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6 Malthouse Court

(Ref. 931849)

Watchet, Somerset Show on map

4.1

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is very close to the town centre with all the restaurants, cafes, shops and pubs within a 2 minute walk."

    It did feel a a bit tired and the cleanliness wasn't that good, we had to wash up the cooking pots before we could use them and it just felt a bit unloved. The slats on the single bed came away very easily, it would only takes someone to go round with a screwdriver and fix them in position to sort them out. The pressure on the shower is very weak. It was an enjoyable stay, but could do with a bit of a re-furb.

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Nov 2023

  • "On the whole we were very comfortable in Malthouse Court."

    The hot water is really hot very quickly, and the bed is super comfortable. We appreciate the car parking and the fact that the accommodation is very quietly situated but so central to everything you might need in the town. We were a little disappointed that the glasses needed washing before we could use them, and we had no cupboard to store our food. However the fridge and freezer were very useful. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Sep 2023

  • "Location couldn't have been better."

    The system for pre arranging parking and collecting the keys - couldn't fault. On arrival the cottage looked clean, a few scuff marks here and there but nothing major. We noticed a slight problem after the first night and bought it to the owner's attention, this was sorted promptly and we were happy. We found the mattress on the bed way too soft for our liking. Our main issue was the cleanliness of the saucepans and some of the kitchen utensils which we only noticed after a few days. The saucepans all had food residue in them which we had to clean out and most of the knives and forks had grease on them. We found that unacceptable and shoukd have been picked up by the cleaning staff before we arrived. Apart from that issue we had a good stay.

    Reviewed by David4.1Sep 2023

  • "Great location."

    Cottage matched the description. All lovely and clean, plenty of spare bedding and good kitchen facilities. Comfortable beds, good Wi-Fi and TV (once we figures out that it all needed switching on). Always parking available in the car park. My only negative point was that the shower screen leaked substantially. I had to direct the shower head with the least impact of hitting the screen or the side of the bath to reduce leakage which made for a less enjoyable shower.

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Aug 2023

  • "This property was booked for a two week stay I would not recommend it for long stays as the area is looking tired the house keeping requires a little more attention."

    it is more suited to a couple of nights the seating area at the back of the property is very small and enclosed within brick walls with no view. would I book visit this area again the answer has to be no

    Reviewed by Alan2.2Aug 2023

  • "One of the bed slats was broken,which would say it wasn’t checked after previous people had left."

    Other than that very happy.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jul 2023

  • "Having stayed in Sykes properties in the past, I was surprised to find that for this stay my expectations were not met On previous stays with Sykes the owners left a welcome pack including a bottle of wine, some biscuits, a small loaf of bread and some butter and milk in the fridge which was a lovely touch - no welcome pack for this stay!"

    
 No shower gel, or soap bars were provided and the liquid soap dispensers in the bathroom and toilet had approx 1 cm of soap at the bottom; there was hardly any washing up liquid left in the kitchen, no scourer pad to help clean dirty crockery and the frying pan, the cleaning spray for work surfaces was empty and finally there were no spare toilet rolls provided. These may seem minor problems to some people, but to us it took the edge off our experience. The last thing we expected was to have to go out as soon as we had arrived to purchase the basic essentials.

    Reviewed by Julian3.8Jul 2023

  • "Looking tired, great location but let down by appearance of garden and outside space ."

    Shower is not much more than a dribble, settee needs updating

    Reviewed by Stuart3.4Jul 2023

  • "First time booking through Sykes and based on our experience it won't be the only time."

    A nice little place, which can sleep up to 4 but is most comfortable for 2/3 due to the small living space and lack of preparation area in the kitchen (all the more reason to experience some of the nice eating establishments in town - as if there were not enough excuses already). Ideally situated by the main amenities in Watchet and the water, it's the location which is the major attraction for the Malthouse. The owners were very friendly and helpful, which is another big plus point considering similar properties we've used in the past. At the time we stayed there were a lot of weeds in the outdoors area that might need attending to now and again, though our children enjoyed pulling some out :)

    Reviewed by Martyn4.4Jun 2023

  • "Wonderfully placed cottage in centre of Watchet but tired and in need of some care and attention!"

    Cottage would not suit 4 adults as very small but fine for 2 adults and dog. Lovely walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Dawn3.1May 2023

  • "Perfect little cottage very central to all amenities but out of the way enough to be quiet ."

    Very clean , and with a small issue we had, the owner was very helpful and sorted it immediately. I would love to stay again if we return to watchet. Thank you for having us

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.4May 2023

  • "We had a very nice time on our holiday,close to pubs,cafes,shops etc and the lovely harbour area,We would consider coming again next year,the only problem we had was access though the gate as there was no light shining on gate,had to buy torch."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is perfectly situated in the centre of Watchet, 60 seconds walk from the Co-op which is open til 10."

    Watchet is an absolutely lovely little place where you can easily spend time just pottering about, in and out of the shops, pubs and cafes, on the beaches, people watching, having a drink or an ice-cream etc. There is plenty to see and do around the surrounding areas too and if you have a car then a drive to the Quantocks, and Blue Anchor are a must. Dunster is also a lovely village to visit. I communicated with John about the cottage and he was prompt and friendly in his replies. The cottage itself is lovely inside. Quite modern, and with traditional doors that really give it a quirky style. On arrival I found a bottle of wine had been left for me, and also tea, coffee and sachets of milk, which was a nice touch. The place is small and I was fine, as I was travelling solo but the listing says it sleeps 4 which I would think would be difficult. The small bedroom is very small. The sofa is a corner sofa with 5 ‘seats’ but you would struggle to get 4 adults on it without everyone’s knees touching. I thought it was perfect for 1, or a couple, and the second room would be fine for a small child, definitely not another couple. I found it strange that there were no cooking basics - eg oil, but there was, at least, salt and pepper. I was disappointed in the cleanliness. On first arrival I was desperate for the bathroom and went into the downstairs loo. There was a brown mark on the seat which I assumed was discolouration but I was able to remove it with toilet paper, so it was clearly something else. I cannot believe a cleaner could kiss something so obvious. It definitely put me off immediately. I also found plates that were not properly clean and the hob wasn’t clean either. The slats in the blinds of the bedroom window were dusty. The owners really need to have a word with the cleaning company. The outside area was frequently shaded which was a blessing in the heatwave and I enjoyed being out there early mornings and evenings. Unfortunately it looked a bit shabby - with weeds growing, plants in pots dead or dying, a dirty table and a mop and bucket out there for some reason! 10 minutes of attention would fix the backyard and it is a shame it hasn’t been done as it lets the property down.

    Thank you for your feedback; cleanliness of course is key to our success and of highest importance to us we are reliant on our local recommended company who prides themselves on high standards and do wish you had contacted us immediately on finding it was not to your satisfaction so we could have addressed your concerns immediately. We have of course passed on this feedback and have also had the property deep cleaned since this review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna2.8Aug 2022

  • "Very nice and convenient."

    Owner of the property is helpful and good people skills, easy to communicate with. I will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Memory4.1Jul 2022

  • "Pleasant stay at 6 malthouse, clean , beds comfortable, outdoor patio could do with tidy up as come dead flowers."

    dont feel this would be suitable for 4 persons as second bedroom small and pull out bed on floor. very quiet in Watchett but a pretty village, couple of nice pubs.

    Thank you for your feedback we have now found a local gardener to maintain this space for us so hopefully won't cause concern to future guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jul 2022

  • "The tv reception was rubbish, despite the booster!"

    Cleanliness was not brilliant- con webs in lounge, some cutlery dirty, a plate had dried on food on it. Putting in the code was a pain and other people had a key to use for this purpose! On saying that, the property was suitable for us and location great… which I had looked in to prior the visit

    Thank you for your feedback we have now managed to have a profession engineer instal a new aerial within the loftspace so the TV is no longer an issue, cleanliness of course is key to our success and of highest importance to us we are reliant on our local recommended company who prides themselves on high standards and do wish you had contacted us immediately on finding it was not to your satisfaction so we could have addressed your concerns immediately. We have of course passed on this feedback and have also had the property deep cleaned since this review Property Owner

    Reviewed by L2.8Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Malthouse cottages, there was everything we needed (apart from a broom - there was a broom handle under the stairs with no head!"

    Thank you for your feedback we have now purchased a broom Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maralynne4.7May 2022

  • "The television reception was appalling only 2 channels available both with interference."

    disappointed to have to call regarding parking, then to receive a parking ticket on our last day - another call and to date have not heard if this has been dealt with, not exactly the stress free break we were looking for.

    Reviewed by Jane3.4Mar 2022

  • "I believe the TV reception in that area is not good so consequently we were losing pictures which wasn't too bad an issue with us but could be with a family."

    All in all it was a very pleasant stay and I will be going back in May 2022 which I'm looking forward to. Thank you

    Reviewed by Danny4.4Oct 2021

  • "Downstairs TV limited stations and loses reception."

    Wood floors dirty, Fridge and freezer need defrosting, shelf missing from fridge. Extractor fan sticky and light not working. Gas hobs - not all ignition plugs working. Lack of cooking equipment/poor quality and grubby pans and oven trays. Cracked/stained cups. Settee well worn, leather peeling off. Front and French doors stiff, poorly fitted, and difficult to lock/unlock and open. Stairs/Upstairs Carpets grubby and in need of cleaning. Bathroom window stiff. Bath high and big drop getting out. Shower poor flow.

    Reviewed by B1.9Sep 2021

  • "Cleanliness basic ."

    Would be useful to have a iron. Sofa not comfortable. Comfy beds. Great location for exploring the area, lovely town .

    Reviewed by Mark2.8Sep 2021

  • "We had an infant crawling about and within seconds she was filthy."

    All the instructions about stripping the beds, the extra time needed to make the property 'covid safe' etc. led us to think and expect that the floors would be clean.

    Reviewed by Jim4.4Aug 2021

  • "We loved the location, beach, places to eat and being able to bring our small dog"

    Reviewed by Beryl5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely clean warm and comfy house."

    Good free parking yards away on public car park. Pretty beach decor throughout the house. Fridge freezer a bonus as I brought some of my own prepared meals down in case of another lockdown. Quiet but just at the back of the main shopping street 2 minutes away. Beautiful natural beach at nearby West Street. Took an hour to walk down the beach at low tides my dog Barney loved it. Great doggy walks all round Watchet. Plenty of dog friendly eateries around especially Chives for cream tea and sandwiches.

    Reviewed by Laraine5.0Oct 2020

  • "Superficially clean."

    But saw Jam on freezer door, bread left in freezer and then started to see :coated dust radiator towel rail bathroom, dirty toilet roll dispenser, skirting also dirty, mould on anti slip mat bath, coffee spillage marks on bar of nest of tables, rust on drainer, dust tv stand, no dispensers on liquid soaps just refil bottles present. Disappointing level when every thing should be high standard to prevent infection. Position property very good, quiet and central.

    Reviewed by Maxine3.1Sep 2020

  • "A very comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Secure patio for our dog. Comfy bed. Powerful shower. Close to amenities. Very disappointed that there was no welcome pack as described by previous visitors. We had arrived after a six hour journey and there wasn't even a tea bag, although milk left in the fridge. The kitchen could do with a few extras such as a bread bin and cannisters for tea, sugar etc. There is a washing machine but no clothes line or pegs. Nevertheless we enjoyed our stay and would recommend this holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Beryl3.8Jul 2020

  • "What a find this was!"

    We had a wonderful stay in this smashing little cottage right in the heart of an enchanting little seaside town. So close to the harbour, beach, shops, cafe's & pubs but being tucked away behind the high street meant it was lovely and quiet. Also a great location for exploring other places both near and far in Somerset and Devon. A very comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage containing everything we needed to make for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. The welcome pack was a nice touch too. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage is clean and modern."

    The location is ideal for Watchet. We found it very quiet and relaxing. Good location for visiting Minehead and Dunster.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Oct 2019

  • "This is a great cottage and very conveniently located in the heart of Watchet."

    The beaches and harbour are only a two minute walk away, and Minehead is 15 minutes in the car or train which itself has beautiful beaches. The beaches at Watchet are great for rockpools, collecting sea glass and fossils. The cottage was beautifully presented and has everything you need. The washing machine was really useful with two young children! There were also some really nice touches such as shower gels, a bottle of wine and tea, coffee and biscuits left for us, which were really appreciated after a long drive down. We were lucky enough to meet the owner of the cottage who was lovely and I would reiterate our thanks to her. I cant recommend this cottage enough and we will be booking again next year.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely quiet cottage situated nicely in the middle of Watchet."

    Welcome pack and milk in fridge on arrival was a pleasant surprise.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2019

  • "Well equipped cottage in an excellent location."

    Hope to book again next year.

    Reviewed by Wilma5.0Jun 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage in the middle of town."

    Close to the centre but tucked away in a quiet courtyard. The cottage was spotless and had all you would need.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2019

  • "The first thing to say is that prospective holidaymakers shouldn't be put off by the negative reviews from 2018."

    The owners have clearly listened to criticism and acted accordingly. We arrived to find the cottage clean, fresh and bright. Everything worked properly, the welcome pack was indeed welcome, and the level of equipment was fine. In fact, it's rather better than the description and photos suggest, as the old larder fridge has been replaced by a much-needed washing machine (although we couldn't find a drying rack) and a full-size fridge-freezer added. There a nice little private outside space that catches the sun in the afternoon. We enjoyed fossil-hunting in nearby Helwell Bay and a steam train trip to Minehead, with its sandy beach. Samuel Taylor Coleridge's cottage is a short car ride to the east and the splendours of Dunster Castle are nearby to the west. The caravan park at Blue Anchor has a nice indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room that's very reasonably priced and available to non-residents at off-peak times. As for the town itself, the shops are handy (the Co-op is two minutes away) and enough for everyday needs (there are out-of-town supermarkets at Minehead). I can recommend Sam's Deli where I bought one of the best scotch eggs I've ever tasted. The museums are small and welcoming and the Esplanade (lots of benches and shelters) gives a great view of the harbour.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2019

  • "This property 'does what it says on the tin' as the phrase goes."

    The location was brilliant and Watchet as a place to visit exceeded expectations.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Apr 2019

  • "Cottage was comfortable & in central location."

    Maybe because it was late in season the cottage needs a spring clean grubby in places. Also suggest a grab rail is installed to assist with getting out of the shower ( one of our party found it difficult) .

    Many thanks for your feedback. The property has now been renovated with new furniture, bedding , towels etc throughout. The property has also been decorated from top to bottom. Property Owner

    Reviewed by C4.1Sep 2018

  • "Inadequate bath towels for 2 weeks stay."

    A washing machine would be a good addition as no launderette in the town.

    Reviewed by Brian3.4Sep 2018

  • "We were disappointed Their was no welcome pack so we had to start shopping ..."

    We were disappointed Their was no welcome pack so we had to start shopping The rain gutters dripped and kept us awake There was no views from the cottage We weren’t informed we would have to pay for parking

    Thank you for your feedback, we do leave a welcome pack of tea, sugar, milk and normally a bottle of wine. I understand that the wine was missed and I do apologise for this. The rain gutters will received damage earlier in the year and we have been waiting for a free week to get this addressed. I am sorry that you expected views, this is not something we advertise as having. With relation to the parking there is car parking one car in the car park adjacent, there is a parking permit in the property to be used. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Sep 2018

  • "Cottage was Lovely, very clean and comfortable."

    Owners left us a bottle of wine and milk in fridge. A good base to do some touring or a great place to chill out. The patio area Was a bonus bit it did need some TLC, otherwise a fab place.

    Many thanks for your feedback. The property has now been renovated with new furniture, bedding , towels etc throughout. The property has also been decorated from top to bottom. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2018

  • "Wonderful little cottage in watchet , comfortable and central location , welcoming bottle wine of wine and milk ."

    Needs a bit of TLC and updating , but had a wonderful holiday .

    Many thanks for your feedback. The property has now been renovated with new furniture, bedding , towels etc throughout. The property has also been decorated from top to bottom. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8Jul 2018

  • "First impressions OK."

    After 7hour journey put kettle on which was very greasy on outside,put lights on and one light in kitchen and one in lounge area did not work.! walking up stairs noticed above skirting board needed painting . Second bedroom had no bedside table and light on windowsill did not work and needed a new shade as it had pieces missing. The wardrobe was canvas and had various bedding piled on top.We phoned owner next morning and he sent Louise round with new lightbulbs..We pointed out that on the patio doors there was a large area of dried on bird poo,she said she did not clean outside windows, so I got washing up liquid and cleaned it off while she was there.The outside table and chairs had so much rust on the seats that we had to use cushions from settee to sit on them .The potted plants were half dead the wall had green algea on it on the patio needed a sweep.TO SAY THE LEAST IT WAS THE WORST PROPERTY WE HAVE STAYED IN AND WE WERE VERY DISAPPOINTED The good points were beds comfortable and clean both downstairs toilet and bathroom also clean and unlimited hot water.. 1 have taken photos of the rusty chairs and bird dirt on windows etc,if needed. Dot and Len Hopkins and Eve Burgess.

    Reviewed by L2.2Jun 2018

  • "This cottage felt unloved."

    Obviously not decorated since built. Weeds on the patio complimented by rusty garden furniture. One light off in the kitchen area and a wall light off in the sitting area. Rusty chrome items in the bathroom . Kitchen - no j-cloths or washing up liquid and only one tea towel (tatty). No cereal bowls only soup bowls. The bedrooms are like student accommodation with a portable rail shoved in one wardrobe together with excess bed linen . In the other bedroom there is a temporary cloth wardrobe.

    Reviewed by Julian2.8Jun 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage In the centre of this harbour town."

    .everything you need for a nice holiday/break away. We have two dogs with us and its been lovely being able to take them on lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Jan 2018

  • "The cottage was just perfect for us, a warm cosy home from home."

    Lovely to be so close to the sea. There is a very good bus service so we were able to leave the car in the car park almost all week.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2017

  • "Perfectly located for shops and pubs, only moan if any higher bed would be nicer"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2017

  • "Just excellent."

    Had great holiday in a great location and the cottage was lovely and cosy.

    Reviewed by M5.0Aug 2017

  • "A lovely warm cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Feb 2017

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x Kingsize double, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Free off road parking for 1 car in public car park, parking permit provided
  • Private courtyard garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

The property

This modern cottage is located in the centre of Watchet, a charming coastal port in North Somerset.

This delightful cottage is bright and cheerful and is an ideal place for a family holiday.

The open plan living area is furnished in an attractive style with comfy leather sofas, laminate flooring throughout and a compact kitchen along with two bedrooms.

At the rear of this cottage is a pretty, planted courtyard garden with seating, perfect for sitting and listening to the tinkle of yacht masts at the marina, which is just a couple of minutes' walk away.

Watchet has much to offer the visitor including elegant shops, the marina, a beach rich in reptile fossils and ammonites, and an interesting heritage trail.

Watchet is on the West Somerset Railway line, a heritage railway with steam trains running through 20 miles of beautiful countryside and connecting Watchet with Dunster and Minehead.

Dunster has a beautiful castle overlooking its narrow village streets and Minehead has colourful and vibrant tourist attractions by the sea.

A stay in this lovely cottage will give you a wonderful view into the hidden secrets of the Somerset coastline.

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About the location

WATCHET

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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