All our Somerset collections
There is more to Somerset than famous music festivals and cider. From the long sweeping beaches of its coast to the rolling hills of its interior, Somerset is dotted with pretty and interesting places.
For our list of the best places to stay in Somerset we have selected a wide choice from the new and already deservedly popular Talbot Inn, a pub with rooms run by Charlie Luxford to the uber cool Babington House, favourite hang out of townies looking for a spot of "rural" escape.
Modern but rural with natural materials and soothing homely fabrics setting off the clean white walls and wood and stone floors. Being at the Talbot is like staying with your fun-est grooviest, most hospitable country cousin. Food is local, expertly prepared and imaginative.
Heading into lovely Bath, the newly opened Harington's Hotel in Queen Street is close to all the major attractions. It is modern, immaculate and comfortable and has guest parking which in Bath is like gold dust.
Situated in an attractive cobbled street, the bedrooms are a good size and can sleep up to four making it an excellent and great value choice for families. There is an outdoor hot tub and breakfast is made to order until a civilised 10 am.
The owners of the Kennard hotel, located on a typically elegant Bath terrace, are one of the many aspects that make this one of our best places to stay in Somerset. Energentic and cheerful, their attention to detail in this lovely property is exceptional.
The tiny formal garden, interesting pictures on the walls, free newspapers and breakfast with all ingredients sourced from local farmers make any stay a pleasure.
Three Abbey Green is a smart family run townhouse B & B. The spacious, calmly decorated rooms have slightly less roomy bathrooms but enormous beds.
The basement breakfast room with its wooden tables and fresh flowers is charming and the square outside gives the house a lushly verdant feel in the spring and summer months.
The coastal resorts at Minehead, Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon make for a great bucket and spade holiday whilst the historic towns of Taunton and Yeovil and the many rural villages provide quality, comfortable, interesting and great value; indeed some of the best places to stay in Somerset.
In Taunton we suggest The Castle, one of England's oldest hostelries which has a reputation for great food.
Little Barwick House in Yeovil is a charming restaurant with rooms - 3 AA rosette standard cuisine in a very relaxed atmosphere.
For those wanting to be within spitting distance of Wells Cathedral, The Swan is a great place to stay - nicely decorated bedrooms, stunning view and affordable too!
Somerset's interior hosts a National Park and three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Levels and Moors are a rural idyll, where traditional crafts and local ciders still epitomize West Country Life.
For the best places to stay in Somerset that are slightly off the beaten track:
Its patchwork of historic towns and unadulterated villages provide a diverse selection of places to stay Somerset, all in beautiful settings.
The Moody Goose, just 15 minutes from Bath, another restaurant with rooms in a beautiful old building with stacks of period features or for something slightly different check into the Archangel in Frome. A chic and sophisticated proposition, think Bath quality and style but not the prices - very glamourous and with imaginative English cuisine to boot!
A charming gastro pub with impeccably decorated rooms and fantastic food. Rooms and one suite attractively furnished with lots of natural light and luxurious bedding. Lovely dining area and bar, big garden, lots to do in the surrounds. Ideal for couples or families.
This six bed property is tucked away in a quiet residential nook, yet walking distance from Bath centre. Rooms are decorated in a French country style with white linens and pastel throws. There is a sunny courtyard and cosy living room to relax. A full organic breakfast awaits you each morning.
This luxurious boutique bed and breakfast is in a rural setting yet just a walk from the historic city of Wells. Traditional decor features sumptuous fabrics and antique furnishings. The property offers up delicious breakfasts, indulgent afternoon teas and bespoke dinners on request.
A Victorian house set in 7 acres of stunningly beautiful countryside close to the city of Bath. The interior is elegantly designed with well chosen wallpapers and fabrics. Breakfasts include local produce. An idyllic spot for exploring the city and its surrounding area.
A gourmet little pub in a charming village with gorgeous rooms. Luxurious rooms have enormous stand alone bath tubs, contemporary furnishings and DVD players. Fabulous restaurant and acclaimed chef. The perfect spot for a romantic jaunt in the Somerset countryside.
Excellent value town centre hotel a stone's throw from the best that Bath has to offer. No restaurant, but in this city there's plenty of choice elsewhere. Great for families and those on a budget.
Traditional thatched country pub in the heart of Somerset. Six individually designed rooms with super comfy beds, smart linen and toiletries. Award winning food with daily changing menus. Great location for exploring the area and just 50 mins from Bath. Perfect for a country escape.
Step back into Georgian Bath but in a hotel with all mod cons. Elegant listed house with high-ceilinged rooms and shuttered windows, sleigh beds, antique furniture and traditional bathrooms. An unbeatable breakfast. Classy choice for those seeking a touch of Georgian authenticity.
This former hunting lodge, overlooking the village green, is an intimate stay for food and nature lovers. Rooms are contemporary and light offering en suite bathrooms. The restaurant prides itself on using only the finest produce and a menu revolving around this, matched with a well-stocked bar.
Midsomer Norton, Somerset
12th Century house turned restaurant with rooms is one of the oldest properties in Somerset let alone the quaint village of Midsomer Norton. Six charming bedrooms are comfortable and exude the dated charm. Enjoy breakfast in the garden or in your room, before exploring the local area.
Charming village pub run by a proven team. Friendly local feel backed up by excellent food for all ages. Bedrooms are country style with egyptian cotton and siberian goose down duvets. Chillax.
A chic and sophisticated restaurant with rooms in the quaint town of Frome. Contemporary rooms still feature exposed beams and stone yet new frescoes and freestanding baths now hold centre stage. A wonderfully renovated restaurant serves exemplary cuisine. Great for a weekend away.
Come here for a weekend away that’s like visiting old friends. Styled as a contemporary classic, this B&B just outside the city centre is a sure-fire crowd pleaser. It’s super comfortable with great views and a British feel.
This 17th century former coaching inn is ideally situated for the rugged terrain of Exmoor. The surprisingly grand rooms are decorated with antique pieces like Empire style armchairs, dark woods and ornate fabrics. The restaurant, serving real ales and traditional pub grub is one of the highlights.
This chocolate box property, a collection of converted miner's cottages is located down a quiet lane in the Somerset village of Stanton Wick. Rooms are decorated in a neutral decor with cream walls and earthy fabrics. There is a restaurant with a courtyard garden serving unfussy food and real ales.
A charming Georgian townhouse in the heart of Bath, minutes from the sights. The hotel stays true to its history with ornate decor and a pretty Jane Austen inspired garden. A splendid breakfast is served in the chandelier decked dining room. Perfection, at a very reasonable price.
Located in a quiet corner of town, yet just ten minutes walk from the city centre. Decorated with an eclectic array of Asian antiques from the owner's travels. Rooms are decorated in neutral colours, some with four-poster beds, claw-foot baths and power showers. Plus a tranquil garden to enjoy.
This former parish dating back to 1740 provides a secluded country haven just 15 minutes drive from bath. All three rooms are decorated in classic country style with antique pieces. There is a charming dining room overlooking the mature gardens. A full English Breakfast is served every morning.
An award-winning restaurant with rooms set in three-acres of beautiful Somerset gardens. This unpretentious property is intimate and relaxing, with comfortable rooms and hideaway qualities. Enjoy the wine list and delicious, seasonal dishes on offer. A great place to explore English countryside.
Corton Denham, Somerset
Quintessentially English Georgian Inn nestled in the Dorset/Somerset countryside welcomes guests with winter fires, bare boards and comfortable rooms. Enjoy the Moor Queen’s on tap and extremely enjoyable food. A little country treasure, with great walks from the front door.
Grand yet homely - run with love, and attention to detail on the eastern fringes of Bath. This charming guest house has twelve elegantly decorated bedroom with a warm, cosy feel. A fine breakfast are with large airy windows and views over Bath.
Charming boutique hotel. Quirky rooms sit within the Grade II listed building and cozy outhouses. Restaurant and kitchen garden, extensive spa, stunning grounds. Country walks and sights nearby make it the perfect romantic getaway.
Stunningly located old coaching inn opposite Wells Cathedral. Opulent rooms mix tradition with contemporary. Gold embellished wallpaper, chintz fabrics and some have free standing copper baths. Contemporary British fare served in an oak paneled room. Ideal for exploring Wells and its surrounds.
Since the 12th Century this Norman Fortress has opened its doors to travelers with immaculate hospitality and spectacular countryside spot. Comfortable, classically decorated rooms offer all the mod-cons. BRAZZ, the contemporary brasserie and locally popular Bow Restaurant offers a range of dishes.
Lower Swell, Somerset
Historic and stylish 15th century country house turned restaurant with rooms in the Somerset Levels. Luxury bedrooms have a decadent feel and some feature four poster beds, rolltop bath tubs & original fireplaces. The restaurant serves a daily changing gourmet three course menu. Perfect rural escape
A one of a kind thermal spa hotel in the heart of Bath. Each bedroom is elegantly decorated with period details and contemporary features. Luxurious bedding and modern appliances provide extra comfort. The hotel has a fine restaurant, chic bar and a pleasant afternoon tea lounge.
Nr Frome, Somerset
Stunning country house and grounds. Immaculately chic interiors. Understated elegance and five-star luxury. Bar, restaurant, spa, and cinema.