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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      What a gem

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Janet was really friendly and very accommodating with our rather vague arrival time. House was immaculate.the flowers,cake,bread,butter and milk was a fabulous surprise. The location is super. Very quiet but only a few minutes walk into Dunster centre. Castle entrance also only a few minutes walk. Our 2 dogs loved the underfloor heating! We were all very cosy and warm. Parking is virtually outside the door.but a word of warning about the beds..they are so comfy you might not want to get up. Best night's sleep ever!! Can't praise this property enough. Best equipt kitchen I have seen! Thank you Keith and Janet for a truly wonderful stay
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      The Cross in Minehead

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We would like to start by saying Fab Fab Fab cottage the cross is. It was cozy, well furnished and an amazing garden and patio. We have spent Christmases in Minehead for the last 5 Years, this year was one of the best we have had. We cannot wait to return in June to the CROSS for a weeks Stay. Many Thanks to Verity and Family for the use of the cottage . The Cross is to be commended. I would recommend it to anyone.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Outstandingly beautiful house!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We arrived and straight away it felt like a second home, we were greeted by a warm house, fire blaring and warm lighting all around. They had left many goodies for us in the fridge and around the house and we felt very welcome there. Great size house and well equipped. One slight moan would be that a few windows do not have curtains but this was all trumped by the extremely comfy bed in the master bedroom! The beach and pier are a short walk down the road and shops are very close so it's easy to get supplies. We had a wonderful stay and would come again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016