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The Cottage

(Ref. 982216)

Treborough near Washford, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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83 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful, clean property."

    A fantastic place, so quiet. Thank you so much for letting us share it with you. We will be back, that's for sure!!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2024

  • "The Cottage is incredibly well-equipped with everything you could want on holiday, especially the huge kitchen and the biggest collection of DVDs I've ever seen!"

    The owners were very friendly and helpful, too, and the Cottage is in a beautiful location with many lovely woodland walks from the door and gorgeous views. The only negatives are that some elements felt a little dated and could use a bit of a spruce-up / facelift - the bedding felt quite old and the bedrooms and corridor were rather gloomy and cold - I don't think the underfloor heating works too well beneath carpet. Also, the corner bath was quite short - difficult to lie down in it and I'm not tall.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.4Nov 2023

  • "Lovely, clean property."

    Very quiet area. Owners friendly and helpful, cake lovely treat on arrival.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Nov 2023

  • "The Cottage felt like home."

    Beautiful open plan kitchen/living area with a home baked cake to greet us. A great place for some peace and relaxation.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2023

  • "Peaceful cosy retreat in the Exmoor hills."

    Beautiful area for those loving the countryside with many walks from the Cottage. Our family enjoyed Dunster Castle, Pony Rides, the Steam Railway, Countryside walks and a rainy day swimming at Butlins - but the icing on the cake was helping on the farm, feeding the sheep. An evening out for a dinner at Luxborough but a well equipped kitchen and a log fire was favoured for most cosy evenings. The Cottage 5*. - but Booking with Sykescottages was unfortunately difficult, the information was greyed out and illegible and communication difficult, too bus, but hey we sorted it out in the end! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable cottage in an idyllic location, perfect for winding down from a busy working life."

    Lovely people running things with help on hand for anything we needed, enjoyed the delicious home made cake left for our arrival. Doesn't matter what the weather does, you will leave feeling completely refreshed as we did! Thankyou Mike and Sarah.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "An excellent property for getting away from urban hustle & bustle."

    In a beautiful part of the country Everything needed for a comfortable stay. Very friendly & helpful hosts . We loved our stay

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent cottage and hosts, we very much enjoyed our break."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Cottage, they had thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable."

    The homemade cake was delicious, and it was a lovely touch to have treats for our children, and even the dog

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great stay at The Cottage, everything you could need for your holiday and more."

    Owners were very approachable and friendly.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Aug 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage, well away from traffic and noise but not far from larger roads to get to you to all the interesting surrounding places."

    Sarah and Mike do everything to make your stay special. The cottage is short of nothing and the owners not short of generosity. An excellent place to stay in every respect. We shall certainly want to go again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "We could not wait to return to the cottage after last years stay and once again it didn’t disappoint."

    Sarah, Mike and the family are so friendly and will always have time for you even though they work long hours on the farm. The cottage is welcoming and plenty of things thoughtfully there for a rainy or quiet day in. I recommend looking at the folder of the conversion the family did to produce this lovely accommodation. The views and walks are lovely and if lucky you will see an abundance of wildlife along with the odd friendly lamb these walks were needed to combat the delicious cake Sarah makes for your arrival along with treats for the dogs. We can’t sing their praises loud enough and we will certainly be returning. Once again thankyou Sarah and Mike missing the cottage already.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Jun 2023

  • "Exactly as described."

    Lovely remote location, on a working farm. Every creature comfort is provided for, even down to bbq coals!! Would happily return, and recommend.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful stay, the owners were so lovely and helpful, the welcome gift of a freshly homemade cake and dog treats were extremely thoughtful."

    The cottage itself was beautiful, and clean and the views from the garden were to die for. Thank you for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely location perfect for visiting Watchet and Dunster etc which are very close."

    The cottage was spotless with a lovely enclosed garden for the dogs to run around in. Owners were very friendly and helpful and the weather was beautiful.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a quiet country setting although on a proper working farm ..."

    Lovely cosy cottage in a quiet country setting although on a proper working farm it was so nice lady farmer was very helpfull, tasty lemon cake tea and dog biscuits on arrivall would go again

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Well equipped and lots of thoughtful touches. The teatray and homemade lemon sponge on arrival made you feel welcome and at home. Ran by a lovely, hardworking farming family who welcomed chatting and sharing the farm lifestyle with you. Lovely people.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Brilliant holiday cottage with everything you could ask for!"

    Our two dogs welcomed (super secure garden for them to run around in) and elderly parents catered for with en-suite and everything on one level. Hosts were really friendly and invited us to watch the lambs being born. The home made lemon cake on arrival was superb!! We love staying on working farms and this was an absolute delight!!

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Apr 2023

  • "This cottage was on a farm, cottage and small garden was beautifully kept, even a fabulous sponge on arrival."

    Owners were also great, really friendly nice people. The only downside for me was the bed had a footer upstand which prevented me from laying straight as I am over 6 foot tall. Other than that great location. If you don't like narrow lanes that can be a bit steep you will not enjoy driving here.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Apr 2023

  • "An immaculate, looked after and well presented cottage."

    Beautiful setting and perfect for relaxing. On a working farm, which is also immaculate, the hosts, The Chapmans, are accommodating and considerate. Near enough to visit attractions but remote enough to be away from it all. Our time here was more than expected and we wished we’d booked for a longer period. Tranquil and spiritual, a truly wonderful find. We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great, spacious cottage with good facilities."

    Quiet location with great views. Very clean. My only suggestion to improve the property would be to have kingsize beds, rather than doubles.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Feb 2023

  • "*Sixth star."

    A wonderful hidden rural retreat yet just a short drive from the sea. Warm, well equipped, comfortable Cottage. Tea, homemade cake and a friendly greeting await your arrival. Beautiful night skies, scenic drives and countryside walks to be had.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and really well appointed."

    We loved it. The kitchen had everything we needed and the layout was great for our family christmas day too. The cake on arrival was a lovely gesture. Our only criticism would be that the bedrooms and the bathroom were a bit cold and we couldnt work out how to change the heat. The owners couldnt have been more helpful.

    Reviewed by Melinda5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage in a wonderful location."

    We have holidayed at The Cottage several times and just love everything about it. The peace and tranquility and surroundings is just perfect for us. The hosts are very friendly and welcoming. We will be back

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    Warm and comfortable, in a beautiful setting and really well equipped with everything that you could need. The owners are very friendly and happy to assist with anything. In a beautiful part of the world, handy for both the coast and the moors.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2022

  • "Before we arrived we was communicating with the owners Making sure We are ready ..."

    Before we arrived we was communicating with the owners Making sure We are ready for the stay and given us final details of the location, On arrival We was met by them who was extremely friendly and couldn't be more helpful, The cottage was absolutely beautiful In a lovely location so peaceful and quiet All of us and the dogs loved it and will definitely be coming back, And a lovely little gesture when we got there was some homemade cakes and treats for the dogs,One negative And very minor that on the way to the location they are some very steep windy narrow roads To the cottage my poor car was struggling

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have stayed at The Cottage several times and all the facilities are excellent each time."

    The exceptional standard has been consistent. The furnishings and fittings are beautiful and of very high quality - Sarah and Mike make us feel very welcome each visit.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped and comfortable."

    We enjoyed our stay. The cottage was very remote (which didn’t bother us) but it’s much further to Watchet than the overview describes, about 6/7 miles depending on the route. However, the skies at night in this dark sky area were fantastic! The owners are very welcoming and provide a delicious cake to ease you in. Just an aside for electric car owners; charging points are few and far in this area so be prepared .

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Sep 2022

  • "We found the property very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage,enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Cottage is clean, spacious, well equipped and maintained."

    Friendly and helpful hosts. Lovely countryside location with superb walks all around. I couldn't think of anything that could be improved!

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2022

  • "We spent a wonderful week at The Cottage."

    We were met with a warm welcome, tea, fresh milk and a delicious homemade lemon cake, which was much appreciated after a long journey! The Cottage was clean, tidy and ready for our arrival. Unloading and unpacking was easy, with lots of great storage and space. The Cottage was equipped with a plentiful kitchen and a plethora of books, dvds and even toys for the children! The views from the garden are absolutely lovely and the Cottage itself is very comfortable and well located for exploring the local area! Sarah and Mike were on hand if we had any issues and were friendly and helpful throughout. The children enjoyed watching the sheep being shepherded through the farm! We had a lovely time and are already planning our return visit! Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jul 2022

  • "From the warm welcome, to listening and seeing the sheep and the beautiful views."

    Nothing but praise for the property and everything in it, a real home from home. A very peaceful and relaxing stay!

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Jul 2022

  • "Not very happy with the cleanliness, there was razor stubble on the soap dish in ..."

    Not very happy with the cleanliness, there was razor stubble on the soap dish in shower in main bathroom Basin in en suite had loads of cracks Under beds hadn't been vacuumed Bathrooms not very clean Dining table all sticky Water when boiled in kettle tasted awful Only one very small towel each and one hand towel each, and they didn't smell clean and were like sandpaper, would have been good to have a couple more towels I realise the cottage was on a farm but wasn't ideal being directly next to the barn as there was lots of sheep poop on the driveway Drive to cottage from main road was quite long and single track Cottage was a decent size and ok for a couple of nights stay, due to reasons above I wouldn't recommend to anyone or stay again

    We are deeply sorry that our guests on this occasion did not enjoy their stay as the comfort of our visitors is of utmost importance to us. We apologise if the soap dish in the shower had been overlooked as we take the cleanliness of The Cottage very seriously and take great care to make sure the entire property is beautifully clean and spotless as the dozens of reviews by our previous guests will testify. In the words of one of our recent guests "the cleanliness is second to none". As regards the other points mentioned we provide a total of 12 clean, fresh towels for our guests in all sizes from hand towels to bath sheets. We have inspected the basin and there are no cracks and checked the kettle is clean and functioning normally. The property is on mains water so any difference in taste can only be due to regional variation. We are a working farm and many of our guests thoroughly enjoy the insight into farm life but as a result sometimes the sheep use the road outside the cottage. If they make a mess we wash down the road out of courtesy to our guests but the drive and garden of the cottage is enclosed with gates so no sheep can enter or make any mess. The road to the cottage is single track as are many of the roads in rural England and as you would expect in this beautiful, quiet, unspoilt corner of Exmoor. Unfortunately despite being in contact with our guests during their brief stay they did not mention any concerns, because we would have been more than happy to do anything within our power to make sure their stay was comfortable and enjoyable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle2.2Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property , well equipped."

    Home from home. Had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Cottage."

    The excellent reviews on the website are well deserved. The property is in a stunning location and Sarah and Mike couldn't have made us more welcome. The extra 'touches' (i.e. the lovely cake and toys left for the children) were very welcome and made our stay perfect. The Cottage is furnished to a high standard and was beautifully clean on arrival and well-equipped. I simply cannot recommend it enough. Many thanks to Sarah and Mike for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Cottage didn’t disappoint, we found it to be as beautiful, comfortable and clean as advertised."

    We enjoyed and appreciated the home made cake and tea that was lovingly setup for us. The surroundings are amazing, very good to wind down from work stresses. We had the honour of meeting the owners, very friendly and helpful made us feel at home. The kids loved seeing the sheep especially the lambs. The weather wasn’t great so we had the pleasure of cosying up to the wood burner in the evenings. If you’re looking for a calming getaway I definitely recommend you give the cottage a try

    Reviewed by Nozipho5.0Apr 2022

  • "Our second visit to the Cottage, as lovely as the first."

    Owners very busy with lambing, but were always on hand if needed, because we have been before we didn't really need them, so left them to do their busy schedule.

    Reviewed by Tami5.0Apr 2022

  • "This cottage is in a superb location, around 20 minutes from Dunster Castle, Watchet, Minehead and other beautiful locations."

    It offers outstanding panoramic views of hills, trees and wildlife. The cottage itself is homely, relaxing, and has a wide variety of DVDs and books in case of inclement weather. The kitchen has all the equipment required for an ‘away from home’ visit, and we were welcomed by the hosts warmly in person but also found a homemade Victoria Sponge waiting for us and a tray arranged with tea things. Delicious. The bed was comfortable and our room included a large flatscreen Smart TV, great for a morning cup of tea and watching the News. The bathroom held a large corner bath which included an overhead shower. The cottage is homely, rustic and comfortable - everything we required for our holiday.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Would definitely recommend The Cottage to anyone - perfect place to break away from the day to day and explore Somerset!"

    Third time staying at the cottage and was perfect nothing to fault whatsoever. Sarah and Mike are always really welcoming and make you feel at home. Lovely cake on arrival always goes down a treat - along with the biscuits for the dogs! Really enjoyable stay at The Cottage and already looking into possible dates for our fourth stay next year.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage situated in a beautiful quite remote place."

    Excellent Wi-Fi signal. Yummy cake & afternoon tea set up on the table. Very comfortable place & friendly owners. Loved the log burner on chilly nights. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2022

  • "Super countryside cottage with welcoming hosts."

    The kitchen is very well equipped, having everything you would need for cooking your own meals. The beds were very comfy. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. We had a lovely relaxing time.

    Reviewed by Myfanwy5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great cottage stay on a working Sheep farm."

    Comfortable, warm and home from home. Lovely welcome from Sarah and her family. Stayed for 9 nights over Christmas and New Year. Weather wet so it forced us to do jigsaws, watch a selection of provided DVDs or read and chill. A cake to welcome us and regular catch ups on WhatsApp to check we were ok. Good walking from the door. Ilfracombe just over an hour away. Eden Project about 2.5 hours was fantastic. Watchet on the doorstep about 15 mins. Minehead and Dunster again about 20 mins. Loads to keep you occupied. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolute gem!"

    So cozy for two of us and dog in Dec , large Woodburner brilliant! In the middle of the Exmoor hills! On a working farm ! Owner made us very welcome & look after us ! Tight road around getting there but worth it ! Will return one day!

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely house and place to stay in will definitely be revisiting"

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2021

  • "Superb cottage, surrounded by great locations."

    So many pubs serving excellent food and local ales and ciders.

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage accommodation was superb could not fault it every thing we needed was there."

    Cleanliness was second to none. The owners were very friendly and hospitable and couldn't do enough when we needed help. Would not hesitate to come again.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2021

  • "One of the best properties that we have stayed in and would thoroughly Recommend it to all."

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location to explore the surrounding areas."

    Lovely welcome from the owners and always on hand.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Sep 2021

  • "Everything was very satisfactory but quite remote from the main A39, however the ..."

    Everything was very satisfactory but quite remote from the main A39, however the setting and cleanliness was second to none and the hosts very particular would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Stanley4.7Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was all you could wish for ."

    We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great hosts, lovely cottage ,bed in the en suite room was bit flat but everything else was very good."

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Aug 2021

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful and the location was very tranquil with beautiful views across the countryside."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic rural location."

    Very peaceful very quiet. Lovely owner. Very comfortable accommodation. Great location for exploring Exmoor and beyond.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was very spacious and well equipped."

    The additional bathroom was very useful as our party consisted of six adults and 2 dogs. The location was quiet and peaceful. apart from farm noise, which we all expected. We were able to communicate with the owners easily and they sorted out problems very quickly. There is so much to do in the area, we merely scratched the surface. We really would consider returning to the property.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2021

  • "Our second stay at this cottage."

    Our first break away after lockdown restrictions lifted and we had a fantastic break again. The cake baked for us with a tray laid for a cuppa set the scene. A staycation in England that never disappoints. This time on the working farm we saw the new born lambs and the bluebells were starting to flower. We were lucky with the weather but this area has so many things for you to do and see whatever.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2021

  • "We were at the Cottage over the Christmas period, 23/12 - 30/12- we had originally planned to go to Wales but with all the uncertainty and cancellations due to Covid 19, we had to change our plans very quickly."

    I have to say i am so glad we did. The Cottage was perfect for our Christmas break, working for the NHS i hadn't really had a break for a few months, so i needed total relaxation and down time. Being on a working farm there is some noise with cockerels, sheep and pheasants but these are all good natural noises and great the see a working farm. The cottage was very clean, all on one level and very well equipped, we took all the shopping we needed as we knew it was remote. The nearest Tesco is about 8 miles away. The track to the Cottage is very narrow, and does get icy, but there are numerous bags of grit on the sides of the road. The owners were very friendly and although lived next door, we did not see them much other than feeding the sheep, but were on hand if needed. The home baked cake was a welcome treat too. We don't have children, but i could imagine a holiday with little ones in the cottage would be perfect. It was very dog friendly with biscuit treats for our fur kid. We managed to get around and explore the local area (covid safe), the woods, the reservoir, and a trip to Woolacombe and Croyde beaches, this was lovely on a cold fresh day, just perfect to blow away the cobwebs. The fire was very welcoming on return to the cottage, (as was the underfloor heating) on a cold day with a bag of logs from the owners for £2.50 I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.

    Reviewed by Tami5.0Dec 2020

  • "Our stay at The Cottage was extremely enjoyable."

    The Cottage was spacious, very well equipped, spotlessly clean, and very warm and cosy. Sarah and Mike were always on hand if we needed help. A first class cottage in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2020

  • "This was a return visit after stayin in 2016 and 2017."

    The cottage was just as perfect as our last visit in 2017. Nothing could be improved. We have again experienced wonderful weather during our week commencing 9th October - sunny all but one days, light winds making 11-14 degrees feel warm.. Maybe we are just lucky! We couldn't recommend this accommodation more highly, and this is based upon many years of careful selection of properties in England all areas, and Scotland, particularly the inner and outer Hebrides..

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    The owners were great, and the scenery spectacular. The only thing was that ( due to COVID-19 ) a lot of shops and attractions were shut. However we still had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "Really fantastic cottage."

    We went with a range of ages from 5 - 60 and everyone enjoyed it. The cottage has everything you need. Even though it rained a lot when we were there we still found plenty to do without driving for more than half an hour. Our favourites were Dunster castle and walking around Quantox hills. Dulverton and Exford are worth a visit. Woods restaurant in Dulverton is particularly nice. Lots of good places to walk and have afternoon tea. The only sight negative was the narrow country roads, but that’s what you get in that part of the world. Really we didn’t pass many cars coming the other way and we went in the height of summer. This is a great location if you want to enjoy some piece and quiet too. Amazing views from the garden and kitchen. Mike and Sarah were nice and helpful people too.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Cottage is extremely well equipped with everything you need."

    It's in a beautiful location and we enjoyed a very relaxing week. Lovely, friendly owners. Hope to return again

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jul 2020

  • "Just fantastic."

    We were not expecting such a beautiful place , when booking anywhere for the first time you of course have hopes but photos don,t always tell the full story but in this case The Cottage exceeded anything we could have expected. A tea tray all ready for us on arrival along with a delicious home made cake was just the start of a wonderful stay. Considering that we were the first guests "post lockdown" the welcome from our hosts couldn't have been any warmer though correctly socially distanced. I have read other reviews regards the location and the narrow country lanes but we found the location to be as peaceful as it is beautiful and the lanes - well when in the country you kind of expect it. The Cottage was perfect for us and the enclosed garden a safe environment for our dog which allowed us to fully relax and the pictures really dont do justice to the finish and furnishing inside. We though the photo album showing the conversion from farm building to cottage was a nice touch too. Unfortunately the nearest pub was, as expected, still closed due to Covid 19 however the Cider Farm was open and within easy reach by car . :) We would definitely visit again if the chance arises.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2020

  • "We all really enjoyed our stay down in Somerset at The Cottage."

    The Cottage was extremely well equipped with everything we could possibly need. From opening the front door we felt warm and welcome. Surrounded by beautiful views of the countryside and the peace and quiet, even though based on a working farm was a real treat for us. Mike and Sarah, the owners, were really welcoming and approachable, the homemade cake and tea ready to make was definitely most welcome after a drive down from Merseyside! The attention to detail in this cottage is superb and well worth the visit. Our two dogs loved the underfloor heating and loved to spread out in front of the fire after a good walk. Even the night sky on a clear day showed it's beauty. We felt sorry to leave after one week wishing we could stay longer. We are already looking at possible dates to return! Thank you for a lovely holiday!!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2020

  • "Superb location, quiet & peaceful."

    Fabulous hosts; lovely people who are there if you need them & invisible if not. Wonderful welcome with fresh homemade cake. 10/10

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2019

  • "If you dont relax and enjoy this spacious property then the countryside isn't for you."

    The cottage is much bigger then the photo and very well laid out. Although its on a working farm you wouldn't know as its very clean, quiet and only lovely sheep. The owners are lovely and we had plate of fresh cakes to greet us on arrival made by the son. Milk , sugar and tea bags were laid out to go with the cakes. Every attention to detail was met even down to a handbook on dog walks and a bono bone for our dog. Plenty of good books and an array of dvds for the wet days. Everything you could possibly need from a kitchen , although we went every night for food at the Valiant Soldier as good home cooked food. We loved this stay and has to be our best accommodation so far. There is a woodburner although we only lit it as we have one ourselves and love a fire. Start up wood is all ready for you and bags of wood (£2.50) can be found next door. The property has underfloor heating so lovely for dogs . Fenced in so dogs won't escape. Lovely surroundings can be enjoyed from the the garden . This property was a real gem of a find and enjoyed by all in our party.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Nov 2019

  • "Warm welcome, great hosts, fantastic place, quiet, clean warm, every thing you could ask for."

    over the moon.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2019

  • "The Cottage was the best equipped holiday home that we have stayed in and we have used quite a few over the years."

    The rural setting was ideal for us, it is a working farm, though my wife did not like the narrow lanes that had to be used getting out and about however, I was fine with driving these country roads. The owners were very welcoming and we enjoyed the cake and tea provided on our arrival. Overall it is one of the best places we have stayed at.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "The property is excellent, extremely well equipped and the hosts very friendly and welcoming."

    Approaches to property are challenging but manageable. No mobile phone reception. We enjoyed being on a farm with sheep.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.4Sep 2019

  • "The hosts, Mike and Sarah, are absolutely wonderful."

    Nothing is too much trouble and the cottage is beautifully finished and presented. On arrival the tea set was waiting on the kitchen table along with a large homemade cake, which was beautiful! If you don't mind being down a quiet country lane in a fairly remote location adjacent to a working farm this cottage is probably for you. If you enjoy peace and quiet in a stunning tranquil setting with very few passing vehicles and having only very friendly hosts and nature as neighbours the cottage is definitely for you.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage lovely owners."

    Rather more isolated than we had expected.

    Reviewed by Lynda4.7Aug 2019

  • "Although we accepted it was a working farm being woken by a cockerel outside out window every morning from 4."

    30 am became very irritating. We actually left a day early because we could not stand it anymore. We had 5 adults sharing the cottage and all were overtired and frustrated over it. The farm is also quite remote with very narrow windy roads and a good fifteen minutes drive down these lanes to the nearest small shop and pub. The cottage itself was lovely and the hosts very welcoming. The flies from the sheep pens outside the door were also a slight nuisance.

    Thank you for your feedback. We try our best to ensure our guests are comfortable and have the best experience at our property. Unfortunately we were not made aware of the cockerel disturbing you. However, we would of considered moving it to a different location if told. The property sits within the countryside so narrow roads are expected. To be exact, the property is approxminately 7 minutes from the nearest pub and shop. We ensure the pens are clean and tidy and they are also empty during this time of year. We apologise for the flies but with the recent weather this is something that is out our hands. We hope you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage and we hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8Aug 2019

  • "Definitely recommend this cottage Best all-round cottage we’ve ever stayed in and we’ve been in a few, area is lovely and peaceful the farm is great Mike and Sarah are wonderful hosts cottage very comfortable very well-equipped lovely Garden wonderful, put some seed out and watch the wild birds, plenty of pubs in the area, nearest 2 miles, peaceful at night."

    Worthy of all the previous good comments

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2019

  • "The couple who own and run, this cottage were fantastic hosts."

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday here."

    The facilities and location were perfect and we were made to feel very welcome. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0May 2019

  • "This was our second visit to this cottage."

    We enjoyed this visit as much as the last.Every thing about the cottage was just perfect. Mr &Mrs Chipper field could not have more to welcome us to their superb cottage. We are a group of four, all in our seventies and eighties. We enjoyed every minute. Thank you.Stan Purton.

    Reviewed by Stanley5.0May 2019

  • "We had a fabulous week at The Cottage in Treborough."

    Trying to accommodate the needs of 3 generations on a family holiday can be challenging but The Cottage met all our needs and more. We had so much space in the open plan living area which meant that we could all be together whilst preparing meals. The kitchen was very well equipped and there was so much space to pack away groceries so it didn't feel as if you were living out of shopping bags for the week which often happens in holiday accommodation. When taking our parents with us on holiday, we look for accommodation that will meet their mobility needs (accommodation on one level, shower cubicle, etc.) and The Cottage met all their needs too. The owners were so welcoming and friendly - knowledgeable about the local area and made excellent recommendations for day trips. A very tranquil area with lots of walks from the cottage itself and wildlife in abundance. We were very comfortable, had a great time and hope to visit again. Lots of great destinations close to Treborough too. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great cottage, high quality interior & well equipped."

    Made very welcome by the owners.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2019

  • "In actual fact we have visited The Cottage seven times, it only gets better."

    The owners,although a busy time of year - lambing - have time to chat and the children are allowed to get involved, if they want to. The cottage is home from home, with everything available in it. If it is a quiet break, with places to walk and places to visit this is a definite choice.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location surrounded by beautiful hills and scenery."

    A superb holiday location that meets all our needs. We will be returning x

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage lovely location"

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Mar 2019

  • "I booked The Cottage as a gift for my parents, although we stayed a couple of nights with them."

    The Cottage was very clean, warm and inviting. It was larger that we had anticipated and well furnished / equipped. My parents have returned and cannot stop talking about their stay, which probably sums up how much they liked it. Particularly, the friendliness of the owners is something they have commented on a lot. They loved the comforts of the cottage, the quiet location (sitting in the garden and listening to the birds) as well as the easy access to the surrounding area. Overall, we would highly rate The Cottage to anyone considering a stay.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Feb 2019

  • "Outstanding!"

    We couldn’t recommend this beautiful cottage highly enough. Set in the stunning Somerset countryside on a working farm. Our young children really enjoyed seeing the sheep, cows and chickens on the farm. As for the adults we enjoyed the tranquil location, walks in the valley, meals in the huge kitchen diner and the relaxing log fire. Everything you could need is provided at the cottage including a homemade cake on arrival (thank you Sarah, Mike, Rebecca & John) We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years but this was truly the best, it is finished to a very high standard, comfortable & affordable. We had a wonderfully relaxing week, the beds also are very comfy! We’ll be back soon and recommending to our friends!

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin (can be made up into a Kingsize on request)
  • Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburning stove
  • This property is on a working farm.
  • Oil fired underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, dishwasher, 2 x TV, DVD, WIFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available on request, Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed gravel and patio garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

The property

Resting stylishly on the ground floor, within the wondrous Exmoor National Park, The Cottage sits four miles from the lovely Somerset village of Washford.

Boasting welcoming and stylish open-plan living, and within easy reach of the marvellous countryside and coastline of the area, bring your friends and family together and enjoy a break of your choice.

When you're not out exploring the South West Coast Path, or the wealth of charming coastal resorts, put your feet up in the neutral and homely open-plan living room.

This superb setup benefits from stunning exposed A-framed beams which match beautifully with the flourish of smart wooden furnishings.

The kitchen and dining area is wonderfully bright and airy as well as being amply equipped, while the snug sitting area is centred by an enticing, period woodburner for those chillier evenings with your favourite shows on the TV.

Catch your well-earned rest in one of the three tasteful bedrooms, one of two double room’s benefits from a stunning, modern en-suite while the other room plays host to twin beds.

The interior is topped off with a glistening, tiled family bathroom with a shower over the corner bath.

Fully relax in the enclosed garden to the outside of The Cottage, the well-kept gravel and patio area is ideal for enjoying a refreshing drink or two.

Enjoy breath-taking walking and cycling right from your doorstep, throughout the world-famous Exmoor National Park, near to the beautiful South West Coast Path so you can enjoy both magnificent countryside and coastline together.

The popular seaside spot of Watchet is easily reachable; the market town exudes charm with its quaint amenities, museum and attractive marina.

Another must-visit is the seaside town of Minehead, offering much to keep the whole family occupied for the day.

Experience the wonders of Somerset from this welcoming ground floor getaway.

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About the location


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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas