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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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Somerset Cottages - Self Catering Somerset (300+)

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    • 4 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 9
    Barn #8064673
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (39 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #8171244
      39
      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        Cottage #1132119
        3
        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
          • 3 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 7
          Cottage #8168152
          10
            • 4 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 10
            Cottage #8077365
            Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Apartment #1270295
                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                (6 reviews)
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                • 4 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 7
                House #6815471
                6
                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (7 reviews)
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                  • 5 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 12
                  House #8138536
                  7
                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #1994893
                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Cottage #8147802
                      3
                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        Cottage #6469290
                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 6
                          House #8149192
                          3
                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #6105552
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Barn #6873256
                              1 Review
                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                (7 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Barn #1907649
                                7
                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #6768398
                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                    (6 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Cottage #6723148
                                    6
                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #6856795
                                      1 Review
                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                        (10 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 7
                                        Multiple rentals Barn #8125768
                                        10
                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (20 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #6474784
                                          20
                                          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (21 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Cottage #1970333
                                            21
                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #6832772
                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Apartment #8128208
                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #8124405
                                                  9
                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Apartment #6114173
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (30 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      House #8172344
                                                      30
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                                                        • 6 BR
                                                        • 4 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 13
                                                        Barn #1575439
                                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 11
                                                          Barn #8120374
                                                          4
                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #6807674
                                                            9
                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                              Cottage #1945866
                                                              2 Reviews
                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Cottage #6548333
                                                                7
                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  House #6883603
                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #1776176
                                                                    10
                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Bungalow #6809413
                                                                      1 Review
                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Barn #837495
                                                                        5
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          House #6885029
                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 5 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                            House #8050672
                                                                            2 Reviews
                                                                            Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #1022481
                                                                              14
                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                Farmhouse #1950998
                                                                                3
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #1022481
                                                                                  15
                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 9 BR
                                                                                    • 6 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 28
                                                                                    Chateau / Country House #78091
                                                                                    3
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #410357
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #410357
                                                                                        2 Reviews
                                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Multiple rentals House #410357
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #410357
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #410357
                                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #1990682
                                                                                                Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  House #463825
                                                                                                  1 Review
                                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Cottage #1110551
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 7 BR
                                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 21
                                                                                                      Farmhouse #1881867
                                                                                                      8
                                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      An idyllic retreat in a beautiful setting

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My husband and I have returned many times to Blue Ball Lodge because it is such a beautiful cottage in an idyllic location. It has everything we need for a relaxing stress free holiday. Corinne and Clive are great hosts with a wealth of knowledge of the local area. We can walk out of the cottage and take our dogs for long walks in the surrounding footpaths and woods or sit in by the roaring log fire and enjoy one of Corinnes yummy home baked cakes. Nothing is too much trouble .
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      The Shippens

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The Shippens is a beautifully presented property in a lovely village/hamlet close to Yeovil. The property was clean, well equipped and very welcoming. I particularly loved the basket of biscuits/crisps and chilled bottle of wine waiting for us. The beds were very comfortable too. I highly recommend this property and look forward to returning in the future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      A home from home cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Floral Cottage is situated right in the centre of Dunster, which is a wonderful location to explore Exmoor. The cottage is beautifully decorated and has a real home from home feel about it. Fresh flowers and a home made cake was a lovely touch to be greeted with. We will certainly be returning to this little gem of a cottage.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016