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Make a holiday cottage in Minehead your home from home

Minehead is a picturesque coastal town in Somerset on the Bristol Channel and near to where the Exmoor National Park meets the sea. With a long record of providing traditional British seaside holidays, it is the ideal destination for families who want everything from an exciting adventure holiday to a quiet and relaxing break by the sea. HomeAway has a terrific selection of holiday cottages in Minehead and has been bringing happy holiday makers back year after year. From cosy cottages to gracious family homes, holiday accommodation in Minehead has everything holiday makers could ask for and more. In some cases the homes are pet friendly, so no member of the family has to be left behind. The town is great to explore by foot and some of accommodation is in walking distance from the beach.

Things to do in Minehead

Minehead holiday homes are great for people who love the outdoors, the coast, the fresh air and nature. Lots of traditional seaside activities make this the ideal place to have fun or just chill out. Walkers will be pleased to know Minehead is the start of the South West Coastal Path.

-Butlins Holiday Camp: has been a major landmark in the town since 1962. A stay in a holiday cottage in Minehead doesn’t mean missing out on one of the grand traditions of the British seaside as day passes are available. There’s a wealth of indoors and outdoors activities and huge bags of fun for all ages including a water park and fairground style rides.

-Horse riding in Minehead is a popular local pastime, and guests visiting the town can even arrange to bring their horses on holiday with them and house them at one of the local stables. There are riding tours for everyone from the absolute beginner to the certified cowboy with numerous trails and rides in the surrounding area.

-Exmoor National Park is a natural paradise with tranquil bush walking tracks, quiet picnic spots and breathtaking scenery. The park offers everything an action packed adventure holiday in nature could ask for, with an abundance of wildlife and exciting adrenalin rush thrills, cycling, rock climbing and more.

-The West Somerset Railway: offers visitors a chance to explore the magnificent surroundings from the comfy seats of a vintage steam engine. The railway line opened in the 1970s, and now transports a whopping 200,000 people every year; a great outing for the whole family.

-The Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre is a one of a kind education and animal conservatory. This outdoor attraction offers visitors a chance to experience owls and falcons and other birds of prey, alpaca treks, horse riding and photography days. With lots of friendly animals, its perfect to visit every month of the year.

-Cycling in Minehead is a hugely popular recreational sport, and with all the beautiful natural surroundings and majestic cycling paths, there is a track for everyone from kids to beginners to the pros. No need to bring your own bike either, there are lots of bike hire places in Minehead to get you on your way.

The Weather in Minehead

The climate in Minehead is mild throughout the year, with the summer months getting nice and warm with temperatures up to the mid-twenties, but averaging around 23° C or so. Winter is cool but hardly ever freezing, and your holiday accommodation in Minehead will have ever available comforts to keep you warm and toasty in the winter and cool in the summer.

Travel to Minehead

Minehead is close to both Bristol International Airport and Exeter Airport, and there is a seasonal National Express coach service. The nearest mainline railway station with intercity connections is at Taunton about 25 miles away. The main road link is the M5 which runs south of Taunton.

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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            Cottage #1696442
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              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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              Cottage #6746049
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                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                  Cottage #6807674
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                    Cottage #8050071
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                      Cottage #6495953
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                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                House #8050672
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                                  Farmhouse #1881867
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                                              Mobile Home #1948151
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                                                Cottage #1969396
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                    Cottage #6024105
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                                                      • 4 BR
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                                                      Cottage #1867281
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                                                        Farmhouse #6721363
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                                                                    Cottage #1967261
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                                                                      Cottage #8078009
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                                        Barn #8138879
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                                                                          Apartment #1675800
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                                                                                Bungalow #1874577
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                                                                                  Cottage #6723110
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                                    Cottage #6816665
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                                                                                      Cottage #6711696
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                                                                                        Cottage #1110550
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                                                                                          Apartment #1680618
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                                                                                            • 6 BR
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                                                                                            House #6723106
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                                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 3 BR
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                                                                                              Cottage #1868285
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                                                                                                Cottage #8166559
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                                                                                                  • 6 BR
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                                                                                                  Cottage #1963985
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                                                                                                    Cottage #1965472
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Wonderful house with enough space for 5 families!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lowood is a beautiful house full of character with lovely gardens in a great location. 5 double bedrooms gave all the parents in our gang a room of their own, and the two adjoining bedrooms upstairs became the girls dorm and the second living room downstairs, with the addition of the z-beds, became the boys dorm. The dining table took 18 of us and we squeezed in the little kitchen table so we all ate together, which was really special. Comfortable beds, cosy wood burner and very well-equipped kitchen (kitchens - there are 3!) made for a very relaxing and luxurious stay. And to top it off, fantastic walks over Exmoor from the front door (and beaches with fossils a quick drive away). We will be back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful, well decorated, ideally located cottage!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just a short walk from the town centre, beach and beautiful countryside this was an ideal cottage for two and a small dog. Could easily fit a family of up to four too. Lots of lovely touches to the cottage and a real place for respite! We loved our stay and found Verity welcoming and friendly. Would happily re commend to anyone :)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Well above usual standard everything smart fresh and clean very well equipped decor beautiful

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I will definitely return to this property absolutely ideal for a restful break lovely and peaceful but only a few minutes to Dunster by car and only 10 minutes to Minehead the owners are perfectly lovely! Booked this for a valentine break only to find the decor was a romantic red theme! Perfect!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017