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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
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 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

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£272-£761
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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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Hearn Lodge Ref: EHE


This holiday home boasts a magnificent farmhouse kitchen and a beautifully peaceful valley setting at the foot of the Quantocks. The Quantocks are a range of beautiful moorland hills stretching from the coast to Taunton with panoramic views of the Welsh coast, up to Glastonbury and across to Exmoor and the Brendon Hills. Hearn Lodge adjoins the owner’s property Hearn Farm and is completely self-contained with its own attractive gardens, apple tunnel and large conservatory. The property is exceptionally spacious and is ideal for family and friends to get together. There is also access to 12 acres of fields adjoining the property, making this ideal for bird watching and wildlife. This is marvellous walking country, and an ideal base for exploring Exmoor and the North Devon coast. Sandy beach 10 miles. Minehead and Dunster half an hour. Horse riding nearby. Shops 1 mile, cream teas, pub food ½ mile.

Comfortable sitting-room with wood-burning stove and conservatory, with seating for 6 people. Large, well-equipped farmhouse kitchen with dining area. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Three attractive bedrooms; one double with en-suite bathroom with toilet, one twin and one single. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial logs included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, oil-fired central heating, hot water and bed linen included
  • Towel hire £4 per person
  • Z-bed (for +1 child, alternative sleeping only)
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Digital TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Access to 12 acres of fields
  • Parking
  • Cycle store
  • Friday to Friday

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£374-£1145
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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
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Aplens Cottage Ref: EFW

A charming cottage attached to the owner’s fine 16th-century thatched country house in the delightful village of Stoke St Mary, 2 miles from Taunton. A ground floor holiday property opposite the church, it is set in lovely, peaceful rural surroundings, with 2 acres of the owner’s parkland grounds boasting lovely views, and a hard all-weather tennis court available for the use of visitors. The Quantocks and the north Somerset coast at Minehead and Dunster are within easy reach, and pleasant touring through east Devon takes you to the Dorset coast at Lyme Regis. Fine shops, theatre, cinema and other tourist attractions at nearby Taunton. Shops 1½ miles, good pub serving home-cooked food, 300 yards.

Living/dining room with views over the garden. Modern fitted kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom.

  • Open fire – logs/fuel available locally
  • Electricity, NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Shared garden with furniture
  • Parking
  • Hard tennis court by arrangement
  • No smoking
  • Easy walking access

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£0-£0
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Cider Cottage Ref: EKF

This detached stone holiday cottage has been converted from a former ciderhouse. It is finished to a good standard and retains many original features. Set within the owner’s grounds in a peaceful location, ideal for wildlife and bird-watching. There is good walking from the cottage and in the adjacent Quantock Hills, and the popular West Somerset Railway is 2 miles away. Stop off at Watchet or Dunster and visit the Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre nearby. Within easy reach of Exmoor and the coast. Shops 3 miles and good pubs in the area, nearest 1 mile.

Beamed open-plan living/dining room, patio doors to south-facing terrace, garden, stream. Small modern fitted kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet. Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor: Galleried double bedroom, 6ft bed (can be twin), apex beamed ceiling, views over stream.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
  • Towel hire £4 per person
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Use of freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden area with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Stream

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£279-£584
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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.

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£169-£523
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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).

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£181-£422
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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
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

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£309-£1024
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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
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