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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
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Tilbury Cottage Ref: 29749


This fantastic, semi-detached barn conversion, Tilbury Cottage, is set above the village of West Bagborough on the southern slopes of the Quantock Hills. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this area is famous for the poets Coleridge and Wordsworth who once lived and wrote here. Set within the grounds of the owner’s farm, this is an ideal holiday location for walkers, bird watchers or for some peace and quiet. The farm commands stunning views across Taunton Deane towards the Blackdown Hills and west over Exmoor National Park. Tilbury Farm was once part of the Cothelstone Estate whose beautiful parkland lies immediately below. This is therefore an ideal location for walking and cycling over a network of footpaths and bridleways across open moorland, wooded coombes and rolling countryside. Other local attractions include the West Somerset Steam Railway, Exmoor National Park, Hestercombe Gardens, Dunster Castle and Mill and the coast at Kilve Beach. Complimentary newspapers of your choice and a fridge stocked with breakfast provisions are provided (bacon, eggs, sausages, bread, butter, orange juice, milk, tea and ground coffee) to help guests unwind from the very start of their holiday. There is an exceptional local country pub with restaurant within walking distance and village amenities are just a short drive away, making this a perfect location for a relaxing stay. Beach 10 miles. Shop 21/2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Lower floor: 1 double (6ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor.

Woodchip central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service available. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge - to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£400-£701
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
The Little Cottage Ref: W41745

Excellent touring base

On the outskirts of the small rural village of Nynehead, 2 miles from Wellington, is this 18th century detached cottage, formerly the ‘Headgroom’s Cottage’. The property is an excellent touring base for exploring Exmoor National Park, the Blackdown Hills and Brendon Hills, all AONB’s. Locally there are country walks, cycle routes and village pubs to enjoy, or spend days out visiting Knightshayes Court, Hestercombe House and Gardens, Killerton House and Gardens, the West Somerset Railway with its scenic route to Minehead, or Exeter with its many attractions. Shop and pub 1.75 miles, restaurant 1 mile.

Lower ground floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Upper ground floor: Living room with wooden floor and sofa bed/dining room/kitchen.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Cot on request. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There are 5 steps down to the garden (with ramp).

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£166-£454
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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

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£0-£0
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

This self-contained annexe, attached to the owner’s bungalow, is a great holiday home for two and is ideally placed to explore south Somerset with its variety of attractions. Spend days out in west Dorset exploring the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, calling in at Lyme Regis, Seaton and West Bay, or perhaps wander north into the Exmoor National Park calling in at Minehead. Within easy reach are many historic houses such as Montacute, Hestercombe and Forde Abbey. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with single sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Partial oil central heating (in living room and bedroom), electric heaters (in bedroom and bathroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 4 steps in garden.

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£171-£432
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
The Woodcroft Ref: 27166

In the heart of Somerset, on a hill, with pamoramic views, this detached holiday property is adjacent to the owner’s home, shares a driveway and is only a 5-minute walk from the canal for walking, cycling, fishing and boating. Close by you will find golf and some of the finest nature reserves, including The Great Crane Project. Within easy driving distance there are many family attractions including Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Clarks Shopping Outlet, Glastonbury Tor and Yeovilton Air Arm Museum. Local beaches, including Lyme Regis, and Exmoor National Park provide lovely days out. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 ½ miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors and beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared, enclosed lawned garden with decking, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet welcome (to be kept on a lead at all times). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£268-£643
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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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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Tower View Ref: 29574

Situated within the owners’ 300-acre working beef and sheep farm, Tower View as it suggests has magnificent views over the surrounding countryside. Close to the Quantock Hills, the Quantock countryside is one of the finest in England. First to be awarded the national status of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Quantock Common is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. At the heart of the West Country, Somerset is a destination of dramatic coastline, seaside resorts, epic English countryside and historic places. This detached holiday property has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard. It benefits from an enclosed garden, which is ideal to watch the birds and see the local wildlife, as well as benefiting from spacious accommodation. There is a woodburner in the living room which makes the property ideal for all year round holidays. Suitable for families and friends to get together for holidays or celebrations. The spacious grounds and idyllic surroundings offer a delightful, relaxing and peaceful atmosphere - the perfect antidote to everyday living. The West Dene way footpaths are well worth exploring and are right on the doorstep. The owner is happy to offer tours of the farm especially for children. Close to Minehead, a great family day out with lovely beaches and a fun seaside town. The West Somerset Railway is close by and Dunster Castle is worth a visit. Exmoor National Park is also on the doorstep. On Exmoor it is still possible to find tranquillity and peace as well as rediscovering your sense of adventure; to catch a glimpse of wild red deer, be amazed by dark skies full of stars and explore villages full of character. There are many NT properties all waiting to be explored. Beach 12 miles. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Study with single sofa bed (for alternative sleeping). Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Range. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared natural woodland grounds. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Games room with table football, air hockey, pool table and giant Jenga. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge, must be kept on a lead at all times, working farm. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£337-£1133
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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
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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
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
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Wagon House Ref: W41599

450 year old barn/Four-poster bed

Situated south of Taunton and ideal for exploring Somerset, this spacious character wing of the owner’s 450 year old converted barn, with feature oak flooring, beams, vaulted ceiling and four-poster bed, is a great holiday home to enjoy this popular county. There are many historic houses to visit, including Forde Abbey and Gardens, Montacute, Hestercombe Gardens and Fyne Court (NT), plus Cheddar Gorge and Caves, and the enchanting Glastonbury Tor. For more leisurely pursuits, there is walking on the Quantocks and Blackdown Hills, fishing and golf. Shops, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors, beams and stone floor/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double (four poster) bedroom with beams and wooden floor. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Underfloor oil central heating (£20per week or per short break October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£0-£0
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Potters Cottage Ref: EKB

This delightful 16th-century Grade II listed thatched cottage with its own large garden, stands in a superb position at the foot of the Quantocks with lovely rural views. Reached by a private track, it has been sympathetically restored retaining great character. Excellent walking, riding and golf, with Exmoor close by. Taunton (3 miles) offers good shops and a theatre. Dunster Castle and Montacute House (both NT), Glastonbury, Wells, Bath and the coast easily reached. Farm shop 1½ miles, pub 1 mile.

Entrance porch. Spacious, open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove and bread oven in inglenook fireplace. Separate toilet. Rugs on terracotta-tiled floor. Steep stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms; one double with sloping ceilings and one single with extra pull-out bed (for +1). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Beamed throughout with countryside and hill views.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial supply of logs included, thereafter available at cost
  • Oil-fired underfloor heating
    £35 per week, £5 per night for short breaks
  • Electricity and bed linen included
  • Towel hire £2per person
  • TV
  • Video
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Large garden with furniture
  • Parking
  • NB: Stream 10 yards

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£284-£925
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