This lovely Grade II listed cottage was built for the local lime kiln workers and is one of a terrace of cottages, which cluster around a charming chapel, frequented by the former landowner and still in use to this day. A peaceful location in the older part of Alcombe, a few minutes walk from the Exmoor National Park whose boundary is just up the hill beyond the cottages. Alcombe is situated on the outskirts of Minehead, a popular seaside town with shops, restaurants and a large sandy beach. The historic village of Dunster is also within a 20 minute walk with its' Castle and Yarn Market and holds the annual Dunster by Candlelight event at the beginning of December.
Pretty cottage in a peaceful location in Old Alcombe on the edge of the Exmoor National Park
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Nov 2018
About Bridget Barnes
We are a family who enjoy the great outdoors, with walking being our favourite activity, especially if there is a good pub lunch at the end!
Bridget Barnes purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Bridget Barnes chose Minehead
This part of Somerset has it all, a dramatic coastline, wild moors and wooded valleys. A much loved part of the country for my family for many years.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our favourite thing to do while staying at Lime Cottage is to take a picnic and walk up to Exmoor and enjoy the views. The cottage is perfectly located, a peaceful spot with the moor just a few minutes walk up the lane and a great local pub just a minutes walk down the lane, it couldn't be better. The pub is people as well as dog friendly too!
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Lovely cottage in quiet courtyard
We loved our stay in this cottage, situated in a quiet courtyard. Very well appointed house with sunny patio and lovely courtyard garden at the front. The neighbours were very friendly and up for a chat. Jet van den Toorn, September 2018
Perfect cottage in a perfect location!
We have really enjoyed our week in this lovely cottage which is part of a courtyard group of former workers homes and still houses a small chapel. There are many walks to be enjoyed up on the Moors above the cottage, just a short 1/2 mile up the road and it only takes 20 minutes to walk downhill into Minehead town centre. Both we and our dog enjoyed them, including coastal path walks between Minehead Harbour and Blue Anchor beach.
We had expected the cottage to be small but NO ...it was adequately roomy and would hold a family of four easily. There was everything we could wish for in terms of facilities and the owner had left a welcome pack of essentials for our arrival.
We would recommend this cottage to others and wouldn’t hesitate to return ourselves.
Thanks for this lovely review of our cottage, it really is a great area for walking and a cosy place to come home to at the end of the day!
Great cottage with a homely feel,
A lovely place to stay, not just the cottage but also the village, and of course within walking distance to the seafront in Minehead.
Lovely quaint little cottage - home from home
Had a lovely time. Great base to explore the local coastline. Fantastic walks for dogs. The cottage was only a couple of minutes from Dunster and Minehead where there are lots of places to eat and drink.
Would definitely book again!
Lovely cottage, ideal size for myself and 2 children. Nicely furnished and spotlessly clean. Very peaceful if you want to get away from it all but ideally placed with all the amenities in Minehead town centre close by. Welcome pack on arrival was a nice touch. Would definitely recommend.
Such a Lovely Place!!
What a lovely place! We stayed here for only three nights and left wishing we could stay longer. The cottage, if not very clean, had every thing we could have hoped for. The town of Minehead is very lovely with a great lunch spot in Owls: a cafe/restaurant with fantastic meals, good prices, comfy sofas and wifi. Owner is lovely. A visit to North Hill is well worth it, with wild ponies and views over the town (bit hard to find. Ask a local!) Cottage itself was nice and warm on a dreary summers day, but you could open the windows to catch a cool breeze if needed. Beds were very comfortable, booking was quick and easy, and was amazing value for money. The only reasons we would not give the collage five stars is the fact that it was not clean and the parking was about 100-150 meters away. This will definitely be our spot for exploring Exmoor in the future!
Large sandy beach at Minehead, pebble and sand at Dunster both only a few minutes by car or 20 minutes on foot.
For surfing Woolacombe Bay is approx. 45 minute drive over the moor.
The South West Way Coastal walk begins at Minehead.
Within walking distance of pubs, restaurants and the town centre of Minehead.
The historic village of Dunster with its' castle and Yarn Market is just a few minutes drive away. Minehead has plenty of shops and restaurants as well as the West Somerset Steam Railway. A little further afield are Porlock, Lynmouth and Ilfracombe with boat trips to Lundy Island.
Local facilities to the cottage include The Brittannia Arms pub, Post Office, Delicatessen, Small Supermarket, Fish and Chip Takeaway and Alcombe Tandoori Restaurant.
Additional pricing information
Short stays available low season, 3 nights minimum stay. Changeover Day: Saturday changeover during peak season though can be flexible at other times. Arrival 3pm, departure 10am.