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Railwayman's Cottage

Fordgate near Bridgwater, Somerset (Ref. 19648)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • “This was our 6th year at this cottage, we love the area the cottage suits us fine.”

    Peace and tranquility with a some fishing, walking, and the odd pub visit.

    Peace and tranquility with a some fishing, walking, and the odd pub visit.

    - Mrs Bromley, September 2020

The property

Bridgwater 5 miles.

Situated in the hamlet of Fordgate on the Somerset Levels, this former 1860s railway worker's terrace cottage is just 80 yards from the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal.

This charming cottage is ideal for those wishing to enjoy walks or cycling directly from the property, and nature lovers will like the variety of wildlife that can be seen visiting the canal and surrounding Somerset Levels.

This cosy country cottage retains its period charm but has been fully-modernised to provide a sitting room with laminate flooring, beams, a woodburning stove, a kitchen and a small dining area, as well as a bathroom all on the ground floor, whilst on the first floor is a double bedroom.

Despite its rural setting, this cottage is still within easy access of Bridgwater and Junction 24 of the M5, making it an excellent base for visiting the many attractions on offer in the area, such as the seven-mile stretch of sandy beaches at Burnham-on-Sea, the Quantock Hills, the West Somerset coastline, Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury, Wells and Bath.

This delightful cottage is a wonderful base for your holiday, at any time of year.


  • Mostly ground floor
  • One first floor double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining area in alcove off hallway
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking space on lane outside cottage
  • Front patio with furniture, enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • WiFi
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Cottage is close to, but fenced off from, the canal and the railway which has a regular but not busy service, so some associated noise may be heard. Note - Network Rail have a bridge repair project in Somerset from February for 16 weeks which will temporarily change the directions for Railwaymans Cottage
  • You will be provided with the directions to the property prior to arrival.

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About the location


Burnham-on-Sea 9 miles; Glastonbury 10 miles; Taunton 11 miles.

The town of Bridgwater is an interesting destination with a bustling shopping centre. Being situated close to the Mendip Hills in the North and the Quantocks to the West, the town has several buildings of historical interest, an excellent selection of restaurants and pubs and is notable for the annual Bridgwater Illuminated Carnival in November using over 20,000 light bulbs resulting in a mesmerising display of colour, sound and entertainment. Cheddar is only a few miles away as is Glastonbury, home of King Arthur and pop festivals. The fascinating wetland areas surrounding Bridgwater are internationally renowned for wintering wildfowl and wading birds and support numerous species of breeding birds. Nearby Shapwick Heath is an excellent example of a wetland nature reserve well worth a visit, as is the Steart Marshes on the Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve comprising of 2564 hectares of bird and wildlife havens. Bridgwater offers the holidaymaker a rich variety of activities both rural and urban and is conveniently placed for all visitors.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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