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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
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 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2

These detached holiday cottages are perfect for any occasion. The Mill House (ref EXP) has been sympathetically renovated to create an amazing internal space and high vaulted ceilings. It certainly carries the words "wow factor". The property sits on a well renowned Private Exclusive Country Estate in Somerset and boasts over 3 acres of formal and informal gardens hidden away yet easily accessible to both local guests and those from further a field and only 2 hours from London. The Mill House is popular with birthday, anniversary, corporate celebrations as well as intimate receptions and is finished to a good standard, boasting private accommodation for 10-13 guests. The Lake House (ref EXN) is a unique, 13th-century thatched barn which is surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Somerset/Devon border. Situated close to the owner’s home, this holiday property offers charm and a relaxing atmosphere, as well as a lake with its own seating area, ideal for al fresco dining. The owner can provide a personal chef for a sit down dinner (for up to 12 guests) or a luxury/social buffet-style celebration, perfect for a private birthday, anniversary or just for friends who want to get together. In addition, a sommelier can also be provided to create a special escape experience. As an extra treat, let the full time in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). Both properties offer special touches, with quality toiletries, fluffy towels and bathrobes in each room, along with chic furnishings and cool lighting. Simply charming in every aspect and a place where guests can relax, complete with a full plasma TV, music and Wi-Fi package for those still wishing to keep in touch with the outside world. Sumptuous teak and leather dominate this airy and cool venue. There is an extremely wide range of local attractions for those staying for longer with time to explore, including clay pigeon shooting, archery, quad biking, fishing, horse riding and game shoot, to name a few. Discover places to see and things to do whilst in Somerset. The Blackdown Hills are on the doorstep and have been protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1991. Steep ridges, high plateaux, valleys and springs create a charming mosaic of countryside, dotted with farms, villages and ancient features. Visit Dunster and see the historic castle and then stop for a cream tea in the medieval village. Take a trip on the steam railway, taking in wonderful seaside locations such as Dunster, Blue Anchor and Minehead. Porlock and Porlock Weir have so much to offer, from quaint shops to pubs and cafés overlooking the sea. There is also Glastonbury Tor and Bishop’s Palace, the historic village of Montacute, the market town of Castle Gary and the National Trust’s Stourhead House, Lytes Cary Manor and Tintinhull Garden. Finally, the amazing Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis is only a 35-minute drive away. A week will fly by at this unique hideaway! Shop and pub serving food 1 mile.

Spacious, open-plan, beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor, table football, French doors to terrace and lake and large, beamed, well-equipped kitchen area with dual fuel range (for cooking) and tiled floor. Utility. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Three further double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and screened, narrow, spiral stairs to mezzanine double bedroom with 5ft bed (for +2) and three steps down to en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

  • Freeview TV
  • Dual fuel range (double oven) included
  • Steamer oven
  • Combi microwave/oven/grill
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Wine chiller
  • Enclosed, lawned garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Table football
  • Personal chef and sommelier by arrangement (at cost)
  • NB: Unfenced lake in garden, 10 yards

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Ample parking
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£3960-£5833
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Millgrove House Ref: KAAM

In a secluded, charming setting and with a pleasant countryside outlook, Millgrove House stands detached within spacious grounds and offers superb well-equipped family accommodation for the discerning holidaymaker. Individually designed, with a beautifully-presented interior, it benefits from a covered heated swimming pool with a hopper profile floor, set in a large sun terrace complete with loungers and barbecue, providing an ideal place in which to relax and dine al fresco. The thoughtful owners have also added charming extra touches including bathrobes, offering guests home from home comforts.
Within the grounds, children are well-catered for with a lawned play area with swings and slide providing amusement, alongside a games room offering a pool table, air hockey and table tennis outside, so there are plenty of facilities to keep the family entertained.
Just outside the county town of Taunton, the holiday property is conveniently located, with the town offering a wide range of shops, restaurants, sporting a wide range of facilities and entertainment opportunities in the local area. Close to the Quantock Hills, there is excellent walking to enjoy, golf nearby as well as horse riding. This accommodation requires sympathetic consideration of a neighbouring property.
Within easy reach are Exmoor and the north Somerset coast, as well as Minehead, Watchet, Blue Anchor and the excellent beaches on the north Devon coast. Other attractions of note include the West Somerset Steam Railway, the National Trust properties of Dunster Castle, Barrington Court and Montecute House, as well as Hestercombe Gardens, Glastonbury, and Wells Cathedral.
Beach 15 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Spacious living room with open fire. Sitting room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Spacious dining room. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with electric Rangemaster (for cooking), breakfast area and TV. Utility. Conservatory. Games room with TV. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed and TV. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Four double bedrooms, each with 6ft zip & link bed and TV; one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Open fire - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Nine satellite TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Electric Rangemaster included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Two American-style fridge/freezers
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio area
  • Barbecue (April-October only)
  • Ample parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (3ft 9in x 16ft 4in, depth 3ft 6in to 8ft)
  • Games room with pool table
  • Outdoor table tennis
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

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£1670-£22999
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

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£558-£1299
Shortlist
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
1
Meadow Wood Ref: 28137

Tucked away down a farm track is this delightful detached holiday property, once the house of Arthur C Clarke (Space Odyssey 2001) and close to the village where Evelyn Waugh (Brideshead Revisited) also lived. The property is situated just below the Quantock Hills AONB and with wonderful views over the Somerset countryside. It has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard and offers the perfect get away for families or friends who want to get together. It it near the owner’s summerhouse and touring caravan which the owner’s may occasionally stay in, but offers complete privacy. The small village of Combe Florey lies hidden off the main A358, just over six miles north west of Taunton and a mile from Bishops Lydeard, which is where the Somerset steam railway, which can be seen from the property, begins its journey to Minehead, taking in Watchet, Blue Anchor and Minehead. The pub is just a 5-minute walk and offers a good selection of real ales and good food. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor. 2 steps to kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room.
2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor:
3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Enclosed shared ½ acre grounds. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Stream and 6 steps in garden.

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