Smugglers Cottage

Blue Anchor near Watchet, Somerset (Ref. 925810)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mrs Palmer

    “Lovely cottage.”

    .great location and everything needed was provided!

    .great location and everything needed was provided!


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

The property

This character cottage is in the small seaside hamlet of Blue Anchor, three miles from Dunster in West Somerset.

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.

The private self-contained cottage is attached to the owner's pub, where you can enjoy tasty meals, and provides a well-presented beach retreat with upside down accommodation.

This delightful cottage has some fabulous features, including granite floors on the ground floor, exposed beams and open plan first floor living space with pine floors.

The living area consists of a well-equipped kitchen with dining area and sitting area, which also has the flexibility of a double sofa bed.

Outside, there is a private patio at the front of the 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.

Alternatively, why not dine alfresco on the patio making use of the barbecue, or just relax with a refreshing drink, whilst planning your next day’s activities?

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 this charming cottage will take you to the seaside resort of Minehead with golden sandy beaches and fun-filled mile-long beach promenade.

Alternatively, 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.


One ground floor double bedroom with TV. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with double sofa bed.


  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine , 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Front, enclosed patio with BBQ
  • Small dogs on owner's request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub next door
  • Note: This property accepts a maximum of 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children
  • Note: WiFi is available in the pub next door and the cottage garden.

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About the location


Dunster 3 miles; Lynton 9 miles; Weston-Super-Mare 43 miles.

Blue Anchor is a small coastal hamlet in west Somerset, three miles from medieval Dunster. Well known for its alabaster rocks, which are of great geological interest, Blue Anchor 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. It offers peaceful relaxation, is popular with anglers who fish 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 original, 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 medieval streets with the beautiful castle towering above. Inside the castle are fine plasterwork ceilings, while the extensive terraced and landscaped gardens contain many rare shrubs and trees, and offer marvellous views out to sea. Further afield, Minehead has golden sandy beaches, seaside attractions, and plenty of cafes, shops and bistros.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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