There’s been a surge in people looking at holiday breaks in Somerset, and we can understand why. Somerset is a county of contrasts and there’s something for everyone to enjoy, making it an excellent destination for a mini-break. To help you plan your trip, we’re sharing our top 5 ways to spend your staycation in Somerset, whether you’re considering a short-but-sweet stay or seeking an extended visit.

Kick back and relax

Sometimes all you want from a trip is time; time to unwind and slow down. Our home-from-home self-catering cottages in Somerset provide the perfect opportunity to get away from the city and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our warm and cosy country-style accommodation have all the home comforts to make your stay as relaxing and stress-free as possible. Enjoy spacious holiday homes with beautiful lake-side views, a fully equipped kitchen for cooking and entertaining, and a comfy lounge with TV. What more could you ask for?

Explore the local sights

From stunning natural beauties including Glastonbury Tor and the Cheddar Gorge to the cobbled streets of Catherine Hill in Frome and ancient monuments, such as Glastonbury Abbey, Wells Cathedral and Somerset Stonehenge, there are lots of places to visit in Somerset. Whilst being situated in the heart of the countryside, our Somerset accommodation is a stone’s throw from some of the most beautiful sandy beaches perfect for fun-filled family days out. And if you’re looking to entertain the kids, why not visit Wookey Hole Caves, Animal Farm Adventure Park or Brean Theme Park. Use your short break in Somerset to get outdoors and visit some of the best places Somerset has to offer. The possibilities are truly endless!

Go fishing

Our lakeview holiday accommodation in Somerset overlooks a private 12-acre lake that is home to a Carp, Pike, Bream and Roach. Man-made and mature, our lake provides a tranquil haven for fishing with friends and family. Sit back and enjoy a quiet afternoon teaching the kids to cast a fishing rod and watch as they develop their skills, all within the safe and easy distance of your holiday cottage. Throughout your stay, we provide you with a secure lock-up for storing your fishing tackle, but you will need to bring your equipment with you. Don’t have any? Don’t worry! The Somerset Angling store in Bridgwater is only a short drive away.

Take a hike, leisurely walk or jump on your bike

To make the most out of holiday breaks in Somerset you need to get out and about in the fresh country air. There’s plenty to see, so why not explore Exmoor, stroll the stunning paths around Hestercombe House, near Taunton, or numerous tracks, trails and hides of the Avalon Marshes. Wander the canal paths, coastal trails, cliff routes and national park walks, or hop on your bike and start clocking up the miles on some of the best cycle routes in the area. With everything ready and waiting on your doorstep, it doesn’t take much to enjoy a short staycation in Somerset.

Enjoy pubs, restaurants and the very best Somerset produce

From locally handmade Somerset brewed cider to delicious Somerset cheese, Somerset offers some of the best British produce in the country. And nothing beats sampling at the source. Our self-catering cottages in Somerset provide the perfect opportunity to explore the county and bring back your favourite tasty treats to indulge in from the comfort of your private accommodation. If that doesn’t take your fancy, there are some great places to eat out in Somerset, many of which offer all the best the county has to offer. Book a table at a traditional pub or restaurant and sit down to the finest food and drink, including – in our humble opinion – the UK’s finest Sunday roasts.

Whetted your appetite for short breaks in Somerset? Learn more about our self-catering cottages in Somerset by emailing our team at Or give us a call on 01278 661 584 to book your holiday getaway.

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