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 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.
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.
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.
Situated on a working sheep farm and featuring comfortable upside-down accommodation, The Granary near the rural village of Luxborough, Somerset, makes a peaceful retreat amidst the Exmoor countryside, child-friendly barn conversion with charming beams, exposed stone wall, and solid oak floors.
Feel the sea breeze and admire the views of Blue Anchor Bay at Beech, a coastal cottage in Primrose Hill, Somerset. Play in the sun or explore Exmoor National Park, before retiring to a cottage with wheelchair access, a games room and a furnished garden with beautiful views of the countryside.
With panoramic views of Blue Anchor Bay, Ash is a modern coastal cottage which is ideal for a seaside holiday. Situated in Primrose Hill, Somerset, the cottage offers disabled access as well as gorgeous gardens, a games room, contemporary comforts, plus access to beaches and the delights of Exmoor.
Discover luxurious living in this beautifully designed eco lodge at Strawberryfield Park in the Cheddar countryside. Spacious and bright this two bedroom lodge has no less than three sets of glass sliding doors leading out on to a decked terrace complete with outdoor seating and a bubbling hot tub.
Solitude is assured at this well-appointed romantic cottage in the village of Henstridge. The self-contained annexe is discreetly located behind the owner’s home and boasts the charm of a converted stable. Enjoy the spacious garden, stroll the streets of Henstridge and tour Somerset & Dorset.
Situated just 100 yards from Watchet marina is Cuain Cottage, a new holiday cottage in this lovely seaside town of Somerset. The coastal cottage features exposed beams and original features as well as contemporary comforts, and is just a hop and step away from the beaches and attractions of Watchet.
Cherry Tree Farmhouse is a Grade II listed rural cottage dating back to the 1600s. The 5-star gold-rated cottage near Halse in Somerset, spoils guests with a log burner, hot tub, swimming pool, games room, vast outdoor play and entertaining areas, and lovely views, plus access to sandy beaches.
Whether blooming with wildflowers or blanketed in snow, the views from Greenway are gorgeous. The luxurious pet-friendly cottage near Kilve in Somerset offers seclusion as well as beautiful grounds, an open fire, a hot tub, multiple outdoor entertaining spaces, subtle elegance and ocean views.
Creenagh’s Cottage is a charming stone-built cottage lying on Knighton Farm in Withypool, Somerset. The pet-friendly romantic cottage boasts beams, vaulted ceilings and a wood-burning stove, as well as a delightful furnished courtyard which catches the sun and the views of the rolling green hills.
Sleep among the canopy is The Treehouse, a luxurious rural cottage in Halse, Somerset, which boasts beautiful views, a swimming pool and hot tub. The wooden clad-cottage includes a fire-place and promises 5-star eco-friendly comfort as well as access to the countryside and miles of sandy beaches.
The Victorian Wing of Stockham Farm is a self-contained rural cottage within a traditional Exmoor farmhouse. The pet-friendly cottage lies just moments from Dulverton in Exmoor National Park & offers ample grounds, wood-burning stove, bespoke kitchen, subtle elegance and wonderful countryside views.
SkyFall Farm lies in peaceful rural surroundings down a tiny country lane in Somerset. It lies in a beautiful and secluded location yet only 10-minutes drive from the centre of Bath. The large pet friendly farmhouse sleeps 14 guests in comfort and style. Private garden with exquisite rural views.
Compton House is a gorgeously-appointed grand rural cottage at the foot of the Mendip Hills. The cottage enjoys wonderful views of Compton Bishop and the Somerset countryside and offers guests a swimming pool, tennis court, games room, open fires and an interior possessing charm and true elegance.
Porlock Vale House is a majestic grand coastal cottage overlooking the sea at Porlock Vale in Somerset. The pet-friendly mansion dates back to the 19th century and offers 12 acres of grounds with superb views plus an open fire, regal décor, a games room, manicured gardens, a bar and modernity.
One Grooms Cottage is a luxurious stone-built cottage in Dunster which promises guests tradition and sophistication. Original features are scattered throughout the pet-friendly property, which boasts contemporary furnishings and technology, and posits guests within the beautiful region of Exmoor.
This single storey stable conversion in a rural location offers everything needed for a relaxed and comfortable stay. The Yard is a perfect base for exploring all the riches Somerset has to offer including Wells, Cheddar, Wookey Hole and the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Piggery is a lovingly converted cottage on Stockham Farm near Dulverton in Somerset. The pet-friendly cottage sits on a large property and treats guest to wonderful views, ample grounds, seclusion, contemporary elegance and many traditional features woven into the interior of the property.
Thornesmill Barn, situated on the outskirts of the picturesque harbour town of Watchet, Somerset, is the perfect holiday base from which to explore the many attractions of this region, a child-friendly coastal cottage with range-style cooker, gas fire, lofted ceiling and enclosed garden.
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.
- 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.
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 in 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.