Cottages for October half term in Somerset and Exmoor

Sometimes the summer sun extends well into winter in the West Country, so try a Somerset and Exmoor holiday cottage for October half term.

October can be the most colourful month of the year, with trees parading their final flourish before stripping bare for the winter. Take the kids on a half term holiday to remember and soak up the last hints of green in Somerset and Exmoor. A day out to a public garden might not be first on the children's list of things to do but running through tunnels lined with golden leaves and feeling the crunch underfoot will soon have them jumping in leafy mounds with excitement. The sea has a magical quality, reflecting the October sky and sparkling on the horizon. It doesn't matter if the weather takes a turn for the wintery worse, as a good storm will liven up any school holiday - stand safely back from the sea and feel the salty spray

We have 33 self catering cottages for the October half term in Somerset and Exmoor

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dulverton, Somerset.


Knighton Farm is in a magical setting, tucked into a sheltered valley yet surrounded by the dramatic scenery and wide open space of Exmoor. This traditional farmstead has fishing r...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £389

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dulverton, Somerset.


Sitting in the heart of Exmoor National Park, Week Cottage dates back to the 1690s and is all picture-book old world charm inside. A spacious boot-room, perfect for muddy boots (an...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £398

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1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dulverton, Somerset.


This converted single-storey barn at Knighton Farm is set down a mile of very well-kept track and looks over fields towards the Exmoor village of Withypool and the moors. French wi...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £422

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  • 20% off

    28 Jul 2018 - 4 Aug 2018

    £635.00 £508.00

2 bedroom holiday cottage near Dulverton, Somerset.


Cleveland Cottage has the advantage of a choice of two prices – for bookings by two or four guests. This very pretty cottage, on the edge of Exmoor National Park, a few miles from ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £437 - £546 *

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* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot.

  • 20% off

    3 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018

    £688.00 £550.40

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dulverton, Somerset.


Dieppy Farm Cottage is a delightful bolthole in the peaceful village of Skilgate, on the edge of Exmoor's stunning National Park. This most welcoming single-storey cottage has a hu...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £442

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  • 10% off

    3 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018

    £690.00 £621.00

  • 10% off

    10 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018

    £690.00 £621.00

Shepherds Hut with hot tub, dog friendly near Bridgwater, Somerset.


Somerset's Quantock Hills - a nine and a half thousand acre Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - rise up just behind the farm setting for this beautifully crafted, bespoke Shepherd...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £459

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  • 10% off

    20 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018

    £675.00 £607.50

Dog friendly shepherds hut with hot tub near Bridgwater, Somerset.


At the heart of a farmstead in the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Duck's Puddle enjoys its own enclosed and private setting complete with a hot tub and little b...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £459

1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Wells, Somerset.


This converted single-storey barn is in a peaceful rural position on the edge of Somerset’s Mendip Hills, within easy reach of Bath, Bristol and Wells. The Barn is a perfect base f...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £466

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1 bedroom self catering cottage near Crewkerne, Somerset.


This really is the most beautifully designed bolthole for two. A romantic retreat with 'wow' factor in a traditional, rural hamlet setting in gorgeous south Somerset, close to the ...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £474

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday apartment with a pool in Crewkerne.


This spacious first floor, studio apartment surrounded by panoramic views of the Somerset countryside, close to the Dorset border and the Jurassic Coast, is a real bolt-hole with t...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £475

1 bedroom self catering cottage near Wells, Somerset.


The Hayloft is a wonderfully tranquil bolt-hole for two in a rural edge of village setting near the beautiful Cathedral City of Wells. Close to the incredible RSPB wildlife sanctua...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £477

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  • 10% off

    20 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018

    £717.00 £645.30

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Crewkerne, Somerset.


This unique pied-a-terre, close to the Somerset/Dorset border not far from the Jurassic Coast, stands in its own private wildlife meadow. Perfect for couples, this idyllic retreat ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £505

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Wellington, South Devon.


This beautifully presented single-storey property is perfect for exploring the unspoilt Blackdown Hills, the stunning Jurassic Coast – both designated Areas of Outstanding Natural ...

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £442

2 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Taunton, Somerset.


Orchard Barn is a stone's throw from the stunning Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; 9,500 acres of open moorland, deep wooded valleys and panoramic views. The sing...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £489

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2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Crewkerne, Somerset.


Ideal for a couple or for three guests, Purtington Barn Studio in south Somerset is a very recently converted cottage just a short drive inland from Lyme Regis, Dorset's iconic se...

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £522

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  • 15% off

    28 Jul 2018 - 4 Aug 2018

    £785.00 £667.25

  • 15% off

    18 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018

    £785.00 £667.25

2 bedroom holiday cottage near Ilminster, Somerset.


Hayloft is in the heart of Barrington – a National Trust conservation village near the historic market town of Ilminster in south Somerset. This welcoming barn conversion is within...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £543

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  • 20% off

    27 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018

    £855.00 £684.00

2 bedroom holiday cottage near Ilminster, Somerset.


Situated in the National Trust conservation village of Barrington, Flax Barn is one of four properties created from a group of historic barns, and is a comfortable, well placed bas...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £499

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  • 20% off

    20 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018

    £750.00 £600.00

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Wells, Somerset.


The Coach House is in a tranquil hilltop position with countryside views over Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire and is close to historic Glastonbury, Wells and Bruton. French windows ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £511 - £730 *

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* Includes 30% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 8 Sep and 8 Dec 2018. One of the ground floor bedrooms is excluded at the discounted rate.

  • 10% off

    20 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018

    £1150.00 £1035.00

2 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Bath, Somerset.


This stylish barn conversion in the beautiful north Somerset village of Lullington is just a 15 minute drive from historic Bath. Four-legged friends are very welcome, the garden is...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £551

2 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Bath, Somerset.


This beautifully presented and welcoming barn conversion in the unspoilt hamlet of Lullington, is just a 15 minute drive from Bath. Historic Wells, Bruton and Frome are all within ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £551

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2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Crewkerne, Somerset.


Manor Farm Lodge is the ideal base for exploring the fascinating area around the Somerset/Dorset border, and is within easy reach of the stunning Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis. This...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £552

2 bedroom holiday cottage near Taunton, Somerset.


Court Cottage lies at the heart of West Monkton, a peaceful Somerset village, below the beautiful Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, above the Vale of Taunton t...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £568

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with a pool in Crewkerne, Somerset.


This beautifully presented little cottage offers totally enclosed grounds of around 1.5 acres – a delight for those bringing four-legged friends – a fabulous 13 metre heated indoor...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £572

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Taunton, Somerset.


Knights Barton is in a peaceful setting on the edge of the village of Halse, one of the prettiest in Somerset, between the Quantock Hills and Exmoor. This top quality, deceptively ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £578

2 bedroom self catering cottage with sea views in Minehead, Somerset.


Set back from the seafront esplanade with fantastic sea views and just steps from the South West Coast Path, Grade II Listed 1 Coastguard Cottages is the perfect location for a fam...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £579

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Bath, Somerset.


This 'best of all boltholes' is just a couple of miles outside the wonderful city of Bath and yet in a rural setting with panoramic valley views and a deep sense of peacefulness. K...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £592

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2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Ilminster, Somerset.


This tranquil detached cottage is in a sheltered rural setting on the edge of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the beautiful Somerset countryside all ar...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £625

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    27 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018

    £985.00 £788.00

2 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage in Dulverton, Somerset.


This beautifully refurbished and spacious Victorian wing of a traditional period farmhouse is in one of those truly stunning settings that Exmoor National Park is all about. The tr...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £632

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dulverton, Somerset.


Set in the courtyard of an original farmstead in a scenic location, within easy reach of Exmoor National Park’s open moorlands and the lovely market towns of Dulverton and Bampton,...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £638 - £798 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 13 Oct and 15 Dec 2018.

3 bedroom, holiday cottage near Axbridge, Somerset.


Yew Tree Batch is a truly peaceful detached house in a rural position in north Somerset, surrounded by a totally private and beautifully kept garden. There is a stunning terrace th...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £691 - £864 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot. Bedroom 3 is excluded at the discounted rate.

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Bruton, Somerset.


Greenhills is, quite simply, a beautiful period cottage in a beautiful unspoilt Somerset village, renovated with vision and style to create the most fabulous and welcoming retreat....

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £758

3 bedroom self catering cottage in Dulverton, Somerset.


This spacious period house is on the edge of Dulverton, the gateway to Exmoor National Park, seconds from the riverside walk into this lovely little town. Andrew’s House is on the ...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £708

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4 bedroom self catering apartment in Taunton, Somerset.


This beautiful and historic property has been refurbished to the highest standard whilst truly celebrating its history and character. Castle House, part of the original 12th Centur...

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £803