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Make a country cottage in Watchet your home away from home

Watchet is an ancient port town on the Somerset coast between Minehead and Taunton. With its position on the Bristol Channel, antique harbour and quay, and its winding cobbled streets, Watchet offers holiday makers a quiet and idyllic setting for their time away from home – the perfect place to either do nothing except enjoy the surroundings or have an active adventure holiday. HomeAway has an excellent selection of holiday homes in Watchet to choose from for everyone. From quaint holiday cottages for two people, with good walks in the surrounds and romantic strolls to the beach, interesting barn conversions, and apartments in town to sweeping homes for families who want some down time with their loved ones – holiday accommodation in Watchet has it all and more.

Things to do in Watchet

Watchet has a number of interesting historical and cultural sites to visit, plenty to keep the kids entertained, and is in close proximity to beautiful Exmoor National Park.

-The Bakelite Museum is a national heritage listed site and is a showcase of the personal collection of Patrick Cook. It’s a fascinating trip through time and visitors of all ages will enjoy the exhibits of everything made from Bakelite which include vintage cameras, radios, telephones and even a coffin.

-The Quantock Hills: are a region of breathtaking natural beauty and one of the main reasons for choosing holiday cottages in Watchet. Nature lovers will be in awe of the rolling area that was occupied as far back as the Iron Age. There are plenty of walks and nature adventures to be had, and it is home to lots of wildlife and beautiful flora and fauna. Great care is being taken to conserve the area and keep it as majestic for generations after us to enjoy.

-The Market House Museum is a popular tourist attraction. Even though it is extremely small, it is literally jam-packed with exhibits, photos, stories and artefacts showcasing Watchet’s colourful history. There are fossils and artefacts from the stone and iron age and the place is well worth a visit.

-Doniford Farm is a must if you chosen holiday accommodation in Watchet. Meet Mr Snood the friendly turkey, who would like a cuddle before anyone else, chill out with the farm animals and enjoy a great lunch in the café afterwards. It’s a super fun family outing and even your hardest customers – the sullen teenager – will have a smile on their face when they leave.

-The West Somerset Railway is a hugely popular tourist attraction. What better way to explore the countryside or even take a trip up to the Dunster Castle, than on a vintage steam train ride? There’s lots of fun events and festivities on every weekend at the railway.

Weather in Watchet

The enviable climate makes Watchet holiday cottages an all year round choice, with mild to warm weather in summer and cool weather in winter. Summer averages at 24°C and winter 2°C, and very rarely below freezing.

Getting to Watchet

Mainline railway services run to Taunton and Bridgewater with onward travel on local bus services, taxis or hire car. For drivers, the M5 runs close to Taunton and Watchet lies off the A39 and A358 about 18 miles from the motorway. The town is also about an hour away from Bristol International Airport.

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                      Cottage #1967956
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                                      House #1689192
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                                        Cottage #6496915
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                                          Cottage #6496908
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                                            Cottage #6496909
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                                              Apartment #1874567
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                                                Cottage #6496907
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                                                  Cottage #6496911
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                                                                Cottage #1868247
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                                                                  Cottage #1859097
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                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                        Cottage #1994893
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                  Cottage #8050071
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Outstanding

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      With all the holiday rentals I have stayed in, this far out-ranks any by a long way. The owners care, thought and consideration for their guests comfort is something to be admired. The quality of fittings, utensils, furnishing and bedding is second to none. The cleanliness is unbelievable. I have never been anywhere and not washed the cutlery and plates before I have used them - but not here! It's immaculate. Like many, I read the reviews before I book anywhere and, for this property, with the exception of one (which of course, we have all read), they are all 5*. My Weimaraner unfortunately died a few years ago and I have never replaced him. To say this is a dog friendly cottage is an understatement. In a spacious and warm utility area, there is a very large cage and beautiful bed. By the side is a comfy settee if your dog prefers. With it's own private shower; doggie mat and towels, this is 5* accommodation for any size pooch. The request not to allow dogs upstairs or on the rest of the furniture in this property is very reasonable (and a rule I applied with my own dog at home). To ask that dogs be shut in the utility area if they are to be left alone is also reasonable and common sense; after all, we all know what they get up to once our backs are turned. To abuse these simple rules is total disrespect in my opinion, not only to the owners but also those guests who choose not to have a dog. I cannot recommend this property highly enough - with or without a dog. The communication with the owner is excellent; nothing is too much trouble and I received a lovely email and confirmation that my deposit had been refunded before I arrived home!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      comfortable and well equipped

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had 4 nights in this lovely cottage. The location was perfect for walking out into the village and the many walks in the surrounding area. It was lovely to have flowers and cake when we arrived and there was everything we needed for our stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful, well decorated, ideally located cottage!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just a short walk from the town centre, beach and beautiful countryside this was an ideal cottage for two and a small dog. Could easily fit a family of up to four too. Lots of lovely touches to the cottage and a real place for respite! We loved our stay and found Verity welcoming and friendly. Would happily re commend to anyone :)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017