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Well known for its rugged coastline and traditional English countryside, the West Country offers a diverse array of breathtaking landscapes. Whether it’s pristine beaches, picture-perfect villages or dramatic river valleys, between them, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset offer some of the UK’s most stunning scenery.
A varied landscape where mountains tower above lush river valleys and glassy lakes, interrupted only by charming towns, villages and many historic castles. The stunning coastline offers 750 miles of flawless beaches and hidden coves, and Cardiff offers a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of cultural discoveries.
Scotland is a land of real diversity. Revel in the vibrancy of Edinburgh and Glasgow or enjoy solidarity on the peaceful islands of Skye or Lewis. Walk beside gentle lochs or rushing rivers, climb towering mountains and discover hidden beaches and ancient battle grounds. Not only that but Scotland is swathed in historic castles, stately homes and attractions to suit just about anyone.
From the huge open skies and vast beaches in Norfolk to the traditional seaside charm in Essex, the East of England is a varied holiday destination. Taking in Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, you can also enjoy stunning countryside, cultural cities, historic castles and several Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Encompassing the likes of The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, a holiday in the Heart of England guarantees a traditional English break. Get lost in the stunning countryside, explore cultural cities, market towns and picture-perfect villages. Not only that but you can discover stately homes, peaceful gardens and beautiful castles.
Home to some of the UK’s most loved Victorian seaside towns, the South Coast promises perfect family memories full of fish and chips and ice cream! Head slightly inland and you can enjoy the likes of the New Forest in Hampshire, the South Downs in Sussex and cultural cities like Canterbury in Kent.
There are many contrasting landscapes in the North of England, from the unspoilt mountains in the Lake District to the vast rolling countryside of Yorkshire. If you’re more interested in the coast then Northumberland’s stunning beaches and Yorkshire’s popular fishing villages will not disappoint.
With so many beautiful places in the UK designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a testament to just how special much of the country’s landscapes are. Choose from the peaks of Snowdonia, the honey-coloured villages of the Cotswolds, the unspoilt wilderness of the Cairngorms.
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Cheddar (6mls NE), Somerset
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Taunton (8.5mls S), Somerset
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Bradford-on-Avon (1mile SE), Cotswolds
Bampton (5mls W), Devon
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Beaminster (3mls N), Dorset
Burnham-on-Sea (1ml E), Somerset
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Browse our last-minute cottages and start planning your perfect staycation, choosing from our last-minute holiday cottages in Somerset. Whether you are seeking a quiet bolthole for an unexpected celebration or accommodation fit for an impromptu family reunion, our last-minute breaks and late deals have plenty to offer the aspiring traveller. Famous for cheese, cider and rolling countryside, Somerset is a feast for the senses for those with a love of the outdoors. Bordered by a charming stretch of coastline and encompassing a large proportion of Exmoor National Park, the Mendip Hills and the Quantock Hills, you are never far from adventure, making it the perfect destination for late-availability breaks. Explore this enchanting county and then return to your last-minute accommodation in Somerset to unwind and relax.
Take in the iconic sights of Cheddar Gorge, Wells Cathedral and Dunkery Beacon on one of our last-minute holidays in Somerset, marvelling at the impressive views as you survey the changing landscape from unique perspectives. Weston-super-Mare is as famous for its sunsets as its fish and chips, or you may prefer to hop on board the steam train at Minehead and enjoy a nostalgic meal en route to Blue Anchor Bay. Head off the beaten track and scurry across the impressive Tarr Steps over the River Barle, pause for lunch in Withypool, and meander along the heathland of Simonsbath. You’ll also have a plethora of chocolate-box villages and thriving towns to peruse, so foodies and enthusiastic shoppers will be well catered for at Wells, Glastonbury and Taunton. If you’re looking for last-minute, self-catering accommodation from which you can enjoy all this and more, take a look at our full collection of last-minute cottages in Somerset above.
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