Somerset Holiday Cottages in the Quantock Hills
Oak woods, parkland, heath and fields are all on the doorstep of holiday cottages in the Quantocks. This glorious range of hills lies west of Bridgewater, in the county of Somerset. The Quantocks run for roughly 15 miles, from the Vale of Taunton Deane in the south to Kilve and West Quantoxhead on the Bristol Channel coast. The hills are England's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, designated in 1956, and are a paradise for walking, wildlife-watching or enjoying peace and solitude in an unspoiled corner of the Southwest. Dramatic rocky bays and towering clifftops dominate the coast, which is popular among fossil-hunters, while inland, the hills are blanketed in heather, gorse and bracken. Hike to the hilltops on a clear day and you will be able to see all the way to Exmoor to the west, Wales to the north and Glastonbury Tor and the Mendips to the east.
This listed 18th-century former toll house makes for a memorable romantic retreat in Somerset. This small yet enchanting Quantock Hills cottage lies on the quiet high street in Nether Stowey, a pretty Somerset coastal village, perfect for walking, riding and exploring unspoilt countryside.
Relax and enjoy unspoilt rural views over the Quantock Hills when staying at The Quantock Barn, an idyllic Somerset holiday cottage in West Bagborough. This family-friendly farm cottage is perfect for walking and cycling holidays in the West Somerset countryside.
Aptly named Meadow View is a large Quantock Hills holiday cottage in the quiet Somerset countryside near Crowcombe Heathfield. This pet-friendly, picture-pretty cottage offers lovely rural views and comfortable furnishings.
Park Gate House is a large and pet-friendly Somerset cottage with a pool in West Bagborough boasting a blend of modern and traditional décor, extensive outdoor entertaining spaces, a games room, a sun-drenched conservatory and panoramic rural views of The Quantock Hills. Pets welcome.
View Meadow View Stables, a charming West Somerset holiday cottage in the picturesque Quantock Hills. This beautifully renovated farm cottage near Triscombe is pretty as a picture, with lovely rural views and comfortable furnishings. Pets welcome.
The Quad is a large and luxurious Somerset holiday cottage with a hot tub in a rural setting. It features a secure walled garden, 3 fireplaces, underfloor heating, four poster bed, huge Aga kitchen, roulette table and masses of communal space. Slee[s 16. Pets welcome.
Explore the countryside from your Quantocks holiday cottage and you will discover Iron Age hill forts and Bronze Age round barrows. Countless footpaths meander through the hills, including the renowned Coleridge Way, named after local poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, passing through the villages of Monksilver, Roadwater and Luxborough on its way to Exmoor. Look out for red deer as you explore the ancient oak pollards at Willoughby Cleeve or visit the Highland Cattle near Fyne Court, at the southern end of the Quantocks.
In the sleepy villages which dot the hills, you will find outstanding restaurants, where you can enjoy delicious food, prepared with fresh ingredients from the area's farms. Clavelshay Barn in North Petherton and Combe House in Holford are both excellent options for an evening meal, while the Blue Ball Inn in Triscombe and the Hood Arms are both lovely pubs, serving good food and Somerset ciders.