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Anchorage

Watchet, Somerset (Ref. 975928)

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  • Bedrooms

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  • Bathrooms

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  • Pets

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Features

  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

    • “Excellent facility-home away from home. Everything you want for a comfortable stay. Plenty to do if you are happy to drive or enjoy walks and keep yourself and young family occupied.”

    Mrs Patel, ILFORD, August 2018

    • “It was a lovely place to stay, the views were amazing from the net room - which was perfect for chilling, watching tv or playing cards. It is in the perfect location for exploring the stunning Somerset coast and countryside..”

    Mrs Bartlett, Carterton, June 2018

    • “Fabulous property that was very well appointed with fantastic views over the beach, not sure there’s much that could be improved on!”

    Mrs Carpenter, Fareham, May 2018

    • “A lovely cottage with nice furnishings the net room and views we're something else Only downside the brick path in back yard when wet VERY slippery needs a good clean”

    Mr Cross, Goole, May 2018

    • “A fantastic holiday cottage set in a great location to visit all the local attractions. The cottage has everything you need, comfortable furnishings, large family bathroom, spacious living space and converted net room to relax and watch the ocean. Our 2 and 5 year old simply loved waking up in the morning, making a cup of tea and strolling down to the beach to fossil hunt and stone skip before breakfast. Watchet village has everything you need... Beach, Harbor, Great pubs (Pebbles Tavern being the favorite), Takeaways, little supermarket and WSR steam train line! Dunster a short drive away, Minehead by steam train within 30 mins, Porlock under an hour... and if you felt adventurous Croyde bay within 1hr 30mins with super Exmoor views en route. We can't wait till we can visit again.”

    Mr Sleeman, Oxted, April 2018

    • “This is our second visit to Anchorage, this time we brought our daughter and grandchildren. Five of us were extremely comfortable in the property and had everything we needed. a real home from home. The net loft was very popular, we would like one at home to put the children in!! Watchet is lovely, friendly people, adequate shops, plenty of cafes and pubs and a beach with fossils! Our favourite haunt was Driftwood cafe in Blue Anchor Bay, lovely staff and great value food especially the breakfasts. Dunster Castle and Tropiquaria were also great hits. Hope to make another return visit sometime.”

    Mrs Stubbs, DERBY, March 2018

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The Property

In Watchet, a ‘toes in the water’ cottage with terrific views over the beach to Wales. Once part of a row of early Victorian fishermen’s cottages, now smartly transformed with the old net-drying loft converted into a comfortable look-out across the Bristol Channel. At the back, your own enclosed, partly covered courtyard with stable doors to footpath (shared with immediate neighbour) and own terrace (picnic table/chairs) above the beach.
Door from pavement into living/dining room with smart TV; kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, washer-drier, fridge-freezer, electric oven/gas hob) with back door to courtyard with wet-room shower and separate loo. From the courtyard, stairs up to the 'net loft' sitting room with smart TV, PlayStation 3 and fantastic sea views. Back in the cottage, steep stairs up to a double bedroom (5' bed) and spacious bathroom (suite, shower over bath, two washbasins); more stairs up to two further bedrooms under the eaves (sloping ceilings) - a single with sea view, and a twin (hooks for clothes-hanging). Car park, 100 yards; permit provided for one car. A surprisingly spacious, characterful cottage with 21st cent. comfort, 100 yards from pubs and shops.






Watchet: little old town (shops, restaurants, pubs, esplanade, museum, fishing trips), once a harbour where Coleridge is said to have met his ancient mariner, now a marina with pleasure boats. Station on Britain's longest steam railway between Bishop's Lydeard and Minehead (seaside resort, 6 miles). Sandy beach at Blue Anchor, 3½ miles. The Quantock Hills, 3 miles.

Accommodation

Over three levels. One first floor king size double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, two basins. Two top floor bedrooms: 1 x twin, 1 x single. Ground floor sitting room with dining area. Kitchen. In courtyard (exterior access), a shower, WC with basin and stairs up to second sitting room.

Amenities

  • Central heating
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Parking is available in a public car park nearby (permit available)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property, Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

WATCHET Minehead 9 miles. Watchet is a delightful, small Somerset harbour town with a maritime history going back over two millennia, where visitors may enjoy the variety of quaint shops on offer and watch the boats in the marina. Watchet attracts railway enthusiasts from all around, as The West Somerset Railway, twenty miles of preserved steam railway, passes through Watchet and continues through stunning scenery to the coastal town of Minehead, approximately nine miles away. There are superb walks along the coast from Watchet, while towards St Audries in the east, the Quantock Hills rise to 1,000 feet above the sea and the Brendon Hills and Exmoor are to the west, within easy reach. Explore the many pretty coastal and inland villages including Porlock, with its steep hill and pretty winding streets, Dunster with its dramatic castle perched above the historic village and the busy resort of Minehead with its sandy beach, golf course and traditional seaside attractions. This is an excellent choice of holiday destination for rural beauty, dramatic coastline and splendid walking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
  • Note: Parking permit provided for one car.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.