Published: 08.08.2023

Guide to Cottage Holidays in the Blackdown Hills

Blackdown Hills AONBSet along the Somerset-Devon border, the Blackdown Hills are a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.  With rolling hills, woodland valleys, river valleys and farmlands, the Blackdown Hills are tranquil, beautiful and a joy to discover.

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What Do the Blackdown Hills AONB Offer for Self-Catering Holidays?

With pretty historical villages dotted throughout the Blackdown Hills, this picturesque area has plenty to recommend it.  There are no big towns within the Blackdown Hills AONB, giving this area a truly peaceful feel.  Whether you want to enjoy walks, hikes, wildlife watching or horse riding, there are ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors on holiday in this part of Somerset/Devon.

Some of the larger villages dotted throughout the Blackdown Hills include:

Want some hints and tips on some of the best places to visit in the Blackdown Hills for views and scenery?  Read on for details of some of the best places to visit.


Best Loved Places to Discover in the Blackdown Hills

Some of the best loved places to discover in the Blackdown Hills include:

•    Blackford and Sampford Commons

•    Castle Neroche Iron age hillfort

•    Culmstock Beacon for its amazing views

•    Dunkeswell Abbey ruins

•    Otterhead Lakes with its rich habitat for wildlife,

•    Ringdown Nature Reserve

•    Staple Hill – the highest point in the Blackdown Hills

•    Yarty Moor

Exploring the Blackdown Hills is all about immersing yourself in the unspoilt rural landscape.  

Renting a country cottage or a holiday lodge can be a convenient choice when it comes to discovering some of the best of the Blackdown Hills.  Enjoy the benefits of staying in a holiday house with a comfortable home from home feel and exploring this scenic area along Devon/Somerset border country at your own pace.

Whatever type of holiday home you choose to rent, we hope you find the perfect self-catering rental in the Blackdown Hills for you on Country Cottages Online.



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