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Somerset

 

Sitting at the heart of the West Country, anyone looking to book holiday cottages in Somerset will find a property to meet their needs and budget with a choice of coast or countryside locations. Somerset is an ideal county for all kinds of holiday from a weekend break to a week or longer on holiday with family or friends. Discover the landscape, history and culture of this beautiful rural County. Somerset features a long stretching coastline, quaint Victorian seaside resorts, the Exmoor National Park, charming English countryside, the Mendip Hills and many historical landmarks such as Wells Cathedral and sleepy market towns like Frome, Glastonbury and Crewkerne. Grab local produce and organic food at the bustling farmers' markets to cook back at your holiday cottage accompanied by a flagon of Somerset Cider. 

Somerset is more than the glorious countryside, cider and cream teas. It is a county of festivals, carnivals and events, most notable being the spectacular Glastonbury Festival, home to hundreds of household-name artists and around 175,000 revellers year after year. For something similarly spectacular, spend an evening watching the fabulous brightly lit floats at one of Somerset's magical winter carnivals in October and November. Most would give Rio a run for its money and should be the highlight of a winter weekend break in a cosy holiday cottage on the Somerset Levels. Check out our Somerset Winter Carnivals Blog for details of when and where to find the carnivals for a late autumn break in Somerset.

 

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Once used as the Brushford village school, Old School House is now a carefully-restored rural cottage near Dulverton in Somerset. The pet-friendly cottage boasts ample character & features two wood burners, a bread oven, mature gardens, contemporary comforts and access to multiple local attractions.

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Old Malthouse is a sophisticated rural cottage in Monksilver, Somerset, which blends tradition and modernity. Replete with exposed beams and wood burner, the pet-friendly cottage once supplied malt to the region and is an ideal place to enjoy a local cider or an ale after a day exploring Exmoor.

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Elm is an ideal seaside escape. The coastal cottage lies in Blue Anchor Bay, Somerset, and boasts wonderful ocean and countryside views from its delightful gardens which catch the sea breeze. The cottage also offers a games room, wheelchair access and contemporary comforts, plus proximity to Exmoor.

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Feel the sea breeze and admire the views of Blue Anchor Bay at Beech, a coastal cottage in Primrose Hill, Somerset. Play in the sun or explore Exmoor National Park, before retiring to a cottage with wheelchair access, a games room and a furnished garden with beautiful views of the countryside.

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With panoramic views of Blue Anchor Bay, Ash is a modern coastal cottage ideal for a seaside holiday. Situated in Blue Anchor Bay, Somerset, the cottage offers disabled access as well as gorgeous gardens, a games room, contemporary comforts, plus access to beaches and the delights of Exmoor.

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Enjoy wonderful views and a sea breeze at Oak, a coastal cottage at Primrose Hill in Somerset which boasts beautiful gardens, disabled access, contemporary comforts, a games room and light-filled spaces. Admire the countryside views and spend days exploring Blue Anchor Bay and Exmoor National Park.

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Situated in the heart of the seaside village of Porlock Weir, Somerset, Harbour House Apartment once housed the harbour master but now makes an idyllic holiday home along the Exmoor coast, a waterside cottage featuring two cosy bedrooms and French windows offering gorgeous views of the bay.

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The Blue Anchor promenade lies just moments from Meadow View, a charming coastal cottage in Somerset with views across a meadow to the ocean and West Somerset Railway. The modern family cottage offers comfort and relaxing outdoor spaces as well as a prime position in this lovely seaside village.

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Upcott Farm House in Winsford, Cheshire is a fantastic location for a large group celebration. The grand rural cottage in the Exmoor National Park offers groups and their pets a thoroughly modern cottage with gorgeous grounds, a sunroom, log burning stove and other traditional features.

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Somerset is home to the picturesque city of Bath (North Somerset). The city is the only place in the UK where you can still bathe in naturally hot spa water and roman baths or hit the shops built over the river at Pulteney Bridge. You’ll find many beautiful restaurants too. Somerset is famous for its Scrumpy Cider, Apples and Cheddar Cheese but foodies will discover so much more tucked away in the county. Experience exquisite traditional restaurants and pubs hidden in local villages. You can even enjoy great Somerset food right through the day by indulging in a Somerset cream tea between lunch and dinner.

If you’re not afraid of heights or going underground, Cheddar Gorge and its caves are a stunning location to visit during your holiday, with dramatic cliffs rising to 450ft. Those feeling adventurous can head over to the caving and rock climbing activity centre on-site, whilst others can relax in the café nearby. A little further to the East, a cave walk for an audience with the Witch of Wookey can be combined with a whole host of other family-friendly activities. Make a day of it at Wookey Hole.

For those that aren’t so keen on heights, the West Somerset Railway is a heritage railway line. It spans 23 miles of the Somerset countryside and operates using steam and the occasional vintage diesel train. The route is ideal for a day out. Starting from Minehead, you chunter at a sedate pace through the rolling Quantock Hills, to Bishop’s Lydeard (good for pub lunches) or travel onward by bus Taunton, Somerset’s county town. If you prefer to take your time absorbing Somerset’s beautiful wildlife and scenery, there are hundreds of walks on Exmoor or one of Somerset’s range of hills. These are The Mendips, Brendans, Quantocks and The Poldens, all giving incredible views of the surrounding countryside. 

All the family will love a trip to the Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm near Portishead on the North Somerset coast. The farm is home to the longest hedge maze in England.

Somerset boasts some delightful seaside resorts all offering a healthy choice of self-catering accommodation to suit all tastes. Weston-Super-Mare is always popular, with a golden sand beach and grand pier with rides and a great selection of food and drink. The West Somerset resorts of Watchet (lovely harbour) Blue Anchor, Dunster (superb castle), Minehead and Porlock offer a more quiet and tranquil seaside location, ideal for building sandcastles sea angling and walkers. The West Somerset Steam Railway has stations at most of these resorts other than Porlock, so you don’t even have to drive!

There are many fascinating and historical museums and country houses to explore when you are not walking, bathing or cycling Somerset’s hills and beaches. The most famous museum is The Haynes Motor Museum near Wincanton. Here, you can get a first-hand look at a timeline of motorcars from around the world. Also, try the nearby Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton that gets you up close and personal with Europe’s most extensive collection of naval aircraft and one of the first Concorde aeroplanes ever built.

 Alternatively, aviation enthusiasts visiting Weston-super-Mare should see the world’s largest helicopters collection at the International Helicopter Museum. Whatever time of year you choose to holiday, you will always find suitable holiday accommodation in Somerset to provide a memorable and relaxing holiday.