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On the Map: Somerset’s Most Unique Places to Stay

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Published 28/09/2020 On the Map: Somerset’s Most Unique Places to Stay


Relaxing and enjoying yourself is practically mandatory in Somerset. Known for its legendary, world-famous festivals (Glastonbury, anyone?) you can also sink the finest cider, and munch on delicious Cheddar cheese in the UK's magical myth-infused county.

You can even dust off that bucket and spade for a traditional seaside holiday, with Weston-super-Mare on hand for candy floss and sandy strolls. 

Oh, and did you know that Somerset is also teeming with wildlife? There are over 100 nature reserves, while Exmoor National Park is a Dark Skies Reserve that'll have you seeing stars in the twinkliest way possible.

All you've got to do now is find a suitably quirky place to stay. Below you'll find some of our favourites, but there are plenty more to choose from in our dedicated Somerset category!

Author: Nina Jervis
Image: Somerset Roundhouses | Crewkerne

Toll House

Toll House

Lovingly refurbished former 18th Century toll house in Nether Stowey, Somerset. Historic, unique and oh-so-romantic - just a few words that describe Toll House, a charming bolthole for two in sensational Somerset. Dating back to the 18th Century, Toll House is a listed former toll house in the village of Nether Stowey.  In its previous life, it provided accommodation for the toll…

The Treehouse at Lavender Hill

The Treehouse at Lavender Hill

Set among the branches of a magnificent lime tree is the spectacular Treehouse - a fairy-tale hideaway for four in gorgeous Somerset.  With five-star boutique interiors, this award-winning home-from-home offers luxury, indulgence, and unforgettable enchantment. The Treehouse is based on a small farm near the village of Halse.  Surrounded by fields and farmland,…

The Shed

The Shed

Barn conversions just went up a notch with The Shed: a stunningly renovated and appointed space that oozes style and sophistication in the Somerset countryside. Something that immediately jumps out at you when you arrive at The Shed is the fun factor:  who says ultra-chic holiday lets can be stuffy?  Here it is quite the opposite and the whole family will be kept nicely…

Middle Stone Farm

Middle Stone Farm

Your award-winning eco-friendly Somerset glamping sanctuary awaits, where you can enjoy getting back to nature and meeting new friends in fresh farmland luxury. Middle Stone Farm is a bustling haven of lively activity, and Gold award winner for Glamping at the Bath, Bristol and Somerset Tourism Awards.  This beautiful site offers not only plenty of luxury eco-friendly…

Middlewick Glamping

Middlewick Glamping

Magical eco-friendly holiday adventure in the enchanting E-den cabins and a charming shepherd's hut, with breathtaking views towards Glastonbury Tor and the Somerset levels. Infused with myths and legends of ancient times past, you'll find Middlewick Glamping luxuriously nestled by the ancient oak trees Gog and Maggog - believed to be the entrance to the to the Ancient Isle of Avalon - with…

The Brewery Vaults

The Brewery Vaults

For a very special escape to stunning Somerset, the Brewery Vaults provides stylish luxury for four in the gorgeous village of Freshford. As well as offering exquisite interiors, where impressive historic features are complemented beautifully by clever contemporary design, the unique Brewery Vaults comes with a history almost as special as itself. This former brewing hall was built…

Dimpsey Glamping

Dimpsey Glamping

A multi award-winning, romantic shepherd's hut retreat in soothing Somerset, taking glamping to brand new levels of luxury in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Down a country lane and exquisitely set on a 30 acre, family-run farm within Somerset's breathtaking Blackdown Hills, you will find Dimpsey, an idyllic heritage-steeped retreat that's bathed in natural luxury. ‘Dimpsey' is a West…

Secret Valley Glamping

Secret Valley Glamping

Nestle yourselves in the peaceful beauty of the Quantock Hills, with unique glamping accommodation to suit all tastes at Secret Valley. Magnificently located in the foothills of Somerset's Quantock Hills, the family-run, organic Cobbs Cross Farm is nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - and it shows.   Surrounded by pine-scented Christmas trees, lush vineyards and…

Somerset Roundhouses

Somerset Roundhouses

Adults-only roundhouse glamping on a lush organic farm, for unrivalled luxury amongst nature. Imagine an idyllic glamping spot in the midst of nature, and you'll naturally picture The Yurt Retreat.   Adults-only and perfectly peaceful, you'll find the Yurt Retreat on an organic farm, situated on the border that crosses Somerset, Devon and Dorset. There is so much to see and do right on the…

The Hideaway

The Hideaway

A sleek and sumptuous 19th century barn conversion, set on a private organic farm surrounded by Somerset countryside. Perfectly nestled on the private, family-owned Fords Croft Farm, you'll find The Hideaway secluded amongst acre after acre of soothing fields and enchanting woodland. Not only are you completely surrounded by gorgeous green views, but the farm is also home to ‘Castle…

Chard Chapel

Chard Chapel

Step inside a charmingly characterful stone farmhouse, beautifully nestled amongst the rolling Somerset hills. Just five easy minutes from the Somerset market town of Chard, this centuries-old detached stone farmhouse is the perfect base to relax, unwind, and explore. Sleeping up to four people in two cosy bedrooms (a double and a kingsize), there's a wondrous mix of period features and…

Somerset Yurts

Somerset Yurts

Savour the unrivalled beauty of the Quantock Hills from the cosy comfort of a luxury yurt, dome or safari lodge. Somerset's Quantock Hills could have been custom-made for glamping breaks. England's very first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, they cover acres of ancient parkland, soothing oak woodland, and rich, rolling fields. You'll find Somerset Yurts right here, beautifully nestled on a…

Smithycroft

Smithycroft

A chocolate-box thatched cottage nestled at the edge of the Blackdown Hills, ideal for a small group break in the Great Outdoors.Set amongst some of the most beautiful walking country you could wish to see, Smithycroft's position in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is truly magnificent.Not that you'll be missing out on any beauty and comfort when you're inside the cottage,…

Baltonsborough Barn

Baltonsborough Barn

A breathtaking five-star architectural retreat, featured on the front cover of Grand Designs Magazine and set amongst five acres of rural Somerset.Telling your friends you've stayed in the property featured on the cover of Grand Designs Magazine 2019 is sure to win you some serious cool points.Luckily, you're certain to have an amazing stay, too!Sleeping up to six guests, and with a vineyard and a…

Orchardleigh Castle

Orchardleigh Castle

Give your break a touch of regal polish, in a private castle with a scenic outdoor hot tub, set on an historic, 500-acre Somerset estate.   Spanning 500 exquisite acres, and dating back over three centuries, Somerset's Orchardleigh Estate is a location worthy of the grandest celebrations.   In fact, if you think the estate seems familiar, it could be because you've already seen it on…

The Brake Carriage

The Brake Carriage

A first class, dog-friendly retreat charmingly secluded in the Mendip Hills, ideal for exploring all the delights of North Somerset.Once a railway carriage that was home to the train's essential handbrake, The Brake Carriage has been transformed by friendly owner Angela into a warm and soothing retreat for two (plus their two lucky dogs!)Secluded behind a hedgerow in the Mendip Hills, this is the…

Stocklinch Shepherd's Hut

Stocklinch Shepherd's Hut

A double award-winning, bespoke-crafted and friendly retreat, deliciously nestled in a beautiful, ‘hidden' corner of Somerset. Ever since friendly owners Matt and Fiona opened their beautiful Somerset shepherd's hut for business, the accolades have kept on coming... ...some awarded from prestigious bodies such as the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards (an area in which, as you can…

Garden Stargazer

Garden Stargazer

A rustic, glass-roofed space for two, set in a tranquil Devon garden and perfect for gazing up at the stars from the comfort of your cosy bed.Simple, rustic, and imaginative, Garden Stargazer is privately nestled in a soothing valley garden, in the charming Devon village of Holcombe Rogus.  Surrounded by fresh green views and birdsong, this is a true ‘childhood storybook' setting that…

The Fitzhead Inn Private Pub

The Fitzhead Inn Private Pub

Take over a traditional English pub with bedrooms and full kitchen facilities, charmingly set in a quiet chocolate-box Somerset village, away from the crowds. Ever wondered what it would be like to lord it in your very own pub, cheerfully pulling pints for family and friends as you host a lock-in to end all lock-ins? Well, now's your chance to experience it in full! As featured by The Daily…

Strawberryfield Park

Strawberryfield Park

An individually-styled selection of luxury eco lodges with bubbling hot tubs, set within a 14-acre estate in rolling Somerset countryside. Strawberryfield Park is anything but your typical ‘holiday lodge park'. First off, you'll find the 23 sumptuous, architect-designed eco lodges set amongst 14 beautiful Somerset acres, all run by a small and exceptionally friendly family team.   Second…

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