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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
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    Barn #6883382
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      • 3 BR
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #1859191
        • 4 BR
        • 4 BA
        • Sleeps 9
        Cottage #1964921
          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
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          Cottage #6107770
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (29 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
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            • Sleeps 7
            Bungalow #1381195
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
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              Cottage #8150722
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #6746049
                12
                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #8171244
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #1994893
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (16 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Cottage #6807674
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (31 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Barn #8170455
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                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Cottage #8129708
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Barn #8058695
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                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                              (19 reviews)
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                              • 8 BR
                              • 4 BA
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                              • Sleeps 14
                              House #8153852
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #1970333
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #6715970
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                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 7
                                    Cottage #8168152
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                                    Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Barn #8062531
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Cottage #1776176
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                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Cottage #1820251
                                          7
                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Very Good! 4/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Cottage #8050071
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                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 9
                                              Cottage #8075637
                                              10
                                              Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #8130705
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                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Cottage #6777500
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                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                    • 8 BR
                                                    • 4 BA
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                                                    • Sleeps 21
                                                    Farmhouse #1881867
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                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      • 1 BR
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                                                      Cottage #6548333
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                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                        Cottage #8143920
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                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Caravan #8165046
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                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 5 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                            House #8050672
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                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Barn #8112254
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                                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (28 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #6495953
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Cottage #6945356
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Apartment #6102359
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                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
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                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                      House #8138536
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                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Cottage #1870917
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                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                          Cottage #1696442
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                                                                          Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Chalet #1839569
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                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (4 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Apartment #1833102
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                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Mobile Home #1948151
                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (23 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Barn #1781568
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                                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #438853
                                                                                    6
                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #438853
                                                                                      8
                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Cottage #8062467
                                                                                        2
                                                                                        Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (4 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 7 BR
                                                                                          • 5 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 14
                                                                                          House #1989915
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                                                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 6 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                                                            • Sleeps 13
                                                                                            Barn #1678658
                                                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                              (16 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              House #433570
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                                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Very Good! 4/5
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Barn #8093221
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                                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  Cottage #8161402
                                                                                                  7
                                                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #8171414
                                                                                                    12
                                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                      House #8057482
                                                                                                      5
                                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Gorgeous cottage, gorgeous location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have stayed in this cottage before and it was so lovely we decided to go back this year. The cottage has everything you need and is pristine and very comfortable, warm and cosy. Verity has skimped on nothing, and she's a really lovely lady too. We had a lovely time yet again and hope to go back again.Such a lovely place to stay (especially when the sun shines!). Can't praise her and her cottage highly enough. Thank you Verity.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Great cottage and location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great long weekend staying in Dunster, the cottage was amazing and we'll presented with all you could need. The welcome pack was a great touch. This is a prime example of how to run rental accommodation we had all we needed and great communication from the owners. Will definitely stay again
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Little Haven, more like Little Heaven

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have stayed in quite a few cottages in our time and this has been the best. Beautiful garden. Lovely relaxing front room. Beautiful bedrooms. Bathroom was fantastic. And the shower!!! Best shower I've ever had. The kitchen was stocked very well. Everything you could need. And with a cake and dog biscuits on arrival we couldn't have asked for more.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017