Destination guide

See green valleys near Bath and North East Somerset cottages

Bath and North East Somerset combine the best of the wonders of Bath with the city’s sights, making it a perfect choice for a Somerset cottage. You can see top attractions like the Pulteney Bridge, the Thermae Bath Spa and Bath Abbey, as well as local pubs and restaurants with unique fare. If you want a relaxing nature experience, the area has gorgeous scenery of verdant river valleys and undulating hills, which are a great atmosphere for a cottage retreat.


Bath and North East Somerset has a long history

With tales of Celtic tribes and Roman invasions coalescing between the soft hills where Bath and North East Somerset holiday homes sit, it's easy to be taken by the millennia of history that awaits in this corner of England. The fascinating spa complexes of Bath city can help reveal the ancient lineage of the region, with glimpses of mysterious temples and colonnaded bathing rooms. Meanwhile, grand medieval structures, like Bath Abbey or the arched Pulteney Bridge of the 1770s, belie the changes that came with later centuries. And there's more in the countryside, whether it's the haunting Neolithic stone circles of Stanton Drew or the landscaped valleys of beautiful Prior Park.

Things to do

Attractions near Bath and North East Somerset holiday homes

The Roman Baths in the city of Bath are a great place to start. Excavated from the earth that sits below the Victorian rises at street level, they unfold in a medley of enthralling 2,000-year-old spa rooms and temples. The town also hosts the Victoria Art Gallery, laden with paintings by Gainsborough and Turner and others, not to mention the striking Royal Crescent, a showpiece of Georgian architecture. Those who want to really escape the rat race could look for a Bath and North East Somerset holiday cottage in the Mendip Hills. It's an area of outstanding natural beauty that has rock-studded peaks and gorgeous wooded valleys.

Food & drink 

Foodie stays in Bath and North East Somerset holiday rentals

Bath and North East Somerset holiday homes sit in one of the UK's culinary hotspots. From craft brewery West Country ciders to cream teas and hand-baked scones, there's plenty to set the taste buds a-tingling. Cheese is one of the region's top delicacies – Cheddar Gorge is just a little to the west, after all. Get ready to make your way through a medley of salty Bath Blue and soft Stilton creations in the organic dairy shops that abound. There's also an abundance of gastropubs and country inns where traditional English cuisine reigns supreme – think Sunday roasts with all the trimmings and succulent cuts of British and Welsh meat, washed down with ales.

Essential info

Info about Bath and North East Somerset holiday rental stays

  • Always pack an umbrella and a raincoat for trips to Bath and North East Somerset holiday lettings – even the British summer can have downpours
  • There are useful park-and-ride facilities for those who want to drive to Bath city, but don't want to look for parking in the centre
  • Tap water is considered clean and safe in Bath
  • Expect Bath and North East Somerset holiday cottages to get more expensive during UK school holidays, like Christmas, Easter and the summer
  • Leaving a 10% tip in restaurants is normal

How many holiday rentals are available around Bath and North East Somerset?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 996 holiday lettings around Bath and North East Somerset. From 355 cottages to 244 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Bath and North East Somerset?

If you are itching for a quiet retreat from the urban jungle, you're in luck! Leave all that blaring traffic behind and indulge in the sweet sounds of the countryside. HomeAway has 211 rural getaway properties in this destination. Looking for a different atmosphere? See if any of our other properties tickle your fancy. Our options here include:

  • 118 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 107 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 102 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Bath and North East Somerset?

There's something really cool and exciting about staying in an apartment like a local. Whether it's a scenic view you're after or just an easy place to chill out, an apartment could be the perfect choice. You can choose from 483 different options via HomeAway. If you book early, you could be spending as little as £43 per night. If that doesn't match your family's taste, we've got a range of other self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • House: 391 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £26 per night.
  • Cottage: 253 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £55 per night.
  • Hotel: 111 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £48 per night.

Can I stay in Bath and North East Somerset in a large group?

Whether you're setting off on a getaway with the entire family or spending a few nights away with your old school gang, it's always stacks of fun being in a brand new place together! The best news is that HomeAway has options to suit you. 61 apartment holiday rentals are listed. Presently, they're the top choice here for large groups. Properties for rent in this area that can house large groups include:

  • On the lookout for places that can hold 6 holiday makers? We have 179 that will suit. Prices begin from just £54 per night.
  • Require a holiday rental for 5 guests? We have 96 that will work well. The starting price is £56 a night.
  • Seeking rental properties to suit 8 people? You'll be glad to discover we have 66 that will fit the bill. You can grab one for as little as £100 a night.

You and all your besties will be in good hands when you organise your Bath and North East Somerset holiday with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Bath and North East Somerset?

Cut down on those hefty accommodation costs by organising your stay with HomeAway. You'll find a range of fabulous holiday rentals and save loads! Bishop Sutton is a bargain-hunter's dream. And with 517 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £103 a night, it's not hard to see why. Another 610 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around Bath. With an average price of £110 a night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth bragging to your friends about.