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The traditional seaside resort town of Minehead is located where the Exmoor National Park meets the north Somerset coast. This makes it a perfect cottage holiday location for sea, sand and stunning moorland countryside.

Nestled on a stretch of glorious coastline and within close proximity of the scenic splendour of Exmoor National Park, Minehead enjoys a prime location. The town is well-known for its wide sandy beach, ensuring the resort is always a popular choice for families. The family theme continues with the Minehead Eye Skate Park where younger members of the family can enjoy skate boarding.

The pretty harbour in Minehead offers an altogether more restful experience. From here, it is possible to take both leisure cruises and fishing trips. The South West Coastal Park starts from the quayside and provides some lovely coastal walks. Blenheim Gardens, the largest park in the town, is another peaceful retreat and has a model village within its grounds.

Away from the seafront, the town of Minehead is a pleasing mix of old and new. Modern-day Minehead is represented by a good selection of high street stores and independent shops, along with many cafes, restaurants and pubs. The more historic areas of the town are typified by thatched roof buildings, narrow streets and the delightful St Michael’s Church. Just outside of the town itself, the vast expanse of Exmoor National Park is a huge draw, particularly with walkers and hikers.

Minehead has a host of attractions for all ages and is on the doorstep of the wonderfully scenic Exmoor National Park. For holiday accommodation in this area, search for Minehead holiday cottages today.

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  • Pilgrim Corner

    Minehead

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    4
    Ref: EWQ

    Quintessentially English. This is the only way to describe this beautiful, adjoining, thatched holiday cottage. The charm of the outside is again reflected in the well-appointed and beautifully presented interior. From the themed en-suite bedrooms to the enclosed private gardens complete with cedar wood hot tub (bring own towels), no corners have been cut to ensure guests have the best of everything during their stay. A tumble dryer is even provided for you to dry your own towels after using the hot tub. As well as good looks, the cottage’s convenient location means Minehead town centre is within walking distance whilst the dramatic coast and moorland countryside is all a short drive away. There is a station within walking distance so guests can enjoy the steam trains of the West Somerset Railway. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on the moors, and many places to visit to make a memorable holiday. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Looking towards Minehead there is the promenade to enjoy a walk and an ice cream, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. A visit to the enchanting, medieval Dunster Castle (NT), with its beautiful terraced gardens, deer park and mill will make for an interesting day out. Porlock and Porlock Weir hold plenty of charm and interest to those who visit the area. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    Spacious, beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with tiled floor. Spacious, beamed kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. Utility. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, two with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • Blu-ray player
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • W-fi
    • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Roadside parking
    • Private hot tub with changing facilities (bring own towels)
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: 7 steps and covered pond in garden

  • Troytes Farmhouse

    Tivington, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: NT003039

    National Trust Holiday Cottage


    This charming former farmhouse, set on the Holnicote Estate, is an ideal venue for a family or small group of friends to enjoy a holiday together. This well-appointed, detached accommodation will ensure a comfortable and restful stay. Furnished and presented to a very good standard, Troytes Farmhouse provides a welcoming return after a busy day exploring this unique part of Somerset.
    With Exmoor and the coast on the doorstep, the area offers great walking with striking views from some of the highest sea cliffs in the UK. The nearby village of Porlock has a good range of shops and restaurants. Minehead has a wider range of amenities and is also home to the renowned West Somerset Steam Railway.
    Further places of interest in the area include Dunster village and its castle (National Trust), the Victorian towns of Lynton and Lynmouth with its funicular railway, Exmoor National Park and its many attractions, and the ancient harbour at Watchet. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor, with horse riding, golf and fishing all available locally. Shop and pub 3 miles.

    Spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room. Spacious well-equipped kitchen with electric range (for cooking), breakfast area and slate floor. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms; one with 6ft bed (zip & link, can be twin), one with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed garden and furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced stream in garden.

  • Mill Haven

    Dunster, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: W43495


    Located in the quiet back streets of the pretty medieval village of Dunster, Mill Haven offers flexible and well-appointed holiday accommodation. A converted bungalow, this detached house benefits from two bedrooms on the ground floor and two bedrooms on the first floor. There is an open-plan living room and a further second living room, as well as a lovely conservatory with a dining area to look over the well-maintained, enclosed gardens. Mill haven is perfectly situated so you can walk into Dunster to sample all the delights including the imposing Dunster Castle (NT). During early December, the Dunster Candlelight Festival is well worth a visit. There are many highlights to enjoy during your stay in the area. In Minehead, there is the main train station or take the famous West Somerset Steam Railway, which travels along the coast and then inland to Bishops Lydeard. There is also a beach at Minehead and a promenade, where you can enjoy a walk and an ice cream. Take regular bus services along the coast to such highlights as Porlock and Lynton and Lynmouth. If you are coming with children, a day ticket can be purchased for Butlins on the seafront. Great walking opportunities can be found in the area on both the South West Coast Path and within Exmoor National Park. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor to enjoy. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with folding patio doors/kitchen with breakfast area. Second living room. Dining room/conservatory. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 2 steps down to 1 double, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 40’’ Freesat TV. DVD. Gas hob Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and sitting-out area. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Travellers Rest

    Timberscombe, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    10
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W40132

    Located in Exmoor National Park

    In a wonderful scenic valley, on Exmoor National Park, 8 miles south of Minehead, this 17th century semi-detached character cottage is excellent for two families. In an idyllic location, with a small stream running through the valley, this cottage full of charm, with its stone floors and wooden beams, has been tastefully furnished and has a large upstairs living room with a woodburner, leading out onto a balcony. You can unwind with some stunning country walks through woodlands and the moors, go horse-riding, fishing or cycling in this unspoilt area, or visit the many attractions within easy driving. Minehead is a must with its Somerwest World Theme Park, sandy beach and scenic steam railway for a trip back in time to Bishop’s Lydeard. There is also the fascinating magical medieval Dunster Castle, Mill and Deer Park, Tropiquaria, and towards Tiverton Knightshayes Court and Gardens (NT), which will make for a great holiday. Shop and pub with food 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room with beams. Kitchen with stone floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional bunk, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with exposed wood work and patio doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Rayburn. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Two lawned gardens and furniture. Balcony. Portable gas barbecue. Parking (3 cars). NB: There is a small river close to the property.

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