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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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    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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    Cottage #6807674
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      • 2 BR
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      Cottage #8171244
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        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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        • 2 BR
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        Cottage #6746049
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          Cottage #1970333
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            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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            • 2 BR
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            Cottage #1776176
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              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Cottage #8150722
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                Very Good! 4.0/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Cottage #8050071
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                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                  • 1 BR
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                  Cottage #6548333
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                    • 9 BR
                    • 6 BA
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                    Chateau / Country House #78091
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Apartment #8083217
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                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                        Multiple rentals Cottage #438853
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                          Multiple rentals Cottage #438853
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                            • 2 BR
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                              • 2 BR
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                              Barn #8062531
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                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                Cabin #52818
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Cottage #6777500
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                                    • 3 BR
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                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                      • 3 BR
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                                        Apartment #6102359
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          • 3 BR
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                                          Cottage #1696442
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                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                            Cottage #8075637
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                                              • 2 BR
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                                              Cottage #6715970
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                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                • 7 BR
                                                • 4 BA
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                                                Farmhouse #1881867
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                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                  House #433570
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                                                    • 6 BR
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                          Cottage #8090320
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                                                            • 5 BR
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                                                              Apartment #6843040
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                                                                  • 7 BR
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                                                                  House #1989915
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                                                                    Very Good! 4.1/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                    Cottage #6723110
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                                                                      Apartment #1845089
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                                                                          Apartment #6723107
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                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                              Apartment #1110552
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
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                                                                                House #8138536
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                                                                                  Cottage #1110546
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                                                                                    Cottage #8172934
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                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
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                                                                                      Cottage #8161402
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                                                                                        Cottage #6108920
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                            Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
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                                                                                              Apartment #1675800
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                                                Apartment #1680618
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                                                                                                  • 6 BR
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                                                                                                  House #6723106
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                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8155815
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                                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      What a gem

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Janet was really friendly and very accommodating with our rather vague arrival time. House was immaculate.the flowers,cake,bread,butter and milk was a fabulous surprise. The location is super. Very quiet but only a few minutes walk into Dunster centre. Castle entrance also only a few minutes walk. Our 2 dogs loved the underfloor heating! We were all very cosy and warm. Parking is virtually outside the door.but a word of warning about the beds..they are so comfy you might not want to get up. Best night's sleep ever!! Can't praise this property enough. Best equipt kitchen I have seen! Thank you Keith and Janet for a truly wonderful stay
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      The Cross in Minehead

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We would like to start by saying Fab Fab Fab cottage the cross is. It was cozy, well furnished and an amazing garden and patio. We have spent Christmases in Minehead for the last 5 Years, this year was one of the best we have had. We cannot wait to return in June to the CROSS for a weeks Stay. Many Thanks to Verity and Family for the use of the cottage . The Cross is to be commended. I would recommend it to anyone.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful house in a quiet location very well equipped

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      8 adults, one 2 year old and 3 dogs stayed at this lovely house for a long weekend for my 50th birthday celebrations. The house had everything we needed and more, we especially liked the pool table, football table and log burner. Everywhere was very clean and bedrooms were comfortable and warm. Would thoroughly recommend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017