Anchor Cottage is in the Minehead Harbour conservation area and is one of a line of fisherman's dwellings built in the early 17th C along Quay Street. Full of character.Front bedroom with window seat looks over the sea to the coast of Wales and to the east the Quantock Hills and the islands of Steep Holme and Flat Holme. Refurbished to a very high standard with central heating and log burner the property has 2 double bedrooms, new country kitchen and modern bathroom with additional wc downstairs. Steps in the hill give access to a patio, which can be lit at night, with views out to sea.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
2 bedroom character cottage opposite beach, peaceful location, coastal views from bedroom
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Oct 2018
About Wendy Steele
I moved to Somerset in 1997 with my young family. Anchor cottage has been my holiday home since 2009 and offers a peaceful and relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of every day life, with all the home from home comforts you will need. My Son Alistair has now joined me in the business, we hope you love Anchor cottage, Minehead and Exmoor as much as we do.
Wendy Steele purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why Wendy Steele chose Minehead
Minehead has long been known as 'the gateway to Exmoor' and some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in the West Country is within minutes access by car or on foot from the cottage. Activities to suit all interests are available in and around the town including riding, golf (18 holes, par 69), deep sea angling, steam excursions on the West Somerset Railway and pleasure cruises on the Balmoral and the paddle steamer Waverly from the Quay. The cottage is also on the start of the South West Coastal footpath
What makes this Cottage unique
Every effort has been made to give a 'home fom home' atmosphere and many basics such as tea, coffee, bubble bath, soap, loo rolls, washing up liquid and other cleaning materials are supplied for guests use.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Enjoyed a very relaxing week in Anchor Cottage. The location is fantastic, opposite the beach and a minutes walk from the harbour! I spent many happy hours, either in the window seat or on the terrace watching the changing view! Perfect. The house itself is very comfortable and cosy and the kitchen is very well stocked with everything you could need! A wonderful cottage that my children and I were very sad to leave.
Thank you for your great review. So glad you had a relaxing week with your children enjoying the beach and the views from the patio. Please come and visit again !
Superb. Clean, tidy and equipped with everything you need.
Second time I have stayed at this property and wouldn't hesitate going again.
Very interesting & perfectly suited to our needs !
Walking distance to everything, excellent ! Enjoyed various walking trails.
There were a few cobwebs that we cleaned up.
Very satisfied, would stay again !
Fabulous little cottage!
This is easily one of the best cottages we’ve stayed in. The location is perfect - as well as being an easy walk to both the town and harbour, we all enjoyed watching the sea from the window seats and patio!
The cottage is so well equipped, making it a real home from home. Thoughtful touches, like the milk, biscuits and tea/coffee selection on arrival, made us feel instantly welcome. The cottage itself is immaculate and the location is peaceful.
We loved our stay here and would definitely recommend it.
So glad you all enjoyed your week at Anchor Cottage and thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review.
Great cottage in great location
The cottage has old world charm but has been modernised to a good standard. Location is fantastic with sea just over the road. Appreciated the parking permit which was really useful as could always park outside.
Enjoyed Minehead and area. Dunster Castle is great and railway kept grandson happy all week.
Thank you, please come and visit us again soon.
Brilliant sea front cottage tastefully refurbished to a high standard
We have stayed here twice - once in March 2015, second time in April 2018. Anchor Cottage is now our preferred self-catering accommodation for holidays in Minehead.
There's a lovely view from the front bedroom window (with a large inside window ledge you can sit on) overlooking Minehead beach, and from the rear garden - up a flight of steps - is an even better view over the roof of the cottage. At the rear is a well-equipped kitchen, plenty of crockery, etc. (and a downstairs loo). There is even a washing-up machine, though we didn't use it as we don't have one at home and are used to washing up the old-fashioned way in a bowl.
There are few negatives. Due to the age of the property, the windows are on the small side so light levels can be low - we have the lights on during the day unless it is bright sunshine. For the age of the property the floors are quite level within each room, but there are steps down into the entrance hall from the front door, a small step down into the lounge (front room) and a small step up into the kitchen. Wheelchair users would struggle, I think.
On our stay in April 2018, the thermostat on the central heating had failed but the central heating still worked fine for us. We just switched it on first thing and switched it off when gong out and overnight.
Thank you for your very detailed review, and for your patience with the thermostat during your stay. (All sorted the next week). Come back in Summer when you can have the stable door open for extra light and the sound of the sea !
Located in conservation area next to beach.Near to Exmoor National Park
West Somerset Steam Railway station within 100metres
Historic port of Watchet with its Boat Museum. Tropiquaria Animal park with play Pirate Ships. Historic Coleridge Cottage and Coleridge Way a short drive away. Bakelite Museum. Exmoor Zoo. Ponytreking on Exmoor. Butlins day passes give access to leisure pool/ cinema/ dodgems and fairground.
Within walking distance of pubs, restaurants and the town centre.
The property is situated within easy distance of fantastic walking countryside (Exmoor National Park), and right next to the start of the South West Coast Path from Minehead to Poole in Dorset.We provide maps and walking books for guests.
Changeover Day: Saturday( but in low season November to February we are very flexible) Notes on prices: Prices shown are for the property per week in UK pounds. Short stays available from 31st October 2015 until 13th February 2016 (not including Xmas/New Year) weekends Fri to Mon (3nights) for £235 or Mon to Fri (4nights) for £255.