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 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.
A traditional stone fireplace and exposed beams gift Ash Lodge country charm, and the rural cottage near Washford treat guests to open fire, a hot tub, lovely grounds, contemporary comforts and a peaceful property with a lot of space for your dog and proximity to the coastline of Somerset.
The rustic stone exterior and spacious lawned gardens of Sunset Cottage in SOmerset welcome guests to a charming rural holiday cottage near Shepton Mallet, whose interior boasts modern comforts and tasteful design. The peaceful, pet-free cottage offers a gingerbread-style BBQ hut and rural views.
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.
Ruffles Cottage abounds in character. The pet-friendly cottage in the centre of Dunster promises a perfect family holiday with its carefully selected décor, its woodburning stove and its endless contemporary comfort. Guests can hike the trails of Exmoor, explore the local village or simply relax.
The Stable Block near the ancient seaside village of Porlock Weir, Somerset, makes the perfect romantic getaway along the Exmoor coast, a dog-friendly cottage featuring Juliette balcony with gorgeous views of the garden and Porlock Bay, underfloor heating, and open plan living and dining area.
Chapel Knap is a luxurious coastal property dating back to the 12th century. The pet-friendly cottage in Porlock Weir, Somerset, boasts an impressive sunroom & a sub-tropical garden with stunning ocean views, as well as period furnishings, a log fire, seclusion and access to the delights of 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.
Panoramic Views is a chalet-inspired countryside cottage in the Trull area on the outskirts of the county town of Taunton, Somerset, offering stunning views of the Blackdown and Quantock hills, with a well-equipped kitchen, king master with en-suite with walk-in shower, and two flat-screen TVs.
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.
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.
Filtered light is a chic romantic cottage enjoying an enviable position in the city of Taunton in Somerset. The boutique-inspired cottage offers sleek detailing, natural light & open-plan spaces, as well as views over the town’s rooftops and easy access to Somerset's many attractions.
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.
Magnolia Barn is a charming rural cottage in the delightful location of Mark in Somerset. The pet-friendly cottage boasts exposed stone walls and flagstone floors, as well as a country-style kitchen, and combines this tradition with contemporary comforts. Relax in style by the country and the coast.
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.
Holmdale is a character-laden coastal cottage in the sought-after location of Porlock in Somerset. The pet-friendly cottage boasts sea views, exposed beams, a farmhouse-style kitchen a cosy log fire, as well as a generous furnished garden. Explore the coast & countryside of Exmoor in true style.
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.
- Blue Anchor
- Combe St Nicholas
- 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. 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.
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 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.