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Unique, cosy holiday thatched cottage, over 400 years old, Grade II listed.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 63 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4. 2 dogs welcome. Free Wi-Fi. 1.5 miles from sea on West Somerset Coast.

3 Star rating with VisitEngland.

Full of character and antiquity, retaining most of its original features including: exposed beams, bread oven, large inglenook with gas powered log fire, bread oven, spiral stone-clad stairway to an ancient door. Good standard of décor and cleanliness, fully and sensitively restored.

Whilst retaining its character, the cottage has all the mod-cons you need for a comfortable, relaxing retreat (including free wi-fi); it is warm and cosy during the winter and cool and airy in the summer. There is free roadside parking about 100 metres from the cottage and a large public car park in the village centre (close to the cottage). Unloading/loading space is available in the courtyard behind the cottage, accessed from the road.

It sleeps 4 people, with two bedrooms upstairs: one large king size with en suite shower room attached, and a second standard double.

The cottage has a downstairs bathroom with WC (and shower attachment over the bath) and separate utility room.

Up to two dogs are welcome, free of charge – and the area is full of well-signposted public footpaths and tracks where they can be exercised.

The cottage has a large and enclosed landscaped garden, providing total privacy - with natural pond, summerhouse and decking – creating a nature retreat for relaxing quality time, as well as a secure play area for children and dogs. Accessed via a private pathway approximately 25 metres from the rear of the cottage.

This is a prime location to explore West Somerset and North Devon. The cottage is 1½ miles from the sea and there are some beautiful, sandy (and safe) beaches a short drive away.

The cottage is in the centre of the attractive, bustling and vibrant village of Williton.

Village shops (selling local produce), as well as old pubs serving local ciders and beers, are only 150 yards away. Between Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills, Williton is 2 miles from the historic port of Watchet with its new marina. The village is only half an hour’s drive from the M5 motorway, exiting either at Taunton or Bridgwater, with the A39 running through it on towards Minehead.

The tranquil scenery of the Quantock and Brendon Hills, and the breathtaking valleys of Exmoor National Park (where the high land meets the sea), make it an ideal holiday for walkers and hikers. Outdoor pursuits of fishing, golf, horse-riding, walking, fishing and sailing are only a short drive.

Attractions in the immediate area include: Dunster Castle and medieval village (National Trust), West Somerset Steam Railway (with Williton Station lower down the street), Cleve Abbey (English Heritage), Minehead, Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth etc.

More Details

Gillian Kenyon
Member since: 2018
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Gillian Kenyon

I live within Exmoor National Park in the village of Porlock, with my husband and Labrador, running a 4 star "bed and breakfast" for visitors to the area. It is very popular with walkers (many of whom stay with us on their South West Coast Path adventure and along The Coleridge Way route). Separately, we have a 400 year old thatched cottage in Williton (a village nestling in the Quantock Hills, 13 miles from Porlock) which is Grade II listed and used for holiday lets. Although the B&B and holiday cottage are time consuming and often a challenging commitment, I find this compensated for by the positive response of so many of our guests.

Gillian Kenyon purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Gillian Kenyon chose Williton

It is very unique and atmospheric, full of character and antiquity.

What makes this cottage unique

Exposed original beams and Inglenook fireplace. Grade II listed as a property of historical significance.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Williton in Williton

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 63 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Free Wifi
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Unique, cosy holiday thatched cottage, over 400 years old, Grade II listed.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and cosy cottage, lovely place to stay when we visit our friends again, and our whippet Alfie settled immediately and loved the garden. We will definitely use it again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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South West Coast Path
The Bakelite Museum
Exmoor National Park
Porlock Weir
West Somerset Railway
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Taunton (mainline)
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Ideal as a touring base for the west country. Ideal for walkers with the Mendip Hills, Quantocks and Exmoor National Park a short drive away.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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