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Somerset Holiday Cottages and Self catering Somerset holidays

Somerset holiday cottages

Home to many Roman and Saxon settlements and some of England's most spectacular natural environments, Somerset is fascinating for every type of visitor. From Bridgwater and its natural nature reserve, to the numerous historical towns such as Crewkerne, Axbridge and Shepton Mallet, to the English seaside culture present in Weston-super-Mare, this is a county that has something for everyone. Whether you want to explore the ancient caves at Cheddar Gorge, visit the castle at Dunster, take a ride on the West Somerset Railway or go shopping in Clarks Village, a stay in Somerset promises a truly action packed holiday.

A memorable experience and a practical way to reach many of the small towns and pretty little harbours along the way, the West Somerset Railway is the perfect kick start to your holiday. Dating back to Saxon times, a visit to the market towns of Crewkerne, Axbridge and Yeovil with their spectacular surrounding of picturesque countryside and country parks, must not go amiss. Similarly, the Roman town of Shepton Mallet, hidden between the Mendip Hills is well worth a visit. The thriving capital of the region Taunton, is a wonderful mix of modern life and culture for you shoppers and night birds. Other retail highlights can be found in Clarks Village, a true haven for shopping. Exmoor national park is home to some of England's most beautiful countryside and you can enjoy walking, cycling or relaxing on the heather coated hills and cliffs, visiting the medieval village of Dunster with its towering castle, or spending a few days by the remarkable coast with pretty little harbours and traditional English seaside towns such as Minehead where Exmoor joins the sea. Further along the coast to the east lies Weston-Super-Mare, another coastal town providing fun for all who visit. Great for family holidays or getaways with friends, younger visitors to Somerset can enjoy the annual Glastonbury music festival or the Bridgwater carnival. Explorers of every age will get a thrill from the Cheddar Gorge with its ancient caves and incredible stalactite and stalagmite formations. Bristol is a bustling town in the region with museums and entertainment galore, but perhaps most loved by visiting tourists is the historical and cultural town of Bath with its Roman Baths, Royal Crescent and theatres.

There are a whole host of accommodation options for staying in Somerset. For Exmoor explorers, you can choose from a huge array of pet friendly self catering accommodation, great for family holidays, with the seaside town of Minehead giving visitors great access to the best combination of the Exmoor coast and hills. The attractive town of Castle Cary is the perfect base if you want to visit Glastonbury and Sherborne as Castle Cary train station, as well as those of Taunton and Yeovil has a main line linking Somerset to London, Birmingham and Cardiff in less than 2 hours, making these towns great bases for getting to and around Somerset's best attractions. Bristol also has the nearest airport making life easy for long distance travellers. So whether you are going for a long stay or a short break, Somerset and its many towns and villages, is easily accessible for all.

Shown on the map and list below are the popular towns in Somerset. To see the properties near a particular town, click on a map marker or list item. Alternatively click ‘refine your search’ to browse for a particular Somerset holiday home. See Somerset for yourself by taking a look at our photo gallery.

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