Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Monksilver

The Somerset village of Monksilver lies at the foot of the Brendon Hills, on the eastern edge of Exmoor National Park. It is on the renowned long-distance footpath, the Coleridge Way, and five miles west of the historic town of Williton. Take a wander from your holiday cottage in Monksilver, and you will discover a peaceful, rural community with a population of less than 100. Narrow lanes lined with hedgerows run through the village along the banks of a gentle stream. There is a listed parish church, a village hall, and a pub, the Notley Arms, serving Exmoor ales and delicious food prepared with fresh, local ingredients. To the east of Monksilver, the Quantock Hills is a 38-mile stretch of ancient parklands, oak woods and heathland. Many of the area’s footpaths ascend to hilltops, providing far-reaching views towards Exmoor and the coast.

2-storey country cottage with large conservatory overlooking a large lawn.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Bridlecott is a charming rural cottage nestled in Monksilver, Somerset, and it offers the best of the country and the coast. Situated on the edge of Exmoor National Park, the walker’s paradise promises ample grounds, spacious rooms, an open-plan layout and access to a lovely English country village.

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A brick house overlooks a large lawn with flower-filled borders
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4

Jacob’s Pond is a sophisticated rural cottage on the edge of Exmoor National Park near Monksilver in Somerset. The semi-detached cottage sleeps 7 in spacious rooms. It boasts a beautiful mature garden with multiple furnished areas, fantastic views, a conservatory, elegance, and a log fire.

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Monksilver is a picturesque village in Somerset, England, and the surrounding area offers a variety of activities and attractions for visitors staying in holiday cottages.

Here are some ideas for things to do:

1. Explore The Exmoor National Park

Monksilver is located on the edge of Exmoor National Park, a beautiful and rugged landscape of moors, hills, and valleys. Take a hike or bike ride to discover hidden waterfalls, wildflowers, and stunning views. Exmoor is an enchanting place for walking, with heather-covered moors, wooded valleys and farmland crisscrossed by footpaths and bridleways.

2. Visit Dunster Castle

Located just a few miles from Monksilver, Dunster Castle is a historic National Trust property with beautiful gardens, a working watermill, and stunning views over the Bristol Channel. The castle also hosts special events and exhibitions throughout the year.

3. Go to the beach

The Somerset coast is only a short drive from Monksilver, and there are plenty of beautiful beaches to explore, including Minehead, Watchet, and Blue Anchor Bay.

4. Discover historic sites

Somerset has a rich history, and there are many historic sites to explore in the area, such as the medieval village of Dunster, the ruins of Cleeve Abbey, and the Roman Baths in Bath.

5. Enjoy local food and drink

Somerset is known for its delicious local produce, including cider, cheese (not just Cheddar), and meat. Visit a local farm shop or pub to sample some of the region's best food and drink.

6. Relax and unwind

Monksilver is a peaceful and tranquil village, so why not take some time to relax and unwind in the beautiful countryside surroundings? Spend some time in your holiday cottage's garden or take a stroll through the village and enjoy the fresh air.

7. Catch a Train in Williton

In the neighbouring town of Williton, you will discover a variety of shops, pubs and other family-run businesses. Highly recommended on self-catering holidays in Monksilver, the West Somerset Railway is a 22-mile heritage railway with historic steam locomotives that run through the idyllic countryside between Minehead and Bishop’s Lydeard.

8. Be inspired by Watchet

With its own cultural quarter of galleries in converted containers, Watchet is becoming something of a cultural centre. It's not the first time. Coleridge was inspired to write The Ancient Mariner' while sitting on the Quayside. The harbour has a spectacular little beach (where fossils can be found), an esplanade, and a historical centre.

9. Bathe at Blue Anchor

Another recommended beach is Blue Anchor, a vast stretch of sand and shingle, which was the subject of Port Sunlight, the celebrated painting by JMW Turner. The beach is perfect for sunbathing and swimming, with views across the Bristol Channel towards Wales.

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