Where to stay around Somerset?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,263 holiday lettings near Somerset. From 776 Cottages to 141 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Somerset is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Somerset?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Somerset. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Minehead: 352 holiday homes
  • Exmoor National Park: 389 holiday homes
  • Wells: 336 holiday homes
  • Taunton: 953 holiday homes
  • Glastonbury: 363 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Somerset! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Somerset?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Somerset with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Minehead: 352 holiday lettings
  • Wells: 336 holiday lettings
  • Taunton: 953 holiday lettings
  • Glastonbury: 363 holiday lettings
  • Cheddar: 341 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Somerset?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Somerset are:

  • Yeovilton Airport (YEO): 896 self catering accommodations
  • Yeovilton (YEO-Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton): 910 self catering accommodations
  • Taunton (TTY-Taunton Bus Station): 895 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Somerset?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Somerset. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Longleat: 871 holiday rentals
  • Cheddar Gorge: 957 holiday rentals
  • Longleat Safari and Adventure Park: 862 holiday rentals
  • Hauser and Wirth Somerset: 840 holiday rentals
  • Minehead Beach: 806 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Somerset listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Holidaymakers searching for cottages in Somerset also enquired about cottages in Cornwall, holiday homes in Dorset and cottages in Devon

Make a holiday cottage in Somerset your home away from home

Few places in the UK are as diverse as Somerset. The south-western county encompasses everything from stretches of beautiful coastline and unspoilt moorland, to dynamic seaside cities and regal Georgian-era spa towns. In fact, there are so many places to explore that visitors can enjoy multiple holidays to the region and see something new each time. Outdoor adventurers will enjoy getting in touch with nature with a stay in Exmoor National Park holiday homes, whilst history and culture buffs may prefer a stay in Bath. Holidaymakers seeking a well-rounded city break destination need look no further than the beautiful city of Bristol.

HomeAway has an incredible selection of holiday cottages in Somerset to choose from. Rentals are available for tourists of all budget ranges. Somerset holiday cottages start at under £200 per week for basic accommodation. Most holiday homes range from £350 - £500 per week and have one to three bedrooms. All rentals come fully furnished to a high standard and have everything a visitor needs to feel right at home. Select cottages offer additional amenities such as a pool and internet access, and some are just steps from the beach.

Things to do

-Outdoor activities: Exmoor National Park is a veritable playground for nature lovers and a popular location for Somerset holiday homes. Hundreds of miles of trails ideal for walking, cycling, and horse riding are contained within its boundaries. The park also contains lakes well suited for canoeing and rivers that are excellent for kayaking. Kayakers can also head to the River Avon on the outskirts of Bristol. The region also lays claim to an enviable stretch of coastline. Visitors looking for the seaside might choose holiday homes in Minehead or a cottage with a sea view in Burnham on Sea.

-Family attractions: The city of Bristol has the largest concentration of family-friendly attractions in the area. Visitors can take their kids on a fun and educational ride down the River Avon with Bristol Ferry Company. The Bristol Aquarium is another hit with children and offers live exhibits of a range of underwater creatures, including sharks and seahorses. Just outside of town, the Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park is a fun attraction appealing to visitors of all ages. Those staying in a Somerset holiday cottage closer to the coast can visit Butlins in Minehead. The holiday park and resort has a waterpark, fairgrounds, and plenty of play areas for kids.

-Historic sites: Bath, with its beautiful Georgian-era architecture, is rich with historic sites. At the centre of town is the beautiful Bath Abbey, and next door are exquisite Roman Baths, which solidified Bath as a spa town. Another historic site worth visiting in town is the Royal Crescent. The luxury hotel and spa is a stunning example of Georgian architecture and once consisted of holiday homes for the well-to-do of the Georgian-era. Literary buffs will want to visit the Jane Austen Centre. The famous author called Bath her home in the early 19th century and the centre has a wonderful exhibit on her life in Bath and how it influenced her writing.

-Food and drink: Somerset is full of excellent pubs, cafés, and restaurants. Some of the more notable local products include cider, cheddar cheese, goat cheeses, and strawberries. Quaint and charming eateries can be found in market towns across Somerset, including Langport, Highbridge, Axbridge, and Crewkerne.

Weather in Somerset

The weather varies around Somerset, but is characterised overall by warm summers and relatively chilly winters. Rain is prevalent throughout the year, but is heaviest between October and January. High temperatures remain above 15°C from May through October, which marks the high season for tourists. The warmest months are July and August, with average daily highs of 22°C.

Travel to Somerset

Larger cities and popular tourist areas like Bristol and Bath can easily be reached by train. When travelling to more remote areas, such as Exmoor National Park, it is best to take a car. The M5 runs through much of Somerset and several A-roads connect the more popular villages and towns. Visitors can also fly into Bristol Airport and hire a car in order to reach their final destination.

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Hill walking aplenty around Somerset holiday cottages

This great swathe of the West Country could just be home to the best hill walking in all of England. Outdoorsy types can bag themselves a Somerset holiday rental in the wooded vales around reserves like the Mendip Hills or the Exmoor National Park. They are criss-crossed by miles of marked trails. Some connect the limestone ridges about Cheddar Gorge to the beautiful reaches of the Cotswolds. Others wriggle through salt-washed coastal villages, like Lynton and Culbone, before delving into the ancient Hoaroak Valley, where pre-historic human settlements await. Other important nature reserves include the Quantock Hills, in the north, and the flower-strewn Blackdown Hills, to the south.

Exploring the natural landscape of Somerset

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Somerset is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wookey Hole (14.6 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Cheddar Gorge and Caves (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Wills Neck (11 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Sand Bay Beach (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Dunster Beach (21.8 mi / 35.1 km)
  • Mapperton Gardens (23.6 mi / 37.9 km)