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Beautiful Somerset - the ideal destination for a self-catering cottage holiday

PUBLISHED: 11:08 14 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:21 20 February 2013

Beautiful Somerset - the ideal destination for a self-catering cottage holiday

Beautiful Somerset - the ideal destination for a self-catering cottage holiday

Home to The Wurzels and well-known for its cider, Somerset is a fantastic destination for a self-catering cottage holiday and boasts a great selection of holiday cottages.

Beautiful Somerset - the ideal destination for a self-catering cottage holiday


Home to The Wurzels and well-known for its cider, Somerset is a fantastic destination for a self-catering cottage holiday and boasts a great selection of holiday cottages. The county, although small, cannot fail to disappoint with beaches on its northern coast and the historical cities of Bath and Wells to the east.

Cheddar Gorge is a must for all visitors to the area with great views over the Mendips from the lookout tower, a welcome sight for those who have completed the 274 steps to the top. It is almost impossible to avoid the cheese making factory before you leave, where the famous Cheddar has been made in the same way for centuries. The impressive views from Glastonbury Tor are also well worth the walk up its hill, particularly if youre there in time for the spectacular sunsets.
For those after a more sedate break, Somerset is home to some spectacular National Trust properties such as Tyntesfield which is currently undergoing massive restoration. Visitors to the area will also not want to miss the striking Wells Cathedral or Bath Abbey. Clevedon, a Victorian seaside town, boasts the only fully intact Grade 1 listed pier in the country and offers far-reaching views along the coast.
There are many great holiday cottages throughout the county; whether you want to be closer to the beaches of Burnham and Porlock or fancy a more cultural break inland. A cottage is a great base for exploring Somerset and given its relatively small size, you can easily make the most of the whole county by car or public transport.
Somerset is rightly proud of its local produce and visitors would be well advised to stock up at one of the countys many farmers markets. Cheese, breads and locally grown vegetables would make an excellent simple supper in your holiday cottage or as a picnic at one of the countys attractions.

For more information visit Sykes Cottages, 01244 356695
sykescottages.co.uk/somerset-cottages.html

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