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.
Lower Leys Cottage sits close to the Somerset village of Withypool providing cosy accommodation set within the Exmoor National Park. The dog-friendly Exmoor holiday cottage sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Both the cottages at Leys Farm have been recently completely redecorated and refurbished.
St Edmund’s Court is an elegant stone-built rural cottage which sits on a vast property with a stream and a meadow. The pet-friendly village cottage in Vobster near Frome in Somerset offers multiple open fires, tradition, tranquillity and outdoor entertaining spaces.
Middle Stolford Cottage is a charming farmhouse in the Brendon Hills in Somerset. The characterful pet-friendly cottage offers serenity and fresh air as well as calming views over the countryside. The cottage boasts a tennis court, wood burner and many original features, & is moments from the coast.
Tucked into a peaceful, wooded Exmoor valley near the rural village of Wheddon Cross, Somerset, Quarme Coombe – Red Deer Cottage offers a real haven away from the world, a two-storey pet-friendly cottage with a pretty garden, king master with en-suite and Juliet balcony, and open plan living space.
The Retreat near the village of Lympsham, Somerset, sits on the edge of the Mendip Hills, a peaceful countryside cottage located on a rural 300-year-old property featuring open plan kitchen and dining area with quartz worktops and integrated appliances, four cosy bedrooms, and wood-burning stove.
Cleeve apartment is one of 12 4-Star Holiday Cottages at Duddings Cottages near Minehead. The twin-bed coastal cottage for couples is set in the beautiful Avill Valley in the Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, tennis court, games room, trampoline etc. Families & dogs welcome.
Kittisford Barton is a unique glamping tent full of modern conveniences and surrounded by green fields in Wellington, Somerset. The pet-friendly tent boasts wonderful views and two furnished decks, as well as a campfire area and internal wood-burning stove. Camp in comfort, relax & feel revived.
Combe Lane Cottage promises wonderful views from its generous enclosed garden and offers contemporary style in Exford, Exmoor. The pet-friendly cottage boasts tranquillity and access to Exmoor National Park, as well as a wood-burning stove, light and airy design and a truly hassle-free holiday.
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.
The Annexe is one of 12 Holiday Cottage at Duddings & sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. It is set in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster & Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool & spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome. Visit England 4-star.
Bridge Cottage boasts river frontage and a beautiful garden as well as true rural charm. The pet-friendly cottage in Withypool, Somerset, features exposed beams, tiled floors and antique furnishings, as well as a log fire and limewashed walls, plus a sunroom, lovely views and access to Exmoor.
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.
Enjoy life amidst Exmoor National Park’s unspoilt beauty with a stay at Travellers Rest, a large Exmoor holiday cottage near Timberscombe, Somerset, set in a scenic valley surrounded by moors and woodland, a child-friendly property with stone floors, wooden beams, and two wood-burning stoves.
Allerford is one of 12 4-Star Exmoor Holiday Cottages in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster sleeping 5 in 3 bedrooms. Use of Indoor pool, spa, games room, tennis court, trampoline and play centre etc. Families & pets welcome.
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.
Luccombe Cottage, a 4-star Exmoor holiday cottage Somerset sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster and Minehead. Indoor pool, spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families and dogs welcome.
Set amidst the splendour of Exmoor National Park in the beautiful Avill Valley, Bossington Cottage near the medieval village of Dunster, Somerset, is part of a nine-acre complex of countryside cottages, a pet-friendly family holiday retreat with two first-floor bedrooms and shared indoor pool.
Downclose Piggery is a delightful former piggery with flagstone floors, exposed beams and a log fire. The rural cottage is surrounded by farms and woodland near North Perrott in Somerset and promises sophisticated décor and open-plan spaces, expansive gardens with walks, and a sun-trap patio.
You won’t mind being sent to the Headmaster this time. Headmaster’s Cottage is a stone-built cottage in Dulverton, Somerset, promising peace and quiet for adults only. The Victorian cottage promises tradition and comfort as well as lovely gardens and views, plus many attractions for nature lovers.
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.
The Crows Nest offers a unique holiday experience along the Exmoor coast, a large two-storey cottage perched above scenic Porlock Bay in the village of Porlock Weir, Somerset, featuring stone floors, exposed beams, large inglenook fireplace with wood burner, and three spacious bedrooms.
he Burrow is a sophisticated converted chapel surrounded by lawned gardens and countryside near Bruton in Somerset. The pet-friendly romantic cottage boasts vaulted beamed ceilings, arch windows, a mezzanine bedroom and a wood burner, as well as a wine cooler, a home cinema and peace and quiet.
A perfect rural getaway set amidst a working sheep farm within Exmoor National Park, Mill Cottage on the outskirts of Luxborough, Somerset, offers comfortable upside-down accommodation for up to six guests, a child-friendly cottage with spacious living area, wood burning stove, and enclosed garden.
- 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.