Finding somewhere that sleeps 12 people with a flexible layout, is close to beaches but also near countryside walks and good mountain bike routes, offers the luxury adults crave (including a hot tub and swimming pool for guests exclusive use!) with the space kids need, and which is suitable for family and friends is a walk in the park once you have discovered Lavender Barn. The 200-year old holiday home ticks all of the boxes, offering 5-Star Gold accommodation close to Exmoor National Park, The Quantock Hills AONB and beautiful beaches. There is a friendly pub within walking distance and plenty more places to eat, drink, shop and explore in the surrounding towns and villages. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
Sitting in half an acre of private grounds on the edge of the pretty Somerset village of Spaxton, Dobbie's Cottage is perfect for couples (and also friends) who want to explore this beautiful part of Britain. The Quantock and Mendip Hills are visible (and easily accessible) from the barn, and Bridgwater, Exmoor and Minehead are a short drive away. The region is renowned for its excellent walking and cycling opportunities and with a footpath running beside the property, your day of adventure starts the moment you step outside.
A cosy dog-friendly holiday cottage located in the pretty village of Wrington. Sleeping six guests in two bedrooms, 23 The Cottages is ideal for families or friends looking for a relaxing self-catering holiday set in gorgeous Somerset countryside. With fantastic walks and bike rides on your doorstep, and Bristol City centre and the coast just half an hour away, you will be spoilt for choice with the huge number of activities on offer. From days out shopping to horse riding in the hills and building sandcastles on the beach, you will never tire of things to do whilst on holiday here.
Your family will love the chance to stay at Dunkery, which enjoys fantastic views towards North Hill and Minehead Old Town. Dunkery is a spacious bungalow that has been extended and modernised throughout to provide a high standard of accommodation. It has three lovely bedrooms, an enclosed garden and an open-plan layout that works well for families, couples and friends. Minehead's beach, harbour, esplanade and the start of South West Coast Path are a 20 minute walk (or 5 minute drive), as is the border of Exmoor National Park. One well-behaved dog is welcome.
A farm holiday in the Somerset countryside is just what you need to recharge your batteries. The Stable Cottage is on Middle Stone Farm, three miles from the Exmoor National Park, 25-minutes from the coast and within easy reach of Taunton. It's on a small organic farm where the owners raise free-range chickens and ducks and sheep, goats and alpaca. The cottage is perfect for couples or young families as it sleeps four people in two bedrooms, with the twin room having small single beds ideal for children under 13. The cottage has a private garden with a wood-fired outdoor hot tub.
Somerset is the perfect holiday destination. Its glorious countryside, lovely beaches, historic towns, and charming villages have something for everyone. Coach House is in the quiet village of Henton, close enough to the M5 that you won't be stuck behind the wheel for hours, yet rural enough that you can clearly hear the sound of birdsong in the garden. Guests enjoy panoramic views of the Mendip Hills and easy access to some of the best walking and cycling in the southwest. Wookey Hole Caves, Wells and Glastonbury are within a short drive, while Stonehenge, Bath, Bristol, Longleat, Weston-Super-Mare and other Somerset beaches are all under an hour away. The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples or families.
A delightful self-catering holiday cottage perfect all year round for winter breaks and summer holidays, located in the pretty ancient village of Westbury-sub-Mendip between Wells and Cheddar at the foot of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. The Dairy is ideal for those who enjoy walking, cycling, wildlife or simply relaxing with the village pub just a minutes walk away.
Escape to the country at Cider Cottage. This charming period cottage, which was once a cider house but has now been skill-fully transformed into a romantic holiday home for two, is tucked away from a quiet lane in the peaceful hamlet of Trebles Holford in Somerset. Just two miles from The Rising Sun Inn and eight miles from Taunton, it is perfectly located for exploring the Quantock Hills, Minehead, Exmoor National Park and Bridgwater.
This pretty holiday cottage is in a peaceful location within walking distance of two village pubs, the Rodney Stoke Reserve and the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and guests have access to beautiful gardens that include a four-acre apple orchard. The cottage is in a peaceful location within easy reach of places like Wells and Glastonbury and under an hour from Bath and Bristol. Beautiful walks and bike rides are accessible from the door, and there is a wealth of fantastic attractions nearby. Available to rent from April to October.
Penbridge Court Estate offers an ancient barn and three cottages to accommodate large groups of 20 to 28 guests (at a squeeze). Featuring a number of living areas for relaxing, a games room, big fireplaces, extensive gardens (plus hot tub), and a quiet location with no passing traffic, Penbridge Court Estate is perfect for a family Christmas, reunion with friends, or a group retreat, with guests enjoying easy access to fantastic footpaths, mountain bike trails, fishing, golf and horse riding. Close to the Quantock and Blackdown Hills and only a short drive from Exmoor National Park, Minehead and beautiful beaches, there are no shortage of great days out when you stay at Penbridge Court Estate.
On the Somerset/Devon Borders, this self-catering holiday cottage provides an ideal base for exploring the many attractions that these two counties have to offer. Adjoining a nature reserve and with a hot tub, this is the ideal place to relax. Located on the edge of Langford Budville, guests can enjoy lovely views over the Blackdown Hills with walking and cycle rides from the front door.
Imagine yourself in this idyllic country cottage, spending your days walking through the beautiful Quantock Hills AONB before returning via the welcoming village pub for an evening settled in front of the original inglenook fireplace with its log burner. Sunrise Cottage is a dog-friendly property just a few miles from Taunton which can sleep up to four people in two bedrooms and is ideal for families and friends.
A delightful contemporary self catering cottage positioned by the side of the river on the fringes of the Somerset village of Coleford. Leat Cottage is ideal for walking, cycling, relaxing or visiting the many attractions this area has to offer.
Weston-Super-Mare has been a favourite holiday destination for generations. Weston's lively side, with its Victorian pier, traditional seaside entertainments, and annual carnival is well known, but it is also a place of tranquil country walks, quiet views and breathtaking sunsets. Weston Hill Cottage is a beautiful holiday home on a quiet residential street. It's only a short walk from the centre of town, so guests are close to the beach, cafes, shops and bars, but it's far enough away from everything that you can still enjoy peace and privacy. The holiday cottage sleeps four people in two-bedroom and suits couples, families or friends.
Pierview Place is a light and airy Victorian holiday apartment located in the vibrant town of Weston-super-Mare. Just a stone's throw from the beach, cafes and restaurants, it is the ideal self-catering apartment for guests looking for a traditional seaside break. The large beach and Victorian Pier provide plenty of seaside entertainment, whilst the peaceful countryside and woodlands are the perfect spot for quiet leisurely walks. Sleeping six guests in three bedrooms and with your own private parking, Pierview Place is perfect for families or friends.
A spacious comfy holiday cottage located in the little hamlet of Westport in rural Somerset providing an ideal base for exploring the many attractions of Somerset, Dorset and Devon. Sandwiched between Ilminster and Langport, Riverside has lovely canal walks/cycle rides from the front door (including a choice of two pubs within a mile's walk) and the County town of Taunton as well as Yeovil within half an hour drive.
Enjoy country life with a stay at Honeysuckle Cottage at Honeycroft Farm in Somerset. Surrounded by glorious rolling countryside, this welcoming holiday cottage is perfect for a family holiday and sleeps up to 5 guests in three bedrooms. The historic market town of Wells is only two miles away with Glastonbury just a little further and nearby attractions including Wookey Hole Caves, Clarks Village and Cheddar Gorge. All the right ingredients for a relaxing and fun-filled holiday with plenty of country air. Tourist board rating: 4 Star AA
Marston Magna is a charming village in the heart of Somerset, just five miles from Yeovil and Sherborne. Set back from the road, Bridge Cottage sleeps four guests in two bedrooms and welcomes children over three. The period holiday cottage was built in 1883 and retains some original features, including exposed beams. Bridge Cottage is within easy reach of Hayes Motor Museum and Fleet Air Museum. Plus, Glastonbury Tor and many National Trust properties are also a short distance away. With a wealth of excellent walking paths nearby, Bridge Cottage is an ideal self-catering base in Somerset for your holiday.
Cholwell Hall is just made for entertaining large parties. Located close to the Roman City of Bath, this impressive Victorian property nestles amongst its own grounds, providing holiday accommodation for large groups of 15-30 guests in 10 bedrooms. If you are planning a celebratory weekend, hen/stag night, reunion of friends or even a corporate team building event, take a look at this impressive holiday rental.
Relax in the stunning Somerset countryside. The Old Stables is a stylish self-catering holiday cottage near Taunton, sleeping six people in three ensuite bedrooms with a garden and covered hot tub. It's the perfect escape for families and friends, with lots of opportunities for walking, cycling, golf and other outdoor activities all on the doorstep. Spend happy days in Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills, sightseeing at Glastonbury and Wells, and beachcombing on the spectacular Somerset coast. There's something for everyone to enjoy in all seasons.