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Old Bridge Post Office

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (12)
  • cottage (11)
  • village (9)
  • great (8)
  • pub (7)
  • shop (7)

15 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay, nice little village."

    The shop & pub were very handy with friendly staff. The cottage was great with all its quirky features & decor & fully stocked with all the essentials . Super comfy beds & no outside noise, we slept like babies. A few snags, such as filling the bath, no big deal as the shower was there. The patio door locked was not working so we couldn’t make the best use of the riverside balcony, obviously there had been previous problems as a screwdriver was on the floor beside the door. The glass door could have had a wipe down as they were smeared with hand prints & smudges, there was also a broken guitar tucked behind the sofa in the living room. Would have been nice to have a welcome book to tell us about the house & things to do in the area. However the positives far outweigh the negatives & we had a very pleasant stay.

    Hi. Thanks for your feedback. Apologies for the handle on patio door, it was working ok when I left it last time but is clearly broken, it’s being fixed this week As for smears on the door, it’s been pouring with rain every time I’ve been to the cottage to clean recently so haven’t seen it as glass has been wet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela3.4Mar 2024

  • "Had a lovely stay at the old post office,beautiful cottage in a lovely ..."

    Had a lovely stay at the old post office,beautiful cottage in a lovely village,nice walks in the surrounding area,good shop in the village for most things,good food at the village pub,friendly people in a lovely area of exmoor

    Reviewed by Neil3.8Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay over Christmas with our 13month old son."

    The cottage is beautiful and very comfortable. We would recommend and visit again.

    Thank you for you kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Dec 2023

  • "An absolutely lovely property."

    We have a small dog (cavapoo) so prefer to holiday in the UK and stay in holiday let's as opposed to hotels. We have therefore stayed in many over the past few years mainly in the South West. This holiday home is by far the best we have stayed in. It was cozy, warm, well furnished and with comfortable beds. The owners have done a fabulous job of renovating this quirky property. The village is pretty, has a shop a few yards away and a local pub (The Valient Soldier) that does excellent meals. We would love to return to Roadwater.

    Thank you for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2023

  • "This place is absolutely wonderful, we have no complaints!"

    Great contact with owner, clean space (I've read a review about spider wbes, come on people

    Thanks for the honest review and spider perspective in an old cottage in the countryside Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wiktoria5.0Oct 2023

  • "Loved the cottage renovated to a high standard situated in a lovely village."

    One niggle was the hot water system .It took me two days to figure out how the Boost worked properly so we suffered lukewarm baths.A visitor guide book would be useful for this and for working the oven.Much appreciated were the three large size tv,s .Overall an excellent property and with guidance for the hot water would be five stars.

    I’ve had ongoing issues with a noisy hot water system which is now solved. Settings were reset just before the guests arrived so I didn’t have chance to check the temperature. I did say to guests to text me with any issues or questions…. …..Having said that, thank you for your lovely comments and we will endeavour to provide guest information about the cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeff4.7Sep 2023

  • "This is a beautiful cottage and well equipped with everything you need."

    It is extremely cosy, the decking over the stream is fab. It is situated in a gorgeous little village with postcard cottages around. The hot water makes a horrendous noise when being used and runs out at times. This is the only criticism

    The guest was made aware of the hot water noise, also it’s a small tank being a cosy cottage and she was also made aware how to boost the hot water too which only takes 30 mins to heat Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosie4.4Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely friendly village!"

    Very comfortable beds and everything you need is supplied! We loved sitting out in the river room! Sunbeds would be a great addition!

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent property in a lovely village, with large rooms and plenty of facilities."

    The new 'garden' room is a great addition, looking out over the river. Both the village pub and village shop are very handy and welcoming. Only feedback is perhaps some 'how-tos' such as the patio doors, the heating, recycling etc. Also, the parking spot at the front is quite tight, as a couple of neighbours pointed out that we should park as near to the wall as possible - and careful not to go to near the bump near the bins.

    Thank you for your great feedback… I will be leaving some information for the house facilities in the next week for future guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely quirky cottage."

    Not suitable for people with mobility issues as the stairs going up to bedrooms and bathroom are definitely only for the able bodied. Tastefully decorated and everything you need like a home from home. Comfy beds and TV in bedrooms. Peaceful village. Friendly folk, nearby shop for essentials. I would return. Lovely walks locally and pub which we didn't visit however has a good reputation. Lovely log fire in the country kitchen. All round a great place!!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely quirky cottage but a bit more attention needs to be given to cleaning."

    There were cobwebs in corners and like most holiday lets, the oven could do with a good clean. The property has a lovely decked area but I found the bi-fold doors quite difficult to open (don't know if this was related to the hot weather?). These should be checked however as the deck is a great feature and the only access is through these doors. Great little shop two minutes walk away and great pub two minutes in the opposite direction!

    Harsh about the cobwebs, they are cleaned before guests arrive but like the people who rent it, the spiders love it there too and don’t want to leave either Regarding the oven, it’s clean to use but like most popular holiday lets, there isn’t enough time to deep clean between each booking Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colette4.4Jul 2022

  • "We had a great stay at the ‘Old Bridge Post Office’ - it was big enough for 4 adults and a dog and that is before the ‘river room’ is available."

    The location is great for exploring this part of Somerset or for the 2 of our party who completed the Coleridge Way. The local people were very friendly and the community shop and local pub are both excellent. Thank you so much for our lovely holiday, you have clearly been working very hard renovating this pretty cottage in a very pleasant part of Roadwater.

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2021

  • "This property is comfortable, well appointed and conveniently located for walking and exploring Exmoor and the coast."

    The one thing lacking is a garden (and we knew this in advance) but I understand that the owner has plans to create a patio area above the stream.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "Had such a great time here and the cottage was perfect."

    The village and the people that live there are lovely too.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV, 1 x king-size with TV
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath, hand held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburner
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • 5 metre x 4 meter river room with sofa bed, bifolding doors and glass balustrade overlooking the river (pictures coming soon)
  • 3 x TVs, Sky, Netflix and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • On-street parking
  • One medium or two small well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop with coffee shop 0.1 mile, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed upstairs
  • Note: There are low ceilings in the property, please mind your head

The property

Nestled in the quaint village of Roadwater is this delightful semi-detached cottage, Old Bridge Post Office.

Perfect for a family of four, couples or friends looking for a coastal break, Old Bridge Post Office is within easy reach of Exmoor National Park and the wonderful Somerset seaside.

On arrival you will notice on-street parking near the property, for your convenience, before admiring this vibrant pink building and its quaint setting.

Enter the sitting room, an inviting space containing ample seating, Sky TV and bright finishes; gather your group and put on your favourite Netflix show.

Continue through the property to the pleasant kitchen/diner, the room boasts exposed beams and a woodburning stove to make you feel at home; unwind on the plush seating by the fire as the chef of the group rustles up a delicious meal with the abundance of appliances at hand!

Enjoy dinner at the oak dining table and its velvet seating as you catch up with your loved ones about your outdoors adventures.

As the day comes to an end, venture upstairs to find two fantastic bedrooms, one being a very colourful zip/link super-king-size with a vanity, along with another king-size with a fabulous iron bed frame; both bedrooms contain a TV for you two enjoy a film before bed.

The bathroom is situated close by and will leave you feeling spoilt for choice when you get ready in the morning, the pretty tiled space features a free-standing bath with a hand held shower and a separate walk-in shower!

You have easy access to your amenities as they are less than a mile away from the property, pick up your necessities from the village shop before enjoying a hearty meal at the dog-friendly Valiant Soldier Inn.

Take the family for a historical day out in Washford and visit preserved Cleeve Abbey, the unique Somerset & Devon Rail Museum, or get close to exotic reptiles and birds at the nearby Tropiquaria Wildlife Park.

Visit the harbour town of Watchet and stroll around its Marina before enjoying a bite to eat in one of its cafes, tour the fascinating Boat and Radio Museums, before watching the sunset at Doniford Beach.

The village of Dunster is home to many intriguing historic sites, spend the day walking the circular trail and stop at the Dovecote and Butter Cross along the way, or wander through Dunster Castle's manicured grounds and enjoy a sweet treat at its tea rooms.

For more activities to do with the family, be sure to visit the coastal town of Minehead with its beach and harbour, hike the South West Coastal Path to see more seaside attractions dotted throughout, or enjoy a day of outdoor explorations in Exmoor National Park and its nature reserves.

Old Bridge Post Office provides a truly great base for you and your loved ones as you make the most of the Somerset coast.

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About the location


Watchet 5 miles; Dunster 5 miles; Minehead 8 miles.

Roadwater is a small Somerset village on the edge of Exmoor National Park. The village, which offers a shop and a pub, is an ideal base for enjoying this beautiful area. The harbour village of Watchet is just 5 miles away, with quaint shops to browse, the steam railway to enjoy and boats bobbing about on the harbour. Visit Dunster and explore the dramatic castle, or head to the sandy beach at Minehead for a traditional day by the sea. Head inland to the Quantocks and to enjoy miles of wonderful walking. A superb destination for a Somerset holiday all year round.

Please note: From October this property only sleeps 4 guests

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas