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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
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 8
    Cottage #8155665
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
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      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! 5.0/5
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            Barn #1907649
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              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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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! 4.8/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #1970333
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                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Bungalow #8134558
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                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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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
                        • Sleeps 7
                        House #6116129
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                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8122726
                          6
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                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #1820251
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                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #1776176
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                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #1843387
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                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (10 reviews)
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                                  • 7 BR
                                  • 4 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 21
                                  Farmhouse #1881867
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                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Cottage #6548333
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                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Cottage #6580264
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 7
                                        Cottage #6501954
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                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Bungalow #6750078
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                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                            (11 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 7
                                            Cottage #8168152
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                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (8 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8173876
                                              8
                                              Viewed 25 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
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                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #6471682
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 4 BA
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                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                    House #8138536
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      House #1473789
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Barn #8112254
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          Cottage #8108913
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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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                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Barn #8156880
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                                                              Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                House #6713188
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Barn #856429
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                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8173876
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Barn #1875294
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Chalet #1839569
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                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #8173876
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                                                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Cottage #8051182
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                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              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 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                                Cottage #8062467
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                                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                                                  • Sleeps 11
                                                                                  Barn #8120374
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                                                                                  Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                    Cottage #8130705
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                                                                                    Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                                      Cottage #1990455
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                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #6471682
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                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #438853
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                                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                            Cottage #1887926
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                                                                                              • 6 BR
                                                                                              • 4 BA
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                                                                                              Barn #1575439
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                                                                                              Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                Barn #8050194
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                                                                                                  Cottage #8073530
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                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                                    House #433570
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                                                                                                      Barn #8093221
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great place to stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Leigh Cottage is a perfect place to stay in a great little village just minutes away from Burnham-On-Sea. The cottage is well equipped with everything you will need for a comfortable stay. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Stunning modern warm cottage in a beautiful setting

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We are a family of 5 and stayed at this lovely cottage over Christmas. What a perfect spot for a week away from London - the cottage is modern with three large double en-suite bedrooms and underfloor heating throughout the open plan ground floor area. The owners are so nice and had, unexpectedly, set up a Christmas tree before our arrival plus a welcome pack full of goodies. The house was perfect for our 3 young boys with a large open plan area downstairs, a field outside for playing football and a hot tub (one of the main reasons for choosing this property!). Even in winter the area is stunning, but must be even more amazing any other time of the year. The local pub at the end of the driveway is fantastic serving great food - we ate here a few times and can highly recommend it. There's lots of walks in the local area and within a 45 min drive you can get to either the South or North Devon Coast. There's a lot of great cycling in the area - we rode along the Grand Western Canal from Tiverton Parkway to Tiverton with the kids which is an easy ride for all ages and stunning scenery. It's also within reach of the Cheddar Gorge and Wells (a visit to the cathedral is a must see). The town of Beer on the south coast was also worth a visit. A slightly further day trip to Saunton Sands is worth the effort with its huge sand dunes and probably the highlight of our holiday (apart from the hot tub!). There's lots of good local amenities with the town of Wellington only 10 minutes away - even the petrol station has a large Budgens with everything you need, including a Cook frozen meals fridge, which was handy over the Christmas period. I can highly recommend this house and the local area. Thank you Nick and Deborah for making it a perfect Christmas break for us!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Came for a weekend away with my girlfriends for a 40th birthday

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely hosts and accommodation, plenty to do in the area and a nice local pub, will definitely come again
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016