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Make a holiday cottage in West Somerset your home away from home

With miles of coastline, moorland, and a number of charming villages and hamlets, West Somerset has a lot to offer visitors who are willing to go off the beaten track. This beautiful part of the country rewards holidaymakers with spectacular scenery and the opportunity to partake in numerous outdoor activities. There are also plenty of activities in the region to keep children entertained, making West Somerset a great family holiday destination.

HomeAway has a wide selection of holiday cottages in West Somerset available. Popular choices include holiday homes in Minehead and the tiny town of Dulverton, which is nestled in Exmoor National Park. Prices for West Somerset holiday cottages start from just £250 per week for cosy accommodation, and ascend to nearly £800 per week for luxury rentals. All holiday homes come fully furnished with everything visitors need to feel right at home. Most have one to three bedrooms, with many offering additional amenities like easy beach access and accommodation for pets.

Things to do

-Beaches: Traditional seaside fun can be had at Minehead. The coastal town features a wide promenade and a flat sandy beach with views of Exmoor National Park and the coast of Wales. Visitors in holiday homes in Watchet will find another beach town, featuring a mix of sand and pebbles, but lovely to look at. It is also popular for fossil hunting.

-Outdoor activities: With the splendour of Exmoor National Park at the doorstep of many holiday cottages in West Somerset, visitors would be remiss not to visit. The extensive park is filled with beautiful moorland, undulating terrain, streams and rivers, and lots of wildlife. Plenty of public paths make it easy to explore on foot, bicycle, or even on a horse. The park is also a popular destination for canoeing, fishing, and stargazing.

-Family attractions: Butlins in Minehead has an enormous waterpark as well as several play areas for children to enjoy. Families can also take a ride on the West Somerset Railway from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard. The 20-mile steam train journey passes through some wonderful scenery. Within Exmoor National Park itself, the Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park is guaranteed to be a hit with kids. Another great option is a visit to Dunster Castle, located on the border of the national park.

-Golf: Golfers of all ability levels are welcome to play the challenging course at the Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club. Founded in 1882, it is one of the oldest golf clubs in the country. The 18-hole course spans nearly 6,200 yards and is a par 72. Open year-round to visitors, the course features beautiful greens, tricky sea breezes, and lovely views of the coastline.

Weather in West Somerset

As much of West Somerset occupies the coast, the weather remains pleasant and fairly mild throughout the year. June through September see high temperatures exceed 15°C on average, with hot weather peaking in July and August. October experiences cooling temperatures. Once winter sets in, daily highs reach 7°C and lows dip to 2°C. October to December are the rainiest months.

Travel to West Somerset

This rural part of the country is best reached by car. From the M5, drivers can take the A39 westward at the town of Bridgewater. The A39 traverses most of West Somerset, running through popular towns like Minehead, Dunster, and Porlock. Visitors without a car can easily take the train to Bristol Temple Meads or fly into Bristol Airport and hire a car to complete the journey to their West Somerset holiday rental.

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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
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    Cottage #6807674
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
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      Cottage #8171244
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
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        Cottage #6746049
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Cottage #8150722
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #1994893
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            Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.6/5
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              • 8 BR
              • 4 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 14
              House #8153852
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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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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #1970333
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                    Very Good! 4.2/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #8050071
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                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (18 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Barn #8058695
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                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Barn #8062531
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                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
                          7
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                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                            (6 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #6715970
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                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #1776176
                              12
                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (7 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Apartment #1833102
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                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Cottage #6945356
                                  4
                                  Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Cottage #8270137
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (10 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 9
                                      Cottage #8075637
                                      10
                                      Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (8 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #6548333
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                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (32 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #6495953
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                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 4 BA
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                                            • Sleeps 12
                                            House #8138536
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                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              House #433570
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                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #6102359
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                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Cottage #1870917
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Mobile Home #1948151
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 4 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 9
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                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                        Cottage #8236685
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Cottage #8172934
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                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Cottage #8161402
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                                                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 11
                                                              Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
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                                                              Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                House #8057482
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Chateau / Country House #6813266
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                                                                  Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                    • Sleeps 13
                                                                    Barn #1678658
                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #8128088
                                                                      15
                                                                      Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        House #8258775
                                                                        1
                                                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          Farmhouse #8061898
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                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                            Cottage #1696442
                                                                            9
                                                                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Bungalow #8151601
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                                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #6843040
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                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                  • 5 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                  House #8050672
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                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (14 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                    Cottage #8171414
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                                                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Cottage #6816665
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #438853
                                                                                        6
                                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Apartment #8071487
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                                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Apartment #8083217
                                                                                            3
                                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Barn #8093221
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #8138734
                                                                                                6
                                                                                                Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  House #8170058
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    Cottage #8166559
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                                      Cottage #6934787
                                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Incredible cottage in a stunning location!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I really don't know quite what to say about this incredible place. First of all when we arrived we were blown away by the thoughtfulness of the home baked muffins and dog treats, not to mention home made flapjacks for the Ironman event that Elaine, the owner, knew I was doing that weekend. Everything in the cottage is perfectly maintained and of the highest quality, there's literally nothing we could fault about the place. The wifi was plenty good enough for Netflix in any room and the doggy sofa/shower is a fantastic addition to the property. The Kitchen is well equipped for any cooking needs and the beds are super comfortable and - like every single thing in the house - perfectly clean. I really don't know what else to say about this beautiful property, if you're looking at cottages in this area, look no further! Seriously!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      A smashing little cottage with everything you need on a self catering holiday.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage along with it's location was ideal for that relaxing break. The added extras like bread and milk being brought in ready for your stay was a nice touch and much appreciated. The cottage was clean and had plenty of space for the four of us and our dogs. The location great for walkers as it's close to many foot paths and trails.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017