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  • Thornby - (Ref. 980305)

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Blue Anchor, Somerset (Ref. 980305)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Edwin

    “We were at the cottage for two weeks but had the same bedding for both weeks.”

    otherwise a great place to stay. Will certainly return for another holiday in the future.

    otherwise a great place to stay. Will certainly return for another holiday in the future.

    - Edwin, August 2021

The property

Thornby, a light and airy bungalow, looks out towards the glistening Blue Anchor Bay in the West Somerset village of Blue Anchor.

The West Somerset Railway is close to the property with the Blue Anchor railway station being only 200 meters from the property, and trains can be seen as they go round the bay.

It's comfortable accommodation and superb location for outdoor opportunities make it a fine base for couples, families and friends to enjoy together.

First to greet you upon entering the property is the inviting sitting room; snug leather sofas, a warming electric fire and a Freeview TV help to make this the perfect relaxing spot after the sun goes down.

Both bedrooms, a double and a twin, are delightfully finished with superb views beyond the garden and out to sea.

The family bathroom at the property is a sparkling, tiled layout with the choice of a bath and a separate shower cubicle.

Prepare and enjoy your home-cooked meals in the refreshing kitchen/diner set with cream units, a range of useful appliances including a fridge/freezer and a charming dining table.

Continuous with the kitchen is a garden room featuring velum windows and bifold doors.

This is a right and sunny room with panoramic views of Exmoor, Minehead the steam trains and the sea.

From here you can enjoy a drink whilst watching the sun set.

From here, step out onto the lawned garden, which presents views of breath-taking Exmoor to the left and the sandy beach to the right.

Blue Anchor's café and choice of two friendly pubs are within walking distance, as is the fabulous beach, for those scorching summer days.

Many spectacular attractions lie within easy reach; visit Dunster with its beautiful castle, the quaint harbour town of Watchet and the coastal resort of Minehead which has a golf course, and tickets for Butlins can be bought here, all of which are well worth a day trip.

Avid walkers, cyclists and wildlife spotters can venture through the renowned Exmoor National Park nearby.

Thornby is a splendid retreat in a fine rural location.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with a separate shower, basin and WC, cloakroom with a basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with an electric fire
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating, electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Fibre broadband WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear enclosed lawn with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile and pub 10 minute walk, beach 3 minute walk
  • Note: Please be aware of hump in road at entrance to drive
  • Note: Check in 4.30pm check out 9.30am

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About the location


Dunster 3 miles; Lynton 9 miles; Weston-Super-Mare 43 miles.

Blue Anchor is a small coastal hamlet in west Somerset, three miles from medieval Dunster. Well known for its alabaster rocks, which are of great geological interest, Blue Anchor is a quiet and peaceful seaside location with a wide beach, plentiful fossils and a promenade three quarters of a mile long with scenic views of Dunster Castle and Minehead Bay beyond. It offers peaceful relaxation, is popular with anglers who fish off the promenade, and is just a short steam train ride on the West Somerset Railway from Minehead. The Blue Anchor station waiting room and booking office have been lovingly restored, using Great Western fittings, many of them original, and the Railway Museum is housed in the former waiting room. Walk along the beach from Blue Anchor to Dunster, enjoying the views across the channel towards Wales, and wander through the medieval streets with the beautiful castle towering above. Inside the castle are fine plasterwork ceilings, while the extensive terraced and landscaped gardens contain many rare shrubs and trees, and offer marvellous views out to sea. Further afield, Minehead has golden sandy beaches, seaside attractions, and plenty of cafes, shops and bistros.

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