The ‘Gateway to the West Country’ Somerset is a county of contrast and presents visitors with a diverse mix of landscapes and attractions. With some of the most delightful villages that the South West of England has to offer in some of the finest locations across the whole of the region, a holiday to a big house or large cottage in Somerset is sure to be a hit with the entire family, group or party that you’re taking away.
Much of Somerset is rural and unspoilt; from the vast expanse of the Somerset Levels to the unique Cheddar Gorge, there’s so much to explore. As you might rightly assume, the countryside in Somerset is simply sublime. The Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are perfect for exploring by bike or on foot. Here you can witness the most incredible panoramas across the county and over to Wales!
The county also has an interesting coastline, interspersed with traditional seaside resorts such as Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea, as well as a breathaking portion of the Exmoor coastline which sees dramatic cliffs dropping down to the churning sea. Dunster and Berrow beaches are dog friendly, and the picturesque seaside town of Porlock is the perfect location to enjoy a cream tea.
Glastonbury is perhaps one of the most well-known towns in Somerset, thanks to its huge annual music festival which has earnt it a laid-back, hippy vibe. Glastonbury Tor offers incredible views over the countryside, rewarding the uphill walk to the top.
Cider is one thing you’ll want to try during your stay. Somerset’s many orchards range from large businesses to small backyard enterprises, some offering tours and experiences to better understand their delicious produce. Of course, trying cheddar cheese from its source is an absolute must too, so head to Cheddar Gorge where you can explore the caves before watching cheese being made at The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company.
A visit to the regency city of Bath is a must. One of the most beautiful cities in the UK, its architecture is unrivalled.
Browse our wonderful collection of large houses in Somerset and enjoy a break with family and friends.