Find the best place to stay — Castle Cary

Where to stay around Castle Cary?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 260 holiday lettings near Castle Cary. From 151 cottages to 35 barns, 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 Castle Cary is on HomeAway.

Can I rent cottages in Castle Cary?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 151 cottages in Castle Cary. Our other popular types of Castle Cary holiday rentals include:

  • Barns: 35 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 25 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 24 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Castle Cary?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 15 holiday homes with pool available in Castle Cary. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday cottage in Castle Cary your home away from home

    Castle Cary is an inviting market town nestled in South Somerset. Surrounded by swathes of countryside, the town makes for a relaxing holiday retreat. Within striking distance of the beautiful Mendip Hills as well as larger towns such as Taunton, and offering an alternative to holiday homes in Yeovil, Castle Cary is an ideal home base for those who wish to explore this idyllic part of Somerset. Popular with couples, families with children, and outdoor adventurers alike, Castle Cary has a little something for everyone.

    HomeAway has a good selection of holiday cottages in Castle Cary where visitors can feel right at home, including some excellent barn conversions. These rentals offer a rustic setting for a quiet countryside getaway. Holiday cottages in Castle Cary start at around £300 per week and go up to £750 or more depending on size, amenities, and time of year. All holiday accommodation offered through HomeAway comes fully furnished. Some even offer added amenities such as a pool, BBQ facilities, and internet access.

    Things to do

    -Outdoor activities: This part of Somerset is a lovely place to explore. Visitors come here to walk, cycle, and horse ride along quiet country roads and public paths. The Mendip Hills are located just 15 miles away and offer excellent footpaths through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Plenty of native wildlife call the hills home, and visitors will also be able to see stunning limestone cliffs, rocky outcrops, and fields of wildflowers.

    -Family attractions: The East Somerset Railway, originating in Shepton Mallet, is a must for families visiting from April to October. During this time, a steam train runs from here through to the Mendip Hills and the journey is a wonderful way to spend the day. It is hugely popular with visitors in holiday homes in Shepton Mallet, Yeovil, and the general Taunton area. Also in the area is the Haynes International Motor Museum. Located in Yeovil, the museum is home to over 400 cars and bikes ranging from the antique to the exotic.

    -Golf: Wheathill Golf Club is a short drive from many holiday rentals in Castle Cary and is very approachable for novice golfers. The club offers equipment hire in addition to a beautiful 18-hole course. A little further in Yeovil, the Yeovil Golf Club has two 18-hole courses to choose from catering to golfers of all ability levels.

    -Culture: Glastonbury, one of the UK's most famous festivals, is held each summer not far from Castle Cary – but while it attracts world-class musicians, camping's not always as comfy as having a holiday home to return to! Another fun festival in the area is the Royal Bath and West Show, a major event that celebrates rural life with 600 trade stands, livestock shows, and cider and cheese awards.

    Weather in Castle Cary

    The weather in Castle Cary remains lovely from May all the way through to October. During this time high temperatures exceed 15°C on average and it rarely rains heavily. In July and August daily highs reach 22°C or more. Winter and early spring are quite chilly with daily highs of around 9°C and lows around 1°C. Frost is common and snow has been known to fall on occasion. October to December also represent the wettest months of the year.

    Travel to Castle Cary

    Castle Cary is one of the few towns in the area with its own rail station and benefits from direct service from London Paddington. However, most visitors staying in a Castle Cary holiday rental choose to drive, as it makes it easier to explore the surrounding region. Drivers can reach the town by taking the M3 to the A303, or the A37 south from Bristol.

    Attractions in and around Castle Cary

    First time in Castle Cary and looking for things to do? Take the children and visit Royal Bath and West Showground, Longleat Safari and Adventure Park and Center Parcs Longleat Forest. Visitors searching for nearby landmarks can take a trip to Glastonbury Abbey, Wells Cathedral and Cadbury Castle. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for green spaces such as Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge and Caves and Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden. You can take a shopping trip to Kilver Court. Haynes International Motor Museum, Hauser and Wirth Somerset and Lytes Cary Manor might be worth a visit during your stay. Also a trip to Fleet Air Arm Museum, Glastonbury Tor or Chalice Well might be a nice excursion.