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Walnut Cottage

Washford, Somerset (Ref. 914740)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property in quiet setting, we had a very nice relaxing week"

    Reviewed by CarolynMay 2022

  • "The cottage was suberb, lovely and clean and within easy reach of fantastic beaches."

    My only criticism as such, is that as it was dog friendly, that the gardens be enclosed . This wasn’t a big problem by any means but more if a preference on our part as it is easier just to let the dogs out rather than having to put them on a lead.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2022

  • "Lovely property, great hot tub!"

    The location is really convenient and the cottage has all the facilities you need. Great staff on-site and I would highly recommend booking here!

    Reviewed by StephanieNov 2021

  • "We loved our stay and enjoyed the location."

    The cottage was as described in the advert. A minor point with the oven, there didn’t seem to be a way of telling it was up to temperature.

    Reviewed by HayleyOct 2021

  • "We think that the proximity of the nearest pub should be more accurate in the description as it is more than a mile."

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know, We have now updated the details to show the shop being 2 miles from the property and the pub being just 1.5 miles away for you to enjoy during your stay with us! Thanks again and we hope to see you soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2021

  • "How likely are you to recommend us?"

    - 7 out of 10 How would you rate your stay? - 4 out of 5 Facilities - 4 out of 4 Accuracy of the listing - 4 out of 4 Comfort - 4 out of 4

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2021

  • "Water pressure was none existent so having a shower was nearly impossible, the water pressure good for 90/120 seconds then turned to a dribble."

    Not the end of the world but after a 10 mile hike it’s good to have a refreshing shower. The owners were very polite but stayed in the background, We turned up early and the cottage was clean and empty so we went in, the owner did turn up an hour later and we were unpacked and settled and to their credit didn’t make an issue about it, which meant a lot as it was raining heavily and to have had to sit in the car for two hours wouldn’t have been great.

    Thank you for your feedback. We work hard to provide an excellent guest experience for our Customers. The feedback that we receive is always very positive. There are no issues with the water pressure at Walnut Cottage and this is the same as any other property. We are always on hand to help Customers with an issues if they are reported to us during their stay. We understand that you arrived early for your stay, this was before we had been in to make the final checks of the cottage after it was thoroughly cleaned. We will always be as flexible as we can to accommodate Customers. We hope you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to us again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "Advertised as being within a mile of a pub but in reality the cottage is nowhere near either of the two local pubs and certainly not walking distance especially after dark."

    Please change the description to be more accurate.

    Reviewed by TomOct 2020

  • "The cottage was in an excellent location for sightseeing in Somerset and beyond."

    Plenty of good pubs locally to eat out. Hot tub was a real hit.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2020

  • "Perfect location."

    Lovely and cosy cottage, has absolutely everything you could need. Exceptionally clean. Lovely family holiday in a quiet and private setting.

    Reviewed by AnnaAug 2020

  • "Beautiful site and lovely cottage no complaints at all and would definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by ZoeFeb 2020

  • "I think you delivered everything you stated."

    Modern comfy furnishings.

    Reviewed by ToniDec 2019

  • "Had a week away at the end of November to spend some time walking along the coast and exploring Exmoor."

    The location of the site was ideal for this being a short drive from Dunster and the coast. Accommodation was excellent as it was warm and comfortable with everything we needed. The site was lovely and quiet. The hot tub was ideal for relaxing after many hours of walking and it was checked and maintained each day by Dan or by Louis the site owner. We had a really pleasant and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by KeithNov 2019

  • "The site was lovely and clean."

    All cottages were sited to be very private. Cottage was exceptionally clean with lovely facilities. The hot tub was a bonus. It was cleaned every morning. It would be nice if the garden was fenced so you could let your dog out whilst you sat in the sun.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2019

  • "Walnut Cottage is delightful, we have been 6 times we love it so much, very dog friendly."

    Lloyd and Lyne wonderful hosts, nothing to much trouble. Lovely places to visit especially Dunster Castle. We shall be booking again very soon.

    Reviewed by JosephineSep 2019

  • "Cottage was beautiful and kept in lovely grounds."

    Although several cottages together it felt private. Lloyd kept the hot tub clean. They even provided you with 4 sun loungers. Overall it was a lovely holiday in a beautiful location

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2019

  • "The cottage was just what we needed, quiet, private and in a lovely setting."

    Only a few miles from the delightful village of Watchet and stunning bay and beach at Blue Anchor. We are already booking to go back. Thank you

    Reviewed by DeeJul 2019

  • "Spotless top to bottom lovely time"

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2019

  • "This is our 4th visit to Walnut Cottage, it's always so lovely to go back and see Lloyd and Sharon they are so kind nothing to much trouble."

    I highly recommend a visit . We hope to go back again later in the year

    Reviewed by JosephineApr 2019

  • "A lovely cottage, well equipped, maintained and spotlessly clean."

    Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by StacyApr 2019

  • "We felt for the price and in a house sleeping four adults one single roll of toilet paper was not enough."

    We had to ask for a second which was embarrassing! Also in a cottage with a hot tub more than one towel per adult was definitely needed. Or we ought to be advised to bring our own. There was a washing machine but no dryer so couldn't even wash them. On arrival we had no light... Which was quickly sorted but still not a good first impression. Then shortly after we lost water too. The site manager came in to fix this issue but we were sat having dinner and he worked around us in quite a small space, climbing a ladder millimetres away from my plate. Not good!

    Reviewed by JoyMar 2019

  • "Quiet and peaceful with plenty of lovely walks."

    Advertised very accurate with all information we required. Second time stayed and booked with walnut cottage and would still go back again. Our third time booked with Sykes cottages and would book again plenty of places and areas to go. Very good all round company thanks again

    Reviewed by SharonDec 2018

  • "The comfort of the cottage was great."

    The hot tub was amazing and lovely and private. The kitchen was well equipped but lacked a decent dinner plate, we had to go out and buy four plates to serve our dinner on. Other than that, couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by VeronicaDec 2018

  • "Lovely Cottage and hot tub, really enjoyed our stay, very quiet, just what we needed."

    Reviewed by JerryOct 2018

  • "It's was the most stess free holiday I have ever had ."

    My family enjoyed it the hot tub was fantastic and it was great for Nuala the German Shepherd had the greatest time ever So good that we hope to come again twice next year thank you very much

    Reviewed by TraceySep 2018

  • "A lovely quiet spot."

    Clean and cosy cottage. Could hear the peacocks and monkeys from the nearby zoo in the morning. Hot tub particularly welcome after long days spent walking. Gemma was welcoming and helpful. Garden might be improved by enclosed fencing for those visitors like us who have a dog. A great base in which you can explore the local area and we left feeling relaxed and rejuvinated !

    Reviewed by AnitaSep 2018

  • "The position of the cottage is perfectly private and we felt at ease about our two excited boys playing outside without upsetting people in nearby cottages."

    The facilities within the cottage were outstanding, even down to pegs for the washing line, washing up liquid, every type of utensil, pot and pan so that if you wanted to make a full dinner you had the means to do so. I was very pleased to see mattress and pillow protectors on all beds (although I did bring my own waterproof one for my youngest who occasionally gets caught short at night). As well as the standard dustpan and brush, there was a vacuum cleaner and mop and bucket. We even had boxes of games to play as a family. We all enjoyed having underfloor heating in the wet room along with a heated towel rail. Quite simply, it's the most well equip cottage we have ever stayed in. The location of the cottage is great, and very accessible to the main routes around the South West, so day trips were trouble free, and there is a lot to see and do in the area. We found the owners friendly and helpful, and there if you needed them. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again if we chose to holiday in the area again.

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2018

  • "We had a great relaxed holiday in our home away from home."

    It had a huge welcoming feel from when you pull into the driveway. We were given a warm welcome from the start. The cottage and hot tub were very clean. I would recommend this place to everyone and hope to visit again ourselves.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2018

  • "The owner was happy to help with anything we wanted, he was on hand if we needed help."

    The cottage was spotless and we and our dogs were made to feel welcome. The location was excellent and we enjoyed trips out to the local amenities. We enjoyed a visit to the coast and also Taunton. The cottage was all on one level which was great for my mum and our dogs. Lovely restful week and would visit again.

    Reviewed by CJul 2018

  • "A little worn in general with furniture but comfortable."

    A small welcome pack or at least a cleaning product would be nice. Garden chairs need replacing. Windows needed cleaning. Hot tub fabulous. Gemma brilliant. Nothing too much trouble. A credit to the team at Shells Cottages.

    Reviewed by MariaJul 2018

  • "The whole experience was a pleasure, from the moment we arrived till the moment we left."

    Gemma the site manager made us welcome and was helpful and available for advice and information on the local area. My wife and I would have no hesitation in recommending Shell Cottages to anyone.

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2018

  • "Walnut cottage was really nice."

    Site manager Gemma was fabulous - great host and always available. Hot tub was the real selling point to this cottage, well maintained and a very wise investment. Cottage was mostly clean and well equipped. However there are one or two things to note. The garden is not enclosed so dog owners be wary that the 'quick wee' at night requires a lead for roaming pups. The grey gravel surrounding the cottages and parking areas is very dusty and makes a bit of a mess inside. In terms of size, although this is a four person, two bedroom holiday cottage the beds in the second bedroom are bunks and they are small. Probably suitable for a family with little children. The bed in the main bedroom is a double divan with no head board and felt particularly small. It's also on wheels. So if you like to sit up and read in bed you will probably scoot across the room like we did! Completely understand selling a cottage on a website with nice photos but the little touches weren't evident. No cushions on the bed, just the 'no dogs on sofa' cushion, no throws, no little touches in the bathroom as per photos etc. As for cleanliness it was all pretty nice and clean but we did notice huge cobwebs on the skylights that had clearly been there for some time, the coffee table was sticky. Just little things really and nothing so significant it spoilt our holiday but maybe just not quite meeting expectation of a 'luxury' cottage. It is well located for things to do, most of which are at least partially dog friendly. Dunster Castle gardens was a favourite and the Torre cider farm. All in all a nice relaxing break.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are currently looking into replacing the divan bed, the bunk beds are standard single size beds. We have now added cushions into the property and the photographs have been updated to show this. We endeavour to keep the property to a consistently high standard with regards to cleanliness. Thank you once more for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulesJun 2018

  • "Cottage has everything, you could require."

    Finished to a high standard. Gemma who runs the site, is friendly & efficient. A great asset to the site. A totally relaxing week

    Reviewed by MichelleMay 2018

  • "We had a great week."

    Greeted by Gemma on arrival, showed us around, how things worked, very friendly welcome The property is even better in real life than the pictures. Even having properties around you does not affect your privacy or the peacefulness of this lovely location. Fed the local birds, and watched them feed on the bird table from the lounge. The hot tub is cared for daily which is reassuring for all. The local area has lots to do (some of which will be waiting for our 2nd visit!) We have a dog, and this was great for her, however, if you need a totally secure garden - this garden is in no way secure, its open, with open fences. Comfy beds, clean linen provided.

    Reviewed by SMay 2018

  • "Gemma very helpful if you do have a problem, shower was too hot, soon sorted."

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2018

  • "This is our 4th visit to Shells cottages."

    Wonderful accommodation, lovely furnishings, bedding high quality. Delightful hosts. Nothing to much trouble thank you Gemma. Planning our next holiday there. A footnote from Sofia (dog) absolutely loved the pheasants, squirrels and lovely walks.

    Reviewed by JosephineApr 2018

  • "This is our second visit to Shell cottages."

    Wonderful Walnut cottage, so comfortable, spotlessly clean, lovely bedlinen and everything you could possible need. The hosts were amazing nothing to much trouble.Ideal for visiting lovely villages and Dunster Castle. We can't wait to book again.Thankyou both for a wonderful stay. Thank you Sykes for your ease of booking, everything top notch, highly recommended thankyou

    Reviewed by JosephineNov 2017

  • "The place was excellent and staff was brilliant, if only you could remove the road works on the M5."


    Reviewed by StuartAug 2017

  • "The friendly manager on site very helpful, a tumble dryer would have been useful for swimwear after hot tub"

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2017

  • "This cottage is beautifully situated."

    The site is well maintained and the staff are great. It's a lovely cottage and the well maintained hot tub was lovely at the end of of day

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2017

  • "Lovely little cottage in a great location."

    Very clean, cosy & private and the hot tub is lovely. Although dog friendly, the private garden is not secure and having to keep them on a lead to wee wasn't ideal and would be the main reason we wouldn't book again.

    Reviewed by LaurenNov 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, hot tub was fab."

    Photos do not do justice to the size or quality of the cottage. Very friendly helpful manager.

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2016

  • "Superb location and cottage, could not fault in any way."

    Very clean and welcoming, had a superb stay! Only piece of feedback would actually be on the advertisement - we would strongly recommend making it very clear on the advert that children are not allowed to use the hot tub, as our little girl had been looking forward to this for months, and was obviously very disappointed when we arrived to find out that she could not use it. No other complaints at all other than this through.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks, both with TV
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Hot tub.
  • Eco electric radiators
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge, under-counter freezer, washing machine, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot on request (Cot bedding not provided)
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio garden at rear, with hot tub, seating and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles and pub 1.5 miles
  • Please note - charging for electric cars is not permitted.Charging available in Minehead (10 mins away).

The property

This modern barn conversion is set on the higher slopes at Shells, a collection of holiday cottages set in several acres of grounds in rural countryside near the Somerset village of Washford.

Complete with private garden and hot tub, this Washford cottage has lovely rural views and is ideal for a group of four looking for a relaxing holiday near the coast.

All the rooms are on the ground floor and the...

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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