Category: Things to do in Somerset

7 Famous People from Somerset

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When thinking of Somerset, one pictures scrumptious strawberries at picnics, open-sandy beaches and natural beauty in abundance. Sprinkle in its deep history, winding cobbled streets and beautiful accommodation such as our self catering holiday cottages, it becomes clear as to why people want to live and raise families here. So, what famous people were lucky … Read More

Christmas Events in Somerset 2017

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There’s no better place to enjoy this season’s festive celebrations than in the beautiful surroundings of Somerset and the South West. There are so many things to do for Christmas in Somerset that inspire festive feelings and get you in the mood for a magical time of year. View our favourite Christmas events in Somerset … Read More

The Best Places to Eat in Taunton, Somerset 2017

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With so many places to eat in Taunton, it can be tough deciding where to go! Our team have created a guide on our favourite restaurants near us that guests of our self-catering cottages in Somerset, or visitors in Taunton and Bridgwater can enjoy. Each restaurant we recommend is also a trusted food award finalist, … Read More

Quiz: What Should You Do on Your Somerset Holiday?

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Somerset is a beautiful county in South West England covering over 4,000 square kilometres. There’s hundreds of interesting things to do in Somerset, from historic wonders and endless rolling countryside to amusement parks and stunning architecture, Somerset offers activities to suit all! If you’re planning a holiday in Somerset, take our quiz to discover which … Read More

4 Great Summer Walks in Somerset

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  At Lakeview Holiday Cottages in Somerset, we know that many of our customers visit Somerset for its picturesque sightseeing opportunities and areas of natural beauty. We strongly encourage this view of our wonderful county as it offers a great number of memorable experiences. For those interested in getting outdoors during their countryside holiday or … Read More

The Best Water Activities in Somerset

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In the summer, group and family holidays in Somerset involve never ending fun with its beautiful views over rolling hills, long walks and abundance of water activities! With so many lakes and beaches it’s the best place to visit if you’re in love with the water and a thrill seeker or keen fisherman. Discover the … Read More

Why Somerset is the Perfect Place for your Summer ‘Staycation’

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Few people would argue with the statement that Somerset is a gorgeous region of England, but we would state that it’s the ultimate place for a summer ‘staycation’. From Exmoor to the quality of fishing holidays in Somerset, discover why we think its perfect: The South West Coast Path Stretching for 630 miles and starting … Read More

4 Ways to Make the Most of a Short Weekend Break

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Most would love a holiday away to somewhere remote such as Somerset, but sometimes we don’t have as much time as we’d like. If you do find the time, it’s important to make every moment count, from researching the area beforehand to checking supposed hotspots with the locals. Find out our 4 top tips to … Read More

What is Somerset Famous For?

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Somerset is full of unique traditions and landmarks. Whether you associate the county with rolling hills, quaint toy towns or delicious delicacies, there is so much Somerset is famous for. Here are a few of Lakeview Holiday Cottage’s favourites: The Sweet Track The Sweet Track is considered to be the oldest engineered road in the … Read More

5 Reasons to Start The Day With a Morning Walk

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A morning walk is a great way to start the day. Whether you’re a veteran hiker or just partial to a stroll, rising early during your weekend break in Somerset can have a huge impact on your holiday. Here are 5 great reasons to start your day with a walk. The ultimate stress reliever A … Read More