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Harbour Cottage

(Ref. 1063259)

Watchet, Somerset Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Harbour Cottage is a real gem."

    Clean, extremely well equipped, very comfortable and spacious. A great location to explore the area although we hardly used the car as Watchet has everything you need. We all thoroughly enjoyed our week.

    I am so pleased you all enjoyed your week in Harbour Cottage and Watchet. I hope to welcome you back again Thank you for taking the time to leave this review Best wishes Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location, right in the centre of Watchet."

    Watchet is a lively little place with easy access to Exmoor, the Quantocks and the Somerset Coast Path. The handy beach was great for the dog, but not really a bucket and spade destination

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2024

  • "The holiday cottage was delightful."

    Full of character and very clean. Everything well thought out and lots of utensils, crockery, pans etc. The owner was very helpful and we really appreciated the free parking for one car. Watchet was lovely and the people extremely friendly so hope to go there again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely, homely cottage in the quaint village of Watchet."

    We were a 3 generation family group and all of us loved our stay - including the dog! The cottage is really well equipped with comfortable beds and a really well equipped kitchen, so we could happily cook at home with a big kitchen table to enjoy our meals. The top floor with the ping pong table and huge amount of games was a big hit with the kids. We had a lovely meal at the Star Inn, and there's lots of local pubs to enjoy a drink. We hopped on the steam train to Minehead, drove to Lynton/Lynmouth and there's lots of lovely places within an easy drive, as well as walks around Watchet Harbour. Sitting outside on the terrace for a coffee in the morning sunshine was bliss. Highly recommend.

    I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to Harbour Cottage one day Best wishes Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely property, a bit of a Tardis as much larger inside than it appears from the front."

    Fabulous views from the rear and the terrace. The fact it is in the middle of the older part of the town with the Co-op 5 minutes walk away makes it a great location for an effortless town/country/seaside break. And that log burner made it so cosy coming in from a cold, crisp winter walk. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Nov 2023

  • "My party had a wonderful holiday at Harbour Cottage."

    The cottage is well equipped and spotless. It's best feature is a wonderful terrace overlooking the harbour. We made good use of it. The Cottage is situated right in the centre of the village with 3 pubs, 2 restaurants, 1 fish and chip shop and various tearooms and small specialist shops to choose from, all within easy walking distance. The car park is literally across the road and one car park permit is included with the holiday. We had a second car and it only cost £25 to get a 7 days permit. A bracing walk along the pier (there are 2 of them) with the dog every morning was fabulous. Again minutes from the house. There is a wonderful arts centre with excellent restaurant at the other end of the Esplanade again no more than 10 minutes walk away. All in all, I would recommend Harbour cottage to anyone.

    Thank you so much Laura for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. I am sure it will help prospective guests to Harbour Cottage to get a really good sense of the facilities available in Watchet I am so pleased you had such an enjoyable stay. As you say the location overlooking the Harbour is very special and quite unique. The tidal range is actually the 2nd biggest in the world Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura Elizabeth5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Harbour Cottage, it is very clean, well equipped and comfortable - we loved sitting on the terrace watching the comings and goings!"

    Watchet is a very friendly place and our little dog was made welcome wherever we went, there is everything you could need all within easy walking distance - further afield we loved Porlock Weir - we had great communication with Janet prior to and during our stay. Will definitely return.

    Thank you Clare. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Harbour Cottage and I really appreciate your lovely feedback Hope to see you back at Harbour Cottage one day soon Best wishes Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2023

  • "This Harbour side Cottage is in a great location very close to all the facilities the Village has to offer."

    Everything required for a comfortable stay was provided and well maintained.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Well appointed and comfortable house in a great location."

    It was lovely to have breakfast out on the patio watching the comings and goings on the harbour. Handy for pubs and takeaways and there was lots going on in the town and great fossil hunting down by the shore.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great location for pubs, fish and chips, Kebab shop and lovely gift shops."

    House was perfect.

    I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Harbour Cottage. Watchet certainly has a lot to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2023

  • "Cottage is well situated for seeing the area and within the village of Watchet itself."

    The cottage had everything needed and was very clean and cool on the hot days. Watchet village itself is a very friendly place with quite a lot going on. All round an excellent plac eto stay.

    Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to leave such a lovely review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We too think Watchet is a lovely little town with lots going on and well located for visiting other places Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Harbour Cottage."

    As a group of 5 adults and a baby, it was very comfortable and well equipped. Communication with the owner was excellent before and during our stay. It was our first time in this part of the country and Watchet is a delightful village with everything you could need pretty much on the doorstep. It was a great base for exploring. We made the mistake of going in to Minehead on a Saturday which was heaving with lots of drunken groups which were all on one of the weekends at the Butlins - it was not pleasant. We revisited on the Monday which was much better. Having read previous reviews we tried the Spice Merchant in the village and agree that it was excellent. We also had pizza in the Bell pub which was ok. We would definitely recommend Harbour Cottage and would stay again if we were visiting the area.

    Thank you Amanda. I always appreciate it when guests take the time to leave a review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for leaving Harbour Cottage nice and tidy. I hope yoy come and stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2023

  • "Delightful cottage in most superb location and spotlessly clean (the cleanest accommodation we have ever had), all needs catered for."

    The Bell opposite gave us lovely Sunday roast with a complimentary easter egg! Excellent and very friendly service. Nearby lake most enjoyable for our Kayak with super scenery and friendly staff. Plenty to entertain in and around the the area. Very happy in all respects.

    Reviewed by Arthur Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, in a perfect location."

    We were a family of 6. Two of my family members have walking difficulties,so proved the ideal location. We all loved Watchet and the harbour area, which we had great views from the cottage. Fabulous pubs on the door step. With a special mention for the Pebbles Tavern. Staff were lovely. Spice Merchant Indian/Bangladesh Restaurant amazing best I've ever had. Highly recommend would definitely stay in Harbour Cottage again.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback Kerry. It is so lovely to know that families have enjoyed their stay in Harbour Cottage. We hope to welcome you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage has had some new sofas since last year and mattress in top bedroom was new."

    We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The location is perfect, with a fish and chip shop next door but one and the fantastic Pebbles bar next to that. We highly recommend the food and service at the Sun, and if you like Indian then Spice Merchant is not to be missed. In fact if you didn’t want to be out and about too much on your holiday Harbour Cottage has everything you could need on it’s doorstep for a perfect stay. Highly recommended.

    Thank you Carol for your great feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed the new sofas and mattresses since your last visit. Hope to welcome you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2022

  • "Harbour cottage is ideally placed - a few steps from the esplanade and a minute from the pebbly beach."

    Ideally placed for shops and a stroll through town. The cottage has a very well-equipped kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. The table tennis table was an added bonus. It also has a sit-out and it was lovely watching the tide go in and out and watching people strolling or fishing along the sea wall. The sound of the waves was very soothing. Conveniently placed along the West Somerset Railway - you can also ride the steam train for days out.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Harbour Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable week at Harbour Cottage."

    The kitchen and terrace have a view over Watchet harbour and it was a delight to watch all the comings and goings and the tides coming in and out. The cottage itself is well equipped, comfortable and beautifully decorated. We had a lot of fun with the table tennis table. Good location for exploring the Somerset and north Devon coast. Porlock, Lynmouth and Dunster castle were particular favourites.

    I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Harbour Cottage and thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely feedback. It’s much appreciated. I hope to welcome you back to Harbour Cottage one day Property Owner

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely family holiday staying at Harbour Cottage in August."

    Relaxing week pottering about Watchet and Somerset with lovely weather. Absolutely lovely old cottage to stay in, has everything you need and plenty space for everyone. Loved sitting out early morning having breakfast in the sunshine and again in the evening for a few relaxing drinks. Also had a perfect view of the brilliant flying display as part of the carnival from the patio. Kids thoroughly enjoyed their attic room and playing ping pong there too. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. I am absolutely thrilled you enjoyed Harbour Cottage and Watchet. Hope to welcome you back one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2022

  • "A wonderful place to stay with everything you and your family or friends could possibly need to enjoy a fabulous holiday."

    Very comfortable beds and very nice furniture. Some beautiful items to admire but not touch. Loads of cutlery, pots pans etc. All in a splendid central location with great views over the harbour and beyond.

    Thank you so much for such a lovely review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay in Harbour Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Jul 2022

  • "Really nice holiday cottage right in the town"

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back one day Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Mar 2022

  • "Perfectly situated for all the local shops, pubs and restaurants."

    Well equiped for spending time indoors if the weather turns sour. Good curtious messsages of contact from Janet the owner with welcome message and reminder info of what to do when vacating. We will definately be returning in the near future.

    Thank you so much John for such lovely feedback. You will be most welcome to come and stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by J5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely and characterful holiday cottage."

    Well equipped, good communication and information from owners. Lots of space. Boys enjoyed the table tennis. Watchet is a real quirky and friendly town. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed Harbour Cottage and Watchet so much. I hope to welcome you back one day Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Feb 2022

  • "Hi we all thoughly enjoyed our stay, however, we were very disappointed that we couldn't get to the property until 5 and had to leave by 9 on our last day."

    I understand the owner says there was extra cleaning to be done I find this hard to believe as each bedroom had some kind of rubbish or belongings from the last occupants in and given that we had to empty all of our bins, strip the beds etc we had done half of the cleaners job anyway!

    I am really sorry you were disappointed you had to arrive after 5 and leave by 9 am. This was in line with Covid regulations at the time - not just for the extra cleaning needed but also to leave time between new guests arriving and cleaners leaving, in order to minimise the spread of the virus You were not asked to strip the beds so I am not sure why you understood otherwise . Guests were asked to empty all bins (again because of Covid) but if Guests overlooked this the cleaners should have done it themselves and I apologise that they hadn't. We have never had that complaint before or since and get very high ratings for cleanliness However I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Oct 2021

  • "Had a beautiful week away in Harbour Cottage."

    The cottage was perfect for our stay. It was very clean and well equipped and everything was thought of by the owners. Had lovely views of the harbour and perfect location for travelling around the area. Great little shops and restaurants right on your doorstep. Perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by Cheralyn5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was a beautiful cottage in a wonderful location it was spotlessly clean and so very comfortable and homely."

    As a family we had a wonderful holiday would recommend visiting Dunster Castle and Lynmouth we certainly look forward to staying in Harbour cottage again

    Thank you for such a positive review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you would like to come and stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in Harbour Cottage - the photos do not do it justice and the terrace overlooking the channel was just lovely."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and there was plenty of room for my family, the grandparents and our dog! Watchet provided a rich seam of activities from the museum just outside to markets on the esplanade, a concert by the local wind band which we thoroughly enjoyed, a ride on the steam train, meals in the West Somerset Hotel and a lovely deli to name just a few.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to send in a review. It is much appreciated and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you back one day Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Jul 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with TV and en-suite shower, basin, and WC, 2 x king-size, 1 x second-floor twin with table tennis
  • Bathroom with bath, hand held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with Log burner
  • Snug/hallway
  • Gas central heating and Log burner
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • A permit to park in the carpark opposite the cottage is provided for one car, other cars can be paid for at the machine in the carpark
  • Enclosed patio with seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: this cottage takes most weekly bookings from Thursday - Thursday to prevent guests being stuck in long traffic jams on Fridays and Saturdays.

The property

In an endearing location of the quaint harbour town of Watchet is this three-storey terraced cottage, where the rear of the property opens out to relaxing views of Watchet Harbour and across the Bristol Channel to the Welsh coastline.

Harbour Cottage is perfect for friends and families alike, with a mix of characterful features and contemporary amenities throughout.

Step into a period-style hallway with a plush seating area, featured with exposed stone walling and traditional beams as you enter the main sitting room, a snug space with a log burner where you can settle in for a family film night whilst relaxing on the luxury reclining leather suite.

Prepare heart-warming meals in the amply-equipped kitchen/diner, presenting even more character features and a farmhouse-style aesthetic alongside all the amenities you'll need to enjoy dinner on the sociable dining table.

A traditional stable door takes you out to your own private patio, a real gem in the property, where you'll find amazing views of the sea and over to the marina right in front of your eyes.

As the evening grows darker, venture upstairs to find three stunning bedrooms, comprising two king-size bedrooms, and a master super-king-size benefitting from its own TV, sea views and en-suite shower room!

The rest of the party has access to the lavish bathroom, with the choice of a sumptuous soak in the freestanding bath, or an invigorating wash in the walk-in shower.

Up a turning stairwell with a low beam to the second floor is the fabulous twin room, a fun-filled den for kids to escape to, with its very own table tennis area underneath sloping ceilings!

Step right out into the hustle and bustle of Watchet's Market Street, strolling over to a choice of pubs including to The Bell Inn, a homely pub and restaurant where you can enjoy a selection of local ales and ciders alongside traditional pub grub after a long day.

The coastal village of Watchet boasts colourful amenities, with a choice of shops, cafés and restaurants on your doorstep, as well as an attractive marina, an old port, local history, boats, local musuems and access to the historic Jurassic coastline with a wealth of scenic walking trails where you can meander with an ice cream in hand.

There is also a fish and chip shop and a supermarket just a short stroll away from Harbour Cottage.

Spend a day exploring The West Somerset Steam Railway, travelling through the Vale of Taunton and over to the coastal town of Minehead, a relaxing trip among breath-taking surroundings.

Find adventure at the nearby Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and gorgeous Exmoor National Park, spanning over 267 square miles of rural adventure, offering walking and cycling trails alongside enchanting woodland, hidden valleys, rugged moorlands and sensational views of the enveloping coastline from high cliffs.

Choose Harbour Cottage as a base for an enjoyable stay in the heart of Somerset.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas