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The Retreat

(Ref. 1069178)

Washford near Williton, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "We booked to use as a base to catch up with friends, it was perfect."

    The retreat was a lovely get away for two with the added bonus of a hot tub. The bed was so comfortable we slept in every morning a rare treat. The welcome pack included tea, milk and cakes what more could you need. Even after we left the service of returning our housekeeping deposit was returned within a day Amazing highly recommend

    Reviewed by Fay5.0Apr 2024

  • "The Retreat that me and my partner stayed at was very warm and welcoming."

    The second we stepped foot inside the property, it felt like a mini home for the weekend straight away. There was absolutely nothing to fault and we knew if there was a problem/issue/question, our liaison was always a text/call away and someone would be out to deal with this within in a short space of time. The comfort of the bed was amazing, pull out sofas were relaxing and the hot tub was very enjoyable. We would very much so go again, 10/10 recommend to anyone for a relaxing time away with your other half. :)

    Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and found our retreat cozy and relaxing. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam4.7Feb 2024

  • "Was happy with everything!"

    Thank you for your lovely feedback! We're thrilled you had a wonderful stay at our retreat Property Owner

    Reviewed by Niah4.7Jan 2024

  • "We stayed over Christmas and had a great time."

    The Retreat was perfect for the two of us. Enjoyed use of the hot tub and surrounding areas. Had a slight issue with the fridge, sometimes seemed to be working fine and other times not as cold as it should be, ice box was not freezing properly. Would highly recommend. Nice welcome pack of milk, cookies, coffee pods & apple juice.

    Thank you for spending Christmas at our retreat! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and the amenities. We'll look into the fridge matter. Appreciate the recommendation! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2023

  • "We stayed for a long weekend and we had the best time!"

    The home owner was so helpful and so kind! We would definitely we booking up again and recommending to our friends!

    Reviewed by Liv4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property for a couple, secluded even though close to other properties."

    Comfy bed, bedding and towels. Could range of kitchen equipment. Comfortable sofa and choice of indoor and outdoor seating. Could be enhanced with outdoor solar lighting and consumables such as enough coffee pods for stay, a couple of washing tablets.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jun 2023

  • "Had an enjoyable stay, just a few things which could be improved."

    Instructions for the TV (we did finally get it working) and coffee machine ( had to stick to instant coffee ). Fridge plastic veg compartment was cracked so was unable to use it for fear of losing our good housekeeping bond, These are easily replaceable. Currently the field next door is a building site, with diggers working, all day, luckily we stayed at the weekend so only effected Fri Pm and Mon Am,

    Thank you for leaving this feedback for us to be able to improve upon. We will now look into supplying instructions for both the TV and coffee machine to ensure that this is not an issue for future stays. Again, we appreciate all feedback at The Retreat so thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Esther4.4May 2023

  • "Excellent stay at The Retreat, lovely big comfy bed, very clean, hot tub was fab (someone else commented on hooks for dressing gowns, they are in place now)."

    Milk, apple juice and delicious lemon drizzle cake was a nice touch. We had everything we needed. Communication with owner was fab. We did have a problem with the heating, but the fire in the lounge warms the place very quickly, and there is a heater in the bedroom as well, which again, warms the place quickly. Apart from the towel rail in the bathroom the radiators are not really needed anyway. Yes, there is noise from the main road, but it didn't really bother us (& we've in a cul-de-sac at home). I would not advise walking to the pub, too dangerous. And yes, the TV is too high on the wall, but again, didn't spoil our stay. Would recommend based on cleanliness, comfort, hot tub and location (plenty of places to visit within 1 hours drive).

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Oct 2022

  • "The property was perfect for the 2 of us, very clean and the essentials are supplied."

    The hot tub was an added bonus and the best way to unwind from the day. We had a lovely time celebrating my partners 30th birthday here and we will be back!

    We are so very pleased to hear that you had a lovely time celebrating the birthday here with us at The Retreat. Thank you for leaving your review here with us, they are all read through and appreciated by us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kimberly5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a lovely property,very clean has everything you need to relax."

    Really impressed with the facilities also what a lovely touch of the lemon drizzle cake etc left on our arrival. I know traffic noise had been mentioned in previously reviews , which nearly put me off booking but really wasn't a problem.

    We love that you enjoyed the cakes we left for you at The Retreat and are so glad that you made the decision to book with us! Happy to hear you were undisturbed during your stay, of course we are aware of the location, but have always found that noise is not an issue at the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Sep 2022

  • "Very nice cottage small but ok for 2."

    could have done with more information inside the place. nothing explaining how to use any of the items ie coffee machine. music system (we Think). electric cooker, were used to gas.Electric fire wasnt working just wanted it for the flame effect was very dusty so probarbly hasnt worked for a egg cups and extremely small fridge couldnt fit in a few items. All just minor things which can be put right.

    We are very grateful for your feedback and any form of constructive criticism is always happily received. We will definitely look into adding instructions for all the appliances mentioned – as for the electric fire, with anything like this, if we are made aware during your stay we would have happily come through and fixed this issue. Thank you for staying with us at The Retreat. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Jul 2022

  • "It was a really lovely cottage, the hot tub was lovely, lovely places to go see and such a beautiful town to be in!"

    the people were so friendly. This is somewhere I’d 100% go back to such a beautiful place to visit! Their is no bad feedback to give or even anything to improve! Me and my partner really enjoyed staying here! Such a great place to relax.

    What a wonderful review for us all to read here at The Retreat. We cannot wait to have you return back to us and are so happy to hear that you both were able to relax and unwind. Thank you for taking the time out to leave us this lovely piece of feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abbie5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was our second stay here as we love this part of the country."

    Lovely welcome pack especially the fresh milk. The cottage is great value for money. The hot tub was great but it was still in need of hooks nearer to it for our robes for when you get out on a chilly night. The cottage needs a bit of a spruce up especially the bathroom, there is no shelf to put a toothbrush etc. But the bed is amazing and really comfortable but limited space to store our clothes. The traffic noise is drowned out by the noise of the tub, so didn't bother us. Unfortunately, the road is too busy to walk on so no way you can go to the pub or restaurant in the village on foot. Lots of places to visit near by especially the castle at Dunster. Would recommend as a base to stay and for the hot tub!

    Reviewed by Steven3.8Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely place."

    .. it is on the main road but the noise didn't bother us. Perfect place just to get away and relax. We will be booking again soon. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Mar 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Retreat."

    It is in a lovely village where the local people are very friendly and helpful and in an ideal location for visiting Exmoor, the surrounding area and the coast. There are several places to visit if you are a National Trust or English Heritage member. There are also plenty of good places to eat which the owners recommended. Just a lovely cottage for two with the bonus of a hot tub.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, well presented, nice rural location."

    The only thing we didnt like was the sofa, not very comfy and didnt feel it was in keeping with the feel of the property. Felt like a dentist office

    Reviewed by Kelly3.8Sep 2021

  • "Hot tub fantastic, once hot tub is on road noise limited, no draw space in ..."

    Hot tub fantastic, once hot tub is on road noise limited, no draw space in bedroom,kitchen very nice,settee uncomfortable but didn't watch TV,outside table great for breakfast, would recommend highly, booking again next year

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Sep 2021

  • "Everything was as described."

    Facilities were very good. Only downside is that the road traffic is relentless which is only a few yards from cottage. Hot tub whirring and water feature help to detract from it. We think the bed was very comfortable and huge with good linens. We found the sofa somewhat too uncomfortable to relax on to watch a film or simply relax on after a day’s walking etc. It is too small for any average sized man. We got neck ache while watching a film as the tv is set very high on the wall. Other than these few points which some could be rectified the cottage was of a good standard with a good location.

    Reviewed by Kathleen Lynne4.7Sep 2021

  • "On a very noisy road, even through the night and early morning."

    Every day. Be weary if you won’t a quiet retreat for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Alan3.1Sep 2021

  • "My husband and I went here for 5 nights for our honeymoon, it was absolutely spotless, the bed was really big and comfy."

    The hot tub was just enough for 2 people, near to Minehead Beach and a couple of local pubs. Washer/dryer provided, although the dryer is a little temperamental haha. Very low ceilings, my husband did have to crouch to use the toilet and shower. There is some oaf noise but not bad at all, however I don't think we quite understood how close the other cottages were to us, we heard noise from other residents and sharee the car park with them. The maintenance people walked into the hot tub area unannounced a couple of times to test the hot tub, my partner was lounging around half dressed and had to run upstairs the first time, and the second time I was alone in the house with the door open, and a man came in to the garden area, I would like to suggest for future reference that you announce yourselves, knock or inform the Residents before your arrival. Other feedback I would recommend that hooks are put somewhere for you to hang your towels up after shower or hot tub use. The WiFi is a little slow and the smart TV doesn't connect to it, so you are limited to the standard channels, but we used our laptop instead so it's OK. All in all it was a beautiful cottage, well presented, very clean, and just enough for 2 people for a few days.

    Reviewed by Maria4.4Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was really lovely & clean, the hot tub was checked twice a day and we really needed it as it was the hottest week of the year."

    Only downside was the traffic noise as we are not used to it, but maybe made worse as the windows had to be open due to the heat. Would strongly recommend

    Reviewed by Kaz5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Had to get used to the sound of the road traffic from the A39, least it wasn't a constant. Otherwise it was a great place.

    Reviewed by Jessica3.8Jun 2021

  • "We had a great weeks stay at The Retreat."

    The equipment and facilities were exactly as listed and the hot tub was checked daily. The only disadvantage was the traffic noise which we particularly noticed because our home is in a very quiet situation. Overall we had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2021

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  • One super-king-size with dressing room and en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and seating area with electric fire
  • Electric central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated parking space for one car
  • Enclosed courtyard with hot tub and outdoor seating area
  • Sorry, no children, pets or smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles; pub 0.4 miles
  • Please Note: Headroom in the bedroom is limited as a pitched roof
  • Please Note: Walking to the pub will mean a short walk along a main road
  • Please Note: In the garden area there will be road noise during the daytime, but it is set back off the road and the hot tub should detract from this

The property

Williton 1.9 miles.

Tucked away in the sleepy village of Washford, within the glorious green landscapes of Somerset, you will find The Retreat.

Renovated to a high standard, this picturesque annexe is the perfect choice for a romantic break to this magnificent part of the country.

Step inside this charming abode and be greeted by a warm and contemporary open-plan living space boasting a gorgeous shaker-style kitchen with all the essential appliances, where you can cook up a delicious dinner for two to be enjoyed at the intimate dining area.

The space can also be found hosting a restful seating area with a beautiful electric fire and impressive wall-mounted TV, an ideal space to relax and unwind as you snuggle up to your loved one on the plush leather sofa and watch all of your favourite movies.

Continue the evening with a dip in the luxurious hot tub that awaits you in the courtyard, before popping open a chilled bottle of bubbly at the outdoor dining table as you toast to making many happy memories on this unforgettable escape.

Venture back indoors and retire to the stunning first floor bedroom exuding light from the large Velux windows, and home to a spacious super-king-size bed.

The bedroom also benefits from a darling dressing room and a smart en-suite bathroom, together providing a wonderful setting to get ready for the day ahead.

Tear yourself away from this homely dwelling and discover the very best that Somerset has to offer, with tours of Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust and preserved monastery of Cleeve Abbey, both sitting right on your doorstep.

Be sure to pack your hiking boots with many breath-taking countryside walks such as Great Wood and Wills Neck, lying a pleasant drive away in the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Spot exotic reptiles, friendly Lemurs and colourful birds at Tropiquaria Wildlife Park, or spend the day down by the coast in the harbour town of Watchet.

Wander the galleys of the Watchet Boat Museum and Washford Radio Museum, before heading to the Ancient Marina for a stroll to the Watchet Harbour Lighthouse.

Grab dinner and drinks in one of the many quirky pubs and restaurants that line the town, or head to Taunton to see the captivating exhibitions of the Museum of Somerset and delight in a lovingly prepared picnic on the well-kept lawns of French Weir Park.

With all this to look forward to, be sure to book a stay at The Retreat today.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Watchet 2 miles; Minehead 8 miles.

The thriving community of Williton nestles beneath the western edge of the Quantock Hills in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, only 2 miles from the west Somerset coast at Watchet. Intersected by the roads to Minehead and Bridgwater, the village is well served by local shops and pubs, with the attractive West Somerset Railway also passing through, providing a lovely relaxing trip along the coast from the popular seaside resort of Minehead through glorious unspoilt countryside - a treat not to be missed! Within a short drive is Exmoor National Park with its heather-clad moorland, wooded coombes and picturesque villages, home to an abundance of wildlife, or take in the pretty coastal settlements of Watchet, Blue Anchor and Porlock Weir. A visit to the historic village of Dunster, with its yarn market and ancient castle, is also a must. There is so much on offer in this super area for all the family.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas