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Beautiful C17th Thatched Cottage: WIFI, Woodburner, Enclosed Garden & Parking

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,356 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Williton, Nr. Dunster, Somerset, England - Set 2 Miles From The Coast & A Short Stroll Away From Village Shops, Pubs And Restaurants

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!

Liz Whimperley-Dixon
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic break in a beautiful cottage! Can recommend Tarr Steps & canoeing on Wimbleball Lake. (extracted from visitor book at Thatches)
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Williton in Williton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1356 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please keep pets downstairs & remove any evidence of them from the garden & the house on departure.
  • If your pets tend to jump on furniture please bring your own pet blankets & remove the fabric cushions from the sofas out of consideration for others.
  • Please let us know of any damaged items ASAP. Have a fantastic time at Thatches & please fill in our guest comments book!
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Double ended roll top bath w/ period style shower attachment
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor shower room & toilet
  • En-suite family bathroom to bedroom 1 with roll top bath and shower attachment via mixer tap, WC and bidet. Downstairs shower room with WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , King Size bed & room for a travel cot (which we can provide)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , bed is 4ft wide and classed as a "small double"
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/9 (3 Bedrooms) 4th room with sofabed Notes on bedrooms: First floor: bed 1 sleeps 2 (+infant if required): king size bed. Bed 2 sleeps up to 3: double bed and single bed. Bed 3 sleeps up to 2: small double bed. Snug/bed 4 (ground floor) sleeps up to 2: leather double sofabed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: 'Thatches' has plenty of old world charm and character but is bang up to date with quality fixtures, fittings and facilities including WIFI access. We're quite new to Facebook, but do look us up - we're keen to expand our Facebook photo library of Thatches and the surrounding area. Have you stayed at Thatches? Then please do pass on any photos to us that you are happy for us to use (credited of course!) Outside: 'Thatches' has its own fully enclosed secluded garden with parking area, lawn area, patio and flowerbeds. Outdoor furniture & BBQ provided. Utility Room: Washing machine & tumble dryer located in the kitchen and washing line in the garden. Clothes airer, laundry basket, steam iron and ironing board also provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh bed linen, bath and hand towels are provided at least weekly & with each change of let. The property is cleaned before & after occupation. Additional house keeping services & dog walking/sitting can be arranged locally for an additional charge. Other: Full GFCH + woodburner, bed linen, towels & a good selection of kitchen equipment. A selection of games, books and DVDs. Cot, highchair and stair gate are available on request. Payphone & free WIFI access. Garden table and chairs plus parasol and BBQ


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Beautiful C17th Thatched Cottage: WIFI, Woodburner, Enclosed Garden & Parking
average rating of 4.857143 based on 25 reviews

A Superb Cosy Cottage, a little gem in Somerset.

  • 5 of 5

'Thatches' is a very pleasant well equipped cottage, everything you need has been carefully thought about & supplied even tea, coffee and a pint of milk in the fridge, biscuits too! (Very thoughtful) We thoroughly enjoyed our visit as it allowed family from different areas of the country to meet up & stay very comfortably together, the bedrooms were perfect for our family needs, one with a gorgeous en-suite with a freestanding bath, lovely!!

Also a very handy 'snug room' with sofa bed which was a bonus for any extras.

The cottage was super warm and a wood burner in the lounge to boot so made for great snug nights in, the kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could need. The cottage was a proper home from home enabling our family to enjoy meals together around the large table which was fab.

The lounge has a tv, stereo/ cd player, games & dvds and plenty of books throughout the cottage so something to keep everyone occupied.

On arrival we were met by Ken who did a grand job showing us around the cottage making us feel very welcome which was super (Thanks Ken) his local knowledge was great too, Williton has everything you could need; a great little high street, pubs, resturant & cafes, fish bar, petrol station & supermarkets for the little things forgotten.

'Thatches' is a little gem very much worth a visit. Thanks Liz for thinking of everything & making our family time together even better, go on book it you'll love it too! .

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a great time with us & thank you so much for taking the trouble to write such a detailed review!
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A Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 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.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property full of character

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday, fantastic cottage. 5 star all round

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Christmas at Thatchers

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay for a week over Christmas and especially enjoyed the extras that made the stay even better (Christmas tree, Santa key, Christmas cards, the baby monitor and night light.).

The kitchen was great and we had no problem making Christmas dinner for our party of 9.

The bathroom distribution was the only tricky part as the only bathroom upstairs is the ensuit so that makes a bit tricky for the other bedroom guests if they need the bathroom at night (having to go downatairs). Also the ensuit upstairs only has a large bath, which, even though thoroughly enjoyed by the younger generations, was a bit more tricky for the older generations... (shower downstairs)

The bed was really comfortable and we sleep really well!

Despite being next to the main road running through Williton, the cottage was very quiet and we didn't hear any outside noise at all.

We wished we could have enjoyed the little garden more, but the weather didn't allow for that - maybe another time!

All in all we had a lovely stay in the cottage and Liz and her family were great hosts too.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Williton

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Thatches! It's a cosy, well equipped cottage with a lovely garden that was perfect for our dog. Ken met us when we arrived and was really helpful and friendly. Watchet is a forty minute walk away and the cottage is five minutes from the local shops and restaurants (the local Indian is very good). Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Bristol International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Village pubs
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Minehead & West Somerset Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended


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.

Further Details:

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 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: for West Somerset Railway Association timetables & events for advertised services and events in the Watchet and Williton area for Williton's church and community magazine


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Williton, Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
last minute summer
20 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
October half term
20 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £80

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 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!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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