Self-Catering Holiday Cottages in Somerset
Neighbouring counties of Somerset and Wiltshire are both full of rugged rural country charm and medieval character. Secrets and stories from years gone by are all around and the contrasting countryside of rolling hills and open plains are dotted with famous historic landmarks. Whether you’re a hill walker or prefer to meander through quaint villages, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy your precious holiday days if you book one of our Somerset or Wiltshire holiday cottages for a well-earned rest.
Somerset is famous for Glastonbury, cider and cheese as well as its historic stories and buildings. Enjoy wending your way through the countryside, seek out the famous hillside chalk White Horses, take in all the charming fruit orchards and be delighted by the fields of wildflowers.
The historic City of Wells is well worth a visit. It’s home to the Wells Bishop’s Palace, complete with its own moat, gardens and Great Hall Ruins. The magnificent Wells Cathedral is also one not to be missed too. As well as traditional-style marketplace, there are many events and festivals in and around the city throughout the year so you’re sure to find one that floats your boat. Or, just enjoy discovering hidden-away eateries and browsing local independent shops before putting your feet up in one of our lovely Somerset holiday cottages.
Or, head to the city of Bath for a more cosmopolitan experience. Saunter through the town for a spot of window-shopping and treat yourself to a delicious lunch in one of the many trendy restaurants or, go back in time and head to the Roman Baths: one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe.
For beach lovers, Somerset offers something for everyone, whether you prefer sandy or shingle, sunbathing or swimming, surfing or sailing. Brean Beach is a particularly popular beach as it is one of the longest stretches of sand in Europe – around seven miles long. It’s a great destination for watersports enthusiasts and dog walkers alike. You’ll even find a few beach waterfalls if you look hard enough. However you choose to spend your time by the coast, if you book one of our luxurious Somerset holiday cottages you can look forward to relaxing in a hand-picked home-from-home each evening. 4-legged friends are welcome too – please check individual property details though.
If a pool is on your holiday wish list then we’d highly recommend a stay in one of our newest properties – The Cheese Room. It is a stunning country retreat near Wells in Somerset and offers complimentary access to an indoor heated swimming pool as well as access to a tennis court, gym and library.
Neighbouring Wiltshire is where you will find Stonehenge and the Avebury stone circles which are steeped in history. Take the time to step into the past and explore the wonder of Wiltshire while making lovely memories with your family and friends to take home with you.
If shopping and eating are more up your street, then head to the medieval cathedral city of Salisbury with its ageless beauty and captivating history. You’ll find cobbled squares, cafes and quaint tea shops nestled amongst designer shops with the magnificent cathedral in the heart of the city. Enjoy a spot of lunch in one of the trendy city pubs or travel further afield and find a charming rural inn for a leisurely meal.
Whether you’re into exploring or being entertained, Wiltshire has much to offer everybody: families, groups, couples and singles alike. We’re sure that Wiltshire will become a favourite getaway location to revisit again and again.