If you’re planning a family holiday in Somerset, you might be thinking of visiting some of the county’s fantastic National Trust locations. But with nearly 40 remarkable National Trust places to choose from, which ones should be on top of your list?
At Lakeview Holiday Cottages we’ve put together a selection of some of our favourite National Trust places to visit in Somerset. From family-friendly locations and the best stately homes to beautiful gardens and natural spaces, there is something for everyone on this list.
So whether you’re looking to explore some unique natural sites or just searching for some fun activities to fill your Somerset family holidays, read on to discover our favourite National Trust sites in Somerset.
Fyne Court Estate
There are many outdoor National Trust houses in Somerset which are ideal for enjoying during a family holiday in the county, but the Fyne Court house and nature reserve should definitely be on your list.
The nature reserve is set in beautiful parkland which once belonged to 19th-century scientist and pioneer in electricity, Andrew Crosse, and his family. Whilst the majority of the Fyne Court house burnt down in a dramatic fire in 1894, there are still a few of the original buildings remaining.
Visit the cobbled courtyard area to see where the house would have stood or discover the beautiful gardens and woodland in the tranquil Five Pond Woods. Fyne Court is a great place to discover with a whole family whilst immersing in a natural beauty during a woodland walk.
Hidden in heart of the Quantock Hills, which are only known by the locals, Fyne Court is only a short 20-minute drive from Lakeview Holiday Cottages. So why not enjoy a day at this beautiful nature reserve while staying in our self-catering accommodation in Somerset?
If you’re looking for the best National Trust places to visit with children, then the extraordinary Tyntesfield house has to be on your list. Located close to Bristol, this beautiful and ornate Victorian Gothic Revival house boasts an extensive garden and parkland as well as some fantastic natural woodland play areas for kids.
Discover the great Pavilion Play area where you will find fun stepping stones and boulders, balance logs and beams, as well as giant apple crates and parallel ropes. You’ll also find plenty of space for playing hide and seek as well as rope swing for your little ones to play on. And that’s before exploring the inside of the house!
Another great location to add to your list, Barrington Court, is a charming Tudor manor house located in the stunning countryside of South Somerset. It is quite different from many other National Trust houses in Somerset as it is free from collections and furniture, yet still incredibly impressive. Not to mention, the fantastic Gertrude Jekyll inspired rose, iris, and lily gardens, apple orchards, and a working kitchen garden that supplies fresh fruit and vegetables for the restaurant on site. Visit it with the whole family on a sunny spring day to experience these beautiful gardens filled with colours and the aroma of fresh flowers.
If you’re looking for holiday accommodation in Somerset, then you should consider Lakeview Holiday Cottages. Less than an hour’s drive from the Barrington Court, our self-catering holiday cottages in the heart of Somerset provide the perfect opportunity for visiting some of the county’s best National Trust sites.
If it’s the great outdoors you’re after, then you have to visit one of the most incredible National Trust places in Somerset, Cheddar Gorge. Britain’s biggest gorge with its dramatic cliffs rising over 450ft tall, Cheddar Gorge is one of the UK’s most impressive geographical landmarks and is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
It’s one of the best National Trust places to visit in Somerset during Somerset family holidays and has plenty of fantastic cafes and local amenities on site. Get lost in the serenity of the green hills and admire the stunning views while discovering many hidden secrets including fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors.
Stay With Lakeview Holiday Cottages in Somerset
If you are looking for a great place to stay whilst exploring some of these fantastic National Trust sites in Somerset, Lakeview Holiday Cottages are in the perfect location. Located in a tranquil countryside overlooking 12 acres of a private lake, our self-catering cottages are the Somerset accommodation you’ve been looking for.