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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 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.

WAS
NOW
£350-£638
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Located in the picturesque hamlet of Yarley, 3 miles from the beautiful cathedral city of Wells, Seekings is an ideal base for sight-seeing or relaxation within a peaceful, idyllic, rural setting. This barn conversion has been divided into two stylish and tastefully renovated holiday units, furnished to a good standard, and offering a hotel experience with the freedom of self catering. Each has a private patio area and shared lawned area. Bath robes and toiletries are provided, along with a choice of beauty and body therapies available on site (prior reservations and payment details direct with owner). The magnificent cathedral in Wells, along with the Bishop’s Palace and Vicar’s Close are memorable sights to visit in this compact, historical city. Nearby Wookey Hole caves and papermill are a world famous visitor attraction, along with the biggest cathedral-like caves in Britain at Cheddar Gorge. The Mendip Hills (AONB) offer dramatic landscapes. Glastonbury, Bath and Bristol are all within a short drive, and the coastal resorts of Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea are close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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

Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-pay as you go. Shared small enclosed lawned garden. Private patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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NOW
£406-£406
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
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 patio doors/kitchen with beams. Second living room. Dining room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite wet room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Flagstone floors throughout.

Four Freeview TVs. DVD. Playstation 3 and small library. Enclosed lawned garden with large gravelled terrace and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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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£305-£891
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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.

WAS
NOW
£170-£516
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.

WAS
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.

Shared entrance. All on ground floor: 2 steps to living room/2 steps down to dining room. Kitchen. 1 step to 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

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
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these two holiday properties are located in a peaceful, rural setting, surrounded by 4 acres of the Beaconsfield Farm gardens and grounds, where the owner resides, with magnificent views of the Mendip Hills to the north and Somerset Levels to the south. The Stables (ref 30207) is part of a converted barn adjacent to the main farmhouse, with a private terrace offering views of the Somerset Levels and surrounding fields. Garden Suite 1 (ref 30206) is a semi-detached lodge with a private terrace overlooking the garden, the Mendip Hills and the surrounding countryside. Only 2 miles to Wells, the smallest city in the UK, with a magnificent cathedral, Bishops Palace, the famous Vicars Close and historic Market Place. Also nearby, one can visit Glastonbury Abbey and Tor, Longleat House and Gardens, Longleat Safari Park, Cheddar and Cheddar Gorge, as well as the caves at Wookey Hole. The heritage cities of Bristol and Bath are within a short drive, as are the coastal resorts and sandy beaches at Burnham-on-Sea and Weston Super Mare. Beach 17 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Oil central heating included.

Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Terrace and furniture. Shared 4-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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NOW
£208-£630
Shortlist
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.

WAS
NOW
£175-£544
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Located in the picturesque hamlet of Yarley, 3 miles from the beautiful cathedral city of Wells, Seekings is an ideal base for sight-seeing or relaxation within a peaceful, idyllic, rural setting. This barn conversion has been divided into two stylish and tastefully renovated holiday units, furnished to a good standard, and offering a hotel experience with the freedom of self catering. Each has a private patio area and shared lawned area. Bath robes and toiletries are provided, along with a choice of beauty and body therapies available on site (prior reservations and payment details direct with owner). The magnificent cathedral in Wells, along with the Bishop’s Palace and Vicar’s Close are memorable sights to visit in this compact, historical city. Nearby Wookey Hole caves and papermill are a world famous visitor attraction, along with the biggest cathedral-like caves in Britain at Cheddar Gorge. The Mendip Hills (AONB) offer dramatic landscapes. Glastonbury, Bath and Bristol are all within a short drive, and the coastal resorts of Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea are close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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

Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-pay as you go. Shared small enclosed lawned garden. Private patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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NOW
£440-£440
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Tor View Rise Ref: 27802

Peacefully located in 3-acre lawned grounds, shared with the owner, which offer stunning countryside views to Glastonbury Tor, this single-storey, semi-detached holiday cottage is only ½ mile from Wells. A pleasant, easy walk from the cottage brings guests to England’s smallest city, boasting a fine cathedral and moated Bishops’s Palace, a charming market square and a wealth of medieval architecture. Local attractions include Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole Caves and mystical Glastonbury with its Tor, abbey ruins and Chalice Well. Slightly further afield are Longleat House and Safari Park and Stourhead House and Gardens. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, shower attachment and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Patio and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 3-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced drops in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£212-£706
Shortlist
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.

WAS
NOW
£239-£841
Shortlist
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
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