Where to stay around Watchet?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 303 holiday lettings near Watchet. From 227 cottages to 28 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Watchet for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Watchet?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Watchet. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Barry Island Beach: 639 holiday lettings
  • Minehead Beach: 800 holiday lettings
  • Coleridge Cottage: 818 holiday lettings
  • Dunster Castle: 800 holiday lettings
  • Barry Island Pleasure Park: 648 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Watchet listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Watchet?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 227 cottages in Watchet. Our other popular types of Watchet holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 28 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 16 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 13 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Watchet?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 8 holiday homes with pool available in Watchet. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a country cottage in Watchet your home away from home

    Watchet is an ancient port town on the Somerset coast between Minehead and Taunton. With its position on the Bristol Channel, antique harbour and quay, and its winding cobbled streets, Watchet offers holiday makers a quiet and idyllic setting for their time away from home – the perfect place to either do nothing except enjoy the surroundings or have an active adventure holiday. HomeAway has an excellent selection of holiday homes in Watchet to choose from for everyone. From quaint holiday cottages for two people, with good walks in the surrounds and romantic strolls to the beach, interesting barn conversions, and apartments in town to sweeping homes for families who want some down time with their loved ones – holiday accommodation in Watchet has it all and more.

    Things to do in Watchet

    Watchet has a number of interesting historical and cultural sites to visit, plenty to keep the kids entertained, and is in close proximity to beautiful Exmoor National Park.

    -The Bakelite Museum is a national heritage listed site and is a showcase of the personal collection of Patrick Cook. It’s a fascinating trip through time and visitors of all ages will enjoy the exhibits of everything made from Bakelite which include vintage cameras, radios, telephones and even a coffin.

    -The Quantock Hills: are a region of breathtaking natural beauty and one of the main reasons for choosing holiday cottages in Watchet. Nature lovers will be in awe of the rolling area that was occupied as far back as the Iron Age. There are plenty of walks and nature adventures to be had, and it is home to lots of wildlife and beautiful flora and fauna. Great care is being taken to conserve the area and keep it as majestic for generations after us to enjoy.

    -The Market House Museum is a popular tourist attraction. Even though it is extremely small, it is literally jam-packed with exhibits, photos, stories and artefacts showcasing Watchet’s colourful history. There are fossils and artefacts from the stone and iron age and the place is well worth a visit.

    -Doniford Farm is a must if you chosen holiday accommodation in Watchet. Meet Mr Snood the friendly turkey, who would like a cuddle before anyone else, chill out with the farm animals and enjoy a great lunch in the café afterwards. It’s a super fun family outing and even your hardest customers – the sullen teenager – will have a smile on their face when they leave.

    -The West Somerset Railway is a hugely popular tourist attraction. What better way to explore the countryside or even take a trip up to the Dunster Castle, than on a vintage steam train ride? There’s lots of fun events and festivities on every weekend at the railway.

    Weather in Watchet

    The enviable climate makes Watchet holiday cottages an all year round choice, with mild to warm weather in summer and cool weather in winter. Summer averages at 24°C and winter 2°C, and very rarely below freezing.

    Getting to Watchet

    Mainline railway services run to Taunton and Bridgewater with onward travel on local bus services, taxis or hire car. For drivers, the M5 runs close to Taunton and Watchet lies off the A39 and A358 about 18 miles from the motorway. The town is also about an hour away from Bristol International Airport.

    Activities and attractions in and around Watchet

    Do you want to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Watchet has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Tiverton Golf Club (15.5 mi / 25 km)
    • Diggerland (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
    • Barry Island Pleasure Park (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
    • Burnham and Berrow Golf Club (18.7 mi / 30.1 km)
    • Brean Leisure Park (19.5 mi / 31.3 km)
    • Brean Splash Waterpark (19.5 mi / 31.3 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Watchet

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Watchet is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Dunster Beach (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
    • Minehead Beach (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
    • Wills Neck (8.7 mi / 14 km)
    • Dunkery Beacon (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
    • Greencombe Gardens (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
    • Exmoor National Park (11.6 mi / 18.6 km)