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.
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.
A secluded and private dog-friendly Exmoor cottage with great views near Winsford, a pretty village with a terrific pub, village shop and tea rooms. Direct access to the moor makes this ideal for walkers or cyclists who love the freedom of the open countryside.
This stunning eco lodge in the beautiful Somerset countryside makes the perfect couples' retreat. The master suite has a king size bed and a bathroom complete with a huge freestanding bath and LED lighting. Laze the hours away in your fab hot tub or enjoy a sunset together in the starlit courtyard.
For a Somerset rural retreat for two, take the stepping stone path through a beautiful garden and find the charming Idlers Cottage, a luxuriously warm and cosy ham stone studio with small kitchen area and double bed within the attractive conservation area of South Petherton in the heart of Somerset.
Stone-built Foxlair Cottage sits on a working farm near Withypool and enjoys wonderful countryside views and fresh air. The romantic cottage features large gardens with space for pets as well as a lovely patio and open-plan spaces. Contemporary design features ensure a memorable getaway in Somerset.
Lavender Barn is a 200-year-old rural cottage near Halse in Somerset which boasts modern sophistication and a 5-star rating, as well as a hot tub, a wood-burning stove, a games room, a swimming pool and wheelchair access. Guests and pets are gifted beautiful countryside and nearby beaches.
The Outlook is a contemporary rural cottage boasting wonderful views of the Somerset countryside, and a hot tub. The pet-friendly cottage near Crowcombe sits on expansive grounds surrounded by green hills and offers outdoor entertaining areas as well as a spacious interior with chic design features.
Coleridge is a charming wood-clad cottage near Kilve in Somerset. The pet-friendly cottage boasts luxury and panoramic views to the coast, as well as large gardens with furnished outdoor spaces and a hot tub. Add exposed beams, a hammock for true relaxation, and even an agility course for the dog.
Find the perfect home base for a rural holiday in the West Country with a stay at The Old Bull Stall. This former barn, now a charming 2-bedroom countryside cottage is in the grounds of the owner’s working farm in the peaceful hamlet of Penselwood, near Wincanton in Somerset. Sleeps 4. Pets welcome.
Blueberry Cottage, Old Cleeve, makes the perfect holiday home for exploring the Exmoor coast, a 16th century Somerset coastal cottage near the national park and Minehead Beach, with two bedrooms upstairs, thatched roof, low doorways, beamed ceilings, and pretty cottage garden.
Woodside Cottage sits at the foot of Hawkcombe looking over the coastal village of Porlock, Somerset, a dog-friendly holiday home for families and groups exploring the Exmoor coast, featuring two sitting rooms, kitchen with oak units and Belfast sink, and two first-floor bedrooms that sleep four.
This stunning detached cottage is situated in a secluded position surrounded by moorland in the Exmoor National Park near Simonsbath and can sleep ten people in five bedrooms.
Priory Thatch Cottage is a romantic cottage steeped in tradition and close to the high street of Dunster. The cosy cottage boasts gorgeous mature gardens and modern comforts, as well as a sun-lit interior with open plan design. Enjoy serenity and wonderful walks through Exmoor from the front door.
Hearn Lodge sits on 12 acres of wildlife meadows and boasts beautiful views of the Somerset countryside. The detached rural cottage in Bishops Lydeard offers seclusion and beauty and rewards guests with a conservatory, a private garden, a log fire, a farmhouse kitchen and a blend of old and new.
7a Cathedral Green is a gorgeous Grade II listed cottage in Wells, Somerset, dating back to the 15th century. The elegant cottage boasts views of the cathedral and is ideally situated in England’s smallest city. It offers a lawned garden, sophisticated contemporary décor, sash windows & pastel hues.
Trinity Cottage is a gorgeous detached cottage surrounded by greenery in Roadwater, Somerset. The pet-friendly cottage boasts beautiful views over the surrounding valley and offers a log fire and spacious rooms with subtle elegance. A sophisticated escape with access to Exmoor and the coastline.
Set by a babbling brook in Winsford is Dowry Cottage is a lovely rural cottage within Exmoor National Park. The pet-friendly cottage in Somerset offers a generous and enclosed waterside garden as well as outdoor seating areas and an interior with a farmhouse kitchen, open-plan design and style.
Ensconced in a flowering garden, Faerie World promises couples a true escape. The gorgeous romantic cottage for two in Bath enjoys views of a babbling stream from its terrace, boasts an interior decorated with contemporary elegance & Farrow & Ball colours. Cuddle up in front of the cosy wood...
Withycombe is one of 12 4-Star Exmoor Holiday Cottages at Duddings & sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. It is set in the beautiful Avill valley in the Exmoor National Park, near Dunster & Minehead. Indoor pool & spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome.
Rosemary Cottage is a delightful rural cottage set amid 60 acres of grounds between Frome and Midsummer Norton in Somerset. The mid-terrace cottage features modern elegance, a patio and a wood-burning stove, plus access to lakes, nature paths, wildlife, wildflowers… and a castle just for ducks.
Dairy Cottage is a delightful stone-built cottage set within Exmoor National Park. The pet-friendly cottage near Dulverton offers fresh air and a shared garden with beautiful views of pasture, as well as a generous & comfortable interior, a sunlit patio & access to the many attractions of Somerset.
Number 4 St Georges is a lovely little cottage in the heart of the village of Dunster. The pet-friendly cottage is surrounded by greenery and the natural wonders of Exmoor and promises a cute little garden, a wood burner, modern amenities and an ideal location for families who love the outdoors.
Discover luxurious living in this beautifully designed eco-lodge at Strawberryfield Park in the Cheddar countryside. Spacious and bright, this two-bedroom lodge has no less than three sets of glass sliding doors leading out onto a decked terrace complete with outdoor seating and a bubbling hot tub.
With views over the village green, Chapel Cottage is an ideal family cottage. The pet-friendly cottage in Exford provides comfort and style and is set inside Exmoor National Park and its endless natural wonders. Set over three levels, the cottage boasts a wood burner, plus generous outdoor areas.
- Blue Anchor
- Combe St Nicholas
- 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.