Luxury holiday cottages Somerset

luxury cottages somersetLuxury Somerset cottages offer the ideal accommodation choice for visitors wanting to explore this interesting county. Often overlooked as a holiday destination in its own right, many tourists pass through the county en-route to the English Riviera. However, Somerset has some fabulous countryside and coastline of its own; rarely is such contrasting scenery available in such close proximity.

Read more »
North-west Somerset is where the lovely Quantock Hills and fells of the Exmoor National Park meet the sea, at the Bristol Channel. From viewpoints such as Dunkery Beacon, the county’s highest point near Porlock, the mountains of South Wales can be spied on a clear day.
To the north-east, between the Quantock and Mendip Hills, the haunting Somerset Levels are a wildlife haven with mystical Glastonbury Tor brooding over them. Legends of King Arthur abound in these parts and it’s impossible to visit the area without being touched by its mystical aura.
Near here, the fascinating characteristics of the Mendip limestone are displayed in all their glory at Cheddar Gorge; the village of Cheddar, world-famous for its cheese, nestles at the foot of this magnificent natural rock feature. South-east from here the River Axe, one of three rivers draining the Levels, flows through Wookey Hole caves, near the lovely small cathedral city of Wells.
In the west of the county, the lovely fell scenery of Exmoor and the Brendon Hills is not to be missed; once a Royal forest, this National Park has its own special flora and fauna. Animals to look out for include red deer, the endangered rare breed Exmoor pony and, of course, sheep. Exmoor’s villages grew rich on the once-thriving wool trade; jewel in their crown is Dunster, where the Yarn Market, castle and many listed buildings bear witness to a wealthy past.
When it’s too hot for hill-walking, the sandy expanses of Minehead and Weston-super-Mare beckon – seaside towns at each extreme of the Somerset coast, with all the attractions normally associated with traditional family resorts. From Bishops Lydeard, near Taunton, it is possible to travel all the way to Minehead on the West Somerset heritage rail line during the tourist season.
Also to be discovered is the Victorian splendour of Clevedon with its charming pier, sandy Burnham-on-Sea, picturesque Porlock Weir, bustling Watchet and the wide-open expanses of Brean, its Down (National Trust ) and beach.
No visit would be complete without a trip to the county capital, Taunton, and its agricultural Vale where orchards are making a comeback with the revival in cider-drinking.
While staying in one of our luxury holiday cottages Somerset, and its many attractions, can be explored.

Luxury Somerset cottages offer visitors the chance to explore this contrasting county at their leisure. Here are some tips on a selection of Somerset’s highlights.

1. Ride the West Somerset line
This heritage railway was rescued by volunteers in 1976 after its closure by British Rail five years earlier. Providing a popular link for tourists and day-trippers, it stretches from the Somerset heartland, near Taunton, to the coast at Minehead, passing through some of the county’s most beautiful countryside. At more than 22 miles in length, the West Somerset Railway proudly claims to be England’s longest heritage line

2. Experience Glastonbury’s aura
There’s a very special atmosphere in and around Glastonbury which most visitors can’t fail to be touched by. Whether it’s due to the history and Arthurian legend surrounding this place, invisible Earth forces or, quite simply, the beauty of the scene with the famous Glastonbury Tor rising up out of the Somerset Levels – it’s a matter for each individual to decide according to their own beliefs and interpretation. One thing is certain, however; no trip to Somerset is complete without a visit here.

3. Relax in fields of lavender
Near the village of Faulkland in East Somerset, the Somerset Lavender Farm welcomes visitors to its tranquil fields. Breathe in the aroma of lavender in bloom to the sound of a thousand buzzing bees while strolling through more than five acres of this beautiful, restorative plant. Open May to September, this farm also cultivates other healing herbs. Discover their unique properties with talks and activities here throughout the summer months. The farm shop and cafe sell a range of lavender products made on-site, home-made cakes and lunches.

4. Splash in the spa
People have been bathing in Bath’s warm spa waters since time immemorial and the remains of the city’s Roman Spa are among the finest in Britain. Today, the spa is still drawing tourists from all over the world to this delightful corner of Somerset; Bath, with its fine, mellow architecture enjoys World Heritage status and the modern spa is one of its most popular visitor attractions.

5 Plumb the depths
The lovely limestone of the Mendip Hills reveals its hidden secrets at two main locations – Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole. Here, some of the country’s finest show caves can be explored while, above ground, there are some lovely walks to be enjoyed in the limestone scenery, with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside.

6. Scale the heights
Somerset’s highest point lies at Dunkery Beacon in the Exmoor National Park near the village of Porlock. The woods and moorland around Dunkery Hill are easily accessible on well-signed paths, including a section of the 51-mile Coleridge Way which passes near here. This long-distance footpath was opened in 2005 to commemorate the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who was inspired to write his famous poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner while living in the nearby Quantock Hills.

7. Sample some scrumpy
The tradition of growing apples to make cider goes back a long way in South Somerset. Here, orchards were often cultivated to supplement a farming income; today the county can boast more than 25 producers ranging from small artisan growers to big businesses. Many have farm shops where their wares can be sampled, including perry (made from pears) and cider brandy (‘Calvados’ across the Channel). With cider-drinking growing in popularity, Burrow Hill Cider Farm has its own double-decker Cider Bus which tours local events – including Glastonbury Festival – selling a range of ciders and doubling up as a disco at night; there is even a bottled cider named after it.

8 Go for a paddle
When the sun is beating down from a cloudless sky what better way to while away the hours than spending time on a beach? The UK Good Beach Guide lists the resorts of Minehead (The Strand) and Weston-super-Mare (Uphill Slipway) among its Top Ten Somerset beaches. The number one and two spots are taken by Ladye Bay and Brean Beach.

9. Get scooting!
A small museum in Weston-super-Mare is dedicated to Lambretta scooters, containing the largest collection anywhere in the world. As well as the machines themselves, the building is packed with Lambretta paraphernalia, a must-see for any fan of this iconic Italian invention, as immortalised in the film Quadrophenia.

10. Visit a stately home
There are plenty to choose from in the Somerset countryside, ranging from dramatic Dunster which towers over the village it once protected, to magnificent Montacute – location for the recent BBC TV serialisation of Wolf Hall. was filmed. Both are now in the care of the National Trust and feature extensive gardens, shops and cafes. Among the top stately homes in the county Somerset Life lists: Dunster, Hestercombe House, Cothay Manor, Barrington Court, Clevedon Court, Tyntesfield and, of course, Montacute built from the honey-coloured local Ham stone.
From luxury cottages Somerset and all its attractions await discovery.


Scroll down to view all our luxury cottages in Somerset. Alternatively, use the search options on the left or click on the links to view details of luxury self catering cottages in popular destinations in Somerset.

Ragwood Cottage Check availability Ragwood Cottage, Clewer, Somerset
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £4261036 per week * Ref: GCG6780
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Ragwood Cottage is an attractive, detached holiday cottage, located in the owner’s ground. The property is full of character and stylish features. It is located in Clewer just 2 miles from Cheddar....
Potters Cottage Check availability Potters Cottage, West Monkton, Somerset
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £406955 per week * Ref: GCG6916
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Potters Cottage is a delightful 16th-century Grade II listed thatched cottage with its own large garden. It stands in a superb position at the foot of the Quantocks with lovely rural views....
Summerlands Check availability Summerlands, Minehead, Somerset
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £381652 per week * Ref: GCG6835
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Summerlands is situated 5 minutes’ walk from the West Somerset Steam Railway station, beach, shops and restaurants of Minehead. This traditional, terraced cottage offers an ideal base for a seaside holiday. The start of the South West Coastal Path, promenade and harbour are 10 minutess’ walk as ...
Rose Cottage Check availability Rose Cottage, Cold Ashton, Somerset
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £452822 per week * Ref: GCG6693
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Rose Cottage is a delightful and tastefully restored Grade II listed holiday cottage with many original features, just 5 miles from Bath. One of a pair, the cottage is located in the village of Cold Ashton, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, directly on the Cotswold Way....
Oak Barn Check availability Oak Barn, Burrington, Somerset
Sleeps 6 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £440980 per week * Ref: GCG6781
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Oak Barn nestles in the heart of the village of Burrington, at the foot of the Mendip Hills and 8 miles from Cheddar. It is one of two luxury barn conversions finished to the highest standards. Walks lead literally from your doorstep up into the Mendips and beyond where guests can enjoy the array of...
Oak Barn Cottage Check availability Oak Tree Barn, Thurloxton, Somerset
Sleeps 5 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £4401050 per week * Ref: GCG6915
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Oak Tree Barn is in a secluded setting with far reaching views over open countryside. This converted, individual barn dating back to 1767 displays a light open-plan design with lovely furnishings, retaining many original features. ...
Green Lane Farm Cottage Check availability Green Lane Farm Cottage, Box, Somerset
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £259553 per week * Ref: GCG6687
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Green Lane Farm Cottage is a detached holiday cottage situated adjacent to the owner’s home just 5 miles from Bath. Guests have use of a large lawned garden with far reaching countryside views. In a peaceful hamlet with excellent walking from the doorstep and only a mile from the local amenities o...
The Dairy Check availability The Dairy, Draycott, Somerset
Sleeps 4 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £300690 per week * Ref: GCG6784
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: Not rated

he Dairy, a 260 year old property, has been sympathetically converted using local materials to complement the original stone flooring, stable doors and beams to create a light, airy and charming cottage. ...
The Chapel Check availability The Chapel, Marksbury, Somerset
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £6251356 per week * Ref: GCG6691
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

The Chapel is a magnificent, restored, 18th-century detached Methodist chapel offering spacious and unusual detached holiday accommodation adjacent to the owner’s home. The galleried choir area, stained glass windows and high beamed ceilings have all been retained....
The Woodcroft Check availability The Woodcroft, West Lyng, Somerset
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £372702 per week * Ref: GCG6913
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

The Woodcraft is a detached holiday property in the heart of Somerset. It is situated on a hill, with pamoramic views and is adjacent to the owner’s home. It is only a 5-minute walk from the canal for walking, cycling, fishing and boating. Close by you will find golf and some of the finest nature ...
Forty Six Check availability Forty Six, Bath, Somerset
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £341803 per week * Ref: GCG6695
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Forty Six is a lovingly refurbished terraced holiday cottage in a peaceful location in the city of Bath, ideally situated to explore the city and surrounding area. Bath has some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge. Perhaps Bath’s ...
Brewery Vaults Check availability The Brewery Vaults, Freshford, Somerset
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £456829 per week * Ref: GCG6685
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Brewery Vaults offers spectacular accommodation just 6 miles from Bath. It was constructed in 1821 as the brewing hall of a former brewery supplying around 14 pubs in Freshford, of which only one remains today. ...
Dove Cottage Check availability Dove Cottage, Minehead, Somerset
Sleeps 4 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £297666 per week * Ref: GCG6836
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Dove Cottage is located on the outskirts of Minehead. The terraced holiday cottage forms part of a range of barn conversions called The Hopcott. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on the moors. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Wa...
Check availability Priory Bungalow, Dunster, Somerset
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £322827 per week * Ref: GCG6834
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Priory Bungalow is a well-appointed, detached bungalow in Dunster. Situated in a quiet back street, this holiday property is within easy walking distance of all the local shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as Dunster Castle (National Trust). This seaside resort also offers a beach and promenade w...
Court Place Check availability Court Place, Porlock, Somerset
Sleeps 9 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £4641174 per week * Ref: GCG6878
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

This large half of a 150-year-old farmhouse stands in a lovely landscaped garden situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Porlock, with stunning uninterrupted views of the Bristol Channel. Court Place is tastefully furnished with very spacious rooms and ideal for a two-family holiday. An e...
Bank end cottage Check availability Bank End Cottage, Minehead, Somerset
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £358958 per week * Ref: GCG6837
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Bank End Cottage is a well presented detached holiday bungalow located on the edge of Minehead at the foot slopes of Exmoor. The property is ideal for exploring Exmoor but has all the amenities of Minehead within easy reach. You can get up on the moor within a minutes drive or a short walk. There is...
Dragon House Check availability Dragon House, Bilbrook, Somerset
Sleeps 22 * 8 Bedroom(s) * 8 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £18753000 per week * Ref: GCG6822
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Dragon House is a superb Grade II listed house situated on the edge of Exmoor National Park and less than four miles from both Dunster and Watchet. A former gentleman’s house, it is steeped in character with a warm and welcoming feel, which combines with tasteful furnishings to create a special re...
Daubeneys Stable Check availability Daubeneys Stable, Colerne, Wiltshire
Sleeps 3 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £453825 per week * Ref: GCG6686
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Daubeneys Stable is one two attractive holiday properties in the peaceful conservation village of Colerne, surrounded by rolling countryside and just 7 miles from Bath. This Grade II* listed stable conversion is part of the only longhouse in Wiltshire and dating back to the 13th century....
Stable Barn Check availability Stable Barn, Burrington, Somerset
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £320660 per week * Ref: GCG6782
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Stable Barn nestles in the heart of the village of Burrington, at the foot of the Mendip Hills and 8 miles from Cheddar. It is one of two luxury barn conversions finished to the highest standards. Walks lead literally from your doorstep up into the Mendips and beyond where guests can enjoy the array...
Brook Cottage Check availability Brook Cottage, Coxbridge, Somerset
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £436109 per week * Ref: GCG6876
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Brook Cottage is one of three attractive properties comprising Double House Farm just 3 miles from Glastonbury. They stand in the owners’ farm and guests may explore at leisure the beautiful 6-acre grounds or enjoy use of the games room, complete with table tennis, snooker table and a selection of...
Lyddons Mead Check availability Lyddons Mead, Kingston St Mary, Somerset
Sleeps 12 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £14552800 per week * Ref: GCG6914
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Lyddons Mead is quietly situated on the edge of a hamlet, and accessed by a private road. This superb, very spacious holiday property enjoys an elevated position with wonderful, far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside towards the Quantock Hills. It forms one half of the entire property (...
The Cottage Hartlake Check availability The Cottage, Hartlake, Somerset
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £317793 per week * Ref: GCG6874
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

This former hayloft barn dates back to the 17th century, is attached to the owners’ farmhouse, and is conveniently situated just off the A39, approximately 2 miles from the centre of Glastonbury. This comfortable holiday cottage has been restored and renovated to a good standard, keeping much of i...
Millgrove House Check availability Millgrove House, Staplegrove, Somerset
Sleeps 10 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £19594497 per week * Ref: GCG6917
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

In a secluded, charming setting and with a pleasant countryside outlook, Millgrove House stands detached within spacious grounds and offers superb well-equipped family accommodation for the discerning holidaymaker....
The Green Farm Check availability The Green Farm, Faulkland, Somerset
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £489971 per week * Ref: GCG6684
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

The Green Farm is a superb 17th-century village house of great character, with its own private garden, just 8 miles from Bath and close to Bradford-on-Avon, Norton St Philip and the Cotswolds. It is situated on the village green where the ancient stocks still stand and has been elegantly restored an...
Paddock Annexe Check availability The Paddock Annexe, Bathampton, Somerset
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £313644 per week * Ref: GCG6694
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Paddock Annexe is a single storey holiday cottage adjoining the owners’ home jsy 2 miles from Bath. It is located in a peaceful cul-de-sac with glorious views over the vale and village. There is a private seating area in the garden from which to enjoy these views. It is just a short stroll to some...
Shaplands barn Check availability Shaplands Barn, Cold Ashton, Somerset
Sleeps 6 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £502986 per week * Ref: GCG6690
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Shaplands Barn has been lovingly converted - offering light and airy living. One of a pair, it lies in a quiet lane in a small village 6 miles from Bath. The village is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is famous for being on the Cotswold Way....
Kirby Porlock Check availability Kirby, Porlock, Somerset
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £348958 per week * Ref: GCG6877
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Located on the High Street, in the centre of the village of Porlock, this semi-detached cottage has everything on its doorstep including a bus stop. All that Porlock has to offer is within easy walking distance of Kirby including a good range of local shops, pubs and restaurants. There are walks fro...
Esterelle Check availability Esterelle, Bath, Somerset
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £9121890 per week * Ref: GCG6692
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Esterelle is a spacious, single storey holiday property within a few minutes’ level walking distance to the centre of Bath. It enjoys a peaceful, secluded location opposite Henrietta Park, one of Bath’s many beautiful parks. The property has secure and ample parking within the gated grounds and ...