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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
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

This single-storey holiday cottage, one of a pair, converted from a traditional Somerset Longbarn is situated on a working beef and sheep farm. Located on the Isle of Wedmore, where King Arthur famously signed The Treaty of Wedmore in 878AD, Stoughton Cross is only 3 miles from The Mendip Hills and is surrounded by the Somerset Levels. Visit Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea, also Cheddar, 3 miles, and Wells, 9 miles. Shops 11/2 miles, pub ½ mile.

Living/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, stone floor, beams, floor to ceiling windows and concertina-style door to patio. Two bedrooms, each with stable door to patio; one with 5ft double and en-suite shower room with toilet, one twin with 6ft zip & link beds. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil underfloor heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed courtyard and patio with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities

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£700-£700
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Riverside Cottage Ref: 26814

Superb scenery and walking

This beautifully appointed and restored 18th-century semi-detached holiday cottage is located in the village of Washford, a short distance from the West Somerset coast (Blue Anchor and St Audries beaches) and Exmoor National Park. The property enjoys a large living room with cosy woodburner, a kitchen overlooking the garden stream and an antique bed in the double bedroom. The River Washford flows unfenced beside the holiday cottage and runs the length of the garden, which has a summer house and other sitting-out areas. Superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on the moors. Dunster Castle and Watchet Harbour nearby. Washford has its own station on the West Somerset Steam Railway. Shop 500 yards, pub ½ mile.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Second living room. Dining room with beams. Kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft) with beams, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Steps down to unfenced river in garden.

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£424-£1317
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

This stunning, 18th-century barn has been painstakingly restored using traditional building methods such as lime rendered walls and exposing the original stone walls and timbers, yet has been refurbished with contemporary and stylish design features. Adjacent to the owner’s home, it offers unique holiday accommodation. Clarks Village designer outlet is at Street; for walkers and cyclists there are the Somerset Levels, The Mendip and Quantock Hills and many public footpaths. The cathedral city of Wells, Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole Papermill and Caves and the Roman spa city of Bath are other places to visit. Glastonbury 5 miles. Shop and pubs ¼ mile.

Large living/dining room with oak floor. Large kitchen with electric/gas range (for cooking), breakfast area and stone floor. Open-tread, spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with additional day bed (for +1 child). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Electricity/gas range included
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large, lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£275-£651
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

The cottages at Luccombe Manor (refs EWV, EWW & EWX) are three little gems, offering guests the perfect, comfortable haven after a long day of exploring the varied and rugged countryside that surrounds them. All three cottages are finished to a high standard with every thought being given to guests’ comfort and enjoyment of the cottages. Set in the pretty National Trust hamlet of Luccombe, situated between Minehead and Porlock, the cottages are set in the grounds of an impressive former rectory. (Manor Cottage, ref EWV, adjoins the owners’ home). Internally the cottages have all the modern convenience one might expect and the cottages are surrounded by the well-maintained grounds of the main house. The comfortable beds, well-fitted kitchens and inviting living space make these cottages a must for anyone wanting something a little bit special for their holiday. Besides plenty of walking from the front door, the cottages are ideally positioned to go out and explore the varied and stunning landscape on offer as well as many attractions. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on Exmoor to places like Tarr Steps and the village of Withypool. Visit the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the venicular cliff railway. Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade to enjoy as well as a good array of shops and other amenities. The West Somerset Railway is worth a visit for those with an interest in stream 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 where a pub lunch can be enjoyed overlooking the sea. Just over the other side of the A39 is the National Trust village of Selworthy with its renowned tea room. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor for all to enjoy. For more active guests, golf, fishing and horse riding can all be found locally. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Large living/dining room. Spacious kitchen with breakfast area. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft zip and link bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Own sitting-out area and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Pets free of charge

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freesat TV (flatscreen)
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared external laundry room
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared enclosed courtyard
  • Natural spring water supply
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children under 5 yrs
  • NB: Stream in grounds

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£284-£1062
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.

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£488-£1010
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Hide Ref: 27473

This detached barn conversion, adjacent to the owners’ home, is a good holiday base for exploring. Edington is in the Somerset Levels, on the north side of the Polden Hills. Nearby are Glastonbury Tor and Abbey and the site of the Battle of Sedgemoor. Taunton, Wells, Bath and Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Dunster Castle, Stourhead and Hestercombe Gardens are within easy reach. Other attractions include the Mendip Hills, Ham Wall RSPB Reserve, Quantock Hills and Exmoor. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Utility room. 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom with patio doors. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room included (initial fuel included May-September). Oil underfloor central heating included (£25per week, £15 per short break October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Wheelchair access. Friday to Friday.

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£204-£551
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Rimpton Mill Ref: EUH

In a lovely village location 3 miles from Sherborne market town, this lovingly restored ancient Grade II listed former Mill retains character features such as oak beams and floors. Adjacent to the owners’ cottage, it is a delightful detached holiday home for four to enjoy many places of interest within easy driving: World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Lulworth Cove; seaside resorts Weymouth, West Bay, Chesil beach, Lyme Regis; Yeovilton Air/Haynes Motor Museums; Cerne Abbas Giant, legendary King Arthur’s Camelot, Glastonbury Tor and Wells Cathedral. Shops 2 miles, pubs serving food 1 mile.

Open plan, spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French windows and well-equipped kitchen. Low beams and oak floor throughout. External access to lower ground floor: Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with TV, en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove (available October-March) - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer (in utility)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Terrace with patio, furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (2 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children

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£308-£1002
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Fairview Barn Ref: 27560

This stunning converted holiday barn is spacious, with Velux roof lights and contemporary decor. Set in 3½ acres of apple orchard, it lies adjacent to the owner’s home, 2 miles from the village of Wedmore. Bristol is 20 miles, Bath 30 miles. Wells, 8 miles, with its famous cathedral, Cheddar Gorge, 3 miles. The Somerset Levels lie just outside the village. Visit Glastonbury and the NT Lytes Cary Manor, Barrington Court and Montacute House. The Mendip Hills a few miles to the north are excellent for walkers. Golf is close by. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining/kitchen with wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. 1 double (5ft) galleried bedroom.

Ground source heat pump underfloor central heating and electricity included (£20per week, £15 per short break November-April). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer (in external utility). Large, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shared 31/2-acre grounds with orchard. Gas barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Pond in grounds.

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£346-£382
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Situated on the edge of Crewkerne, this detached barn conversion, dating back to 1750, offers excellent holiday accommodation for two, with wonderful wooden features, character, and galleried en-suite bedroom, with lovely commanding country views. Located on the owner’s 260-acre organic farm with lovely country walks and wildlife to enjoy. There is an award-winning gastro pub on the doorstep and many local attractions as well as historic houses and gardens nearby, along with Yeovilton Air Museum and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Shops 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

Large beamed living/dining room with wooden floor, vaulted ceiling and kitchen area. First floor: Galleried double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small courtyard with patio and furniture
  • 260 acres of shared, natural, unspoilt woodland
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Natural water supply from borehole
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Two ponds in grounds

Note: The Old Workshop (ETR) and Oaktree Barn (EQY) can be booked together to sleep up to 4 people

WAS
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£346-£679
Shortlist
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

WAS
NOW
£404-£1182
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
The Toll House Ref: EXI

This cosy, detached, 18th-century former toll house has been lovingly renovated and is located in the medieval village of Dunster with shops, pubs, restaurants and Dunster Castle (NT), all within easy walking distance of the cottage. There is walking on the South West Coastal Path, or inland on Exmoor with highlights such as Dunkery Beacon, Tarr Stepps and Countisbury Head. Minehead is home to the West Somerset Steam Railway which runs between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard. There is fishing, golf, horse riding and cycling available locally. Shop 500 yards, pub 50 yards.

Living room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and door to garden. Kitchen with dining area and wooden floor. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with claw foot slipper bath, separate walk-in shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • Blu-ray
  • CD
  • Combi microwave/oven/grill
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden with large patio, terraces and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • No children under 12 yrs
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Sunken pond 20 yards, 10 steps in garden

WAS
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£299-£925
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Cowslip Barn Ref: 24954


This single-storey barn is located in a picturesque village on the edge of the Mendip Hills, offering an ideal holiday base for exploring Somerset. Fully renovated the property offers cosy, contemporary accommodation full of character. Only 5 miles from Wells, famous for its cathedral, Bishops Palace, cobbled streets and lively market place. Bath is 15 miles away with its Roman spa and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Visit Bristol with the SS Great Britain, the zoo and gardens and the harbourside area. Beaches are 19 miles away at Weston-Super-Mare. Shops ½ mile, pub 1 mile, restaurants 2 miles..

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

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas and electricity included (£20 per week, £10 per short break October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream in the grounds.

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£285-£719
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