Full of historic towns and impressive natural features, Sedgemoor is an attractive holiday destination with a surprising range of notable historic sites, places of cultural interest, and outdoor options. Visitors flock to holiday homes in Somerset year-round, but particularly Sedgemoor because it offers a getaway from everyday stresses. Holidaymakers in Sedgemoor have the option of staying in a historic market town, secluded hamlet, or even a traditional seaside resort.
HomeAway has a wide and varied selection of holiday cottages in Sedgemoor. Visitors to the area can choose from cosy cottages, stunning Tudor manors, and everything in between. Holiday cottages in Sedgemoor start at just £250 per week, making the region an affordable holiday destination for budget travellers. In addition to budget cottages, mid-range and luxury rentals are also widely available. All rentals are fully furnished and some even come with extra amenities, like access to a pool, BBQ equipment, and the ability to accommodate pets.
-Outdoor activities: Holiday cottages in Cheddar are ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. The historic little town is famous for its gorge and incredible caves. Visitors to the area can explore numerous footpaths revealing remarkable views of the countryside. Caving and rock climbing are also possible. The Mendip Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, borders Cheddar and is a wonderful place for walking and cycling.
-Beaches: There are a number of holiday homes in Sedgemoor for a seaside break. Beach lovers might head to Burnham-on-Sea, a traditional seaside resort town located in Sedgemoor. There is a wide, flat, and sandy beach here that is well suited for picnics, sunbathing, and playing in the sand. The beach at Burnham on Sea is famous for its nine-legged wooden lighthouse, views of the Welsh coast, and donkey rides for children. The area is well serviced with plenty of nearby restaurants and cafés.
-Golf: The course at Burnham and Berrow Golf Club is among the most spectacular in the region. Looking over the coast, the views from the 18-hole course, which dates back to the 19th century, are magnificent. Its undulating terrain and sea breezes make it challenging enough for experts, but it's still approachable for beginners. Visitors staying in a Sedgemoor holiday cottage closer to Bridgwater can take a short drive to either Cannington Centre Golf Course or Enmore Park Golf Course.
-Food and drink: Somerset is well known for its cider production – restaurants and pubs throughout Sedgemoor proudly have local ciders on the menu. Another culinary highlight of this region are dairy products: cheese making has a rich history here, particularly in Cheddar. Visitors can visit the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company to see how the famous cheese variety is made traditionally. The village of Cheddar is also quite well known for its strawberries, which are still grown in the Cheddar Valley.
Like much of the rest of Somerset, Sedgemoor experiences its best weather from May to September. During this time, rainfall is at a minimum and high temperatures average above 15°C daily. The warmest months out of the year are July and August, when temperatures can reach 22°C or more. Winters are quite cold and damp. High temperatures average around 9°C, with lows around freezing.
The best way to travel to and around Sedgemoor is by car, as there are few rail stations in this part of Somerset. Drivers coming from the north or south can take the M5 directly to Sedgemoor. If coming from the east, follow the M4 to Bristol, then exit onto the M5 to complete the journey. It is also possible for tourists to take the train to Bristol or fly into Bristol Airport before hiring a car and making the short drive to their Sedgemoor holiday cottage.