When you mention Somerset one of the first things you think of is Glastonbury Festival. But there’s so much more to this historic county. Whatever kind of place you want to spend your holiday in – city, coast or countryside – you’ll find it in Somerset.
Where to start? The Georgian splendour of Bath, the medieval intricacy of Wells, and Bristol’s historic seaport all are on the doorstep. From the wildlife-rich Levels, famous for the starling murmerations, it’s just a stone’s throw to the wild beauty of Exmoor. Cheddar Gorge reaches 500 feet in places, and the sides of the ravine boast the highest inland limestone cliffs in England. The Mendip Hills are one of the most important caving areas. Horse racing’s another speciality in these parts with racecourses at Taunton and Wincanton and several top UK National Hunt trainers.
If you’ve got a young family, how about a traditional family holiday? There is mile upon mile of level golden sandy beaches, and dozens of attractions including Wookey Hole Caves, the Steam Railway, Fleet Air Arm Museum and Haynes International Motor Museum, Dunster Castle and of course Glastonbury Tor at the heart of Somerset.
May be it’s been a tough year and you want the kind of holiday where you can just relax. There’s the lovely fishing village of Porlock View, Exmoor’s historic Tarr Steps and the tranquillity of Glastonbury Abbey and Wells Cathedral.
Springfield Cottage is a charming, detached cottage set on the outskirts of the village of Norton St Philip, just seven miles from Bath. This quaint and quirky home is perfect for two; small, yet full of character.
Brooklyn is a delightful cottage, a real home-from-home, in the quiet village of Timberscombe, which lies within the Exmoor National Park, not far from the medieval village of Dunster.
Accommodation on Exmoor cannot be found in more delightful surroundings than Porlock. Marley Cottage is in a secluded yet central location, and has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished to create an inviting holiday home.
Dove Cottage at Stringston near Kilve, is a pretty 400 year old terraced cottage. A small stream crossed by a stone bridge is to the front and to the rear is a large parking area, enclosed lawn and patio.
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