Staying in an historic period property adds something memorable and unique to a holiday. In our period homes, we make sure that the facilities are as comfortable and comforting as you would find at home while still preserving the precious historic features that give these places so much character.
Choosing a farmhouse that has been home to generations, a quintessentially English country cottage where you can take your dog, and a place to remember gives you an opportunity to escape from the high-tech pressures of modern living and to truly switch off and relax. However, it doesn't mean leaving those modern-day necessities at home, most of our period homes offer wifi and tv, sleek bathrooms and plush beds.
The most special part of these homes is the nostalgia and history hidden in the corners of every room. From thoughts of castle visitors seeing Somerset for the first time through those windows to the tiny details of decoration left behind from years gone by, each of these properties has a unique story to tell. Original features and a few antique pieces of furniture are all things that add to the atmosphere.
One of the bonuses of staying in an historic property is that it will most likely be in a beautiful setting. Whether at the end of a country lane or in the heart of a picturesque village, attached to a castle or with a past as a coach house to a manor, you will have a taste of all this.
Take your pick of Somerset places to stay in our list of historic homes:
This Grade II listed Victorian Gatehouse welcomes you to Somerset with a roaring fire, charming interiors and a huge countryside garden, all at the heart of a quintessentially British village.
A period property that was once home to the local vet's pony and trap now plays host to Somerset guests. The sophisticated exterior is a sign of what lies inside: chic, relaxing spaces with cosy linens and a romantic wood burner.
An exciting place to spend the night, Castle House is part of the original 12th century castle at the heart of Taunton. This home from home has been refurbished to the highest standard while still celebrating the history and character of the building.
At the heart of cider country, this cottage is in walking distance from a local cider farm. The interiors have been completely refurbished to bring you comfort while letting the period property features shine through.
Part of a terrace of Grade II listed stone cottages, this is an historical treasure in the green hills of Somerset. With Glastonbury, Wells and Bath on the doorstep, you can take your pick of city hot spots and countryside capers on your holiday.
A hop, skip and jump over the border into Devon, you'll find this stunning thatched farmhouse. With plenty of space for a family or two, this is the ultimate family holiday home.