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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Full of character, a charming cottage!!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We really enjoyed our stay at Panniers Farm. We were made to feel very comfortable and enjoyed exploring what the farm had to offer including the homemade cider which was delicious. The cottage itself was perfect for two people and had everything we needed, being able to bring the dog was a bonus. Would recommend a short walk to the Pheasant Inn, food was excellent! Thanks for a brilliant stay, we hope to come back again!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful house with enough space for 5 families!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lowood is a beautiful house full of character with lovely gardens in a great location. 5 double bedrooms gave all the parents in our gang a room of their own, and the two adjoining bedrooms upstairs became the girls dorm and the second living room downstairs, with the addition of the z-beds, became the boys dorm. The dining table took 18 of us and we squeezed in the little kitchen table so we all ate together, which was really special. Comfortable beds, cosy wood burner and very well-equipped kitchen (kitchens - there are 3!) made for a very relaxing and luxurious stay. And to top it off, fantastic walks over Exmoor from the front door (and beaches with fossils a quick drive away). We will be back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Really beautiful area. Great day in Bath and interesting day at Cheddar Gorge.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely cosy cottage, perfect for our family short break.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017