Our grade ii listed cottage has been sympathetically refurbished to provide the conveniences of modern day living whilst retaining the charm of period features: woodburner, inglenook fireplace and wooden beams as well as the wifi, flat screen hd tv and dvd player! The 3 first floor bedrooms and ground floor snug have been furnished to a high standard and will meet the needs of groups of friends as well as families with children. ‘Thatches’ has direct access to its fully enclosed private garden and off-street parking area and is a short stroll away from Williton's shops, pubs, restaurants and other amenities. Watchet's marina and beaches are just 2 miles away. This is an ideal year-round holiday or short break destination and a superb base from which to explore west somerset’s many places of interest. We have wonderful countryside on our doorstep, a beautiful coastline nearby and numerous fascinating historic buildings, museums and other tourist attractions in the area. Come and enjoy!
Cottage in Williton, Nr. Dunster, Somerset, England - Set 2 Miles From The Coast & A Short Stroll Away From Village Shops, Pubs And Restaurants
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- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Feb 2019
About Liz Whimperley-Dixon
We would like to introduce ourselves: Bob and Liz Whimperley-Dixon. We currently live in London with our young children and two dogs. We have family nearby and had finally found the perfect holiday home in 'Thatches' after looking in the area for about 3 years... nothing ticked every box for us until this became available!
Liz Whimperley-Dixon purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Liz Whimperley-Dixon chose Williton
There is so much to see and do in the area - really something for everyone for all seasons. We're a short stroll from great amenities, yet moments from wonderful countryside and a short drive from fantastic coastline.
What makes this Cottage unique
Thatches has direct access to its own secluded garden and off street parking. We provide generous living space for a thatched cottage - as well as the main living room we have a snug (with a sofa bed), a dining room and a sun room, so even when all bedrooms are occupied guests won't feel on top of each other. Our kitchen is well equipped with quality appliances and useful cooking utensils - a real home from home..and if we don't yet have something we probably will soon - just ask!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Gorgeous cottage, lots of character, friendly helpful owners!
Stayed for the weekend for a family wedding. Would have loved to be able to stay longer.
Lovely place for a holiday!
We had a lovely stay in Williton at this cottage. It was well equipped and nicely furnished, with plenty of room. It is brilliant for dogs as it is completely secure, although it's next to the road. Our dog is tiny and there were no spaces for her to escape through! One massive plus point was the excellent mattresses which gave us a great night's sleep (even though I have a bad back and usually suffer when we go away). Just to mention that the little winding staircase leading to the upstairs would not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues as it is steep and doesn't have a rail.
The owner's father, Ken, was really helpful both at the beginning and end of our stay and it was great to know that he was on hand.
The location is ideal because you can walk into Williton village in a couple of minutes, where there are supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. Also, the sea is very close by car and there are plenty of good places to visit nearby.
All in all, we highly recommend this property.
Stayed here in August. Four adults and three children. Good location with local shops and pubs close by. Good base for days out exploring the area. Clean and comfortable. Only downside would be its right on the A39. Safe with the gates closed but just noisy early morning. Would recommend though.
A Perfect weekend
We had a wonderful weekend..it was a surprise for my husband's 70th Birthday.
The cottage was beautiful. We ate out in the evening --loads of restaurants in walking distance. All 8 of us had a fantastic time.
Beautiful property full of character
Lovely property, conveniently situated close to shops, pubs etc of Williton. Tricky entrance/exit to driveway off busy main road, but plenty of room for parking - we had 5 cars parked at one point during week.
Gorgeous living room with open fire - didn’t really need it at this time of year but imagine it’s cosy in winter. Kitchen not huge but fully equipped with a slightly tricky oven - ok when we followed the detailed instructions! Plenty of crockery & cutlery for 8 of us, with a small but functional dishwasher. Enjoyed using the sun room as it wasn’t really warm enough to sit out in the beautiful garden most days. The main bedrooms were up a small, steep, stone spiral staircase - we all tended to climb up on all fours, but maybe a rope hand rail on the wall side would be useful?
Beds were very comfortable- plenty of clean bedding, pillows etc gorgeous en-suite to main bedroom with roll-top bath which sadly we didn’t use. The downstairs toilet & shower were used by most of our party.
The busy main road was quite noisy in the mornings especially but not a major issue.
All in all a great stay
Fantastic holiday, fantastic cottage. 5 star all round
Beautiful cottage in a quiet area but a short drive to multiple places like minehead and Clarke's shopping village for example. As far as a holiday in this country goes it doesn't get much better.
The beaches in the area are within easy reach & are famous for their quality. There are no fewer than six stretches of sandy coastline within 7 miles of 'Thatches'. E.g. Dunster - sand & pebbles (large picnic area & natural sea water pools & bathing) & Blue Anchor Bay or Minehead for more beach resort facilities.
Some of the other local beaches and cliffs are great places for fossil hunting including Watchet's beaches (2 miles) and Kilve (4 miles), a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Bristol Airport, the UK's 5th largest regional airport and the gateway to south west England is about 43 miles away (1 hr 15mins approx). Exeter (EXT) is about 45 miles away (1 hr 20mins approx).
'Thatches' is a short stroll from village shops, pubs, restaurants and other amenities in Williton. The Quantock Hills, Exmoor National Park and the West Somerset Steam Railway are on the doorstep and the Ancient Harbour town of Watchet is just 2 miles away. Dunster (Historic market town and National Trust castle) 6 miles. Seaside town of Minehead (8 miles). City of Taunton (14 miles) and town of Bridgwater (17 miles) with high street shops and 'out of town' retail and leisure parks.
Williton's amenities include a butcher, baker and greengrocer selling local produce as well as a post office, bank, cashpoint, petrol station, launderette, hairdresser, children’s play park and recreation ground and high street supermarkets plus pubs and restaurants.
Local attractions include: Bakelite museum and tea shop (UK's largest collection of vintage plastic). Williton Station, on the West Somerset Steam Railway route. Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
What's a bit further afield? Watchet (2 miles): Ancient harbour town with its marina, fossil-rich beaches, award winning pub and restaurants & Doniford Animal Park. Cleeve Abbey (2 miles) Dunster (6 miles): Historic market town and castle, Dunster Castle (National Trust). Seaside town of Minehead (8 miles). City of Taunton (14 miles) and town of Bridgwater (17 miles) with high street shops and 'out of town' retail and leisure parks. Exmoor National Park. The Coleridge Way. Tropiquaria (award winning animal and adventure park http://www.tropiquaria.co.uk/). Hestercombe Gardens (Taunton) designed by Luytens.
Local events include: North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival (Spring and Autumn). Watchet Carnival (Summer). Watchet Music Festival (Summer). Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival (November). Dunster by Candlelight (November).
For more details on local attractions and services you might also be interested in:
http://www.wsra.org.uk/ for West Somerset Railway Association timetables & events
http://www.watchetadvertiser.com/ for advertised services and events in the Watchet and Williton area
http://www.willitonwindow.org.uk/ for Williton's church and community magazine
Additional pricing information
Notes on prices: If you are looking for a short break stay the Owners Direct website currently returns a somewhat crude "number of nights X weekly rate / 7" estimate. Please do bear in mind that our overheads are considerably higher for shorter stays and the estimate really is a very rough guide indeed. In calculating a short-stay rental price I will be considering the size of the group, number of pets and arrival date as well as the availability of regular changeover/cleaning staff. In order for the Owners Direct website to be able to offer a more accurate price they suggest owners break down the pricing by element & that we use the "additional guest fee" or other fee options. As we can accommodate up to 9 adults but we also appeal to couples or those with young children and/or pets, coming up with a pricing matrix that doesn't (in my view) calculate unrealistic/outrageous quotes is taxing me somewhat so please do bear with me while I work on something that fits with the new website! 'Last minute' discounted rates may be available - please enquire. Reasonable offers will be considered for late availability particularly with low occupancy for "off-peak" periods. That said, please remember we do have overheads to meet associated with the upkeep of our garden, spacious living accommodation and housekeeping. I won't always be making a song and dance about reduced rates by advertising them on the website..as there is an additional charge for "special offer" advertising. I'd rather give my guests any discount I can so please do ask! Changeover Day: Changeover is Saturday during UK school holidays but generally we are flexible otherwise. Check in by 17.00 (although often possible earliEr & guests are always welcome to arrive early to leave luggage etc. while we finish preparing the cottage for handover) & check out on departure is 10.30 although later checkouts may be possible (particularly off-peak) - we will be flexible on this where possible - please ask!