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Make a holiday cottage in Somerset your home away from home

Few places in the UK are as diverse as Somerset. The south-western county encompasses everything from stretches of beautiful coastline and unspoilt moorland, to dynamic seaside cities and regal Georgian-era spa towns. In fact, there are so many places to explore that visitors can enjoy multiple holidays to the region and see something new each time. Outdoor adventurers will enjoy getting in touch with nature with a stay in Exmoor National Park holiday homes, whilst history and culture buffs may prefer a stay in Bath. Holidaymakers seeking a well-rounded city break destination need look no further than the beautiful city of Bristol.

HomeAway has an incredible selection of holiday cottages in Somerset to choose from. Rentals are available for tourists of all budget ranges. Somerset holiday cottages start at under £200 per week for basic accommodation. Most holiday homes range from £350 - £500 per week and have one to three bedrooms. All rentals come fully furnished to a high standard and have everything a visitor needs to feel right at home. Select cottages offer additional amenities such as a pool and internet access, and some are just steps from the beach.

Things to do

-Outdoor activities: Exmoor National Park is a veritable playground for nature lovers and a popular location for Somerset holiday homes. Hundreds of miles of trails ideal for walking, cycling, and horse riding are contained within its boundaries. The park also contains lakes well suited for canoeing and rivers that are excellent for kayaking. Kayakers can also head to the River Avon on the outskirts of Bristol. The region also lays claim to an enviable stretch of coastline. Visitors looking for the seaside might choose holiday homes in Minehead or a cottage with a sea view in Burnham on Sea.

-Family attractions: The city of Bristol has the largest concentration of family-friendly attractions in the area. Visitors can take their kids on a fun and educational ride down the River Avon with Bristol Ferry Company. The Bristol Aquarium is another hit with children and offers live exhibits of a range of underwater creatures, including sharks and seahorses. Just outside of town, the Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park is a fun attraction appealing to visitors of all ages. Those staying in a Somerset holiday cottage closer to the coast can visit Butlins in Minehead. The holiday park and resort has a waterpark, fairgrounds, and plenty of play areas for kids.

-Historic sites: Bath, with its beautiful Georgian-era architecture, is rich with historic sites. At the centre of town is the beautiful Bath Abbey, and next door are exquisite Roman Baths, which solidified Bath as a spa town. Another historic site worth visiting in town is the Royal Crescent. The luxury hotel and spa is a stunning example of Georgian architecture and once consisted of holiday homes for the well-to-do of the Georgian-era. Literary buffs will want to visit the Jane Austen Centre. The famous author called Bath her home in the early 19th century and the centre has a wonderful exhibit on her life in Bath and how it influenced her writing.

-Food and drink: Somerset is full of excellent pubs, cafés, and restaurants. Some of the more notable local products include cider, cheddar cheese, goat cheeses, and strawberries. Quaint and charming eateries can be found in market towns across Somerset, including Langport, Highbridge, Axbridge, and Crewkerne.

Weather in Somerset

The weather varies around Somerset, but is characterised overall by warm summers and relatively chilly winters. Rain is prevalent throughout the year, but is heaviest between October and January. High temperatures remain above 15°C from May through October, which marks the high season for tourists. The warmest months are July and August, with average daily highs of 22°C.

Travel to Somerset

Larger cities and popular tourist areas like Bristol and Bath can easily be reached by train. When travelling to more remote areas, such as Exmoor National Park, it is best to take a car. The M5 runs through much of Somerset and several A-roads connect the more popular villages and towns. Visitors can also fly into Bristol Airport and hire a car in order to reach their final destination.


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    • 3 BR
    • 1 BA
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    • Sleeps 7
    Bungalow #1381195
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Cottage #6746049
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
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        Cottage #8171244
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          • 3 BR
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          Cottage #8150722
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            • 2 BR
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            Cottage #6474784
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              • 2 BR
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              Cottage #1994893
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Cottage #6807674
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Cottage #6103587
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
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                    • Sleeps 5
                    Cottage #8040651
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      • 1 BR
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                      Barn #1907649
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Barn #8170455
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                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 7
                          House #6815471
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                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                            • 3 BR
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                            • Sleeps 6
                            House #8149192
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #8068468
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                              Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Apartment #1849856
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                                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                  • 8 BR
                                  • 4 BA
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                                  • Sleeps 14
                                  House #8153852
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                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                    • 1 BR
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                                    Cottage #1945866
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                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #8124405
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                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (24 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        Cottage #1970333
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                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #6715970
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                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (11 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 7
                                            Cottage #8168152
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                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Cottage #8108913
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                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Cottage #6723148
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  House #8172344
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                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Barn #8062531
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                      Cottage #6874171
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                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Cottage #8149101
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                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #1776176
                                                          10
                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Very Good! 4/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #8050071
                                                            10
                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                              Cottage #8075637
                                                              10
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                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                (4 reviews)
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                Bungalow #6750078
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                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                  Cottage #8124442
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                                                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8149816
                                                                    3
                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #6856795
                                                                      3
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Cottage #1132119
                                                                        5
                                                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (17 reviews)
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Cottage #8118181
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                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Barn #8156880
                                                                            12
                                                                            Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                              (12 reviews)
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                                                                              • 7 BR
                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 21
                                                                              Farmhouse #1881867
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                                                                              Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Cottage #6548333
                                                                                7
                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Cottage #6469290
                                                                                  1
                                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                    Multiple rentals Barn #8125768
                                                                                    10
                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (23 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Cottage #8159257
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                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                                        Apartment #1814074
                                                                                        1
                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Cottage #6900448
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                            (4 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                                            • 5 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                                            House #8050672
                                                                                            4
                                                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Bungalow #1746122
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                                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #1022481
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                                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #1022481
                                                                                                  15
                                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 9 BR
                                                                                                    • 6 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 28
                                                                                                    Chateau / Country House #78091
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (17 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Cottage #8155665
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Characterful cottage in lovely country setting.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Another very enjoyable stay in this lovely cottage. It is in a great position - in the country with lovely views and close to amenities, within easy reach of places of interest. Kirsty and Andy are perfect hosts.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Gorgeous cottage, gorgeous location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have stayed in this cottage before and it was so lovely we decided to go back this year. The cottage has everything you need and is pristine and very comfortable, warm and cosy. Verity has skimped on nothing, and she's a really lovely lady too. We had a lovely time yet again and hope to go back again.Such a lovely place to stay (especially when the sun shines!). Can't praise her and her cottage highly enough. Thank you Verity.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Great cottage and location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great long weekend staying in Dunster, the cottage was amazing and we'll presented with all you could need. The welcome pack was a great touch. This is a prime example of how to run rental accommodation we had all we needed and great communication from the owners. Will definitely stay again
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017