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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.

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    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 5
    Cottage #8040651
    10
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      Exceptional! 5/5
      (7 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Barn #1907649
      7
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        • 4 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 7
        House #6815471
        8
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Cottage #8124405
          10
          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (7 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            Cottage #8149101
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              Excellent! 4.6/5
              (8 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Cottage #6723148
              8
              Viewed 27 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 13 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Bungalow #6750078
                  4
                  Viewed 13 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 7 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 19 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (4 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Barn #771469vb
                        4
                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (4 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Bungalow #1746122
                          4
                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            House #6715833
                            Viewed 11 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 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                (7 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Barn #8050194
                                7
                                Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Barn #1875294
                                  5
                                    • 6 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 12
                                    Farmhouse #8134560
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                                    Viewed 92 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (5 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Multiple rentals Chalet #836129
                                      5
                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Multiple rentals Chalet #836129
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                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                          (14 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Bungalow #8134558
                                          14
                                          Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            Cottage #8077365
                                            1
                                            Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Barn #6873256
                                              2
                                              Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (18 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Multiple rentals Barn #8125768
                                                18
                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Cottage #8125207
                                                  6
                                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    House #6830271
                                                    3
                                                    Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Cottage #1887926
                                                      6
                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 6 BR
                                                        • 4 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 13
                                                        Barn #1575439
                                                        1
                                                        Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                          Cottage #6723143
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                                                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (4 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8123191
                                                            4
                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #3722367
                                                              3
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                Cottage #8143082
                                                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8123191
                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Barn #8171978
                                                                    1
                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (3 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Cottage #8147802
                                                                      3
                                                                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Cottage #1852210
                                                                        5
                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (9 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #8127382
                                                                          9
                                                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (4 reviews)
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                                                                            • 6 BR
                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 15
                                                                            Farmhouse #8130908
                                                                            4
                                                                            Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Multiple rentals Barn #8169745
                                                                              1
                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Barn #8165870
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                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Apartment #1933575
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                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Cottage #1908117
                                                                                    2
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                                                      Barn #8165409
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Apartment #1968103
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Cottage #1966351
                                                                                          1
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            House #1825056
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Cottage #1864348
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                                Cottage #1863940
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                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  Cabin #1893561
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    House #6798714
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #6916270
                                                                                                      1
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely cottage in quiet area

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage in a beautiful village in Somerset. For us it was close to family we were visiting but it is close to many pretty places. It really is a Home from Home with so much provided. We usually travel with all the basics but there is no need. There was a hamper of goodies and sausages, bacon etc in the fridge and even some toiletries in the bathroom in case anything had been forgotten. The cottage is very comfortable and was warm on arrival, which was late, so that was really appreciated. TV and Wifi great. Our two dogs and cat were welcome which we really appreciate. With its own entrance and drive, it is very private. There are lovely walks around the village and lanes. Outside space for eating when weather permits. The owner, Sheila, is very welcoming and friendly. We will definitely stay again when visiting our family. Thank you. Five stars.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-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

                                                                                                      Perfect break!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Great place to escape to... beautifully done, stunning surroundings, friendly owners...
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017