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Make a holiday cottage in Washford your home away from home

Located just a few miles from the coast, Washford is a small and peaceful village along the tranquil Washford River, ideal for a family holiday or romantic getaway. Surrounding the village is the beauty of Exmoor National Park, a number of museums and historical sites, and a delightful stretch of coastline. Washford is an excellent base for touring this very special part of south west England. There are some amenities in the village including shops and a post office, but some of the major towns of Somerset are very close by. HomeAway features a good selection of holiday cottages in Washford to suit a wide range of needs and budgets.

Holiday cottages in Washford offer excellent value for money. A one-bedroom apartment can start from just £240 per week. All cottages sleep at least four individuals, with some accommodating up to 12, making them perfect for a family or group getaway. Along with the many amenities Washford holiday cottages provide, most are also pet friendly and welcome children. Several offer high-speed internet access, easy beach access, and a pool. Holiday cottages in Minehead feature similar options, amenities and pricing nearby.

Things to do

-Beaches: The coast is just two miles from Washford, and well within walking distance from many Washford holiday cottages. The closest beach to Washford can be found in Watchet, a neighbouring village. The beach at Watchet is mainly comprised of pebbles, but still makes for a good stroll. Minehead, which is a little further afoot, offers a much sandier beach that is ideal for walking and sightseeing.

-Outdoor activities: With Exmoor National Park just a short drive away, there are a wealth of outdoor activities to partake in. Walking is the most popular activity in the park, and there are countless guided trails to explore. Mountain biking, horse riding, and climbing round out the list of popular activities within the varied terrains of the national park.

-Museums: Watchet, which is less than two miles from holiday cottages in Washford, is home to the Market Watch museum. It is the village’s top attraction and offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of the region. Likewise, Washford itself lays claim to the Somerset and Dorset Railway Museum. Both museums have a strong focus on local history and appeal to children and adults alike.

-Historic monuments: Though Washford is a beautiful and historic village in its own right, nearby Dunster offers more to visitors in terms of historic sites. Located on the edge of Exmoor National Park, the stunning Dunster Castle is the area’s main attraction and is an impressive sight to behold, while the Dunster Yarn Market and Dunster Church of St. George also attract many visitors throughout the year. There are holiday cottages in Dunster if tourists would like an alternative to Washford.

Weather in Washford

Washford enjoys mild weather across the seasons. Most visitors prefer to rent holiday homes in Washford in the summer, when high temperatures reach the low-20s. The region is warmest from June to September, and cools as autumn turns to winter. Winters in Washford are chilly, but temperatures in the area rarely fall below zero. Rainfall is pretty steady throughout the year, but is heavier between October and December.

Travel to Washford

Because Washford does not have a rail station, the easiest way to reach the village is by car. From the M5, drivers should exit to the A39, which runs right through Washford. Buses also serve the area, but they do not run on a frequent basis. Holidaymakers without a car may want to consider hiring one in Bristol, which is about an 80-minute drive from Washford.

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  • 8 BR
  • 7 BA
  • Sleeps 16
Barn #6883382
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Cottage #8244502
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1859191
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #6107770
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6746049
18
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(24 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6807674
24
Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(57 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8171244
57
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(33 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Bungalow #1381195
33
Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8150722
11
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1994893
2
Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8129708
18
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(21 reviews)
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  • 8 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 14
House #8153852
21
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #8062531
4
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 8 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 21
Farmhouse #1881867
13
Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1970333
30
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.2/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8050071
12
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Barn #8058695
18
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(35 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Barn #8170455
35
Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6715970
6
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8130705
15
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #8168152
12
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1776176
12
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1833102
7
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6945356
4
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8143920
9
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1820251
10
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Cottage #8075637
10
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6548333
8
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(32 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6495953
32
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
House #8138536
9
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(24 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Barn #1781568
24
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #433570
16
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6102359
3
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1870917
2
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
House #8057482
6
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Barn #8112254
2
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Mobile Home #1948151
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 9
House #8209211
1
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8236685
1
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #8161402
9
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(5 reviews)
View details for price
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 12
House #8050672
5
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8172934
5
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
  • 6 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 13
Barn #1678658
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8128088
15
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Farmhouse #8061898
3
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #1696442
9
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #732517
8
Excellent! 4.6/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Caravan #8165046
12
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Barn #8093221
7
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Bungalow #8151601
1
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
 

Recent Reviews

A smashing little cottage with everything you need on a self catering holiday.

5 of 5
The cottage along with it's location was ideal for that relaxing break. The added extras like bread and milk being brought in ready for your stay was a nice touch and much appreciated. The cottage was clean and had plenty of space for the four of us and our dogs. The location great for walkers as it's close to many foot paths and trails.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Little Haven Cottage set in the delightful foothills of Exmoor

5 of 5
Another fabulous stay at Little Haven, the gardens looking their best at this time of year. Some amazing walks with the dogs around Wimbleball Lake and Horner Woods, The dogs loved it (beware of ticks though). The cottage was as welcoming as ever. Loved the homemade chocolate brownies, ideal snacks for the walks. Made the most of the gorgeous weather and use of the BBQ to cook our fish dinner. A perfect setting. We will be back ! Simon & Mags, Harriet & Dexter
  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017