About UK Holiday Cottages Somerset
Somerset is a county with a truly magical landscape, to be found in the south west of England, facing Wales across the Bristol Channel. Somerset has long been associated with myth and legend, as the home of the imaginary kingdom of Avalon, and the final resting place of King Arthur. This aspect of Somerset has been an increasing draw for visitors seeking UK holiday cottages Somerset; that and the wonderful Somerset cider, of course!
The flat marshes of the Somerset Levels are held in the encircling arms of the Mendip and Quantock Hills, but at their heart is the astonishing Glastonbury Tor. Rising like a finger out of the flatlands pointing at the sky, it is no wonder that it is revered as a holy site, both Christian and pagan.
On the northern coast of Somerset are lovely seaside towns, such as Weston-super-Mare. This town is home to many splendid properties which would suit as holiday cottages Somerset, and which allow the holiday maker to take advantage of as a base to explore the rest of the county; whilst still having a pleasant beach on their doorstep.
Further west, the county rises up into the unspoilt wilderness of the Exmoor National Park, home to wild ponies, deer and inspiring moorlands. This part of Somerset, and the nearby Quantock Hills, are great for walkers and nature enthusiasts, so if that is for you, make sure you check out the rustic UK holiday cottages Somerset in nearby villages.
The focus of Glastonbury for much of the year is the Tor, but what draws visitors in over the early summer is the Glastonbury Festival. This has become a major cultural event, and if music inspires you, but camping doesn’t, reserving one of the nearby holiday cottages Somerset could be a solution; or it could even form part of your holiday plans!
Just north of Glastonbury lies the stunning city of Wells, an amazingly well preserved ancient town. Architectural treasures lie around every corner here, and all eyes are drawn to the simply astounding Wells Cathedral and its fortified Bishops palace. Hotels are expensive in this area, so having UK holiday cottages in Somerset to act as a base for your touring would be sensible, practical and probably more fun.
And don’t forget the Mendip Hills to the east: this area is home to some fantastic views, with plenty of farmhouses serving as holiday cottages in Somerset, where you can relax in peace and quiet, and take walks around the heights of Cheddar Gorge, before sampling the matured cheeses.