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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 BA
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    Cottage #8171244
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      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Cottage #8150722
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        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
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        Cottage #6746049
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #1994893
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            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (12 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #6807674
            12
            Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
              Very Good! 4.0/5
              (10 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #8050071
              10
              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 4
                Barn #8062531
                4
                Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                  (10 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #1776176
                  10
                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #6715970
                    3
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                      • 9 BR
                      • 6 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 28
                      Chateau / Country House #78091
                      3
                      Viewed 7 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
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                        Viewed 33 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 38 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #1870917
                            2
                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                              (12 reviews)
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                              • 7 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 21
                              Farmhouse #1881867
                              12
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                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Cottage #6548333
                                7
                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 5 BA
                                  • Sleeps 12
                                  House #8050672
                                  4
                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (7 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #6777500
                                    7
                                    Viewed 7 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 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Apartment #8083217
                                        3
                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #438853
                                          8
                                          Viewed 13 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 27 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #6102359
                                              2
                                              Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                House #433570
                                                16
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #438853
                                                  6
                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 6 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                    • Sleeps 13
                                                    Barn #1678658
                                                    Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Barn #6786462
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (16 reviews)
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Barn #8058695
                                                        16
                                                        Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                          (24 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #6495953
                                                          24
                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                            (5 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
                                                            5
                                                            Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Apartment #1833102
                                                              3
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Barn #8093221
                                                                4
                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 7 BR
                                                                  • 5 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 14
                                                                  House #1989915
                                                                  4
                                                                  Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8172934
                                                                    3
                                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Mobile Home #1948151
                                                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #6843040
                                                                        1
                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #1969396
                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #8171414
                                                                            12
                                                                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Cottage #8161402
                                                                              7
                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #6024105
                                                                                2
                                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Cottage #1867281
                                                                                  1
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                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    Farmhouse #6721363
                                                                                    2
                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Cottage #1887288
                                                                                      2
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #1110545
                                                                                        1
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Chateau / Country House #6813266
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #1190007
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Barn #8165870
                                                                                              6
                                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 10 BR
                                                                                                • 9 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 22
                                                                                                House #8051701
                                                                                                2
                                                                                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                  House #8150830
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                  Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #1967261
                                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #1966957
                                                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      This is an excellent property for a family, a large house in extensive grounds, in a great region.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We celebrated an eightieth birthday, eleven adults, four great grandchildren and three dogs. Hearty eating, Aga roasts, big breakfasts and plenty of celebratory drinks. The house was large enough for everyone to have space but also to gather all in one room for meals. The grounds are interesting and the location is close to the sea and countryside, with the heart of Exmoor a short drive away. Tracy made it easy and we wanted for nothing. It is an excellent hose for a big gathering.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Beautiful, well decorated, ideally located cottage!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just a short walk from the town centre, beach and beautiful countryside this was an ideal cottage for two and a small dog. Could easily fit a family of up to four too. Lots of lovely touches to the cottage and a real place for respite! We loved our stay and found Verity welcoming and friendly. Would happily re commend to anyone :)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017