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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 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

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£607-£1023
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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
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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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£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
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£318-£786
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
0
Pets
0

Situated adjacent to the owner’s listed farmhouse this 16th-century barn, with far reaching views over the countryside, has been converted to provide cosy holiday accommodation and an ideal base for exploring the area. Bath, 6 miles, offers shops, cafés, inns and many places of interest all in the magnificent surroundings of its Georgian and Roman Heritage. The abbey town of Lacock and Bradford-on-Avon are also nearby. There are many walks in the area, and the property is situated near the Macmillan Way. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double bed and beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Large shared garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Access is via steps and uneven surfaces.

WAS
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£180-£528
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
NOW
£488-£1010
Shortlist
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
Shortlist
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
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

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)

WAS
NOW
£303-£553
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

This pair of garden cottages are set in the grounds of the Jacobean Manor House - Thickwood House, dating back to the 1700’s. During the centuries it grew to become one of the most prosperous farms in the area, and its present owners maintain the stunning gardens and outbuildings in keeping with the house. The cottages were sympathetically converted from a Cotswold stone byre, and retain many traditional features. Cosy and comfortable, and with views over the magnificent garden and orchard, they provide a peaceful, countryside retreat and an excellent holiday base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and picturesque villages. Nearby Castle Combe is said to be the prettiest village in England, also famous for its motor racing circuit. Lacock is another picture postcard village, well loved by film-makers for its historical streets and buildings. Lacock Abbey was used in the Harry Potter films. This AONB enjoys easy access to the Cotswolds, Salisbury Plain and the Marlborough Downs offering stunning scenery for walking and cycling, and the Georgian Spa city of Bath is within half an hour’s drive. Shops and pub 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service available at cost. Large shared, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children under 12 years. NB: Deep water feature in grounds.

WAS
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£212-£499
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Ford Cottage Ref: 26581

This pretty, 16th-century, semi-detached holiday cottage is situated in Freshford, close to the River Frome. Full of historic charm and architectural features, the cottage provides an ideal base for visiting Bath and exploring the south west. Beautiful walks can be taken from the doorstep through the fields, along the riverside, or on the canal towpath, with many pubs and tea shops to tempt along the way. Within walking distance are the Italianate Peto Gardens of Iford Manor. The railway station in the village has frequent trains into Bath city centre, offering many sights and attractions. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. Steep stairs to first floor: Galleried area with double bed leading to 1 bunk bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. No TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Wi-fi.Telephone. On road parking (1 car). Cycle store. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£199-£578
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