Ash Lodge

Washford near Watchet, Dorset and Somerset (Ref. 16587)

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Cottage features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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Shells Cottages

The property

Washford 0.5 miles. This detached wooden lodge is set within walking distance of the village of Washford in Somerset, in the grounds of Shells Cottage. This luxury two-storey cottage has an unusual layout, split into two sections and linked by an external staircase to the first floor, making it an ideal holiday home for two families who love holidaying together, but enjoy a bit of privacy. The modern open plan living area of this Washford cottage is on the ground floor and boasts a woodburner in a feature fireplace and door to the decked patio area, which in turn leads to the private hot tub; a perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of a busy day. Young guests, and the young at heart, can enjoy the PlayStation 3 on the first floor, while adults gather around the woodburner downstairs and enjoy the ambience of this Washford cottage, and its seamless combination of character charm and modern amenities. Get out and about while you're staying at this Washford cottage, and enjoy long walks along the coastal path or visit nearby Dunster with its NT castle or seaside Minehead to explore the sandy beach, before returning to your Washford lodge for a peaceful evening together. Note: This property is near to Refs. 16588, 11459, 13806 and 914740, together they sleep 36.


Ground floor: Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Wet room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner. First floor: Two eaves twin bedrooms. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Small kitchenette. Note: One of the first floor bedrooms has a door opening directly onto the external staircase so children must be supervised.


Electric radiators with woodburner. Ground floor: Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD. First floor: 2-ring electric hob, fridge, microwave, TV with Freeview, DVD, PlayStation 3 and 1 game. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Private decked patio with seating, BBQ and hot tub. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: The first floor is only accessible by the external staircase. Note: The owners are members of BISHTA (British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association).

Note: Up until 9th January 2016, this property has a Friday changeover day. From 9th January 2016, the property has a Saturday changeover.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Great for a girlie break”
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    • “8 of us stayed at Ash Lodge, and made full use of the facilities, including the hot tub! It was very clean, well maintained and well equipped. There was sufficient parking, lovely and cosy, and the key selling factor - the hot tub! Cant recommend it more, great value!”

    Gt5012014, London, United Kingdom, February 2015

    • “Just Brilliant”
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    • “I cannot recommend this place highly enough. The lodge is beautifully finished with high quality furniture and all the things you would hope to get in a comfortable home from home. The hot tub is a fantastic bonus and everything is spotlessly clean. Location wise, there are plenty of nice places and attractions to visit within a very short drive. When you look at the price if cottage holidays and see what you get here, it really is a no brainer to choose this location over many, many others.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Amazing & relaxing”
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    • “Lovely spacious, airy, very clean. Hot tub was amazing. Countryside was amazing. Nothing to fault about the holiday, hopefully going to try & get away again this year to here.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Thatcham, January 2014

    • “Spacious, well equipped and very clean Accomodation”
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    • “Stayed here with my wife, daughter, her partner and granddaughter. We slept upstairs in annex where we could make coffee before morning hot tub use. Our daughter, partner and the baby slept downstairs, The accommodation was handed over really clean and tidy. After arrival Lloyd arrived and explained a few details and how to use the hot tub. Dish washer was really useful as was the washing machine with a six month old baby. We could also buy free range eggs at the entrance gate. Local shops were about a mile away as were a few local pubs, Very close to Dunster castle and village which is a nice day out. Nothing to fault.”

    Rowland K, Hullbridge, United Kingdom, September 2013

    • “comfy beds, fluffy towels and a hot tub ... make a super spot fo”
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    • “An excellent place to stay to explore the area. Highly reccomended. Split accomdation is great for extended family.”

    Suzyrex, Rayleigh, United Kingdom, September 2013

    • “comfy beds, fluffy towels and a hot tub ....... make a super spot for a holiday.”
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    • “An excellent place to stay to explore the area. Highly reccomended. Split accomdation is great for extended family.”

    Suzyrex, Rayleigh, United Kingdom, September 2013

    • “Fantastic holiday lodge”
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    • “what a find this holiday location was. we were lucky enough to be the first people to stay in this brand new lodge. Lloyd and his wife catered for all our needs and went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure our stay was perfect. The lodge was in an excellent condition with everything you needed for your stay, little touches such as the washing machine and play station came in very handy. We were with another family and the 1st floor living area made sure that each family had their own privicy and independancy as there was a separate kitchen upstairs. I highly recommend a stay at this lodge to anyone and will be looking forward to booking a return again this year.”

    Chatsharris, Hemel Hempstead, April 2013

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    • “The garden space was big and great for the kids. I like the two separate floors to give privacy and the hot tub was a bonus every evening. We did go out and explore every day but we would have been happy to stay around the lodgings on a rainy day. It was close to many attractions and places of interest.”

    Mrs O'Brien, Hyde, May 2015

    • “Has a luxurious feel to whole cottage.”

    Mrs Scott, Oxford, March 2015

    • “"Everything at Ash Lodge was great. The cottage was spotlessly clean, location was good spot to be in and near to lots of lovely places to go. Owner was very nice. Would absolutely come and stay again and recommend to family and friends."”

    Mrs Moylan-Woolams, Berkeley, February 2015

    • “The holiday was fantastic - we spent alot of time in the lodge with friends, and the lodge was excellent. The hot tub was Fantastic!”

    Mr Day, Manchester, February 2015

    • “In a brilliant location and loved the hot tub. Great facilities were provided in the cottage. Everything made for a very enjoyable break!”

    Miss Clubb, Sandhurst, January 2015

    • “We could not fault Ash Lodge in any way. The owners have thought of everything, it was perfect! We would recommend this property without hesitation and will definitely return!”

    Mrs Charles, Southend-on-Sea, August 2014

    • “The property was amazing, we absolutely loved it. Very clean and can not think of anything that would make it any better. The location was great, we didn't realise it was so close to Minehead town centre which was great. The hot tub was fab, and we will definitely be booking again. Thanks for a great time.”

    Miss Jackson, Oxford, August 2014

    • “A lovely cottage, great hot tub and it was very useful to have both a dishwasher and washing machine! VERY comfy beds.”

    Mrs Crouch, Lymington, June 2014

    • “We loved the peace and quiet of the surroundings and the fact that we did not hear our neighbours, as the lodges were very well spaced out. It was in a beautiful location not far from many towns and villages. So once we arrived we didn't have to drive very far. We visited Watchet, Blue Anchor, Dunster, Minehead and Porlock Weir. We had a ride on the steam train and the beaches were perfect for walking the dog.”

    Mrs Wheeler, Waterlooville, May 2014

    • “Very high quality accommodation with everything you could want or need. Owners go out of their way to ensure you have the best of everything from high quality furnishing to providing essentials for self catering. Well located and cannot recommend highly enough.”

    Mr Domaille, Bristol, May 2014

    • “Hot tub was a lovely end to the day!”

    Ms Baggarley, Wantage, April 2014

    • “It was a beautiful setting and a lovely place to relax!”

    Ms Howe, Swindon, April 2014

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About the location


Watchet 2 miles; Minehead 6 miles.

Washford is a West Somerset rural village, on the A39 between Minehead and Bridgwater. Located two miles from the pretty coastal port of Watchet, this is an ideal base from which to explore Exmoor National Park and The Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are many pretty coastal and inland villages to explore including Porlock with its steep hill and pretty winding streets, Dunster with dramatic castle perched above the historic village and the busy resort of Minehead with sandy beach, golf course and traditional seaside attractions. An excellent choice of holiday destination for rural beauty, dramatic coastline and splendid walking.

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