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Orchard Cottage

(Ref. 13806)

Washford, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful little cottage perfect situated for getting about the complex is ..."

    Beautiful little cottage perfect situated for getting about the complex is immaculate no noise lovely hot tub maintained twice a day

    Pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in Orchard cottage. Hopefully see you soon. Regards Lloyd Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely setting with a private sunny garden."

    Good outdoor space for entertaining. Wonderful hot tub. Would be small for 4 people as space inside was limited. Good kitchen appliances, clean and adequately equipped. Friendly staff.We enjoyed our week. Thank you. Ray

    Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Orchard cottage. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray4.1Jun 2024

  • "Very peaceful and relaxing, cottage was spotless and comfortable, regular checking of the hot tub, lady attending hot tub was very polite and friendly."

    Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Ceri5.0Nov 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at orchard cottage."

    It was clean quiet and very cosy. There is everything provided for a relaxing stay. The hot tub was so good after a long day walking and exploring. Our dog Archie made friends with the lady who cleaned the hot tub, she was so lovely and friendly. We would definitely recommend this lovely little cottage.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2023

  • "Comfortable quiet cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Not only a pear tree but two partridges! Unobtrusive cleaning of the hot tub concerns me about others we’ve used.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great holiday home, well maintained and very clean."

    Only comment would be that the curtains in the bedrooms let in a lot of daylight.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7May 2023

  • "Nice little cottage close to all kind of interesting places like Watchet, Dunster, Minehead."

    It’s comfortable and quiet, the sounds of gibbons and a peacock at the background are funny and not annoying

    Reviewed by Gert5.0May 2023

  • "We had a really good time."

    The cottage was so comfortable it felt like home not a holiday home. Everything you need is there including many leaflets with information on where to visit, cab numbers if needed. Just everything has been thought of. The staff are there if you need them, we did not need a thing. The hot tub was maintained in the morning very discreetly. We were not interrupted at all. The hot tub is an added bonus. My grandson loves hot tubs. The location is peaceful and calm. Then when you want to explore there is so much around you do not have to travel for hours. Minehead is less than half a hour away. There are 3 big supermarkets on route.There are beaches all different in their own way. There are castles, museums. We found Watchet Museum really interesting small but so much information you could spend a long time there. There are steam trains. The zoo an across the road from the cottage is small but there is a lot to learn. They have feeding times so you get a a lot of information about The animals they are feeding at that time. There are 2 big wooden pirate ships for children to play on in the outside area. There is another smaller play area in the cafe. All in all we had great holiday calmed and chilled when we wanted to be. exploring our surroundings when we were ready. The Orchard Cottage a great place to stay. We were sad to leave. We still have a few places to visit so we will be back

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a great 7 day break at orchid cottage, nice and quiet and the hot tub was great and cleaned every day."

    Thanks again for a superb week, try and get back in the summer

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage is one of the best we have ever stayed in."

    Lloyd's team were exceptional in the cleanliness. There was everything you needed in the cottage. Lloyd is a fantastic host nothing was to much trouble. The surroundings were well kept and everything ran very smoothly. We will be back.thank you again for a great holiday. Carol and kevin Reynolds.

    Reviewed by Carolann5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage with all the amenities you need with a lovely view and very quiet area so very relaxing and the extra bonus was the hot tub."

    Very close to beaches, countryside walks and other areas of interest. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2022

  • "A beautiful little cottage with everything you need and is perfect and private."

    Cannot recommend enough. We would go back one day. Thank you for making our holiday special.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Generally lived up to expectations."

    The cottage felt like a home from home. Spacious and comfortable except for the beds. WiFi was hit and miss. Hot tub excellent. Extremely clean, and everything was there when needed. On the one occasion we had a problem (the toaster blew a fuse) Loyd was over within 5 minutes to deal with it.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and hot tub."

    Clean secluded but near lots of things to see and do. Definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in pleasant surroundings and ideally situated to visit the nearby towns of Minehead and Dunster."

    Hot tub is a welcome addition. Our weeks stay was very enjoyable. Only negative is the two pubs close by can’t be easily reached without using the main roads so a bit precarious at night. We opted for a local taxi company. Mark at Mr Cabs was excellent and reliable.

    Reviewed by Lawrence4.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely surroundings."

    small and compact ideal for 3 adults and a dog.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jul 2022

  • "Bed was abit soft for us and got abit hot."

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay nice and clean well situated it’s in a lovely area out dog absolutely loved it."

    We would definitely stay on there again..

    Reviewed by Ann4.7May 2022

  • "Reasonably priced accommodation in a very good location for exploring Exmoor."

    Hot tub a great addition.

    Reviewed by Dennis4.7Mar 2022

  • "Very well presented cottage in beautiful surroundings the Hot Tub was lovely and well maintained"

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2022

  • "Orchard Cottage gave us a wonderful, relaxing break."

    Thank you. The hottub was a wonderful centrepiece to the week. The cottage is in a great location, was clean, warm and had everything we needed to be comfortable. I will come back and stay again. I loved it!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Nov 2021

  • "Orchard Cottage was lovely as were the ladies who came each day to clean and sort the hottub which was a great addition."

    Lots of outdoor space and a fabulous sun trap. We enjoyed watching the squirrels feed on the plums as we enjoyed a cocktail in the hot tub! Inside was clean, tidy and felt very covid safe. Kitchen well stocked for cooking in. The sofas weren’t the most comfy but more than adequate for a short stay. We were a family of 4 adults as our kids are now on their 20s and a dog. It did feel a little small but again worked perfectly fine but I’m not sure we would go with another couple. The bathroom is set up like a wet room with underfloor heating and a wonderful shower. Location great for trips to Watchet, Exmoor, Minehead and general exploring. We enjoyed a visit to the Cider Farm down the road where we had lunch. We also had fish and chips and an Indian in Watchet both very good. We hadn’t appreciated Orchard Cottage was part of a the Shells complex of lodges and cottages. All were well spaced out, with hot tubs and exceptionally well maintained grounds. We would recommend.

    Reviewed by Ellie4.7Sep 2021

  • "There was plenty to do in the local area, including visiting Watchet harbour and beaches, visiting Dunster village and castle and driving in to Minehead."

    The cottage was set in beautiful grounds and it was a bonus having a hot tub. It was also great that the cottage was dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Tammie4.7Jul 2021

  • "Everything you could think of was provided Lovely cottage with hot tub."

    Which was cleaned every day. Lloyd was on hand for anything that needed attention. The cottage we stayed in was a bit bijou for 4 adults but with the outside space it was fab , and sat out in the warm evenings. There are larger holiday accommodation at Shells ….. Garden not enclosed but not over looked so private ( we had a dog) so had to keep him on a lead . Dunster is a must to visit. We had trips out to the zoo (across the road from cottage) Minehead, Weston Super Mare , Lynton & Lynmouth (beautiful) Cheddar Gorge ( defo) & Taunton Watchet for the Pebbles Pub & order your fish & chips from the chippy next door and eat them in the pub whilst having a cider ….shout out to Dean !! Local taxi firm great and friendly ( they close at 22 00) All in all it’s a great accommodation setup and Lloyd, Lynn and the team are great , We will be re booking Thanks

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.7Jun 2021

  • "You are a dog friendly but there are no dog bins on site"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful location, exceptionally clean, helpful staff who gave us tips on places to visit, a wonderful and welcoming area."

    We loved the hot tub and that it was cleaned daily!

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jul 2020

  • "It was a lovely place."

    Very clean and hot tub was very clean. The whole holiday was lovely

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2019

  • "This was our third time staying in Orchard Cottage and was as enjoyable as ever."

    There was however one fly in the ointment, a rather large one. On previous visits we were able to enjoy the views from our balcony but two lodges have now been built in front of the cottage blocking those views, in fact looking out through the patio doors all you see is the side of one of the lodges. Its understandable that new lodges are being built it is a buisness afterall but it is a shame it was at the expense of what was beautiful views. Having said that we still had a wonderful time and would most likely stay there again in the future.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Jun 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation, lots do do locally , ideal for dogs plenty of long walks ..."

    Lovely accommodation, lots do do locally , ideal for dogs plenty of long walks and unspoilt beaches , Lloyd and his team work vary hard to keep the site and accomadation in lovely condition and the views in the area are stunning Many thanks Paul & Debbie

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "The hot tub was well maintained."

    It was a real pleasure to sit there in the evening. Kitchen well equipped. Nice place to relax

    Reviewed by Monika5.0May 2019

  • "Very peaceful and relaxing"

    Reviewed by Tim4.1Nov 2018

  • "Perfect place for a peaceful and relaxing holiday loved every thing about it"

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Aug 2018

  • "Quiet, comfortable cottage."

    Everything you would need for a peaceful holiday. Enjoyed the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Aug 2018

  • "We arrived Saturday afternoon to be immediately greeted by young lady called Gemma."

    Gemma showed us around went through how everything worked including the Hot Tub. It’s very peaceful & the wild life is great we even got to see a woodpecker. Very central to everything & Whatchit is wonderful little harbour. Also just around the corner there is the Cider farm. Again another must visit. Everyone is friendly & very helpful. We would definitely go back & recomend this wonderful place to both friends & family. We hope to go back later on this year

    Reviewed by Kimberly5.0May 2018

  • "Great staff on-site, discreet but available at a moments notice if required."

    Well maintained, clean property.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0May 2018

  • "The lodging was nice as well as the hot tub."

    The major problem I had was in leaving. The message that checkout was at 10:00 am was delivered in several notices and in person the day before departure but because of a snow storm a day and half earlier I couldn't leave the property because you didn't plow the entrance road or driveway. I realize this snow storm was very unusual but you had a full day and half to arrange to have someone plow. I ended up shoveling out the driveway myself just so i could meet my plane. This took over 3 hours and it should have been your responsibility to clear your drive to the road, not mine. You shared several times your concern about how are the new guests going to get in yet very little concern over how I was going to leave.

    Reviewed by Jerry3.4Feb 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation (Orchard Cottage) quiet, not overlooked."

    Clean, warm. Open plan, well equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms, comfy beds. Wet room with underfloor heating a treat. Hot tub the best. Gemma and Lloyd really welcoming and helpful. Ideally placed for all the sights of north Somerset, busy days, relaxing in the tub at night, bliss! Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage, we so enjoyed our stay and our little dog loved it."

    Certainly one of our best holidays. We hope to book again very soon. Thank you both very much.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Apr 2017

  • "Great cottage, and excellent base."

    Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Teresa4.8Nov 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, both with TV
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Hot tub.
  • Eco electric radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, Netflix (please bring your own login details)
  • , Satellite WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot and highchair on request (Cot bedding not provided)
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private lawned garden at side and rear, with hot tub, wooden veranda, seating and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Association)
  • Please note - charging for electric cars is not permitted.Charging available in Minehead (10 mins away).

The property

This contemporary barn conversion is set amongst the apple trees at Shells, an attractive rural property near the pretty Somerset village of Washford.

Set back from the road, this Washford cottage is one of several at Shells and is completely private, set in its own grounds.

The modern open plan living area of this Washford cottage is extremely well equipped and opens onto a wide wooden veranda overlooking the orchard, where you can sit and listen to the merry birdsong.

The bedrooms in this Washford cottage are all on ground level, with wooden laminate flooring, and the addition of a gorgeous Italian marble-lined wet room makes for stylish living.

Outside this Washford cottage there is a partially covered private hot tub, ideal for relaxing after a day out and about, taking part in the multitude of countryside activities in the area including fishing, golf, horse riding and walking the coastal path which starts at the pretty port of Watchet, 2 miles away.

There is also Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery and Co2 Pistol Shooting for larger groups to enjoy (advance bookings only, contact for more information).

Four miles away is the historic village of Dunster, where the NT-owned castle towers over the narrow winding cobbled streets of the village.

The family will love the beach resort of Minehead, a 15 minute drive from this Washford cottage, with a lengthy seafront, sandy beach, plenty of shops and a departure station for the West Somerset steam railway.

A fabulous Washford cottage in a perfect location for exploring the North Somerset coastal area and Exmoor.

Note: This cottage is near to Refs. 11459, 914740, 16587 and 16588, together they sleep 36.

Shells Cottages

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.