Somerset has a rich agricultural history and throughout the centuries wealthy landowners and others have built grand homes for themselves in the countryside. Today a large number of those country homes and mansions remain standing in perfect condition and are open for public exploration. Many of these impressive residences also have exquisitely landscaped gardens to wander in.
Somerset is the heart of the West Country and is famed for its countryside and agriculture produce. Holidays in the county provide plenty of opportunities to sample traditionally made cider and authentic Cheddar cheese. There are also many different attractions to visit whether you’re enjoying a family holiday or a romantic break.
Wales may be more closely associated with rolling green countryside, snowy peaks and ancient castles, but it is also home to dozens of world-class beaches. To help you find the best ones to relax and catch a tan on during your cottage holiday here’s a run-down of some of Wales’ finest beaches.
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