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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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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #8171244
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Bungalow #1381195
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        Cottage #8150722
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
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          Cottage #6474784
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            Exceptional! 5/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #6746049
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #6103587
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #6807674
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #1994893
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (10 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Cottage #8040651
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Barn #1907649
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #8068468
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                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (31 reviews)
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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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                              Excellent! 4.4/5
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Apartment #1849856
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 6
                                House #8149192
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                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 3
                                  Cottage #1945866
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                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 3 BA
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                                    • Sleeps 7
                                    Cottage #8168152
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (33 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      House #8172344
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                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #8124405
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                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Cottage #8149101
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                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Very Good! 4/5
                                            (10 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #8050071
                                            10
                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (23 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #1970333
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #6715970
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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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                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Cottage #1776176
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                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Cottage #6723148
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                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Bungalow #6750078
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (4 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          Cottage #1132119
                                                          4
                                                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 9
                                                            Cottage #6874171
                                                            2
                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Cottage #8149816
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                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                Cottage #8075637
                                                                10
                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Very Good! 4/5
                                                                  (1 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Cottage #8108913
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                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8124442
                                                                    13
                                                                    Viewed 34 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
                                                                      17
                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (22 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Cottage #8159257
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                                                                        Viewed 12 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
                                                                          12
                                                                          Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Cottage #6548333
                                                                            7
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #6856795
                                                                              3
                                                                              Viewed 14 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 23 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 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (4 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Barn #771469vb
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                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                                      Apartment #1814074
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                                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #1870917
                                                                                        2
                                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                                                          House #8138536
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                                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Cottage #6469290
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                                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #1022481
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #1022481
                                                                                                15
                                                                                                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 9 BR
                                                                                                  • 6 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 28
                                                                                                  Chateau / Country House #78091
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                  Viewed 8 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
                                                                                                    17
                                                                                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Barn #8112254
                                                                                                      2
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                                                                                                      Outstanding

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      With all the holiday rentals I have stayed in, this far out-ranks any by a long way. The owners care, thought and consideration for their guests comfort is something to be admired. The quality of fittings, utensils, furnishing and bedding is second to none. The cleanliness is unbelievable. I have never been anywhere and not washed the cutlery and plates before I have used them - but not here! It's immaculate. Like many, I read the reviews before I book anywhere and, for this property, with the exception of one (which of course, we have all read), they are all 5*. My Weimaraner unfortunately died a few years ago and I have never replaced him. To say this is a dog friendly cottage is an understatement. In a spacious and warm utility area, there is a very large cage and beautiful bed. By the side is a comfy settee if your dog prefers. With it's own private shower; doggie mat and towels, this is 5* accommodation for any size pooch. The request not to allow dogs upstairs or on the rest of the furniture in this property is very reasonable (and a rule I applied with my own dog at home). To ask that dogs be shut in the utility area if they are to be left alone is also reasonable and common sense; after all, we all know what they get up to once our backs are turned. To abuse these simple rules is total disrespect in my opinion, not only to the owners but also those guests who choose not to have a dog. I cannot recommend this property highly enough - with or without a dog. The communication with the owner is excellent; nothing is too much trouble and I received a lovely email and confirmation that my deposit had been refunded before I arrived home!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      comfortable and well equipped

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had 4 nights in this lovely cottage. The location was perfect for walking out into the village and the many walks in the surrounding area. It was lovely to have flowers and cake when we arrived and there was everything we needed for our stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      A real gem

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed with our friends,so the 2 bed 2 ensuite was perfect!. Arrived on a chilly Friday eve but entered to a cosy,warm perfect cottage.Every thing we could of wanted,comfortable beds,comfortable lounge and well equipped kitchen.It was lovely to sit in the lounge and eat breakfast looking out over the countryside with the lambs bleating outside.We couldn't of asked for more.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017