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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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    • 6 BR
    • 2 BA
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    Barn #1678658
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      Cottage #1689981
        • 3 BR
        • 3 BA
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        House #8128863
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          • 1 BA
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          Barn #1934678
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Cottage #1689982
              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
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              Cottage #1969391
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
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                Cottage #1864274
                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                  (7 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Barn #1907649
                  7
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                    Cottage #6768398
                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 1 BA
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                      Apartment #6857976
                      1 Review
                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Cottage #8073530
                        2 Reviews
                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                          (6 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #6723148
                          6
                          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Cottage #6856795
                            1 Review
                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                              (8 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
                              Multiple rentals Barn #8125768
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                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (21 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #1970333
                                21
                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                  Cottage #6513339
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Cottage #6832772
                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Apartment #8128208
                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                        (9 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 3 BA
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                                        Cottage #8124405
                                        9
                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Apartment #6114173
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (30 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
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                                            House #8172344
                                            30
                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 4 BA
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                                              House #6713188
                                              1 Review
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                                                • 6 BR
                                                • 4 BA
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                                                • Sleeps 13
                                                Barn #1575439
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  Barn #8120374
                                                  4
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                    Cottage #8130705
                                                    6
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Apartment #1948200
                                                      4
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                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Cottage #6807674
                                                        8
                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Cottage #1945866
                                                          2 Reviews
                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Cottage #6548333
                                                            7
                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Cottage #6580264
                                                              7
                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #1776176
                                                                9
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Bungalow #6809413
                                                                  1 Review
                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Barn #837495
                                                                    5
                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (39 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      Cottage #8171244
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                                                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                        • 7 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 21
                                                                        Farmhouse #1881867
                                                                        8
                                                                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          House #6885029
                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Bungalow #8086337
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (12 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Cottage #8133409
                                                                              12
                                                                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Cottage #1839659
                                                                                2 Reviews
                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  House #6830271
                                                                                  2 Reviews
                                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Cottage #1633560
                                                                                    1 Review
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Cottage #6469290
                                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #6812295
                                                                                          Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #6813948
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #1132119
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                                                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 7 BR
                                                                                              • 7 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 14
                                                                                              Chateau / Country House #6787374
                                                                                              1 Review
                                                                                              Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                Cottage #8075637
                                                                                                10
                                                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #6550804
                                                                                                  1 Review
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                    House #6815471
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #8149816
                                                                                                      2 Reviews
                                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic - everything you need!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything has been thought of to make for a very comfortable stay. Really friendly people and luxurious accommodation. High quality furnishings and amazingly warm, even without the gorgeous wood burner on the go! Lovely views and so peaceful. On a clear night we went out into garden, it was pitch dark and the stars we could see were amazing, clearest I've ever seen the Milky Way Galaxy! I love the fact that in most of the pubs in this area you can sit with your dog, which is great if you're out walking and fancy stopping for a bite to eat or a quick pint! Minehead is worth a trip, and go to the Apple Tree Café (number 1 in Menhead, just look at the cakes) as they LOVE dogs and give them treats and their own blanket to lie on when you go in! I would definitely return to these cottages as they are 5 star quality and you just step out of the front door and you've countryside walks straight away - and I'd love to see the 4 resident dogs again, so friendly!!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      We had a nice stay in a well equiped, clean appartment

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a nice stay in a well equiped, clean appartment. Close to supermarkets and busstop.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Third return visit still as magical

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A very big thank you to Verity and family. Your cottage is outstanding. Your welcome is genuine and warm. This was our third visit and the cottage was as magical as our first visit. We feel at home straight away and didnt want to leave. The dogs enjoyed the garden and loved running on the beach. We loved the comfy bed and enjoyed a restful sleep. We will be back in 2017.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016