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Heyden Cottage

Bratton, near Minehead, Somerset (Ref. 975966)

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “The cottage is lovely, very peaceful and quiet. HH were just the booking agent and we had no contact with them in person so can't really comment on that aspect! Angie however is great, there were lovely welcoming & Christmassy touches left for us and she rang us to make sure we were happy in the cottage. It was a fabulous Christmas break in a great cottage - we'd all love to go back!”

    Fry, Crediton, December 2018

    • “Lovely location”

    Mrs Robertson, Colchester, September 2018

    • “Lovely cottage on edge of beautiful woodland with loads of tracks to explore.”

    Dr Lane, Lincoln, August 2018

    • “The cottage owner has it nailed. The property is lovely. A home from home and the midweek phone call to check everything is ok is great. It was so good I wanted to move in permanently”

    Mr Tillott, KIDDERMINSTER, August 2018

    • “The premises were very good - very comfortable and spacious and the location was excellent. The only drawbacks were no phone signal and no tv although we don't watch tv much so it didn't affect us. Definitely recommended.”

    Mrs Fowler, Attleborough, August 2018

    • “Amazing cottage, we had a great week. Everything we needed and more was supplied, really helpful caretaker Angie who was keen to ensure we had a comfortable stay. Kids loved the garden and surrounding woods which were great to explore. Really homely kitchen with big table and sofa where we spent most of the time when not in the garden. Lounge not so relaxing, not sure why just missing something, so didn't really use it. Loved the welcome info pack owner has a great sense of humour. Would thouroghly recommend especially with children, hardly noticed road, we knew the area well so knew it would be the perfect location for exploring exmoor both by car and from the front door.”

    Mrs Steels, WIGTON, June 2018

    • “My granddaughter said “It was like walking into a dream” when we arrived at the cottage. We all loved it there. It was relaxing and peaceful. We would definitely go back. Wish it slept 8 so my son could come as well as my daughter.”

    Mrs Barker, Birmingham, May 2018

    • “This cottage was one of the very best we have stayed in for the following reasons,the secluded setting in it's own grounds,the cleanliness and cosy atmosphere,it was also very well equipped with the bits and pieces that made it areal home from home.we would also note that Angie the housekeeper was on call to help if needed and obviously keeps the cottage up to a very high standard.We have plans to return!!!Thank you.”

    Mr Hughes, Wareham, April 2018

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The Property

1½ miles from Minehead, above Bratton hamlet, a classic Exmoor cottage, detached and set in 150 acres of mixed-leaf woodland (red deer, birdsong, whortleberries, walks, extensive mountain bike trails all the way to Dunster). Enclosed orchard for you to enjoy. No other houses visible (nearest neighbour, ½ mile), so wonderful night skies free of light pollution. Small suntrap courtyard (table/chairs). Along 200 yards of private, uneven drive from the road and set in a clearing, the cottage is comfortable, light and contemporary with tiled floors downstairs, original artwork and long views from all rooms across the valley to fields and heather moorland. Big heart-of-house kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven/induction hob) with sofa, big windows and woodburner. Living room (open fire, no TV). Downstairs shower-room and separate loo. Upstairs, three bedrooms - a double (5' bed), a twin, and a single (limited clothes-hanging space); bathroom (suite with separate shower), all accessed by steep stairs from either the kitchen or living room. The original wash house (washing machine, sink) has plenty of space for wet coats, boots, bicycles and dogs. Spring water. A unique place to stay: great for walkers, mountain biking and accessible solitude.

Bratton: farming hamlet below the A39 Minehead to Porlock road and on the edge of the beautiful Vale of Porlock. Minehead (Exmoor’s seaside resort, sandy beach, harbour, golf, tennis, swimming pool), 1½ miles; Selworthy (pretty Nat. Trust village) and Selworthy Beacon (one of the highest points on Exmoor, terrific views), 2 miles; Porlock, 4.


Over two floors with 3 bedrooms; 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin and 1 x single. Bathroom with separate shower. Downstairs shower room and separate WC. Large kitchen dining room with wood burning stove. Sitting room but no TV.


  • Central heating, open fire with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request, Off road parking for five cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: No TV reception
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: This property has no outside lighting so torches are recommended

Regional Information

MINEHEAD Taunton 24 miles; Bridgwater 27 miles. The popular seaside resort of Minehead occupies a wonderful sheltered spot beneath the dramatic North Hill, on the lovely West Somerset Coast. This welcoming town boasts a mile long esplanade, providing a wonderful backdrop to the golden beach, whilst the pretty harbour, visited in the summer by the famous paddle steamer Waverley, offers excellent fishing opportunities. Enjoy a nostalgic steam train journey from the seafront on the West Somerset Railway, or visit Blenheim Gardens, winner of many awards for its beautiful floral displays. Renowned for the largest herd of red deer in England, Exmoor National Park with its wooded valleys, pretty bridlepaths and heather clad moors, is well worth a visit, whilst the magnificent Norman Castle at nearby Dunster is a must.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Last minute
  • Note: Sorry, no short breaks. No TV reception. Spring water.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.