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Watchet, Somerset (Ref. 989818)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "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 KimApr 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 RichardSep 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 GilesAug 2021

  • "Superb accommodation, excellent location."

    Very friendly town.

    Reviewed by BrendaJul 2021

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

    Reviewed by VictoriaJul 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 GavinJul 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 NigelApr 2021

  • "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 AdrianOct 2020

  • "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 AlisonOct 2020

  • "Really good base to explore the area."

    Reviewed by StephenOct 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 JohnSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by JohnAug 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 JamesJul 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 GillianDec 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 AmandaOct 2019

  • "We loved anchorage ."

    But will never book withe Skye's ever again .

    Reviewed by MaryAug 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 PeterJun 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 SamanthaApr 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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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