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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
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
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
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 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
Shortlist
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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£0-£0
Shortlist
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
Shortlist
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
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
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
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
Shortlist
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
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Alder Barn Ref: EVE

This well presented, detached, 300-year-old stone barn conversion is in an idyllic holiday location by a stream at the foot of the Blackdown Hills, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The single-storey barn is located adjacent to the owner’s home, just south of Taunton, and midway (28 miles) between Exmoor’s coast and the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast (with Lyme Regis). Nearby attractions include Taunton Racecourse, two fishing lakes, three golf courses, many family attractions and historic houses and superb scenic walks. Shops 2½ miles, pub 1½ miles.

Large beamed living/dining room with laminate floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Coarse fishing, stabling and horse riding at adjacent livery centre by arrangement
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Stream at rear of
    property

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£0-£0
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