Dubbed the jewel of the South West, Somerset is the seventh largest county in the UK in terms of size. It by no means ranks highly in terms of population however (good news for you!) meaning that there's an abundance of lush English countryside to explore, and a high chance of finding a secluded spot in which to relax.

A cottage holiday in Somerset will provide you with the perfect opportunity to explore an unusual array of attractions – descend into cavernous depths, gasp at a gorge, take a bus around Bath or explore Exmoor.

In order to rest and recharge, first stop is Exmoor National Park. Within its 267 square miles is a peace and tranquillity difficult to match. Catch a glimpse of red deer, climb to the top of cliffs that plunge into the Bristol Channel or walk on the vast swathes of moorland – perhaps try the Coleridge Way or the South West Coast Path.

There will be ample opportunity to source the finest local foods – perfect to fill the fridge in your cottage - as you tour the area. Discover ancient villages (we like Porlock and Winsford) and sample the finest ciders and cheese. And from cheese to cheddar, take a trip to Cheddar Gorge and learn about prehistoric man as you descend into the stalactite caverns. The caves at Wookey Hole are another famous county attraction – don’t miss The Witch’s Kitchen and the spooky tale of it's inhabitant!

We can’t mention Somerset without a nod to Glastonbury. The Glastonbury Festival is a big attraction, but for those visitors wanting to explore the town there is much to see and do, including Glastonbury Tor and Abbey. From towns to cities, visit Bath for its famous architecture and distinctive yellow stone - the crescent, circus and squares have helped it gain the status of UNESCO World Heritage site. A cottage holiday in Bath and surrounding areas offers easy access to independent shops, museums, galleries and of course the city’s famous Roman Baths.

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Bridgwater, Somerset


From: £330.00

You’ll find Swan Cottage on the picturesque Lakeview resort, nestled in the heart of the Somerset countryside. With 3 bedrooms, and a stylish open plan living kitchen and dining space, this home...

Timberscombe, Somerset


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In the heart of Timberscombe, a spacious ...

Wells, Somerset


From: £291.72

The Mews is a well situated, modern house in England’s smallest city of Wells.


Glastonbury, Somerset


From: £400.00

Set in the rural grounds of Lower Withial Farm in the Somerset countryside, Parbrook Barn makes a spacious home from home for that escape from the hustle and bustle. With a bright, open plan...

West Luccombe, Somerset

From: £110.71

Farm Cottage is situated in West Luccombe in the Horner Valley, which is just a mile from the village of Porlock. This cottage is part of the farmhouse at West Luccombe, which...

East Quantoxhead, Somerset


From: £380.00

In East Quantoxhead, a chocolate-box pretty, ...

Bridgwater, Somerset


From: £270.00

You’ll find Butterburr Lodge on the Lakeview resort, right in the heart of the Somerset countryside. With two bedrooms and a peaceful setting overlooking a stream, this cottage makes a tranquil...

Dulverton, Somerset

From: £339.00


Bridgwater, Somerset


From: £330.00

If you’re after a rural retreat with a contemporary design then we think you’re going to love Cornflower Cottage. With an stylish features throughout, this cottage combines the very best of a...

Porlock, Somerset

From: £368.00

Halsecombe Cottage is a delightful detached bungalow that was built in the 1920s. It is situated on the outskirts of Porlock and occupies an enviable position tucked into the...