Somerset is ideally located in the South West of England; the name translates literally to mean ‘Land of the Summer People.’The region has kept its quintessentially English charm and offers visitors an authentic experience throughout their Somerset cottage holiday.
The laid back local environment will help you relax; in an area that has such an interesting mix of history, glorious coastline, and stunning rural landscapes.Renting one of our fantastic Somerset holiday cottages is sure to be a truly unique and special experience.
Why Rent a Holiday Cottage in Somerset?
Somerset is an area peppered with small towns and hamlets that have been there for an age. It has a vast array of natural beauty, from sandy seashores to wild hills, where you’ll also find a diverse range of flora and fauna.
It’s worth taking time to fully explore this region as there are so many phenomenal sites that risk being missed if you travel through it too quickly.The area has three AONBs (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Quantock, Blackdown, and Mendip Hills. We have plenty of Somerset holiday cottages situated in and around these beautiful holiday hot spots.
Due to its proximity, the region is blessed with good weather, similar to that of the south coast. It has cosy summers and is usually much milder than other parts of the UK. The weather often draws swimmers, sunbathers and surfers to the coastline of the region.
We have cottages in Somerset situated both inland and on the coast, giving you plenty of choice over the accommodation style and location. Many visitors to the region can’t help but marvel at the golden sandy beaches and often enjoy the cider harvests, which are a tradition in this part of the county due to its agricultural background.
The range of holiday accommodation in Somerset is vast, and whether you’re looking for a rustic cottage, detached barn conversion, or a city apartment, we’re sure to have something that we can offer you. So why don’t you start browsing our excellent holiday properties now and see what takes your fancy?
Exploring Somerset’s Attractions During your Holiday Stay
Somerset is known to be a walkers paradise, and with Exmoor National Park within its borders, that’s hardly surprising. It’s not just walking that can be a pleasure in this area, bicycling and horse riding are popular in the area as well.Why not take a stroll and enjoy the flora and fauna and fantastic scenery on offer? The National Park is also home to various animals, including wild deer and the Exmoor Pony, which roams free across the moors.
On top of the National Park trails available there are also plenty of other footpaths such as the Coleridge Way, an abundance of seaside coastal paths and many lakes and rivers which can also be walked along.
The coastline in Somerset offers an alternative to the vast rural landscape of the region. Seaside resorts such as Weston-Super-Mare provides sandy beaches for visitors to enjoy.The coastline also provides the chance for anglers to take advantage of a holiday. The region’s streams and lakes will be a good option too as they are full of trout and salmon.
The landscape of the region lends itself to providing a range of golf courses – a round of golf can be a pleasing way to spend an afternoon for visitors. Many of these courses are the highest quality and open to the public. Although if you’re a keen golfer, then it may be worth checking that the particular golf course does allow public use before booking any specific holiday accommodation.
Somerset is rich in history (as well as myths and legends), there is a huge variety of historical buildings and monuments across the region. Wells Cathedral is just one example; dating back to the twelfth century, this Gothic building stands triumphantly at the heart of Wells city. There are also few natural sights that are as spectacular as Cheddar Gorge, a vast gorge with a huge cave network.
If legends interest you, then Somerset is the place to go. You could descend into Wookey Hole and visit the witch who lives there. Or discover more about the region’s links to King Arthur.From Cadbury Castle to Glastonbury Tor and Glastonbury, the legend of King Arthur still draws in large amounts of visitors to the region.
The top of the Glastonbury Tor is home to St Michaels Tower, which was a fifteenth century church but now stands without a roof. For those who enjoy traditional literature and immerse themselves in myth and legend, we highly suggest taking a weekend break in one of our Somerset cottages and visiting these fantastic locations in person.
For history that is a little less mythical, then why not visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum, which houses the most extensive collection of Naval Aircraft in Europe. Here you can see what Concorde was really like by going on board.
You could also attend the Haynes International Motor Museum, where you can see more than four hundred cars, some of which date as far back as the 19th century or the West Somerset steam Railway.
If you would like to enjoy the area’s culture, you could try the local cider, which is still brewed using traditional methods and known as ‘Scrumpy,’ or you could attend one of the festivals that the area is well known for. The Glastonbury Festival is one of the oldest music festivals in the country and attracts music artists from all over the world. It has stayed true to its roots and has alternative music stages too.
T4 on the beach is a festival in Weston-Super-Mare and is a big beach party, perfect for younger visitors to the area and students. Additionally to these are plenty of carnivals and country fairs throughout the year.
Somerset is also home to larger towns, Bath being a prime example, full of history and culture. The city offers contemporary bars, bistros, and shops while also providing theatres, museums, and art galleries. Whilst in Bath, it is worth taking a visit to attractions such as the Pulteney Bridge and the Roman Baths Museum from which the city derives its name.
Places To Rent A Holiday Cottage in Somerset
Somerset offers a variety of places to stay, whether it is a beachside cottage property, a rural barn conversion, or a city centre apartment.One of the most popular places to stay due to its history is the town of Bath. It can offer a weekend break or a summer holiday for the whole family or just two with all of your amenities right on your doorstep.
There are also plenty of rural hamlets in which to stay for a more peaceful and relaxing holiday. These include Cheddar, Mendip, the village of Glastonbury itself, and also Axbridge. Seaside holidays are also popular in the region with resorts such as Weston-Super-Mare and Minehead.
We’re sure you’ll enjoy everything Somerset has to offer. We’re also sure you’ll enjoy staying in one of our fantastic Somerset holiday cottages, so browse today to see our full range of Somerset cottages.