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Make a holiday cottage in Bridgwater your home away from home

On the edge of the Somerset Levels, Bridgwater has been around since about the 9th Century. Surrounded by farmland and woods, this bustling market town on the banks of the River Parrett provides the ideal country getaway, summer or winter. HomeAway has various holiday accommodation options available in the area, including Bridgwater rental cottages, converted barns and apartments. Whether you want a quiet weekend away with your partner or want to introduce the kids to a rural lifestyle, we will be able to offer you something suitable. Holiday cottages in Bridgwater sleep various party sizes. All of the available Bridgwater holiday rentals are stylishly decorated with comfort in mind. Some are situated on working farms while certain properties boast children’s play areas or enclosed gardens with barbecue facilities.

Things to do in Bridgwater

Bridgwater was an important port during the Middle Ages and its street pattern still reflects its medieval origins. The textile industry was once the mainstay of the town’s economy but today many other industries can be found here.

-The Bridgwater Carnival is the definitive Guy Fawkes carnival and attracts thousands of visitors annually. One of the instigators of the Gunpowder Plot was Robert Parsons, who hailed from near Bridgwater. The town has always had a reputation as being a little rebellious and Bonfire Night is celebrated with gusto. Originally, the fuel for the fire was a wooden boat and the flames were helped along by the addition of tar. Today the carnival takes the form of a procession of lit-up floats and ends with ‘squibbing’, a unique practice that involves holding aloft huge fireworks at the end of long handles. If you’re planning on visiting the area in October or the first half of November, it’s best to book your holiday farmhouse accommodation in Bridgwater well in advance to avoid disappointment.

-The Blake Museum is located in the house believed to be the one where General at Sea Robert Blake was born. Blake was one of the most successful British naval commanders in history and probably Bridgwater’s most famous son. The museum not only has displays about Blake’s life and career but also about Bridgwater’s history.

-The Church of St Mary: dates from the 13th Century and has a strong link to the Monmouth Rebellion. It was from the spire of this church that the Duke of Monmouth watched the royalist forces assemble at nearby Westonzoyland and then decided to launch the disastrous attack that led to the Battle of Sedgemoor. You can also visit the battlefield: just north of Westonzoyland, less than 4 miles east of Bridgwater.

-In the 19th Century, Bridgwater became a centre of brick and tile manufacturing. This helped ensure the town’s survival as its importance as port started to decline. The Somerset Brick and Tile Museum is dedicated to the history of this industry and its role in the economy of Somerset.

-Burrow Mump is a hill from where you can enjoy fantastic views over this part of Somerset. Situated in the village of Burrowbridge 5 miles to the south-east, it’s easy to reach from a holiday cottage in Bridgwater. At the top of the hill you’ll find the ruins of a medieval church that is a favourite subject for photographers. On a clear day you may even spot Glastonbury Tor in the distance.

Weather in Bridgwater

The town and surrounding countryside has a wet and mild climate. In summer, temperatures reach an average of about 21 °C but in winter they drop to about 1 °C. The winter months are also wetter than summer but if you ensure that you choose Bridgwater holiday accommodation with a fireplace or woodburner, you’ll have the perfect retreat when it’s cold outside.

Travel to Bridgwater

Bridgwater is about 28 miles from Bristol Airport, which receives flights from various international destinations as well as domestic flights. From here you can travel by rental car or taxi. The town’s railway station lies on the Bristol to Taunton railway line and you can also reach Bridgwater by bus. For Drivers, the M5 is very near, and the A38 runs through the town.

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                                                                                                      Bridgwater Holiday Cottages & Barns (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A wonderful welcome

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Eric met us on arrival and showed us round the accomodation. The amenities available are very extensive,including bed for the dog, more than we have ever received at other properties. Also provided - eggs, bread, drinks and much more so that we didn't have to shop at all until after following breakfast. Perfect for elderly mother with downstairs bedroom. Very good value for money. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent location, Lucy's Cottage is a cosy well-equipped base from which to explore Wells.

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                                                                                                      We enjoyed our time in Wells, with Lucy's Cottage proving to be an ideal base less than 200 metres from the end of Cathedral Green. For much of the time we were able to just leave the car parked up and forget about it. Access was much easier than anticipated, with the private, off street, parking much valued. The large kitchen is one of the best equipped that we have experienced and the property was warm throughout and readily maintained room temperature. A minor house-keeping task is required on small areas of the grouting on the bathroom tiles and the second from the top tread of the stairs will require some attention as it seemed to give a little when going upstairs. Thank you to Sandra & Nigel for the use of your cottage. We would recommend Lucy's Cottage to anyone looking for somewhere convenient to stay in Wells and would hope to stay there when we next go to Wells. This is our first experience of OwnersDirect which seems to work very smoothly. The only downside appears to be that OwnersDirect and HomeAway its parent organisation seem to want to fill my inbox with unrequested junk mail even though I have ticked the appropriate box for no such items. Gill & Dennis Thorley
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017