cottage is of a very good standard and offers a peaceful holiday retreat. An ideal base for exploring the surrounding area, only 5 miles from the World Heritage city of Bath. Visit the cathedral city of Wells, Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Longleat House and Safari Park. NT properties nearby include Stourhead House and Gardens, Montacute House, Dyrham Park. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Tiled floor throughout. First floor: 1 double bedroom with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Garden with patio area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. No children.

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£219-£461
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