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Minehead

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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  • Dove Cottage

    Minehead

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 27023

    Dove Cottage is located on the outskirts of Minehead. The terraced holiday cottage forms part of a range of barn conversions called The Hopcott. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on the moors. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Visit Minehead and enjoy a walk along the promenade or an ice cream, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. A visit to enchanting Dunster Castle (NT) with its beautiful terraced gardens, Deer Park and mill will make for an interesting day out. Beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shop 440 yards, pub and restaurant 760 yards.

    Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Payphone. Shared landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking, 43 yards. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Rose Cottage

    Wheddon Cross, Exmoor

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: B5810

    Pretty stone cottages with a shared heated indoor swimming pool
    Set in a beautiful valley within the Exmoor National Park
    Five acres of gardens and grounds with BBQ area and picnic area and a shared all-weather tennis court
    Excellent walking, cycling and riding country
    Some cottages boast four-poster beds and woodburners
    Allocated parking for each cottage





    In a setting of stunning natural beauty in the Exmoor National Park, with indoor heated swimming pool, Triscombe Farm Country Cottages are a combination of 19th century cottages and skilful conversions from existing farm buildings. Leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, games room and all-weather tennis court (please bring your own racquets and balls). Natural water is provided from our own spring. With unspoilt countryside all around, and reached by a long, sweeping driveway, the country cottages are nestling in a sheltered, wooded valley overlooking the River Quarme. Each of the cottages has been individually styled and equipped to offer comfortable holiday accommodation.

    The cottages make the perfect base for holidays at any time of the year. There are five acres of lovely gardens for you to enjoy and explore. A stream cascades through the hillside garden, there is ample space in which to sit and relax, or enjoy a family picnic or barbecue. Spectacular views across the valley to Dunkery Beacon unfold as you wander around. Badgers, buzzards, foxes, red deer and an abundance of birdlife can often be seen, so don’t forget your binoculars. Bracken Cottage ref: B5817, Juniper ref: 28060 and Primrose Cottage ref: 30027 are ground floor cottages with valley views, Rose Cottage ref: B5810 and Whortleberry Cottage ref: 29890 are cosy family cottages, Coachman’s Cottage ref: B5813 is a spacious original cottage and Garden Cottage ref: B5812 and Orchard Cottage ref: B5811 are ‘upside down’ cottages with farmland views. Stream Cottage ref: 27550 is the original farm manager’s cottage.


    From Triscombe Farm you can explore the magic of Exmoor, an area of wild natural beauty, inhabited by native ponies and red deer. Exmoor Safaris take you right into the heart of this area of heather clad moors, sheltered wooded combes, pretty villages with thatched cottages and ancient packhorse bridges. The National Park rangers provide guided walks.


    A few miles from Triscombe is Exmoor’s spectacular northern coast, the highest in Britain, where steep cliffs plunge into the sea. You can enjoy fantastic coastal walks here along the cliff top coastal path, with dramatic views of the coastline and out to sea. From Dunkery Beacon (1707ft) there are panoramic views to Wales, Dartmoor and beyond. Minehead is only 10 miles away with a beach, Butlins, harbour and fantastic steam railway. Historic Dunster (NT castle) is one of the prettiest villages on Exmoor. Porlock and Dulverton offer interesting shops and tea shops where you can enjoy a traditional Somerset cream tea. There are many places to visit locally including Knightshayes Court, a splendid Victorian house at Tiverton.


    Other holiday pursuits include fishing and sailing at Wimbleball Lake, and horse riding, mountain biking and hiking across the moor. There is so much to do locally, the owners hope to welcome you back time and time again.
    Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - the perfect base for all year round holidays. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    Stream Cottage ref: 27550 and Juniper ref: 28060 can be booked together to accommodate up to 6 people and Bracken Cottage ref: B5817 and Coachman’s Cottage ref: B5813 can be booked together to accommodate up to 4 people.

    Rose Cottage - B5810

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (first basket of logs included, thereafter £6.50 per basket). Cots and high chairs on request. CD. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio and furniture. Ample parking.

    All properties: Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire £5per person per booking. DVD. Microwave. Shared utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer (small charge) and freezer. Wi-fi. Shared payphone. Extensive shared gardens with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue area. Cycle store. Allocated parking on site. Shared games room with table tennis and snooker/pool table. All-weather tennis court. Heated indoor swimming pool (9.7m x 4.2m, depth 0.8m to 1.9m). No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds (young children must be supervised).

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  • Bank End Cottage

    Minehead

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: 25272

    This well presented detached holiday bungalow is located on the edge of Minehead at the foot slopes of Exmoor. The property is ideal for exploring Exmoor but has all the amenities of Minehead within easy reach. You can get up on the moor within a minutes drive or a short walk. There is plenty to see and do including the stunning coastline between Minehead and Combe Martin, the historic clapper bridge at Tarr Steps and the National Trust properties at Dunster. Other local attractions and activities include West Somerset Railway, horse riding and mountain biking. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/3 mile.

    15 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating and gas included (£20per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 15 steps and enclosed pond in garden.

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  • Well Cottage

    Luxborough, Watchet

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: EUL

    Located within Exmoor National Park and with magnificent views down across the valley, Well Cottage offers a peaceful retreat from the world. The pretty enclosed garden area has a good-sized patio where guests can enjoy a drink whilst admiring the surroundings and there are plenty of walks from the holiday cottage. The stunning coastline between Minehead and Combe Martin is nearby, with its beaches and quiet coves. Shops 4 miles, pub 2 miles.

    Spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Large beamed dining room with tiled floor. Large kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV, dressing area and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Telephone (emergency calls only)
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • No smoking
    • NB: Small pond in garden

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  • Little Quarme Cottages - Quarme Cottage

    Wheddon Cross, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W44012

    Lying on the edge of Exmoor, Little Quarme Cottages are a delightful haven where you can enjoy the splendour of the area. You can choose to relax in one of the six comfortable cottages available on-site (refs: W44011, W44012, W44013, W44014, W44015, W44016). Set in well-maintained gardens and grounds, the cottages are ideal for those wanting to enjoy Exmoor and the surrounding countryside and places of local interest. With all the cottages accepting pets, the cottages are great for those looking for pet-friendly holiday accommodation. As well as a being a great holiday destination, Little Quarme Cottages is also a licensed wedding venue, where you and your party can hire the entire complex to celebrate that special occasion and is located just outside the village of Wheddon Cross, which has a pub serving food and a well-stocked shop. Venturing further on to Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor’s highest point, is a short drive or a good walk from the cottages. Other Exmoor highlights include Tarr Stepps, the river at Lanacre and the pretty village of Withypool. Further afield, the coastal town of Minehead had a good range of shops and other amenities. It is also home to the West Somerset Stream Railway for those wanting to indulge in a bit of nostalgia. The medieval village of Dunster is full of charm and has its imposing castle (NT) towering over the village centre. The seaside villages of Porlock and Porlock Weir are worth a visit, as are the Victorian towns of Lynton and Lynmouth with the famous cliff railway. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Horse riding, golf and fishing are all available locally. Breach 10 miles. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 bunk bedroom (for children). First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Travel cot and high chair on request. Washing machine. Access to freezer. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: Electric coal-effect fire in living room and electricity by £1 meter. Gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared 17 acres of natural landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Communal room with wi-fi. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond and stream in grounds.

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  • 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 (for children). 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.

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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

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  • 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.

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  • 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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