Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 6836 Images: dldkgjdgdgllkohw4tyw5y 5yw y KEY TO SYMBOLS USED IN ADVERTISEMENTS Ground floor bedrooms Welcome Host Hospitality Training Children welcome (a number following states minimum age) Children’s playground Dogs accepted by prior arrangement Stabling available Heated indoor swimming pool Heated outdoor swimming pool Lounge for residents’ use Parking on site (a number following states max number of car spaces) Credit cards accepted Evening meal by arrangement Local produce served Working farm Licensed Accessible by public transport Pub within 1 mile Lift Electricity/gas coin meter Gas/electric fire Internet connection available (wireless or otherwise) Tumble dryer Linen provided Ironing facilities Automatic washing machine Dishwasher Off season Short Breaks available Freezer Microwave Flush toilets Fishing Satellite Television Electric hookup Gas cylinder exchange or refill Showers on site Motor caravans welcome Food shop Vegetarian Non-smoking Babies and young children welcome TVs in all rooms Garden Golf Course nearby Manor House nearby Four poster bed available Cafe Telephone on site Safe available Tennis court nearby Gym Wheelchair access Horse riding These are the symbols you’ll find in adverts and sometimes on the properties you visit. Enjoy England ratings made easy: COMPLAINTS GREEN TOURISM BUSINESS SCHEME Businesses displaying the Green Tourism logo have been assessed for their commitment to environmental, economic and social issues. These cover everything from good management and communication to efficient lighting and heating, as well as things like nature conservation, local crafts and produce, renewable energy and community support and involvement. AN EXPLANATION OF RATINGS AND SYMBOLS Please be aware that all prices and information on the following advertisements were correct at the time of going to press and the publishers cannot accept responsibility for any errors. You should also check and confirm all details with the accommodation advertiser at time of enquiry/booking, as these may be subject to change without notice. To confirm a VB (VisitBritain) rating please visit or telephone VisitBritain on 0208 563 3309 For AA ratings, visit or telephone 01256 844455 H H H H H H H H H H H H H H Simple, practical, no frills Well presented and well run Good level of quality and comfort Excellent standard throughout Exceptional with a degree of luxury If you experience any problems during your stay you should bring them to the attention of the manager at the time. This allows the matter to be put right. However if the problem remains unresolved you should address your complaint to: For Visit Britain ratings: Quality in Tourism Farncombe House, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7LJ For AA ratings: The AA 15th Floor Fanum House Basing View, Basingstoke RG21 4EA About our brochure! Most of our photographs are credited to Ian Brodie, and are © Visit Somerset. If you’ve got a good picture of Somerset, why not send it to us at If we get a chance to use it on our website, or in a future brochure, we will give you the credit. Main front cover photo: A fabulous shot of a family enjoying the sand dunes at Brean. The stretch of sand between Burnham-on- Sea and Brean Down is the second longest in Europe and includes eight beaches. It is clearly a draw for beach lovers as the campsites and parks that serve it together make up one of the largest concentrations of caravans on the continent! Inside front cover photo: Nestling on the West Somerset / North Devon border, Exmoor is rich in hidden haunts, deep valleys, ancient oak woodland, England’s highest sea-cliffs, sparkling rivers and waterfalls. Its landscapes and seascapes are dotted with medieval towns, villages, harbours and resorts full of character and timeless charm. Many people have helped us put this brochure together. We are grateful to Wendy Best and Victoria Banham for research and additional material. Ian Brodie Photography for all of the photographs. All of the local authorities within the historic County of Somerset and to all of our friends in tourism businesses for help in many ways. Special thank to everyone at Ignyte Ltd. A big thank you, also, to you, our visitors, for supporting Somerset and making the whole thing possible. We hope you have a great time with us. Do let us know about your experiences, and about what you think we can do to improve your next holiday. Get up to date information about what’s on in Somerset from our website,