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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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Thorn Cottage Ref: W2744

In one of the prettiest villages on Exmoor

This Grade II listed charming thatched cottage is situated in one of the prettiest villages on Exmoor. Full of character showing exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace and a winding staircase, it makes a delightful holiday home all year round. The cottage is located in an area renowned for its variety of footpaths and bridleways. Horse riding, fishing and boat trips are only a few of the facilities on offer. Why not explore the Exmoor countryside and historic villages, nearby Dunster Castle or simply relax on the Somerset beaches some 12 miles away. Shop 25 yards and pub with food 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Two steps up to separate toilet. Winding staircase to first floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet (access via one of the double bedrooms).

Woodburner in living room included. NSH and electricity included (£25per week October-April). Bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture.

WAS
NOW
£322-£756
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
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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
Ordway House Ref: 30352

This delightful and large, detached country house is situated in the peaceful and rural countryside of the Brendon Hills, a short distance from Minehead. Ordway House is ideal for an extended family or group to come and enjoy all this area has to offer. There is plenty of space in the house for all to enjoy. Outside there is a covered veranda where you can sit and relax whilst overlooking the large lawned garden which includes several sitting areas, furniture, garden games, well stocked borders and wild areas. The house also benefits from an outside kennel area with a dog run. The village of Roadwater is a short drive or a pleasant walk away and offers a well-stocked local shop and a pub serving food. There are some very nice walks direct from the house into the surrounding countryside to be enjoyed during your stay. The local area offers plenty to see and do. 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. Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade to enjoy a nice walk and an ice cream, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. The West Somerset Railway is worth a visit for those with an interest in steam engines. Dunster Castle (NT) and village, with its beautiful terraced gardens and the deer park both make interesting days out, as well as Porlock and Porlock Weir. There are many beaches including at Minehead, Dunster and Blue Anchor for all to enjoy. Beach 4 miles. Shop 1½ miles and pub 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Snug. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double (one 5ft), 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. Attic games room.

Open fire in living room and dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Three Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Games room with table tennis, small snooker table, darts and board games. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Steps and fenced pond in garden.

WAS
NOW
£841-£2136
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
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
The Boot Ref: 25978

This characteristic, 15th-century cottage with its thatched roof and unusual feature of terracotta tiled exterior make this a unique holiday destination. Although having all the old charm outside, internally the cottage has been finished to a very good standard and provides a comfortable and convenient interior. The semi-detached cottage is situated in the Exmoor town of Dulverton not far from the banks of the River Barle. So, whether you want to wander into the town centre, enjoy one of the local pubs and restaurants, or sit by the river and watch the world pass by, all this can be done without having to step foot in the car. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on Exmoor and many other places to visit to make a memorable holiday. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), valley of the rocks and the funicular cliff railway are close by. Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade to enjoy a relaxing walk and an ice cream, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. The West Somerset Railway is worth a visit for those with an interest in steam engines. Dunster Castle (NT) and village, with its beautiful terraced gardens, Deer Park and Mill will make for an interesting day out as well as Porlock Weir. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor for all to enjoy. Shop, pub and restaurant 10 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and slate floor. Dining room with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with antique bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Washer/dryer. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£337-£1132
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1


Situated in the heart of Exmoor, very close to the renowned and historic Tarr Step, the ancient clapper bridge that crosses the River Barle, these three holiday cottages at Liscombe Farm (refs 30214, 30215 & 30216), adjacent to the owners’ home, all have their own individual character. With plenty of space around each cottage, guest can enjoy the tranquillity this stunning area of Somerset has to offer. Being located on Exmoor, there is a huge amount of walks to be made without ever having to get in the car. Follow the River Barle up to the pretty village of Withypool or a short car journey away is Exmoor’s highest point at Dunkery Beacon. Dulverton is the nearest town and has a very good selection of shops, restaurants and other amenities. During your stay, there are plenty of places to visit and things to do. Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade to enjoy walking along with an ice cream, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. The West Somerset Railway is worth a visit for those with an interest in steam engines. Minehead is also the starting point of the South West Coastal Path which offers challenging yet very rewarding walks. Visit the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), valley of the rocks and famous cliff railway. Nearby Dunster, with its castle (NT) and village, Porlock and Porlock Wier and also Bossington and Selworthy, with its famous tea room, all make for an interesting day out. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor for all to enjoy. Stabling is available at the farm by prior arrangement with the owner. Shop and restaurant 5 miles, pub 500 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, (one 5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Economy 7 central heating included. Freezer. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 2 acres of landscaped grounds. Stabling available by arrangement. Natural water supply from spring. Pet free of charge - to be kept on a lead. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Pond in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£356-£805
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
West Lynch Ref: EJL

West Lynch, thatched and cosy, has been with the same family for three centuries and lies on the sunny side of the Porlock Valley. Inside, relaxation and comfort abound - it is beautifully furnished with lots of arts and crafts, many sitting areas, 50in and 32in TVs and with facilities such as Wii, games room and indoor pool table. Outside catering is available by an inspired professional chef by arrangement for that special occasion or treat. National Trust woodlands from the former Acland Estates are just beyond the house. These lead to the open moors - with large herds of red deer, Exmoor ponies, the buzzards on the wing and foxes in thir lairs - and dramatic headland of Hurlstone, looking west down to Devon and north to the Welsh coast. Also within walking distance are the romantic villages of Bossington, Selworthy, Allerford and bustling Porlock for year-round needs, as well as Minehead’s farmers’ market. There is surfing at Lynmouth or beyond to Croyde and Woolacombe, and golf at Minehead or the fine course at Saunton for a true test. Horse riding is available for all abilities and entertainment for both children and adults at Lynch Farm and Tropicaria further on. There are also glorious walks, of course, to hidden treasures such as Culbone Church, Butlins at Minehead or Dunster Castle if activities such as outdoor meals, table tennis, croquet and messing about with balls at West Lynch does not suffice. Local beaches are a short drive away, but Bossington beach is within walking distance, with its amazing pebble ridge. Enjoy a stay in this special corner of Exmoor. Shops approximately 1 mile away in Porlock. Nearest shop ½ mile.

Elegant entrance hall. Modern sitting-room with open wood fire. Second sitting-room with additional TV. Attractive, beamed dining room with open wood fire. Arch to well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with Aga, electric cooker and breakfast area. Games room with pool table and darts. Separate toilet. Utility. First floor: Master double bedroom with 5ft antique iron bed and wash basin. Spacious double bedroom with Tudor oak bed and wash basin. Elegant double bedroom with impressive 4ft antique oak bed. Two very pretty twin bedrooms, one with sea views. Twin bedroom with Victorian iron bed and sea views. Spacious bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room. Further bathroom. Separate toilet.

  • Open fires - initial basket of wood included, thereafter £3 per basket
  • Full oil central heating by flow meter reading
  • Electricity and bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two satellite TVs
  • Wii
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden
  • Walled garden with furniture (across private road)
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Croquet
  • Games room with pool table and darts
  • Ping pong (in walled garden)
  • Catering available by arrangement with owner
  • Ultraviolet treated natural spring water supply
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£1103-£2613
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Royal Oak Farm Ref: EWR

Royal Oak Farm is a detached, thatched holiday cottage full of character, situated in the heart of Winsford, one of Exmoor’s prettiest villages. Some of the original parts of the cottage date back to the 14th century. There is generous living space and a large enclosed garden to enjoy. Winsford is located in the heart of Exmoor National Park. There is an inviting pub next to the cottage and a local shop within walking distance. The cottage is surrounded by the majesty of Exmoor and there is easy access to some spectacular country walks on the moorland with an extensive network of well marked footpaths. Dulverton is located 6 miles away and has a wider range of shops, restaurants and tea rooms. A visit to Tarr Steps and Dunkery Beacon (highest point on Exmoor) are some of the highlights. Wimball Lake is a short drive away where you can enjoy the wildlife that surrounds the lake, or enjoy sailing, canoeing or angling on the lake. Other local attractions that may be of interest are the village and castle at Dunster, the West Somerset Railway at Minehead and the villages of Porlock Weir, Lynton and Lynmouth. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shop
100 yards and pub 20 yards.

Large beamed living room. Sitting room. Large dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed. Two twin bedrooms. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included
  • Full oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£633-£1939
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Travellers Rest Ref: W40132

Located in Exmoor National Park

In a wonderful scenic valley, on Exmoor National Park, 8 miles south of Minehead, this 17th century semi-detached character cottage is excellent for two families. In an idyllic location, with a small stream running through the valley, this cottage full of charm, with its stone floors and wooden beams, has been tastefully furnished and has a large upstairs living room with a woodburner, leading out onto a balcony. You can unwind with some stunning country walks through woodlands and the moors, go horse-riding, fishing or cycling in this unspoilt area, or visit the many attractions within easy driving. Minehead is a must with its Somerwest World Theme Park, sandy beach and scenic steam railway for a trip back in time to Bishop’s Lydeard. There is also the fascinating magical medieval Dunster Castle, Mill and Deer Park, Tropiquaria, and towards Tiverton Knightshayes Court and Gardens (NT), which will make for a great holiday. Shop and pub with food 1.5 miles.

Ground floor: Dining room with beams. Kitchen with stone floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional bunk, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with exposed wood work and patio doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Rayburn. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Two lawned gardens and furniture. Balcony. Portable gas barbecue. Parking (3 cars). NB: There is a small river close to the property.

WAS
NOW
£490-£1490
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