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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "What a fabulous find."

    The cottage was simply idea and such a beautiful setting. So clean and spacious and perfect for a week away with the family.

    Reviewed by Hanna5.0Apr 2024

  • "Really nice comfortable home."

    Very authentic. Lovely location. Parking a great addition. Very clean.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our 4th visit and we've already booked for next year I think that says it all!"

    Full marks to the house keeper such a big house and spotlessly clean

    Thank you for your kind comments So glad you like our property Welcome next year Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2023

  • "There was everything we needed, but perhaps a couple of folding chairs for outside would be handy instead of having to sit on the benches."

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Sep 2023

  • "An excellent holiday home."

    We found it spacious for four people, comfortable, quiet, well-equipped and full of character (especially the separate den/snug overlooking the sea). It is one of the best holiday homes we have stayed in. And Watchet is a good base - an interesting town with a harbour and a long history. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a fabulous week in the Anchorage cottage."

    It was like a home from home with the added bonus of a Loft room with spectacular views out to sea. There was a Deck outside which also looks over a rugged beach and the sea. Beautiful cottage, beautiful scenery, lovely little town. (Watchet) Our only let down was the great British weather which was disappointing but out of our control.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was everything we hoped for and more."

    It was spotlessly clean and well equipped. The loft room was such a bonus, a fantastically serene place to sit and chill at the end of the night.

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    It was very comfortable. Very spacious bathroom with good shower and spacious bath which my husband used every morning to ease his bad hip! We really loved going across the little jitty to the raised platform with fantastic views which we did daily due to the hit weather. Quirky but lovely. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a glorious week in a very comfortable, bright and homely town house."

    Very good facilities and position close to the town center and quayside. Within easy walking distance of several beaches and good country and coastal walks. I would highly recommend this property. The Ship Inn hosted by Jason is a proper pub for good ales, cider and pub grub.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1May 2023

  • "Anchorage cottage as delightful and a very calming atmosphere."

    Could do with a new mattress on double bed and the ironing boards cover had disintegrated also it would be nice to have some milk in fridge on arrival. Loved this property it’s by far the nicest we’ve stayed in.

    Thank you for your feedback your comments have been taken on board. Pleased you loved the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claudette4.4May 2023

  • "This was the most gorgeous cottage with amazing views."

    There was a very small issue that was dealt with immediately, even though it was a bank holiday. The cleaning team are to be highly commended because the house is spotless. Comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, lovely bathrooms, well located and a parking permit for a place just a couple of minutes walk away. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2023

  • "A well equipped house in a pleasant town."

    The loft was much used to relax and watch the Bristol channel coming and going.

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2023

  • "Loved the house and location - extra special place we’ve visited 5 times now."

    Would have been nice to have some Christmas decorations or a welcome pack given it was Christmas week. Felt that we paid enough for the house to be cleaned after our stay - but we were asked to leave it how we found it (fully cleaned) and so cleaned three floors ourselves on our last day which was a lot to ask I felt.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and we are pleased to have welcomed you back for your 5th stay at Anchorage. We do indeed carry out a full changeover following each guests departure. Although we do request that guests leave the property in a satisfactory condition we do not expect you to carry out a full clean of the property. We would however like to thank you for leaving our property so clean following your departure and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Giles4.4Dec 2022

  • "3rd stay at anchorage watchet perfect in every way."

    Thank you for such a great review We appreciate you taking the time to express your thoughts Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very well equipped and situated property."

    Everything was spotlessly clean and the high end appliances were appreciated. Having access to a dedicated car parking space was good (and probably essential in high season). A good base to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent family holiday house close to everything including access to the beach ..."

    Excellent family holiday house close to everything including access to the beach which is probably best suited for school age children due to the pebbles Wonderful views perfect for that evening glass of wine

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a fantastic holiday ."

    The accommodation was well equipped and extremely comfortable. A parasol outside would have been nice as it got really hot , but a good time was had by all .

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2022

  • "Anchorage was one of the cleanest properties we’ve ever stayed in."

    It’s comfortable, well equipped and in a great location to explore the area.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Deck chairs for the deck"

    Thank you for your feedback. Please note there are two extra deck/beach chairs in the cupboard by the back door, available for our guests to use. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in small, interesting harbour town."

    Cottage is well positioned, with great views at rear (whilst front is on main road, there is limited traffic and little noise); well equipped and very comfortable. The ‘net loft’ lounge is a great bonus with its very comfy sofa and view of sea.

    Thank you for your positive feedback We do try our best to make your stay happy and comfortable Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and very clean."

    The net room was great especially on a grey day so peaceful looking out at the sea. Best equipped kitchen l have had in a rental. Great position for accessing the sites of Watchet on foot, and the beach just behind the cottage. I would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2022

  • "The Anchorage is a beautiful cottage in a lovely town with great views out to the sea."

    Sykes provided excellent service and I'll definitely book with them again.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Apr 2022

  • "After staying here for the last 3 years the beds need to be replaced, i know some people say there comfy but i can tell you my backs in a poor state every time we have stayed."

    the paintwork is peeling off in the bathroom, the suite in the loft space could do with a good clean and now the price for next year as gone up to over £900 for the 3rd week in september, no thanks. good luck selling them at that price.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we do take this seriously and have taken your comments on board. We have replaced the king size mattress in the main bedroom so it is now a medium rather than firm tension. In addition, the property has now been redecorated. Pricing is dynamic and does increase during popular months, following a careful comparison with similar style holiday properties, reflecting the location and the work required to maintain the high standards at Anchorage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Sep 2021

  • "Our 3rd visit to Anchorage… the location is super!"

    The views from the snug and the outside decking area are wonderful throughout the day and in any weather. The house is well fitted out with utilities, furniture and kept clean. Down at the beach you can spend hours investigating the rock pools and balancing stones on top of one another. Watchet itself has plenty going on, markets, an array of shops, pubs and takeaway restaurants! A great location to visit Minehead by bus or on the WSR… Porlock and the wonders of Exmoor… Devon is just on your doorstep and within 1hr 30 you can be at Croyde.

    Reviewed by Giles5.0Aug 2021

  • "Superb accommodation, excellent location."

    Very friendly town.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Jul 2021

  • "A lovely cottage with amazing sea views from the rear decking."

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2021

  • "Did not sleep well at all the mattresses were poor and could feel every spring, and every time I moved could hear the springs!"

    ! My wife and daughter feel the same!!

    Thank you for your feedback, you will be pleased to hear that we have replaced the king size mattress in the main bedroom so it is now a medium rather than firm tension. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavin4.1Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is well situated and the WiFi and smart TV makes it the perfect place to stay for entertainment inside and out!"

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Apr 2021

  • "Fantastic !"

    ! Holiday cottage was just beautiful.spotless and very clean and safe . There was everything we needed and more every little detail was thought about. Lots of space the hideout was amazing and the sea views stunning . Loved loved loved will be back Thank you .

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2020

  • "Really good base to explore the area."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Oct 2020

  • "An ideal base for exploring the West Somerset coast."

    The cottage was clean and very well equipped, we particularly enjoyed the spectacular sea views from the rear.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Oct 2020

  • "1 week stay in Anchorage, Watchet."

    Lovely location with fantastic views and good clean accommodation. Cottage has been modernised well and is very comfortable. Sleeps 5 on two levels and we had a great week in Watchet. The views from the outside decking are amazing.

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and in a fantastic location."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely and Watchet is a nice place to visit."

    The separate upstairs room was a godsend for my kids as it had a computer games station with consoles. The only other points I would make are as follows: the knives could do with a sharpening and a parasol for the table and benches outside on the decking.

    Reviewed by James4.4Jul 2020

  • "Ceiling heights were low in two of the three bedrooms, and as three of our five guest were over six foot this was something they need to be constantly aware of."

    Maybe this should be mentioned in your description. Overall the property was fab. very quaint, ideally situated for shops and restaurants, pubs. We loved it. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.1Dec 2019

  • "The cottage has low door hights."

    ...2 of our party are 6ft plus so lots bumped heads! Feel should say in cottage description

    Reviewed by Serena5.0Oct 2019

  • "We loved anchorage ."

    But will never book withe Skye's ever again .

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2019

  • "The one disappointing thing about the holiday was that the bed linen and in particular the towels were not changed at the end of the first week."

    In the Property Summary it states that bed linen and towels are included in the rent. It does not specify that they will be changed nor does it state that they wont. Our experience of self-catering around the country is that where you are staying for 2 weeks the linen and towels are changed mid way and hence this was our expectation. We suggest that you should strongly advise your clients that this should be the case and ensure narrative to whether this is the case or not should be added to the Property Spec.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2019

  • "The property is beautiful, great location."

    A lot of stairs though for one family member so we had to change sleeping arrangements. The owners were really good, when we had a slight problem the day we left. Very supportive.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Apr 2019

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  • Over three levels
  • One first floor king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, two basins
  • Two top floor bedrooms under the eaves: 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Ground floor sitting room with dining area
  • Kitchen
  • In courtyard (exterior access), a shower, WC with basin and stairs up to second sitting room.
  • Central heating
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Parking is available in a public car park nearby (permit available)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

This Victorian fisherman's cottage is situated beside the beach in the heart of Watchet.

With fantastic views over the beach as far as Wales, it is a smart cottage for families or friends.

The courtyard has a very special feature: stairs which take you up into the old net drying loft which is now a comfortable look-out with amazing Bristol Channel views and comfy seats for watching TV or playing on the PlayStation 3.

From the pavement, you enter the main cottage with its charming sitting room with dining area and well-equipped kitchen.

Head up the steep stairs to a double bedroom with big bathroom, and then up more stairs to two charming bedrooms under the eaves.

At the back is the courtyard, which was once a hub of Victorian activity, but is now enclosed and partly covered and has a wet room shower and WC.

From here you can go through stable doors to a footpath which you share with the neighbour and your own terrace above the beach, a lovely place to sit in the sun and enjoy drinks or meals at the picnic table.

The shops, restaurants and pubs of friendly little Watchet are just 100 yards from this cottage, or watch boating life in the harbour marina where Coleridge is said to have met the ancient mariner.

You can enjoy fishing trips to catch your supper or take a nostalgic trip on the wonderful steam railway to Minehead.

With a little beach here and another sandy beach at Blue Anchor Bay, plus the Quantock Hills nearby, there's plenty of opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.

Anchorage really is a wonderful base for the best of Somerset's lovely attractions.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Minehead 9 miles.

Watchet is a delightful, small Somerset harbour town with a maritime history going back over two millennia, where visitors may enjoy the variety of quaint shops on offer and watch the boats in the marina. Watchet attracts railway enthusiasts from all around, as The West Somerset Railway, twenty miles of preserved steam railway, passes through Watchet and continues through stunning scenery to the coastal town of Minehead, approximately nine miles away. There are superb walks along the coast from Watchet, while towards St Audries in the east, the Quantock Hills rise to 1,000 feet above the sea and the Brendon Hills and Exmoor are to the west, within easy reach. Explore the many pretty coastal and inland villages including Porlock, with its steep hill and pretty winding streets, Dunster with its dramatic castle perched above the historic village and the busy resort of Minehead with its sandy beach, golf course and traditional seaside attractions. This is an excellent choice of holiday destination for rural beauty, dramatic coastline and splendid walking.

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