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Ash Lodge

Washford near Watchet, Somerset (Ref. 16587)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "A really lovely lodge."

    Perfect for a large family or group of friends. Had everything we needed. Loved the hot tub which was ready for use as soon as we arrived and was cleaned every morning.

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2022

  • "Very comfortable property and the owners are very conscientious in looking after their guests."

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Lovely stay in the cabin for two families."

    Facilities where excellent. Two keys separate keys would have been better for the downstairs accommodation.

    Reviewed by JoanneFeb 2022

  • "We rented out both of the cottages with hot tubs and had a fantastic time."

    The ladies who checked on the hot tubs each morning were lovely to us and we had everything we needed!!! We will be coming back next year for sure :)

    Reviewed by SummerJan 2022

  • "Great lodge, we would certainly come back if staying in the area again and recommend to others."

    An additional key to the main lodge would have been very useful. We had a family with young children staying upstairs that required access to the main kitchen in the middle of the night. This meant that we either had to leave the lodge unlocked when we went to bed or we had to get up to let them in when needed. That's the only improvement we can recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JuliaNov 2021

  • "It was a beautiful lodge However it would of benefited with an extra key for ..."

    It was a beautiful lodge However it would of benefited with an extra key for downstairs as once we were in bed in the upstairs room which was separate from the rest of the lodge we didn’t have a key to key back in in the morning if the others were still in bed downstairs

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2021

  • "Lovely house and hot tub."

    Could do with a pair of tongs and a new can opener!

    Reviewed by JillSep 2021

  • "Stayed here for a family birthday 9 of us."

    Super place plenty of room for all and great hot tub (checked every day) Not far from beaches either. Super

    Reviewed by SylviaJul 2021

  • "The lodge was wonderful and the hot tub was amazing."

    There were 6 adults and plenty of space for us all. Everything was provided. It was so peaceful and quiet we had a fab time. Thank you very much

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "Lovely family holiday in a very comfortable well equipped lodge, in a lovely area."

    Owner was very helpful, providing a highchair very quickly for my granddaughter when asked. We all had a great time and would definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2020

  • "Impressed with cleaning of hot tub every day and at the end of holiday."

    We moved table in front of fire place which gave more room. Nice quiet location only the occasional morning / evening noise from animals from nearby zoo

    Reviewed by NigelJul 2020

  • "Peaceful location in a lovely part of the world"

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2020

  • "We went as a group of 7 females for a friends birthday."

    It was great well set out, comfortable and an added bonus of the hot tub! Would go back

    Reviewed by EuganieFeb 2020

  • "We were a family of nine and mixed ages."

    Totally all enjoyed ourselves with plenty of comfort and things around to do. The lodge Is very well laid out with everything you need. A big thank you to Lloyde for making it so special for us all. This is our 3rd time at these lodges and definitely recommend a stay there we will definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by SharonDec 2019

  • "The owner wonderful and helpful on our first night."

    We are had a lovely stay rooms nice and clean and the great bonus was the hot tub! Thank you.

    Reviewed by SharonNov 2019

  • "The lodge was exceptionaly clean and we'll maintained the surrounding was clean and tidy."

    Nice and quiet, close to many places to visit for days out. I can't fault anything all our needs were met.the owner welcomed us and made sure we knew how to work the hot tub which he kept well maintained every morning a very nice chap. The little Tropicana zoo close by was fantastic for the kids and well worth a visit. Great location for visiting the beach also ride the steam train to minehead.

    Reviewed by TimAug 2019

  • "Lovely surroundings."

    Cottage was well presented in a fantastic area. Lloyd was very helpful and was at hand if we had any questions to ask. Would highly recommend to friends and family. Thanks for a fantastic time. Mr & Mrs D Lambert And family.

    Reviewed by DarrenJul 2019

  • "The lodge was beautiful and clean the hot tub was cleaned everyday."

    Fantastic location with everything we needed. The sofa in the living room wasn’t very comfortable, but we didn’t spend a lot of time at the lodge. If your sleeping down stairs and you have adults upstairs the noise on the floor boards can be loud, only if your staying in the double bedroom. The peacocks and gibbons from across the zoo are loud trying to warn off foxes, but you get use to it. It’s well worth a visit to see them.

    Reviewed by LindsayJul 2019

  • "The location was very good,the surrounding area had lots of places to visit ,beaches,countryside,shopping,historical sites something to suit everyone."

    Lots of privacy and fully equipped accommodation comfortable beds and free wifi.just perfect.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2019

  • "The lodge was a perfect setting to celebrate my 50th birthday."

    Loads of room, inside and out. And thinking about it although the weather was not great it was a great opportunity to use the hot tub even more. Location was perfect, far enough away from the road but easy to get to all local attractions.

    Reviewed by MandyJun 2019

  • "Lovely relaxing weekend at the cottage."

    Hot tub was fab. Cottage was very comfy, bed and pillows lovely. Dining table was slightly big for area as did knock my side a few times. Lloyd was very helpful and it was lovely having the fire going when we arrived. Great weekend and plenty of out door space between cottages.

    Reviewed by MandyFeb 2019

  • "An amazing place to stay."

    The host has done a wonderful job. Will be telling everyone how fabulous ash lodge is.

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2018

  • "Nice and quiet location, short drive to Minehead for any shopping etc Hot tub fab !"

    Sitting in it on Christmas Day glass bubbly in hand ! We were a party of 6 adults, 2 children and dogs! Ash Lodge gave us plenty of room especially with the split level living.

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2018

  • "The lodge exceeded expectations."

    . There was 8 of us staying there and it did not feel crowded at all... the hot tub was cleaned every day. The owner was very nice and helpful. The lodges were easy to find, just off the main road yet very quiet and shops close by. Would definitely return there and recommend.

    Reviewed by JackieNov 2018

  • "Second visit - so knew it was good!"

    Reviewed by ChloeNov 2018

  • "Great family place to stay, which was really clean and a perfect location."

    The double bed mattress needs replacing and some rugs put down upstairs to stop some of the noise. The hot tub is great and everyone loved it.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2018

  • "Ash Lodge is a lovely holiday let with everything you could possibly need."

    It is well furnished, with quality items and the kitchen is really well equipped. A large group can stay here very comfortably and the hot tub is a luxury bonus. Can't recommend enough. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2018

  • "I had an amazing week with all the family."

    The children especially loved the freedom to run around in the fresh air. There was plenty to see and do although we didn't have enough time for all of it. The accommodation was faultless with all the comforts of home. Staff on site were very friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by MandyJul 2018

  • "Gemma the site manager was very friendly and helpful."

    The location was great and we have a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by BeckyJun 2018

  • "We loved our stay at Ash Lodge and it provided everything we expected."

    Location was convenient and lots to do in the surrounding area. Our group comprised of two families so Ash Lodge suited us perfectly as it meant that each family had their own facilities with one upstairs and one downstairs but also space to come together as a group. We loved having lots of outside space too and everyone enjoyed the hot tub!! We would struggle to find fault with Ash Lodge, the only thing that would have been helpful was to have a couple of extra chopping boards but it’s a tiny gripe in what was a perfect stay! The owner, Lloyd was very accommodating and fixed a door lock within an hour of us reporting it and was also very accommodating allowing us to use the hot tub for an extended period on our last night. Would highly recommended to anyone looking to holiday with another family for a weekend or longer.

    Reviewed by AlysonJun 2018

  • "We were very impressed and intend on returning."

    Lovely weekend had by my family for my husbands 50th Birthday.

    Reviewed by TeresaFeb 2018

  • "Everything was perfect and the management were wonderful"

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2017

  • "Felt that every care was taken to ensure we had a excellent stay, staff were friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2017

  • "Everything that you could want was provided, accompanied by exceptional weather!"

    Reviewed by GillJun 2017

  • "The house was very homely and the hot tub was excellant"

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2017

  • "Absolutly brilliant."

    .the lodge was gorgeous hot tub amazing..we had amazing time..we will be back again

    Reviewed by AleksandraMar 2017

  • "Had the most amazing and relaxing weekend at Ash lodge with my girlfriends."

    It's perfect for a weekend away - we definitely consider booking Ash lodge again. Thank you to Gemma who was very welcoming too.

    Reviewed by AnnaNov 2016

  • "A warm and helpful welcome from Gemma."

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2016

  • "The lodge is a good choice for 2 familesto share."

    Reviewed by IanSep 2016

  • "Very comfortable well equiped holiday home, unfortunately the dishwasher didnt work, but the owner did try to fix it very promptly, just one of those things."

    We had a good family get together and would recommend Ash Lodge to friends and family. The hot tub was a big hit with everyone.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2016

  • "Great area lots to do, lovely helpful staff."

    Reviewed by BillAug 2016

  • "Could not fault the lodge but misleading stating in the information that its accessible for walking into the village."

    We tried walking but we found out that the road has no paths and is very dangerous to use, especially with children. There is a country path but very overgrown! Otherwise we had a fantastic holiday.

    Aug 2016

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  • Ground floor: Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • First floor: 1 x king size and 1 x twin bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Small kitchenette
  • Note: One of the first floor bedrooms has a door opening directly onto the external staircase so children must be supervised.
  • Electric radiators with woodburner
  • Ground floor: Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, Netflix
  • First floor: Breakfast bar, fridge, kettle, TV with Freeview, DVD & WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot and highchair on request (Cot bedding not provided)
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private decked patio with seating, BBQ and hot tub
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: The first floor is only accessible by the external staircase
  • Note: The owners are members of BISHTA (British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association)
  • Please note - charging for electric cars is not permitted.Charging available in Minehead (10 mins away)

The property

Washford 0.5 miles.

This detached wooden lodge is a 10-15 minute walk away from the village of Washford in Somerset, in the grounds of Shells Cottage.

This luxury two-storey log cabin has an unusual layout, split into two sections and linked by an external staircase to the first floor, making it an ideal holiday home for two families who love holidaying together, but enjoy a bit of privacy.

The modern open plan living area of this Washford cabin is on the ground floor and boasts a woodburner in a feature fireplace and door to the decked patio area, which in turn leads to the private hot tub; a perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of a busy day.

There is a wealth of options in the area, from clay-pigeon shooting, CO2 shooting and archery to horse riding and sea fishing, plus two miles away is the pretty ancient port of Watchet and Blue Anchor Beach.

The whole group can gather around the woodburner downstairs and enjoy the ambience of this Washford cabin and its seamless combination of character charm and modern amenities.

Get out and about while you're staying at this Washford cabin, and enjoy long walks along the coastal path or visit nearby Dunster with its NT castle or seaside Minehead to explore the sandy beach, before returning to your Washford lodge for a peaceful evening together.

Note: This property is near to Refs. 16588, 11459, 13806 and 914740, together they sleep 36.

Shells Cottages

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter