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Make a holiday cottage in Castle Cary your home away from home

Castle Cary is an inviting market town nestled in South Somerset. Surrounded by swathes of countryside, the town makes for a relaxing holiday retreat. Within striking distance of the beautiful Mendip Hills as well as larger towns such as Taunton, and offering an alternative to holiday homes in Yeovil, Castle Cary is an ideal home base for those who wish to explore this idyllic part of Somerset. Popular with couples, families with children, and outdoor adventurers alike, Castle Cary has a little something for everyone.

HomeAway has a good selection of holiday cottages in Castle Cary where visitors can feel right at home, including some excellent barn conversions. These rentals offer a rustic setting for a quiet countryside getaway. Holiday cottages in Castle Cary start at around £300 per week and go up to £750 or more depending on size, amenities, and time of year. All holiday accommodation offered through HomeAway comes fully furnished. Some even offer added amenities such as a pool, BBQ facilities, and internet access.

Things to do

-Outdoor activities: This part of Somerset is a lovely place to explore. Visitors come here to walk, cycle, and horse ride along quiet country roads and public paths. The Mendip Hills are located just 15 miles away and offer excellent footpaths through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Plenty of native wildlife call the hills home, and visitors will also be able to see stunning limestone cliffs, rocky outcrops, and fields of wildflowers.

-Family attractions: The East Somerset Railway, originating in Shepton Mallet, is a must for families visiting from April to October. During this time, a steam train runs from here through to the Mendip Hills and the journey is a wonderful way to spend the day. It is hugely popular with visitors in holiday homes in Shepton Mallet, Yeovil, and the general Taunton area. Also in the area is the Haynes International Motor Museum. Located in Yeovil, the museum is home to over 400 cars and bikes ranging from the antique to the exotic.

-Golf: Wheathill Golf Club is a short drive from many holiday rentals in Castle Cary and is very approachable for novice golfers. The club offers equipment hire in addition to a beautiful 18-hole course. A little further in Yeovil, the Yeovil Golf Club has two 18-hole courses to choose from catering to golfers of all ability levels.

-Culture: Glastonbury, one of the UK's most famous festivals, is held each summer not far from Castle Cary – but while it attracts world-class musicians, camping's not always as comfy as having a holiday home to return to! Another fun festival in the area is the Royal Bath and West Show, a major event that celebrates rural life with 600 trade stands, livestock shows, and cider and cheese awards.

Weather in Castle Cary

The weather in Castle Cary remains lovely from May all the way through to October. During this time high temperatures exceed 15°C on average and it rarely rains heavily. In July and August daily highs reach 22°C or more. Winter and early spring are quite chilly with daily highs of around 9°C and lows around 1°C. Frost is common and snow has been known to fall on occasion. October to December also represent the wettest months of the year.

Travel to Castle Cary

Castle Cary is one of the few towns in the area with its own rail station and benefits from direct service from London Paddington. However, most visitors staying in a Castle Cary holiday rental choose to drive, as it makes it easier to explore the surrounding region. Drivers can reach the town by taking the M3 to the A303, or the A37 south from Bristol.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Very impressed with standard of fittings and although in the countryside is very convenient for many attractions . Owners are very nice
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Compassionate Owners

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A few days before our planned arrival, unforeseen personal circumstances meant that we were unlikely to be able to make it so I contacted Eric to explain our situation. We wanted to wait until the very last minute to cancel in case we were able to go especially with cancellation policy not allowing for any refund. He was very understanding and suggested that if we cancelled on the Friday, he would re-advertise the property and if successful he would transfer the proceeds back to us. If not successful we could still make use of the property if our circumstances changed. As soon as we cancelled, the deposit and service fee were refunded. On the Sunday Eric informed me that he had been able to take a booking for the last 4 days and as such would make a partial refund of around 65%. As it happened we couldn't make any of the week at all and so this was the ideal outcome. Eric was well within his rights not to do any of this but his compassionate actions gave us one less thing to worry about during a very difficult time for me and my family. Thank you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017