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Dog Friendly Holidays in Somerset

So many people have dogs these days and we all know how quickly they become part of the family, so naturally, when you go away on holiday leaving them behind with relatives or in kennels can be quite a wrench. With Group Stays you don’t have to worry about that because most of our large group self-catering accommodation is dog friendly, so you can pack all your pet pooch’s favourite things and bring him along too. And what a tremendous time you’ll all have together; we think it’s safe to say that little tail just won’t stop wagging!

And Somerset! What a fabulous choice! We’ve got some gorgeous big holiday cottages sleeping up to 30 people set amidst the most glorious countryside, and for the humans you’ll find amazing facilities like indoor swimming pools, hot tubs, games rooms, and play equipment for the little ones. Some even have the luxurious addition of a sauna and steam room, and several have cosy Nordic style BBQ lodges where you can all gather together for delicious chargrilled food anytime of year.

Of course, a rural location means there’s no shortage of walks for you and your mutt; usually you’ll find a plethora of footpaths right on the doorstep, and walks of all lengths through open fields, sun dappled woodlands, up gentle hillsides and along lush river valleys. Potter around the narrow lanes and sooner or later you’ll find a rustic country pub where you can stop for a bite to eat or a pint of the local brew; the majority of them round these parts are dog friendly.

We’ve got large group holiday houses close to the wild and rugged Quantock Hills where you can get out and explore the same combes that Romantic poets Coleridge and Wordsworth walked and where they found inspiration for some of their greatest works. A stroll up through the woods at Holford Combe will take you to bracken clad plateaus with views that stretch for miles out over the Bristol Channel, and afterwards you can call into the Plough in the village for sustenance. Climb up to the top of Wills Neck, the highest point in the hills, or walk from Ramscombe Great Wood to Cothlestone Hill.

Maybe Exmoor appeals, which is understandable when you consider what a diverse landscape this is; heather topped moors, steep wooded hillsides, beautiful valleys and dramatic clifftops. We recommend an amble along the river at Watersmeet rounded off with a visit to the tea garden, or a stroll down to Tarr Steps and refreshments at Tarr Farm Inn. For something more strenuous hike to the top of Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor’s highest point with panoramic views out over the Vale of Porlock; suitable rewards can be found down at The Ship Inn.

The Blackdown Hills are an unspoilt range that cross the borders of Somerset and Devon; you’ll find sleepy villages, welcoming inns and tracks and trails galore where your furry friend can have a jolly good romp. The Herepath at Staple Hill is very good, likewise Castle Neroche, and for sheer tranquillity it’s worth going to Otterhead Lakes. Good pit stops for all three are the Holman Clavel, The Greyhound Inn and the Candlelight. 

Then there’s the beaches; most dogs love to play by the sea and some parts of the Somerset Coast don’t have restrictions at all. Berrow is very good, with a long stretch of sand for you and your pet to run along, but for something different, try the windswept bays of St Audries and Kilve, and see if you can find fossils whilst you’re there. Some of our large holiday houses aren’t far from the World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast where you can visit Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Axmouth; all have dog friendly beaches year round.

So you see, it’s easy to tie in a walk with a day out, and of course, it’s good exercise for all of you, but it’s always worth checking what family attractions allow dogs too – several do these days, provided they are well behaved and kept on a lead. We just ask that you stick to the dog rules we have, which are common sense – don’t let them on the furniture, pick up after them, that kind of thing, and bear in mind that because a lot of the countryside in Somerset is farmland, there may well be livestock in the fields so your pet should always be kept on a lead and under control. Easy peasy; you’ll all have a fab time.

Somerset Barn Conversion with 13 en suite bedrooms sleeping up to 30 guests with private spa facilities

Croftview - Somerset - Sleeps up to 30

AVAILABLE SUMMER 2020: Holiday house in Somerset sleeping 26 people in 13 en suite bedrooms. 4 more guests at an extra charge per person. Private location, glorious views, spa hall with SWIMMING POOL, HOT TUB, and SAUNA, plus there’s a GAMES ROOM and CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA. 2 cots and 2 toddler beds at no extra charge. Dogs at owner’s discretion.

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Ham Bottom Holiday Lodge in Somerset sleeps 12 with indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, games room and bbq lodge set in 2 acres

Ham Bottom - Somerset - Sleeps up to 14

Holiday lodge in Somerset sleeping 12. Ham Bottom has an INDOOR POOL, SAUNA, HOT TUB, GAMES ROOM, PLAY AREA and BBQ LODGE. Room for 2 more guests at an extra charge per person. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.

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Holiday let somerset sleeping 20 with indoor poll, hot tub, sauna, games room and bbq lodge

Beaverbrook 20 - Somerset - Sleeps 20

Stunning converted barn in Somerset sleeping 20 in 10 bedrooms. There's a spa hall with an INDOOR POOL, SAUNA, and HOT TUB, and a GAMES ROOM, BBQ LODGE and PLAY EQUIPMENT. Room for 10 more guests at an extra charge per person, 3 cots at no extra charge.

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Somerset holiday lodge with indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, bbq lodge and games room sleeping 12 guests

Fuzzy Orchard - Somerset - Sleeps up to 14

Luxury timber-clad lodge in the Somerset countryside, sleeping 12, with an INDOOR POOL, SAUNA, HOT TUB and GAMES ROOM. 2 acre grounds with PLAY EQUIPMENT and a BBQ LODGE. Room for two more guests, charged extra per person. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.

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Luxury group accommodation in Somerset sleeps 18 with indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and games room

Pound Farm - Somerset - Sleeps up to 21

This gorgeously renovated farmhouse in Somerset sleeps 18 people, and has an INDOOR HEATED POOL, HOT TUB, SAUNA and GAMES ROOM. There’s room for 3 more guests at an extra charge per person. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.

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Somerset holiday let sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms with hot tub, garden and games room

Riverside - Somerset - Sleeps 12

A big country cottage right on the banks of the River Tone on the Somerset Levels. Snooze space for 12 in 6 bedrooms, GAMES ROOM, enclosed garden with a HOT TUB beneath a leafy arbour, and PLAY EQUIPMENT for the children. 1 cot at no extra charge. 2 dogs by prior arrangement (charged extra).

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Somerset holiday home with hot tub, swim spa, games room and stunning view which sleeps 12

Dancing Hill - Somerset - Sleeps up to 14

Big country cottage in Somerset with far reaching country views. Sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms; there’s a GAMES ROOM, HOT TUB and 4M SWIM SPA. 2 more guests at an additional charge per person. 2 cots at no extra charge.

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Somerset Big Barn sleeps 30 with indoor spa hall, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, games room, bbq lodge

Beaverbrook 30 - Somerset - Sleeps 30

A huge barn conversion in Somerset sleeping 30, with an INDOOR POOL, SAUNA, HOT TUB, BBQ LODGE and GAMES ROOM. 3 cots at no extra charge.

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Somerset Farmhouse sleeping 14 with hot tub, bbq lodge and games room

Ilbeare - Somerset - Sleeps 14

A big holiday house for 14, in an idyllic setting in the Somerset countryside. There’s a HOT TUB, GAMES ROOM and a BBQ LODGE in two acres of grounds with woods and a stream. 2 cots at no extra charge.

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Somerset holiday home sleeping up to 14 with indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room and games room

Walnut Arbour - Somerset - Sleeps up to 14

Idyllic Somerset barn conversion, sleeping 12, with PRIVATE INDOOR POOL, OUTDOOR HOT TUB, STEAM ROOM, SAUNA and GAMES ROOM. 2 further guests can be accommodated at an extra charge per person. 2 cots at no extra charge. 2 dogs by prior arrangement (£50 charge).

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Somerset holiday let sleeping 16 with hot tub, cinema and games room

Dustings - Somerset - Sleeps up to 16

Beautifully converted stable block at the footholds of the Quantock Hills in Somerset. 6 en suite bedrooms sleep 16, there’s a HOT TUB, GAMES ROOM, CINEMA ROOM and PLAY AREA. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots also available. 2 well behaved dogs by prior arrangement (£50 charge per dog).

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Dog friendly house for large groups in Somerset, sleeps up to 16 with hot tub and stunning view

Hurstone - Somerset - Sleeps up to 16

Once a Somerset farmhouse, now a gem of a country house that sleeps 14 people in 7 bedrooms. There’s a GAMES ROOM, HOT TUB, and gorgeous country views. Room for 4 more guests at an extra charge per person. 2 cots at no extra charge.

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Holiday barns in Somerset at the foot of the Quantock hills, sleeps 14 with hot tub and games room

Quantock Barns - Somerset - Sleeps from 14 to 24

These centuries old farm buildings at the foot of the Quantock Hills in Somerset have been thoughtfully transformed into an impressive complex of luxury holiday cottages sleeping 14 plus up to 10 more guests (charged extra). There’s a GAMES ROOM and HOT TUB. 4 cots at no extra charge.

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Large luxury group accommodation sleeping up to 24 with indoor pool, hot tub, games room and bbq lodge

The Granary - Somerset - Sleeps up to 24

A spacious converted grain barn in the Quantock Hills in Somerset, sleeping 18 in 9 en suite bedrooms. There’s a private INDOOR POOL, HOT TUB, BBQ LODGE, GAMES AREA and PLAY EQUIPMENT. Room for 6 more guests at an extra charge per person, 3 cots at no extra charge.

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5 bedroom luxury holiday lodge in Somerset with private indoor pool perfect for family holidays and celebrations

Thorncombe - Somerset - Sleeps 12

Timber-clad holiday lodge near the Quantock Hills in Somerset, sleeping 12 in 5 en suite bedrooms, with a PRIVATE INDOOR POOL and GAMES AREA. 1 toddler bed (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.

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private holiday lodge with own private pool sleeps up to 14 in Somerset

Flossy Brook - Somerset - Sleeps up to 14

Luxury timber-clad holiday lodge on the edge of a quiet village in the Blackdown Hills of Somerset. Sleeps 12, with integral HEATED POOL, TABLE FOOTBALL and OUTDOOR PLAY EQUIPMENT. Room for 2 further guests, at an extra charge per person. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.

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Dog friendly lodge in Somerset sleeping 12 at the foot of the Quantock Hills with indoor pool

Foxcombe - Somerset - Sleeps 14

Holiday lodge near the Quantock Hills in Somerset, sleeping 14 in 6 en suite bedrooms; spacious, light and airy accommodation, with a private INDOOR SWIMMING POOL and PLAY AREA. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.

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large barn conversion perfect for family holidays and celebrations. Sleeps 18 in 8 en suite rooms with indoor pool and games room

Coat Barn - Somerset - Sleeps 18

Stunning barn conversion tucked away in the Somerset countryside, with an INDOOR POOL and a GAMES ROOM. Sleeps 18 in 8 en suite bedrooms. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.

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holiday home sleeps 26 in 11 en suite bedrooms with 2 indoor pools - perfect for family gatherings and celebrations

Crowcombe and Thorncombe - Somerset - Sleeps 26

These two luxury holiday lodges in Somerset sleep 26 people when booked together and they come with the luxury of 2 INDOOR HEATED POOLS for exclusive use. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 4 cots at no extra charge.

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Somerset luxury lodge at the foot of the Quantock Hills, perfect for family holidays with 6 en suite rooms and an indoor pool

Crowcombe - Somerset - Sleeps 14

Luxury self catering holiday lodge in Somerset with a PRIVATE INDOOR POOL and snooze space for 14. 1 toddler bed (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.

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sleeps 14 in 6 en suite bedrooms with indoor pool at the foot of the quantock hills in somerset

Cockercombe - Somerset - Sleeps 14

Luxury group accommodation for 14, with a private INDOOR POOL, GAMES AREA and PLAY EQUIPMENT. Close to the Quantock Hills in Somerset. 1 toddler bed (4yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge.

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large country house in Somerset sleeping 30 guests with games room and tennis court, perfect for celebrations

Bossington Hall - Somerset - Sleeps 30

Country house in Somerset that sleeps 30 in 15 bedrooms. There’s a GAMES ROOM, TENNIS COURT, and six acres of grounds; the views out over Exmoor are staggering.

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