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Alice Cottage

Bratton, near Minehead, Somerset (Ref. 975973)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an amazing week at this beautiful cottage."

    Reviewed by TeresaMar 2022

  • "It is a beautiful cottage in a lovely setting - close to Minehead yet really quite remote at the same time."

    Our disadvantage was that we came at a cold damp time of year so were unable to take advantage of the lovely garden. It's a great place for walking too- many routes can be started from the house - we went to Selworthy Beacon and Dunster Castle from the cottage.

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Alice cottage."

    It was our first holiday with the dogs and was a little apprehensive about how secure the garden was as Reggie a.k.a Houdini can usually find a way out but the lovely garden managed to keep him safe. We had some lovely walks and many pubs and restaurants in nearby towns and villages welcome dogs. The cottage is very spacious and the perfect place to chill with your dogs. Angie was very helpful kept in touch by text to make sure we arrived ok. As it was February and the weather wasn’t great it would have been nice to have a SMART TV but I’m sure it wouldn’t be needed in the summer when we hope to return.

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2022

  • "All was perfect!"

    The situation, property and safe big garden worked really well for us and our dogs. We are also very grateful to the owners for being so accommodating. We hope to return as we were very impressed with the area, which was new to us.

    Reviewed by CarolineFeb 2022

  • "Absolutely Fabulous."

    We enjoyed our stay as usual thank you. The chocolates were a nice touch

    Reviewed by RichardJan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Sofas getting rather dated and uncomfortable. Fire not a glass seen wood burner. Although supply of logs much appreciated.Housekeeper superb along with Gardner. Bedroom great and neighbours lovely. Love to return in January if smaller glass wood burner installed. Garden superb, location and parking superb! An absolute gem in all respects and We would love to return . Housekeeper second to none.

    Reviewed by KevinJan 2022

  • "Our stay for Xmas was wonderful, a beautiful location."

    There was a Xmas tree and plenty of logs to last the week. There was plenty of rain, however we were still able to get around after Xmas day and walk our dog who enjoyed the freedom of an enclosed garden. We have booked for next Xmas. There are plenty of supermarkets within a mile drive.

    Reviewed by FrancesDec 2021

  • "Need internet booster."

    Surprised there was no welcome pack such as milk bottle of wine although there was coffe and tea in containers, not very hygienic during covid pandemic.

    Thank you for your feedback, which is being discussed with the owners. Had you made us aware of the issues whist you were at the property, we would have done our best to rectify things during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaDec 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely , wonderful garden and very private."

    Suggestion to the host is to have a small wardrobe in the main bedroom as the hooks on the wall ..although fine ... Did attract spiders ... Expected in the countryside I know ..making their webs on the hangers and clothes on them . Other than that it was lovely.

    Reviewed by FredaAug 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect and situated in an idyllic setting."

    It was everything that we hoped that it would be. The enclosed garden was perfect for the dogs with lovely walks right from the front door. We were given a warm welcome and everyone that we met in the local area was friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by PhilippaJul 2021

  • "Alice Cottage is in an idyllic location with lots of good walking from the doorstep."

    The garden is large and well fenced for dogs. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay. There are lots of good pubs and eating places within easy reach.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a wonderful location and this was our second visit and we shall be back"

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2021

  • "WOW WOW Wow what a little gem, Had everything you could ask for."

    WE went for a week in december when it rained most of the time but the cottage was so homely we just chilled out. The Xmas Tree and chocolates were a nice touch. The dogs loved the garden, in all it was just what the doctor ordered. We will be back in the summer.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2020

  • "It was well worth the money every thing we needed was there so well presented."

    I would recommend anyone to stay there.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "A fantastic cottage with nice walks in beautiful countryside."

    Very homely and comfortable. The garden is a lovely place to relax. Angie, the caretaker, was really helpful. I would recommend this cottage for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2020


    It's so very peaceful and beautiful, the dog loved the garden space and scents of wildlife, this is the type of place that I would love to live in. I felt at home every day. Could I suggest a covered seating area in the garden that would make the property the best ever. The advert says about enjoying wildlife around the pond, could not see a pond at all, but that only a minor issue.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2020

  • "Really nice cottage with large and beautiful garden."

    Dog loved it. Quiet location suitable for people who like the countryside. Very clean. Only issue was the wi-fi sometimes cut out and router needed resetting.

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean and quaint Had everything you needed and was close to a lot of beaches and walks plus supermarkets."

    Dog friendly and lovely enclosed garden .We all had a fantastic week

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2020

  • "We returned to Alice cottage again last week as promised, and had another wonderful week despite the weather."

    What more can I say that I haven't said before. Thank you

    Reviewed by WendyFeb 2020

  • "Had a fab time at Alice cottage even though storm Dennis did it's best to spoil it."

    The facilities were excellent and the log burner and central heating kept the cold out. We have booked again to stay at the end of May, and we hope that the weather will be kinder to us and allow us to appreciate the lovely garden. The only criticism that I have (if you can call it that, it's more of a personal preference really) is that the bed was far too soft for me, which had me up very early after quite restless nights. My wife slept like a baby!

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2020

  • "Alice Cottage is a little gem, in fact probably the best self-catering accomodation in which we've stayed to date."

    It is in a very rural setting, yet only 1.5 miles away from Minehead itself. There are lots of things to do in the surrounding area, including numerous beaches, walks, Dunster Castle and gardens, North Hill and Porlock. The cottage itself is very well-appointed and cosy. We particularly enjoyed the log fire on the cold, dark nights, and really appreciated the beautifully decorated Christmas tree and welcome gifts. The garden is spacious and very secure, which was ideal for our 3 dogs. Angie, the caretaker is also very helpful and friendly. Thank you so much for making our Christmas so special...we will be back!

    Reviewed by WendyDec 2019

  • "Alice is a really pretty, very cosy cottage in a picturesque setting."

    It is beautifully decorated and immaculately dressed. The owners have done a wonderful job in dressing the cottage with thoughtful and inspiring artefacts and have provided for everything a visitor could reasonably expect in a holiday cottage. Two very minor negatives. The settees are not the most comfortable for long evenings and considering it is situated on a narrow single track lane there was more passing foot and vehicle traffic than one might expect. Not a big issue other than the fact that one of our dogs decided it was her job to guard the place and insisted on barking at any outside movement. So 9 out of 10 but would definitely be happy to visit again.

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2019

  • "There is heavy strong spring on the back door to the garden from kitchen, which made it difficult to get in and out, especially as there is a step down into the cottage after going through the door."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "We enjoyed very relaxing week in Alice Cottage."

    It’s a beautiful setting amongst the hills. The garden was perfect for our dog and with a public footpath outside the garden gate it was ideal. The cottage is quite spacious and King size bed was very comfortable. Angie the caretaker was very pleasant and helpful. Our only criticism is of the ‘Welcome Pack’ which we felt was quite mean, consisting only of individual long-life milk sachets and biscuits. We have visited a good number of cottages and this was poorest we’ve experienced. It does make a difference to your initial perception.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2019

  • "Great location, beautiful cottage in idilic surroundings."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KatieAug 2019

  • "Except for the wheater the first three days we have no complains at all."

    The cottage was exactly as described. Clean, quite and very cosy. About 45 minutes walk into Minehead. Ideal for walking with the dog. A place to return to.

    Reviewed by RolandJun 2019

  • "Alice cottage is one of the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed."

    It is in an idyllic position,in a hamlet, in a beautiful valley , with lovely walks on the doorstep. The garden is large and well fenced for our two lively setters. It's very central for good eating places. We found some lovely pubs in Porlock, Minehead and Dunster all 4 miles or less away. There is a footpath from the cottage to Minehead the centre being only a couple of miles away. The cottage was spacious clean and equipped with everything we needed. We will hopefully be going back next year.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2019

  • "One has to have extremely long legs between the knees and thighs to fit the sofa's in the lounge."

    They were not comfortable to us. The bath is a bad design having the taps in the middle of the bath as if you wanted to top up with more hot water (and the water is VERY hot) when sitting in the bath the water would pour over ones legs thus scalding them

    Reviewed by RoyMay 2019

  • "Alice Cottage is perfectly situated for exploring the area whilst being away from the hustle and bustle."

    The location is idyllic and the cottage is very spacious. The local people were all very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed a relaxing week with our two dogs. The cottage had everything we needed and more. The garden was beautiful and well fenced for the dogs.

    Reviewed by KelseyApr 2019

  • "Cottage and garden were lovely."

    Extra touches of hand made stained glass windows were rather special. Wifi is useful as I take my laptop to look up locations to visit, etc so I always look for that option in holiday accommodation. Having the garden properly fenced is greatly appreciated by myself as a dog owner, (though my dog was never left unsupervised outside due in part to the numbers of sheep in close proximity). Smashing having local footpaths (which I'd looked up for the hamlet before booking). I enjoyed the touches of humour in the file of crib notes that goes with Alice Cottage. Overall the cottage is a super property - and would make a lovely home! Only teeny weeny negative is that it really does make a difference to have a welcome tray of a few tea bags, milk, coffee (especially, if like me, you forgot to bring the milk with you that you purchased especially!). 5 Stars for the lovely cottage/garden.

    Reviewed by BeverleyMar 2019

  • "We had a lovely week at Alice cottage, the cottage was well equipped, clean, tidy and welcoming ."

    .. it is altogether a stunning cottage with thatched roof, stained glass windows and a beautiful garden all standing right next to a small ford, the stream of which flows past the bottom of the garden .. there are walks across the fields to Bossington (with a handy half way tea room serving delicious cream teas) and along the river in the other direction to Minehead ... we took our dog who thoroughly enjoyed the week, there were plenty of dog friendly tearooms and places to visit along with all the walks .. we hope to book again one day ..

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2019

  • "Everything was exceptional and we felt very well looked after."

    The cottage had everything we needed and so much charm.

    Reviewed by VhariNov 2018

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Alice Cottage, Bratton."

    The only thing we can think or improve our stay would be an outside light or two as it is a little walk to the car , though a torch was provided for this..We loved the location of this cosy cottage. ***Owner Response*** We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Alice Cottage. We have now put in two light sensors and some twinkly solar lighting to help guide the way from the car park. We do appreciate all feedback and hope that you would visit again.

    Reviewed by AngelaNov 2018

  • "Just a few little niggles - the handle was coming off the inside of the shower door."

    We had to buy cloths to wipe the bath/shower round with as none were left. No outside tap meant the dogs could not be washed off after their walks, which seems to be provided at other cottages. The gardener turned up without our knowledge and then moaned that there was dog poo in the garden - we were clearing up every day but had yet to do it that day and would have done so had we known he was coming. There needs to be clearer instructions for the cooker - we put the oven on (or so we thought) and an hour later it was still cold and so was our food - no idea which icon to turn the knob to as it wasnt clear. Other than that it was a lovely cottage, a lovely garden and set in a great location.

    Reviewed by DebbieOct 2018

  • "Alice Cottage lacked basic requirements i."

    E. kitchen hand towel, oven gloves, outside washing line or rotary airer. It would greatly benefit from a deep clean especially the kitchen area even though I left it in a much cleaner condition than I found it. A welcome tray would put it on a par with other Helpful Holiday cottages.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a very good location close to Devon borders so we had best of both the worlds."

    Our dogs loved the large garden! Our bed was very comfortable. Overall a great stay and we would gladly come again and again!! Couple of minor suggestions, which are not essential but could make a difference to some: 1) It would be nice to have a fence next to the shed in the orchard area so the dogs could still enjoy the orchard area. Our dogs escaped accidentally and we had to chase after them. They are greyhounds. 2) please don’t dilute the washing up liquid, it looks cheap and it’s not economical either. 3) consider having a swing from the big tree in the garden, kids would love it!

    Reviewed by PAug 2018

  • "Our third visit to Alice Cottage."

    The tidiness of the garden is much improved and being dog escape-proof is very helpful. Excellent dog walking from the cottage. The only adverse comment would be that a tray with some cups, teapot, teabags etc laid out would be nice after a long journey. Most holiday cottages offer this, and more. Miles Garnett

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, with all that you need for a peaceful holiday."

    Great garden and the location was brilliant for both short and long walks

    Reviewed by MandyMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Lovely location.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2018

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  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x single
  • Steps down to bathroom with bath, shower, WC, basin
  • Downstairs kitchen
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove and dining area
  • Lobby
  • Outside WC with basin.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome but a charge of £25 is applied for 2 or more dogs
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has no outside lighting so torches are recommended

The property

This pretty, detached, thatched cottage is situated a mile from Minehead, on a tiny lane next to a ford which leads to Bratton.

With heather hills and woodland all around, this is a magical place for couples or young families at any time of year.

Take the path over a little bridge and step down through the back door into the kitchen, a well equipped space for preparing meals.

Another step leads you down into the cosy sitting room with its wood burning stove and dining area.

The two bedrooms share a smart bathroom with a bath sitting snugly under the eaves.

You will sleep peacefully in the lovely double bedroom with its ancient curved walls and stained glass windows.

Equally tranquil is the secluded enclosed garden at the back where you can spot wildlife around the fenced pond and eat alfresco.

Walk the surrounding hills of the Vale of Porlock with their views to the sea, and maybe climb to Selworthy Beacon above the pretty National Trust village of Selworthy.

For fun seaside traditions, head to Minehead or visit the hilltop castle at Dunster.

Alice Cottage is perfectly situated for enjoying the lovely surroundings.


Ground Floor

Kitchen Dining Area Lounge Bathroom Double Bedroom Single Bedroom Hallway Shower Room WC

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Taunton 24 miles; Bridgwater 27 miles.

The popular seaside resort of Minehead occupies a wonderful sheltered spot beneath the dramatic North Hill, on the lovely West Somerset Coast. This welcoming town boasts a mile long esplanade, providing a wonderful backdrop to the golden beach, whilst the pretty harbour, visited in the summer by the famous paddle steamer Waverley, offers excellent fishing opportunities. Enjoy a nostalgic steam train journey from the seafront on the West Somerset Railway, or visit Blenheim Gardens, winner of many awards for its beautiful floral displays. Renowned for the largest herd of red deer in England, Exmoor National Park with its wooded valleys, pretty bridlepaths and heather clad moors, is well worth a visit, whilst the magnificent Norman Castle at nearby Dunster is a must.

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Note: Sorry, no short breaks

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Last minute
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