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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 with a choice of coast or countryside locations. Somerset is an ideal county for all kinds of holidays, 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 the 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 fabulous brightly lit floats at one of Somerset's magical winter carnivals in October and November. Most would give Rio a run for its money, which should 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.

 

Single storey Somerset barn conversion overlooks a large courtyard.
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2

Downclose Piggery is a delightful former piggery with flagstone floors, exposed beams and a log fire. The rural cottage is surrounded by farms and woodland near North Perrott in Somerset. It promises sophisticated décor, open-plan spaces, expansive gardens with walks, and a sun-trap patio.

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A semi-detached cottage with a secure front garden nestles into a tree-covered bank
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Enjoying an elevated position above Bridgetown, this Exmoor holiday home has wonderful views of the village and this beautiful national park. The pet-friendly cottage boasts a cosy wood-burning stove and multiple outdoor areas for fun and relaxation. It is close to Dulverton and the many attractions in West Somerset.

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Atwin-gabled contemporary house with a large drive and secure fenced garden.
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4

The Retreat near the village of Lympsham, Somerset, sits on the edge of the Mendip Hills, a peaceful countryside cottage on a rural 300-year-old property featuring an open plan kitchen and dining area with quartz worktops and integrated appliances, four cosy bedrooms, and a wood-burning stove.

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A double-fronted cottage with large lawn is surrounded by mature trees.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

Ball Cottage is a charming holiday home located in Winsford, Somerset. Nestled within a lush garden, it boasts a beautiful stream that adds to the picturesque scenery. The cottage is perfect for those looking to go on walking holidays in Exmoor, as it is ideally located. Inside, you'll find many original features, including a lovely open fire that creates a cosy ambience. Additionally, you can explore the charming village and Exmoor National Park, or head to the coast for a day trip.

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A stone barn conversion overlooks an outdoor swimming pool in a shrub-filled garden
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
8

The Old Byres is a large holiday cottage, bursting with character on the rural West Somerset coast in Washford village between Watchet and Dunster. This tastefully furnished, pet-friendly holiday property sleeps 16 guests who have use of an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and hot tub.

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An Exmoor farmhouse overlooks a large lawn surrounded by trees.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

The Victorian Wing of Stockham Farm is a self-contained rural holiday cottage within a traditional farmhouse. It offers ample grounds, a wood-burning stove, a bespoke kitchen, subtle elegance and wonderful countryside views. The pet-friendly cottage lies in an easily accessible remote rural location above Dulverton in the heart of the Exmoor National Park.

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Stylish, sunlit lounge interior with sofa, armchairs and wide-screen TV
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Chic on Fleek is a modern holiday apartment in the heart of the county town of Taunton, Somerset, a welcoming romantic cottage featuring a contemporary colour scheme, modern appliances, and a master king with an en-suite walk-in shower, just a short walk from local pubs and historic castle.

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Close up of a farm cottage exterior in The Quantock Hills showing the front door and surrounding shrubbery.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Discover The Old Bakery, a charming 17th-century dwelling nestled within the picturesque village of Crowcombe at the heart of the Quantock Hills. This characterful retreat, at Town End Farm, is not just for families but caters to couples of all ages seeking seclusion and luxury in Somerset's stunning countryside, regardless of the season.

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L-shaped exterior of a country cottage with a lawn surrounded by flowering shrubs and bushes.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Church Farm is a rustic stone-built holiday cottage in Stoke Pero, a small village in the Exmoor National Park. The pet-friendly holiday home sleeps four and offers views of rolling hills, a furnished garden, an interior with exposed beams, antique and hunting décor, Laura Ashley linen, and a cosy wood-burning stove.

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Somerset is home to the picturesque city of Bath (North Somerset). The city is the only place in the UK where you can still bathe in naturally hot spa water and roman baths or hit the shops built over the river at Pulteney Bridge. You’ll find many beautiful restaurants too. Somerset is famous for its Scrumpy Cider, Apples and Cheddar Cheese but foodies will discover 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 to 450ft. Those feeling adventurous can head to the caving and rock climbing activity centre on-site, while others can relax in the café nearby. A little further to the East, a cave walk for an audience with the Witch of Wookey can be combined with a whole host of other family-friendly activities. Make a day of it at Wookey Hole.

The West Somerset Railway is a heritage railway line for those not keen on heights. 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 to 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 resorts other than Porlock, so you don’t even have to drive!

There are many fascinating historical museums and country houses to explore when you are not walking, bathing or cycling Somerset’s hills and beaches. The most famous museum is The Haynes Motor Museum near Wincanton. Here, you can get a first-hand look at the timeline of motorcars worldwide. Also, try the nearby Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton, which gets you up close and personal with Europe’s most extensive collection of naval aircraft and one of the first Concorde aeroplanes ever built.

 Alternatively, aviation enthusiasts visiting Weston-super-Mare should see the world’s largest helicopter collection at the International Helicopter Museum. Whatever time of year you choose to holiday, you will always find suitable self-catering holiday accommodation in Somerset to provide a memorable and relaxing holiday.