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The county of Somerset is renowned for its beautiful countryside, which is dotted with cider orchards and rural farmland. At the very heart of cider country, between the Quantock and Blackdown hills, is the bustling market town of Taunton.

Taunton is ideally situated for exploring the West Country. The town dates back to the Norman times and combines traditional architecture with modern facilities including a good choice of shops high street and independent shops that sell specialist and local produce, entertainment and places to eat and drink.

The Taunton Heritage tour is a fascinating guided walk through the some of the town's most iconic buildings. Highlights include the Somerset Museum and the remains of the castle, the Cider press garden and two churches; St James, which dates back to medieval times and St Mary Magdalene, which originated in the 12th century.

A stroll along the high street will take you to Vivary Park with its extensive lawns, trees and flower displays. There is plenty to keep younger visitors amused including boating ponds, a play area and model railway. There is also a putting green and 18-hole golf course. Nature lovers will enjoy exploring the River Tone and associated waterways, for a relaxing stroll along the tow path, a spot of angling or an opportunity to watch rare birds and other wildlife.

Discover this lovely part of Somerset; for our selection of cottage accommodation search Holiday cottages in Taunton today.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Quantock Rise Ref: E5085

Overlooking meadows and paddocks in the quiet beauty of the Quantocks, with lovely local walking and abundant wildlife, this imaginatively converted stables offers very high quality accommodation. Set adjoining a similar property, it is ideally placed to enjoy the area’s many delights – resorts at Burnham, Watchet and Minehead, a fossil beach at Kilve, and Nether Stowey, once home to Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Street’s famous shopping village, Wells and scenic Exmoor are all easily accessible. Shops and pubs under 1.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster), 1 single (for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. F/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Hot tub. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only.

WAS
NOW
£278-£585
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Oddwell Cottage Ref: 68023

This Grade II listed character holiday cottage dates back over 300 years. Surrounded by peaceful, unspoilt countryside it nestles in the foothills of the Brendon Hills, on the eastern edge of Exmoor. The large living room has a sit-in inglenook fireplace with original bread oven and a host of oak beams. The sandy beach at Blue Anchor Bay is 9 miles. Fishing on Clatworthy Reservoir, 3 miles. Quantock Hills to the east, Minehead and Dunster a short drive. Attached to the caretaker’s cottage. Shop ½ mile, pub 4 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Second living room with double sofa bed. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep, spiral stone stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional single. Cloakroom with toilet.

Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Induction range cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Garage. Parking. No smoking.

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£212-£638
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Oak Tree Barn Ref: EJK

In a secluded setting with far reaching views over open countryside, this converted, individual barn dating back to 1767 displays a light open-plan design with lovely furnishings, retaining many original features. The holiday property, is set in its own south-facing garden and patio with separate access, away from the owner’s home, and walks from the doorstep into the Quantock foothills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hestercombe Gardens 4 miles. Sandy beaches 14 miles. Taunton 6 miles. Shops 2 miles, pub serving food 1 mile.

Kitchen/dining room with flagstone floor. Beamed sitting-room with high vaulted ceiling, rugs on wooden floor, wood-burning stove, single pull-out bed (for +1) and large patio doors. Twin bedroom with wash-basin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Attractive, galleried double bedroom with wash basin and unusual hayloft-style windows overlooking the sitting-room.

  • Wood-burning stove – logs at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Single pull-out bed (for +1)
  • Digital TV with intergrated DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Shared use of owner’s hard tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

Please note: this property can be booked with EKQ to accomodate up to 9 guests

WAS
NOW
£309-£1024
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Orchard Barn Ref: EKQ

In a secluded setting on the edge of the village, this converted, individual barn (a former artist’s studio) enjoys a light, airy atmosphere and its own large, very secluded, half walled garden, overlooking the orchard. With its own access away from the owners’ home, it offers open-plan, single-storey holiday accommodation, sympathetic furnishings, original beams and French windows opening out from each room. Walks from the doorstep into the Quantock foothills. Unique Hestercombe Gardens, 4 miles, sandy beaches 14 miles, Taunton 6 miles. Shops 2 miles, good food pub, 1 mile.

Level access to spacious beamed living/dining room, with French windows, Z-bed (for +1), and well-equipped modern fitted kitchen area. Double bedroom with full beams, half-tester bed, and French doors to patio. Single room with walk-in cupboard and French windows. Shower room with toilet and heated towel rail.

  • Full NSH, oil-filled rads, electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Digital TV/DVD
  • Radio/casette/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large secluded, enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Shared use of owners’ hard tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

Please note: this property can be booked with EJK to accomodate up to 9 guests

WAS
NOW
£260-£847
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Alder Barn Ref: EVE

This well presented, detached, 300-year-old stone barn conversion is in an idyllic holiday location by a stream at the foot of the Blackdown Hills, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The single-storey barn is located adjacent to the owner’s home, just south of Taunton, and midway (28 miles) between Exmoor’s coast and the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast (with Lyme Regis). Nearby attractions include Taunton Racecourse, two fishing lakes, three golf courses, many family attractions and historic houses and superb scenic walks. Shops 2½ miles, pub 1½ miles.

Large beamed living/dining room with laminate floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Coarse fishing, stabling and horse riding at adjacent livery centre by arrangement
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Stream at rear of
    property

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Hillcroft Cottage Ref: 26364

This quaint, 1850s detached cottage above the Somerset Levels with views towards the Blackdown Hills is midway between Bridgewater Bay and Lyme Bay. It is ideally located to explore Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole and Glastonbury Tor. Visit Brean Leisure Park, Yeovilton Air Museum and the West Somerset Steam Railway to Minehead, as well as many historic houses and the sandy beaches of Burnham-on-Sea, Lyme Regis and Sidmouth. Taunton 6 miles, Exmoor National Park 16 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Wet room with toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with wooden floors. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating and electricity included (£35per week October-Easter). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD, small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Small enclosed courtyard garden, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£231-£606
Shortlist
Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Rural location

Wing of a charming 17th-century former rectory, in a lovely rural area. It is an excellent holiday base for touring the Quantocks, Brendon Hills and Exmoor. The coast at Dunster is 20 miles away, with Wellington and Taunton approximately 6 miles away. There is a golf course within a quarter of a mile. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Cloakroom with toilet. Narrow steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Convector heaters, NSH and electricity by £1 meter. Bed linen and towel hire. Cot. High chair. Three Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer.Telephone. Patio. Parking (1 car).

WAS
NOW
£181-£422
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Lyddons Mead Ref: 30362


Quietly situated on the edge of a hamlet, and accessed by a private road, this superb, very spacious holiday property enjoys an elevated position with wonderful, far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside towards the Quantock Hills. It forms one half of the entire property (the owners occupy the other half) and stands in beautiful landscaped gardens complete with an outdoor swimming pool, shared by the owner and his grandchildren, and private patio with furniture and barbecue. The house offers a spacious living room connected by an archway to a delightful sun room with pitched ceiling and large windows, allowing the superb rural views and magnificent sunsets to be enjoyed to the full. The lower ground floor is reached by a spiral staircase and houses an extra large bedroom with a quarter-sized snooker table. The county town of Taunton is nearby for shopping, restaurants and entertainment, while Exmoor and the Quantocks offer superb walking, riding and wildlife. The coast is also close at hand. The lively resort of Minehead with its sandy bay and harbour, can be reached via the West Somerset Steam Railway from nearby Bishop’s Lydeard. Travelling west from Minehead, there is superb coastal scenery which can be enjoyed from the coastal path which leads on towards picturesque Porlock and beyond. Eastwards is the long sandy bay of Weston-super-Mare. From the property many places of interest are within easy reach, including Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Wells, Glastonbury and several National Trust properties, such as Dunster Village and Castle, Montacute House and Barrington Court, making this a very well situated holiday base. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Step to entrance. Ground floor. Living room with patio door. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one with sofa bed and en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin with additional single. Shower room with toilet. Spiral open-tread stairs to lower ground floor: 1 twin bedroom with patio doors.

Gas central heating, oil, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Oil Aga. Gas/electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 1½-acre enclosed natural grounds. Ample parking. Shared unheated outdoor swimming pool (11.6m x 5.5m, depth 0.9m to 2.5m), open 21st May to 15th September, 9am-8pm. ¼-sized snooker table. No smoking. NB: 13 steps in grounds.

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£1260-£2663
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Just below the Quantock Hills AONB and Exmoor, and with wonderful views over the Somerset countryside, this delightful, detached barn conversion is set on a 70-acre working beef farm and offers a great base for family holidays or friends to get together. Stables and paddock grazing available at cost by arrangement with owner. Minehead is 15 miles and Taunton, with many shops, is 10 miles. Enjoy the Somerset Steam Railway and visit the many NT properties. Shop and pubs 1½ miles.

Living room with French doors to decked area. Beamed kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Twin bedroom with French doors to decked area. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with decking and furniture
  • Portable barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge
  • Stabling at cost
  • No smoking
  • Easy walking access
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Fenced stream in garden

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Rosie’s Barn Ref: EOZ

Delightfully situated on the Coleridge Way at Bin Combe in the beautiful Quantock Hills AONB, this attractive detached barn (set within the owner’s grounds) with a lovely rural outlook and its own pretty cottage garden, offers well furnished and equipped holiday accommodation. An ideal base for hikers and dog walkers, excellent walking can be found on the Quantock Hills and Exmoor. The cottage is within walking distance of Nether Stowey (under 1 mile) with its range of shops and pubs. Places of interest include Coleridge Cottage and Dunster Castle (both NT), the Somerset Levels, Glastonbury Tor, Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge and Taunton. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

Five steps to entrance. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and fitted country-style kitchen area. Utility with toilet in separate building.

  • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
  • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
  • Sky TV (included Sports)
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Stream nearby

WAS
NOW
£272-£761
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Jacob’s Barn Ref: ELM

Filled with character, this stone barn has been lovingly converted to a high standard, offering spacious and well-furnished rooms. In an elevated position at the end of a quiet lane, it has views to the Mendips and Bristol Channel, and boasts its own large garden. Set on a working smallholding, the footpath outside leads directly on to the Quantock Hills, with walks, riding and wild deer. Trips to the coast (5 miles), Dunster Castle, Cheddar Gorge and the Somerset Levels easily accessible. Nether Stowey (½ mile) has shops and pubs.

Entrance hall. Living room with open fire, rugs on wooden floor, French doors to terrace. Large play/dining room with sofa-bed (for +2), wooden floor and French doors to terrace. Well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast area. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Full gas central heating included (October-May £25 per week)
  • Electricity and bed linen included
  • Sofa-bed (for +2)
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£558-£1299
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Buzzards View Ref: 27359

This semi-detached holiday bungalow is superbly situated in a rural location of outstanding natural beauty and tranquillity, in an elevated position with far-reaching panoramic views, and is suitable for those with walking difficulties. Ideally located for touring the many places of interest in the area, including various National Trust properties, Taunton, Glastonbury and Wells. There is good access to both the East Devon Heritage Coast, including Sidmouth and Lyme Regis, and the north coast of Somerset taking in Minehead and Exmoor National Park. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

WAS
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£169-£523
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