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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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    Barn #1678658
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      Chateau / Country House #8067526
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                  Cottage #1969391
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
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                    Bungalow #1381195
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                              Cottage #1945866
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                Barn #8058695
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                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                      Cottage #8149101
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                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                        Bungalow #8134558
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                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                            Cottage #8124405
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                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                              • 3 BR
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                                              Cottage #8168152
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                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                Cottage #1776176
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                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                  • 7 BR
                                                  • 4 BA
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                                                  Farmhouse #1881867
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                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                    Cottage #6548333
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                        Cottage #8075637
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                                                          Cottage #8149816
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
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                                                            House #8138536
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              Cottage #1622881
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Barn #8112254
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Cottage #6469290
                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #8130705
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                                                                      Apartment #1853906
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                                                                        Cottage #6874171
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                          Barn #8156880
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                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                            Barn #1875294
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                                                                              Chalet #1839569
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                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                Apartment #1814074
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                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #438853
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                                                                                    Cottage #8062467
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                                                                                      Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                                                      Chalet #1788311
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                                                                                        Apartment #1968931
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                                                                                          Cottage #1839659
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                                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
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                                                                                            Cottage #1887926
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                                                                                              • 4 BA
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                                                                                              Barn #1575439
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                                                                                                Cottage #1967437
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                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                  Barn #8050194
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                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                    Cottage #8046340
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                                                                                                      Apartment #6522949
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great place to stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Leigh Cottage is a perfect place to stay in a great little village just minutes away from Burnham-On-Sea. The cottage is well equipped with everything you will need for a comfortable stay. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Stunning modern warm cottage in a beautiful setting

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We are a family of 5 and stayed at this lovely cottage over Christmas. What a perfect spot for a week away from London - the cottage is modern with three large double en-suite bedrooms and underfloor heating throughout the open plan ground floor area. The owners are so nice and had, unexpectedly, set up a Christmas tree before our arrival plus a welcome pack full of goodies. The house was perfect for our 3 young boys with a large open plan area downstairs, a field outside for playing football and a hot tub (one of the main reasons for choosing this property!). Even in winter the area is stunning, but must be even more amazing any other time of the year. The local pub at the end of the driveway is fantastic serving great food - we ate here a few times and can highly recommend it. There's lots of walks in the local area and within a 45 min drive you can get to either the South or North Devon Coast. There's a lot of great cycling in the area - we rode along the Grand Western Canal from Tiverton Parkway to Tiverton with the kids which is an easy ride for all ages and stunning scenery. It's also within reach of the Cheddar Gorge and Wells (a visit to the cathedral is a must see). The town of Beer on the south coast was also worth a visit. A slightly further day trip to Saunton Sands is worth the effort with its huge sand dunes and probably the highlight of our holiday (apart from the hot tub!). There's lots of good local amenities with the town of Wellington only 10 minutes away - even the petrol station has a large Budgens with everything you need, including a Cook frozen meals fridge, which was handy over the Christmas period. I can highly recommend this house and the local area. Thank you Nick and Deborah for making it a perfect Christmas break for us!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful house in a quiet location very well equipped

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      8 adults, one 2 year old and 3 dogs stayed at this lovely house for a long weekend for my 50th birthday celebrations. The house had everything we needed and more, we especially liked the pool table, football table and log burner. Everywhere was very clean and bedrooms were comfortable and warm. Would thoroughly recommend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017