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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
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.

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£282-£821
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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
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Stone Crop Ref: EXM

This spacious detached Victorian cottage has been immaculately renovated and retains many of its original characteristics. The large open fireplace in the living room is a focal point and the calming white décor throughout gives this charming cottage a fresh, bright Scandinavian feel. The award-winning garden remains true to its Victorian heritage, and includes a separate orchard. This is a peaceful location along a quiet lane, just one mile from Colerne; a picturesque historical country village beside the Bybrook Valley and an area of conservation due to its outstanding natural beauty. It is set on the edge of the Cotswolds and Bath with architecture dating from the 16th century. The house enjoys far reaching views over the beautiful Box Valley and Lucknham Park with its state of the art luxury spa is just a 5-minute stroll away. 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 the Roman Baths and the spa. Stonehenge, Lacock (where BBC’s Cranford series was filmed), Corsham, Castle Combe and many historical villages in the Wiltshire countryside are accessible by car. National Trust properties Dyrham Park, Prior Park overlooking Bath, and Lacock Abbey are a short drive and beautiful Stourhead and Tyntesfield are an hour’s drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Spacious living room with open fire. Spacious kitchen with dining area. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms; each with 5ft bed, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Further double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire - no fuel provided
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, lawned garden with patio and bench
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£404-£1182
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Weston Lodge Ref: 24510

This spacious ground floor holiday apartment is one of five located in a grand Georgian house standing in its own grounds on the Cotswold Way on the edge of Bath. With local shops and amenities a few minutes walk away, it provides an ideal, peaceful base from which to explore the cosmopolitan city of Bath. Attractions include the Roman spa baths, the abbey and the award winning Thermae Spa with rooftop outdoor swimming pool. Shops and pubs ½ mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Large shared grounds. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children under 6 years. NB: Stream in grounds.

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£310-£865
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
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.

Living room with wood-burning stove/dining room/kitchen. Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity and environmentally friendly air to water underfloor central heating included
  • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
  • Laundry room with washing machine

  • 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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£303-£553
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

This ’upside down’ detached holiday cottage has been designed to make the most of the lovely far reaching views across the fields and countryside. It enjoys a very peaceful location on the edge of the village of Colerne, yet just 6 miles from Bath with architecture dating from the 18th-century. Just outside Colerne are the Three Shire Stones, famously marking the point where Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire meet. Stonehenge, Lacock, Corsham, Castle Combe and many historical villages in the Wiltshire countryside are accessible by car. NT properties Dyrham Park and house, Prior Park, overlooking Bath are a short drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors and sloping ceilings.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Large, decked balcony and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£305-£922
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Eastwood Lodge Ref: EOF

This lovely detached, 18th-century holiday cottage sits overlooking the Georgian Heritage city of Bath, with stunning and far-reaching views across the city skyline, and further superb views from its rooftop terrace. Formerly a gardener’s lodge, it has been carefully restored to provide a comfortable and well-equipped base for exploring the delights of Bath, which include the abbey, pump rooms, the Crescent and many excellent shops and restaurants. Good walking from the door, with NT Prior Park and Dyrham Park close by, as well as other places of interest such as Longleat, Cheddar Gorge, Wells Cathedral and Glastonbury Tor. Shops ½ mile.

Living room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire. Dining room/sun room with tiled floor. Modern kitchen. Utility area with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

  • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Roof terrace with furniture
  • Garden with furniture
  • Parking (for 1 car),
    200 yards (via field path)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Pond in garden and steps up to
    field path

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£397-£753
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

This spectacular accommodation was constructed in 1821 as the brewing hall of a former brewery supplying around 14 pubs in Freshford, of which only one remains today. The Brewery ceased production in the 1890s and tragically fell into disrepair for the next 60 years. It then had a diverse range of uses in the 20th century from a paper store to an air raid shelter for the local school during WWII. In the 1970s Jeremy Fry, of Fry’s Turkish Delight fame, came to the rescue and converted it into a private home. Princess Margaret was a good friend of Jeremy Fry and visited the brewery regularly, bringing with her a highly visible police presence, as well as tending the gardens – she even left impressions from her high heels on the leather floor! During this time The Vaults was used as a wheelchair factory business established by Jeremy Fry and his good friend Lord Snowdon. It has since been transformed into a unique listed property providing spacious holiday accommodation for up to 4 guests. There is a sleeping area at each end of the huge living space and original features, such as the magnificent stone barrel-vaulted ceiling and natural stone walls have been retained, yet it exudes a modern ambience and is beautifully furnished throughout.
Its glorious architecture, central village location and added luxury of a 5ft four-poster bed make this property one not to be missed. Freshford village lies in the heart of a conservation area in an AONB and is within walking distance of the medieval church and village pub, which hosts events throughout the year. Boasting some fascinating Georgian architecture as well as beautiful canal and riverside walks, Freshford makes a perfect base for your holiday in Somerset. The railway station in the village serves Bradford-on-Avon as well as other towns and villages including the Georgian World Heritage city of Bath just 6 miles away. Bath will keep you busy all day with its grand cathedral, Roman Baths and Pump Rooms, shops and museums; or why not relax and pamper yourself at the Thermae Spa? Golf and horse riding can also be found locally. Village shop ¼ mile.

Spacious living/dining room with vaulted ceiling. Modern fitted kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. 6 steps up to bedroom area with 5ft four-poster bed. Galleried twin bedroom.

  • Full gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot by arrangement
  • Two TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • No garden
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£320-£795
Shortlist
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.

WAS
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£488-£1010
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.

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£237-£838
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Rose Cottage Ref: PHHJ

Rose Cottage is a delightful and tastefully restored Grade II listed holiday cottage with many original features, including a large stone fireplace in the living room and beamed ceilings throughout. One of a pair, the cottage is located in the village of Cold Ashton, in a conservation AONB, directly on the 104-mile Cotswold Way. Only 5 miles from Bath and less than a 30-minute drive from Bristol. Dyrham Park (NT), Badminton Horse Trials and Westonbirt Arboretum are nearby. Shop ¼ mile, pub 2 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove in large stone fireplace. Two steps up to sitting/dining room with single sofa bed (alternative sleeping only) and patio doors. Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with exposed brickwork. Shower room with large shower cubicle and toilet. Beamed throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Enclosed courtyard, patio, furniture
  • Parking (for 1 car); additional roadside parking
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Two steps in courtyard

WAS
NOW
£319-£788
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, then stairs to third floor: Large living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Large dining room/kitchen. Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower, shower attachment and toilet.

  • Combi microwave/oven/grill
  • Laundry facilities available with hotel next door at cost
  • Dishwasher

  • 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
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£607-£1023
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