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Tus Nua Cottage

Carhampton, Somerset (Ref. 956246)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "A few more cups would be useful."

    Also, the information regarding recycling seems to be out of date as to which box and bag should be used. The collection day was Thursday rather than Wednesday for recycling, and it looked as if the dustbin was to be emptied as we left the property on Friday. However, the property was very clean and comfortable, and we had a very pleasant stay.

    Dear Barbara, Thank you for your feedback. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage to be clean and comfortable. You’re right, some new containers have recently been issued for recycling… I will update the guest information booklet so their use is clearer. Tús Nua Cottage is an eco friendly building and I really appreciate guests taking time to recycle as much waste as is possible. Recycling is collected every Wednesday as described (perhaps your collection was affected by the extended Jubilee public holiday weekend). There are two black bins available for residual non-recyclable waste. These should be placed onto the kerbside on Tuesdays evening for Wednesday collection according to a 3-weekly rolling pattern. As I manage the property remotely, I really appreciate guests taking the time to do this for their own and future guest’s benefit. Thanks again for taking the time to provide constructive positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2022

  • "This was our first family holiday with our little boy and we had a great time."

    The cottage had absolutely everything that we needed and couldn’t have asked for more. It really was a home away from home. We were unsure how our little one would react about being in unfamiliar surroundings but he absolutely loved it. The location was perfect and was a great base for exploring the beautiful surroundings. Plenty to do so no bored days for us. We would certainly consider coming back again. Thanks to Andy for ensuring we had a good break.

    Thank you Chris for these kind comments. I’m glad the little one had a great first holiday and that you all enjoyed your time in Tús Nua Cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2022

  • "Beautiful home and lovely caring owner."

    The house is just 4 miles from Minehead and just up the road from Dunster village, the castle and Dunster beach. We enjoyed nice weather during the daytime so all in all a lovely break and just what we needed. Thank you

    Thank you for your kind comments Dorris. I’m glad you’ve found your stay so enjoyable and that it’s made a good base for you to explore the beautiful surrounding areas. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DorisMay 2022

  • "We had a great week for half term at Tus Nua cottage."

    A great base and location for exploring the area but the cottage itself was everything we wanted and more. The owner had thought about little details, from washing up sponges to a charger plug for phones. The cottage was clean and welcoming and we'll definitely be back.

    Thank you for choosing Tús Nua and for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback. I have tried to think of many things as possible to make customers’ stays easier. I’m glad you found those little details helpful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2021

  • "This cottage has been so thoughtfully designed for families."

    It had absolutely everything we could need (cot, toys, high chair, stair gates, children's books etc.) which made the whole stay so relaxing. It was spotlessly clean too. The guest book and suggestions for things to do locally was also incredibly helpful. We had a wonderful time here and would highly recommend it!

    Thank you for your kind feedback. I have tried to make the cottage as family friendly as possible particularly as the location lends itself to holidays with little ones with beaches so close by. I’m glad you found those and the guidebook suggestions helpful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlexandraSep 2021

  • "Very well appointed modern house."

    Really good facilities for younger children. Lots of drawer and wardrobe space. Off road parking for two cars. Well positioned for visits to Exmoor and West Somerset. Nice walk through to Blue Anchor on a public footpath through fields. Some good restaurants in nearby Minehead in particular the Wheelhouse (booking needed)

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2021

  • "Cottage was nice and clean, a good base for exploring the area."

    Had pretty much everything you would need. Owner was easily contactable when needed, but excellent information provided about the cottage and plenty of leaflets etc for the local area.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Cottage was clean tidy and very spacious."

    It was very well equipped. Could not wish for a better place to stay. The bottle of wine was also a welcome treat when we arrived. Would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family. A big thank you to Andy.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2021

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage."

    Perfect for families and well located for trips to Somerset or Devon. It provided a home away from home! Welcome gifts were a lovely surprise too. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by DonnaAug 2021

  • "Wonderful holiday home."

    The owner has thought of everything with stair gates, highchairs, toys, stroller etc available to use. I would definitely recommend this holiday home to those with younger children. The swings and slide were a hit with our two boys. Also given the currently climate I was concerned about the cleanliness of the property but I need not have worried. It was absolutely spotless and I liked that cleaning products, hand soap etc were available to use. I would certainly stay here again, thank you.

    Reviewed by HollieJun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Tus Nua Cottage."

    It is well kitted out for families which enabled us to make it a real home from home whilst we were there. It's in a good location for access to a range of local villages, beaches and activities and the map in the kitchen was a lovely touch to help us plan our days. Andy provided us with some really useful information prior to our visit and was quick to respond to queries. Overall a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2021

  • "A beautifully clean house."

    I felt very confident that all of the covid cleaning had been carried out, which took a lot of stress out of a 1st time away for a very long time. The house is surprisingly large. The photograph on the website makes it look quite small but it isn't . A lovely welcome 'pack' was waiting, including hand sanitiser and wipes Full marks from me. The 'information file' for the property covers everything you could imagine. All questions answered within (Also, each page was encased in plastic covering - another brownie point) Highly recommend, you will have a wonderful place for a holiday.

    Reviewed by CarolynneMay 2021

  • "Great location."

    The garden was fab too - our children really appreciated the swings and slide.

    Reviewed by CarolineApr 2021

  • "A well equipped and clean cottage."

    Owner Andy dealt with my pre arrival questions promptly.

    Reviewed by RobOct 2020

  • "Tus nua was a lovely warm, clean comfortable holiday home."

    Would recommend staying there . It was very well equiped and very child friendly. Our granddaughters loved the toys and books and DVDs provided and of course, the swings and slide in the garden. Beds were so comfortable too.beautiful big dining kitchen with lovely oak furniture and child locks on the cupboards for young children. No minus points at all which made for a very enjoyable holiday despite the rain and wind. Plenty of places to visit, minehead, dunster, Lyndon and lynmouth, blue anchor bay etc . Was very impressed with Tus Nua.

    Reviewed by DeniseOct 2020

  • "Great cottage , home from home with everything needed."

    Supplied. Great location too for local walks.

    Reviewed by TinaSep 2020

  • "The cottage was spotless, one of the best equipped we have visited."

    Andrew the owner was very helpful, and the welcome pack was very needed after the journey. The heating took a while to get used to but the bed was very comfortable. Good selection of dvds. All in all a great holiday.

    Reviewed by KeithMar 2020

  • "Great cottage with all the amenities you could need in perfect location for exploring local area."

    Only suggestion for improvement would be a replacement photo of living room. We all agreed photos make it seem much bigger than it actually is and first reaction is consistently “oh that’s small”.

    Reviewed by CharlieDec 2019

  • "There is no mobile signal, no decent wifi signal, no tumble dryer and no radiators on which washing can be dried - just 2 tiny glass electric heaters."

    Which were off all the time. The property was very dirty with mouldy black bathroom, just the one bathroom which we had to bleach on arrival. The front garden was full of huge weeds which our kids enjoyed pulling out. We sprayed weedkiller ourselves as we were there for 4 weeks and we have standards even if the owner and cleaner do not. The back garden was mowed on day 1 of our stay only, and then left so the lawn became overgrown and unusable by the kids. The place was crammed full of baby stuff, even a pram, which we did not need and we had to put it all in the shed to survive! The kitchen was filthy, with a stinking recycle bin and minging dishwasher. The drawers and cupboards were dirty and full of crumbs. Even the ironing board was in bits, this was the only one of our complaints the owner dealt with - he sent another cheapo one from Argos. Oh Joy! We were there for 4 weeks, no cleaner turned up and the owner said he was not paying for a cleaner as Sykes could not make him do so. We did get a linen change, but had to beg. The heating is controlled by the owner via wifi and rarely was it on - even when we begged. What a Scrooge!

    Thanks for your feedback. Mobile signal does depend which network a guest uses and a landline phone is provided for incoming calls. There is also a strong wifi signal throughout the property internally. The heaters were on a programme but with thermostatic control which can be over-ridden manually at any time using the control on the heaters as explained in the property information book and I believe I also responded within an hour for further information on this at the time of your stay. As this is a new build eco home with an air recycling and distribution heating system, there are only these two heaters but there is also an electric fire for immediate heat. Cleanliness usually receives high feedback so I would welcome further information or pictures so I can investigate this. Apologies re the garden, the gardener attends fortnightly, apologies if this didn’t happen or there was overgrowth due to excessive rain recently-it will be monitored. Changeover needs were discussed by email prior to arrival, as was done in this case. The property is marketed for short lets rather than long term stays, as a customer’s own belongings on a long let may impact space available - if we had known you were bringing a large amount of belongings, we would have removed other un-needed items. We would have been happy to discuss this at the time we communicated re weekly changeovers if we had been advised. The ironing board was ordered and delivered during your stay, thank you for letting me know it needed replacing. A minor door repair was completed within one hour of being advised, by my caretaker team. While a tumble dryer is not listed and only one bathroom is listed in the advert, thank you for your feedback anyway. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JustinSep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, exceptionally comfortable a real home from home in a perfect location for visiting west Somerset and surrounding area."

    Although only the two of us this cottage is ideal for families with plenty of entertainment indoors and out with the sturdy swings and slide on a lawned area. Well equipped, off road parking, BBQ, fire pit and much, much more, really didn't want to come him

    Reviewed by LynSep 2019

  • "My family and I really enjoyed staying at Tus Nua cottage The location was great ..."

    My family and I really enjoyed staying at Tus Nua cottage The location was great and very close to everything This Cottage was great with the kids as they had a play area in the private garden at the rear of the property Andy has done a wonderful job with Tus Nua - it is very well equipped and a very cozy warm cottage

    Reviewed by AmitAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with a really homely feel, very child friendly throughout with the swing/slide in the garden, plastic tableware window limiters and option for stair gates."

    Close to Dunster, Minehead Beach and lots to do! We were very lucky with the weather and had a perfect week together!

    Reviewed by CaroleJul 2019

  • "The communication with Andy the owner was excellent."

    The cottage was lovely. Really clean and everything you needed. Even a bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived. The cottage was nice and warm and didn’t need to adjust the heating. Bed comfy and towels soft. The only thing I didn’t find comfortable was the sofa. Couldn’t seem to get comfy on it at all. The phone signal and WiFi was really good and didn’t have a problem with it at all. Didn’t like the local pub, the butchers arms. Very dated and limited food and drinks and a really busy road to cross to walk to it. Can’t fault the cottage though. Had a nice relaxing week

    Reviewed by MandyJun 2019

  • "Great location with only a short drive to Minehead."

    Very well set out for families. Mainly very clean but could do with a deep clean if I was being picky. Fabulous that a cot / baby facilities were provided. Saved us space in the car. Although a blackout blind in the front bedroom would be great. Didn’t find the settee all that comfortable but it wouldn’t stop us from returning. Owner kept in touch and was very polite.

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage!"

    Superbly equipped and presented, spotlessly clean with a very friendly and attentive owner! Suits both couples and families with excellent positioning to see all of the sights that West Somerset has to offer. I can not recommend this house highly enough and will, without a doubt, definitely be staying here again. Many thanks for a great week!

    Reviewed by KatieJan 2019

  • "We holiday in The UK several times a year and usually opt for 4/5* luxury premises, Tus Nua is rated as 5* luxury and we had a lovely week here however we would rate it as a good 4*."

    It's very nice but did not meet a 'luxury' rating in our opinion. The good: Lovely clean, compact newly built house in a quiet culdesac very close to the beautiful village of Dunster, Minehead and with a lovely beach a short walk from your door which the children really enjoyed. The owner was very friendly and helpful and finding and accessing the premises was easy and stress free. Facilities were good and the beds were really lovely and comfortable. Decor is modern and neutral and children's play area in the garden was a real plus. The location is close to lots of places to visit by car and te heating system kept the house warm and comfortable. There were lots of baby equipment available, which we didn't require but would be priceless for those visiting with babies. Not so good: The living area isn't very cosy, it's small and the seating is very uncomfortable and impracticable for a family of 6. We found the hot water system a challenge as it is very strictly set and doesnt provide enough hot water for the day. You need to use the shower to run a hot bath ( as the tap temp is limited) which was fine but the booster didn't heat quickly enough to enable the family to all wash throughout the day. Basic essentials are very limited ie toilet roll & bin bags (1 spare roll and 1 tiny bin bag for a family of 6 for a week) which Is unusual in our experience for 'luxury' 5* accommodation which you have paid a premium for. overall we enjoyed our week here and would recommend this cottage to others as a good 4* Rather than a 'luxury' 5* accommodate.

    Reviewed by FaithDec 2018

  • "An excellent cottage, well located and equipped to make the most of our holiday."

    Three generations shared the facilities of Tus Nua, and this worked well. The owner was very helpful and the little touches meant we had a really chilled time. From start to finish the booking process was a breeze, and we look forward to booking our next break soon.

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2018

  • "The Tus Nua cottage has the "WOW" factor."

    Very well fitted out with all the modern conveniences you could expect. The cottage was well presented and very clean. The welcome pack was most welcome. The cottage is well situated to explore Somerset and surrounds and after a day out it was a pleasure to come home to. Would highly recommend this cottage to families with children and and those without out children because it would suit every type of visitor. Congratulations to the owner for doing such a great job.

    Reviewed by KennethSep 2018

  • "Lovely family friendly, well equipped modern house in a very good location."

    Would be happy to go again.

    Reviewed by TraceyAug 2018

  • "All very good, but a thorough dusting would help and for the price paid some more loo roll/kitchen roll would have been appreciated - only a petty gripe."

    Oh, and maybe make it clearer when the rubbish has to go out as the previous holidaymakers hadn't left the bins out and we had to contact the owner to let them know that unfortunately the bin was overflowing by the time we left. Thanks

    Reviewed by RosalindAug 2018

  • "This cottage is well situated to access the Devon area."

    It was well equipped, clean and tidy. It was lovely to have garden play equipment for our grandson. We had lovely weather so was able to take advantage of the garden and barbecue. We received a nice welcome pack most appreciated. Good information pack, even though we did find the recycling a little unusual not what we are used to. We visited MInehead, Dunster and Minehead beaches, Dunster and the castle. Lots of lovely place to see in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by JennyAug 2018

  • "Was very comfortable, A home from home."

    There literally was no complaints about any of the adults or children. Lots of lovely days out near by, one of the best cottages on our list so far.

    Reviewed by NaomiJul 2018

  • "It would be nice if the tea pots had none dribble spouts."

    We enjoyed our holiday and the cottage was in a perfect location and we would recommend the facility to family & friends

    Reviewed by KennethJul 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage fully equipped for a self catering holiday."

    Country walks around Dunster on your doorstep. Would recommend this cottage highly.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2018

  • "Lovely house, fitted out to a good standard."

    Very comfortable and a nice quiet location. Unable to get water hot enough for a bath but didn't distract from a great break

    Thank you for your feedback. We have investigated this thoroughly and have found that the bath has an inbuilt safety feature to prevent scald injuries to children, mixing the hot water with additional cold to maintain a maximum temperature of around 37 degrees from the bath taps. This information has been added to the property information booklet, along with possible solutions for customers desiring a hotter bath (they can top up using the shower above the bath which will run hotter). Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeeMar 2018

  • "Thoroughly pleasant stay"

    Reviewed by JackFeb 2018

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Tus Nua, we booked the property for a week at Christmas."

    The owner very kindly decorated the property with a Xmas tree and made it look very festive. The property was spotless, and the beds were so comfortable. Tus Nua has everything you require for a fantastic holiday, there's a pushchair, stairgates, cot all provided if you have young children. The beach, supermarkets and beautiful countryside are all within easy reach. Dunster Castle is a few minutes drive away, which was beautiful. Highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2017

  • "Tús Nua is fabulous for families – superbly equipped for travellers with babies & toddlers."

    Those with older kids will love the nearby steam railway and beaches. The house is cosy, fresh and beautifully appointed… everything has been thought of to facilitate a superb relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Claire JaneDec 2017

  • "We had a wonderful time at Tus Nua cottage and will definitely hope to return in the future."

    The cottage was well equipped and very thoughtfully designed to provide a lovely haven of tranquillity surrounded by beautiful country and coastal walks and providing a warm and welcoming return at the end of the day. There are many activities in the surrounding areas for young and old and we will be recommending it to our friends and family. Sue & Bill Solihull

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2017

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Summary

  • Bedrooms comprise of 1 x king-size double, 1 x double and 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Electric heating with electric wall heaters and heat recovery ventilation system
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of games and DVDs, Bluetooth speaker
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Full sized cot, travel cot, highchairs, folding pushchair and stair gates available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Gardens to front and rear
  • Secure bike storage and washing facilities
  • Climbing frame and garden play equipment
  • BBQ and Garden fire bowl
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Note: Landline available for incoming calls only.

The property

Tús Nua is an eco friendly, family welcoming detached property, set in a small, residential cul-de-sac in the village of Carhampton, just four miles from Minehead.

Ideal for a family break near the beach or a get-together with friends, this property has a spacious kitchen and dining area, a lovely spot for enjoying an evening meal.

The sitting room enjoys views of the large, lawned garden through the French doors.

Swings and a slide allow the little ones to burn off some energy, whilst the rest of the party keep an eye on them as they discuss what attractions they'd like to visit.

There is also a secure garden shed with ground anchor for bikes within the lockable rear garden, and a hose for cleaning up after a day out biking or at the beach.

All this before venturing upstairs to enjoy a good night's sleep in one of the three cosy bedrooms.

With an enclosed garden and a cul-de-sac setting, Tús Nua cottage is ideally suited to those travelling with young children.

This seaside location is just a very short drive to the coast and lovely beaches, including the beach at Minehead.

The coastal town of Minehead is also ideal for those who enjoy a spot of shopping, great for bringing back souvenirs to remind you of your Somerset holiday.

Guests can also enjoy a ride on the West Somerset Railway, a wonderful steam railway in Minehead that will transport you back in time whilst getting to see the stunning sights and scenery of Somerset from a different viewpoint.

For those who want to discover the surrounding area on foot, Exmoor National Park is the ideal spot.

This open moorland will draw you in to uncover all that it has to offer.

This holiday home is the perfect spot for discovering Somerset and for making holiday moments to remember.

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About the location

CARHAMPTON

Dunster 1.6 miles; Minehead 4 miles.

Carhampton is an attractive village close to the Exmoor National Park, with a church, pub, village store, community orchard and Post Office. There are lovely walks from the village, over the deer park to Dunster, and through farmland to the beach. The village is less than 4 miles from the popular seaside resort of Minehead, which 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 bridle paths and heather-clad moors, is well worth a visit, whilst the magnificent Norman Castle at nearby Dunster is a must.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas