Cottage rentals in Wellington, Somerset, England

Wellington is situated in the beautiful landscape of the Vale of Taunton Deane close to the Devon/Somerset border.  It is a small rural town that grew up with the wool and clothing industries. The river Tone and Blackdown hills border the town.  Located less than 10 miles from Exmoor National Park, Wellington could be a natural choice for a self-cottage break in the West Country.   

Information on Cottage Holidays in Wellington

The town’s two main attractions to discover on a cottage holiday are the award-winning Wellington Park and Wellington Monument. The park was given to the town by major town employers, bankers and clothing manufacturers the Fox family in 1903 and has been updated and improved thanks to a lottery grant. It is a most attractive and peaceful area, connecting the town to the countryside. Events are held in the park during summer and besides human visitors it also attracts much wildlife and birdlife.

Dominating the skyline above Wellington is the Wellington Memorial. The monument was constructed in honour of Arthur Wellesley the first Duke of Wellington who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo and went on to become Prime Minister. Perhaps his greatest claim to fame was having the wellington boot named after him.  The monument is built on the highest point of the Blackdown Hills and is 175 feet high. It can be seen from miles around and affords glorious views across the Vale of Taunton Deane to the Bristol Channel and Exmoor National Park.

Another interesting historical figure to learn about whilst on a self-catering break in Wellington is Sir John Popham. Sir John was Lord Chief Justice of England and presided over the trials of Mary Queen of Scots, Sir Walter Raleigh and Guy Fawkes. A monument to him is erected in the Grade 1 listed 15th century church, St. John the Baptist.  You can find out more interesting information and facts about the history of the town at Wellington Museum.

Wellington’s shopping facilities include supermarkets, high street brands and speciality shops. The town has an independent cinema that is fitted out in art décor style.

The town is ideally located for visiting many of Somerset’s finest attractions and for some of the top tourist attractions in north Devon. The north Somerset coast and Exmoor National Park are within easy reach. Being very close to M5 junction 26 also makes further journeys more accessible.  The coast is also relatively easily accessible at around 15 miles away.  Whether you opt for a cottage stay in Wellington itself or a country cottage or rural retreat stay nearby, we trust that you will have the best of times in Somerset.
2 rental properties

The Cottage Beyond, Wellington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Somerset/Devon Border.

sleeps 2 - 16 guests
2 - 16
6 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
5 star

Gold award winning, 5 star rated, 6 bedroom pet-friendly holiday home set in secluded gardens on an organic farm near Wellington, sleeping up to 14 adults and 2 children in style and comfort, with excellent onsite leisure facilities including a private indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a games room and excellent play facilities for kids including a trampoline, swings, slide and even a roundabout.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In private Spa Hall within the grounds.), games room, indoor hot tub, sauna, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £1400
Next availability:
from 03 May to 04 May 20 from 03 July to 06 July 20

Fuzzy Orchard , Wellington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

sleeps 2 - 12 guests
2 - 12
6 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
no dogs allowed
5 star

Located in tranquil countryside with commanding views across the valley, these luxurious holiday houses offer total privacy and boast a private hot tub, sauna, indoor heated pool, games room and large outdoor play equipment to keep the kids amused.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Exclusive use private of indoor heated pool), games room, outdoor hot tub, sauna, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £2350