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 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.
A large classic fully restored and modernised Victorian farmhouse, Crooked Post sleeps 8 guests and is set amidst 180 acres of beautiful moorland near North Molton on Exmoor National Park in West Somerset. Dogs welcome.
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.
Priory Thatch Cottage is a romantic cottage steeped in tradition and close to the high street of Dunster. The cosy cottage boasts gorgeous mature gardens and modern comforts, as well as a sun-lit interior with open plan design. Enjoy serenity and wonderful walks through Exmoor from the front door.
Surrounded by picturesque Exmoor National Park near the village of Luxborough, Somerset, Well Cottage beckons nature lovers looking for a peaceful retreat from the everyday world, a pet-friendly countryside cottage featuring beamed ceilings, wood-burning stove, tile floors, and en-suite master.
Trinity Cottage is a gorgeous detached cottage surrounded by greenery in Roadwater, Somerset. The pet-friendly 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.
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.
Featuring an indoor swimming pool, separate games room, and three satellite TVs, guests of all ages can enjoy a rural escape at Beer Farm, charming detached barn conversion near the village of Waterrow, Somerset, a pet-friendly cottage with wood-burning stove, modern kitchen, and shady veranda.
Number 4 St Georges is a lovely little cottage in the heart of the village of Dunster. The pet-friendly cottage is surrounded by greenery and the natural wonders of Exmoor and promises a cute little garden, a wood burner, modern amenities and an ideal location for families who love the outdoors.
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 1
- Small Cottages
With views over the village green, Chapel Cottage is an ideal family cottage. The pet-friendly cottage in Exford provides comfort and style and is set inside Exmoor National Park and its endless natural wonders. Set over three levels, the cottage boasts a wood burner, plus generous outdoor areas.
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.
The stone walls of Grooms Cottage house a thoroughly modern rural cottage in the lovely village of Exford. The former stable welcomes pets and guests to a cottage on a farm in Exmoor National Park which promises seclusion and fresh air, as well as generous outdoor spaces and the chance to unwind.
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.
A converted stone stable block situated in the heart of Exmoor splendour, Stable Cottage near the rural village of Exford, Somerset, offers the perfect moorland holiday getaway with a well-equipped kitchen, two comfy sitting rooms, four upstairs bedrooms, and enclosed garden.
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
Enjoy all that Exmoor has to offer with your stay at The Bramleys, a comfortable coastal cottage in the village of Old Cleeve, Somerset, featuring two bedrooms that convert from super-king size to twin, fully fitted kitchen, and pretty views of the surrounding countryside from the patio.
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 1
Two Grooms Cottage promises refinement. The luxury cottage in Dunster is fitted to an exceptionally high standard and is situated in the heart of the village. The stone-built rural cottage blends tradition with modernity and offer spacious well-appointed rooms plus access to the delights of Exmoor.
Old Malthouse is a sophisticated rural cottage in Monksilver, Somerset, which blends tradition and modernity. Replete with exposed beams and wood burner, the pet-friendly cottage once supplied malt to the region and is an ideal place to enjoy a local cider or an ale after a day exploring Exmoor.
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. Sleeps 16. Pets welcome.
View Combe Hay, a beautiful somerset eco-lodge with luxury furnishings and private Jacuzzi hot tub - a perfect romantic escape for two in the Somerset countryside near Cheddar.
The Pippins is a detached romantic cottage in Old Cleeve, West Somerset, which offers couples the chance of peace & quiet and a holiday in one of the most beautiful regions of England. The award-winning cottage places guests between the hills and the ocean and features a sunroom and lovely grounds.
- Blue Anchor
- Brompton Regis
- Compton Bishop
- Nether Stowey
- North Cadbury
- Old Cleeve
- Porlock Weir
- Shepton Mallet
- South Petherton
- West Bagborough
Somerset is home to the picturesque city of Bath (North Somerset). This is 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. 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!
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. 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 largest collection of naval aircraft and one of the first Concorde aeroplanes ever built.
Alternatively, aviation enthusiasts visiting to Weston-super-Mare should 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.