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Spaniel Cottage

(Ref. 927462)

Carhampton, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a fantastic time at spaniel cottage it had everything you would need for a lovely holiday, Some really lovely walks from the front door."

    Sykes need to update their website as it was still stating a shop and pub in the village a couple of days before we went but these are both now closed it would have been nice to call in the pub for a meal a few nights but this didn’t take away from our enjoyment

    Reviewed by Ken4.7Jun 2024

  • "We had a fabulous week here & the cottage was spotless & well presented ."

    The bed was very cosy the facilities were spot on . Titch out 15yr old Cairn was at home here although he’s quite poorly & we are taking each day at a time he was ok but not much walking . It was just the little road that was awkward as we have a big car , but we managed it ok in the end ! It was a job to find as it just says Private Rd . Loved the village sports ground but sad that shop & pub were now gone , but we knew that anyway . Good holiday

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very pleased you and Titch enjoyed your stay at Spaniel Cottage. We will add some notes for guests regarding the Private Road sign. As you quite rightly point out, it isn't obvious that Spaniel Cottage is down the lane that has a sign saying Private Road. Thank you for making the point, it is much appreciated and very helpful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Jun 2024

  • "Whilst the property itself was fantastic the entrance and exit road to the property was very tricky and this wasn't emphasised in the description of the property by Sykes."

    Also Sykes website regarding the village of Carhampton needs to be updated as Post Office/Village store has been closed for two years and local pub has been shut since Christmas so effectively no amenities in the village.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We're very pleased to hear you liked Spaniel Cottage so much. It's a real shame the Butchers Arms has closed but it was only in the last few weeks and Sykes have updated the listing regarding that and the shop. We hope the pub will have a new publican soon so our guests can enjoy it again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7May 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Spaniel Cottage lots of nice places to visit and explore."

    As regards the cottage its self the two piece suite was very uncomfortable, everything else was fine. One problem however was exiting onto the very busy main road (A39), especially from the drivers side. Trevor.

    We're very pleased to read you enjoyed Spaniel Cottage and all that it has to offer including it's location and cleanliness. The seating comfort element is difficult to cater for everyone’s preferences, some like firmer and some softer but we are also restricted in choice due to getting furniture in through the cottage door and round corners. Sorry the suite was not to your preference. We are set back off the coastal road which adds to the peace, quiet and ambience of Spaniel Cottage. However, that does mean guests have to go back out onto the coastal road rather than being on it already. We hope guests find it a positive to have the peace and quiet but with quick access back to the coastal road leading to all the villages, beaches, walks and other amenities. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay overall. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor4.1May 2024

  • "Had a wonderful week at Spaniel cottage."

    Comfortable, peaceful and well equipped. Slept the best we have in ages, very relaxing. So much to see and do in the area, great for walking. Could have easily stayed another week.

    Thank you for you for taking the time to give us such lovely feed back. We're very pleased you enjoyed Spaniel Cottage and all that it has to offer. It's such a beautiful area with so many great walks and villages to visit. It’s so nice to hear that Spaniel Cottage provides a good base for all that exploring. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2024

  • "Quaint cottage, comfy beds, fab shower, however the faux leather sofa and ONE chair were cold and uncomfortable."

    We should point out that there was no freezer. Visitors should be made aware that parking and access was very awkward and the exit from the driveway is directly on to A39 with restricted visibility.

    Thank you for taking the time to review Spaniel Cottage. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness and quaintness so it’s great to hear you enjoyed that along with the comfortable beds and power shower. We opted for the faux leather sofa and chairs to ensure guests receive a clean and sanitised seating area. We appreciate that the feel is not to everyone’s taste and so we provide throws for those who aren’t keen on the feel of the faux leather. The cottage size doors mean we aren’t able to get a bigger suite in. The comfort element is difficult to cater for everyone’s preferences in terms of softer or harder seating. We’re sorry it wasn’t to your preference. We take your comments on board and will continue to monitor reviews and the guest book. There is a freezer at the property. We’re sorry you weren’t able to locate it. Our manager is always at the ready to help with any issues. We haven’t been made aware that our parking area isn’t to guests liking and so we’re really sorry you didn’t enjoy that part of the cottage experience. We are set back off the coastal road which adds to the quietness and ambience of our little hidden gem. However, that does mean guests have to go back out onto the coastal road rather than being on it already. We had hoped it was a positive to have parking and peace but with quick access back to the coastal road leading to all the villages, beaches, walks and other amenities. We're sorry you didn't find that to be the case for you. Thank you again. Your feedback is valuable to us to ensure we can continually improve our guests experience where possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne3.1May 2024

  • "Spaniel Cottage was everything we hoped it would be and an ideal base to visit local villages and beaches from."

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric AGA, microwave, and fridge/freezer
  • TV and WiFi including Sky TV and Netflix
  • Storage heaters
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Front courtyard with furniture and summer house
  • Off Road parking for 2 cars
  • One well-behaved pet is welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Please note: The property has a £100 good housekeeping bond.

The property

Resting in the peaceful village of Carhampton in Somerset, Spaniel Cottage is the perfect location for a coast or countryside getaway.

With parking for up to two cars, the cottage is a short drive or longer stroll away from the beach and with plenty of home comforts, makes a wonderful choice for families, friends, or couples looking for a tranquil escape.

After finding the off-road parking, prepare to step into your new home away from home.

Through the front door, you will find a welcoming open-plan space that will be sure to delight all who enter.

The warmth of the woodburning stove will keep you toasty on chilly winter nights, while the AGA in the corner of the room will be sure to inspire the chef of the group to create something special.

Outside to the back there is a small contained courtyard with views to the deer park and Exmoor, which is perfect for enjoying the peace and evening sun.

To the front is a small garden with a patio area where you can enjoy the daytime sun, or a summerhouse for relaxing outside whatever the weather.

As the night draws in, make your way upstairs to the two bedrooms, a double and a twin, followed by a sleek shower room for those freshening up after a long day.

Explore the village of Carhampton, where you can take a leisurely stroll and admire the local architecture, or go further afield to the Blue Anchor Beach and breathe in the sea air.

Venture to Dunster towards the nearby coastal town of Minehead, where you can discover the 17th-century Dunster Castle and wander around its picturesque grounds, or shop to your heart’s content in the historic High Street.

A holiday to Spaniel Cottage is perfect any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Dunster 1.6 miles; Minehead 4 miles.

Carhampton is an attractive village close to the Exmoor National Park, with a church and community orchard. There are lovely walks from the village, over the deer park to Dunster, and through farmland to the beach. The village is less than 4 miles from the popular seaside resort of Minehead, which occupies a wonderful sheltered spot beneath the dramatic North Hill, on the lovely West Somerset coast. This welcoming town boasts a mile-long esplanade, providing a wonderful backdrop to the golden beach, whilst the pretty harbour, visited in the summer by the famous paddle steamer Waverley, offers excellent fishing opportunities. Enjoy a nostalgic steam train journey from the seafront on the West Somerset Railway, or visit Blenheim Gardens, winner of many awards for its beautiful floral displays. Renowned for the largest herd of red deer in England, Exmoor National Park with its wooded valleys, pretty bridle paths and heather-clad moors, is well worth a visit, whilst the magnificent Norman Castle at nearby Dunster is a must.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter