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 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.
- Sleeps 6
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathrooms 2
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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.
Sleight view is a spacious, holiday home for a family situated in Draycott, a Somerset village between Cheddar and Wells, seeking a comfortable self-catering holiday walking in the Mendip Hills or visiting Somerset’s many attractions including Wookey Hole and the beaches at Weston-super-Mare.
The Sleights, situated near picturesque Cheddar Gorge and the caves where the namesake cheese was created, is a brand-new luxury cottage in Strawberryfield Park near the village of Cheddar, Somerset, with wraparound terrace, sunken hot tub, designer furnishings and a flat-screen TV with Freeview.
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.
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.
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.
Pamela’s Meadow is a stunning eco-lodge resting among 14-acres of Somerset countryside near Cheddar and offers guests a pet-free, rural retreat with multiple outdoor entertaining areas, a hot tub, an open fire, modern luxury fittings and subtle elegance throughout. Perfect for a small group holiday.
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.
Bossington is one of 12 Holiday Cottages at Duddings & sleeps 4. It is set in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster & Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool and spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome. Visit England 4-star.
A tastefully furnished, large and pet friendly Grade II listed holiday home sleeping 22 in 8 en suite bedrooms on the coast near Dunster in rural West Somerset. Perfect for family celebrations, reunions and days out on local beaches and Exmoor.
Aptly named Meadow View is a large Quantock Hills holiday cottage in the quiet Somerset countryside near Crowcombe Heathfield. This pet-friendly, picture-pretty cottage offers lovely rural views and comfortable furnishings.
Park Gate House is a large and pet-friendly Somerset cottage with a pool in West Bagborough boasting a blend of modern and traditional décor, extensive outdoor entertaining spaces, a games room, a sun-drenched conservatory and panoramic rural views of The Quantock Hills. Pets welcome.
The Quantock Estate is a set of four countryside sandstone and timber barns and cottages with hot tubs for larger groups holidays in the Quantock Hills near Taunton. The barn sleeps 14 rising to 22 for all four barns.
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.
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.
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.
- Sleeps 7
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathrooms 2
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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.
View Cheddar Pink, an exceptional 2-bedroom holiday lodge near Cheddar with lavish furnishings and a private Jacuzzi hot tub in the heart of Somerset countryside. Perfect for weekend breaks and longer holidays in a rural location.
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.