4.9★ Sykes rating 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Pets No Features 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 Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews lodge (18) tub (13) hot tub (12) hot (12) location (11) great (10) 26 Customer Reviews "We had a fantastic week staying in Oak lodge, very comfortable bed’s & sofas, ..." We had a fantastic week staying in Oak lodge, very comfortable bed’s & sofas, the lodge is in a very private area with no other passing residents, the hot tub was great which we used most evenings, a great location for the hills of Exmoor & the Quantocks with all the lovely nearby beaches & amazing coastline, we stayed on a very hot week so could have done with a fan in each bedroom, plus the washing line could be moved from under the tree as the birds can mess on the clean washing but not enough of a negative to change my rating, we would love to return as a week wasn’t quite long enough Reviewed by Adrian5.0★Sep 2023 "We had a lovely week at Oak Lodge, it was clean, comfortable and well equipped." It was wonderful to come back to the hot tub after a day trip with the children - very relaxing! Reviewed by Alice5.0★Jul 2023 "We had a wonderful stay, the lodge is lovely and qaint and traditional." Would be nice if some daily consumables were a little more available like dishwasher tablets, bin bags, coffee etc. As it introduces hassle as soon as you get there. Everything else was great and we had a nice peaceful stay in the countryside. Reviewed by Alex4.7★Oct 2022 "Nice clean lodge in a quiet position with everything you need would go again" Reviewed by Fred5.0★Sep 2022 "Lovely lodge with great hot tub." Had a really relaxing family break in a good location. Strange that Sykes don't mention the other properties that are also on site. Only minor thing would've been good to have a better frying pan but otherwise facilities were great & think we had a more secluded spot with our lodge. Reviewed by Andy4.4★Aug 2022 "Absolutely fantastic - had everything we wanted, perfectly maintained, great views, great location." We’ll be back soon for sure!! Reviewed by Graham5.0★Jul 2022 "Great stay!" Reviewed by Lee4.4★Jun 2022 "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 Andrew5.0★Apr 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 Angela5.0★Mar 2022 "Excellent" Reviewed by Ann Marie5.0★Feb 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 Richard4.7★Feb 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 Robert5.0★Oct 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 Steph5.0★Sep 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 James5.0★Jun 2021 "Great place to relax and recharge the batteries." The place was peaceful and facilities amazing. Reviewed by David5.0★May 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 Debra5.0★May 2021 "The Lodge was a perfect getaway." Beautiful location. Lots to visit and see. Would definitely recommend and book again. Reviewed by Amanda5.0★Apr 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 Charlotte5.0★Oct 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 David5.0★Jul 2020 "Oak cottage was exactly as imagined and in a great location would stay again." Reviewed by Stephen5.0★Jan 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 Amanda5.0★Sep 2019 "Exceptionally clean, exactly as it was advertised if not better, and a great location for all we wanted to do!" Reviewed by Jodie5.0★Aug 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 Kerry5.0★Jul 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 Gemma5.0★Jun 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 Sylvia5.0★Jun 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 Valerie5.0★Jun 2019 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Hide all Summary 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 (please bring your own login details) and Satellite 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. View on map About the location WASHFORD 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.