Make a Weston Super Mare country cottage your home away from home
The enchanting seaside town of Weston Super Mare is located on the Bristol Channel coast, just 30km from Bristol. Weston Super Mare has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times, and is a traditional British seaside town with a promenade and piers. HomeAway has a charming collection of holiday cottages in Weston Super Mare for the perfect break in delightful Somerset countryside close to the sea. Beautiful sweeping gardens, a relaxed ambience and pet friendly, a Weston Super Mare cottage is really your home away from home. Holiday homes in Weston Super Mare have everything from a romantic cottage for two, right up to a spacious accommodation for larger travelling parties and families. Quaint villages, large lush gardens and dog friendly accommodation in rural settings or town centre locations or close to the beach, make this a great choice.
Things to do in Weston Super Mare
Weston Super Mare has grown from a small village to a lovely Victorian town that offers many of the facilities the modern visitor looks for in a traditional holiday at the British seaside.
-The Weston Grand Pier is the longest of Weston’s 3 piers (Bimbeck Pier is derelict) and was originally constructed in the 1950s. After taking two years to rebuild after a devastating fire, the pier re-opened in 2010 and is now an entertainment hotspot for locals and visitors in Weston Super Mare holiday homes. Touted as an indoor theme park, the Grand Pier has rides and attractions for all ages including a 4D cinema and go karts. There is a train that runs the 400 metres of the pier from the boardwalk.
-The Weston Aquarium is located on its own pier on the beach. It offers visitors a terrific experience of local marine life with an underwater tunnel, beautiful views of the sea and a tearoom for refreshments.
-The Wookey Hole Caves is a fascinating attraction just about 20 miles from most holiday accommodation in Weston Super Mare. Where once the natural phenomena of the caves was enough to attract tourists, these days it is a full on day trip theme park style experience with enough to keep the whole family entertained.
-The Weston Donkeys: offer visitors and locals the chance to experience seaside holidays of your childhood and for kids to make new memories – the essential donkey ride on the beach. The cute and friendly creatures are the perfect photo opportunity.
-The Weston Helicopter Museum is the largest of its kind in the world. It is run by a dedicated team of hard working volunteers and is registered on the National Aviation Heritage Register. All the profits from admission fees are poured back into the facility and the preservation of the exhibits. A totally unique and highly recommended site to visit and even if you are not mad about aviation, you will be when you leave.
Weather in Weston Super Mare
Your Weston Super Mare holiday cottage is the perfect place to do nothing or everything on your seaside holiday especially as summer time brings balmy highs of 23°C. In winter it can drop to a chilly 2°C thanks to the wind sweeping up the Bristol Channel.
Travel to Weston Super Mare
Access to Weston is not difficult as the M5 runs close by. The town itself lies on the A370. The town’s railway station is on a loop of the Bristol to Taunton line and there’s roughly 2 trains an hour. National Express coaches also run services to Weston Super Mare all year round.