• Thatched cottage Selworthy Somerset
  • Exmoor pony and Wimbleball Lake Exmoor Somerset
  • Wells Cathedral Somerset
  • Cheddar Gorge Mendip Hills Somerset
  • Beech trees River Barle Somerset


The beauty of Somerset is the fact that there’s always something new to discover. From Exmoor’s gentle hills and dramatic cliffs to the Somerset Levels with its flat open spaces, the landscapes are constantly changing depending on where you are. And then of course there are wonderful cities to explore, like Bath, with its rich history and culture – not to mention excellent shopping areas and restaurants.

In fact, Somerset boasts many must-visit settlements – especially if you’re a foodie. Enjoy a pint of local cider in the ancient market towns of Castle Cary or Taunton, a wedge of world-famous cheese in Cheddar, or a traditional afternoon tea in one of the quaint cafes in historic Wells. There are also numerous farmers’ markets to discover – don’t miss the highly recommended artisan market at Frome – and traditional and modern pubs, many of which are dog friendly.

Once your stomach is satisfied, there’s plenty of countryside to explore, with three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, not to mention the Exmoor National Park. Somerset contains more than 100 different reserves, parks and protected areas, and is a great place to spot wildlife, such as the ponies that roam Exmoor. On a sunny day, head to the seaside; Somerset has more than 50 miles of coastline, and one of the longest stretches of sandy beaches in Europe.

And that’s not all that’s on offer when it comes to fun activities. Explore the Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves, take a ride on the historic West Somerset Railway, go back in time at the ancient Roman Baths in Bath, or time your trip for one of the county’s many exciting annual events, such as the illuminated carnival at Bridgwater or the famous music festival at Glastonbury.

Somerset has a long agricultural history, and Cartwheel has a number of farm accommodation sites on offer, all of which are not only child-friendly but animal-friendly too – you can bring your dog along, or even get your horse stabled. There’s also the chance to stay on a traditional campsite, in a Scandinavian style lodge, or a cosy country cottage, so every taste is catered for.

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Farm holidays in Somerset

Farm holidays in Somerset

Farm holidays in Somerset are a wonderful experience all year round, with wide open spaces to enjoy, farm animals to meet and plenty of fresh country air. All of our farm holidays in Somerset are perfect for child-friendly holidays and dog-friendly breaks, and they all have stabling if you’d like to bring your horse too.

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