Somerset is a county that’s full of surprises, well known for its spectacular scenery, so it’s no wonder that it’s one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. Explore the rolling hills, the lush river valleys and the winding lanes that take you deep into the countryside; discover picturesque villages where the streets are lined with centuries old cottages and usually, you’ll find a cosy country pub where you can sip a pint of traditionally made cider and tuck into wholesome homemade food.
Along the Somerset Coast you’ll find diverse beaches where you can spend days on the sands at Minehead, Blue Anchor, Weston-Super-Mare and Burnham-On-Sea. Stroll along the shore with the dog at Berrow and Doniford, hunt for fossils at Kilve, and discover the unique wave cut platforms at St Audries and East Quantoxhead. Stretch your legs on the South West Coast Path, taking in the bracing sea air, coastal views and glorious sunsets from the clifftops.
Venture out into the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty where breathtaking vistas await you, from the gentle slopes of the Blackdown Hills, the bracken clad heaths of the Quantock Hills and the rugged wilds of the Mendip Hills. See wild ponies and red deer feeding on the heather topped moors of Exmoor National Park; walk ankle deep in autumn leaves through Horner Woods, visit the medieval castle that stands high on the hill above the charming village of Dunster; see the chocolate-box thatched cottages at Selworthy Green, watch the world go by at Porlock Weir, make a summit bid at Dunkery Beacon, the highest point in the park with incredible panoramic views that stretch for miles.
Discover the Somerset Levels where the wetlands are a huge pull for wildlife and migrating birds; climb to the top of Glastonbury Tor, a mystical backdrop to the colourful town where you can visit the hallowed abbey ruins and enjoy the tranquility of the Chalice Well. Go to Wells to see the magnificent cathedral, the moated Bishop’s Palace where the swans pull on a bell when its feeding time, and Vicar’s Close – the only complete medieval street in Europe.
You’ll find market towns where the streets are lined with colourful stalls, great places to eat and heaps of family attractions to visit, like Wookey Hole, Haynes Motor Museum, Tropiquaria Wildlife Park, Fleet Air Arm Museum, The West Somerset Railway, Montacute House and Animal Farm Adventure Park. And then there are the cities for a fantastic day out; Bristol with its vibrant streets and bustling harbourside, and Bath where you can visit the Roman Baths and see the famous Royal Crescent.
There’s a wonderful world awaiting you in Somerset, all yours to savour, to enjoy and to make the happiest of memories. Stonehayes Farm is just a stone’s throw from the Somerset border so here you get the best of both worlds – Somerset and Devon to explore. Come on down for your family holiday, a walking break, a romantic weekend, or a special celebration. Bring the dog too! Book your stay today!
All information correct at the time of writing