Green county Somerset contains a wealth of unique period cottages and family friendly holiday cottage accommodation across its coast, countryside and clustered around its villages, county towns and cities. Book a cosy cottage retreat in the beautiful Quantock and Mendip Hills, or a grand country house accommodating large parties up to 50 guests in South Somerset. A large number and wide variety of rural cottages are available across Exmoor National Park in Somerset and in the county’s rural heartlands you’ll find cottages just a stone’s throw from medieval villages, situated in the spectacular Cheddar countryside of the Mendips. The Glastonbury area has some stunning group holiday cottages sleeping up to 16 with luxury features such as cinema rooms – perfect for group Festival accommodation.
Along the coast sit charming seaside bungalows with enclosed gardens, ideal for pets and families, whilst just inland you’ll find some heritage cottage gems with luxury extras such as a cosy woodburner, sauna and outdoor hot tub. A selection of fantastic family friendly cottage complexes are ideally located around Weston-super-Mare, with friendly farm animals, play areas and more onsite! A Somerset holiday cottage or lodge, be it in a traditional rural barn conversion, a quintessential thatched cottage, an eco-friendly woodland lodge or a seaside chalet bungalow guarantees a unique holiday experience.
Self-catering cottages in this West Country region often sit in spectacular locations and are brimming with period charm combined with modern luxury. Choose your Somerset cottage to suit your party’s tastes, preference and budget. For walkers and activity breaks, look to the wealth of country cottages across Somerset’s central and southern heartlands – a Cheddar cottage makes a great base for a climbing and caving getaway or go horse riding, walking or cycling in Exmoor based in a pretty cottage in Exford or in one of Somerset Exmoor’s many idyllic villages.
Group/ Cottage Complex
Somerset is a popular West Country destination for group activity holidays and for large family gatherings/ holidays. The region caters exceptionally well for large groups – whether a corporate group, wedding party or 2 to 3 families holidaying together. Rural landscapes such as Exmoor, the Mendips and the Quantocks contain a wide choice of fantastic family friendly cottage complexes on Somerset farms with leisure facilities such as play areas, a games room, fishing, outdoor/ indoor swimming pool and petting farm animals included in your stay. These are always a cost effective, great all-inclusive option for large family groups. Grand country houses in the Somerset countryside and classic large period town houses in heritage hotspots like the city of Bath are plentiful and ideal for festival getaways, party gatherings and celebrations.
Historic Romantic & Quirky
Luxurious features, period charm and an idyllic location – all these three things come together with many Somerset cottage boltholes and you’ll find a plentiful choice of 4 and 5 Star cottage award winners in the county. Heritage cottage gems aren’t hard to find across Exmoor, Central and South Somerset and along the coast’s most romantic areas like Brean Sands and Watchet with its special links to the Romanic poets. Stay in a classic Victorian cottage around Bath with roll top bath or a character beamed barn in Exmoor with open fire set in an inglenook fireplace and sun terrace with breathtaking rural views. If you’re wondering where you might find some of England’s quirkiest romantic cottage retreats, it’s right here in Somerset. Enjoy champagne and flowers in an authentic Shepherds Hut set within an organic farm or a beautiful thatched cottage retreat in Dunster village on the edge of Exmoor with terraced gardens and a charm all its own.
Hundreds of family friendly holiday cottages are spread across Somerset, so you can take your pick of cottage accommodation in a location to suit your holiday preference. Exmoor and the Porlock, Minehead, Dunster, Wheddon and Dulverton areas have a selection of stunning family cottages and large holiday lodges perfect for active families. Book a stables conversion or a Grade II listed country house around county town Taunton and be close to the classic West Somerset Railway. Many beautiful family friendly cottages cluster close to popular wedding venues, favourite family seaside resorts or near to Somerset’s most popular attractions including Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge. They usually feature all those family home comforts from WiFi and private parking to enclosed gardens, digital TV and cots/ highchairs provided at no extra cost. Some of Somerset’s fabulous family cottage complexes also offer additional services such as babysitting as part of their all inclusive family cottage holiday experience.
Browse and book from hundreds of dog friendly cottages here in Somerset. This is a region which welcomes pooches with open paws. Somerset is bursting with Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and of course much of Exmoor National Park is within the county, so there’s no shortage of prime dog walking territory. Along the coast ‘paws on the shores’ are warmly welcomed with some of the area’s most beautiful and peaceful beaches welcoming dogs including the Berrows around Burnham, the charming bay at Victorian Clevedon and the beach spaces around pretty Watchet and Porlock Weir. All these areas have a wide choice of pet friendly cottages in and around their centres. Stay in a pet friendly cottage on the edge of Exmoor in popular pooch pads like Minehead, Dunster and Dulverton. Somerset pet friendly cottages usually include those convenient additions such as enclosed gardens and you’ll find plenty of cottages in the region which welcome more than one well trained pet.