|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This 400 year old terraced cottage, overlooking Watchet’s ancient harbour, is an ideal place for your holiday. Perfect for a family or group getaway, Harbour Cottage has plenty of room for all. Located right in the centre of Watchet, the cottage has a delightful, enclosed terrace backing onto the harbour. A great place to sit and witness one of the highest tidal ranges in the world. Watchet has a long history which is evident all around, and just outside the front door of the cottage is the town’s old gaol and museum. There is a good range of shops, pubs, tea rooms and restaurants, and the harbour is a great place to sit on sunny afternoons and enjoy an ice cream. The two beaches are perfect for rock pooling, fossil hunting and are dog friendly all year round. Watchet also benefits from having a railway station connected to the West Somerset Steam Railway. This well-run line offers a great day out for all ages.Nearby Minehead has a good range of shops and other amenities. Visit Dunster Castle and medieval village, Porlock Weir and the Victorian towns of Lynton and Lynmouth for a great day out. For those who enjoy walking, the famous South West Coast Path starts in Minehead, with the West Somerset Coast Path linking it to Watchet. There is a wealth of spectacular walking on nearby Exmoor, The Quantock and Brendon Hills. There are beaches at Minehead, Blue Anchor and Dunster and a little further afield are the brilliant surfing beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe. Horse riding, fishing and golf are all available locally. Shop and restaurant 100 yards, pub within 50 yards.
My husband and I have been lucky enough to stay in this property many times over the last few years, and we've always had a fantastic time. We've been there with my parents and uncle who loved the décor and location of the cottage as well as the feel of the local area. Enjoying walks along the beach and trips out to nearby Dunster. We've also taken our kids there during the school holidays and they thoroughly enjoyed the games room on the top floor and watching the tide come in and out right by the back garden. Being able to take our dog was a bonus too, he stretched his legs along the pebble beach every day!
The photos on this website have captured the beauty of the cottage and surroundings perfectly but being there in person is even better! We fell in love with it the first time we visited and just keep going back.
The property is kept immaculately, and has everything you could need in a holiday home. The owner have a file with local walks and restaurant suggestions etc for guests to flick through, which we've referred to many times.
Pebbles Tavern next door is a lively little bar, which is good fun for a night out and they often have live music, and strange themed evenings (Bring your own cheese night, being one last time we were there). The Star pub about 100 yards away is a wonderful place for food, and the staff have always been friendly and helpful (would recommend booking a table as gets booked up at weekends).
Days out to Dunster, Lynmouth and Lynton are a must.
Really hope you enjoy your stay as much as we have... we're hoping to go back again this year.
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