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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (24 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 4 BR
    • 4 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    Barn #1781568
    24
    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (4 reviews)
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      • 10 BR
      • 8 BA
      • Sleeps 25
      Chateau / Country House #8067526
      4
      Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        House #8252034
        1
          • 2 BR
          • Separate Toilets
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #1864274
            • 4 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 10
            Cottage #1969391
              • 4 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Multiple rentals Barn #8113152
              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (33 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 7
                Bungalow #1381195
                33
                Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (11 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Barn #1907649
                  11
                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (17 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #8068468
                    17
                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (14 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 2 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #8124405
                      14
                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (7 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 6
                        House #8149192
                        7
                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                          (6 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 9
                          Cottage #6874171
                          6
                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (11 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 3
                            Cottage #1945866
                            11
                            Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (12 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Barn #6873256
                              12
                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                (13 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 8 BR
                                • 4 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 21
                                Farmhouse #1881867
                                13
                                Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                  (16 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Bungalow #8134558
                                  16
                                  Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (21 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    House #6111166
                                    21
                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (18 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Barn #8058695
                                      18
                                      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Cottage #6469290
                                        3
                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (35 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Barn #8170455
                                          35
                                          Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (20 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Barn #8156880
                                            20
                                            Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (11 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Cottage #8149101
                                              11
                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (7 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #6856795
                                                7
                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                  (7 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Cottage #1132119
                                                  7
                                                  Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (15 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #8130705
                                                    15
                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (6 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 5 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                      Cottage #6790453
                                                      6
                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (12 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                        Cottage #8168152
                                                        12
                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (36 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          House #8172344
                                                          36
                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (20 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Cottage #8155665
                                                            20
                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (12 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #1776176
                                                              12
                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                (13 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Barn #8050194
                                                                13
                                                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (6 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  House #976566vb
                                                                  6
                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Cottage #6945356
                                                                    4
                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (23 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cottage #8159257
                                                                      23
                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Apartment #1814074
                                                                        3
                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (9 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Cottage #8046340
                                                                          9
                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (10 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 9
                                                                            Cottage #8075637
                                                                            10
                                                                            Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (10 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Cabin #6561265
                                                                              10
                                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8157309
                                                                                23
                                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #6522949
                                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Cottage #6548333
                                                                                    8
                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (13 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Cottage #731589
                                                                                      13
                                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (15 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #8155276
                                                                                        15
                                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #1839659
                                                                                          2
                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (9 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                                            House #8138536
                                                                                            9
                                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #1853906
                                                                                              1
                                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Cottage #6856724
                                                                                                2
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                  (16 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  House #433570
                                                                                                  16
                                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (6 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                    House #8057482
                                                                                                    6
                                                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #8111292
                                                                                                      2
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely home in charming English countryside

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My family and I have just returned from a lovely 5 day break at the barn. The hosts Peter & Liz are lovely ...and so too are the dogs, especially Vas who is the friendliest dog ever! The barn is lovely and clean, bright yet cosy. We enjoyed sitting in the garden with our drinks having a good old chat around the picnic table in the sunshine. George & Harry loved the swimming pool and George even learned to float on his back! My parents enjoyed exploring the churches and country pubs! We wished we had booked longer than 5 days, the time went so fast. We have already made plans to return next year and I have been recommending the barn to family & friends.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Great place to stay. Lovely hosts . Very relaxing

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The coach house is spacious attractive and comfortable with all mod cons plus table tennis ! The owners made us so welcome both in person and in the provisions we had on arrival which included fresh eggs and a cake ! The garden is charming and we sat outside in the evenings next to the stream . A lovely place with lots to see and do locally.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017