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Oak Lodge

Washford near Watchet, Somerset (Ref. 1008108)


(19 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an amazing week staying at Oak Lodge as a family of 4 over Easter."

    Our first holiday in 3 years! The accommodation is perfect. Every attention to detail has been thought of, from logs ready to go on the wood burner to the perfectly maintained hot tub – even a welcome treat on our arrival! There is a charcoal BBQ available, outdoor table & seating and lounger seats plus a garden area to enjoy with lovely views. Luckily the weather allowed us to make use of this! The hot tub is a real gem and made the whole week very special and relaxing. It was cleaned every morning by the team. The interesting noises from the local Zoo were a highlight. The grounds are kept well by someone who clearly takes pride in his work. All the facilities included inside such at TV’s, plenty of sockets, a fully fitted kitchen with everything you could want and the wonderful shower facilities it’s just like a home from home. All the beds are super comfortable as well which makes a nice change! The location is excellent with beaches, walks, pubs & restaurants and Dunster Castle 10-15 minutes away. The owners Lloyd and Lynn have done a brilliant job making our stay as welcoming and comfortable as possible and were always on hand to help, if necessary, with suggestions of where to go and what to do. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. We will definitely be back! Thank you very much, this was exactly what we needed as a family.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "The holiday cottage was a peaceful place to stay, the furniture in the lodge was of exceptional quality, the beds were so comfy."

    The cleanliness of the lodge was superb. Loved waking up to the chorus of animals at Tropiquaria Wildlife Park. The only slight negative within the whole stay was that the WiFi speed was really slow.

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2022

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by Ann MarieFeb 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Oak Lodge."

    The premises are as listed and cosy. We loved the log burning stove and the view from the lodge and its well positioned near the coast road for easy access to lots of amenities along the somerset and north devon coast including Exmoor (without the road being a nusiance). The hot tub was provate and large enough to easily fit 4 people and more importantly was cleaned every day while the kids loved having TVs in the bedrooms. We had an issue while we were there due to adverse weather conditions resulting from Storm Gladys which wasn't to do with lodge accomodation and the owners helped quickly resolve this within a few minutes of letting them know of the issue. We would recommed this location to others considering statying here

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2022

  • "What a wonderful week we had."

    The area is lovely - very pretty countryside. The lodge is far better than described. It's in the far corner of the park, with a huge garden to itself and feels very private. It was all immaculate and even included that holy grail of holiday home items - a cafetiere.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

  • "This was the first time we had used Sykes Cottages and it certainly wont be the last."

    This was a fabulous Lodge with literally everything you could ask for, not just equipment wise, but also cleanliness, peace, quiet and accessibility. Thank you to everyone who is responsible for making sure this is the best possible quality holiday - its clearly working! Great communications too both ahead, during and post holiday.

    Reviewed by StephSep 2021

  • "Booked this holiday wanting a cosy, secluded and peaceful break, and it’s exactly what we got!"

    Couldnt fault the stay at all. The lodge was immaculate and had everything we needed, and we used the hottub to wind down every evening. The location was ideal with the coast so close with walks, bike rides and a pub five minutes away. Would highly recommend and we cant wait to book again!

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2021

  • "Great place to relax and recharge the batteries."

    The place was peaceful and facilities amazing.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "A stunning exceptional lodge to explore the North Devon/Somerset coast line."

    Such a comfortable range of sofas with a very easy to use log burner. The beds were very comfortable with gorgeous cotton linen. A TV in every room if needed! Very spacious and extremely clean. The hot tub was the icing on the cake! Well maintained daily with magnificent views across the field’s. A beautiful small private site. Just what we needed after the previous year of doom and gloom. We will definitely be back! Thank you Lloyd for being at the end of the phone if needed.

    Reviewed by DebraMay 2021

  • "The Lodge was a perfect getaway."

    Beautiful location. Lots to visit and see. Would definitely recommend and book again.

    Reviewed by AmandaApr 2021

  • "Perfect cabin location for us tucked away and generally not overlooked."

    Staff were very friendly and maintained the hot tub on a daily basis. Excellent base to explore the local Somerset and North Devon area

    Reviewed by CharlotteOct 2020

  • "What a lovely lodge this is with modern facilities and extreme comfort (especially the beds!"

    ) with the added luxury of a fantastic hot tub on the decked area. Could not fault the cleanliness and wasn’t expecting the hot tub to be cleaned every day which was an added bonus. Good location for exploring the surrounding area either coastal or deeper into Exmoor. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "Oak cottage was exactly as imagined and in a great location would stay again."

    Reviewed by StephenJan 2020

  • "This is a really comfortable well equipped lodge."

    Very relaxing as it has its own hot tub and seating area. This made a great base for us. We have been to Somerset before so knew the area and and it was nice to come back. We would certainly recommend staying here as you couldn’t fault it.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2019

  • "Exceptionally clean, exactly as it was advertised if not better, and a great location for all we wanted to do!"

    Reviewed by JodieAug 2019

  • "Our family enjoyed a week at Oak Lodge and we were not disappointed."

    The lodge was immaculate upon arrival and we had everything we needed for our stay. We had a very relaxing stay and enjoyed use of the hot tub. It was very peaceful and we can only imagine how cosy it would be in the Winter months with the log fire burning. We would definitely recommend Shells Cottages to our family our friends and would return in a heartbeat. Thank you for making our holiday one to remember!

    Reviewed by KerryJul 2019

  • "We came here for our ‘mini moon’ after 18 months of planning a wedding."

    We wanted somewhere near the coast, with a hut tub and a fireplace. It was perfect driving distance from Minehead and there were loads of activities to keep us busy nearby Dunster Castle and a Steam Train going trough the country side. We will definitely be back with friends. Lloyd was very attentive too and was easily Contactable. The Gardens were well kept every day. This is a beautiful hidden gem.

    Reviewed by GemmaJun 2019

  • "The Oak Lodge was lovley set in beautiful surroundings, very clean and comfortable, the hot tub was very relaxing after a busy day."

    The owner and lady were very welcoming and helpful. Our son is disabled with MS and every effort was made to help him cope with extra equipment in the wet room. We will certainly try to make a return journey.

    Reviewed by SylviaJun 2019

  • "Oak Lodge was ideal for us as one of our guests has mobility problems and the single storey layout and the wet room were needed."

    The parking for the lodge is level and right outside the front door. The lodge has been beautifully designed and built by the owners and was warm, inviting and very comfortable with lovely open views from the lounge area. Unfortunately the cold, wet week in 'flaming' June deterred us from enjoying the seating areas outside and even the hot tub could not tempt us. The approachable owner lives on site and was ever helpful.

    Reviewed by ValerieJun 2019

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  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x king-size, 1 x twin bith with TV and built in DVD
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with sitting area, dining area and kitchen area
  • Calor gas central heating with a woodburning fire
  • Oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, Smart TV, Netflix and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request (Cot bedding not provided)
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Decked area with table and chairs and therapeutic hot tub
  • Sorry, no smoking or pets allowed
  • Pub and shop within 1.5 miles
  • Please note - charging for electric cars is not permitted.Charging available in Minehead (10 mins away)

The property

Watchet 1.5 miles.

An attractive, detached, lodge-style property nestled within the countryside of Somerset, on the outskirts of the bustling village of Williton.

This all-ground-floor accommodation is perfect for a small family who seek to explore an area steeped in open countryside, sandy beaches and a magnitude of famous carnivals.

Upon entering Oak Lodge, you are welcomed into the open-plan living space, boasting charming oak flooring, exposed beams and contemporary furnishings and fixtures to ensure a relaxing getaway at any time of year.

Curl up on the plush sofas, which rest in front of a roaring wood-burner and 55" TV, making the perfect spot for unwinding with a glass of wine after a busy day.

The sitting room is joined by a well-equipped kitchen, benefiting from all the necessities to cater for yourselves throughout your stay.

After dinner, spend a moment or two upon the well-presented decked area, where you can enjoy your picturesque surroundings in the luxury garden furniture before dipping into the bubbling therapeutic hot tub, all under cover so you can enjoy your family holiday whatever the weather.

As the evening draws to a close, look forward to retiring to one of the wonderful bedrooms, comprising of a king-size bedroom and a twin bedroom.

For those special occasions, venture to the nearby village of Williton where you will be delighted to find a choice of pubs, in addition to a selection of shops for picking up the essentials.

If you are visiting with younger guests, the Tropiquaria Wildlife Park is situated a short distance from the cottage, offering a wonderful day visiting exotic reptiles and birds For those feeling active, you will find miles of walking and cycling routes on the Exmoor National Park with picturesque scenery as your backdrop.

There is also a host of activity's locally including Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Co2 pistol shooting, Horse riding, Sea fishing, not forgetting the Steam Railway and Dunster Castle.

Alternatively, venture out the coast where you will find the popular resorts of Minehead and Weston-Super-Mare, each boasting a glorious sandy beach and a memorable family-friendly day out.

Oak Lodge is a wonderful base for spending time with your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter