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Watchet, Somerset (Ref. 935569)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic experience as a result of the most important aspects of a holiday all coming together perfectly; excellent accommodation, great company and a location that made us feel welcomed and was very friendly."

    Well done to the owners of Greengates, as the cottage itself is beautifully presented, very comfortable and superbly equipped. We would highly recommend it for both its location within the village and its facilities.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2021

  • "Well equipped, clean and very cosy cottage well positioned in town, walking distance to all amenities."

    The limited off road parking may be an issue for some but it wasn't for us. We would happily return.

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2021

  • "Lovely spacious cottage , location perfect, lovely garden, already booked again."

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in an ideal position for us."

    Dog and children thoroughly enjoyed the pebbly beach opposite as well as the fully enclosed garden. Beds were comfortable and kitchen was fully and thoughtfully equipped. Compliments to whoever cleaned the cottage for us as it was immaculate. Well worth waiting for as this stay had been postponed from Easter 2020 due to Covid restrictions.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2021

  • "We loved the house and especially because the weather was so good we were able to use the garden a lot and what made it extra special was that the garden is fully enclosed and safe for our 2 dogs."

    It was wonderful to walk down the slip-way to the beach opposite on an evening and to watch the sun set over the water - very special. We loved Dunster Beach and we went to the Blue Anchor beach a lot for walkies which is only a 5 minute drive away. We would definitely like to return.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Watchet is such a lovely friendly place close to lots of things to do. Greengates is well equipped, the rooms are generous in size and the owners have thought of everything. It has a lovely garden to relax in and the garden is 100% secure for your dogs.....Teddy loved mooching around and we could relax knowing he was safe. Dont miss the Wednesday Market, also held on Sunday once a month, its a must. The pubs are mostly dog friendly. Pebbles doesn't serve food but you can take chips or a take away in and they supply a plate etc.....bonus!! Another added bonus of the beach across the road. We had a fantastic week and hope to revisit soon. Thank you to the owners for providing such a lovely holiday cottage. Christine Brian and Teddy the Shih Tzu xx

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2021

  • "The accommodation was perfect, spacious yet warm and cosy with very comfortable beds."

    Had everything provided that you would need for self catering accommodation. Lovely well kept private garden with barbecue for use by guests and outdoor seating. Secure so that pets were safe. Close proximity to the village yet still quiet. Can't fault it and would recommend to friends and family. The fact that its booked up all the time speaks for itself.

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, very spacious, very clean, great location."

    Literally everything on your doorstep. Lovely pubs and plenty of takeaways. Shame the steam railway wasn’t open (Covid) but still found plenty to do. The only thing we didn’t research was the mud on the beach! Brilliant rock pools but not so good for our Labrador, well she absolutely loved it but wasn’t much fun for us cleaning her when we got back. Luckily there is an outside hosepipe.. If I’m really being picky a tumble dryer would have been good but we did manage ok with the airer. Would we return? Yes definitely

    Reviewed by TraceySep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with the icing on the cake which was the entrance to the beach right opposite."

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2020

  • "Wonderful location in such a lovely friendly English fishing village."

    After Lockdown we made a family bubble is safety enjoying the scenery and valuable family time together. The West Pool was our favourite destination every evening for our two week stay.

    Reviewed by ClareJul 2020

  • "Well positioned, dog friendly cottage."

    Clean and very warm and cosy for our February break in a lot of gales and rain. Watchet is a harbour rather than beach town but found people there extremely friendly and welcoming. Reasonable selection of shops, cafes and pubs and only 20 minutes from Minehead with beaches and Burkin’s for children.

    Reviewed by MalFeb 2020

  • "Great Location!"

    and a lovely home from home

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "Lovely place but disappointed by the over grown garden ."

    Also ther s a small drom from lounge into kitchen not clearly mayed and a disdabled person may fall. Other wise a good place.

    Reviewed by TonySep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with lovely garden,perfect position with lovely views out to sea at the front,at the rear of the property you have views over Watchet and the surrounding countryside."

    Ideal base for touring the area,lovely views of Watchet and the harbour from Splash Point short strole away. The kids loved the steam railway on the doorstep with the trips along the coast to Minehead. All in all a perfect holiday for families with pets, with Watchet being an extremely dog friendly place.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2019

  • "Green Gates Cottage is exceptional."

    All the comforts you could require. Spotlessly clean, and very well equipped. Watchet village is really friendly and welcoming, with good variety of pubs / eating places / shops, and excellent links to surrounding area.

    Reviewed by StuartApr 2019

  • "The 0nly thing foiund trouble withwere the steps to the gardenwhich were to steep for older preople."

    Iam 87 yeatrs oldand used yhe sofabed which was very comfortable.brilliant stay..

    Reviewed by RayApr 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage for a family break."

    It was very well equipped and comfortable. The garden was very safe for children and dogs. The owner Mr Benson was very helpful before we went. Parking is limited but this was not a problem to us. The large family car fitted in the drive and the local car park was safe and very close. It was not expensive for a weekly rate of £25 for convenience and peace of mind. The location of the cottage is superb, directly opposite the rocky beach. We even had the best February weather for years which made this perfect. However, had it been cold the heating was efficient and generous. Thanks once again for another superb cottage. We hope to revisit Watchet sometime as we still have lots on our to-do list.

    Reviewed by AnneFeb 2019

  • "It was our 2nd visit to Greengates, we went this time last year."

    It is close to 6 eating and drinking places. Watchet is on a Heritage Railway line and in summer months regular steam trains run. Greengates has everything for a family holiday or adult holiday. It's clean, comfortable beds and lounge furnishings and a well appointed kitchen. Might go again next year.

    Reviewed by FrancesNov 2018

  • "The cottage was comfortable and spacious, the kitchen had everything you would need and more."

    There was hand soap in all the toilets and bathroom's which was a nice touch. The garden was was nice and private and well enclosed which is good when you have a dog with you. Watchet it self is beautiful with a pretty harbour and plenty of cafe's and pubs and takeaways. The walking in Exmoor was brilliant leading to lovely cafe's and unspoilt villages. Would definitely stay in this cottage again.

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2018

  • "Best equipped cottage ever"

    Reviewed by KayeJun 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely especially found at such short notice due to snow the previous week."

    In a perfect position for all local amenities.

    Reviewed by LorenaMar 2018

  • "The owner contacted me in advance and provided really helpful information which I used to plan our short break."

    The cottage was lovely even nicer than we anticipated and it was so warm and cozy during a very cold spell. It was easy to walk down into Watchet and the locals were very friendly. Great short break

    Reviewed by ElaineFeb 2018

  • "Such a lovely cottage witin easy access to pubs and restaurants I would highly recommend this property."

    Reviewed by SoniaSep 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely; spacious, clean and very nicely done."

    Having the rocky beach literally over the road from the property was great. We had a good stay despite the mixed weather!

    Reviewed by RozJul 2017

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The property

This spacious semi-detached holiday home is directly opposite the entrance to West Beach and right in the heart of Watchet, a picturesque coastal village in West Somerset.

Ideal for friends or family, this cottage feels welcoming and has a large rear garden which is sunny and enclosed, just perfect for pets and children.

The sitting room not only has sea views but is a lovely place for cosy get togethers, particularly on cooler evenings as there is an open fire.

The well-equipped kitchen boasts a range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.

The spacious beamed dining room with its feature stone wall will ensure that family meal times are relaxed and enjoyable.

Also on the ground floor is a utility room plus a cloakroom, always useful to have an extra loo on hand.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with the master bedroom offering sea views.

The rear garden has a lawn, patio and plenty of space for outdoor play and barbecues with the family.

Greengates is a short stroll to Watchet’s many gift shops, busy harbour and an interesting beach rich in fossils.

Enjoy a steam train from Watchet railway station and enjoy a journey through miles of beautiful countryside, and the nearby medieval village of Dunster boasts a castle, a yarn market and a wealth of listed buildings.

Minehead is a short drive away and has a large beach with all the usual accompanying tourist attractions for families to enjoy.

This cosy cottage just minutes from the harbour, is the perfect base for exploring Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with sofa bed and open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Range cooker with electric and gas ovens and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview with Google Chromecast, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Cot and Highchair available
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 medium sized car
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub, beach and harbour 3 mins walk
  • Note: There are steps in the garden
  • Note: This property sleeps 6 but can be 8 on request with the owner
  • Note: No stag, hen or similar

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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

Note: This property sleeps 6 but can be 8 on request with the owner

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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