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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! 4.9/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
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    Cottage #8171244
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      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
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      Cottage #8150722
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        • 9 BR
        • 6 BA
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        • Sleeps 28
        Chateau / Country House #78091
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          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #6807674
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            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #6746049
            10
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #1994893
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 4
                Barn #8062531
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                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cabin #52818
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
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                    Cottage #6777500
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 7
                      Cottage #1696442
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                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                        • 7 BR
                        • 4 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 21
                        Farmhouse #1881867
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                          • 5 BR
                          • 5 BA
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                          House #8050672
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                            Very Good! 4.0/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #8050071
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                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                              • 1 BA
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                              Cottage #6548333
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 3 BA
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                                Cottage #6501954
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                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Cottage #8090320
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                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #1870917
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                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #6715970
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                                      Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Apartment #8083217
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                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Apartment #6102359
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                                            • 7 BR
                                            • 5 BA
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                                            House #1989915
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                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilets
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Cottage #8161402
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                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Cottage #1110544
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                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Apartment #1833102
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                                                  Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Cottage #1887288
                                                    2
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Cottage #1110545
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Cottage #8172934
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                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          Cottage #1969396
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            Cottage #1190007
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                                                              • 6 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
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                                                              House #8150830
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                Cottage #1967261
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                                                                  Cottage #1965472
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                                                                    • 10 BR
                                                                    • 9 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 22
                                                                    House #8051701
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                                                                      • 1 BR
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                                                                      Cottage #1110546
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Barn #8138879
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                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Apartment #1675800
                                                                          3
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Apartment #1845089
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #1803160
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                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                Bungalow #1874577
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                                                  Mobile Home #1948151
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                                    Cottage #6024105
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                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                                                      Farmhouse #6721363
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                                                                                      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                                        Cottage #6723110
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Apartment #1110552
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #6711696
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Cottage #1110550
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Apartment #1110548
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                                                                  Apartment #1680618
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                                                                                                    • 6 BR
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                                                                                                    House #6723106
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                                      Cottage #1868285
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      What a gem

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Janet was really friendly and very accommodating with our rather vague arrival time. House was immaculate.the flowers,cake,bread,butter and milk was a fabulous surprise. The location is super. Very quiet but only a few minutes walk into Dunster centre. Castle entrance also only a few minutes walk. Our 2 dogs loved the underfloor heating! We were all very cosy and warm. Parking is virtually outside the door.but a word of warning about the beds..they are so comfy you might not want to get up. Best night's sleep ever!! Can't praise this property enough. Best equipt kitchen I have seen! Thank you Keith and Janet for a truly wonderful stay
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      The Cross in Minehead

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We would like to start by saying Fab Fab Fab cottage the cross is. It was cozy, well furnished and an amazing garden and patio. We have spent Christmases in Minehead for the last 5 Years, this year was one of the best we have had. We cannot wait to return in June to the CROSS for a weeks Stay. Many Thanks to Verity and Family for the use of the cottage . The Cross is to be commended. I would recommend it to anyone.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful cottage in a perfect location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lower Moor Farm Cottage is a fantastic place to stay. It's an extremely comfortable, well equipped, relaxing cottage and its location - enabling you to walk straight from the door up on to the moors or onto the coast path - is perfect! Also, only short drives are needed to other great walks in the area. The garden was enclosed and safe for our dog - at this time of year we didn't make use of the seating areas, but they look very inviting for warmer sunny days. We also appreciated having a private parking space. We wouldn't consider any other cottage when returning later in the year.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016