Find A Holiday Cottage to Rent in 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 in choice of coast or countryside locations. Somerset is an ideal county for all kinds of holiday from a weekend break ro a week or longer on a 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, seductive 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 accompapnied by a flaggon of Somerset Cider.

There are oodles of festivals, carnivals and events to enjoy in Somerset, 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 huge brightly lit floats at one of Somerset's magical winter carnivals in October and November. Most would give Brazil a run for its money and definnitely be the highlight of a winter weekend break in a cosy holiday cottage. Check out our Somerset Winter Carnivals Blog for details of when and where to find them for a late autumn break in Somerset

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Lower Leys Cottage, Withypool, Somerset

Lower Leys Cottage, Withypool

Lower Leys Cottage sits close to the Somerset village of Withypool providing cosy accommodation set within the Exmoor National Park. The dog friendly cottage sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Both the cottages at Leys Farm have been recently completely redecorated and refurbished.

The Retreat, Washford, Somerset

The Retreat, Washford

The Retreat is a large holiday cottage, bursting with character on the rural West Somerset coast in Washford village between Watchet and Dunster. This tastefully furnished, pet friendly holiday property sleeps 16 guests who have use of an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and a hot tub.

The Old Mill, Taunton, Somerset

The Old Mill, Taunton

The Old Mill sits in a beautiful rural location in the Somerset Countryside near Taunton. This converted large Somerset holiday barn with WiFi sleeps 10 guests in 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. Visit Britain 4-star rated.

The Granary, Taunton, Somerset

The Granary, Taunton

The Granary, with hot tub sleeps 6. A Somerset converted barn with Wifi. VisitBritain 4 star, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Spa pampering and activities available. Idyllic countryside location. Booked with Old Mill sleeps 16. Taunton M5 3 miles.

Dragon House, Dunster, Somerset

Dragon House, Dunster

A tastefully furnished, large and pet friendly Grade II listed holiday home sleeping 22 in 8 en suite bedrooms on the coast near Dunster in rural West Somerset. Perfect for family celebrations, reunions and days out on local beaches and Exmoor.

Quantock Hills Apartment 1, Taunton, Somerset

Quantock Hills Apartment 1, Taunton

Located in the south wing of Crowcombe Court at the foot of the Quantock Hills are two character apartments, both sleeping up to five in three bedrooms. These stylish, pet friendly apartments are a mirror image of each other, both featuring a large open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen....

Middle Leys Cottage, Withypool, Somerset

Middle Leys Cottage, Withypool

Set within Exmoor National Park Leys Cottage is a charming pet friendly 3 bedroomed holiday cottage with Wi-Fi close to the Somerset village of Withypool. Just completely redecorated and re-furnished, this Exmoor cottage now offers stylish decor with rustic charm.

The Barn, Taunton, Somerset

The Barn, Taunton

The Barn, beautiful converted barn with spa use. VisitBritain 4 star rated. Sleeps 6, traditional Somerset barn in idyllic countryside surroundings. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Book other holiday cottages at the same location for larger groups. 5 miles Taunton.

Waterfall House, Bath, Somerset

Waterfall House, Bath

Watch otters and kingfishers through the windows of Waterfall House, a secluded 8-bedroom riverside country house in idyllic Somerset countryside south of Bristol. Beautifully furnished, this large holiday house and annexe (with games room) sleeps 20 and comes complete with hot tub and tennis court....

Montacute Court , Sherborne , Somerset

Montacute Court , Sherborne

Large Grade 1 listed Somerset manor house in Sherborne sleeping up to 28 with hot tub and tennis court in idyllic rural village with great pub and National Trust properties within walking distance. Pets wecome.

The Monmouth House, Bath, Somerset

The Monmouth House, Bath

A large, elegant and contemporary Georgian style Bath town house, perfect for weekend breaks in this historic city. Just a 10 minute walk from Bath Abbey, The Spa and Roman Baths. Monmouth House It sleeps up to 14 guests in comfort and style. Dogs are welcome.

SkyFall Farm, Bath, Somerset

SkyFall Farm, Bath

SkyFall Farm lies in peaceful rural surroundings down a tiny country lane in Somerset. It lies in a beautiful and secluded location yet only 10-minutes drive from the centre of Bath. The large pet friendly farmhouse sleeps 14 guests in comfort and style. Private garden with exquisite rural views.

The Ox House, Clevedon, Somerset

The Ox House, Clevedon

Lavender and Poppy Cottages are two beautifully presented self-catering farm barn conversions in a secluded rural location at Ox House Farm Cottages, a 200-acre livestock farm on the edge of the Somerset levels near the beach at Clevedon.

Emmett's Grange, Simonsbath, Somerset

Emmett's Grange, Simonsbath

Set high on the hills of Exmoor above Simonsbath is Emmett's Grange, a dog friendly large and Grade II listed large and secluded Georgian house with Wi-Fi sleeps 15 in 6 bedrooms. Located within a glorious 900-acre estate in the Exmoor National Park and benefiting from a private deluxe swim spa.

Allerford Cottage, Minehead, Somerset

Allerford Cottage, Minehead

Allerford Cottage is a 4-star holiday cottage with Wi-Fi in Somerset sleeping 5 in 3 bedrooms. It is set in picturesque rural surroundings near Minehead and Dunster within The Exmoor National Park. Facilities include an indoor pool, games room, tennis court etc. Families & pets are welcome.

Meare Court, Taunton, Somerset

Meare Court, Taunton

Meare Court, a beautiful listed Somerset farmhouse, sleeps max 14, with Wi-Fi and private hot tub. Own large garden, 5 miles Taunton, idyllic countryside location. Walks, cycling, Spa, catering, chef. Hen weekends, family groups. 3 miles J25 M5, Bristol 1 hr, London.

Quantock Hills Apartment 2, Watchet, Somerset

Quantock Hills Apartment 2, Watchet

Set within the South wing of Crowcombe Court a beautiful 13th Century mansion house, the two mirroring apartments at Crowcombe Court sleep 5 people in 3 bedrooms. The apartments are within easy access of The Quantock Hills an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Cophole Farm , Brompton Regis , Somerset

Cophole Farm , Brompton Regis

Beautiful 7 bedroom Victorian house situated in the heart of Exmoor National Park and comfortably accommodating up to 14. This tastefully decorated house is wonderfully spacious and is within easy walking distance of Wimbleball Lake where a number of water and land based activities can be enjoyed.

The Quad, Wiveliscombe, Somerset

The Quad, Wiveliscombe

large Luxurious converted barn with Hot tub in somerset. Featuring secure walled garden, 3 fireplaces, underfloor heating, four poster bed, huge Aga kitchen, roulette table and masses of communal space.

Cedar Lodge, Cheddar, Somerset

Cedar Lodge, Cheddar

Cedar Lodge is a totally luxurious 2-bedroom Somerset holiday lodge in Cheddar. It lies on the fringes of the Mendip Hills in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This 5-star lodge in a quiet rural setting is baby friendly, ideal for parents with very young children.

West Lodge, Minehead, Somerset

West Lodge, Minehead

Recently refurbished former Gate Lodge offering self catering accommodation in Somerset, 2 miles from Dunster, within the Exmoor National Park. Set in a rural, peaceful location, with lots of wildlife and lovely walks nearby. Sleeps 4+Cot, AGA, Large Garden, Stunning Views, WiFi, Parking.

The Linhay at Emmetts Grange, Simonsbath, Somerset

The Linhay at Emmetts Grange, Simonsbath

The Linhay is a charming rural dog friendly one bedroomed annexe set within the heart of the 900-acre Exmoor estate of Emmett's Grange near Simonsbath in Somerset. Sleeps 2.

The Old Post Office, Ilminster, Somerset

The Old Post Office, Ilminster

The Old Post Office is a charming period holiday cottage set is the pretty Somerset village of Puckington, near Ilminster. The cottage has Wi-Fi and sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. It is nicely situated for exploring the Jurassic coast and Lyme Regis as well as the beaches of East Devon. Pets welcome.

Marmaduke House, Bath, Somerset

Marmaduke House, Bath

Large and spacious Victorian house with Wi-Fi in superb Bath centre location in Somerset. Accommodates 10 in 5 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms, Marmaduke House self catering holiday cottage has private parking for 3 cars. Bath's attractions and shops are only a level 8 minute walk away.

Somerset is home to the picturesque city of Bath, the only place in the UK where you can still bathe in naturally hot spa water and roman baths or simply gaze at the stunning architecture of the city at Pulteney Bridge. You’ll find many beautiful restaurants too. Somerset is famous for its Scrumpy Cider, Apples and Cheddar Cheese but foodies will find 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 up to 450ft. Those feeling really adventurous can head over to the caving and rock climbing activity centre on-site, whilst others can relax in the café nearby.

For those that aren’t so keen on heights the West Somerset Railway is a heritage railway line that 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 as you zip along the rolling hills, and eventually arrive at the popular visitor destinations of Taunton (taking the bus from the quaint village of Bishops Lydeard) and Minehead at either end. If you prefer to take your time taking in the beautiful wildlife and scenery there are hundreds of walks on Exmoor, or one of Somerset’s range of hills: The Mendips, Brendans, Quantocks and The Poldens, all giving incredible views of the surrounding area. All the family wil love a trip to theNoah's Ark Zoo Farm near Portishead on the North Somerset coaast. The farm is home to the longest headge 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 that is 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!

When you are not walking, bathing or cycling Somerset’s hills and beaches, there are many interesting museums and country houses to explore. The most popular museum is The Haynes Motor Museum near Wincanton, where you can get a first-hand look at a timeline of motorcars in from around the world or try the nearby Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton that gets you up close and personal with Europe’s largest collection of naval aircraft and one of the first Concorde aeroplanes ever built. Alternatively aviation tourists can head to Weston-super-Mare to see the world's largest collection of helicopters at the International Helicoper 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.