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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

                                                                                                      A home from home cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Floral Cottage is situated right in the centre of Dunster, which is a wonderful location to explore Exmoor. The cottage is beautifully decorated and has a real home from home feel about it. Fresh flowers and a home made cake was a lovely touch to be greeted with. We will certainly be returning to this little gem of a cottage.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful cottage!!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My partner and I had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage!! Catherine the owner is a warm and friendly lady and all facilities were superb down to a very detailed info book on all aspects of the cottage and the area. We immediately felt at home and comfortable. What a very relaxing short break. Thank you!! We will definitely be returning next year - can't wait!! :-)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic - everything you need!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything has been thought of to make for a very comfortable stay. Really friendly people and luxurious accommodation. High quality furnishings and amazingly warm, even without the gorgeous wood burner on the go! Lovely views and so peaceful. On a clear night we went out into garden, it was pitch dark and the stars we could see were amazing, clearest I've ever seen the Milky Way Galaxy! I love the fact that in most of the pubs in this area you can sit with your dog, which is great if you're out walking and fancy stopping for a bite to eat or a quick pint! Minehead is worth a trip, and go to the Apple Tree Café (number 1 in Menhead, just look at the cakes) as they LOVE dogs and give them treats and their own blanket to lie on when you go in! I would definitely return to these cottages as they are 5 star quality and you just step out of the front door and you've countryside walks straight away - and I'd love to see the 4 resident dogs again, so friendly!!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016