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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
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
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Ash Ref: 28715

This detached holiday lodge is set in the grounds of the owners’ 21-acre working farm, with sheep, horses, chickens and ducks. Enjoy horse riding and escorted rides, with stabling and grazing available at an extra cost. Explore Exmoor, inhabited by ponies and red deer, with heather-clad moors and pretty villages. Visit the highest coast in Britain, Dunkery Beacon with panoramic views, and Minehead with its harbour. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 twin bedrooms (zip and link, can be 6ft double), both with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Underfloor air source heat pump central heating, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 21-acre landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge, to be kept on lead, working farm. No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds, 75 yards.

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£231-£832
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Hideaway Ref: 16759

Peacefully set high up in rural Somerset close to Exmoor National Park and with far reaching views over open countryside, this holiday home attached to the owner’s farmhouse, provides a comfortable base for relaxation or touring. Excellent for walking and pony trekking as well as exploring Exmoor villages, Wimbleball Lake and west Somerset coast. Easily reached are Minehead, Dunster Castle (NT), Knightshayes Court (NT) and market town of Taunton. Shop/post office 1 mile, pub 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVDs and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Private decking area and furniture. Shared use of owner’s garden with excellent views. Parking (1 car). One well behaved pet welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

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£152-£452
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