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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 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, Langford Fivehead is a historic and stylish country B&B. Book the whole place and have a weekend party to remember!
The Devonshire Arms is a good spot for exploring the Levels - quiet country pub on the outside, it is very much upmarket bistro style with rooms on the inside.
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!
Stunning country house and grounds. Immaculately chic interiors. Understated elegance and five-star luxury. Bar, restaurant, spa, and cinema.
Stunningly located old coaching inn opposite Wells Cathedral, it's a Best Western, but with beautifully decorated rooms, affordable.
Historic and stylish country house B&B with restaurant-worthy food, which transforms into house party style weekends.
Chic and sophisticated restaurant with rooms..a challenge to glamorous rivals in nearby Bath.
Delightful restaurant with rooms in a pretty dower house, with a fine garden and good food
Midsomer Norton, Somerset
Restaurant with rooms in one of the oldest properties in Midsomer Norton, just 15 minutes from Bath
Great value small townhouse hotel with ornate decor and pretty Jane Austen inspired garden a stone's throw from Bath's centre.
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.
Restaurant with rooms in a former hunting lodge, overlooking the village green
Family friendly bed & breakfast in the heart of Bath located in a handsome listed Georgian townhouse.
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.