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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 12 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
(35 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6807674
35
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(60 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8171244
60
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6746049
19
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8150722
12
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1994893
4
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8129708
18
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(21 reviews)
avg/night
  • 8 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 14
House #8153852
21
Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Barn #8058695
18
Viewed 18 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 65 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 17 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 36 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #8062531
4
Viewed 32 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
Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #8168152
13
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8130705
16
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(38 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Barn #8170455
38
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1776176
14
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8035090
5
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1833102
7
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1820251
10
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8270137
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Cottage #8075637
11
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1948151
Viewed 11 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 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6495953
32
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
House #8138536
9
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8143920
9
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8172934
6
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #433570
17
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6102359
3
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8236685
2
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1870917
2
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 9
House #8209211
1
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Farmhouse #6721363
3
Viewed 15 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 7 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 30 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 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Bungalow #8151601
3
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 6 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 13
Barn #1678658
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8128088
15
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #8258775
2
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Farmhouse #8061898
4
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6843040
3
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
 

Recent Reviews

Quaint country home in a superb location

5 of 5
Great communication on how to find the property. Lovely & tidy upon arrival. Beautiful garden. Superb location. We would definitely recommend staying here.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Beautiful cottage

5 of 5
This is a beautiful little cozy cottage in the middle of the village. The owner had even left us a wonderful lemon cake for our arrival. I hope to be able to book this cottage again in the near future.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017