Stylish self-catering holidays and short breaks in Somerset

Top Ten List of Self Catering Accommodation near Longleat

If you're looking for self-catering holiday accommodation near Longleat Safari Park whether it’s a cosy holiday cottage, under canvas, a B and B or a contemporary holiday lodge you’ll find something for everyone in our curated list below. For a quick glance, take a look at our bulleted list or for more details skip down below!

  • By the Byre near Frome & Longleat
  • Home Farm Bed and Breakfast near Warminster
  • Two Counties Farm Camping on the Wiltshire/Dorset border
  • Lamora Holiday Cottage in Cheddar
  • Self-Catering Holiday Apartment in Wells
  • The Old Bull Stall in Penselwood
  • Cerne View Bungalow in Cerne Abbas
  • Southwinds Cottage in Durrington, Wiltshire
  • The Piggery in South Cheriton
  • Cathedral View Glamping in Wells

By the Byre – Luxury Self Catering Accommodation near Longleat and Frome


Yes, we know, we’re being a little biased popping ourselves at the top of our own list! However, we always get amazing reviews from our guests about our self-catering holiday accommodation that’s close to Longleat so we think it’s a pretty fair decision.

By The Byre Holidays ran by our very friendly and welcoming family will make you feel right at home from the moment you arrive. Offering a collection of contemporary holiday cottages and spacious holiday lodges just 14 minutes drive from Longleat Safari Park. You can also enjoy the scenic views of the Mendip Hills and the Somerset Levels, as well as visit other nearby attractions like Cheddar Gorge, Bath, Wells Cathedral and Glastonbury Tor.

Visitors say that with the wi-fi, EV car charging, room to relax in peace and bags of space outside for the kids to play in a rural setting, By the Byre is one of the best places to stay when visiting Longleat Safari Park.

So if you’re yearning for some family adventure at Longleat then By the Byre’s holiday lodges near Longleat certainly tick every box. Check out our availability page and book online!

Distance from Longleat: 7 miles

Time to Drive: 14 minutes


Home Farm Bed and Breakfast near Warminster

If you're looking for a cosy and relaxing getaway in the countryside, you might want to check out Home Farm Bed & Breakfast on the edge of Warminster.

It’s not exactly “self catering” but I’ve included it in our list to give you some wider options.

This bed and breakfast is located in a historic farmhouse surrounded by beautiful gardens and scenic views. You can enjoy breakfast made with fresh local produce and choose from a variety of comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. If you want to explore the nearby attractions like Longleat Safari Park – just 13 minutes drive away - and Stonehenge then Home Farm B&B is the perfect place to stay.

Distance from Longleat: 11 miles

Time to Drive: 18 minutes


Two Counties Farm - Camping on the Wiltshire/Dorset border

Tucked away on the borders of Dorset and Wiltshire, away from today’s fast-paced digital world, lies the tranquil haven of Two Counties Farm.

Their campsite boasts grass pitches, clean showers and a layout designed to maximise campers privacy. You’ll even find 2 fishing lakes and golf driving range, something you might not find on many other UK Campsites! Whether you seek a calm weekend getaway under canvas or an opportunity to stay and visit nearby Longleat, Two Counties Farm is something of a hidden gem.

Distance from Longleat: 17 miles

Time to Drive: 31 minutes


Lamora, Cheddar

Found close to the centre of the village of Cheddar, Lamora offers an escape for families and friends seeking comfort and convenience. Featuring a comfortable sitting room with a gas fire, a small but practical kitchen diner and two bedrooms with Egyptian bed linen it suits most people.

The conservatory overlooks a secure garden making it perfect for your four-legged companions. Cheddar's charm lies in its quirky shops, tea rooms, and eateries, with the famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves found nearby for the adventurers in your group.

Caroline, Lamora’s owner, is known to add thoughtful touches including a welcome pack with cheese scones and chocolates too!

Whether exploring Cheddar with your family or visiting Longleat further afield this bungalow offers a well-rounded Somerset holiday experience.

Distance from Longleat: 30 miles

Time to Drive: 53 minutes


Self Catering Holiday Apartment in Wells

The Wesley Apartment is situated in Wells, Somerset, making it an ideal spot to explore this beautiful Somerset town or visit nearby attractions like Longleat. This non-smoking, self-catering holiday apartment offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms, accommodating up to four guests.

There isn't any broadband in the flat but with its proximity to Wells town centre, you'll be able to jump onto wi-fi in any one of the many pubs and cafes in the area. If you're on a tight budget then the Wesley Apartment really is one to bear in mind. Please note they do not provide towels and dogs are not permitted either.

Distance from Longleat: 21 miles

Time to Drive: 38 minutes


The Old Bull Stall in Penselwood

Experience the charm of The Old Bull Stall, a period cottage in Penselwood. With room for up to five guests, it offers a first-floor double bedroom, a ground-floor twin room with an extra bed and well-furnished living spaces. This former barn on a working farm provides shared access to a garden for outdoor enjoyment.

Located near Wincanton and Gillingham, this cottage is an ideal base to explore the picturesque borders of Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. Longleat isn’t too far away either! Modern comforts include off-road parking, Wi-Fi and conveniences like electric heaters, a gas woodburner and a well-equipped kitchen. One well-behaved dog is allowed, and the cottage is smoke-free, making it a peaceful haven for a countryside escape.

Distance from Longleat: 21 miles

Time to Drive: 38 minutes


Cerne View Bungalow, Cerne Abbas

Cerne View is a 1970’s built small bungalow nestled in the Dorset village of Cerne Abbas. Accommodating 2-3 guests on a self-catering basis it offers an open-plan living space, fully equipped kitchen as well as a sunlit conservatory. There’s a comfortable double bedroom and a small single bedroom both with access to a shower room.

At the rear of the property you’ll find an enclosed rear garden and parking for one car. With central heating, Wi-Fi, and a fairly contemporary interior, Cerne View provides a snug in the heart of the Dorset countryside.

Cerne View sits further away from Longleat than most might want but being closer to the Dorset beaches then this might just be the holiday property for you!

Distance from Longleat: 41 miles

Time to Drive: 1 hour 9 minutes


Southwinds in Durrington, Wiltshire

Southwinds Cottage is a pale cream-colored bungalow sits 23 miles east of Longleat Safari Park, less than an hour’s drive away.

With two bedrooms—king-size and twin—Southwinds comfortably accommodates four, making it a good space for a family getaway or a laid-back stay with friends. The kitchen's modern amenities, including a dishwasher, makes meal prep a breeze. There’s a pub within walking distance if you’re not in the mood to cook.

You’ll find a spacious sitting room with 2 plush sofas to sink into as well as a Smart TV for those days when the weather forces you to stay inside. The French doors lead to a small patio though sadly there’s no back lawn for the kids to play on, but there’s outdoor furniture and bike storage which might make up for it. You can easily park 2 cars on the driveway and the owners accept well behaved pets too (just don’t leave them unattended in the property).

Being spotlessly clean with a modern interior design makes it an all-round winner for many so it tends to get booked up a lot!

Distance from Longleat: 25 miles

Time to Drive: 41 minutes


The Piggery, South Cheriton

Just south of Wincanton and the A303 you’ll find The Piggery in the village of South Cheriton—an inviting retreat that promises both comfort and convenience. This well-stocked and spacious cottage offers a comfortable stay for up to four people. It’s not entirely perfect but it does tick all the right boxes!

Guests appreciate the peacefulness of the surroundings and the comfortable beds. The cottage is equipped with all the essentials, making it suitable for couples or small groups. Its location serves as a base for exploring nearby attractions, including Longleat, all within a reasonably short drive.

Despite its small appearance, The Piggery surprises people with its roominess. A small garden at the back of the property allows you to sit outside and enjoy some sun. Whether you're looking for a peaceful escape or a central starting point for your adventures, The Piggery South Cheriton delivers comfort and convenience in quite a charming little package.

Distance from Longleat: 24 miles

Time to Drive: 40 minutes


Cathedral View Glamping

Set a 500-acre family-run farm, you’ll find this glamping site does actually have Cathedral views!

Cathedral View is a family-run beef and arable farm on the edge of Wells offering a rural escape yet is within really easy reach of local pubs and restaurants. Each eco-glamping pod features a private wood-fired hot tub and contemporary furnishings.

On one side of the farm, you'll experience the beauty of the Somerset countryside, while on the other side sits historic Wells. This unique blend of seclusion and accessibility makes Cathedral View a memorable place to stay.

Distance from Longleat: 21 miles

Time to Drive: 38 minutes