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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
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

In a small hamlet, and within walking distance of Forde Abbey and Gardens, this quaint, thatched holiday cottage, one of a pair, has an en-suite master bedroom and a large garden. It makes for lovely accommodation to get away from it all, and is in a great location for exploring this delightful area. Visit many family attractions, explore the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast or enjoy country walking, golf and quaint village pubs. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Living room with elec woodburner, French doors and wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and TV; one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with slipper bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Electric woodburner included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Blu-ray
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Gas barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£269-£853
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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 5 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
3
The Copse Ref: EWD


Situated in South Somerset, 8 miles from Glastonbury, this attractive, detached, converted barn, set in 20 acres of the owner’s grounds, provides holiday accommodation that is ideally placed to explore this delightful county. This spacious barn with gallieried bedroom is equipped to a high standard. Enjoy the Georgian Heritage city of Bath, explore Glastonbury Tor, Stourhead House and Gardens, the famous Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast with its scenic coastal walks, fishing, boating and fossil hunting. Nearby are Yeovilton Fleet Air Army Museum, Haynes Motor Museum and many historic houses, including Montacute or Tintinhull. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile.
Little Bushes (ERW) and Copse Cottage (EWD) can be booked on their own or together for the remainder of 2014. Situated in South Somerset, 8 miles from Glastonbury, these two attractive, detached, converted barns, set in 20 acres of the owner’s grounds, provide holiday accommodation that is ideally placed to explore this delightful county. The main barn (ERW), with character oak features and flagstone floor in the hallway, is excellent accommodation for 6, or the smaller, yet spacious barn for 2 (EWD), with gallieried bedroom, is also equipped to a high standard. Little Bushes and Copse Cottage can be booked on their own or together. Enjoy the Georgian Heritage city of Bath, explore Glastonbury Tor, Stourhead House and Gardens, the famous Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast with its scenic coastal walks, fishing, boating and fossil hunting. Nearby are Yeovilton Fleet Air Army Museum, Haynes Motor Museum and many historic houses, including Montacute or Tintinhull. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

Large beamed living room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor, vaulted ceiling and French doors. Beamed dining room with wooden floor/kitchen area with stone floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Galleried double bedroom with 5ft bed.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Full underfloor oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD/iPod
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Patio with furniture
  • 20 acres of natural unspoilt woodland grounds shared with owner
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Stabling and turn out for four horses
  • Friday to Friday

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£256-£763
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
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 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
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
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
The Chapel Ref: EUG

A magnificent, restored, 18th-century detached Methodist chapel offering spacious and unusual detached holiday accommodation adjacent to the owner’s home. The galleried choir area, stained glass windows and high beamed ceilings have all been retained. Ideally set in the heart of Marksbury village, 7 miles south of Bath, en route to Wells and historic port of Bristol. Bath offers a vast array of museums and galleries. Visit Longleat, Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge. Shop and pub ½ mile.

Large beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and galleried hallway above. Kitchen with breakfast area, patio doors and tiled floor. Utility with shower cubicle. Double bedroom with original chapel windows and en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with TV. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating (underfloor in kitchen, shower room), bed linen and towels included
  • Two TVs
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Small, lawned south west-facing garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • No smoking
  • NB: Stream beyond garden

WAS
NOW
£454-£1358
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.

WAS
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£218-£499
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.

WAS
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£204-£551
Shortlist
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

WAS
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£700-£700
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Old Mill Ref: EVJ

A wonderful setting to relax and unwind in, The Old Mill stands detached and has wooden floors, beams and character. Tastefully furnished, it offers an idyllic romantic haven to enjoy the abundant wildlife from the decked patio overlooking the mill pond and lovely country walks. Visit Montacute House and Gardens, Forde Abbey and Gardens, explore the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, South Somerset or venture down to the World Famous Jurassic Coast. Shops 1 mile, pub 1½ miles.

First floor: Spacious beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: Beamed double bedroom with freestanding bath and wash basin.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity and full gas central heating included (November-March £50 per week, £25 per short break)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Freesat TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Large landscaped grounds with wooded area, decked area and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Meals by arrangement with owner
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children except babes in arms
  • NB: 2 mill ponds in grounds

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£239-£687
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