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The Old Lighthouse Cottage

(Ref. 1107877)

Watchet, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful holiday staying in the old lighthouse."

    The accommodation was clean, comfortable and situated in an ideal location for all the amenities of Watchet.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2024

  • "Great property every think you won’t is there ."

    But a few to many stairs if you are not fit. Great welcome pack . Thank you Linda Alan.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great location and very clean and comfortable property."

    Dog friendly so that is a great help. We did have a parking ticket while we were there but the owner dealt with this so no problem.

    Reviewed by Noel4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Everything we needed was provided within the cottage. Welcome drink milk bread tea coffee everything you need after a long journey. Very clean and comfy

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2023

  • "The location and the cottage lived up to our expectations."

    The stairs may be a problem for some. The downstairs WC was ill-fitted and loose, we decided not to use it. Overall we were very satisfied.

    Thanks Paul for informing us about the toilet, we have notified our plumber and it will be resecured to the floor on the next changeover.... Thank you for your positive comments about the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Sep 2023

  • "Mega"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very well located and appointed property with views out over the harbour from dining area on top floor, stairs from 1st to 2nd (top) floor may be difficult for smaller children or people with mobility issues whilst dogs would probably need carrying Owners welcome pack excellent, including all you need initially and more besides."

    Parking permit for local car parks organised by the owner before arrival very much appreciated A very enjoyable stay

    Thank you John for your feedback, we are pleased that we could help you out at short notice and that you enjoyed your stay in Watchet Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage great location."

    Plenty of things to look at.

    Thank you Michael, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Lighthouse Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely upside down quirky cottage."

    Maximising views of harbour and town. Containing everything you might need for a comfy cottage stay. All amenities within walking distance. Steam train along the coast an added bonus for a non driving day out! Steep stairs to top floor might be a problem for people with mobility issues. Watchet is a very charming seaside town, enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Jul 2023

  • "'The Old Lighthouse ',3 storey upside down house,full of character and charm,views looking out over to the harbour and Wales in the distance,just wonderful."

    Generous welcome pack provided,clean comfortable, homely environment. Lots of character,clearly much loved place,fabulous!.

    Thank you Josephine. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Old Lighthouse Cottage and all that Watchet has to offer. Jean & Ray Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely reverse level quirky cottage with sea views I have to start by mentioning that the welcome goodies were truly amazing, not just essentials until able to get to the supermarket but generous quantities of everything you could think of including drinks The accommodation is very comfortable, lovely spacious king bedroom on the ground floor with en suite facilities."

    There’s a further twin bedroom on the first floor. The upstairs bedroom is very light and airy with windows front and side. Both bedrooms have tea, coffee making facilities, again in abundance. The large modern shower room is on the landing. Then up a further flight of stairs takes you to an airy spacious open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area. This is a lovely double aspect room with amazing sea views where the windows open at both back and front of the property making it fresh and cool in the hot weather we have had recently. It takes less than a minute to walk to the Esplanade where all nature of events take place and you never miss an event because you can hear what is going on if you have the windows open. Further to the comments from a previous visitor to this cottage regarding his dog having difficulty with the upper flight of stairs, I accept that a dashound may struggle, not particularly because of its age, but mainly its short legs as the top flight of stairs are a bit steeper, which Sykes clearly mentions on their site. We had our 13 year old border collie with us and she not only managed the stairs ok, but loved lying at the top where she could watch us from her vantage point. A further advantage with this cottage is that parking is included on any of the 6 car parks in the village. We unloaded the car outside the cottage and then parked on the nearest car park where there was always plenty of availability. The presentation of this accommodation by the owners is a credit to them so I thank them for a lovely holiday in their spotlessly clean cottage.

    It was lovely to meet you both and we are delighted that you loved The Old Lighthouse Cottage and Watchet. Thank you very much for your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023

  • "One word FAB-U-LOUS the best wrlcome pack we have ever recieved and all ..."

    One word FAB-U-LOUS the best wrlcome pack we have ever recieved and all essentials provided even needle and tread tissues cleaning supplies salt pepper tea coffee the list goes on perfectly located half min walk to harbour and pubs shops stunning railway buildings and trips and drive 15 miles either way beautiful hidden coastlines countryside tea rooms spoilt for choice or plenty to do in Watchet be back again soon

    Thank you Angela and family, we are so pleased that you enjoyed The Old Lighthouse Cottage and the lovely town of Watchet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous quirky cottage in a wonderful little coastal town."

    Very generous welcome back on arrival. Comfy beds, well equipped. Really enjoyed our stay and will definitely return soon.

    Thank you Carol, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Old Lighthouse Cottage and the Town of Watchet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Ray and Jean were very attentive.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2023

  • "A really delightful cottage situated in a perfect spot just off the front with unbeatable Harbour views."

    Brilliantly equipped with everything you could ever want and a truly generous welcome pack. Spotlessly clean throughout. Your host is also incredibly welcoming and helpful to ensure you have the best possible stay. Would definitely recommend. However, be aware the top stairs to the main living area are very steep and a real challenge for anyone with any mobility issues.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Oct 2022

  • "The property location is wonderful."

    Ray we spoke to a couple of times was most helpful. We thank him for the generous welcome goodies what a treat. However the description of the property was misleading. The stairs leading to the third floor living space are challenging to say the least. Our elderly daschund needed lifting up and down and on those stairs was a dangerous and difficult thing to do. In our opinion this cottage should come with a warning, and an advisory to physically challenged renters. Not pooch friendly. Booking with Sykes as always is easy and efficient. Watchet provides for all our holiday needs and we will be returning next year. If Sykes has other properties in the harbour I would like to book for next year.

    Hi Sara ,sorry your elderly daschund had trouble with climbing the stairs at the cottage . The cottage is on three levels as described on the Sykes site, the two flights of stairs meet with building regulation. Thanks for the positive in your message. Ray. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara Jane3.8Oct 2022

  • "Everything there to make sure you had a good holiday!"

    Generous welcome pack an unexpected surprise! Hope to return!

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay Ray, the cottage was very cosy with a fantastic welcome pack!"

    The views out to sea were fantastic first thing in the morning and there was so much to do in Watchet! We will be back!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great week in a beautiful (and quirky) cottage in an excellent position for exploring Exmoreand the seaside towns and villages of Somerset and North Devon."

    The welcome pack was more than generous and the owner had arranged free parking a short distance from the cottage. The owner contacted us early on during our stay to ask if we had settled in ok and was there anything else we needed, which we thought was a really nice touch. All in all a brilliant cottage in a lovely little town that we would love to return to in the future.

    Reviewed by Vic5.0Sep 2022

  • "Superp property, superb location, superb host."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a very nice property with stunning views of the harbour and the Welsh coastline from the dining area."

    It is within 2 minutes walk of the harbour, heritage railway station and shops and pubs. The "goodies" left in the fridge and on the top was very generous and much appreciated. Thank you Ray.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely well presented property centrally situated , close to public transport and the lovely steam railway along with many pubs and shops."

    Great hosts too.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic house, with excellent facilities which was spotlessly clean!"

    ! Definitely would recommend

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderfully clean."

    Huge amount of fresh food supplies. Attentive owner.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay perfectly clean the welcome pack was amazing we will definitely go back"

    Thank you Mel and Cheryl. Kind regards Ray. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melville5.0Jun 2022

  • "We were very impressed with the property overall and particularly the nautical theme of the property throughout."

    The interior design and decor were of a high standard. The living area was spacious and airy and it was lovely to overlook the harbour whilst enjoying our meals. The welcome pack was very thoughtfully prepared and extremely generous. Our bedrooms were comfortable and we slept very well as the property was situated in a peaceful area just behind the harbour. We had easy access to the beaches and all the attractions in Watchet. We would certainly recommend this property.

    Thank you Norma ,it was a pleasure to meet you and Cathy. I hope we meet again. Ray. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Old Lighthouse cottage in Watchet is one of the best cottages we have stayed at."

    The accommodation is well equipped and extremely clean, there was also a welcome pack of essential food and drink provided for us. It is in an ideal location for walks around the village, with museums, local shops, a heritage steam railway and access to good bus services including an open top bus to Lynmouth. We loved the view over the harbour and sea from the living room window

    Thank you Mike and Hilary. A pleasure to have met you. Thank you for your kind response.kind regards Ray. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

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  • Reverse-level
  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with ensuite basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Second-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, and fridge
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Car park is a short walk away
  • Two medium sized well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub, and harbour 0.1 miles, beach 1.3 miles
  • Note: The staircase is steep and wide, yet has a rope handrail, please be careful
  • Note: Free parking for one vehicle, inc in rent

The property

Resting in the beautiful harbour town of Watchet, in Somerset, is this reverse-level cottage, The Old Lighthouse Cottage.

Set over three floors, displaying uninterrupted views of the nearby coast, proximity to the stunning Quantock Hills AONB, Somerset Steam Railway, Exmoor National Park, and a nautical theme throughout, The Old Lighthouse is the perfect holiday retreat for families and friends alike, sleeping four guests and accommodating two well-behaved dog.

On arrival at the cottage, park up in the nearby free car park, whilst making your way through the characterful front door and up to the second floor, where you’ll find the bright and spacious open-plan living space; cook up a storm in the contemporary kitchen, dine with direct views of the scenic backdrop of Watchet Harbour, or relax in front of the TV, while watching the world go by in the nearby town.

As the evening sets in, head down the rope-lined staircase to the spacious bedrooms, carrying through beamed ceilings and skirtings, offering a charming place to rest your head and unwind; there’s a ground-floor king-size with en-suite cloakroom.

A twin room on the middle floor with proximity to the sleek shower room.

Watchet itself is rich in history, and has maritime Museums of its past, whilst its newly built East Quay, located on the harbourside, homes a café, art gallery, and lively esplanade which reflects its diverse culture; amenities including a deli, butcher, chemist, doctors, post office, eateries, and pubs are all on the doorstep of The Old Lighthouse.

Boasting an excellent travel network, aboard the open-top tour bus, passing through Lynmouth & Lynton, offering spectacular views of Exmouth National Park, or perhaps take a stroll alongside the river to Watersmeet House, a National Trust property.

Avid walkers will also enjoy woodland walks along East Lyn & Hear Oak rivers, overlooking Lynmouth Bay, whilst those who feel energetic will appreciate the breath-taking scenes from the Valley of the Rocks, also accessible via Lynton Mountain Railway.

Heading to the village of Dunster, its resident castle is worth a visit, featuring a working water mill and a lovely tearoom, while Dunster Marsh Beach is a short car journey away, with stunning views of the surrounding coast.

Walking routes are also in abundance, including the Mineral Line, trails surrounding Quantocks, and walks around Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor, also offering kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding activities for all the family.

Make some great memories in Somerset by staying at The Old Lighthouse Cottage.

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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: Steep staircase.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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