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Vacation rentals in Somerset
The English county of Somerset has so many surprises waiting to be unwrapped by the curious visitor. Stunning views across open countryside, golden sandy beaches, historic towns, exciting museums and much more! Vacation rentals galore await you on the gorgeous and diverse northern coastline, in the interior in one of the many archetypal English villages such as Shepton Mallet, or in one of its historical towns, such as Glastonbury and Bridgwater, which make great bases from which to explore the county.Rentals to take your breath away
Few places anywhere in the world offer such a wide range of fabulous vacation rentals. Traditional countryside farmhouses with stone walls and glorious fireplaces, quintessential thatched-roofed buildings built in the days of Shakespeare, archetypal terraced town houses covered in ivy climbers. The plethora of choice is wonderful, and your memorable visit to Somerset is guaranteed.
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The area and getting around
Somerset is a large English country located in the southwest of the country. There are many places to visit in Somerset – the open countryside of the interior, the magnificent architecture in the towns of Glastonbury and Taunton, and the miles of spectacular coastline in the north. Visit the picturesque seaside harbors at Porlock Weir or Minehead, relax on a beach in the Victorians towns of Burnham-on-Sea or Weston-super-Mare, explore the historic monuments at Wellington or Burton Pynsent, or discover one of the county’s myriad impressive museums such as Haynes International Motor Museum and the Fleet Air Arm Museum.Coastal adventures in Somerset
The Somerset coast offers everything from seaside resorts on golden-sand beaches to soaring cliffs and serene wetlands. Don’t miss Berrow Beach, the second largest stretch of sand in Europe, which encompasses dunes marshland and attracts an incredible array of seabirds to spot. And be sure to dedicate a day to visiting Porlock Weir, arguably the most beautiful spot on the Somerset coast, bounded by a picture-perfect fishing village with thatched cottages and gardens bursting with colorful flowers.
Travelers and activities
Are you and your family looking for a new adventure? Whether you fancy water parks, meeting the county’s animals or exploring its many gardens there is plenty of entertainment to be had in Somerset. Visit the West and East Somerset Railway, a great spot for families with a love for locomotives and history, where you are whisked away on a fun ride on a heritage steam train through the beautiful Mendip countryside. Spend a day at Puxton Park, the ultimate location for families looking for thrills, adventure and cute animals to meet all in one spot – Find you way out of a maze, pet a mob of meerkats, frolic in the adventure areas, take on the assault course or sail around the lake. Just two of countless days out at your fingertips!Somerset for museumists
Somerset has some of the largest curated collections in the UK. See cars that span the entire 20th century at the Hayes International Motor Museum at Sparkford, or airplanes from the same era at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton. There is a Tudor house in Axbridge packed full of local artefacts, a Boat Museum in the old port of Watchet, a Fashion Museum in Bath, a Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury, a museum about coal mining in Radstock, and so much more!
Skittles, a game of pins which are knocked down by a ball, was invented in Somerset, and it later became the globally famous game of ten pin bowling!
Top 5 travel tips in Somerset
Located in the far north of county, this reserve offers nature enthusiasts a leisurely afternoon. Stroll around the saltmarshes, tidal creeks and grasslands, and look out for the local fauna residents including water voles, otters and brown hares.2. Explore Somerset’s glittering past
The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, described by an American visitor 130 years ago as a ‘palace of enchantment’, is a stunning medieval real-life museum that is open for all to enjoy. The palace is surrounded by an awe-inspiring moat and 14 acres of outstanding gardens to explore3. Visit the spiritual town of Glastonbury
In Glastonbury normal life interfaces with the occult. Churches sit next to Buddhist Temples, hippies busk for change, gypsies sell lucky heather, and the smell of incense permeates the air. Be sure to explore this spiritual town’s hidden little courtyards and independent shops selling exotic wares.4. Take a trip to Tiffany’s
Take a memorable trip to the seaside and enjoy the spectacular views from the exquisite Tiffany's Restaurant with panoramic sea views and traditional favourites from fish and chips to afternoon tea for two. The restaurant is located on the Grand Pier in Western-super-Mare.5. Try out your mountain biking skills!
Explore one of the UK’s most beautiful natural landmarks. Be witness to its breath-taking cliffs and fascinating underground stalactite show caves, learn the secrets of our prehistoric ancestors, and experience the wonder of nature, wildlife, history and adventure on a fabulous day out in Somerset!
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Somerset
On average, how much do vacation rentals in Somerset cost?
Last year, rentals in Somerset had an annual average price of around $227 per night.
Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?
According to the previous year, the months that are the cheapest in Somerset are March, February and May, with average prices of $208, $213, and $215, respectively.
During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Somerset?
It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the previous year, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of August ($256), July ($246), and September ($233).
Is it necessary to plan a trip to Somerset well in advance?
You should book your stay with plenty of time when visiting Somerset, as only 13% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?
Last year, the months with the most vacation rentals available of the year in Somerset were January, November and March, with average availabilities of 24%, 18%, and 18%, respectively.
When are fewer rentals available in Somerset?
The months with the lowest properties available in Somerset are, in order, August, July, and September with respective average availability figures of 4%, 5%, and 7%, based on the previous year. During these three months, the availability is very low (5%). It is therefore preferable to reserve early.
Are there many rentals in Somerset?
Our inventory features approximately 1,500 properties from 26 partners, giving you plenty of choices when searching for your next dream vacation rental!