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Step a Side

Minehead, Somerset (Ref. 1037812)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent place to stay."

    The location is very quiet, surrounded by similar cottages and with a great view over Minehead towards Dunster. Just right for two people. We would certainly like to return for another holiday.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Very quiet and peaceful location, offering good access to Coastal Path and other walking routes."

    Cottage very comfortable, although quite a steep climb to access on foot from the town centre/seafront. Maybe not the ideal property for persons with mobility issues! Had a small issue with the hot water, but this was dealt with very promptly and without disruption to my holiday. Very happy with cottage and facilities.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "Step a side is a gorgeous, original stone cottage."

    It had everything in that we needed and was comfortable and cosy. Being tall we both struggled a little by the end of our week with the stooping to get around the low ceilings and doors, but the quaintness made up for that. The location is amazing. Easy walks into the town or down to the harbour. Lots of friendly people who stopped to talk if we had the stable door open. There are so many places to visit close by that we haven’t done them all and will definitely return. A very much needed break away. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by VanessaAug 2021

  • "Well just a really lovely cottage in an just has lovely location would so ..."

    Well just a really lovely cottage in an just has lovely location would so recommend if I had to say anything maybe a more comfortable sofa and maybe mention on a hill in listing not that it mattered to us thank you for letting us use

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "Nice clean holiday cottage, had everything needed unlike the actual location."

    Minehead was disappointing, found the promenade to be a disappointment, didn’t feel welcoming or friendly. Restaurants and bars disappointing, closed early, food poor and staff generally not bothered, always felt like having customers was an inconvenience to them. Not much to do in the location, found ourselves visiting Weston-Super-Mare, Devon and Cornwall where we had a nicer experience.

    Reviewed by VickyAug 2021

  • "Could not fault Step a side, a beautiful old cottage with loads of charm as well as all the amenities you could wish for."

    Beautiful area we had never been to before. Can’t remember when we walked so much in beautiful surroundings. Highly recommend it. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JeanJul 2021

  • "Wi fi would have been very useful in these COVID times."

    Kitchen had everything we needed Very quiet and cool during the heatwave. Renovations next door did not interfere as we were out all day. As mentioned the steps to the bathroom at night need negotiating with care.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2021

  • "We had some issues with hot water during our stay but these were fixed the day they were reported to the manager."

    Reviewed by HazelJun 2021

  • "My husband and I have just returned from a week at Stepaside in Minehead we spent a wonderful time in this cozy cottage."

    The views over Exmoor were spectacular from our bedroom window. It was furnished to a high standard and the kitchen was well stocked with all the utensils if you wanted to cook. We did some lovely walks through woods and over Exmoor the views over the sea breathtaking. We can recommend the walk at Weedon Cross. Why bother to go abroad when you can holiday in beautiful England. Thankyou to the owners for sharing their thatched cottage with them Madeline and Tony

    Reviewed by MadelineApr 2021

  • "Booked a short break to celebrate our 20 wedding anniversary."

    , Step a Side was a fabulous little cottage, with great views, that fitted perfectly. Parking was nearer than expected. Cottage was spotless and we appreciated the treats - especially the ones for the dog! Loved the quirkiness of the whole area and all the little handmade "crafty" touches make the place feel very homely and comfortable. Weather was just perfect and the location gave us access to plenty of walks, whilst being near to the town centre. Highly recommended and we hope to be back!

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2021

  • "Clean, cosy, comfy, charming cottage, with extra treats for us and for our dog!"

    Beware the narrow winding roads on approach, and the parking space access is a challenge after a long journey. Not a cottage for anyone with dodgy knees, but certainly plenty of character. The area is one well-worth exploring both locally and wider afield.

    Thank you for staying at Step a Side and providing feedback. The entrance to the car parking area is 10ft wide. The road leading to the cottage is the main road from the town, up to North Hill on Exmoor. This road is wide enough for farm vehicles and the large campervans that use the camp site further on. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarilynOct 2020

  • "The cottage itself was lovely."

    The only drawback was the parking arrangement It required reversing between two stone walls off a very narrow lane with a foot on either side I had to park with the front of my car protruding into the lane. A longer car would have been very difficult to park. Would help if some of the stone wall was removed. Otherwise all good

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage well appointed with every thing you could need and things you may have forgotten i."

    E. dog Bowles treats and towell for your friend can't praise enough morning view from bedroom is a picture you just need a good pair of legs on a very steep hill

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2020

  • "Such a lovely cottage just right for 2."

    Set in a beautiful old part of the town just in front of the church. Walk down to the town and sea front took 20mins. We had 2 weeks here in August and had a lovely time in am area we'd not been to before. But certainly would return. Thank you for a wonderful holiday .

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2020

  • "Beautiful historic cottage in a great location with stunning views."

    Excellent base for exploring Exmoor and enjoying long walks with our four legged friend. The cottage is beautifully decorated and really cosy. Arriving to find a pack of lovely biscuits for us and some treats for the dog made us feel instantly welcome. Would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2020

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric stove-effect fire
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, and TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car with some steps down to property
  • Bench seating to front
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are steps from room to room on each floor, please consider this when booking
  • Note: The parking space is situated to the rear of the property beyond a gate and some steps
  • Note: Due to the age of the property, please mind your head in some doorways and areas of the house

The property

Enjoying an elevated position in the Somerset town of Minehead, commanding views across the countryside, Step a Side is a traditional, thatched, one-bedroom cottage.

Ideal for a romantic break with your loved one, it's a lovely base for soaking up the sun on the Somerset coast.

Once you have marvelled at the picture-perfect thatched exterior, head inside straight into the charming sitting room, offering a classic cottage style with an electric stove-effect fire set before the sofa and armchair.

Step down into the kitchen/diner where you can enjoy breakfast at the table and rustle up some home-cooked meals when you're not out sampling the delicious restaurants of Minehead.

You can look forward to retiring to the double bedroom at the end of the day, featuring exposed beams and an original decorative fireplace, with the bathroom across the hall hosting a bath with a shower over.

Step a side is just a short walk from the shops and pubs of Minehead, so you can dine out and take an evening stroll on the esplanade before heading back home.

Prepare a picnic and head to Blenheim Gardens, or grab some fish and chips and sit at the harbour as the boats come and go.

From here why not take a boat trip with fishing trips and coastal cruises available to view the beautiful coast from the waters.

Walkers can enjoy exploring the shoreline via the South West Coast Path heading west, and expect to encounter some lovely beaches along the way, including Bossington Beach and Porlock Weir.

The Exmoor National Park is also on your doorstep; visit the highest point above sea level at Dunkery Beacon and fine the remains of a Bronze Age burial ground, as well as sighting some amazing wildlife with ponies and red deer often seen in this area, as well as skylarks and buzzards.

Enjoy the delights of both the coast and countryside of Somerset at Step a Side.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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