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Oyster Catchers

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottages and the location pushes it into the wow factor."

    The cottage has been charmingly decorated with a seaside vibe, Very clean and well equipped. Much more spacious than you would expect from the outside. Loads to do without having to even get in your car. (The parking permit was a huge help) Everyone was really lovely and friendly, we had a fantastic few days, and we will be back!

    So happy to hear you enjoyed your time in the cottage and in Watchet. It’s such a relaxing and friendly place! Thank you for taking the time to send lovely comments. Please visit us again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2024

  • "Our week at Oyster Catcher cottage was amazing."

    The property was nicely decorated, clean and tidy. It had all the facilities for a family to stay and a great location to visit Watchet and the surrounding areas. The views from the garden were beautiful, along with the sound of the sea's crashing waves. The owner is fabulous too! Lots of communication, providing all the information for a comfortable stay, along with tips on where to visit. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Thank you for the fabulous feedback Joanna. It’s lovely to hear that. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely property really enjoyed our time there."

    sorry about the kitchen crumbs could not find a brush and pan.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2024

  • "As good as last year."

    Can't wait until we can visit again.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2024

  • "We had a lovely week at Oyster Catchers; the weather was kind for April."

    We went for a change of scene after illness and it suited us fine as everything was nearby. The beds were very comfortable and the house had everything we needed. A lovely little place.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave nice comments. Watchet is a very relaxing place to be and it’s good to hear you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a fantastic time at Oystercatchers."

    The owner telephoned a few days before we arrived to give advice about the house and the surrounding area. The house itself was clean, warm and very comfortable in a superb location. We could not fault our stay in anyway and we will definitely be back.

    Thank you for that lovely feedback , Maria. We hope you will come and enjoy Watchet again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria Elizabeth5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely house in a wonderful part of the country with the sea at the bottom of the garden."

    Three of us spent a happy week here.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "Back home after a wonderful week in Watchet, staying at Oystercatchers."

    Very short walk to shops, pubs and the quay. We used the bus and the Steam train to get around easily. Close to Exmoor and The Quantocks. The cottage was very clean, with everything you need for a few days away. Being able to see the sea from the cottage and the garden was lovely. Anita

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Oct 2023

  • "Delightful property, fantastic views, neighbours very pleasant."

    Parking permit was a huge advantage. Used local transport which was very good and very regular. Nice places to eat. The Indian Restaurant was especially good. Thoroughly enjoyed our 4th visit to Watchet.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Oyster Catchers."

    It was a lovely seaside retreat. The location is perfect - either for relaxing or exploring the local area. The house is beautifully presented even down to its own little beach hut. The owner was easy to contact and really helpful, offering suggestions for local eateries. We will be back.

    I’m glad you enjoyed your stay despite the weather not being at its best, and thank you for the positive comments. It would be a pleasure to host you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2023

  • "We are an elderly couple , Unfortunately it didn’t meet our needs , The stairs were the biggest problem , We have stairs at home but unfortunately these are totally unsuitable for people with mobility problems, I had to go upstairs on my hands and knees ."

    For me they were a nightmare . Being on water tablets meant I had to stay upstairs of a morning because I couldn’t cope with going up and down the stairs, We were not impressed either with the bowl under the kitchen sink catching the water that was leaking from the the kitchen sink !!! Apart from that the cottage itself was in a convenient position And had nice views from the back overlooking the sea, Quiet and peaceful overall had a nice stay ,

    Thank you for taking time to send feedback, and I'm glad that you enjoyed the stay overall. Having arthritis myself, I can understand the issues you can have with stairs, and sorry this caused a problem for you. They are pictured clearly in the description, and it would have been a good idea to check with Sykes prior to booking if you thought they might be a problem, as they are always happy to advise. We had checked under the sink on our last recent visit, and my partner/ plumber adjusted the spigot , but we left a bowl under just in case. Thanks for drawing our attention to this, and we will check it at the next opportunity. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Jul 2023

  • "Owner Ann could not have been more helpful and 'housemaid' Michelle too."

    For a newby to holiday rental Ann has got it right. We had a lovely time (but don't tell anybody as we want to book again soon).

    I’m so glad you had a good holiday, and look forward to seeing you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, (can be zip/linked to king size on request)
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. rent
  • Roadside parking available on a first come, first serve basis, plus permit for 1 car in the residents car park 100m away
  • Enclosed rear patio and separate enclosed yard with beach hut
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (large dog crate available on request)
  • Note: Please bring your own towels and bedding for dogs
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed on the furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub, and beach, 0.2 miles
  • Please note, no washing machine or dishwasher
  • You can have a car free holiday
  • There is an open top bus, the Exmoor Coaster to travel along the coast, and a Steam Train linking the property to local attractions and towns like Bishops Lydeard
  • Note: On the 29th of July, the road the property is on is closed only in the afternoon due to the carnival, and you can still park in the car park and walk to the property

The property

Resting at the heart of the harbour town of Watchet, Somerset which backs onto the pebble beach, lies this charming, two-bedroom holiday home, Oyster Catchers.

With exquisite sea views, easy beach access, and good positioning to nearby attractions and amenities, this property is perfect for small families seeking a relaxing, seaside escape to the south of England.

Once you've unpacked, you can make your way to one of the pubs or restaurants that the town has to offer, or cook a meal in the well-equipped kitchen/diner, savouring your meals sat around the dining table or relax in the sitting room whilst you watch your favourite shows on the TV.

You will be able to hear the waves crashing from your bedroom and in the morning you can take your coffee out into the outdoor beach hut, where you can soak up calming sea views, a great way to start any day.

When ready, take time to explore your local surroundings by walking to the Watchet Boat Museum, or the East Quay arts centre which also has a cafe , take a leisurely stroll along the Beach, or spend the afternoon getting up close and personal with exotic animals at the Tropiquaria Wildlife Park.

You can walk along the beach to Blue Anchor where there is a nice cafe or carry on to Dunster, enjoying the views across the channel towards Wales, and wander through the medieval streets of Dunster with the beautiful castle towering above, If you get tired, why not take the steam train back again.

A short drive west along the coast will bring you to Minehead, where the tranquil grounds of Blenheim Gardens await, as do the lush, golden sands of Minehead Beach.

Whilst you're in the region, why not stop by the National Trust landmark of Dunster Castle and Watermill, or perhaps take an exhilarating bike ride through the stunning scenery of the Dunkery & Horner Wood National Nature Reserve.

Enjoy the friendliness of the small harbour town and the beautiful countryside and views around at Oyster Catchers.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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