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Make a holiday cottage in Taunton your home away from home

Taunton is one of the most vibrant towns in Somerset. Located between Exeter and Bristol, it offers a great alternative to either of those busy cities, although HomeAway offers holiday apartments in Bristol and Exeter if a city location is preferred. Located close to the M5, Taunton is very well connected and offers all the amenities of a modern town. Surrounded by golf courses and less than 30 minutes away from the attractions of Exmoor National Park, it naturally attracts visitors to enjoy outdoor activities. There are also several great places to take children in the area, including fascinating museums, beautiful gardens, and an open-air pool.

HomeAway has a good selection of holiday cottages in Taunton for visitors to choose from. Rentals start at less than £250 per week for budget accommodation and go all the way up to £8,000 per week for sprawling estates. They generally range from one- to three-bedroomed properties and all come fully furnished. Some of the more popular amenities offered by holiday cottages in Taunton include swimming pools, BBQ equipment, and internet access.

Things to do

-Golf: There are three golf clubs either within Taunton or on the outskirts of Taunton. The closest is Vivary Park Golf Course, which is a five-minute walk from the centre of town. There is a flat 18-hole parkland course here that is casual and well suited for beginners. Taunton Vale Golf Club is a little further from the centre of town and offers two courses. The 18-hole course will challenge even the most experienced golfer, whilst the 9-hole course is an excellent place to practice. Founded in 1892, the Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club is the oldest club in the region and has a beautiful 18-hole course featuring varied terrain. It is popular throughout the region, particularly with people staying in holiday homes in Exeter and its surrounds.

-Food and drink: Taunton has a number of excellent pubs and restaurants. The Willow Tree and the Royal Oak are two of the most highly rated pubs in town and will not disappoint. In addition, Sheppy's Farm & Cider Centre just outside of Taunton is an excellent place to sample locally made cider – and the family-friendly farm has a nice gift shop and museum, too.

-Family attractions: The Museum of Somerset is within easy reach of families staying in a Taunton holiday cottage. This fascinating attraction has everything from dinosaur bones to ancient Roman coins that have all been uncovered in Somerset. Hestercombe Gardens is another great place to take kids. It boasts 50 acres of land encompassing lakes, woodland areas, and plenty of trails to explore. In the summer months, families can head to the Wiveliscombe Open-Air Pool.

-Outdoor activities: Somerset is a beautiful part of the country with numerous country roads and public paths for outdoor lovers to explore. Those staying in a Taunton holiday barn can also make the short drive to Exmoor National Park. The park is full of stunning moorland and is a good place for walking, cycling, horse riding, and wildlife watching.

Weather in Taunton

Visitors staying in a Taunton holiday home will experience the most pleasant weather from May to September. The warmest temperatures of the year come in July and August, when highs reach 19°C. In the winter daily highs hover around 7°C and night time temperatures can dip below freezing on occasion. The wettest months of the year are October to December. Early spring and summer remain relatively dry.

Travel to Taunton

Taunton is located between Bristol and Exeter, just off the M5. From the M5, drivers can take the A358 straight into town. There is also a rail station in town that connects directly to London Paddington. The rail journey from London is less than two hours. Taunton is 45 miles from Bristol and 32 miles from Exeter.

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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    • 4 BR
    • 2 BA
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    Cottage #8155665
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Apartment #6843040
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        Cottage #6736727
          • 5 BR
          • Separate Toilets
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          Cottage #1861822
            Exceptional! 5/5
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Barn #1907649
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Barn #8170455
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Barn #8058695
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #8124405
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Cottage #1970333
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                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Bungalow #8134558
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 3 BA
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                        • Sleeps 7
                        Cottage #8168152
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                          Excellent! 4.5/5
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                          • 2 BR
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                          Cottage #8108913
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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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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Cottage #1820251
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                Cottage #8075637
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Cottage #1843387
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                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Bungalow #6750078
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
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                                      Cottage #8130705
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Cottage #6580264
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8122726
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                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Barn #856429
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                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Barn #8156880
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                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                • 8 BR
                                                • 4 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 21
                                                Farmhouse #1881867
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                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                  Cottage #6548333
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                    Barn #8050194
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                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Cottage #8073530
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                                                        • 5 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        House #6859990
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                                                            Cottage #6945356
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 4 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                              House #8138536
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                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Barn #6873256
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
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                                                                  House #6713188
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                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                    Cottage #8051182
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      • 7 BR
                                                                      • 7 BA
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                                                                      Chateau / Country House #6787374
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                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        • Sleeps 11
                                                                        Barn #8120374
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Cottage #1990455
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                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
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                                                                            Cottage #1887926
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                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              Barn #837495
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                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                                Chalet #1839569
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
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                                                                                  House #8036563
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Cottage #8126840
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                                                                                      House #1473789
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                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                        Barn #1781568
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                                                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 4 BR
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                                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #6471682
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                                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #438853
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                                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Barn #1875294
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                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Cottage #6710315
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                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #438853
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                                                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                                                    • 4 BA
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                                                                                                    Barn #1575439
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                                      Cottage #8062467
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Characterful cottage in lovely country setting.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Another very enjoyable stay in this lovely cottage. It is in a great position - in the country with lovely views and close to amenities, within easy reach of places of interest. Kirsty and Andy are perfect hosts.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Spacious Property with everything you need

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Originally booked for 12 of us but we ended up with 9 but either way it would have been large enough. The separate Apple Barn also benefitted the more elderly in our family party as they could escape to their rooms when they wanted. Kitchen is really well equipped and the sauna and hot tub are good assets along with many games to enjoy for the younger elements...and some of the older ones too! As we were there in March we did not benefit from the pool. There does appear to be lots of rules but they are all sensible and do not restrict the sense of being in a true holiday home. Also been on other sites where the owners are on site and this can give you a sense of being "checked on" but not here, never once felt their presence and yet knew that if there would have been any difficulties, they were on hand to resolve the issues. The pubs are probably not quite as accessible especially during the winter months without a car but the Halfway House is a really friendly pub with good beer and cider and we had a very good meal in the Devonshire Arms. Good access to many places in the area and would recommend to anyone.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Great way to cut off from the world

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I stayed at James' Exmoor cottage for a week, to cut myself off from the world and work on a new project. It was the ideal place to do this, as the surroundings are incredibly quiet and you really do feel you are in a remote corner of the country. The property itself has the feeling of a studio apartment, with everything on the ground floor with the exception of the bedroom upstairs. I loved this setup, as it meant I could spend the day working in the main part of the cottage, and then go up to bed, leaving my work behind. I spent 6 nights in the cottage and have not slept better in quite some time. The cottage has everything you need - very good wifi to avoid problems of lack of phone signal, a lovely bath, living room area and spacious kitchen. James was a great host, at the end of an email if I needed anything. Seeing as I was there to work, I'm afraid I didn't do much exploring of the local area, but the cottage itself I can thoroughly recommend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017