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Moonfleat Cottage

West Quantoxhead near Watchet, Somerset (Ref. 18131)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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    6 Customer Review(s)

    Mr Nickerson
    September 2016
    “The cottage is quite unique & is ...”
    The cottage is quite unique & is obviously very much a family home. We were fortunate enough to meet Penny the owner who was charming & friendly. The situation & views are stunning, the only slight drawback is the lane seems to be used by some drivers who think they are budding racing drivers!


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

The property

Set in the village of West Quantoxhead on the edge of the Quantock Hills in West Somerset, this 300-year old detached stone cottage has stunning views towards the Bristol Channel.

This cottage feels lived in and cosy, is furnished in a comfortable style and provides ideal accommodation for a family, as the two upstairs bedrooms are interconnected by an archway.

There are some superb features in this cosy Somerset cottage, including beams, a stone fireplace with woodburner, a narrow steep wooden staircase and old solid wooden doors with latches.

The fitted kitchen has quarry tiles, and leads through to a dining room which has a single sofa bed plus a z-bed.

Outside this Somerset cottage is a large patio area with furniture, and steep steps up to a lawned garden with views towards Exmoor in the west and the sea to the north.

The Coleridge Way, a 36-mile footpath following the walks taken by poet Coleridge to Porlock, passes the front door of this Somerset cottage, and together with the Quantock Hills and Exmoor provides beautiful walking in some unique countryside.

Other places of interest nearby include Torr Cider Farm, fishing at Wimbleball Reservoir, Brewhouse Theatre at Taunton, Somerset Willow Craft, Watchet Boat Museum or deer watching on the Quantock Hills.

This Somerset cottage offers a chance to stay in a very old cottage with a choice of fine inland scenery and a dramatic coastline.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, leading to 1 x twin. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Dining room with single sofa bed and z-bed. Utility. Sitting room with woodburner.


  • Central heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Wood for woodburner available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private rear patio with furniture, steps up to lawned garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: No door between bedrooms
  • Note: Steep steps
  • Note: No infants or children under 8.

About the location


Watchet 4.5 miles; Taunton 16 miles.

West Quantoxhead is a small village on the edge of the Quantock Hills in West Somerset, and is a mile from the small sandy beach of St Audries. The bay is the sandiest around here and has something for everyone including rock pools, a waterfall and a chance to find some 200 million year old fossils. The Quantock countryside is among the finest in England and was the first to be awarded the national status of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and Quantock Common is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The hills provide almost 50 square miles of open heathland, woodland, small villages and farmland, with some beautiful countryside for walking, horse riding and bird watching. There are also well-known walking routes passing virtually through West Quantoxhead village including the Coleridge Way, Macmillan Way and Somerset Coastal Path. Within a short drive of West Quantoxhead are Dunster Castle, West Somerset Railway, Hestercombe House and Gardens, Clarke's Retail Village, Glastonbury Abbey, Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge and Exmoor.

Region Information

Note: No infants or children under 8.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas