A visit to Somerset can't fail to leave a lasting impression, as this county of many contrasting environments welcomes visitors with open arms. From the long sandy beaches of Weston-Super-Mare, Minehead and Burnham-on-Sea in the north of the county, to the rolling hills of Exmoor, as well as caves, gorges and underground rivers, guests to the area are sure to be amazed by the rich diversity of this ever popular destination.
Families are spoilt for choice in Somerset, where beach holidays with sun, sea and surf are found just a few miles from wonderful countryside that is alive with vibrant colours, diverse wildlife and some of the most beautiful scenery in the South West.
The history and tradition of Somerset is well known across Britain, where art, music and literature complement famous legends of King Arthur and sites of religious significance. The west of the county holds rugged moorland, and visitors can discover one of the country's truly fascinating holiday hotspots from the comfort of ideally located dog friendly cottages on and around Exmoor.
With well over 10,000 listed buildings throughout the county and ancient trades such as cider making and willow weaving still major contributors to the local economy, Somerset is a place that puts a high value on its rich heritage, and can provide all those who stay there with an insight into how the South West has worked for many centuries.
Holiday cottages in Somerset are among the cosiest and most picturesque in the whole of the UK, and as such offer the perfect base from which to explore this warm and welcoming destination. Somerset may be a largely rural location, but it still benefits from a wide variety of first class amenities and attractions which all that visit will be able to enjoy. Home to the world famous Glastonbury Festival and the city of Bath, a World Heritage Site and without doubt one of the most important cultural spots in the country, the county really does have something for everyone.