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Holidaymakers searching for holiday cottages in Taunton Deane also enquired about apartments in Newquay, apartments in Bath & North East Somerset and cottages in Exmoor National Park

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
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 8
    Cottage #8155665
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    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #6843040
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
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        Cottage #6736727
          • 5 BR
          • Separate Toilets
          • Sleeps 10
          Cottage #1861822
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (7 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            Barn #1907649
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              Exceptional! 5/5
              (31 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Barn #8170455
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              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (16 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Barn #8058695
                16
                Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (11 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 7
                  Cottage #8168152
                  11
                  Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (9 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Cottage #8124405
                    9
                    Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                      (13 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Bungalow #8134558
                      13
                      Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (10 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #1776176
                        10
                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (22 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #1970333
                          22
                          Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                            (6 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #1820251
                            6
                            Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                              (4 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Bungalow #6750078
                              4
                              Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (8 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8122726
                                8
                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #1843387
                                  2
                                  Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (7 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Cottage #6580264
                                    7
                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (10 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 9
                                      Cottage #8075637
                                      10
                                      Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (7 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #6548333
                                        7
                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Very Good! 4/5
                                          (1 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Cottage #8108913
                                          1
                                          Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (11 reviews)
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                                            • 7 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 21
                                            Farmhouse #1881867
                                            11
                                            Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (9 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #8130705
                                              9
                                              Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 4 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                House #6713188
                                                1
                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #6471682
                                                  5
                                                  Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8173876
                                                    8
                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      House #1473789
                                                      1
                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Barn #8112254
                                                        2
                                                        Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                          House #8138536
                                                          8
                                                          Viewed 31 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 63 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Barn #8050194
                                                              6
                                                              Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #1990455
                                                                3
                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #438853
                                                                  8
                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (16 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Barn #856429
                                                                    16
                                                                    Viewed 38 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 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (4 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 11
                                                                        Barn #8120374
                                                                        4
                                                                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                          (4 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #8051182
                                                                          4
                                                                          Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (3 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Cottage #8073530
                                                                            3
                                                                            Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Chalet #1839569
                                                                              3
                                                                              Viewed 7 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 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #6471682
                                                                                  3
                                                                                  Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Barn #6873256
                                                                                    2
                                                                                    Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 7 BR
                                                                                      • 7 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 14
                                                                                      Chateau / Country House #6787374
                                                                                      4
                                                                                      Viewed 108 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Barn #837495
                                                                                        5
                                                                                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                                          Cottage #8062467
                                                                                          2
                                                                                          Viewed 35 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 21 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
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8173876
                                                                                                1
                                                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                  (16 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  House #433570
                                                                                                  16
                                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #8173876
                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (6 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #438853
                                                                                                      6
                                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Extremely well presented holiday cottage for family and pets.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a really enjoyable time at No. 2 Warmore Cottage, Dulverton. Everything we needed was available and extremely accommodating for our dog, Pepper. The beds were very comfortable and the cottage was lovely and warm. We visited many delightful villages and explored interesting rivers and harbours. Even the weather was good and dry.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful house with enough space for 5 families!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lowood is a beautiful house full of character with lovely gardens in a great location. 5 double bedrooms gave all the parents in our gang a room of their own, and the two adjoining bedrooms upstairs became the girls dorm and the second living room downstairs, with the addition of the z-beds, became the boys dorm. The dining table took 18 of us and we squeezed in the little kitchen table so we all ate together, which was really special. Comfortable beds, cosy wood burner and very well-equipped kitchen (kitchens - there are 3!) made for a very relaxing and luxurious stay. And to top it off, fantastic walks over Exmoor from the front door (and beaches with fossils a quick drive away). We will be back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Strongly recommend

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Warm, cosy, relaxing and in a beautiful setting, exactly all that we wanted
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017