For many of us, booking a trip outside the school summer holidays is the most practical solution, especially when it comes to saving money and avoiding crowds. This combined with the rising number of people choosing a staycation over going abroad this year, deciding where to go on holiday in September can be tricky. Here are 4 reasons to choose holiday cottages in Somerset for your September holiday in the UK.

1. Beautiful Beaches

Although technically Autumn, September in the UK is quite often just as warm as the summer months. For anyone looking to holiday in September, Somerset has some truly beautiful beaches perfect for catching those final rays before Autumn weather takes hold.

From sunseeker delights such as Blue Anchor bay and Weston-Super-Mare to the pebbly and picturesque Porlock Weir beach and Bossington beach, short breaks in Somerset are well spent on our breath-taking beaches. They’re even great for long walks, whatever the weather!

Our 3 bed holiday cottages in Somerset are just a stone’s throw from Somerset’s most splendid beaches and perfect for a September holiday in the UK with family or friends.

2. Great Gardens

The historic county of Somerset is home to some of the greatest gardens that are more than worth a visit on your Somerset staycation this September. Wander the temples, lakes and formal beds of Hestercombe House near Taunton to explore three extravagant gardens designed by Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edward Lutyens, or stroll the charming garden of East Lambrook Manor Gardens planted by cottage garden designer Margery Fish.

If neither of the more traditional gardens takes your fancy, the organic Greencombe Gardens at Porlock, created by the late Joan Loraine, is a small garden full of wonders! Be inspired and explore its stunning variety of plants and trees including four national collections of plants – one of which is the Gaultheria, commonly known as Berries for Bears. Our Lakeview holiday cottages in Somerset are extremely well located for visiting all three of these fabulous gardens.

3. Pubs & Produce

Somerset is renowned for its cider (or scrumpy) and there’s nowhere better to try our county drink than in an olde-worlde tavern. Served across the county, there are countless traditional pubs to pop into on your short break in Somerset to enjoy a glass or two.

Why not visit The George Inn in Norton St Philip, a 700-year-old Grade I establishment with fine antique furniture, exposed beams and an ancient galleried courtyard. Or drop by The Sheppey in Lower Godney, quenching cider cravings for over a century, and The Rose and Crown at Huish Episcopi, built in the mid-17th century and steeped in history.

Our Somerset holiday cottages located in the heart of Somerset provide the perfect opportunity for visiting some of the county’s most historical venues – just remember to book the taxi home!

4. Iconic locations

Somerset is home to arguably two of the most famous destinations in the country: Glastonbury and Bath. Known worldwide for its prominent music festival, Glastonbury is also famed for its stone circle located at Worthy Farm and it is even believed that medieval legend King Arthur is buried at Glastonbury Tor. Definitely worth a visit on your Somerset staycation this September!

The historical city of Bath dates back to Roman times and is the location of the 2000-year old Roman Baths with natural hot water springs. The city boasts some of the most stunning sights and finest architecture in the country, making it a popular holiday destination for hundreds of years. If you fancy visiting Bath but crave a rural escape, get the best of both worlds and take a day trip while staying in one of our self-catering holiday cottages in Somerset.

For anyone after the ideal location for a September holiday in the UK, our self-catering holiday cottages could be the answer. Get in touch with us today by emailing our team at or give us a call on 01278 661 584 to book your Somerset staycation.

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