Somerset is a worthy holiday destination, a place to get lost in and discover a scenic world under three hours outside of London. It's the perfect place to capitalise on the trend for luxury short breaks, or week-long walking holidays with a dog. It's a county filled with designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty so attracts plenty of explorers.
West Somerset is walking country with Exmoor and the Quantocks for rugged open space calling out for walking boots and horse riding. A quiet hideaway here with all the trimmings will let guests hunker down for the week and live like a local in true getaway style. Comfort is key and all the little extras that mean you don't have to leave the house make for an extra special holiday. A boot-room for muddy dogs and umbrellas makes all the difference and thinking of things such as bike storage will keep your guests coming back for more.
North Somerset is popular for historic towns such as Bath and Wells, with access to the coast for a breath of sea air. Holidays in Bath are popular with overseas visitors and accommodation is at a premium, so bear in mind your proximity to such attractions when looking to purchase. A pretty little bolthole just on the outskirts with easy access but none of the big town noise is a good investment. It's a unique landscape of green fields and low stone walls, recognisably distinct from surrounding counties with the Mendip Hills - a rare limestone grassland full of flora and fauna that offer panoramic views over the whole county. Unless you delve below them into Cheddar Gorge, or course!
Inland, key towns such as Glastonbury and Taunton are attractions in their own right, and places such as Bruton, home to the reputable Hauser and Wirth gallery, are making their mark on the map. The Somerset Levels has international status of importance for its varied wetland habitats which vary from swaying reeds to woodland walks and moorland, a diverse environment with something for everyone.
Head to the south of the county and, with such easy access to Devon, Dorset and the Jurassic Coast, you can cater a holiday to all tastes - fossil hunting, cliff walks, country parks and nature reserves. It's an easy going way of life punctuated with pretty villages to meander through and lots of artisan makers to discover. Whichever part of the county captures your imagination, you'll need a holiday letting agent who knows the area well, so speak to Anna to see what we can offer.