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At the heart of the West Country, Somerset's rolling hills, deep gorges and flowing rivers tell the tales of myths and legends.

From castles, abbeys and museums, to classic English houses and gardens, this is rural England at its best, and with such a wide range of things to see and do, a cottage holiday here provides the perfect base from which to explore the area.

Begin your visit to Somerset by exploring some of the area's rich heritage, starting off with the enigmatic Glastonbury Tor. Sitting high above the land like a beacon, it holds stories of the legends of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. At the base of the Tor lie the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, set in 36 acres of beautiful parkland and ponds it's the perfect destination for a family day out. There's an abundance of historical places in the region so take the time to explore as many as possible, especially Wells Cathedral and the Roman Baths and its museum.

If you can tear yourself away from exploring Somerset's past there's a lot more to explore. Longleat Safari Park is just one of the many animal attractions in the area, but you can also get up close and personal with magnificent shire horses birds of prey and marine life.

From the open expanses of gardens and ancient oak woodlands to sparkling rivers and sandy beaches, Somerset is a haven for lovers of the great outdoors. There are some great natural wonders to explore and with its steep inclines, dramatic peaks and amazing views, Cheddar Gorge makes an ideal location for walkers, climbers, cavers and sightseers alike. Lazy afternoon picnics can be enjoyed, and there's a superb selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes cooking up fresh local produce so you can take a night off from cooking. You could even make a night of it and go see a show at the 17th century Theatre Royal in Bath.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Westcroft Lodge Ref: W42821

This timber clad holiday lodge is situated in the grounds of the owner’s home, and next to a small plant nursery, just on the edge of the seaside resort of Burnham-on-Sea. The sands stretch 7 miles from here, through Berrow and Brean, stopping at the NT headland of Brean Down, one of the most dramatic landmarks of the Somerset coastline, offering walking opportunities. From the top of the headland there are views over the Bristol Channel, to the islands of Steep Holm and Flat Holm, Weston-super-Mare across to the Welsh coast. With close access to the M5, there are many attractions to visit within an hour’s drive. These include the cities of Bristol and Bath, the north Devon coastline, Exmoor, and the Quantock and Mendip Hills. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

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

Electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Enclosed, fenced lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£208-£424
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Bramble Cottage Ref: 17415

This lovely, spacious, detached barn set in its own large garden offers very well equipped and beautifully presented holiday accommodation on single level. In a peaceful rural location it is ideal for relaxation and touring alike, being just 10 miles from the Georgian Heritage City of Bath with its superb architecture of historic interest. Other local attractions include Longleat, Stourhead House and gardens (NT), Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge and Chew Valley Lake. Excellent walking on Mendip Hills. Local golf and riding. Shop 1½ miles, pub ½ mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. Step to 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£312-£946
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
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
The Cottage Ref: E3836

This spacious detached property enjoys an enviable location in Watchet harbour and views over the marina (pictured). Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Quantocks yet only a few miles from the sandy beach at Blue Anchor, this is an ideal base from which to explore the delights of Exmoor National Park. Famous resorts are within easy reach: Minehead for shopping, golf, mountain bike hire; Porlock, popular with riders; pretty Porlock Weir with its small harbour, inns and quaint cottages; and Lynton and Lynmouth, connected by a unique cliff railway. Exmoor, home to herds of red deer and ‘Doone country’, is wonderful for walkers and riders with miles of foot and cycle paths to enjoy, whilst Tropiquaria animal and adventure park, the West Somerset Steam Railway (with a station at Watchet), NT properties including Dunster Castle, and even landrover ‘safaris’ across the moors are among a host of easily accessible attractions. Local golf, tennis, riding and fishing. Shops and pub serving food a 2 minute walk.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Second living room with double sofa bed. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 2 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Video. DVD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Walled garden and furniture. Terrace/balcony. BBQ. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£601-£1318
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Ladybird Cottage Ref: E5491

Hidden deep in the Somerset countryside, yet only a short drive from sandy beaches, these two smart and well-appointed, semi-detached holiday cottages are set around the owners’ 12-acre lake. There is plenty of wildlife on the doorstep, including deer, swans and badgers, and the area is ideal for bird watching and walking. Somerset, situated in South West England, is a region of rural countryside, coastal beaches, a national park and numerous AONBs. The area is full of character and history, and is the perfect holiday destination for breaktaking views, culture, endless walks and traditional pub food. Nestled amongst Somerset’s rolling hills and the Levels are picturesque villages, small market towns, age-old pubs and modern-day tourist attractions. There are always so many things to do in Somerset, this location is suited to all ages, making Lakeview’s holiday cottages an ideal holiday destination. Two pubs serving food within 10 minutes’ walk. Shops/PO 3 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining area/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Both properties: Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot and h/chair for hire on request (£10 each). Freeview TV. DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. Wi-fi. Shared grounds with terrace and furniture. BBQ. Parking. Children’s play area. Fishing (free of charge). No smoking. NB: Fenced fishing lake in grounds.

WAS
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£465-£950
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Ragwood Cottage Ref: EWU

This attractive, detached holiday cottage, located in the owner’s ground, is full of character and stylish features. Clewer is 2 miles from Cheddar, famous for cheese making and the magnificent gorge and caves. Nearby, the city of Wells has a 13th-century cathedral and many historic buildings. Other attractions include Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, the cities of Bath and Bristol, the lakes and birdlife of Chew Valley, and for walkers and cyclists, the many footpaths around the Mendips and Somerset Levels. Shop 500 yards, pub ½ mile, restaurant 2 miles.

Beamed living/dining room with high ceiling and picture window. Compact well-equipped kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV/DVD and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet, sloping ceiling, Velux window.

  • Electricity, full electric central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD/iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed, lawned garden with terrace, fire pit and furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
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£308-£1007
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

At the end of a quiet country lane, these three charming and individual properties enjoy an idyllic setting surrounded by 3.5 acres of land crossed by a sparkling stream. Set right on the Somerset, Devon and Dorset border, they are just 8 miles from Lyme Regis with its massive breakwater – The Cobb, prominently featured in The French Lieutenant’s Woman – and its grand sandy beach. The elegant seaside resort of Sidmouth, Charmouth (renowned for fossil hunting), Golden Cap (the highest cliff on the south coast) and the pleasure gardens at the fishing village of Beer are all close by. Chard, 3 miles, the highest town in Somerset, with its Hornsbury Mill full of bric-a-brac, the 1000-acre wildlife park at Cricket St Thomas, Forde Abbey and Gardens, Axminster and many other places of interest are within easy reach. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. First floor: Kitchen. 1 double (four poster) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi corner bath and toilet. Z-bed.

Garden with patio. Parking. NB: Pond in garden.

All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. M/wave. Shared laundry room with w/machine and t/dryer. Wi-fi. Shared 3.5-acre grounds. Garden furniture. BBQ. NB: Stream in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£230-£523
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3

Four poster bedFour poster bed

Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, which extend to 20-acres, these charming former stables are surrounded by wonderful countryside and have been converted to a very good standard. It is a superbly convenient holiday base for the world heritage city of Bath with it’s historic buildings, world famous theatre and river trips, as well as the city of Wells, Glastonbury Tor, Longleat House and Safari Park, Cheddar Gorge and caves, Stourhead and Wookey Hole. Close by is the village of Kilmersden, home to the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill. There are local shops and a takeaway in the village of Coleford 2 miles away. There are several sandy and dramatic coastal beaches to the west and south, such as Lyme Regis, Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea. It also makes a perfect place from which to cycle, walk, play golf and horse ride. There are facilities on site to bring your own horse by prior arrangement with the owner. Shop and pub with food 1.5 miles.Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, which extend to 20-acres, these charming former stables are surrounded by wonderful countryside and have been converted to a very good standard. It is a superbly convenient holiday base for the world heritage city of Bath with it’s historic buildings, world famous theatre and river trips, as well as the city of Wells, Glastonbury Tor, Longleat House and Safari Park, Chedder Gorge and caves, Stourhead and Wookey Hole. Close by is the village of Kilmersden, home to the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill. There are local shops and a takeaway in the village of Coleford 2 miles away. There are several sandy and dramatic coastal beaches to the west and south, such as Lyme Regis, Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea. It also makes a perfect place from which to cycle, walk, play golf and horse ride. There are facilities on site to bring your own horse by prior arrangement with the owner. Shop and pub with food 1.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, double shower cubicle and toilet.

NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

WAS
NOW
£313-£585
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Well Cottage Ref: EUL

Located within Exmoor National Park and with magnificent views down across the valley, Well Cottage offers a peaceful retreat from the world. The pretty enclosed garden area has a good-sized patio where guests can enjoy a drink whilst admiring the surroundings and there are plenty of walks from the holiday cottage. The stunning coastline between Minehead and Combe Martin is nearby, with its beaches and quiet coves. Shops 4 miles, pub 2 miles.

Spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Large beamed dining room with tiled floor. Large kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV, dressing area and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Telephone (emergency calls only)
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Natural water supply from spring
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Small pond in
    garden

WAS
NOW
£392-£1138
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

In a tranquil setting in South Somerset, with easy access to many attractions in this delightful county, these two detached stone character barn conversions lie in a courtyard of the owner’s surrounding
3-acre grounds. They have been furnished and equipped to a superb standard and offer excellent holiday accommodation. Relax in this lovely setting or wine and dine in the nearby award-winning public house restaurant. There are many beautiful country walks, golf nearby, fishing and family attractions to visit within easy driving - such as Yeovilton Air Museum, Hayes Motor Museum and the famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves. Visit Montacute House, Forde Abbey and Gardens, Stourhead House, the Georgian city of Bath, Wells Cathedral City and enchanting Glastonbury Tor. Lyme Bay with the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast are also worth visiting. Shops 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

Living room with exposed stone walls and oak floor. Dining room with exposed stone walls and oak floor. Kitchen with flagstone floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wi-fi

  • Electricity and full gas central heating included (Winter £20 per week)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room with washing machines and tumble dryers
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • 3 acres of shared natural grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£262-£830
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).

WAS
NOW
£181-£422
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Esterelle Ref: EVL

This spacious, single storey holiday property is within a few minutes’ level walking distance to the centre of Bath and yet enjoys a peaceful, secluded location opposite Henrietta Park, one of Bath’s many beautiful parks. The property has secure and ample parking within the gated grounds and is adjacent to the owner’s home. Bath is renowned for its architectural treasures, in particular The Royal Crescent, The Circus, Pump Room and Pulteney Bridge, and the entire city has been designated a World Heritage site. Other famous attractions include the Roman Baths, the 15th-century abbey, and the recent arrival of the Thermae Bath Spa with open air rooftop pool. Catch a show at the beautiful Theatre Royal, which puts on performances all year round to appeal to all the family, with drama, comedy, dance, opera and frequent Sunday concerts. There is a year round calender of festivals and cultural events, and a huge array of cafes, bars and restaurants to choose from. Bath is also famous for its range of quality independent shops. Situated in the West Country, visitors can experience all the regions foods, cheeses and wines at local farmers markets, as well as trying the famous Bath Bun. The canal and River Avon run through the city, and their footpaths are excellent for walking, cycling and boating. Further afield, one can easily reach Longleat, Cheddar, with its breathtaking limestone gorge and caverns, Glastonbury, and the many National Trust houses such as Dryham Park, Stourhead and Lacock Abbey. The historic cathedral city of Wells is easily accessible, with its bustling market square, Bishop’s Palace and medieval cobbled streets. It is only a 45 minutes’ drive to the prehistoric Stonehenge, a mysterious monument that attracts millions of people every year. Shop 200 yards, pub 100 yards.

Large living room. Large dining room. Kitchen with TV, breakfast area and wooden floor. Conservatory. Two double bedrooms, one with wash basin. Two twin bedrooms. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture
  • Gas barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£811-£1926
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