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The medieval city of Wells nestles in the Mendip Hills in Somerset, and it's a delight to visit this historic city year round, whether you're looking for an active break or just hoping to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

The charming city centre, with its stunning cathedral and Bishop's Palace, is the perfect place to while away an afternoon - don't forget you're just 45 minutes from Bath, making Wells a great destination for a cottage break at any time of year.

The smallest city in England, Wells is home to only 12,000 people, and it's the cathedral that gives it its city status. The cities compact size and beautiful medieval architecture is what it what makes this city so charming; stroll along the quaint, cobbled streets to Wells Market Place, where you'll discover a twice weekly market selling a range of local goods and souvenirs.

Whether you're staying in Wells or the surrounding area outside the city boundaries, you're perfectly poised to explore the surrounding area - Cheddar Gorge is nearby and the caves of Wookey Hole await; you're also just a short drive from Glastonbury Abbey. The nearby Mendip HIlls are not only an ideal spot for avid walkers, but also offer opportunities for cycling, horse riding, abseiling and caving.

It's time you explored our selection of Wells holiday cottages; see our selection of cottages in and near to Wells.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

These well furnished holiday apartments are in an ideal location in the centre of the small village of Wookey Hole and next to the famous caves and papermill. The city of Wells is only 2 miles away with its magnificent 13th century cathedral and many other historic buildings including the moated Bishops Palace and Vicars Close. The cobbled Wells Market Place has lively markets twice a week, and there is an excellent selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries winding through the narrow streets. Nearby Cheddar offers awe inspiring views and walks amongst the gorge and caves, and within 25 miles you can visit many other attractions which include the cities of Bath and Bristol, Glastonbury Abbey and Tor, Stourhead, Muchelney Abbey and the Fleet Air Arm Museum. The beautiful variety of landscapes ranging from coastal scenery around Weston-super-Mare to the Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels offer a wealth of activities including caving, abseiling, horse riding, walking, cycling and nature watching. Shop, pub and restaurant 10 yards.

Shared entrance. First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with sloping ceilings.

All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only.

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£430-£430
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Situated within the grounds of the owner’s public house and restaurant, formerly a stable block, these single-storey cottages have been refurbished to a good standard and offer well-presented holiday accommodation. Located between the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills, they are ideally situated for walking, cycling and lovers of nature, yet are just 1 mile from historic Wells with its beautiful cathedral and the world famous Wookey Hole caves. Within easy reach are the Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Glastonbury Tor, the World Heritage Georgian city of Bath and the Victorian seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare. There are several historic houses to visit including Montacute House, Dyrham Park and Longleat, famous for its safari park as featured on TVs ’Animal Park’. Shop 200 yards, pub in grounds.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet.

Both properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Electricity hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard. Private lawned area. Shared sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 5 years.

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£170-£516
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Greenmount Cottage Ref: E4742


Set on the fringes of Wells, within easy reach of superb walking in the Mendip Hills, this well appointed detached single-storey cottage and its enclosed garden provide an ideal location for family holidays. Beautiful Wells Cathedral and the historic Bishop’s Palace are close by as are the amazing underground caves at Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury Tor and the famous Clarks Village shopping outlet at Street. Longleat House and Safari Park, National Trust properties at Stourhead and Lytes Cary Manor, the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton and Sparkford Motor Museum are all easily accessible. Golf and fishing are found locally, a dry ski slope is 15 miles. Shops and pubs serving food 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. Conservatory. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 single (can be made up as 1 twin bedroom). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Two Freeview TVs. Video. DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Fenced garden with patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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NOW
£545-£861
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

A striking loft conversion in a secluded countryside location, with wonderful walking and glorious views, this stylish property makes a superb holiday base. Wells, the smallest city in England yet with one of its finest cathedrals, is just 1 mile distant, and Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Glastonbury’s famous Tor, Stourhead gardens (NT) and Street’s much visited Clarks Village Shopping Outlet are all a short drive – the city of Bath is a little further. Golf and riding locally. Shops 1 mile, pub serving food 0.75 miles.

External stairs to entrance. All on first floor. Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Spiral staircase to galleried area with 1 double (6ft) bed and sloping ceiling. Beams throughout.

Woodburner in living room inc. NSH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Washer/dryer. D/washer. Wi-fi. Balcony and furniture. Parking. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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£350-£638
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Lovingly restored by an artist and furnished with an eclectic range of antique furniture, this original Victorian Sunday school is set in the quaint village of Wookey Hall, world famous for its underground chambers and pools. Wells, with its magnificent cathedral, is just 1.5 miles and Cheddar Gorge and Caves, the renowned Clarks Village shopping outlet in Street, the wonderful gardens and lakeside walk at Stourhead (NT), the traditional resort of Weston-super-Mare and the Regency city of Bath with Roman baths are within easy reach. Further afield is Exmoor National Park and riding, golf, and sailing are available locally. There are pubs serving food and shop in the village.

Ground floor: Bathroom with shower over roll-top bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom.

Gas woodburner in living room inc. Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. Wi-fi. Roof garden and furniture. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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NOW
£305-£638
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
0
Pets
0

Situated on a traditional family farm with a small beef herd, this group of single-storey barns has been sympathetically converted to form four contemporary, detached holiday cottages. Baby Barrow (ref 28997) is very light and spacious, with high ceilings and beams throughout. Barrow Farm Barn (ref 24826) retains original beams throughout and overlooks 2½ acres of orchard. Pear Lodge (ref 29428) and Apple Lodge (ref 29429) feature underfloor heating and large bi-fold doors to take full advantage of the view and open space. They are located just 5 miles from the historical town of Glastonbury, famous for its abbey, tor, music festival and mythical legends. The small city of Wells is 3 miles, with its cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and medieval cobbled street. The Bath and West Showground nearby features many events and exhibitions throughout the year. The Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills are ideal for cyclists, walkers and nature lovers. There is a chicken coop outside all properties where you can help yourself to fresh eggs. Shop, 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile. Properties 24826, 28997, 29428 and 29429 can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.

All on ground floor: Living room with double (5ft) bed/dining area/kitchen with beams and flagstone floor. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Freeview TV. DVD. Fridge/freezer. Small, enclosed decked patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

All properties: Underfloor oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Use of 50-acre farmland. Shared 2½ acres of natural grounds. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£175-£544
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Situated on a traditional family farm with a small beef herd, this group of single-storey barns has been sympathetically converted to form four contemporary, detached holiday cottages. Baby Barrow (ref 28997) is very light and spacious, with high ceilings and beams throughout. Barrow Farm Barn (ref 24826) retains original beams throughout and overlooks 2½ acres of orchard. Pear Lodge (ref 29428) and Apple Lodge (ref 29429) feature underfloor heating and large bi-fold doors to take full advantage of the view and open space. They are located just 5 miles from the historical town of Glastonbury, famous for its abbey, tor, music festival and mythical legends. The small city of Wells is 3 miles, with its cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and medieval cobbled street. The Bath and West Showground nearby features many events and exhibitions throughout the year. The Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills are ideal for cyclists, walkers and nature lovers. There is a chicken coop outside all properties where you can help yourself to fresh eggs. Shop, 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile. Properties 24826, 28997, 29428 and 29429 can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with bi-fold doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. Smart TV. Playstation 3. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Friday to Friday.

All properties: Underfloor oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Use of 50-acre farmland. Shared 2½ acres of natural grounds. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£239-£841
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Cabin Ref: W43389


This cosy detached wooden holiday lodge is situated amongst 16 acres of owners’ grounds, with lovely views over the Mendips and as far away as Dorset on a clear day. The elevated terrace is a perfect spot from which to admire the view and watch the antics of the free range chickens, doves, and the horses in the neighbouring field. It’s less than a mile from the small village of Priddy, with a footpath across the fields it’s a 5-minute walk. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and therefore a very popular area for walkers, cavers and horse riding alike. It makes an ideal base for sightseeing places such as Cheddar Gorge and Caves, 5 miles, Wookey Hole Caves and Wookey Hole Paper Mill, 2.7 Miles, Wells Cathedral, 4 miles, Burrington Combe, 5 miles, Bristol, Bath, Longleat and many other places of interest are also within easy reach. Annual attractions include Priddy Folk Fair in July, Priddy Sheep Fair in August, Mendip folk festival, in September. Bonfire Night Display in November, and also in November the Illuminated Carnival Season. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

4 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors and wooden floor/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen. Second living room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (fuel included). Elecric heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 16-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. Pet free of charge, to be kept on lead at all times. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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NOW
£193-£522
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Greenleaze Ref: 30642


This single-storey chalet, adjacent to the owners’ home, is situated in the pretty village of Westbury-sub-Mendip and has a large decked terrace with far reaching uninterrupted views across to Brean, Glastonbury and the Quantock Hills. The village is perfectly placed on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, halfway between the cathedral city of Wells and the world-famous Cheddar Gorge and caves. Cheddar is a large village at the foot of the steep limestone Gorge, with many visitor attractions. Wookey Hole also has dramatic caves to visit. Wells is Englands’ smallest cathedral city, with a moated Bishops Palace and many small individual shops. Glastonbury, a magical mystical place, is famous for its Abbey, Tor, Chalice Well and music festival, and is about 15 minutes away. Bristol airport can be reached in less than ½ hour. The coastal resorts of Weston-Super-Mare, Clevedon and Burnham-on-Sea can be reached within 30 minutes, and the heritage cities of Bath and Bristol within an hour. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Decked terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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NOW
£249-£632
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Piggery Ref: E5438

This beautiful barn conversion offers guests use of an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub, and is situated in 200 acres of stunning countryside with exceptional views of Wells Cathedral. Within easy reach of Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Glastonbury, the renowned Clarks Village shopping outlet at Street and Longleat House and Safari Park. NT properties are at Lytes Cary and Stourhead, with its wonderful lake walk. The Fleet Air Museum at Yeovilton and the glorious Regency city of Bath are within easy reach. Coarse fishing is available on the lake and there is a hard tennis court, both on site. Spa treatments available (extra charge). Shops and pubs serving food 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Underfloor gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Wi-fi (in shared reading room). Patio with terrace and furniture. Shared 200-acre grounds. BBQ. Parking. Shared indoor swimming pool, open 8am-8pm. Shared hot tub. Shared sauna and steam room (not for under 12s). Shared gym. Shared tennis court. Fishing. No smoking. Friday to Friday.
NB: Fishing lake in grounds.

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NOW
£465-£950
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

These well furnished holiday apartments are in an ideal location in the centre of the small village of Wookey Hole and next to the famous caves and papermill. The city of Wells is only 2 miles away with its magnificent 13th century cathedral and many other historic buildings including the moated Bishops Palace and Vicars Close. The cobbled Wells Market Place has lively markets twice a week, and there is an excellent selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries winding through the narrow streets. Nearby Cheddar offers awe inspiring views and walks amongst the gorge and caves, and within 25 miles you can visit many other attractions which include the cities of Bath and Bristol, Glastonbury Abbey and Tor, Stourhead, Muchelney Abbey and the Fleet Air Arm Museum. The beautiful variety of landscapes ranging from coastal scenery around Weston-super-Mare to the Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels offer a wealth of activities including caving, abseiling, horse riding, walking, cycling and nature watching. Shop, pub and restaurant 10 yards.

First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with sloping ceilings.

All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only.

WAS
NOW
£430-£430
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Streamside Cottage Ref: 27374

This delightful and stylish terraced holiday cottage is perfectly located on a quiet lane in the very heart of the city of Wells. The shops, restaurants and market square are just a few strides away. Wells is a medieval city nestling on the southern side of the Mendip Hills with the mystical Somerset Levels stretching to the south and west. The smallest city in England, it remains remarkably unspoilt and has many historic buildings including the 13th-century cathedral. The Wells Market Place has lively markets twice a week. Attractions within an hour’s drive include the city of Bath, Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge and Glastonbury Tor. Shop, pub and restaurant 20 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard, sitting-out area, furniture. Car park 550 yards, (permit included). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£263-£709
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