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Make a holiday cottage in Wincanton your home away from home

Wincanton is a historical town in Somerset which dates back to before the Norman Conquest of 1066. Many battles were fought on the site of the town, and it’s also where the Danes were permanently expelled from the country. Whilst the town’s earliest surviving buildings only date back to the 14th century, it still loves to display its early history through its monuments and preservations. Whether visitors want a lesson in history or culture or just a rural retreat, they can get the comfort they need with a holiday cottage in Wincanton. HomeAway offers a selection of holiday rentals in Wincanton. Each property has all the amenities, and many of the cottages also have their own patios and gardens. The holiday cottages in Wincanton provide a great location for experiencing the town’s and the lovely surrounding areas’ main attractions.

Things to do in Wincanton

Wincanton is a pretty town with excellent shopping and a good range of restaurants and there’s a farmer’s market every first Friday of the month. Wincanton holiday cottages present visitors the opportunity to enjoy the strikingly beautiful Somerset countryside. The town is just 15 miles from Yeovil on the A303, with excellent transport links allowing easy access to the charms of this part of England. Particular areas of note are scenic Blackmore Vale and the Cale River Waterfall.

-Wincanton Racecourse presents some of the region’s best sporting action. The course has a full National Hunt programme -visit in February for the highly important Kingwell Hurdle and the CGA Chase – and is also home to fairs, fetes and community events throughout the year.

-Haynes International Motor Museum is the largest exhibition of iconic cars in the UK. This is a living and working museum which features over 400 motorbikes and cars from the past, including Bentleys and Rolls Royces. As well as this, there’s a selection of today’s supercars, such as the Ferrari 360. It’s a must for any car enthusiast!

-Forde Abbey is an ornate stately home surrounded by an award-winning 30-acre garden. Witness the opening of the spring bulbs and the vast array of colours in autumn. Walk the grounds or browse the art and antique treasures and rich tapestries in the house anytime of the year. Other houses and gardens in the immediate area include Montacute House and Stourhead House. Longleat with its animal park is just about 20 miles away.

-The Discworld Emporium is the ultimate tribute to Terry Prachett’s fantasy novels. Wincanton is actually twinned with Ankh-Morpork, one of the Discworld worlds and it’s the only place in the world where visitors can buy all the books, as well as a selection of limited edition jewellery and prints. Book in advance to ensure entry.

-Wincanton Golf Course is a 9-hole golf course which doubles up to 18 holes. It offers a layout which challenges the best golfers and allows novices to get acquainted with the game. It’s close to holiday cottages in Wincanton and equipment hire is available for people without their own clubs.

Weather in Wincanton

Wincanton shares the same temperate climate as the rest of South West England. Visitors can expect pleasant average temperatures of 21°C the months of July and August and for the rest of the year, it’s generally mild and rainfall is much lower than the rest of England. This makes holiday homes in Wincanton the ideal choice for a summer getaway.

Travelling to Wincanton

Wincanton is well-serviced by reliable transport links. The A303 is the main road in the town and also the main non-motorway route from London to the south west of England. There is no direct rail service but the bigger towns around such as Yeovil, Shaftesbury and Warminster are connected to main line routes.

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                              Barn #6844997
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                                Barn #1689236
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                                  Cottage #6870008
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                                    Barn #6797649
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                                      Cottage #1867883
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                                        Cottage #1857143
                                          • 2 BR
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                                          Cottage #1868653
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                                            Barn #1969122
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                                                      House #6474802
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                                                        Cottage #6809475
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                                                          House #6885029
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                                                            Chalet #8075247
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                                                                Multiple rentals Barn #1710
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                                                                    Multiple rentals Barn #1710
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                                                                      Cottage #1633560
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                                                                        Cottage #1763836
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                                                                          Cabin #1965596
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                                                                            Cottage #1966739
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                                                                              Barn #1690049
                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                Cottage #6723148
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                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                Cottage #1864286
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Comfortable and quiet property

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The property is gorgeous and was very comfortable for our party of 3 couples. Warm, equipped to a high standard and lovely bathrooms. The farm shop round the corner is great for essentials but Jeremy provided a very generous welcome pack on arrival. Great communication prior to arrival and Christine was waiting for us on arrival to show us around. A fantastic weekend. Pub within walking distance.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                    Very well equipped, cosy cottage

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Warm welcome, with delicious homemade cake and fresh milk laid out on arrival. The cottage was warm and cosy and had everything you could possibly need, even smallest touches such as torches and alarm clocks by each bedside. Easy car parking next to pretty garden and just two step access to cottage. The cottage was very clean and well maintained with comfortable chairs and beds and a very helpful extra downstairs loo/shower. The double handrails on the stairs were also great to aid getting 90yr old parents up and down. We had a lovely weekend visiting the fabulous Fleet Air Arm Museum just 10minutes away and one of the best museums ever visited, with great interactive flight deck experience. We also visited the Haynes motor museum perhaps rather expensive for what was no more than a two hour visit, but an interesting display of historic cars which was good for remembrance therapy for elderly mother with Alzheimer's. We avoided eating at the Mildmay Arms as there was no website to consult and poor tripadviser reviews. We ate on Saturday night at Sparkford Inn which was cold and Spartan, and we were the only guests in the restaurant, but food and service was good and plentiful.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                    Amazing cottage with beautiful gardens

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The cottage was fantastic, incredibly clean, comfy/cosy with bags of facilities and soft, sumptuous towels as a bonus! Annabel was very friendly and helpful, the location of the cottage was great for exploring and visiting places of interest in that area. I'd definitely go back. Thank you.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016