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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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    Barn #6883382
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              Bungalow #1381195
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                Cottage #8150722
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                  Cottage #6746049
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                      Cottage #6807674
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            Barn #8058695
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                              Cottage #8168152
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                                Cottage #8050071
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                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  Cottage #6495953
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                                    Barn #8062531
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                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          Cottage #1970333
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                                            Cottage #1820251
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      Farmhouse #1881867
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                                                              Caravan #8165046
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Barn #8112254
                                                                2
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
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                                                                  House #8138536
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                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #438853
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      Cottage #1696442
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                                                                        Chalet #1839569
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          Cottage #8125207
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                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                            Apartment #1833102
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                                                                              Apartment #6102359
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                                                                                  Cottage #1938085
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                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                    House #433570
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                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #438853
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                                                                                        Very Good! 4/5
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                                                                                        Barn #8093221
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                                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                                          Barn #1678658
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                            House #1989915
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                                              Barn #6786462
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                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                                Cottage #8172934
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                                                                                                  Mobile Home #1948151
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                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                    Barn #1781568
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                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #6843040
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Extremely well presented holiday cottage for family and pets.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a really enjoyable time at No. 2 Warmore Cottage, Dulverton. Everything we needed was available and extremely accommodating for our dog, Pepper. The beds were very comfortable and the cottage was lovely and warm. We visited many delightful villages and explored interesting rivers and harbours. Even the weather was good and dry.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful house with enough space for 5 families!

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

                                                                                                      Great location, well equipped & very comfortable.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We wanted to say thank you for making our stay very welcoming and exactly what we were looking for. The location is fantastic and your home was perfect for us as well as being impeccably furnished and of the highest cleanliness of anywhere that we have stayed previously. We hope to be able to have a return visit at some point in the future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017