Somerset cossets you into the West Country from the lowlands of Sedgemoor, through the Quantocks and on to its tussle with Devon over Exmoor in the north. The pretty village of Porlock is a popular base for walkers exploring the trails that criss-cross Somerset's moorland and coast, while medieval Dunster draws those looking to soak up some Somerset culture and history.
From Withypool on Exmoor, across as far as Frome, there are holiday cottages in Somerset with views of rolling hills, flat expanses of greenery, or out to sea in Bridgwater Bay. Porlock, Minehead, Dunster, and Watchet across to Burnham-on-sea, the seaside towns are often forgotten as Somerset evokes images of farming, cider and cheese amongst the Blackdown Hills, Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and over Exmoor National Park.
Self catering holidays in Somerset let you stock up on the county’s famous cheeses (Cheddar!), apples and cider for picnicking on the Somerset Levels. There are also two cities, Bath and Wells, and a few small towns for shopping. Go from one experience of the extensive networks of caves running under Cheddar and Ebbor Gorge to the other extreme of Dunkery Beacon, Somerset’s highest point.