Chard, self-catering holiday cottages, barns, rural retreats and lodges to rent in Somerset, England

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Family-Friendly
Viewed 34 times recently.
Price from £6000
Next available 13/02 to 24/02/23
sleeps 12 - 40 guests 12 - 40
16 bedrooms 16
11 bathrooms 11
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome3

16 bedroom Mansion

Wonderful Georgian country house set in over an acre of gardens close to a gorgeous Dorset valley and near to the seaside, with a location and accommodation like this, this is a very special place.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiGames roomSaunaHeated pool
Family-Friendly
Viewed 16 times recently.
Price from £525
Next available 16/02 to 24/02/23
Special Offer 18/02 to 11/03/23
no booking fee
sleeps 1 - 5 guests 1 - 5
3 bedrooms 3
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

3 bedroom Cottage

Three bedroom character cottage, both family-friendly and pet-friendly, with own garden in a peaceful location by the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the Jurassic coast just a short drive away.

Facilities & Features: Digital TVFree Wifi
1 of 4 listed cottages. See more properties from Twistgates Farm
Total maximum capacity across all listed cottages: 14 people.
Online Booking Available
Viewed 42 times recently.
Price from £3010
Next available 13/02 to 16/02/23
sleeps 1 - 14 guests 1 - 14
7 bedrooms 7
5 bathrooms 5
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

7 bedroom Self-Catering Farmhouse

Beautiful thatched self-catering farmhouse with a total of 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (with 4 bedrooms in the main house and 3 in the annexe) sleeping up to 14 offering stylish and luxurious accommodation combined with beautiful original features, with a fantastic 8 seater private hot tub with wonderful countryside views and a games room, fabulous holiday home for families and groups of friends looking to enjoy a special holiday in the West Country.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiGames roomOutdoor Hot Tub
1 of 10 listed cottages. See more properties from Woodlands Retreats
Total maximum capacity across all listed cottages: 131 people.
Price from £4950
Next available 17/04 to 24/04/23
no booking fee
sleeps 1 - 16 guests 1 - 16
8 bedrooms 8
5 bathrooms 5
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

8 bedroom Castle

Unique Devonshire fairytale tower house with 8 bedrooms, with a location within 12 acres of gardens and grounds, a private hot tub and indoor heated swimming pool, this is a very special place to stay.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiOutdoor Hot TubHeated pool
Online Booking Available
Viewed 9 times recently.
Price from £2900
Next available 27/02 to 03/03/23
Special Offer 17/02 to 23/02/23
sleeps 6 - 12 guests 6 - 12
5 bedrooms 5
5 bathrooms 5
no dogs allowed

5 bedroom Luxury Group Accommodation

Luxurious 5 bedroom timber-clad holiday home in the Blackdown Hills, sleeps 12 and complete with swim spa, outdoor table tennis, BBQ lodge and children's play area.

Facilities & Features: Digital TVFree Wifi
Property from Blackdown Luxury Lettings.
Online Booking Available
Viewed 37 times recently.
Price from £2500
Next available 24/04 to 28/04/23
sleeps 2 - 14 guests 2 - 14
6 bedrooms 6
6 bathrooms 6
no dogs allowed

6 bedroom Large Country House

Fantastic large self-catering holiday house found in 2 acres of gardens in a tranquil rural hamlet in Somerset, family-friendly this is a great place for all the family with a children's play area with slide, trampoline and climbing frame, indoor heated swimming pool and games room with table football and pool table.

Facilities & Features: Gold Award Winning CottageTVFree WifiGames roomHeated pool
5 star
Family-Friendly
Viewed 9 times recently.
Price from £1540
Next available 10/02 to 17/02/23
sleeps 2 - 7 guests 2 - 7
3 bedrooms 3
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage

This 3 bedroom Victorian Town house is deceiving in size with plenty of space to enjoy your holiday.

Facilities & Features: Digital TVFree Wifi
Family-Friendly
Viewed 34 times recently.
Price from £2076
Next available 15/02 to 23/02/23
no booking fee
sleeps 8 - 19 guests 8 - 19
6 bedrooms 6
4 bathrooms 4
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

6 bedroom Country Holiday Home

Whatever the occasion, this fantastic 6 bedroom holiday house at Cossington Park is bound to appeal, for special celebrations or holidays with large groups of friends or family, this welcoming and spacious holiday home with shared access to a children’s play area with wooden fort and swing and beautiful gardens has plenty to recommend it.

Facilities & Features: Gold Award Winning CottageTVFree WifiGames room
4 star
Price from £4900
Next available 10/02 to 14/04/23
sleeps 6 - 12 guests 6 - 12
5 bedrooms 5
4 bathrooms 4
no dogs allowed

5 bedroom Coastal Cottage

Beautifully furnished family-friendly holiday cottage with an outside heated swimming pool, extensive gardens, plus a trampoline and table-tennis, just 100 metres walk from the beach at Seatown.

Facilities & Features: Gold Award Winning CottageTVFree WifiGames roomHeated pool
5 star
Online Booking Available
Viewed 21 times recently.
Price from £1384
Next available 18/02 to 18/03/23
sleeps 2 - 4 guests 2 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed

2 bedroom Chalet

Tucked away on the Eypes Mouth Chalet Park in Eype, Dorset is this wonderful, two-bedroom chalet, Beside the Sea.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
3 star
Property from Sykes Cottages.
Online Booking Available
Viewed 34 times recently.
Price from £1880
Next available 10/02 to 17/02/23
Special Offer 10/02 to 16/02/23
sleeps 1 - 12 guests 1 - 12
7 bedrooms 7
6 bathrooms 6
no dogs allowed

7 bedroom Thatched Country House

Elegant thatched farmhouse and converted dairy, sleeping up to 12, with hot tub, table tennis, pool table and BBQ lodge set next to fields and farmlands in the Blackdown Hills.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiGames roomOutdoor Hot Tub
Property from Blackdown Luxury Lettings.
Family-Friendly
Viewed 14 times recently.
Price from £525
Next available 23/02 to 03/03/23
Special Offer 25/02 to 03/03/23
no booking fee
sleeps 1 - 4 guests 1 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
2 bathrooms 2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

2 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage

Secluded 2 bedroom country cottage with meadow views, exposed wooden beams, character features and a lovely garden located by the Blackdown Hills in Devon with the Jurassic Coast close by, both family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Facilities & Features: Digital TVFree Wifi
1 of 4 listed cottages. See more properties from Twistgates Farm
Total maximum capacity across all listed cottages: 14 people.
Price from £4320
Next available 20/02 to 10/03/23
sleeps 12 - 20 guests 12 - 20
9 bedrooms 9
9 bathrooms 9
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

9 bedroom Large Country House

Fantastic large holiday house for groups of up to 20 friends or family, complete with games room, warm bubbly private hot tub, luxurious interior and countryside views, set in the Quantock Hills just 20 minutes' drive from the coast.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiGames roomOutdoor Hot Tub
1 of 10 listed cottages. See more properties from Woodlands Retreats
Total maximum capacity across all listed cottages: 131 people.
Romantic Retreat
Viewed 28 times recently.
Price from £425
Next available 10/02 to 20/02/23
Special Offer 13/02 to 10/03/23
no booking fee
sleeps 1 - 2 guests 1 - 2
1 bedrooms 1
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed

1 bedroom Holiday Home

Apple Loft is a stylish romantic holiday home, perfect for 2 with wonderful tree top views of the Devonshire Hills and a lovely location amongst gorgeous countryside at Twistgates Farm, just 30 minutes’ drive from the Jurassic Coast.

Facilities & Features: Digital TVFree Wifi
1 of 4 listed cottages. See more properties from Twistgates Farm
Total maximum capacity across all listed cottages: 14 people.
Online Booking Available
Viewed 10 times recently.
Price from £1422
Next available 25/02 to 06/05/23
sleeps 2 - 4 guests 2 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
2 bathrooms 2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage

Idyllic picture perfect 2 bedroom thatched cottage in Somerset countryside near Wellington, with warm bubbly outdoor hot tub.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiOutdoor Hot Tub
5 star
Property from Sykes Cottages.
* Price quoted is not inclusive of any applicable booking fees or local charges.
The country town of Chard provides an interesting and delightful base for those looking to discover some of the best that Somerset and Devon have to offer on a cottage holiday.  Chard is the most southerly town in Somerset, being close to the border with Devon. It is also the highest at 400-500 feet above sea level. Today it is a thriving town with excellent shopping and restaurant facilities.  Located inland, it is 17 miles to Taunton from Chard, 30 miles to Exeter and just 12 miles to the coast at Lyme Regis.

Advice on Cottage Holidays in Chard


Chard is a town with a rich history.  Possibly dating back to pre-historic times, there is certainly evidence of Roman occupation of the area that is only a few miles from the Fosse Way. Chard was the original seat of Cedric, the first king of Wessex, and as it is considered by some that the legend of King Arthur was based on Cedric, then surely Camelot must be close to Chard! Despite a fire that destroyed the town and led to rebuilding in the late 16th century Chard continued as a centre for cloth manufacturing cottage industries, backed by an intensity of local sheep farming, even transporting their wares to France.  Whilst on a self-catering break in this part of the West Country you can learn more and get more information about the town’s history at the Chard Museum.  

Historically, another successful, international industry for the region was cider making. In nearby Ilminster you can get a first-hand insight into the cider manufacturing process at Perry’s Cider Works and taste the results by visiting a company who specialise in cider production.
Those interested in learning about historic and religious architecture whilst on a cottage break must visit Chard’s Church of St. Mary the Virgin, rebuilt in the 15th century but with parts dating back to the 11th century. Another must visit place with historical interest is Forde Abbey and Grange. Founded in 1146, it was recognised as one of the most important Cistercian monasteries in the country. Nowadays it is a big tourist attraction with state rooms, beautiful gardens and numerous children’s activities. More of the town’s historic past is on view in Goldworthy House, Chard’s museum that includes an exhibition of John Stringfellow, a local precision engineer who went on to become the inventor of powered flying machines.

For more information about what Chard has to offer locally and further afield whilst on a self-catering holiday, head for the town’s Tourist Information Centre where you can get some friendly advice and pick up some free leaflets.  If you have been to Chard and have some recommendations get in touch with us and let us know.

Just a mile from the town centre and appealing to bird watchers, fishing enthusiasts, dog walkers and lovers of nature alike is the Chard Reservoir Nature Reserve. It must be Chard’s best kept secret as it is so well hidden that many visitors to the town are unaware of its existence. So for a bit of peace, quiet and reflection you know where to go when you’re visiting this part of the West Country.  Whatever the type of self-catering accommodation you are seeking, we trust that you will enjoy browsing through the options that we feature.

Book a Chard cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Somerset on holiday.

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