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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.

    avg/night
    • 8 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 16
    Barn #6883382
    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
      • 4 BR
      • 4 BA
      • Sleeps 9
      Cottage #8244502
        • 3 BR
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #1859191
          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Cottage #8341082
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 3
            Cottage #6107770
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (60 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #8171244
              60
              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (35 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #6807674
                35
                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (13 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 5
                  Cottage #8150722
                  13
                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (19 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #6746049
                    19
                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                      avg/night
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #1994893
                      4
                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (18 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Cottage #8129708
                        18
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                          (21 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 8 BR
                          • 4 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 14
                          House #8153852
                          21
                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (19 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Barn #8058695
                            19
                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                              (14 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 8 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 21
                              Farmhouse #1881867
                              14
                              Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                Very Good! 4.2/5
                                (13 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #8050071
                                13
                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (32 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #1970333
                                  32
                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Barn #8062531
                                    4
                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #6715970
                                      6
                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                        (6 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #6945356
                                        6
                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (16 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #8130705
                                          16
                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (14 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 7
                                            Cottage #8168152
                                            14
                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                              (10 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Cottage #1820251
                                              10
                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #1776176
                                                14
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #8035090
                                                  5
                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (39 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    Barn #8170455
                                                    39
                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (7 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Apartment #1833102
                                                      7
                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Cottage #8270137
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (11 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                          Cottage #8075637
                                                          11
                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Cottage #1948151
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (7 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Cottage #8125207
                                                              7
                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #1870917
                                                                2
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                  House #8138536
                                                                  9
                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8143920
                                                                    9
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #8236685
                                                                      2
                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #8172934
                                                                        6
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #6102359
                                                                          3
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #6495953
                                                                            32
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                              Farmhouse #6721363
                                                                              3
                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                                House #8209211
                                                                                1
                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                                                  (7 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #8138734
                                                                                  7
                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (26 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Barn #1781568
                                                                                    26
                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      House #433570
                                                                                      17
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (9 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Cottage #8161402
                                                                                        9
                                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (6 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                                          House #8057482
                                                                                          6
                                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Bungalow #8151601
                                                                                            3
                                                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 6 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                                                              • Sleeps 13
                                                                                              Barn #1678658
                                                                                              1
                                                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (15 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #8128088
                                                                                                15
                                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                  House #8258775
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (5 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                    Farmhouse #8061898
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (8 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #732517
                                                                                                      8
                                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fabulous property very quiet location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A real 5star property, immaculate, clean and spacious, the hot tub was a bonus
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely upside down barn conversion

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Myself and my partner along with my parents and their Scottie dog "Ruby" stayed at this lovely upside down barn for 4 days. Good communication and directions were sent via email before arrival. The owner met my parents on arrival showing them around and left some loungers to sit in the garden to soak up the Somerset sun. The barn was well equipped, spotlessly clean and tidy. This is a credit to the owners. The view from the garden looks over the Blackdown hills to the Wellington Monument and is a totally relaxing place to stay. Its only a few minutes drive from Wellington town centre and about 20 minutes to Taunton. This was a perfect location for us and we enjoyed our stay. We would totally recommend this barn it was perfect for 4 adults. One bedroom with ensuite and the other bedroom had two single beds that were made into a king size bed with the bathroom outside. The upstairs is open plan has two very comfortable leather settees in the lounge area with two patio doors opening up onto the garden. The kitchen/dining area had everything you needed. Thank you Philip and Sarah we hope to return in the near future. 🤗
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017