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The Old Lighthouse Cottage

Watchet, Somerset (Ref. 1107877)

4.9

Helpful Holidays rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Review(s)

  • Paul

    “We had a wonderful holiday staying in the old lighthouse.”

    The accommodation was clean, comfortable and situated in an ideal location for all the amenities of Watchet.

    The accommodation was clean, comfortable and situated in an ideal location for all the amenities of Watchet.

    - Paul, April 2024

    Thank you Paul. Appreciated. Kind regards Ray. Property Owner

Summary

  • Reverse-level
  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with ensuite basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Second-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, and fridge
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Car park is a short walk away
  • Two medium sized well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub, and harbour 0.1 miles, beach 1.3 miles
  • Note: The staircase is steep and wide, yet has a rope handrail, please be careful
  • Note: Free parking for one vehicle, inc in rent

The property

Resting in the beautiful harbour town of Watchet, in Somerset, is this reverse-level cottage, The Old Lighthouse Cottage.

Set over three floors, displaying uninterrupted views of the nearby coast and Watchet harbour, the cottage is in close proximity to the stunning Quantock Hills AONB, Somerset Steam Railway and Exmoor National Park.

The Old Lighthouse has a nautical theme throughout and is the perfect holiday retreat for families and friends alike, sleeping four guests over two floors and accommodating two small, well-behaved dogs.

On arrival at the cottage, park up in the nearby free car park, whilst making your way through the characterful front door and up to the second floor, where you will find the bright and spacious open-plan living space; cook up a storm in the contemporary kitchen, dine with direct views of the scenic backdrop of Watchet Harbour and Marina, as well as the Bristol Channel and distant views of the Welsh Coast, or relax in front of the TV, as the world goes by in the nearby town of Watchet.

As the evening sets in, head down the rope-lined staircase to the spacious bedrooms, carrying through beamed ceilings and skirtings, offering a charming place to rest your head and unwind.

Watchet itself is rich in history, and has maritime Museums of its past, whilst its newly built East Quay, located on the harbourside, homes a café, art gallery and studios.

The lively esplanade supports local markets, street fairs and music events which reflects its diverse culture.

Amenities include a vast mixture of small family-run shops, deli, butchers, pharmacy, delicatessen, hardware, antique, clothes shops, doctors, post office, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

Boasting an excellent travel network, a regular bus service runs to both Taunton and Minehead.

The Exmoor Coaster open-top tour bus runs from Minehead through the Exmoor National Park, up Porlock Hill to Lynmouth & Lynton, offering spectacular views.

Take a stroll alongside the East Lyn river to from Lynmouth to National Trust, Watersmeet House.

Avid walkers will also enjoy woodland walks along East Lyn & Hear Oak rivers.

Those who feel energetic will appreciate the breath-taking views from the Valley of the Rocks, near Lynton overlooking the Bristol Channel.

Heading to the medieval village of Dunster, its resident castle is worth a visit, featuring a working water mill and a lovely tearoom, while Dunster Marsh Beach is a short car journey away, with stunning views of the surrounding coast.

Sitting between two stunning walking areas, the Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, routes are also in abundance, including the Mineral Line, trails surrounding Quantocks, and walks around Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor, also offering kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding activities for all the family.

Make some great memories in Somerset by staying at The Old Lighthouse Cottage.

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About the location

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.

Please note: Steep staircase.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas