The Cottage

Cannington near Bridgwater, Somerset (Ref. 26703)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mr White
    August 2016
    “Absolutely wonderful, we couldn't ...”
    Absolutely wonderful, we couldn't of asked for a better place to stay and we were made to feel so welcome and nothing was to much trouble. Our little boy keeps asking "When can we go back to our cottage!"
    Absolutely wonderful, we couldn't of asked for a better place to stay and we were made to feel so welcome and nothing was to much trouble. Our little boy keeps asking "When can we go back to our cottage!"


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

The property

Cannington 5 miles.

A delightful cottage attached to the owner's 18th century Somerset farmhouse situated within the RSPB Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve on the Steart Peninsula.

This cottage is in a truly rural position and provides a quiet retreat which will particularly appeal to nature lovers as it is in the WWT Nature Reserve of Steart Marshes.

It is close to the salt marshes and sandbanks along the River Parrett, which provide an internationally important feeding and roosting site for wildfowl and wading birds.

Inside is a sitting room, a dining room with exposed beams, a fitted kitchen and two large double bedrooms.

The secluded and private garden is home to plenty of birds, has its own duck pond and provides a peaceful sunny spot to unwind.

Visitors will love to take a stroll into the nature reserve, visit the several hides for some birdwatching, or maybe walk along the coast, which is a few hundred yards from the cottage.

There is a lovely riverside pub three miles away in Combwich, and Cannington village is just five miles away provides plenty to occupy the family including a heritage garden and tea room, a 9-hole golf course and an activity centre with high and low rope courses.

Burnham-on-Sea can be seen in the distance and is within easy reach, along with Weston-super-Mare with its golden beaches and traditional donkey rides.

Further away, there is the beautiful cathedral at Wells, Cheddar Gorge and caves, plenty of National Trust properties, the wild beauty of Exmoor and fantastic shopping to enjoy at Clarks Village and the historic town of Taunton.

This cottage provides a fabulous location for nature lovers all year round.


Two double bedrooms. Ground floor shower room with power shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room. External boot room.


  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating in shower room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front, private enclosed, lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: No WiFi.

About the location


Bridgwater 3 miles; Glastonbury 19 miles; Taunton 19 miles.

The pretty village of Cannington lies between the Quantock Hills and the sea, 3 miles from Bridgwater and easily accessible from the M5. To the West lies Exmoor and to the East are the Somerset Levels, Glastonbury and Wells. The village has several traditional friendly pubs, a few village shops and is well known for Cannington Centre for Land-based Studies, an educational establishment that also offers facilities for the general visitor too. These include a 9 hole golf course and all weather floodlit driving range and Cannington Gardens - attractive walled heritage gardens with unusual plants and tea room. Cannington Activity Centre is a state-of-the-art high and low ropes course situated conveniently in the village and open to the whole family. Cannington is an ideal starting place for walking the River Parrett Trail leading to Bridgwater Bay and crossing the Somerset Levels, one of the best places in the world for birdwatching. The Steart Peninsula to the north of Cannington is part of the Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve (NNR) and is a vast area which is part of a larger Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). A coastal path leads to a number of hides situated at the mouth of the River Parrett where a long string of rare birds can be spotted.

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