Lympsham is a rural village in Somerset, moments from the coast and the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In the 13th century, the village was known as ‘Lymplesham’ which meant ‘a good place to live’, and it remains a peaceful, friendly community surrounded by some of the region’s most beautiful countryside. Lympsham holiday cottages are well-positioned for enjoying some of the Southwest’s top attractions. The Mendip Hills cover 77 miles of limestone hills, ash-maple woodlands and grasslands. There are several established paths throughout the hills, which overlook the Somerset Levels, the Chew Valley and the Avon. Lympsham is a small community with around 800 residents, with a small shop, a post office and The Sports and Social Club, which has a bar open in the evenings for members and guests.

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There are many pubs in the surrounding communities, such as The Wellington Arms, where local ales, ciders and hearty meals can be enjoyed. North of Lympsham in Bleadon, The Queens Arms is a 16th century pub renowned for its delicious locally-sourced food. Self-catering holidays in Lympsham are perfect for exploring the Somerset coast. The village is a stone’s throw from the coastal resort of Weston-Super-Mare, a traditional coastal town with a pier and a long sandy beach. Lympsham is also near Burnham-on-Sea, a bustling fishing village until the late 18th century, and now a popular seaside resort. Much like Weston-Super-Mare, it is home to several stunning beaches.

The historic town of Axbridge will be eight miles or a 15-minute drive from your holiday cottage in Lympsham, with medieval architecture, including leaning Tudor buildings and shops. There are plenty of historic sites to visit, including St John’s Church, which dates back to the 13th century, and King’s John’s Hunting Lodge, which can be found in the town square.