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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
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

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£0-£0
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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

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£299-£925
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
The Stable Ref: 24388

This delightful converted stable is located within the grounds of the owner’s home in a peaceful rural village setting, yet within minutes of the heritage city of Bath. The holiday cottage is single storey, with double doors from the living room and bedroom leading into the private garden and patio area, with many paths and walkways from the property to explore the area. Within easy reach of Bath with the Roman baths and pump rooms and the award winning Thermae Bath Spa. Many cultural festivals are held throughout the year. Fresh produce available in season. Shops, pubs and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with patio doors. Shower room with toilet.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Small lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shared use of large enclosed gardens with sitting-out area. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£187-£585
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Pint Size Ref: 27117

This detached, mews-style holiday apartment, all on the first foor, is ideally located in a peaceful area of the Somerset town of Frome – a market town with a charming historic centre, which has a wealth of architectural interest alongside a thriving contemporary and performing arts scene. There is a wide variety of shops, many of them independent and specialist, as well as national chains, restaurants, cafés and the twice-weekly market. Only 14 miles drive from the city of Bath and walking distance of regular train services. Visit Stourhead, Lacock, Westwood Manor, Longleat House and Safari Park and Nunney Castle. Enjoy cycling and walking along the Kennet and Avon canal, the neighbouring Mendip Hills, and the Somerset Levels. Shop 150 yards, pubs and restaurants 1/2 mile.

All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£0-£0
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Situated on a traditional family farm with a small beef herd, this group of single-storey barns has been sympathetically converted to form four contemporary, detached holiday cottages. Baby Barrow (ref 28997) is very light and spacious, with high ceilings and beams throughout. Barrow Farm Barn (ref 24826) retains original beams throughout and overlooks 2½ acres of orchard. Pear Lodge (ref 29428) and Apple Lodge (ref 29429) feature underfloor heating and large bi-fold doors to take full advantage of the view and open space. They are located just 5 miles from the historical town of Glastonbury, famous for its abbey, tor, music festival and mythical legends. The small city of Wells is 3 miles, with its cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and medieval cobbled street. The Bath and West Showground nearby features many events and exhibitions throughout the year. The Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills are ideal for cyclists, walkers and nature lovers. There is a chicken coop outside all properties where you can help yourself to fresh eggs. Shop, 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile. Properties 24826, 28997, 29428 and 29429 can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/kitchen with beams. Second living room. Dining room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite wet room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Flagstone floors throughout.

Four Freeview TVs. DVD. Playstation 3 and small library. Enclosed lawned garden with large gravelled terrace and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

All properties: Underfloor oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Use of 50-acre farmland. Shared 2½ acres of natural grounds. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£305-£891
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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

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£318-£786
Shortlist
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
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0


This attractive, detached cottage within the owner’s grounds, is in the heart of rural Somerset, a few miles from Glastonbury. Surrounded by rolling countryside, it is a peaceful holiday base to explore many attractions. Glastonbury is famous for its annual music festival, tor and abbey. The Clarks village at Street is a designer retail outlet, and Cheddar Caves and Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and the cathedral city of Wells are nearby. An easy drive is the Roman spa city of Bath, and the Mendip Hills and surrounding Somerset Levels are ideal for walkers and cyclists. Shop 4½ miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles. Properties 26884 and 29693 can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£212-£708
Shortlist
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 5 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

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.

Spacious living room with electric ‘coal-effect fire’. Kitchen/dining area with tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity ‘coal-effect’ fire included
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 1 car)

  • 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

WAS
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£220-£723
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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£342-£719
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