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Make a holiday cottage in South Somerset your home away from home

South Somerset is a rural retreat where life moves at a slower pace. Representing the Somerset countryside at its finest, visitors come here to enjoy the outdoors and explore a bounty of historic sites, old steam railways, and charming villages. Mild weather and easy road access from larger cities like Bristol and Exeter make it an ideal place to visit year-round. Attracting couples and families alike, South Somerset is a hidden gem of the West Country. Options include holiday homes in Templecombe, llminster and Crewkerne.

HomeAway offers a wonderful selection of holiday cottages in South Somerset where visitors can truly enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside. Rentals in this part of Somerset start at under £200 per week and go up to around £600 per week for luxury accommodation. All holiday cottages in South Somerset offered through HomeAway come fully furnished and provide a comfortable stay. Most rentals are both child and pet-friendly.

Things to do

-Outdoor activities: South Somerset is an excellent place to explore on foot, by bicycle, or horseback. Miles of trails and quiet country roads can be found throughout the entire region. With an abundance of market towns like Wincanton and Castle Cary linked by quiet roads, visitors can create one of any number of routes that allow them to sample local pubs and independent shops along the way.

-Historic sites: Owned by the same family since 1617 and originally built by Sir Walter Raleigh, Sherborne Castle is a magnificent time capsule that is well worth visiting. Open from April to October each year, the interior of the castle has been immaculately maintained over the years and holds priceless works of arts and antique furniture. Outside, visitors have access to acres upon acres of beautiful gardens and a lake.

-Family attractions: Families staying in a South Somerset holiday cottage can take a short drive to several great attractions – The Gartell Light Railway and East Somerset Railway both make for fun days out. The latter offers steam train rides from April to October each year. The Fleet Air Arm Museum and Haynes International Motor Museum, both near Yeovil, are also interesting places to visit.

-Golf: Holidaymakers staying in Wincanton holiday homes can easily visit Wincanton Golf Club, which has a 9-hole course that offers green fees starting from just £8. Wheathill Golf Club, near Castle Cary, offers a challenging 18-hole course along with an inviting clubhouse. Yeovil Golf Club has one 9-hole and one 18-hole course where visitors are welcome.

Weather in South Somerset

Mild weather makes South Somerset an ideal destination for everything from cosy winter retreats to summer outdoor adventures. The best time for outdoor activities is from May to September, when high temperatures exceed 16°C on average. The weather cools in autumn and settles to 7°C throughout the winter months and into spring. Rainfall is heavier in the winter also.

Travel to South Somerset

The easiest way for visitors to reach their South Somerset holiday cottage is by car, as there are few rail stations in the area. A number of A-roads traverse the region, primarily the A37, A303, and A361. Popular towns like Ilminster and Yeovil can both be accessed by taking the A37 from Bristol to the north or Dorchester to the south.

Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8040651
16
Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #6815471
15
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8124405
17
Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Barn #1907649
12
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Barn #6818810
14
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #6873256
15
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8118181
18
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Bungalow #8134558
17
Viewed 79 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(22 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Barn #8156880
22
Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6723148
14
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8128373
6
Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #6830271
9
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Bungalow #6750078
5
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Cottage #6790453
9
Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(21 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #8155665
21
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Barn #8050194
14
Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8149101
13
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Bungalow #1746122
6
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Cottage #8077365
5
Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #771469vb
9
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8125207
7
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #6723143
6
Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8046340
9
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Cottage #8123191
6
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Barn #6856998
6
Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals Barn #1710
avg/night
  • 6 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 13
Barn #1575439
3
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #3722367
5
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Multiple rentals Barn #8125768
11
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Cottage #8123191
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(23 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8119532
23
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #8143082
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Barn #6910933
3
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8147802
5
Excellent! 4.6/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1887926
7
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Chalet #836129
5
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Chalet #836129
4
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6105552
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8086589
1
Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Barn #1710
4
Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Barn #8165870
9
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8106331
2
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1964065
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6916270
4
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #1875294
5
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cabin #1893561
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #6508696
10
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #1967298
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Barn #8165409
15
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #6508696
7
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
 

Recent Reviews

Breathtakingly stunning...

5 of 5
Stunning house with breathtaking views. It was totally immaculate with a most welcoming atmosphere. Absolutely loved our stay here. Cannot recommend this place enough!! Beautiful!
  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

I would recommend the accommodation to anyone

4 of 5
The property was very fully equipped and we enjoyed staying there and would use it again in the future.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017