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Harbour View Cottage

Watchet, Somerset (Ref. 982610)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage had a lovely chilled stay, the view is so good from the cottage and garden and the steam train runs along the bottom of the garden."

    So much to see and great walks. Loved everything about the cottage the decor is great and just about everything you need is there, just two minor gripes we did think there was a washing machine when we first booked the cottage so we only took so many clothes but we coped, and the freezer section in the fridge is very small .The information to find the property was emailed and was excellent so made it easy to find. The local shop is only a five min walk if needed, we would recommend this property and will hopefully be returning soon.

    Reviewed by ColinApr 2022

  • "A beautifully refurbished cottage with everything you could ask for, including a log burner, sunny garden and amazing view of the harbour (and the steam train that basically runs at the bottom of the garden)!"

    Would highly recommend the cottage and Watchet.

    Thank you for taking the trouble to post your feedback. So glad that you appreciate the effort we have taken with the renovation. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaraApr 2022


    Reviewed by FredaNov 2021

  • "The cottage was easy to find with the directions sent to us a few days before."

    It was wonderfully warm and cosy, with amazing views over the harbour. Our stay was peaceful and relaxing. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. Watchet town centre is an easy 5 minute walk and has everything you need. We hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by AlexandraNov 2021

  • "This was our second stay at Habour view."

    The cottage has everything you need, the beds are really comfortable and the log fire is lovely to have on at night. The area around Watchet is great with so much to do. We can’t wait to return

    Reviewed by LeeOct 2021

  • "Lovely location, a stones throw from the steam railway station and a few minutes walk into Watchet."

    Cottage itself was very cosy and the garden out the back was a delight, tea and cake overlooking the harbour was a treat. Comfy beds and quiet at night so we all slept well. All in all a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

  • "The property was fine, clean and comfortable."

    It’s just the price that was far too high for this level of accommodation. £259 per night should get absolute top notch accommodation and facilities.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2021

  • "Heating was all over the place,cold in the evenings."

    there was instructions to change it but was not confident to do so. Sofas are very low and soft making it very difficult to get out of for 60 somethings like us! was looking forward to returning next year but the prices have risen to more than we can afford(ridiculously so).Such a shame!

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2021

  • "Cozy cottage, close to harbour with fabulous sea views."

    Spotlessly clean with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by MalcolmJul 2021

  • "On arrival kitchen surfaces still had bread crumbs on it so did the toaster dust on appliances grease on extractor hood, fridge was dirty freezer was dirty kitchen and dining room wooden floor was filthy."

    We was told the property would be deep cleaned it wasn’t and because we had vulnerable people with us I set to to do the cleaning. I emailed the owner who apologised and said i the cleaner must have run out of time but no cleaner came back and nothing was sorted. As for Covid protection it was NOT fit for purpose and I feel strongly that I should expect some compensation even just for my time cleaning.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2021

  • "Met expectations in the main but building work straight outside cottage was not mentioned by anyone so to wake every day in your holiday to drilling and building was not the best experience."

    We would have at least liked to have known so I have contacted the owner who thought it was over and also then thought it would be done soon this is not correct and will not be done until end of summer so other bookings need to be aware for this year. They have assured me they will tell others. No welcome parcel at all not even some tea and little milk for late arrivals so glad we are always organised.

    Reviewed by ToniMay 2021

  • "The cottage has great views of the harbour and we saw several beautiful sunsets."

    Perfect location for the harbour, just a few minutes walk. The owners were very pleasant and helpful when we needed to ring them. Despite nothing really being open till next week, we loved Watchet and had some good walks. Dunster nearby was also a scenic town to visit.

    Reviewed by JuneMay 2021

  • "Just managed to fit in our holiday at Harbour View Cottage prior to second lockdown, and so glad we did."

    The cottage was perfect for us especially with things as they are. We felt perfectly safe as cottage was covid safe and we could shield quite easily if we chose to. The cottage is comfy, warm and is very well equiped, we wanted for nothing. Bed were comfy, clean and bedding was of a high quality, which made you feel cared for and looked after. The view is spectacular, even when weather bad. It's only few mins walk from harbour and town and if you like steam trains the line is at bottom of garden, unfortunately they weren't running while we were there. Plenty to do in surrounding area too owners are helpful and friendly if you need help. Will certainly be going back again, hopefully several times and in summer next time.

    Reviewed by PaulineOct 2020

  • "Advantages:Convenient Location, very good view, well heated, comfortable beds, plenty of storage space for clothes and personal items, comfortable sitting room with good view over harbour."

    Disadvantages: Very small kitchen, limited storage space for food and drink items, small shower room with no bath, small shower with no hand rails for elderly and less able people, no seperate toilet (toilet in shower room), location of toilet downstairs is inconvenient for nighttime comfort calls (especially relevant for elderly!), dark dining room (no windows) Taken all round, the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages for us at present.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2020

  • "Downstairs bathroom a bit of a problem for those of us who have to get up in the night, but it is what it is!"

    guests who don't clean pans etc properly, but not a lot you can do to educate them! the tv signal and wi-fi are weak, but again not something you can sort. most enjoyable week thank you, being close to town is a great asset and the views are amazing. already booked next year.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2020

  • "The cottage for us was ideally situated with the bus into Minehead running a good service."

    There was a lovely market on the parade on Wednesday . We certainly found enough places to visit. The cottage was great it felt homely as soon as we walked in. We would certainly recommend you to friends.

    Reviewed by MarieSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with great views across the harbour- sunsets were incredible ."

    Very comfortable beds , quality linens and feather duvets and pillows meant a great sleep every night. Although small, everything we needed was available. The only improvement really would be a bit more crockery, mugs etc as we ran out quickly and be aware there is no washing machine - I didn’t read the listing properly- my mistake not theirs. The best beaches a little further afield and we drove into Devon a lot but Dunster beach was a great late find- avoid the ‘ muddy’ Blue anchor! Overall a really sweet cottage, comfortably and thoughtfully furnished, with great views that normally come at a much heftier price. A great base

    Reviewed by JoannaAug 2020

  • "We thoroughly love staying in this beautiful cottage."

    It has the most amazing view of the harbour and it is very comfortable. Everything you can think of is supplied and the host demonstrates good communication and answers any questions you may have and are very supportive. We felt thoroughly looked after. We highly recommend this property and will be staying every year!

    Reviewed by BrandonAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location."

    Can’t recommend highly enough

    Reviewed by StuartDec 2019

  • "Wonderful location, comfortable accommodation, superb views from the cottage of the harbour and beyond."

    Relaxing small break just what we needed Thank you.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2019

  • "This property has a lovely location overlooking the harbour and out to sea."

    The steam railway is situated below the garden and was a joy to see.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2019

  • "Best location we have ever stayed in at Watchet."

    The house had plenty of character. Bedrooms were spacious and beds very comfortable. General cleanliness was a little disappointing and we actually found fungus growing under the step to the kitchen. (Found whilst we were actually cleaning). Other than that the kitchen was on the small side but adequate for what we needed to do. I would have no hesitation in booking the property again in the future though

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean, well equipped and extremely comfortable."

    It’s in a great location. Communication was excellent and we really enjoyed our stay. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by BrandonAug 2019

  • "The view from the cottage is really amazing."

    The cottage is very nice. The children enjoyed having a playground close to the cottage. As we had a lovely weather we have been able to enjoy the seaside!! We loved fossil hunting, the coastal footpath and the very nice beach of Minehead.

    Reviewed by FabienneJul 2019

  • "Cottage was clean and fantastic location but I was somewhat surprised to be told on instructions regards the wi fi code Not to download adult content!"

    Found this slightly offensive myself but my teenagers found it hilarious especially as there was a 50 shades of grey book on the shelf... For this reason only I would not be returning to this cottage

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2019

  • "Nice warm cosy cottage, excellent directions and information."

    Ideal location over looking the harbour. However, need to be aware that staying out of high season does mean not all attractions and restaurants are open.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2019

  • "Everything Sykes says is so."

    No problems, excellent holiday Many thanks

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2019

  • "Excellent cottage in a great location, really handy for the amenities of Watchet."

    Only tricky part was finding the key box in the dark on arrival as it's not on the front of the property itself but on one of the buildings/sheds oppposite.

    Reviewed by NancyJan 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, only thing was we arrived as stated after 4."

    30, it was dark and raining and as Sykes had sent the code for the key safe I didn't think there would be a problem. The key safe was tucked away at the property and there were several other decoys! The owner had sent an email telling us where it was but that had gone to spam and as I said I had the code so wasn't expecting any other email so didn't check spam!

    Reviewed by AlysonDec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, very easy to book."

    Sykes staff were very helpful and friendly when called. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by DuncanOct 2018

  • "Excellent cottage, very comfortable and situated in Watchet, one of our favourite holiday destinations on the UK."

    Have nothing but praise for Juliet, the property owner, who promptly sorted out a minor problem when we reported it. We will definitely go back there for another holiday in a year or so.

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2018

  • "Cottage was an excellent choice, great position, amazing views, although it was well equiped if you wanted to cook and eat in there are so many lovely places to eat in and around Watchet, we managed a different venue every night."

    The Salvation Army Coffee Morning on Friday 9.30-11.30 is worth a visit, open to all, very warm welcome offering Tea, Coffee and Cake just 50p each and you can watch the trains as the hall overlooks the station.

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2018

  • "We were given very clear information from the cottage owner of everything we needed to know before we left."

    The cottage was really clean and tidy on arrival. The location of this cottage was amazing.

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2018

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cottage and location."

    Lovely views from the cottage overlooking the harbour and everything was so close to hand.

    Reviewed by MarilynJun 2018

  • "House location was great and so convenient for the town and local shops ie short walk over the rail crossing and into the car park at the back of the shops."

    Views were great and the steam railway at the "end of the garden" was a bonus. The only drawback for us...and this was a personal thing...was that the bathroom was downstairs and am used to an en suite. it was lovely to sit in the garden in the afternoon/evening with our drink it was so quiet and plenty of birds enjoying the bird bath in the garden! Great views - it was a joy to wake up in the morning to open the blinds and see the harbour and sea. Lucky for us the weather was fine. Our first visit ot Somerset. Did find the roads a bit of a problem....ie it took ages to get anywhere ,,,,down the narrow bendy and twisty roads when we are used to main road and motorways.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2018

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  • Harbour View Cottage Watchet
  • On entrance to the cottage there will be a large entrance lobby housing a new boiler and area for coats and boots etc. The old bathroom will be converted into a utility room with an extra ground floor toilet
  • All flooring will be replaced and the walls retiled and painted. The wall separating the dining room and lounge will be removed to create a modern open plan kitchen diner lounge area
  • With new appliances, new laminated flooring and lighting
  • The walls will be skimmed and painted. Going upstairs there will be new carpeting, removal of the old wallpaper and newly skimmed and painted walls. Upstairs the new carpeting continues and what used to be the single bedroom will now become a bathroom
  • Tiling throughout and new shower, toilet and vanity unit. The two bedrooms upstairs will have the walls skimmed and painted and a new carpet. Please note the maximum number of people the cottage can accommodate will be 4 people
  • No pets and no children under 5 remains the same as in the previous agreement.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire and wood burner
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, tall fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 mins walk
  • Harbour 2 mins walk
  • Note: This property is only suitable for children over 6 years, inc. infants
  • Note: Check-in time 4:30pm, check-out time 10am.

The property

*Please note* From the end of March 2022 this property will have had a full renovation, the property will have 2 bedrooms and an upstairs bathroom, along with a utility room and downstairs WC, this means from this date the property will sleep 4 guests.

This superb terraced cottage is one of a row of local red stone cottages, comprising of the former coastguard station built in 1898, overlooking Watchet harbour, on the north Somerset coast.

Tucked away down a private lane, but within an easy few minutes' walk from the village, this Watchet cottage is ideal for couples and families seeking a relaxing holiday by the sea.

The sitting room has wonderful sea views across the harbour and marina, and opens onto the lawned garden, which is a lovely spot to enjoy a cold drink on a sunny day whilst watching the boats come and go.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, with one boasting sea views across the Bristol Channel to Wales.

Take a gentle stroll from this Watchet cottage down to the harbour, where quaint shops can be found, or for the more energetic there are plentiful walks along the coast towards Blue Anchor with its long promenade lined with fishermen.

A short drive to Dunster is well worthwhile, which is a historic National Trust village with cobbled streets lined with cafés and gift shops.

Families staying at this Watchet cottage will love the popular resort of Minehead with golden sandy beaches and plenty of fun on the traditional seafront.

This delightful Watchet cottage will provide a lovely escape.

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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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*Please note* From the end of March 2022 this property will have had a full renovation, the property will have 2 bedrooms and an upstairs bathroom, along with a utility room and downstairs WC, this means from this date the property will sleep 4 guests.

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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