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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 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 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
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

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£260-£847
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
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£309-£1024
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Linnets Ref: E3870

This holiday property is a well-appointed, rural semi-detached property, with its own heated swimming pool, secluded gardens and has full facilities for the disabled (except a hoist) plus induction loop, and lies in the peaceful Vale of Taunton Deane. It is in a rural location with countryside views. Within easy reach of Blue Anchor Bay and traditional resorts of Watchet, Minehead and Porlock with its famous weir, and close to the stunning coast and countryside of Exmoor National Park. Visit the famed resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth, Valley of the Rocks, Dunster Castle, Tropiquaria, or ride on the West Somerset Steam Railway from Bishop’s Lydeard, 3 miles. Oake golf course/restaurant 5 miles. Enjoy the Eden Project and Dartmoor National Park. Water sports and fishing at Clatworthy Reservoir and Wimbleball Lake. Shop 3 miles and pub serving food 0.25 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Wet room, shower chair, grab rails and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (both 6ft zip and link, can be twin), one with additional single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Elec woodburner in living room inc. Oil CH, elec and bed linen inc. Towel hire. T/cot. DVD. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. Freezer. Garden and furniture. Summerhouse. BBQ. Parking. Outdoor heated swimming pool (9.7m x 4.8m), open 3rd May-27th Sep on request. No smoking. Wheelchair access. Friday to Friday.

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£601-£1318
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

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£272-£761
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
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
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£558-£1299
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).

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£181-£422
Shortlist
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

WAS
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£284-£925
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Stable Cottage Ref: W916

Set amidst nine acres of gardens and paddocks

This single storey character holiday cottage is part of a stable quadrangle, surrounded by mature gardens and paddocks below the Quantock Hills. The Quantocks are ideal for walking and are surrounded by pretty villages. Exmoor and the coast are nearby (small collection of maps at the property). Cream teas are available at the adjacent property. Your first cream teas are given free by the owner. Nearby Taunton, well known for its annual Flower Show, is dominated by the ornately decorated tower of its church, and offers a museum as well as a Heritage Trail - both ideal for history lovers. The cottage is also very close to the West Somerset steam railway. Shop 5 miles, pub with bar food 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. 9-acres of gardens and paddocks. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£212-£511
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