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Lynton 9 miles; Weston-Super-Mare 43 miles.
Blue Anchor is a small coastal hamlet in west Somerset, three miles from medieval Dunster. Blue Anchor, well known for its alabaster rocks which are of great geological interest, is a quiet and peaceful seaside location with a wide beach, plentiful fossils and a promenade three quarters of a mile long with scenic views of Dunster Castle and Minehead Bay beyond. Blue Anchor offers peaceful relaxation, is popular with anglers fishing off the promenade, and is just a short steam train ride on the West Somerset Railway from Minehead. The Blue Anchor station waiting room and booking office have been lovingly restored, using Great Western fittings, many of them originals to the station, and the Railway Museum is housed in the former waiting room. Walk along the beach from Blue Anchor to Dunster, enjoying the views across the channel towards Wales, and wander through the mediaeval streets with the beautiful castle towering above the village. Inside Dunster Castle there are fine plasterwork ceilings and the extensive terraced and landscaped gardens contain many rare shrubs and trees, and offer marvellous views out to sea, and towards the Quantocks. Further afield, Minehead has golden sandy beaches, seaside attractions for the visitor, and plenty of cafes, shops and bistros.
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This character cottage is in the small seaside hamlet of Blue Anchor, three miles from Dunster in western Somerset. The private self-contained cottage is attached to the owner’s pub and has some fabulous features including granite floors on the ground floor, exposed beams and open plan first floor living space with pine floors. Ideal for couples seeking a relaxing holiday by the sea, and with easy access to dog walks, creative bar meals and good west country ale coupled with an excellent welcome in an award-winning pub, this Blue Anchor cottage provides a well-presented beach retreat. There is also a private patio at the front of this Blue Anchor cottage and visitors are welcome to use the pretty pub gardens and terraces overlooking the sea, and enjoy the spectacular sunsets over the Bristol Channel. There are plentiful walks along the coast either east towards the pretty harbour at Watchet or west towards the medieval village of Dunster with its historic castle, cobbled streets and bijou gift shops. A short drive from your Blue Anchor cottage will take you to the seaside resort of Minehead with golden sandy beaches and fun-filled mile-long beach promenade. Or why not discover the soft rolling hills of Exmoor with its abundance of deer, birds and gentle rivers bubbling through beautiful landscapes? All in all, a relaxing holiday in a character cottage by the sea.
Upside down accommodation. One ground floor double bedroom. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with double sofa bed.
Electric storage heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, 2 x TVs with Freeview, 1 with DVD, 1 with video, CD, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Private patio garden at front. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub next door serving meals. Note: This property accepts a maximum of 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.
Previous visitors' comments about The Rest:
Terrific welcome, everything we needed was there and the dogs had a brilliant time. We would definitely go there again and it's worth noting that the Smugglers has the best selection of gins that I have ever seen.
Mr Robinson, Wrexham, March 2013
A warm cottage welcome with flowers, tea tray, sweets and doggie mat and treats. Lots of hot water and generally warm for the time of the year with no extra cost for heating etc.
Mrs Rees, Warwick, October 2012
Great cottage beside an excellent pub where the food and service was fantastic. Exceeded our expectations and would definitely stay there again.
Mrs Lyster, Watford, September 2012
We appreciated the welcome and the friendliness of the hosts.
Mr Owen, Bath, March 2012