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Somerset self catering and cottages

The South West of England has the best of the British weather and some of the best coastlines to enjoy it and so Somerset makes the ideal holiday location for a family holiday or a short break. Whether you are looking for an active holiday or a relaxing retreat you are sure to find it in this beautiful part of Britain.

Enjoy your stay in some superb self catering cottages and accommodation in Somerset. Our self catering holiday accommodation listings are perfect for couples and large family groups and ideally located near the coast or at the heart of the countryside.

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West Lynch in Porlock, Somerset, South West England

West Lynch, Porlock, Somerset

Sleeps 12
Weekly price range £1088 to £2540

Self catering accommodation in Porlock sleeps 12.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Close to the Sea • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 12

Accommodation overview: West Lynch, thatched and cosy, has been with the same family for three centuries and lies on the sunny side of the Porlock Valley. Inside, relaxation and comfort abound - it is beautifully furnished with lots of arts and crafts, many sitting areas, 50in and 32in TVs and with facilities such as Wii, games room and indoor pool table. Outside catering is available by an inspired professional chef by arrangement for that special occasion or treat. National Trust woodlands from the former Acland Estates are just beyond the house. These lead to the open moors - with large herds of red deer, Exmoor ponies, the buzzards on the wing and foxes in thir lairs - and dramatic headland of Hurlstone, looking west down to Devon and north to the Welsh coast. Also within walking distance are the romantic villages of Bossington, Selworthy, Allerford and bustling Porlock for year-round needs, as well as Minehead’s farmers’ market. There is surfing at Lynmouth or beyond to Croyde and Woolacombe, and golf at Minehead or the fine course at Saunton for a true test. Horse riding is available for all abilities and entertainment for both children and adults at Lynch Farm and Tropicaria further on. There are also glorious walks, of course, to hidden treasures such as Culbone Church, Butlins at Minehead or Dunster Castle if activities such as outdoor meals, table tennis, croquet and messing about with balls at West Lynch does not suffice. Local beaches are a short drive away, but Bossington beach is within walking distance, with its amazing pebble ridge. Enjoy a stay in this special corner of Exmoor. Shops approximately 1 mile away in Porlock. Nearest shop ½ mile.

Elegant entrance hall. Modern sitting-room with open wood fire. Second sitting-room with additional TV. Attractive, beamed dining room with open wood fire. Arch to well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with Aga, electric cooker and breakfast area. Games room with pool table, darts and ping pong table. Separate toilet. Utility. First floor: Master double bedroom with 5ft antique iron bed and wash basin. Spacious double bedroom with Tudor oak bed and wash basin. Elegant double bedroom with impressive 4ft antique oak bed. Two very pretty twin bedrooms, one with sea views. Twin bedroom with Victorian iron bed and sea views. Spacious bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room. Further bathroom. Separate toilet.

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The Brewery Vaults in Freshford, Somerset, South West England

The Brewery Vaults, Freshford, Somerset

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £400 to £762

Self catering accommodation in Freshford sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Lying in the heart of a conservation village, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this unique listed property forms part of the Old Brewery, an impressive local landmark. The superb holiday accommodation is built within a natural stone vaulted hall, once the brewing hall, and offers an individual and beautifully presented base from which to explore the World Heritage City of Bath, and the many National Trust properties and pretty villages in the vicinity. Within walking distance is Freshford’s railway station, offering a 10-minute ride into Bath 6 miles away. Bath has a myriad of interesting shops, restaurants, museums and galleries, together with the famous Roman Baths, Pump Rooms, Royal Crescent and spa with its magnificent rooftop swimming-pool. Freshford has a pub and community shop in the village and many beautiful walks along the river and canal. Shop ¼ mile.

Spacious living/dining room with vaulted ceiling. Modern fitted kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed. Galleried twin bedroom.

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The Mill in Ilminster, Somerset, South West England

The Mill, Ilminster, Somerset

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £594 to £1189

Self catering accommodation in Ilminster sleeps 6.

Features include: Short Breaks Romantic Break Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pub near by • Pets allowed Luxury accommodation sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: This stunning award winning conversion of the oldest mill house in Somerset stands proudly beside a tranquil one acre mill pond and island. The resorts and beaches of Lyme Regis Beer Branscombe and Sidmouth the cathedral and Bishop’s Palace at Wells Clarks Village shopping outlet Montacute and Barrington Court (both NT) are within easy reach; Exmoor and Longleat a little further. Riding locally; cycle hire in Ilminster 3 miles. Shop 1.5 miles dining pub 1 mile.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Dining room with flagstone floor. Kitchen. Utility room. Bathroom with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Living room with beams. 2 twin bedrooms one with sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet. Stairs (no handrail) to second floor: 1 double bedroom with beams. Separate toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Moorleaze - Glastonbury in Frome, Somerset, South West England

Moorleaze - Glastonbury, Frome, Somerset

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £542 to £1426

Self catering accommodation in Frome sleeps 6.

Features include: • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Spacious well-equipped cottages...with an idyllic rural setting amidst a chorus of wildlife

Conveniently located for Longleat, Bath and the Mendip Hills and Gorges, Moorleaze nestles on the border of Somerset with Dorset and Wiltshire. Enjoying a tranquil setting with stunning views all around, it provides the perfect retreat at any time of year. Built from local stone and boasting every modern convenience, the cottages offer spacious and superbly fitted accommodation, presented to 5 Star standards. The 76-acre grounds include farmland, woodland, orchard and two lakes, whilst the glorious views encompass fields and gently wooded hills. A haven for wildlife, deer and hares abound, often coming within yards of the cottages. Buzzards, kestrels, tawny and barn owls, pheasants, swallows and many other species nest here. The lower lake is stocked with carp, tame enough to feed from guests’ hands - so no fishing! The idyllic village of Witham Friary, complete with an unspoiled pub, is a few minutes’ stroll and found fame as the setting for the TV series Building the Dream.
Benefiting from its countryside setting, Moorleaze also affords easy access all year round and is within a short driving distance of many famous locations. Longleat is close by, as are Wookey Hole and the Yeovilton Aircraft and Haynes Motor Museums. Bath, designated a World Heritage Site, boasts many delights including the Roman Baths. Nearby Frome has even more listed buildings than Bath and hosts a renowned arts and music festival in early July. Salisbury, Wells, Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Avebury are also popular places to visit from Moorleaze. NT properties include the incomparable Stourhead, just minutes away. Walkers are spoilt for choice, from the local countryside to the splendour of the Mendips, including Cheddar Gorge. With its magnificent indoor pool, games room, tennis court, climbing frame and idyllic setting, The Sunday Times described Moorleaze as a sure-fire child pleaser, and it’s just as popular with adults, an ideal break at any time of the year. The village pub is within walking distance. Shops 6 miles.

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The Old Haybarn in Knole, Somerset, South West England

The Old Haybarn, Knole, Somerset

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £356 to £689

Self catering accommodation in Knole sleeps 4.

Features include: • Golf near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: A delightful conversion of a former hay barn on the edge of Knole, a tranquil and picturesque hamlet within a conservation area. Equidistant from both Somerset and Dorset coasts, with many attractions in the immediate vicinity. Cricket St  Thomas Wildlife Park, Wookey Hole Caves, Cheddar Gorge, Longleat, the Fleet Air Arm Museum and Clark’s Village are nearby, as are the abbey towns of Sherborne (with its two castles), Glastonbury and Wells. Swimming, tennis and excellent fishing (trout and coarse) are within easy reach. Excellent local walks. Golf 1 mile. Somerset’s best pub 3 miles. Many NT properties in the area. Shop/P.O. 1 mile.

Large well-equipped fitted kitchen with dining area. Comfortable sitting-room with wood-burning stove. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath power shower and toilet.

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Jordans in Ilminster, Somerset, South West England

Jordans, Ilminster, Somerset

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £435 to £873

Self catering accommodation in Ilminster sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: This spacious holiday home is a well-converted stable block ideally situated in the heart of the West Country just 16 miles from the Jurassic Coast and close to the traditional resorts at Lyme Regis. Nearby Charmouth is great for fossil hunters as well as the fine fishing village of Beer and Sidmouth which is enclosed by soaring cliffs. Within easy reach are Wells – for exquisite cathedral and Bishop’s Palace Wookey Hole Cheddar Gorge and Clarks Village shopping outlet at Street. The wonderful gardens and lake at Stourhead the Fleet Air Museum at Yeovilton Forde Abbey and NT properties at Montacute and Barrington Court are all close by. Further afield but well worth a visit are Exmoor National Park Longleat House and Safari Park. Riding and golf are available locally. Shops and pub serving food 2 miles.

Accommodation details

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room with patio doors and wooden floor. Kitchen. Tack room. 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Cuckoo Lodge in Taunton, Somerset, South West England

Cuckoo Lodge, Taunton, Somerset

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £466 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Taunton sleeps 8.

Features include: Parking|Pets allowed|Baby Friendly|Children allowed|Garden|Hot Tub|Wheelchair access|Internet Access|Rural retreat|Elderly friendly|Fishing

Accommodation overview: A 5 star gold luxury Eco-Holiday home in tranquil countryside setting

Features include: A 4 bedroom Eco-Lodge, sleeps 8. Fantastic countryside setting with wildlife and birdlife aplenty. Additional services available including the hire of hot tubs and even loose horse boxes. Features the latest solar and heating technologies. Parking for up to 3 cars.

Nestled quietly in tranquil countryside beside an established private coarse fishing lake in the hamlet of Mill Cross and at the foot of the stunning Quantock Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Cuckoo Lodge is an exclusive luxury timber holiday home.

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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Turnpike Cottage in Chard, Somerset, South West England

Turnpike Cottage, Chard, Somerset

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £265 to £559

Self catering accommodation in Chard sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks Detached • Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Charming and unusual this cosy circular thatched toll cottage lies just half a mile from Chard in the Blackdown Hills an area of outstanding natural beauty. Situated on the A30 Chard to Honiton road the cottage enjoys stunning views and is ideally placed for exploring Somerset’s many attractions and Dorset’s Heritage coastline. Visitors enjoy use of a beach hut (Apr – Oct) at Beer just 15 miles away and Sidmouth and Lyme Regis are easily accessible. Shops pubs and restaurants 0.5 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living room with flagstone floor. Dining area/kitchen. 1 bunk bedroom (for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with sloping ceiling.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Ragwood Cottage in Clewer, Somerset, South West England

Ragwood Cottage, Clewer, Somerset

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £363 to £984

Self catering accommodation in Clewer sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Pub near by • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

This attractive, detached holiday cottage, located in the owner’s ground, is full of character and stylish features. Clewer is 2 miles from Cheddar, famous for cheese making and the magnificent gorge and caves. Nearby, the city of Wells has a 13th-century cathedral and many historic buildings. Other attractions include Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, the cities of Bath and Bristol, the lakes and birdlife of Chew Valley, and for walkers and cyclists, the many footpaths around the Mendips and Somerset Levels. Shop 500 yards, pub ½ mile, restaurant 2 miles.

Beamed living/dining room with high ceiling and picture window. Compact well-equipped kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV/DVD and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet, sloping ceiling, Velux window.

  • Elec, full elec CH (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels inc
  • Cot
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD/iPod dock
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden with terrace, fire pit and furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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Combe Cottages - Robin in Templecombe, Somerset, South West England

Combe Cottages - Robin, Templecombe, Somerset

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £316 to £887

Self catering accommodation in Templecombe sleeps 4.

Features include: • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Straddling the borders of Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset, this charming row of single-storey cottages is tucked away along a peaceful country lane, close to the village of Templecombe. Adjacent to the owners’ home, and on an alpaca breeding farm, they offer well-equipped and carefully furnished accommodation for a variety of groups, in a central location ideal for exploring. Outdoor seating areas overlooking a central courtyard provide pleasant places of retreat, and the use of an indoor heated swimming pool completes the picture.
Set amid excellent walking country, the holiday cottages afford ample opportunities for plenty of fresh air, and there are many delights to explore on foot. For those preferring to sightsee further afield, a main line station to Waterloo and Exeter is available from the village and quiet country roads make for scenic drives. The popular attractions of Longleat (with its excellent safari park, animal shows and historic house), Cheddar Gorge and Caves and the splendid NT properties of Stourhead Gardens, Kingston Lacey and Montacute House are all within an easy drive, as is Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and the fascinating array of classic cars at the Haynes Motor Museum.
Also of great historical interest is the abbey town of Sherborne, the famous Gold Hill at Shaftesbury and the medieval towns of Salisbury and Wells – all offer their own blend of quaint shops and museums to explore, individual shops to browse and tearooms for a welcome refreshment break. For an altogether different scene, the south coast beaches and seaside towns can be reached in around an hour’s drive. Active souls can try their hand at a spot of fishing or a round or two of golf locally, while those preferring spectator sports can visit the National Hunt race course in nearby Wincanton. Shop and pub 1 mile.

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Dairy Barn in Glastonbury, Somerset, South West England

Dairy Barn, Glastonbury, Somerset

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £250 to £689

Self catering accommodation in Glastonbury sleeps 2.

Features include: • Pub near by • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: This attractive single storey detached barn is peacefully situated in a no through lane just minutes from the village of Baltonsborough. Surrounded by rolling countryside and set in an 8 acre plot, it enjoys glorious views of Glastonbury Tor and beyond. A former cattle shed, it has been beautifully renovated to offer spacious and light accommodation, with oak beams and underfloor heating throughout. It is an ideal holiday base for exploring the attractions nearby, such as the cathedral city of Wells and Cheddar Gorge and Caves. The Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels are perfect for walkers, cyclists and wildlife enthusiasts. Shop and pub 1/2 mile.

Spacious beamed living/dining room with French doors, double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only), tiled floor and kitchen area with electric range (for cooking). Double bedroom. Shower room and toilet.

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Wellington Farm - Long Wood in Wells, Somerset, South West England

Wellington Farm - Long Wood, Wells, Somerset

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £292 to £931

Self catering accommodation in Wells sleeps 5.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: Set in a secluded position high in the Mendips above Cheddar Gorge (and just 3 miles from Cheddar), these three attractive barn conversions make an excellent base for walkers and nature lovers. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is rich in bird and wildlife, including badgers and deer (which visit the farm). Animals on the farm include calves, pygmy goats, alpacas, rabbits and guinea pigs. Nature trails criss-cross the surrounding hills, easily accessible from the farm, and the whole area is one of immense historical and geological interest.
Among the many places of interest to visit are Wells cathedral in England’s smallest city, Glastonbury Tor, the caves at Cheddar and Wookey, Longleat and several NT properties including Montacute House and Stourhead and King John’s Hunting Lodge in pretty Axbridge. Excellent beaches and seaside entertainment can be enjoyed at Weston Super Mare and Brean, and there are many charming villages to be explored, along with the rugged landscape of Exmoor National Park, famous for the native ponies. The Georgian Heritage city of Bath is easily reached with its beautiful architecture, Roman Baths, Abbey and fine selection of shops and restaurants. Several golf clubs are available locally together with horse riding, coarse fishing and trout fishing at Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes. Very good local inns and places to eat. Shops 3 miles.

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