Williton is a small village near the Somerset coast. With the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just a five-minute drive from the village and the Exmoor National Park 10 minutes away, it is perfect for visitors who want to make the most of this unspoiled region. Within a stone’s throw of holiday cottages in Williton, there are several pubs, two supermarkets and a station on the West Somerset Railway, a 22-mile heritage railway line which provides trips on its historic steam locomotives. The railway winds through the Quantock Hills, past rural villages from Minehead and Bishop’s Lydeard.

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Stay in your very own railway carriage beside the vintage railway tracks near Williton, Somerset. The Railway Carriage is an authentic replica and is fitted out with style and luxury. The pet-friendly cottage promises a unique holiday plus a log burner, eco-friendly design and a 4-star rating.

Families and groups who love the outdoors will enjoy a stay at Elmfield in the peaceful village of Sampford Brett, Somerset, a large countryside cottage dating to the early 18th century that features a big country kitchen, games barn, cosy open fire, and six bedrooms spread over three stories.

Cornflower Cottage is a beautifully-converted bolthole near Halse in Somerset, which provides the ideal location for a family holiday. Sitting between the country and the coast, the pet-friendly cottage features a hot tub, swimming pool, log burner, delightful views and a gorgeous stone exterior.

Fig Trees is a first-floor apartment on Wibble Farm which offers a characterful and peaceful accommodation for couples in Williton, Somerset. Set on large gardens next to a nursery, the apartment enjoys views to the Quantock Hills and boasts exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and pine doors throughout.

One of the village’s most popular pubs, The Mason’s Arms, is a 16th century thatched inn and restaurant just a 20-minute walk from the beach. The restaurant serves homemade burgers, game and fresh seafood. Nearby, The Wyndham Arms is a traditional family-run pub serving local ales and ciders, and pub classics. Self-catering holidays in Williton are perfect for visitors who want to explore quaint harbour towns such as Watchet, which is two miles away, with an active marina and a pretty esplanade. One of Watchet’s biggest attractions is its fossil beach, where ammonites and belemnites can be found. There are several historic pubs, such as The Star Inn, which has won multiple CAMRA awards for its real ale. 

The Quantock Hills was the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to be established in England in 1956. Formed of ancient parklands, oak woodlands and dramatic heathland, the area covers 38 square miles and is home to many stunning rural walks. On the other side of your West Somerset holiday cottage in Williton is Exmoor National Park, which covers 267 square miles and stretches to the coastline across Somerset and North Devon. Look out for Exmoor ponies, red deer, peregrine falcons and the Beast of Exmoor.