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
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.
The Linhay is a charming rural dog-friendly one-bedroomed Exmoor Holiday Cottage for couples set within the heart of the 900-acre Exmoor estate of Emmett's Grange near Simonsbath in Somerset. Sleeps 2.
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.
Kingfisher Lodge is surrounded by five and a half acres of green grass and wooded hills. The luxurious family cottage at Redlake Farm in Glastonbury boasts modern sophistication as well as ample outdoor relaxation areas and a hot tub, plus views of the lake and the calming surrounds of Somerset.
The Clover Lodge, a romantic cottage situated on the grounds of picturesque Redlake Farm near the town of Glastonbury, Somerset, sweeps guests away with its spectacular views from the private terrace, leisurely soaks in the hot tub and luxurious comfort of its open plan living space.
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
Woodlet Cottage is an authentic and lovingly-renovated rural cottage in the Somerset hamlet of Ashwell. The large and pet-friendly thatched cottage boasts combines character, with ultra-modern comforts, seclusion, expansive gardens as well as a spectacular bath and access to multiple attractions.
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.
For large families seeking a luxury rural cottage in the West Country, The Lakehouse in West Buckland just outside the historic town of Wellington, Somerset, beckons with six bedrooms, table football, private garden, and other amenities that make this waterside cottage the perfect holiday home.
Harbour Cottage is a charming, 300-year-old seaside holiday cottage in Minehead with beautiful views of its Somerset harbour. Just a short stroll to the beach, the pet-friendly property offers a homely atmosphere and an inglenook fireplace in a delightful coastal village.
- Sleeps 6
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathrooms 1
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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 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.
North Cadbury Court is a large country house with a pool and hot tub in Somerset for a truly special house party. This luxury country house with stunning rural views. Sleeps 50. Amazing facilities throughout!
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.
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.
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 West Somerset Holiday Cottage sleeping 10-12 in 5-6 bedrooms. This dog-friendly cottage is set on a small country estate in an Exmoor valley nr Dunster & Minehead. Facilities include an indoor pool, hot tub, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre.
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.
A luxury retreat in the quiet Dorset countryside, Hill House Cottage is a restored annexe of a grand 18th century, Grade II listed house in Templecombe. This stone-built pet-friendly cottage has been renovated to a high standard, offering modern day family comforts amidst rural surroundings.
Riverside Lodge is an eco-cottage in the rural village of Washford, Somerset, that offers luxury accommodation for up to six guests on holiday in South West England, a pet-friendly lodge with amenities such as two wine fridges, games room with Xbox and Wi-Fi, and under-floor heating.
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.