There’s a great range of choices when it comes to holiday cottages in Somerset, from country cottages and lodges to historic barn conversions. Choosing self catering means freedom to explore all that the county has to offer, whether you prefer to eat in or treat yourself to a meal out.
For budding chefs, self catering in Somerset offers plenty of places to shop for the finest locally sourced ingredients. You might be climbing the Glastonbury Tor, doing a spot of shopping in Midsomer Norton or enjoying the beach at Burnham-on-Sea – whatever the case, you’ll never be far from a long-standing farmer’s market, not to mention a host of independent delis and artisan producers. The county is famed for its Cheddar cheese, strawberries and eels, as well as Butcombe Beer – the fastest selling bottled beer in the UK – and Thatchers Cider, so be sure to try them all while you put your feet up back at your holiday cottages in Somerset.
On those days when you don’t feel like cooking, you won’t have to look far to find a traditional inn, cheerful cafe or top quality restaurant, offering everything from pub grub to fine dining. For maximum choice, visit the historic city of Bath, where you can sample cuisine from around the world. Or head out into the countryside for the olde worlde charm of the county’s many gastropubs, such as the Lord Poulett Arms in the tiny village of Hinton St George, or Tarr Farm Inn on Exmoor, where the kitchen will cook up anything you might shoot or catch during a day of hunting or fishing. And before you go home, be sure to stop off at a family run tea room for a Somerset version of the traditional cream tea, served with Whortleberry jam, made exclusively in the Exmoor area.
We have a lovely range of holiday cottages in Somerset, from cosy country cottages and Scandinavian-style lodges on Exmoor, to beautiful barns steeped in history. Take a look below…