Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Kilve

Holiday cottages in Kilve, a village on the West Somerset coast, lie within the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, near Bridgwater and Minehead. It is formed of three settlements and has a beautiful beach popular among fossil hunters. The Hood Arms, a 17th-century coaching inn, is just a stone's throw from holiday cottages in Kilve. The pub's menu is based on high-quality local ingredients, with some dishes incorporating cider or apples, which Somerset is renowned for. Kilve's proximity to the sea means its fish dishes are always fresh, and its prime cuts of meat, such as the 10oz Somerset 28-day aged ribeye steak, are sourced from local farms.

A thatched holiday cottage in Kilve overlooks a shrub-filled garden on the Somerset coast.

Nestled in a picturesque Somerset coastal village, The Old Thatch beckons with its enchanting blend of history and modern luxury. This idyllic and pet-friendly holiday cottage in Kilve, steeped in character, boasts a thatched roof that whispers tales of centuries gone by. Inside, you'll find a harmonious fusion of rustic charm and contemporary amenities, creating a cosy haven that invites relaxation.

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Set within the wild and rugged Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the first established in England in 1956 – there are plenty of walks to enjoy from your holiday cottage in Kilve. The Quantocks consist of heathland, ancient oak woodlands and vast, rolling countryside. Bronze Age round barrows, field systems, and Iron Age hill forts can be spotted throughout the area, along with resident red deer, nightjars and grasshopper warblers. Kilve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, as its beach is renowned for fossils. Self-catering holidays in Kilve are perfect for visitors who want to explore the county’s countryside and coast.

Visitors can trawl the shoreline looking for loose ammonites or belemnites, two of the most commonly found fossils. One of the area’s most famous fossils, the skull of an Ichthyosaur, affectionately named Big Ben by locals, is on display at a local museum. A 25-minute drive along the A39 from Kilve will lead you to the bustling seaside town of Minehead. The town is home to the West Somerset Railway terminus, Somerset’s oldest golf club and the start of the 600-mile South West Coast Path, which runs through Somerset, Devon and Cornwall before ending at Poole in Dorset.

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