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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.

 

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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A wooden holiday cottage overlooks a large lawn with outdoor dining furniture.
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  • Nestled in the picturesque Quantock Hills, you'll find the fantastic Flora's Barn, your perfect getaway for all-season family adventures in the West Somerset countryside. This family-friendly two-bedroom / two-bathroom holiday cottage in Crowcombe sits on a small farm and welcomes pets.
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A stone cottage surrounded by fields overlooks a large garden with apple trees.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Hearn Lodge sits on 12 acres of wildlife meadows and boasts beautiful views of the Somerset countryside. The detached rural cottage in Bishops Lydeard offers seclusion and beauty and rewards guests with a conservatory, a private garden, a log fire, a farmhouse kitchen and a blend of old and new.

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Exterior of an Exmoor Barn conversion on a bend in an empty country lane.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Situated on a working sheep farm and featuring comfortable upside-down self-catering accommodation on Exmoor, The Granary near the rural village of Luxborough, Somerset, makes a peaceful retreat amidst the Exmoor countryside. This child-friendly barn conversion has charming beams, exposed stone walls, and solid oak floors.

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A rural holiday cottage with a terracotta roof sits behind a lawn with a shingled footpath.
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4
Bedrooms
2

Avonside Cottage is a unique riverside holiday cottage set beside the Avon River in the historic village of Pill in Somerset. The property sleeps four and boasts a sunny patio with river views, a lawned space, an interior with vaulted ceilings and wooden panelling, and open-plan design and true style.

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Exterior of a vine-covered Somerset farmhouse.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Find a relaxing escape from the bustle of everyday life with a stay at Church Farmhouse, a large holiday cottage in the South Somerset village of Winsham. This child-friendly barn conversion retains the original beams and gorgeous inglenook fireplace and features four upstairs double bedrooms.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
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Escape to the tranquillity of a pretty rural Somerset setting and enjoy a memorable family getaway at the recently refurbished Stable Cottage. This charming and characterful converted holiday property boasts modern comforts and amenities, providing ample space for all the family to relax and unwind. Don't miss out on this idyllic retreat and book your holiday today!

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Stylish, sunlit lounge interior with sofa, armchairs and wide-screen TV
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2
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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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11
Bedrooms
6

Selworthy is a 4-Star Gold West Somerset Holiday Cottage sleeping 11 in 6 bedrooms. This large, dog-friendly cottage is on a small country estate in an Exmoor valley near Dunster and Minehead. Facilities include an indoor pool, hot tub, games room, tennis court, trampoline and play centre.

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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 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 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, offering a healthy choice of self-catering accommodation to suit all tastes. Weston-Super-Mare is always popular, with a golden sand beach and the 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.