Rural retreats in the Somerset countryside

Somerset literally means the "Land of the Summer People", and the warm welcome combined with the delightfully laidback atmosphere of Somerset will instantly endear you to the county. Somerset is a county of contrasts, with beautiful rolling countryside to explore, long sandy beaches on which to play and an enormous wealth of legends to investigate. Every member of the family will find something to entertain and enthral from a holiday cottage in Somerset. The Somerset countryside is an absolute delight to explore. The jewel in the crown of rural holidays in Somerset is the vast, sweeping expanses of Exmoor, a wild region of open, heather clad moors, plunging cliffs and ancient oak woodlands. The quaint villages, picturesque harbours and charming Somerset holiday cottages inside the park are blissfully peaceful, and a perfect place to escape in the heart of the British countryside. The Quantock Hills, Blackdown Hills and Mendip Hills are all classed as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty too, and perfect places to take a holiday cottage in Somerset for walking, mountain biking, horse riding, caving rock climbing and hiking holidays in Somerset.

  1. Top Five Somerset Holidays

    With busy seaside resorts like Weston-Super-Mare through to picturesque fishing villages along the Bristol Channel, Somerset is an often overlooked yet highly celebrated beach holiday destination, especially good for family breaks.


    View holiday cottages in Somerset on the beach

  2. Golf Holidays in Somerset

    The Somerset countryside is awash with golf courses of the highest quality, with some 40 top class Somerset golf courses to choose from, many of which are members of the County Card scheme, especially in the north.


  3. Fishing Holidays in Somerset

    Whether you are heading to Somerset for fly, coarse or sea fishing, you are in for a treat. The county is awash with beautiful moorland streams, lakes and coastal stretches teeming with trout and salmon, among the best in England.


  4. Walking Holidays in Somerset

    With five ranges of hills to explore, huge wetlands and over 9,000 rights of way, Somerset is a wonderful walking destination. The mythical sites of King Arthur's county and the extraordinary wildlife make walking a genuine delight.
     

  5. Rural Retreats in Somerset

    Holiday cottages in Somerset are some of the most picturesque rural getaways in England. The stunning landscapes, rich wildlife and wonderful rural food make the Somerset countryside a perfect place to escape all year round.


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