If you’re after self-catered accommodation in Somerset, you’ll be pleased to know that the county has many great places to stay. One of the most desirable of these is West Bagborough, a small village home to over 300 people nestled in the scenic Quantock Hills.
What West Bagborough offers for Cottage Breaks
When visiting this charming rural village, there are several things that you definitely don’t want to miss. The Stable Cottage Tea Rooms is the place to go if you fancy a relaxing cream tea - you can choose to enjoy your drinks inside by a roaring fire or outside while you take in the picturesque views of the surrounding area. The village is home to two centuries-old buildings of importance: Bagborough House and St Pancras Church. The former is a Georgian manor house that was rebuilt during the 18th century and the latter was built in the 14th century and is currently a Grade II listed building. You’ll also find two pubs, the Blue Bell Inn and the Rising Sun Inn, both of which offer a good variety of hearty food and drinks.
West Bagborough makes for an ideal base for exploring the Quantock Hills, which have been recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1956. In fact, the hills were the first area in the country to receive such a designation. Many hundreds of thousands of people visit the area each year to admire its natural beauty, explore its diverse landscapes and see the local wildlife.
Away from the village, you’ll find numerous other small towns and settlements in the Quantock Hills and beyond. The nearest big town is Taunton, which is just over 20 minutes by car, and offers a wide variety of things to see and do, including several shopping areas, public parks and historic buildings.
Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in West Bagborough, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in Somerset.