Pet Friendly Holidays Mendip Hills
Based in the South West, the Mendip Hills have an abundance of great walking trails and ancient woodland for the pawfect break with your pooch. You're sure to have a very pet friendly holiday in the Mendip Hills. You'll be able to explore Exmoor National Park, the Somerset countryside and the rolling hills around the historic city of Bath.
- Winscombe, England
Located in Rowberrow on the edge of the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the dog-friendly Swan is a 17th century Grade II-listed pub and inn, brimming with history and a cosy, welcoming vibe.£134Price per night from
- Wookey Hole, EnglandThis attractive stone built holiday cottage, in the grounds of the owner’s home, is on the edge of the pretty village of Wookey Hole, famous for its spectacular caves and legendary home of the infamous Witch of Wookey. There are many leisure activities available locally, including pot-holing, hang gliding and mountain biking. There is also a huge choice of walks from the doorstep, including the Monarch’s Way and the Mendip Way. The town of Glastonbury is only a few miles away, with its 14th-century tower dominating the landscape of Glastonbury Tor. Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards.£51From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Cheddar, EnglandOffering delightful holiday accommodation for families, couples or friends, these holiday property (refs 29841, 29842 & W44121) make an ideal base from which to explore Somerset and North Devon. Barrowswood, a semi-detached holiday cottage (ref 29842), enjoys commanding views over Cheddar Gorge in the distance. Its large garden adjoins a field with occasional visiting sheep and is the perfect spot in which to relax and unwind. Strawberry Lodge (ref 29841) stands detached at the far end of the grounds of Barrowswood, enjoying woodland surroundings with magnificent views over the field and across to Cheddar Gorge. Blackberry Lodge (ref W44121) is a single-storey, detached lodge, ideal for a romantic retreat for couples. All three properties may be booked together should you have a larger party.
Cheddar village offers plenty of interesting shops and cafes as well as other attractions. Cheddar Gorge, Britain’s largest limestone ravine gouged through the Mendips, is a magnet for climbers, walkers and visitors to the floodlit caves and Cheddar Reservoir is a great place to take a picnic, look out for wildlife and join in activities such as sailing and angling. Axbridge is a charming market town with a medieval square and half-timbered buildings, whilst Wookey Hole attracts many visitors to the showcaves. Wells is England’s smallest city set around a cathedral; Wedmore is a lively town with many individual shops and eateries, Glastonbury is famous for its music festival, spiritual culture and King Arthur legends, and the coastal resorts and magnificent beaches at Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea, Berrow and Brean are all within a short drive, as are the cities of Bath and Bristol. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.£56From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Cheddar, EnglandThe Stables is a stunning ground floor apartment with private gardens and is set within the owner’s grounds. The property is of a high standard and includes a kitchen with granite worktops and underfloor heating throughout. Each beautiful bedroom is individually decorated and designed, with an eclectic mix of furniture and lighting. They are all en-suite, and a particular highlight of the master bedroom is its roll-top bath in the room. Each bedroom also has access to a private terrace, making this a perfect escape for couples or families by giving you privacy as well as all being able to come together in the beautiful living and kitchen areas.
Set in a quiet area within the village of Cheddar, The Stables is only 1½ miles from Cheddar Gorge and caves, as well as numerous pubs and restaurants. Suitable for either active breaks, with walking on the Mendip Hills and the wildlife of the Somerset Levels, or just to relax in comfort. Close by is the cathedral city of Wells, 5½ miles, Glastonbury, 11 miles, and Weston-super-Mare, 13 miles. The cities of Bath and Bristol are less than 50 minutes away. Beach 13 miles. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.£146From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Priddy, EnglandSet in a secluded position high in the Mendips above Cheddar Gorge and just 3 miles from Cheddar, these attractive barn conversions Ramscliff Cottage (ref EGA) and Mendip (ref UKC2794) make an excellent base for walkers and nature lovers. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is rich in bird and wildlife, including badgers and deer which visit the farm. Animals on the farm include pygmy goats, alpacas and guinea pigs. Nature trails criss-cross the surrounding hills, easily accessible from the farm, and the whole area is one of immense historical and geological interest.
Among the many places of interest to visit are Wells Cathedral in England’s smallest city, Glastonbury Tor, the caves at Cheddar and Wookey, Longleat House and Safari Park and several National Trust properties including Montacute House and Stourhead, and King John’s Hunting Lodge in pretty Axbridge. Excellent beaches and seaside entertainment can be enjoyed at Weston Super Mare and Brean, and there are many charming villages to be explored, along with the rugged landscape of Exmoor National Park, famous for the native ponies. The Georgian Heritage city of Bath, 50 minutes away, is easily reached and has beautiful architecture, Roman Baths, an abbey and a fine selection of shops and restaurants. Several golf clubs are available locally together with horse riding, coarse fishing and trout fishing at Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes. Very good local inns and places to eat. Beach 17 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles. These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests.£63From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Burnham-on-Sea, EnglandWelcome to The Coach House at Elm Tree Farm, a beautiful one-bedroom holiday home. This charming retreat offers an idyllic escape for couples or small families. As you step inside, you’ll be greeted by a spacious open-plan living, dining, and kitchen area. The lounge exudes a cosy ambience with a wood burner, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere during cooler evenings. Entertainment is at your fingertips with a Smart TV, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring the beautiful Somerset countryside. The comfy sofa easily converts into a kingsize bed, accommodating extra guests if needed. The kitchen is a delight, boasting top-notch equipment and amenities. Whether you’re a culinary enthusiast or prefer simple meals, this well-equipped kitchen will cater to all your needs. The adjacent dining area is ideal for enjoying your meals in the company of your loved ones.
French doors lead you to a delightful garden, where you can bask in the tranquillity of nature and enjoy the fresh country air. The garden is a haven, and a seating area with a table and chairs provide the perfect spot for savouring your morning coffee. When it’s time to retire for the night, you’ll find the bedroom equally inviting, featuring a sumptuous kingsize bed. Sink into its soft embrace and drift off into a restful slumber, ready to wake up energized for the adventures that await.
Outside of Elm Tree Farm Annexe, Somerset offers a wealth of attractions and activities to explore. Nature lovers can revel in the stunning landscapes of Exmoor National Park or the iconic Cheddar Gorge and Caves. The historical city of Bath beckons with its Roman Baths, Georgian architecture, and vibrant cultural scene. For those seeking seaside charm, head to the coastal towns of Weston-super-Mare or Burnham-on-Sea, where you can enjoy sandy beaches and traditional British seaside entertainment. The Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, also offers excellent opportunities for hiking, picnicking, and wildlife spotting. Whether you choose to unwind in the comfort of your accommodation or venture out to discover the wonders of Somerset, this enchanting location promises a memorable and rejuvenating getaway for all.£61From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Cheddar, EnglandStep into Christmas (Cottage), this unique maisonette which dates back to the 1800’s has been expertly restored to its former glory. Built into the famous Cheddar Gorge this is one property you will not want to miss.
Entering via a metal side gate up a flight of steep stairs, you arrive to the lower deck, perfect for people watching or enjoying the summer sun. Enter directly into the kitchen/dining area where you are welcomed to a large space for the whole family to enjoy their evening meal or breakfast with views across the River Yeo and park. The kitchen is fitted with double electric oven, gas hob, integrated fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave and is also decorated at christmas with garlands above the top cabinets, festive bunting and fair lights. Stepping through the wooden double doors is where you are greeted to the fanatic theme of Christmas all year, not just in December. The living room comprises of comfy sofa, Smart TV, wood burning stove for those cold winter days (wood burner available for use during winter months only from 1 November to 31 March) and window seats overlooking the river and waterfall.
Upstairs on the second floor there are three bedrooms, each bedroom has its own theme, The ’Robin’ bedroom features a kingsize bed, The ’Woodland Bedrooms’ has a small double and ‘Elf Room’ is a small single bedroom. The family bathroom is fitted with shower cubicle and bath. There is LED lighting including a back lit mirror that creates a soft light for relaxing in the bath. Take the small steps up to the upper deck garden/decking which is four floors above the ground. This is a stunning garden which is not to be missed, built into Cheddar Gorge you have a brilliant 180-degree view across the river, up the gorge and down into the village; this can also be the perfect place to star gaze.
Another awesome feature of the cottage is the location, leave the car and stroll into the village centre where you will be greeted by a myriad of pubs, tea rooms, independent stores and of course the Famous Cheddar Cheese shops! For the more adventurous, walk-through Cheddar Gorge, tackle Jacobs Ladder and explore the fantastic caves. Beach 12 miles.£117From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Cheddar, EnglandMendip Coach House is a spacious, three-bedroom holiday home located in the beautiful area of Winscombe in Somerset, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This self contained detached property, opposite the owner’s home, is a great base from which to explore the Somerset countryside. Attractively furnished and equipped to a very good standard, the accommodation offers an ideal base for a relaxing holiday or for touring the surrounding area.
Begin exploring the property by entering into the open-plan living space. The kitchen is fully equipped, and after a fun-filled day exploring Somerset, gather your friends and family around the dining table for a celebratory home-cooked meal and then relax on the comfortable sofas watching a movie. Patio doors open out into the private enclosed garden which has outdoor seating, a lawn and patio area.
Heading upstairs to the first floor, three beautiful bedrooms await; two with kingsize beds and one with a standard double bed. The bedrooms share use of the family bathroom which is fitted with a bath and shower, offering the choice of a refreshing shower or a relaxing soak.
After you have got settled in your new home for the week, begin exploring your surroundings, with the first thing on the list being to get out into the Mendips. Officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Mendip Way can take you along 50 miles of gorgeous landscapes; past gorges, outcrops and hillforts and across amazing grasslands. The nearby villages of Churchill and Sandford offer many activities, including a dry ski slope at the Mendip Snowsport Centre, which is just a couple of minutes walk away, and it offers skiing, tobogganing, snowboarding, archery, canoeing, rock climbing and abseiling.
The local pubs and convenience store are within easy reach, and the property is also just down the road from the famous Thatchers Cider Orchards, where visitors can have tours around the factory and sample the famous West Country cider.
Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar Caves, Wookey Hole Caves, Blagdon Lake, with trout fishing and a wealth of wildlife, and golf are all nearby. The elegant city of Bath, with it’s Roman baths, Glastonbury, Bristol and the cathedral city of Wells are within an easy drive. Weston-super-Mare’s many attractions and sandy beach are just 9 miles away where you can walk along the promenade, sunbathe on the beach, or try winning something in one of the amusement arcades. Bristol Airport is just a 12-minute drive from the property. With delightful walks right on your doorstep, Mendip Coach House is perfect for guests looking to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Mendip Hills.£181From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Cheddar, EnglandThe Old Stable is a beautiful one-bedroom detached barn conversion which can accommodate up to four guests. Newly renovated in 2021 to a luxurious standard with plenty of character, beamed ceilings, bifold doors and stylish furnishings. The property is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with breathtaking views over the Mendips and the Chew Valley Lakes.
The property is set over two floors with a bright and spacious living area which has a Freeview Smart TV and two sofas, one of which is a double sofa bed that can accommodate an additional two guests. The kitchen and dining area is well equipped with an electric oven, induction hob, dishwasher, washer/ dryer, built-in microwave, fridge freezer, quartz worktops, a butler style sink and a table and chairs. The shower room leads off the living area and is fitted with a shower cubicle, heated towel rail, toilet and wash basin.
Upstairs, guests will enter into a galleried sleeping area which has a comfortable kingsize bed, built in drawers, bedside tables, hanging hooks and an armchair. The patio area at the back of The Old Stable is a real suntrap with two set of bistro tables and chairs, overlooking the views of the Mendips and the Chew Valley Lakes. Perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or glass of prosecco on a summer evening.
With brilliant walking routes all around, The Old Stable is a perfect back drop to days out. Within a 30-minute walk is the village of Chew Magna with three great pubs, a café/gift shop, fish bar, butcher, pharmacy and a shop. The property is close to the well-known Chew Valley Lake and Reservoir, and also to an abundance of great walks and popular tourist attractions including Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Glastonbury Tor and Wells Cathedral. The seaside is also close by at Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon.
There is a Michelin star restaurant under a mile away, where people visit from all around to sample the delicious dishes and local ales that are on offer. Located between the cities of Bath, a World Heritage Site, with its beautiful Georgian architect and home to The Roman Bath and Thermae Spa, and Bristol, with its famous designer shopping, alongside many amazing sites and attractions.
This holiday home is ideal for a couple searching for a luxurious retreat in Somerset with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Beach 16 miles. Shop 1 mile, restaurant 1½ mile and pub 1¾ mile.£62From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Wells, EnglandNestled at the foot of Stoberry Park we have the Gatehouse, a Luxury holiday home perfect for couples or a small family to enjoy all that Wells and the surrounding area has to offer.
Beautifully presented and set all on the ground floor, This spacious Gatehouse has been furnished to a high standard, allowing you the perfect holiday. Gatehouse with a private garden, allowing access to Stoberry gardens by appointment only. The living room has a TV, writing desk and comfortable sofa and chairs, perfect to relax after a days exploring. Head in to the kitchen/breakfast room, which comes fantastically well equipped with everything you could need to rustle up the simplest of meals to a family feast as well as extras like a Nespresso coffee machine for your morning pick me up! Two spacious bedrooms (one with super kingsize zip and link bed – can be twins on request and one with a King size bed) share the luxury bathroom with its stunning double end slipper bath, walk in shower and heated towel rail, a separate dressing room can be found off the hall.
Outside you have two private parking spaces, a private garden with outdoor seating area and also access to the owners 6-acre estate and gardens, you could spend hours strolling round these admiring all the beautiful flowers no matter the season. Enjoy spectacular views of Wells Cathedral with Glastonbury Tor in the background from the main house.
The Gatehouse is the perfect base from which to explore the area, with Wells centre and its Cathedral just a short stroll away, meaning you are surrounded by shops and restaurants all easily reached without touching the car! Further afield you have the Vale of Avalon, Glastonbury with its quirky shops and ancient Tor, head to Wookey Hole Caves and try to spot the Wookey Witch or over to Cheddar with its famous gorge. The beautiful larger city of Bath is reached in around 45 minutes and is a wonderful spot to spend the day, stroll along the river, shop in one of the boutiques or head to the amazing thermal spa for a pamper treat! Beach 17 miles.£138From price per night based on 7 night stay