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Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages 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 with a choice of coast or countryside locations. Somerset is an ideal county for all kinds of holidays, 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, which 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 Somerset farmhouse overlooks a large lawn lined by shrubs.
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8
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4

Trinity Cottage is a gorgeous detached cottage surrounded by greenery in Roadwater, Somerset. The large, pet-friendly holiday 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.

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Sleeps
8
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3

Relax in style on the West Somerset coast at Coach House View, a large country house in Porlock Weir. This detached holiday home was completely renovated and reopened as a holiday cottage in 2022. It’s a dream: spacious, light and airy with all modern conveniences from ensuite bathrooms to Wi-Fi and gorgeous gardens; it welcomes up to 8 guests.

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A sweeping drive approaches a twin-baled Exmoor cottage half-surrounded by mature trees.
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4
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2

Little Folly is a secluded and private dog-friendly Exmoor cottage with great views near Winsford, a pretty village with an excellent pub, a 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.

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Stone-built terraaced holiday cottage on a quiet village treet.
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6
Bedrooms
3

Beachside Cottage sits just moments from the beach. The pet-friendly, 3-bedroom holiday cottage in Minehead offers guests a contemporary style. Its outdoor space is ideal for al fresco dining, while its interior promises true comfort with a light and airy design.

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A wisteria-clad, stone-built Exmoor farm cottage surrounded by countryside.
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2
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1

Creenagh’s Cottage is a charming stone-built cottage on Knighton Farm in Withypool, Somerset. The pet-friendly romantic cottage for two boasts beams, vaulted ceilings, a wood-burning stove, and a delightful furnished courtyard that catches the sun and views the rolling green hills.

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A remote hillside lodge on the side of a hill surrounded by fields,hedgerows and trees.
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6
Bedrooms
3

Looking for a peaceful and scenic holiday escape? Discover Hillway Lodge, a beautiful three-bedroom, pet-friendly holiday cottage located in the heart of Exmoor National Park. You can enjoy stunning views from almost every room, with sweeping vistas across the garden and down to the meandering River Barle. It is perfect for those seeking a tranquil and rustic retreat or a base for walking holidays on Exmoor.

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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 in a beautiful rural valley near Dunster in The Exmoor National Park. Amenities include an Indoor pool, spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, etc. Pets welcome.

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Exterior of Taunton Castle with a large arch converted to luxury holiday apartments
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7
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4

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 offers a distinctive holiday experience, a large child-friendly cottage with four bedrooms over two stories, a modern kitchen, & signature Tudor Room sitting area.

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A stone barn conversion with velux windows in the roof and surrounded by a courtyard in the North Devon countrysidecountry
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6
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The Pony Stalls, near Brompton Regis, is a recently converted stone-built barn on a working farm in the Brendon Hills on Exmoor, just a stone’s throw from Wimbleball Lake, which is within easy walking distance. Sleeping up to 6 guests in three rooms, it’s well-suited to families.

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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 to the caving and rock climbing activity centre on-site, while 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.

The West Somerset Railway is a heritage railway line for those not keen on heights. 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 to 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 resorts other than Porlock, so you don’t even have to drive!

There are many fascinating 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 the timeline of motorcars worldwide. Also, try the nearby Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton, which 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 helicopter collection at the International Helicopter Museum. Whatever time of year you choose to holiday, you will always find suitable self-catering holiday accommodation in Somerset to provide a memorable and relaxing holiday.