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.
A luxurious eco lodge set within Strawberryfield Park in Cheddar. With a wraparound furnished deck and sumptuous hot tub this beautifully designed and furnished home delivers style and comfort in equal measure. Perfectly suited to families or groups of friends, it makes for a superb stay in Somerset
Situated deep in the heart of Exmoor National Park on the outskirts of the riverside village of Exford, Somerset, you’ll find Greenslades, a large child-friendly cottage offering gorgeous countryside views, four bedrooms (two en-suite), beamed ceilings, and two wood-burner stoves.
Honeysuckle Cottage is an elegant coastal cottage in the village of Porlock in Somerset. Set in a quiet location, the pet-friendly cottage is close to all attractions and boasts an interior with a log fire, open-plan design and contemporary sophistication. Explore Porlock and the wonders of Exmoor.
The Stables Cottages, one of 12 4-star Exmoor Holiday Cottages at Duddings is a large Somerset holiday cottage sleeping 16/18 in 8 bedrooms. It is set in a beautiful rural valley near Dunster in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline etc. Pets welcome.
An award-winning luxury cottage in the heart of the beautiful Exmoor village of Dunster. The cosy yet spacious three-bedroom Exmoor holiday cottage boasts cruck beams, oak screens, a stunning four-poster bed, wood burning stove, patio and deck. Two reserved parking spaces. Sleeps 6. Dogs welcome.
Surridge Farmhouse is a Grade II listed rural cottage at the foot of the Brandon Hills near Waterrow in Somerset. The pet-friendly cottage sits on 80 acres of grounds and is steeped in tradition with exposed beams and fireplaces, and offers a games room, modern comforts and an Iron Age Fort.
Swan Lodge is a wood-clad rural cottage on Castle Farm near Wedmore, and it provides an ideal place to relax and unwind after exploring the Somerset Levels The cottage boasts a large garden with views of the countryside plus an indulgent hot tub and a thoroughly modern interior.
Set on the peaceful Strawberryfield Park resort near Cheddar in Somerset, The Levels is a stylish architect designed eco-lodge with an abundance of light and cool tones, perfect for discerning couples seeking a relaxing break.
This listed 18th-century former toll house makes for a memorable romantic retreat in Somerset. This small yet enchanting Quantock Hills cottage lies on the quiet high street in Nether Stowey, a pretty Somerset coastal village, perfect for walking, riding and exploring unspoilt countryside.
Castle House sits on the grounds of the Museum of Somerset in the county town of Taunton, Somerset, part of a 12th-century castle and offering a distinctive holiday experience, a large child-friendly cottage with four bedrooms over two stories, a modern kitchen, & signature Tudor Room sitting area.
Stay in your very own railway carriage beside the vintage railway tracks near Williton, Somerset. The Railway Carriage is an authentic replica and is fitted out with style and luxury. The pet-friendly cottage promises a unique holiday plus a log burner, eco-friendly design and a 4-star rating.
Carolina Cottage is a Grade II listed seafront fisherman’s cottage in Minehead, Somerset, with a sea breeze and ocean views. The pet-friendly cottage combines modernity with exposed beams and other original features. Step straight onto the beach or the South West Coast Path and explore Exmoor.
Enjoy your Exmoor holiday with a stay at Little Farthings in the village of Timberscombe, Somerset, a charming child-friendly cottage offering upside-down accommodation across two stories, with three well-presented bedrooms, a spacious sitting room, & a wraparound decked garden with moorland vie...
Bamboo Cottage is a modern, stone-built cottage in the village of Timberscombe near Dunster. The pet-friendly cottage offers couples a romantic getaway with a lush garden, a contemporary interior with spiral staircase, open-plan design, plus the chance to explore the delights of the Somerset region.
Sitting next to the railway tracks near Woolston in Somerset, Railway Cottage is a dream cottage for railway lovers. The pet-friendly cottage promises to charm and views of the countryside, as well as a log burner, light-filled rooms, oak flooring, modern comforts and a 4-star gold rating.
Pipits is a large period holiday home on the outskirts of the Somerset village of Exford, a pet-friendly cottage boasting a large inglenook fireplace, oak beams, two wood-burner stoves, terraced garden with summerhouse, and four bedrooms that comfortably sleep up to eight guests.
The Old Reading Rooms is a unique Grade II listed cottage dating back to the 1880s. Situated in Wiveliscombe, Somerset, the pet-friendly cottage sleeps 4 and boasts a high ceiling, cornices, stained glass windows & timbered floor, as well as enclosed courtyard, spiral staircase & traditional décor.
Large Thatched Somerset Longhouse and 11 attractive cottages sleeping 2,2,3,4,4,4,4,5,10/12,12, 16/18 in 1-8 bedrooms near Dunster and Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome. VisitEngland 4-star.
Selworthy is a 4-Star Gold West Somerset Holiday Cottage sleeping 11 in 6 bedrooms. This dog-friendly cottage is set on a small country estate in an Exmoor valley near Dunster & Minehead. Facilities include an indoor pool, hot tub, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre.
Watch the sunset over Blue Anchor from the private deck of Pines, a lovely romantic cottage in Cleeve Park, Somerset. Explore the region of Exmoor and relax at a coastal cottage with an open-plan design, abundant natural light and a generous enclosed garden.
Horner apartment at Duddings Holiday Cottages in West Somerset sleeps 2 in 1 double bedroom. Situated in the rural Avill Valley near Dunster and Minehead, Horner is a cosy, pet friendly Exmoor cottage for couples with use of an indoor pool, tennis court, spa and games room.
Larch Barn sits amidst a large meadow on the edge of the South Somerset village of North Perrott, a pretty child-friendly cottage offering comfortable accommodation for couples and young families, boasting two bedrooms and light, airy open plan living area with exposed beams.
A medieval bailiff’s home lovingly updated to modern standards, Redbridge Cottage in Standerwick, Somerset, makes the perfect family holiday home, a four-bedroom child-friendly cottage featuring cinema and games room, timber framing, underfloor heating, and woodburning stove.
Situated near the heart of the lovely village of Dulverton, Merrijig is a modern, detached cottage with a wood-burning stove; a sun-drenched balcony. The family cottage promises a stress-free holiday close to the many attractions of Somerset and offers a generous garden and contemporary omforts.
- Blue Anchor
- Compton Bishop
- Huish Champflower
- Nether Stowey
- North Perrott
- Old Cleeve
- Porlock Weir
- Shepton Mallet
- South Petherton
- Wheddon Cross
- Wootton Courtenay
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.