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 to 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 accompanied by a flaggon of Somerset Cider.

Somerset is more than 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 huge 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 definitely 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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Middle Leys Cottage Cottage Listing
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Set within Exmoor National Park, Middle Leys Cottage is a charming 3-bedroom pet-friendly holiday cottage with Wi-Fi above the Somerset village of Withypool. Recently renovated and re-furnished, this Exmoor holiday cottage now offers stylish decor with rustic charm.

Set high on the hills of Exmoor above Simonsbath is Emmett's Grange, a dog-friendly, large and secluded Georgian house with Wi-Fi sleeping 15 in 6 bedrooms. Located within a gloriously remote 900-acre estate this Exmoor holiday home benefits from a private deluxe swim spa.

Exmoor Farmhouse is a stunning, large Exmoor house with 7 bedrooms and sleeps 14. It welcomes dogs and has turn-out and stabling for horses. With spectacular views over Exmoor and large gardens to play or relax, Exmoor Farmhouse is a great place to stay with friends and family to explore Exmoor.

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.

Hill House Farm Cottage near Cheddar is built to take advantage of the superb rural views out towards Cheddar Gorge and the Mendip Hills. This is a two-bedroom Somerset holiday cottage that sleeps 4 people, luxuriously furnished to a very high standard with a walled garden and patio area outside.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Shells Cottage is a large holiday cottage with a hot tub just outside Washford on the West Somerset Coast near Minehead and Exmoor. It is an idyllic rural retreat for extended families of groups of friends. This thatched and comfortably furnished cottage welcomes pets.

The Granary, with hot tub sleeps 7. A beautiful Somerset converted barn with Wifi. Spa use included. VisitEngland 4 star, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Spa treatments and on site activities available. Idyllic countryside location. Sleeps max 23 if booked with Old Mill. Taunton M5 3 miles.

The Barn is a beautifully converted traditional Somerset barn for self-catering holidays in idyllic rural surroundings with hot tub and spa use. VisitBritain 4 star rated. Sleeps 6. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Book other holiday cottages at the same location for larger groups. 5 miles Taunton.

Winsford is a pet and family friendly Exmoor holiday cottage sleeping 4 at Duddings Cottages, a small rural complex in the idyllic Avill Valley near Dunster in West Somerset. It has superb facilities including an indoor pool, play centre, spa, tennis court, trampoline and games room.

Enjoy your holiday in the South West with a stay at Holywell House, which provides comfortable accommodation for up to eight in a countryside cottage in Holywell Lake, a small coombe near the town of Wellington, Somerset, an upside-down home offering stunning rural views.

The three-story Ashlar House resides in the heart of Wells, 70m from the Cathedral Green and perfect for large groups or families, for weekend celebrations or a staycation amidst the gorgeous Somerset scenery. This four-bedroom house provides a spacious and stylish base for your holiday.

Bracken Cottage is a charming Exmoor Holiday cottage boasting exposed timber beams within the Exmoor National Park near Exford. The pet-friendly cottage is surrounded by woodland and features an upside-down design, modern comforts and a delightful garden with views of the River Exe.

Croft Cottage boasts a rustic stone exterior and spacious lawned gardens which house a gingerbread-style barbecue hut. The interior of this pet-free, rural cottage near Shepton Mallet in Somerset offers surprises at every turn as well as modern comforts and light-filled spaces plus fine rural views.

Gorse Cottage is a delightful Exmoor holiday cottage nestled in the centre of the National Park. The waterside stone cottage by the River Exe boasts modern comforts and space for pets in its charming garden. The wonders of Exmoor and coast are within easy reach of this peaceful rural retreat.

REMOTE - SECLUDED - PRIVATE. FOLLY is a dog-friendly house in the wilds of Exmoor. LITTLE FOLLY is a self-contained extension to the house.

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.

View Meadow View Stables, a charming West Somerset holiday cottage in the picturesque Quantock Hills. This beautifully renovated farm cottage near Triscombe is pretty as a picture, with lovely rural views and comfortable furnishings. Pets welcome.

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.

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.

Bilbrook apartment is one of 12 Holiday Cottages at Duddings. Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms. It is set in the rural Avill valley in Somerset near Dunster & Minehead within The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, tennis court, games room, trampoline. Families & dogs welcome. Visit-England 4-star.

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.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 5

The West Wing forms the greater part of a traditionally built thatched Somerset Longhouse. It sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms and is one of 12-holiday cottages at Duddings, near Dunster & Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, tennis court. Spa bath. Families & dogs welcome. Visit England 4-star

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The Quad Cottage Listing
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The Quad is a large and luxurious Somerset holiday cottage with a hot tub in a rural setting. It features a secure walled garden, 3 fireplaces, underfloor heating, four poster bed, huge Aga kitchen, roulette table and masses of communal space. Slee[s 16. Pets welcome.

Somerset is home to the picturesque city of Bath (North Somerset), 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. 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: 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 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 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.