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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
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 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
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 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
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

WAS
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£260-£847
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Quantock Hideaway Ref: E4765


This exceptionally stylish barn conversion is ideally located for enjoying superb walking in the peaceful countryside of the Quantock Hills. The pretty and secluded garden with its own hot tub is perfect for relaxing after exploring the myriad delights of the area. Just 4 miles away it the fossil hunting beach at Kilve, and the seaside resorts of Burnham, Minehead and Watchet are all within easy reach. The lovely cathedral and Bishop’s Palace at Wells, the county town of Taunton, and Street with its Clarks Village shopping outlet, are a short drive as are the glories of Exmoor National Park. Here, as well as a spectacular coast, visitors will find Badgworthy Water (home to the legendary Doones), the unique cliff railway between Lynton and Lynmouth, Polock Weir’s harbour, and popular beauty spot of Watersmeet (NT). Shops and pub serving food 1.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with 1 double (5ft four poster) bed. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet.

Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. M/wave. Fully enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Hot tub. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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NOW
£278-£585
Shortlist
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.

WAS
NOW
£169-£523
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 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
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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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£0-£0
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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).

WAS
NOW
£166-£454
Shortlist
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

WAS
NOW
£279-£584
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