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Sunshine Lodge

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Stogursey near Bridgwater, Somerset Show on map


  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Seaside

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94 Customer Reviews

  • "Sunshine Lodge is clean, warm & comfortable with a safe enclosed garden."

    It's 2 minutes along a lane towards Stolford off the main road from Cannington. There is a large Spar shop in Cannington, which is only 5 miles away, so worth picking up milk etc on your way in. Pam is a super host & provides a lovely welcome basket plus lots of information & local walks. Good lighting in back garden. Easy drive to Stogursey, Nether Stowey & beyond.

    Reviewed by ClarissaNov 2023

  • "Such a caring and helpful owner, a superb welcome package for both humans and their canine friends, and a very well equipped cottage again meeting the needs of both human and canine guests."

    Essential water supply works were happening during my stay and I was supplied with a very helpful map of the diversion I needed to follow for a couple of days, and the owner also offered to come and direct me if needed. This is a lovely cottage and i definitely intend to return again

    Reviewed by MarieNov 2023

  • "We loved our holiday."

    It was close to grandchildren so lovely to see lots of them. The cottage was warm to walk into which was lovely. It had most of what we needed too. More isolated than we realised! But it needs a deep clean... we know it's dog friendly but everything smelt of dogs... none of the bedding or towels had a fresh smell either. Also the single room is not always for a child so a proper bath towel would be appreciated. Lots of dirt on kitchen and bathroom surfaces. Floors obviously not cleaned in a while. The double bed is desperate for a new mattress too. Wi Fi would be an added bonus. We messaged the owner twice but no reply! The cottage has so much potential though.

    Hi, I can confirm the property was thoroughly cleaned by myself prior to your arrival. All carpets are new and were sprayed with Scotch Guard protection. All bedding is always cleaned to a high standard during changeover, including mattress protectors. All surfaces and floors are cleaned again during changeover. Please see the property description which states there is no wifi available in this remote area. Lastly, I am sorry but I received no correspondence from yourself. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2023

  • "Well furnished, comfortable, well equipped and very welcoming and safe for our dogs."

    The garden was spacious and ideal for our dogs and us to enjoy the space outside. The treats provide by the owner for us and our dogs was another example of the welcoming nature which defined our host. It ensured our holiday would be a great experience.

    I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay here, you will always be welcome back Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicholasOct 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage, very clean, comfortable and very peaceful."

    The cottage had everything we needed. The welcome pack for humans and doggies was very much appreciated. Pam was very friendly and helpful. Lovely stay. I am sure it will not be our last vist

    Thankyou for the kind words, l'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, it would be lovely to have you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulineSep 2023

  • "Very nice property , nice and clean , close to beach , nice safe garden for dogs"

    Thankyou for you kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2023

  • "No Internet, no washing machine, no washing line or ways of drying washing."

    .heating not on. Smell of damp where plates kept and grass not cut. Double bed too small, uncomfortable and made to fit bedroom which was not a double bedroom (could just about walk round), no doors on wardrobes. Lots of spiders, webs and bugs over walls and ceilings. No shops, pubs or local amenities for miles....overall very disappointed...not worth what was paid for this cottage...came home three days early. Will not book with you again.

    I can assure you the grass was cut the morning that you arrived, luckily the place does not have a damp problem, the double bed IS a double bed, as for not having wardrobe doors, l can't remember any place that l've stayed in for years that did have doors on their wardrobes some even just have a rail, as for your bugs! I think you must have brought them with you and packed them when you left, if Wifi and other facilities are a priority l suggest you read the property details before you book Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay!"

    Very restful, peaceful and quiet area. The garden was exactly as advertised, completely secure which was perfect. There was a really thoughtful welcome basket when we arrived and the dogs loved the home made treats. Everything was really clean and thought through. Toys and towels left out for the dogs also. A very comfy bed to sleep in. Not far from Bridgwater which has every major supermarket and the nearby village has a spar, so easy to access and pick up what you need. We drove through to Minehead and had a walk along the seaside which was great and the dogs loved it. Pam, owner very helpful if you need anything. Would highly recommend!

    Thankyou so much for your kind review, and l'm really pleased that you had a good time here and would welcome you back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2023

  • "Welcome pack for both dogs and humans was excellent."

    Felt really happy letting the dogs explore both front and rear gardens, without supervision. There was a fine mesh covering the wooden fence, preventing any escape. Just a mile along a country lane, to the pebble beach. Well equipped kitchen ( now with a freezer) comfy bed, loads of hot water. Rear garden well illuminated. Nearest pub 3? miles away. We ordered a Sainsburys home delivery shop, as nearest decent supermarket 9miles away. Directions to the chalet were spot on! Basket full of tourist information. Any issues, Pam is only a phone call away! As the building is a bungalow, everything is on 1 level. Would recommend this property to anyone with dogs.

    I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your kind words Property Owner

    Reviewed by EddieJul 2023

  • "We have had an enjoyable week staying with our little dog at this comfortable and clean property with a dog proof garden."

    It is situated conveniently for the Bird Wetlands, walking on the Quantocks, visiting Dunster Castle plus other Gardens within a half hour car ride. Although there is no wifi there is a decent mobile signal. Thanks to owner Pam for the goodies which greeted us on arrival.

    I'm so pleased to here that you enjoyed your stay, thankyou for your kind kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2023

  • "The property was clean and was everything we needed."

    The goodies for us and our dog were lovely.

    Thankyou so much, I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanJun 2023

  • "Very disappointed and decided to leave 4 days into a 7 day stay."

    Expectations were high and after unpacking and the dogs enjoying the garden we spent time looking around the lodge. Cleanliness was a major disappointment. We needed to wash glasses, plates and work surfaces due to a later of grease on them. A frying pan found was worse. The mop for the kitchen was still outside next to the wheelie bin. The bathroom had a mouldy shower mat, radiator thick with grime and dust and shower rail rusty. The bathroom shelf was also of no use as not fitted correctly. Upon looking at the double bed the mattress was just open foam with a topper on it. Also woken up at 6am daily from dogs barking at the owners house. We were expecting peace and tranquility. Toaster didn't work properly and due to the remote location a larger fridge and a useable freezer would have helped. Several items of food left in cupboards which can be a bonus however use by dates of Dec 2021 and Aug 2022 wasn't something that should be in the cupboards. Garden was great for the dogs.

    I'm pleased to hear that the garden was suitable for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ReeceJun 2023

  • "We had an absolutely lovely week."

    Cottage is so tranquil. The large garden, all enclosed & mature trees made it very relaxing. Our dogs loved it too. Cottage itself is simple and un fussy. A great base to go out on day trips or just stay there & decompress!

    I'm so pleased to hear that you and the dogs had a good holiday at my Lodge, thank you for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2023

  • "A really nice 'lodge' where we felt right at home straight away."

    The dogs loved it, and everything was in place and ready for our arrival. The owner was very helpful and has been wonderful in helping us with the return of some paperwork that we left behind upon our departure. Nothing too much trouble. Highly recommended.

    Thankyou so much for your kind words, l'm so pleased that you had a good stay, only too pleased to help if l can. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2023

  • "Had an amazing week at Sunshine Lodge and the weather was true to the name ☀️ the Lodge is so accommodating comfy clean well equipped and the garden is a wonderful safe place for our dogs."

    An amazingly quiet retreat to chill and relax! Mrs Grahame made our welcome very special with treats for ourselves our dogs and fresh flowers, nothing was too much trouble for her, we had an absolutely perfect week… would definitely go back and recommend! 5 *****

    Oh wow, thankyou so much for your lovely comments, l'm so pleased to hear you had such a good stay and would most certainly welcome you and your gorgeous dogs back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DoreenMay 2023

  • "Another excellant holiday in this Lovely cottage ."

    Everything we asked for and needed for our reactive dog. Totally secure garden gives us peace of mind while our dog has freedom in the gardens . The toys ( not the squeeky ones ) are great as is the welcome treats for the dogs and the humans ! See you again

    I'm delighted to hear that you had a great stay, looking forward to seeing you and your lovely dogs again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2023

  • "2nd stay ideal location and perfect for dogs ."

    Nice safe garden .Could do with Wi-Fi and dishwasher but otherwise really good stay and would recommend

    Thankyou for your comments, yeah, l agree the Wi-Fi would be an advantage but still not possible, maybe one day Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2023

  • "Sunshine cottage is idyllic and Pam is such a great host, with all the little touches, of welcome packs and flowers."

    There are always special dog treats for the four legged visitors. The fully secure wrap around garden is such a good facility for dogs. And to find a cottage of this high standard that allows three dogs is a real winner.

    Thankyou so much for your kind comments, l'm so pleased that you had a good stay, and you're very welcome back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2023

  • "Excellent. Well appointed and comfortable with a friendly owner."

    Thank you so much for your comments, l'm so pleased that you were happy in the Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StanleyApr 2023

  • "Lovely stay at Sunshine Lodge."

    The cottage was small but comfortable. Our four dogs loved the safe, secure garden. Nice location, handy for dog walks and easy car access to the coast or countryside. Lovely welcome pack from the owner. Would highly recommend and hope to visit again in the future.

    I'm so pleased that you had a good stay, thankyou so much for your kind remarks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackieApr 2023

  • "I had a lovely holiday at Sunshine Lodge with my two dogs Marley and Buddy."

    The garden was fully fenced in and the cottage was very well equipped, warm and comfortable. It was nice to be off grid - no Wifi or mobile coverage, so plenty of reading and knitting. Thanks again for such a comfortable cottage and the welcome pack.

    You are most welcome, thankyou for your kinds words, l'm happy that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MissMar 2023

  • "The Cottage is lovely and very dog friendly."

    The lay out is perfect with everything you could possibly need. Harry loved the homemade dog treats. A real home from home. Nice quiet, rural location. We will certainly return again.

    Thank you so much for your kind words, you and Harry are very welcome to return . Property Owner

    Reviewed by JillMar 2023

  • "Loved our stay."

    Loved the cottage & the walking books with dogs was a wonderful touch really helped to decide we’re to go. Due to isolation of location my only one thing I would have liked to be able to mark 5 out of 5 for facilities is if there was a bigger fridge & there was a freezer. We brought all our food and struggled to fit it all in. Others staying may eat out more & not need this facility. However we came beginning of March before the holiday season started and pubs etc had limited opening, most only opened a few days a week. The nearest supermarket is good hour round trip. The dogs loved the garden. The bed was very comfortable. The cottage was lovely and warm. The cottage is in a lovely quiet area. Pam the owner was lovely & helpful.

    I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and l'll take on board your comments, thank you . Property Owner

    Reviewed by RuthMar 2023

  • "We love it here."

    It’s our second time but we have future bookings made already. I have three Labradors and a chihuahua and just knowing that they are secure in the gardens makes me relax and enjoy the warm, well laid out cottage. A real joy X

    Thank you for your kind words, l'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would welcome you back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SuzanneFeb 2023

  • "Just spent a lovely week at property, it was so warm and cosy and clean, loved the secure garden but not as much as my 2 jacks."

    It's definitely on our list for a return visit. Keith & kim Caru & Niblo ( Jack's) Caerphilly.

    I'm so pleased that you had a good holiday, thankyou so much for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithJan 2023

  • "Cosy, very comfortable cottage in a rural location."

    The lane was quiet enough for us to walk our dogs along it to the coast path without encountering much traffic - bliss! The owner left us a very nice welcome box, homemade treats for the dogs and fresh flowers in every room. The garden front and back is fully enclosed just as stated in the details. Enjoyed looking through the photo album of the cottages previous life. Lots of great walks nearby and dog-friendly pubs, cafes etc. Thank you for a great break.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, l'm delighted that you had an enjoyable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaryOct 2022

  • "All the cutlery was very dirty, and we had to wash everything."

    The place looked as though it hadn't been cleaned after the last people.

    I'm surprised the gentleman wasn't happy, l can assure him that the property was cleaned thoroughly as it always is between guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2022

  • "We had a really relaxed and comfortable stay - we had everything we needed and were nicely warm!"

    Also very easy to manage the dog with secure garden and special homemade treats!

    Thank you for your kind words, l'm so pleased you had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaryOct 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and cosy."

    Both my dogs were instantly at home. They loved the garden which they could race around. The garden was very secure even for my greyhounds. The gift baskets left for us and our dogs was wonderful. Being able to walk our dogs straight from the cottage was also great. We will definitely be booking here again.

    I'm so pleased to hear that you were happy with the Lodge, l would be delighted to welcome you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by LornaOct 2022

  • "Loved the lodge Dogs loved the garden Welcome pack more than generous Two ..."

    Loved the lodge Dogs loved the garden Welcome pack more than generous Two good dog friendly pubs within easy driving distance I was looking for a quiet week away and that’s what I got I think it’s highly likely that I’ll return at some point

    I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, thank you so much for your lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlesSep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Sunshine Lodge."

    It was our honeymoon. The lodge was spotless, comfortable, and very homely. On arrival was a lovely little gift basket with drinks and treats and even homemade dog biscuits. So lovely aswel to be able to let the dogs out without the worry of them getting out. 5 Stars!

    I'm so pleased you were happy with the Lodge, had l know it was your honeymoon l would have done more, please remind me of the event if you happen to come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and so did our 2 dogs."

    Great having a good enclosed garden and drive for the car. Welcome basket was much appreciated and the Proprietor is a lovely lady who is so helpful and can’t do enough for you to ensure your stay is good. Will definitely go back next year

    Thank you so much for for your kind comments, l'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, l do hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2022

  • "We found it a big concern pulling off the drive,immediately to the right is a hedge hiding traffic from the right,we did see other people had fitted mirrors opposite the drive which would be a good idea."

    We did not like how close the electricity pylons were to the property and electricity crackling along the lines.The garden furniture seriously needs updateding,people pay good money to go on holiday and deserve a level of comfort,one of the property biggest plus,s is the garden so naturally time is spent there.We found the front gates heavy to manoeuvre,because they have dropped.We think these issues should be taken care of to improves other peoples stay there while on holiday.

    There are many reasons why a mirror would not be suitable , mainly because they are not legal and if someone claimed that they had been dazzled and had an accident then l would be liable, the drive onto the signal track dead end lane is incredibly wide and has never been a problem being able to see. The garden furniture gets replace d the end of season, the gates are lightweight and purposely touch the ground to maintain small dog safety Property Owner

    Reviewed by RickyJul 2022

  • "Brill"

    Reviewed by JoanJun 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, remote and as described."

    Everything that we needed was there, the fenced garden was truly appreciated by our dog and me. The fresh flowers and homemade dog biscuits, tea, coffee and milk were a really nice touch and very welcome. We had a wonderful week at the cottage.

    I'm so pleased to hear that you were happy in my Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2022

  • "Very compact cosy cottage, we had a very enjoyable stay and would definitely recommend it."

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2022

  • "Excellent welcome in the cottage and facilities"

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2022

  • "Lovely stay ideal for us with four dogs ."

    Location quiet but we loved it .cottage very comfortable beds comfy etc .nice touch little welcome basket milk in fridge and dog treats .we’ve already booked for next year only downside no dishwasher or washing machine which we missed but great little cottage

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely."

    Would love to rent this cottage again.

    Reviewed by SuzanneDec 2021

  • "Was a fantastic stay."

    Really relaxing and enjoyable would go again x

    Reviewed by BabetteNov 2021

  • "Lovely stay, absolutely ideal for us and the dogs."

    The accommodation was comfortable without being fussy, and the area was full of quiet enjoyable dog walks. The beach was just 4 minutes down the road, with excellent sea fishing and acres to run the dogs.

    Reviewed by PeteNov 2021

  • "Very pleasant and peaceful a lovely place for a break."

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "The most relaxing and refreshing holiday ever."

    So much to do and see around so can do both relax or have days out. We forforsure will be back

    Reviewed by TinaOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very rural and quite muddy in the lane of raining but true country cottage. Beds were extremely comfortable and cottage was warm. Lots of pots, pans etc and human and dog welcome packs were also very nice. Very dog friendly and this made sure we were comfortable with 4 dogs. Some great beaches and stunning scenery but a car is essential. Fresh flowers on every windowsill was a perfect touch too. Lots of information on the area too in cottage. I hope we go again soon.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "Perfect for a couple with dogs and spending most of the time out and about ."

    Garden dog proof .

    Reviewed by FrankOct 2021

  • "Quietly located cottage."

    Not all the comforts of home but a good holiday cottage that is comfortable and warm. Totally dog friendly with a secure garden. We had a good week. The owner was helpful but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by GlynOct 2021

  • "Sunshine Lodge is the perfect place if you have a dog/dogs."

    Plenty of walking, very secure garden and is well equipped and comfortable. It is obvious the owner Pam loves dogs, this is reflected everywhere you look. She also leaves home made biscuits (for the dogs) don't get confused thinking they are flap jacks like I did, fortunately saw her note in time. The welcome pack is lovely and this includes tea, coffee and milk so the much needed cuppa is on hand before your unpack. There are fresh flowers on window sills, which is a lovely welcoming touch. I had read some of the other reviews and took note of one to order an on line shop, this is an absolute must. Morrisons delivered to time with no problems and we were basically sorted for the week. Very good advice.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely very comfortable, safe enclosed garden for the dogs."

    We had a most enjoyable week and would recommend it to everyone.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2021

  • "Sorry for the late review We have visited Sunshine Lodge previously and love the place so much."

    It's is so peaceful and quiet with only the sounds of nature. We enjoy sitting out the front garden enjoying the morning sunshine. It really is home from home here. Pam the owner is so lovely and always on hand if we need anything. The garden is so secure for our beloved canine Friends. We can just leave the doors open whilst we are there and not worry about them . Thank you Pam We hope to see you again All good wishes Wendy and Tolga

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2021

  • "We have been to Sunshine 3 times now."

    Pam the owner is a lovely Lady and we always receive a warm welcome. However we were going to book again for next year and saw that Sykes had increased the prices by 100% !! Pam was not even aware of this . Sykes do not care if they ruin someone's livelihood it seems Shame on them

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2021

  • "A nice rural cottage in a quiet location."

    It is ideal if you have dogs.

    Reviewed by Frederick PaulJun 2021

  • "It was a magical holiday for me, my Dad and the Beagle Brothers!"

    Two 'Thank you' to Pam - 1. Thank you for letting us stay in Sunshine Lodge. It was a marvellous and peaceful stay... And, dog friendly in both gardens - fenced in! The Beagles can not escape! - Hurray! 2. The 'Welcome Pack' was lovely - al eaten by hoomans & Beagle Brothers! The flowers were delightful as well - more homely. A wonderful touch to an amazing vacation. The doggies loved it here - Stolford, nearly a mile to the beach. The first time on a beach for them - sniffing, playing, etc. The coastal path was lovely! Whether rain or shine, we all had to a wonderful stay! A place to explore! We went to Burham-on-Sea, Brean, Porlock, Lynton, Minehead, Watchet, Blue Anchor and Dunster Beach (The Beagle Brothers loved Dunster Beach & Brean - off the lead and having fun!)...

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2021

  • "Welcome pack was lovely and much appreciated."

    The information on walks and places to go including directions was invaluable and were used every single day, and allowed us to see so much more than would have been possible had they not been supplied. Already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2021

  • "Sunshine Cottage is one of the best cottages I've been to."

    It was a clean, tidy and cosy cottage with an excellent secure garden for the dogs. It is in a very quiet area which was lovely and there are lovely walks from the doorstep. The owner couldn't be more helpful and friendly leaving us welcome gifts and a supply of towels for the dogs. An excellent cottage.

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect for our dogs because of the fully enclosed garden."

    There were lots of little extras left for us which was a lovely touch. The cottage was warm and cosy, in a good area for exploring and walks. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Sunshine Lodge."

    We arrived to find Pam had left some lovely welcome treats for us and our dogs and fresh flowers which gave the lodge a homely feel. The lodge is warm and comfortable and well equipped and very very dog friendly. The garden is very secure and well lit when dark. There was also a range of dog toys and interactive games which we made great use of on a lazy rainy day. There are many lovely walks nearby and we also took a drive one day to the beach at Burnham on Sea. Bridgewater is only a 20 minute drive away and has a range of supermarkets, pet shops etc. We felt we were really able to escape from everything for the week yet still have access to anything we needed. We would certainly love to return to Sunshine Lodge again and would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by TrofiOct 2020

  • "Excellent cottage good walks the owner was friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Very home to home, ideal for people with dogs."

    Good place to tour from,

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2020

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage with good facilities."

    Can be a little hard to find but I’d done my research so knew where to find it. Our dogs loved it although the fussy so and so’s didn’t want the homemade dog treats the owner made for them but they didn’t want the ones we made either. Lots of dvds to watch in the evening if we couldn’t find anything to watch on tv.

    Reviewed by VanessaSep 2020

  • "I have a dog and my Auntie had a dog, but the overwhelming smell of dogs hit you as soon as you walk in the inner door."

    The carpet in the Lounge had all bumps in it which was a trip hazard. The hob was dirty and greasy, when you took dishes out of cupboards the cupboards looked and smelled like it hadn’t been cleaned for a while. The double bed was not comfortable, the pillows did not smell nice. I slept out in our car from Saturday when we arrived until the Wednesday when we went home, because the weather was on the change and quite simply I had enough. If it wasn’t for the fact my Auntie had been shielded and was SO looking forward to the week away, we would of walked out on the first day. IN COVID TIMES I EXPECTED A LOT MORE, The place was full with books,dvd’s, maps, etc The curtain rail in the bathroom was rusty, there where no aids to help you in or out of the bath. The whole place was Very disappointing and not clean.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Sunshine Lodge."

    Pam the owner made our stay very welcoming with chocolate and biscuits left for all us, including homemde one for our dog. Definitely a place to stay with your dog. The only thing I would suggest that you do an online shopping order as the nearest shop is about 20 minutes away but we knew this before so not a problem. Also remember that there is no WiFi but was not a problem for us. Definitely will be hopefully going back in the future. Thank you Pam making our stay so relaxing and enjoyable.

    Reviewed by VivienneAug 2020

  • "Lovely peaceful and just perfect for anyone with dogs."

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2020

  • "We wanted a 'well catered for' holiday where we would be left alone to do our own thing - that's exactly what we got."

    Reviewed by IvorJan 2020

  • "We have recently spent a great Christmas at Sunshine Lodge."

    Our 3 big dogs absolutely loved it. Both the front & back gardens were totally secure for them & Pam, the owner spoilt both them & us. Tea, coffee, milk & sugar, as well as mince pies, chocolates, and a tin of biscuits, were there to welcome us when we arrived. Our dogs had a big box of toys & home made doggy biscuits. Pam herself, came out in the torrential rain to make sure we had everything we needed. Later in the week, she let our dogs play in a big secure agility/ obstacle field, she had built herself, for her 4 dogs, & made us coffee whilst all the dogs played together. She clearly loves dogs as much as we do. We have already booked for Christmas 2021 (as Christmas 2020 is booked up) An amazing holiday, & an amazing lady.

    Reviewed by GinaDec 2019

  • "Nice peaceful location."

    Good secure garden for dogs with good walks on your doorstep .ideally situated for days out with short drives.lovely warm welcome by owner leaving dog & human treats,tea coffee milk etc....will be booking again.

    Reviewed by TonySep 2019

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage and great enclosed garden to front and rear for the dog knowing she could not escape!"

    ! lovely treats left for us by the owner and also lovely homemade doggy biscuits which were all very welcome. Great location for touring Somerset and beach not far away for the dog. I would avoid the walk to Stolford beach though as very muddy and my springer need a big bath on returning!! The weather was great so were out and about - Kilve beach good at high tide as very pebbly but there is a small lagoon bit if tide out for the dog to swim. Minehead and Watchet nice places and good fish and chips in Minehead. willows and wetlands centre near Yeovil great place on Somerset levels also very dog friendly. All in all a lovely two weeks spent at Sunshine Lodge. Only downside was no WIFI to check postcodes for places to visit and details of places and my data was limited!!

    Reviewed by JaniceJul 2019

  • "This is the 2nd year we have visited Sunshine Lodge but for 2 weeks this time We love this place and booked again for next year Found more dog friendly places and stumbled upon a woodland walk with a running stream."

    . dogs had a little paddle We have been lucky with the weather too it's been glorious Pam the owner is so kind and is always available if we need anything

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2019

  • "Lovely open planned living area."

    very dog friendly, rear garden is completely dog proof, front garden is dog proof except for the very smallest of dogs (5kg and under) On a quiet road but only 2 minutes from the A39. A few good walks from the cottage doorstep and loads more within 20mins drive

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2019

  • "Lovely dog friendly cottage, we had Chocolates, Biscuits and home made dog chews waiting for us when we arrived."

    Very peaceful but close enough to amenities. We loved it.

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage we enjoyed our stay."

    Pam made it for us. Kernow our dog thought it was Fantastic as well Thank you

    Reviewed by AlecApr 2019

  • "There was no Wi-Fi as stated no shop within 1 mile when I asked the locals they ..."

    There was no Wi-Fi as stated no shop within 1 mile when I asked the locals they laughed and said there was no shop had to go to Bridgwater 11 miles away was not happy

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2019

  • "This was the most dog friendly cottage I have ever stayed in: paw drying towels in the porch, home made doggie biscuits on arrival, poo bags by back door and a box full of toys to play with in the completely secure garden (even for two large lively hounds)."

    The human welcome was also excellent.. I returned home yesterday lunchtime and booked sunshine lodge again yesterday evening.. If you have an awards scheme then Pam deserves one. A very satisfied customer Marie Whitehouse plus Milo & Tara

    Reviewed by MarieMar 2019

  • "The holiday lodge was very comfortable and well exquiped."

    It is a quiet and peaceful spot. But most importantly to us the garden was dog friendly so we had no worries about letting our dog roam around outside in the back garden. And yes we would go back there again.

    Reviewed by RobinFeb 2019

  • "Sunshine lodge lives up to its name."

    The moment we entered this property we felt at home it was better than we expected the owner made us very welcome with treats for the dogs and us humans. Every little detail had been thought about to help us relax and enjoy our time in Somerset .Thank you and well done to all concerned.

    Reviewed by DerekDec 2018

  • "Brilliant cottage."

    Nice and quiet and dog friendly. Looking forward to going back there for another break next year.

    Reviewed by RobinNov 2018

  • "The welcome pack was lovely, thank you."

    The owner made it very friendly for the dogs, and the dog toys and towels that were left were a fab idea, thank you. The bed was uncomfortable and was a cheap framed bed that was wobbly, did not feel safe sleeping in the bed so slept in the recliner chair in the lounge, which was the only comfy chair in the house. The sofas were uncomfy as no head or upper back support. Might was to get a better feather duster to reach those cob webs too. The hoover was not fit for purpose, the carpet looked worse after I hoovered. I have a long estate car so the gates on the drive would not close, therefore the front garden was not dog friendly. Could not park outside due to blocking field entrance. Could not park on road as single track road, and used by large lorries carry goods to build sea defences.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2018

  • "Very comfortable ,well equipped bungalow ."

    Excellent well enclosed garden for dogs.Plenty of walks in the area ,specially along the coastal path. Many interesting places to visit ,just short drives away.Owner very helpful.Certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2018

  • "We have now stayed at Sunshine Lodge 3 times ."

    A lovely comfortable place to stay in a very quiet location . The main factor for us is the secure gardens even our adventurous Westies are safe . There wonderful places to visit , take insect repellent if you go to Steart !

    Reviewed by MarySep 2018

  • "Perfect for holding day with your doggie friends they were made as welcome as we were"

    Reviewed by JessamySep 2018

  • "The owner was very thoughtful, in that she contacted us on Friday afternoon, the day before our departure."

    We had expressed concerns over the very busy traffic that weekend. She offered to prepare the cottage for our use, for 8 a.m. on the Saturday morning. We set off early and arrived about 9 a.m., so gaining, instead of losing a day of holiday. It was much appreciated. The cottage garden is very secure for pets, so we could leave the doors open, without worrying (Weather is/was very HOT!). The inside suitable for dogs too, so no worries there either. It is clean, comfortable and homely. A little out of the way, but that is what we wanted: quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by OlgaJul 2018

  • "Front and back Gardens a bit scruffy"

    Reviewed by TrevorJul 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in quite surroundings, it was perfect for recharging the batteries"

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2018

  • "If using Sat Nav co-orordinates be aware you are told you have reached your destination after a short distance into the lane where the property is situated."

    You will need to follow more closely the directions given by the owner and count off the cottages found on your right on the right hand side of the lane until you reach Sunshine Lodge. The lane is very narrow so take it slowly.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2018

  • "Excellant for nice country walks in a lovely rural setting."

    The owner Pam was very friendly.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2018

  • "What a wonderful holiday home ."

    .. everything we needed was here.. tranquil and so peaceful The owner Pam was very accommodating such a lovely Lady.. its a thumbs up from us We have already booked to return

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage lovely garden for our dogs all inclosed we had a lovely time"

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2018

  • "Sunshine Lodge is a wonderful place to escape to and fantastic for dogs as they have complete freedom in the garden."

    Pam the owner leaves treats for the humans and the dogs.Also a starter pack of tea coffee milk and biscuits.Lovely place area and the cottage it was as expected then all Sykes propertys are Thank you.

    Reviewed by MaryDec 2017

  • "What a wonderful surprise this comfortable cottage is."

    Really dog friendly and caters for all doggy needs, which made our holiday really relaxing with our 4 dogs. A very secure garden, front and back, even for small dogs. The cottage is about a mile from Hinkley Power Station, along a very quiet lane in countryside, which was initially a bit of a shock, but drive out 15 minutes and the Quantock Hills and surrounding area are fantastic and well worth a visit. Amazing walks and quaint little villages nearby. So a great place as a base, with your dogs, to enjoy the Quantock National Park and nearby area.

    Reviewed by LynnNov 2017

  • "This is our second visit to sunshine lodge."

    We found it to be very restful and the dogs made themselves right at home too!

    Reviewed by LaurieJun 2017

  • "Being able to walk the dogs in safe places"

    Reviewed by SheilaMay 2017

  • "Had a great week nice and relaxing as expected."

    Dogs enjoyed it and the walk over to Hinckley was great for them as they got to go in the sea . Would recommend.

    Reviewed by StuartMar 2017

  • "Easy to book."

    Holiday home was lovely, just as described only better. Owner was brill, nothing was too much trouble. Would use sykes again and also told family and friends. Thanks very much

    Reviewed by TracyJan 2017

  • "Pam the owner was very nice and friendly."

    Left us some lovely little goodies. The cottage was very clean and the garden was great for dogs. In a very nice location.

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2016

  • "The property is in a very rural setting and far from any shops or Inns."

    It is very much geared to dog owners which suited us as we have two Labradors. Walking them off lead was very difficult however as the local beaches are very muddy and basically marshland .

    Reviewed by GerrySep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Renewable Eco-Friendly central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV with Freeview, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private enclosed lawned gardens to front and rear with furniture
  • There are now security cameras on the front drive
  • Four well-behaved dogs welcome (dog towels provided)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Sorry no EV charging permitted at property
  • There is a supermarket close-by in Bridgewater
  • Please note, this property does not offer WIFI
  • Please note, there is no washing machine in the property

The property

A very welcoming detached cottage, situated along the lane from the owner’s home, in rural West Somerset, close to the coast.

This cottage provides a quiet retreat close to fabulous walks and open countryside, and with easy access to the coast makes it a great base for a romantic escape.

There's a modern, open plan living area, while the kitchen is great for cooking up a hearty meal after a long day out and about.

This cottage is very dog-friendly and boasts front and rear enclosed gardens, so your four-legged friends can stretch their legs safely, while the doggy welcome pack provided by the owner comes complete with homemade dog biscuits.

The secluded and private garden overlooks open Somerset countryside, and provides a peaceful, sunny spot to unwind.

There are plenty of fabulous walking opportunities, including the beautiful Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the stunning West Somerset Coast path, which can be accessed only a mile from the cottage, and which takes in some beaches rich in fossils.

Also the Steart Beach and Nature Reserve, which is a popular place for birdwatchers is only a short drive away.

There are a host of country pubs within easy reach, ideal for a lazy lunch after an active morning of fishing, golf or horse riding.

Further afield is Weston-super-Mare with its golden beaches and traditional donkey rides, while within touring distance is the beautiful cathedral at Wells, Cheddar Gorge, plenty of National Trust properties, the wild beauty of Exmoor, and fantastic shopping to enjoy at Clarks Village and the historic town of Taunton.

This cottage provides a fabulous location for exploring the south west, all year round.

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About the location


Bridgwater 9 miles; Watchet 10 miles.

The quiet village of Stogursey is situated close to the Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and only a mile from the sea. To the west lies Exmoor, and to the east are the Somerset Levels, Glastonbury and Wells. The village has a traditional friendly pub, a couple of village shops and an interesting castle with pretty moat. The Somerset Levels is one of the best places in the world for birdwatching, and the local Steart Peninsula, to the north of Stogursey, is part of the Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve (NNR) and is a vast area which is part of a larger Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). For a spot of relaxing fishing, the nearby Burton Springs Fishery is regarded as one of Somerset’s finest and most tranquil fisheries, and has the benefit of three spring-fed lakes. The Coleridge Way is a beautiful 36-mile walking route through the stunning Somerset countryside of the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, a landscape that inspired Coleridge to produce some of his best-known work. Children may enjoy Tropiquaria at Watchet or just playing on the beach. Locally, hunting for fossils in Kilve is always popular, or the steam train at Bishops Lydeard. This lovely village is a great base for exploring the area.

Please NOTE: No EV Charging is permitted at this property. Charging point close-by at main supermarket.