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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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Recent Reviews

Perfect venue for a family get-together

5 of 5
We stayed at the Dairy House for a long weekend to celebrate a special birthday. The house is lovely and suited us really well. Plenty of scope for walks in the surrounding parkland and also further afield. The accommodation is very comfortable and well maintained. Plenty of well seasoned logs for the wood burning stove which made us feel very cosy on cold February days. What a wonderful place this would be in the Summer, we may very well return!
  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2018

Spacious, comfy & great location

5 of 5
Leigh Nook cottage is a gorgeous and comfortable property with superb facilities/soft furnishings. Perfect for cosy evenings in after long walking days. Exactly what you want for a holiday stay: clean, well maintained, warm, cosy and private. It is great that the second bedroom can be set up as a double. Another perk is the 3 bathrooms/ensuites. Great location for Glastonbury, wookey hole, ebbor gorge etc. Owners Andrew & Kirsty are so friendly but you won’t notice they are there! Would stay again without hesitation. Thank you for a lovely stay.
  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2018