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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
    9
    Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5.0/5
      (7 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Barn #1907649
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        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Cottage #8149101
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          Exceptional! 5.0/5
          (6 reviews)
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          • 4 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 7
          House #6815471
          6
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            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (9 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #8124405
            9
            Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
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              • 4 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Bungalow #6750078
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              Viewed 27 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
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (16 reviews)
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Cottage #8155665
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                  Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                    (7 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Barn #6818810
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                    Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                      (8 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #6723148
                      8
                      Viewed 95 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                        (10 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 7
                        Multiple rentals Barn #8125768
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
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                          House #6715833
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                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                            (12 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Barn #8156880
                            12
                            Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (5 reviews)
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Barn #1875294
                              5
                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 6 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 12
                                Farmhouse #8134560
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                                Viewed 112 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
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Multiple rentals Chalet #836129
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                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                      (13 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Bungalow #8134558
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                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Barn #771469vb
                                        4
                                        Viewed 11 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 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Bungalow #1746122
                                            4
                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                              (6 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #1887926
                                              6
                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                Cottage #6723143
                                                3
                                                Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  House #6830271
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                                                    • 6 BR
                                                    • 4 BA
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                                                    • Sleeps 13
                                                    Barn #1575439
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                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Barn #8050194
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8123191
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Cottage #6085747
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                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                            (5 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #1852210
                                                            5
                                                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                              Cottage #8077365
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                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                Cottage #8125207
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                                                                Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                  Barn #8171978
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                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #8147802
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                                      Cottage #8143082
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Cottage #3722367
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Barn #8169745
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                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            Cottage #1852308
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                                                                            Viewed 8 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 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8123191
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Apartment #1689633
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Barn #6873256
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                                                                                      Apartment #1968103
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
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                                                                                        Cottage #1966351
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                                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                          (6 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Barn #8165870
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                                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            House #1825056
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • Separate Toilets
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                                                                                              Cottage #1859007
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                                                Cabin #1893561
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                                  House #6798714
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                                                                                                    Cottage #6105552
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                                                                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                      (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #8127382
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A 'home from home' whilst working away.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My job takes me and my mate around the country, so finding the right place to stay is essential. We always opt for self catering places over hotels as you have more freedom on what to do. However, finding the right place is always the challenge. Stumbling across this little gem of a place was perfect, The Cottage was a 'home from home' that provided all those creature comforts. I'm not one for words, but the photos on the website, do do it justice. Whether you're staying in Yeovil for business or pleasure I would highly recommend staying at The Cottage. FYI- upon arrival we had a freshly baked lemon drizzle cake waiting in the kitchen - it's these little touches that makes The Cottage stand out from the other places we have stayed at. Thank you Fiona :-)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Fab-u-lous

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This secluded property is the perfect retreat. The owners Lorna and Andrew are welcoming and helpful but have the balance just right in leaving you to enjoy your stay in privacy. Plenty of parking right next to the property with walks directly from the door over open fields. On arrival the basket of complimentary locally made items was a lovely touch. The pool was warm which kept the children occupied for hours! A 10 minute walk takes you to the local village pub where the service is friendly and real ales/food delicious. Can't recommend highly enough....and we are fussy devils!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic Home From Home

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just had a really nice stay in this property. We were a group of 10 with a baby and the barn(s) were just what we were after as the couple with the baby were able to have the smaller barn to themselves whilst we partied in the main barn. We made use of a local restaurant to deliver a meal on Saturday night which made things a bit easier and on the Sunday had a nice walk across the fields to a local pub for lunch.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017