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9 Malthouse Court

(Ref. 1006566)

Watchet, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "The accommodation was great."

    The location was quiet but very convenient for the town centre. The only problem I had was I could not open the front door from inside, I had to get my husband to do it every time. Guess he had the knack. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom smelt a bit due to lack of ventilation but it was not overpowering. Overall we had a great stay and would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Annemarie4.4Jun 2024

  • "Perfect position."

    Lovely little yard, always careful to wash down the tiles after my doggie. Problems with no hot water, resolved with help from owners. Needs info in the pack re boiler/hot water and switches. Couldn’t work the microwave. Nothing in the info pack. Had the knowledge to google the info. Info should have been in the pack. Easy access re gate and door key. Shame the central court yard wasn’t better maintained could have been a lovely feature. Should make it clear to park in market car park for the cottage though the permit covers the 3 local car parks. Overall lovely stay though with friendly locals and helpful owner. Lovely little cottage. These things had little effect on our stay, they are the sort of things I would like to know if I was the owner

    Reviewed by Nichola4.1Jun 2024

  • "The property was exactly as described in the listing."

    Small but perfect for what we needed. The location is in the centre of Watchet so great for walking to pubs, shops and dog friendly beaches. There was also a nice little market in Sunday.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7May 2024

  • "Everything we expected - we had a lovely time in this cottage."

    Only problem was the issuing of a parking ticket for which a permit was requested. This was quickly sorted out with the host and resolved amicably.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The place has everything we need and is perfectly sited. All the information left was brilliant and we had no problems finding anything.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Oct 2023

  • "On arrival the cottage looked lovely ,unfortunately there must have been someone there before us with a hairy dog as there was quite alot of hair about and the cottage smelt of dog, also both the upstairs and downstairs toilet seats need fixing as they are loose."

    The fridge was broken ,they did order a new one but unfortunately didn't arrive until Thursday (near the end of our stay). Apart from these things we had a lovely stay and would definitely return if the above concerns were sorted .

    Reviewed by Laura4.1Aug 2023

  • "This is the second time we have hired the cottage."

    The cottage was clean and welcoming. I had a fast response to a query I had about the WiFi. I can throughly recommend the property

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are always happy to have you stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Accommodation was lot small than picture lead me to believe."

    Fridge/freezer was much too small for self catering. Needed more cupboard space. And could do with general refresh

    I’m sorry you didn’t feel our cottage was big enough for you and your family. We have recently refreshed the property, making changes to all rooms, with photographs on the website to reflect this. The fridge is an under-counter fridge with freezer compartment as shown in photographs. Sorry this property was not suitable for you, but I would suggest looking more carefully at photos in the future to avoid disappointments during your stay. We show all angles of the property to be as transparent as possible. Best wishes for the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian2.5Jul 2023

  • "Lovely bed and nice location"

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Jul 2023

  • "Compact living space."

    V good location, with bonus of parking. Hanging rail fine for a weeks worth of clothes. Dinky courtyard, with seating, perfect for a small dog. Enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Rachael4.4Jul 2023

  • "Property was lovely and had everything needed."

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Mar 2023

  • "The cottage is located very close to Harbour, shops, pubs and cafes with included parking adjacent."

    On arrival the cottage was clean and had everything we required. There was a welcome pack of tea/coffee etc which was nice for the first brew before we visited the well stocked Co Op which is only a 2 minute walk away. The Bed was very comfortable as were the recliner settee's downstairs. We had a very relaxing break and would happily return to the property and Watchet.

    Reviewed by Shaun4.7Feb 2023

  • "Ideally situated in the heart of the town and very close to car park."

    Parts of the property felt a little unloved. A clothes airer and basic cleaning items would have been appreciated. The beds were very comfortable. We found Watchet to be a friendly town with plenty to keep us entertained for the week. Super location for fossiling.

    Reviewed by Viv3.1Nov 2022

  • "This house is basic, grubby and overpriced."

    There is a water stain on the ceiling with paper hanging down, black mould round some of the door and window frames, kitchen chair seats are dirty, mugs are tea stained, cushion covers are soiled and marked, the pillows on the beds are stained brown and need throwing away, the duvet is stained with blood, the bin area has tea drips on the cupboard and bin, the walls are marked, the carpets are dirty and the heated towel rail hasn’t seen a cloth for a long time. A used plaster needs removing from the bedroom radiator. Even the information file had grubby finger marks on it! We couldn’t clean anything even if we wanted to as no materials were provided - at least a bottle of loo cleaner is surely a basic requirement! There are no shelves in the bathroom for toothbrushes, shaving gear etc and there isn’t an airer or line (retractable for the courtyard £5 from Wilko, Dunelm etc). Towels got wet, we got wet in the rain, nowhere to hang anything. Owing to the small courtyard with its very high walls little daylight came into the lounge area so we had the lights on most of the time. A couple of lamps would have helped and given the place a bit of atmosphere, and a rug in front of the sofas would also have made it a little more ‘cosy’. Oh, and ten minutes spent weeding the small courtyard would have made it a slightly more inviting. Some of these things could have been reported in the visitors book, but there wasn’t one eg both toilet seats are wobbly and need tightening up. I’m afraid we shall not be returning.

    Reviewed by Linda1.9Sep 2022

  • "The house was lovely clean and comfortable the o ly bad thing being the ..."

    The house was lovely clean and comfortable the o ly bad thing being the courtyard garden was so dirty the chairs and walls having bird poo over them you couldnt sit out there

    Reviewed by M4.7Jun 2022

  • "The house was OK but also a bit disappointing."

    With a few very simple tweaks it could have been so much better. We were surprised that there was no washing machine, I know the description of the property didn’t say there was one but we assumed there would be. Also there is no wardrobe in the bedroom. There are no baking trays in the kitchen which was quite an inconvenience. The cleanliness of house could have been better.

    Dear Guest, I’m sorry that you felt disappointed with your stay. It is very important to always read the descriptions before you book a property, as you said we do not state there is a washing machine or a wardrobe and this can also be seen in the photos. There is not enough room for these items and lots of people do not have a problem with this for a weeks stay so we have decided not to change it. I will have a look at the baking trays as there should be some in the property. Also if you have any photos of the cleanliness that you can pass on to Sykes that would be greatly appreciated as we use a Sykes approved cleaner who always cleans to a very high standard. So this would be really good to see any issues you found so we can address them immediately. Thank you for your feedback and hopefully you find a property better suited to your needs next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel2.5May 2022

  • "The house was very comfortable and had excellent internet connectivity (which was important to us)."

    The owner was very helpful and pleasant. Some of the previous reviews mentioned that the double bed was uncomfortable but this has now been replaced and was a very nice, good quality bed. The house is small for a family of four, and the one thing we would have appreciated was a washing machine. However, that aside, it was a lovely place to stay for a few nights.

    Reviewed by Genevra4.4Jan 2022

  • "We never went on holiday so I can't answer your questions, my husband was too ill in the end to travel as having not had confirmation from yourselves regarding the parking situation added to his anxiety levels."

    So we didn't get a holiday yet again. Thanks for nothing Skyes.

    Reviewed by Jenny2.5Oct 2021

  • "What a quiet, peaceful cottage in the heart of Watchet!"

    We had a thoroughly good holiday. The cottage was ideal for us, despite some previous questionable reviews! We know that there are to be some updating of facilities being done soon. Apart from a thicker mattress needed on the large bed, everything was ok and didn't cause us any problems. There are a couple of little things needing sorting, such as a new washer on the shower hose/shower head connection, a few more plates and glasses would be helpful, as some of them were chipped or cracked. But we managed. There needs to be some proof of parking permit now that it is done electronically through the council. When we arrived, we weren't sure if a permit had been allowed, but thanks to Hazel, we were soon given texted proof of parking and were able to claim back the amount we had paid. We enjoyed it so much, we hope to visit again next year.

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Oct 2021

  • "We arrived at the property and first impressions were good."

    Upon closer inspection we realised there were no wardrobe or anywhere to hang clothes. This is not ideal for a family of 4 staying for 1 week. The plug hole in the bath is blocked so water struggled to go down. We even bought some liquid to put down the plug hole. It's that dirty even the liquid couldnt clear the blockage. This was the same in the kitchen sink. The reception for the TV in the lounge was rubbish. We ended up having to switch the TV off because of the reception. The court yard at the back is disgusting. There are weeds and the chairs are full of moss. We didn't sit out once. The carpet on the stair case is filthy dirty. The double bed is so uncomfortable. The mattress is flat. This needs replacing. We have only been here 3 days and it's really not going well. We paid a lot of money and even the basics are not adequate.

    Reviewed by Gary1.9Jul 2021

  • "On a positive note, the property was clean…kitchen and factilities all immaculate…bedding, towels and bathroom all clean, but unfortunately that’s where the positive feedback Ends…."

    .Putting the key through the door, was like walking into the black hole of Calcutta!!!! Living room was really dark, not like the pictures online!!!!! Sofa was the most uncomfortable I have sat on!! Bed was uncomfortable, to the point I ended up taking painkillers for the last couple of nights!!! Patio area was disgusting!!! Weeds coming through the paving, seats were filthy, as was the table!!! So disappointing that we couldn’t even sit out after a full day of sightseeing!!! Surely it wouldn’t take much to tidy the outside area up!!!…Also no permit left for carpark, and had to chase this up with the local point of contact, who to be fair did sort it out strsightaway!!!! I won’t be returning to this property!!!!

    Reviewed by Sonja2.8Jun 2021

  • "Nice cottage tucked away in a gated courtyard."

    Ideal base for village amenities and for seeing the area

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Jun 2021

  • "Good Morning , we made the decision to leave 4 nights early and drive home yesterday mainly due to the huge disappointment with the bed in the accommodation."

    The mattress was in poor condition and had sunk in a number of places so you could feel the metal slats. This should have been a relaxing holiday but it made it impossible to have a good nights sleep. There was also a huge lack of storage - just a few hangers on the wall and some cumbersome drawers - which meant living out of a suitcase. Overall we were very disappointed and it was very different to the advertising photos. The extra star given was for the overall friendliness of the lovely town and dog welcoming establishments

    Reviewed by Vanessa1.9Jun 2021

  • "Internet password wouldn't work."

    Patio furniture old filthy & inadequate.

    Reviewed by Gareth3.4May 2021

  • "Well appointed cottage in ideal location for local services and great as a base for exploring Somerset and North Devon."

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2021

  • "Some of the kitchen items had not been cleaned properly I had no parking permit"

    Reviewed by Justin4.1Apr 2021

  • "It would have been helpful to have instructions for the heating having arrived on a cold wet December night!"

    Issue with the gate resolved quickly but we were locked out the night before and were lucky a passerby knew a resident who was able to let us in. The milk and wine were appreciated as were the cleaning supplies.

    Reviewed by Colette3.8Dec 2020

  • "A little gem in a perfect location."

    We had a minor hiccup with missing car park permit but this was resolved very quickly, and instructions for the central heating would have been helpful. Nonetheless the accommodation was perfect for us and our two dogs and we have already booked again for next May and have recommended to others.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Dec 2020

  • "Parking is in an unsecured public car park, on a first come first served basis."

    A Permit left at the property allows for free parking. Malthouse Court is difficult to find, especially in the dark, as it is not actually on Swain Street (which is the main road through Watchet). Access & parking is via the large public car park, behind Swain St. A Small terraced house, quite spartan but warm, clean & cosy. It has thin walls & you can hear your neighbours. Watchet is a lovely place to stay, with great pubs & restaurants, and the house is very conveniently placed for all amenities.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Oct 2020

  • "We were very pleased with our accommodation which was clean and very comfortable ..."

    We were very pleased with our accommodation which was clean and very comfortable and also well equipped It is extremely well located by the central car park for which you must pay daily but having paid on arrival before we entered our cottage we were surprised to find a free parking pass inside our accommodation which would have saved the £25 parking charge we paid for the week

    Reviewed by Jenny4.4Sep 2020

  • "Had to leave on the wednesday due to illness not covid wife wanted to go home"

    Reviewed by Douglas3.1Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is in a wonderfull spot in the centre of watchett parking easy wine ..."

    The cottage is in a wonderfull spot in the centre of watchett parking easy wine and milk a nice touch small back yard could do with some tlc the interior of cottage was well kept but the cleaners should pay some attention to lounge kitchen floor but the above did not spoil our break

    Reviewed by Colin3.8Sep 2020

  • "Loved the holiday."

    The cottage was well placed in the town. The cottage itself was a little tired, small things spoilt it such as chipped breakfast bowls, freezer door not secure and general cleanliness inside the property.

    Reviewed by Colin3.8Aug 2020

  • "Watchet is a lovely little harbour town and ideal for exploring the Somerset/Devon coast, the Quantock Hills and Exmoor."

    There are a number of pubs and cafes but due to Covid we only visited one preferring to cater for ourselves. The cottage is well equipped and maintained. The one thing missing in our opinion was an airer for drying damp dog towels or clothes - we were caught in heavy rain one afternoon and found it difficult to get things dry.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage, great position, well maintained and such an easy booking and access process."


    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fabulous location!"

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2020

  • "We booked 9 Malthouse Court after deciding the family needed a break - we didn’t regret our choice of location or the cottage - our two small dogs settled very quickly and the rear enclosed small yard was perfect for their late nightly needs Watchet is very dog friendly (made such a fuss of in two of the local pubs that they lead us back on their evening walks!"

    ) and they loved the outof season beaches A bit early for the steam trains (should have checked) but a good excuse to return and would happily book no9 again

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Mar 2020

  • "Unfortunately the break was ruined by the weather."

    Storm CIARA crashed in. Can't do anything about this. However the fact that the TV had no reception for 4.5 days did not help. Paul, the housekeeper arranged for an engineer, but he did not turn up. When he eventually got someone to attend, we had main TV channels only. Paul gave us 2 bottles of decent wine as an apology. A nice touch as he doesn't own the place. A loft aerial is not good enough, obviously. The premises are small, but ideally situated in central Watchett. Pubs and restaurants within an easy stroll. There is no view from the cottage whatsoever, a solid brick wall from the lounge, and a close building from the bedroom. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by John3.4Feb 2020

  • "It would have been nice to have had instructions left about the heating, the television, and microwave etc."

    Reviewed by Gloria Jean4.1Jan 2020

  • "The cottage was fantastic."

    Everything was spot on..Only had a slight issue with the double bed once in it it was very comfortable for us it was just a bit low and as we are quite tall it was was a bit awkward to get out of it in the morning. But that said we loved the cottage.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Dec 2019

  • "Fantastic, cosy and welcoming holiday home with excellent views, shops, pubs and restaurants close by."

    We had everything we needed and with the added bonus of a reliable bus service and steam railway within walking distance we were able to visit many places of interest. We enjoyed many walks through the village lanes, round the harbour, and over the coastal paths.( An ideal location when you don't have a car.) Watchet is a friendly, clean and lovely place with plenty to explore. We certainly weren't disappointed!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and very near the harbour and shops."

    Would defiantly come back and also recommend to friends. Didn’t want to leave

    Reviewed by Carrie-ann5.0Aug 2019

  • "A lot smaller living space than shown in pictures but ok for 2/3 people maxium."

    Courtyard space very small.

    Reviewed by Martin3.4Aug 2019

  • "Lovely clean cottage."

    In a lovely secure area.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was of a very high standard,well stocked with everything you would need for a self catering beak."

    positioned right in the centre of watchet with easy access to everything available in town.

    Reviewed by George5.0May 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x trundle bed
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge with freezer compartment, TV, DVD player, a selection of books and games and WiFi
  • Cot and high chair available on request
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Permit parking for one car
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
  • Pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles and pub 0.01 miles

The property

Nestled on the coast of Somerset, in the bustling town of Watchet, is this delightful mews cottage.

9 Malthouse Court is the perfect base for exploring the coastline and surrounding unspoilt countryside areas.

Stepping inside, you will be greeted to a wonderful open-plan living space, with a range of seating so you can curl up with your loved ones of an evening while watching up with your favourite shows.

The kitchen has all the appliances you could need to rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal of an evening, with pristine white units and wooden worktops showcasing the level of quality this property has.

There is a small dining area, where you can enjoy family gatherings over a hearty meal, or planning the day's events.

Follow through to the staircase, leading up to the first floor, which houses two bedrooms: one double and one twin, both boasting wonderful views across the town, with a number of quality furnishings to store your personal items.

There is a family bathroom housing a bath and shower over, so you can decide how best to prepare for your day.

Outside has an enclosed courtyard garden with plenty of furniture, so you can sit out of an evening with a refreshing beverage.

Permit parking is available for one car.

While you're in the area, why not venture towards Tropiquaria Wildlife Park, a small tropical house and zoo, boasting a variety of exotic wildlife to discover, including reptiles, birds and an aquarium.

Visit the magnificent Quantock Hills, for some of the best countryside views around, with woodland and meadows and offering plenty of pathways for keen walkers.

For a taste of history, visit Cleeve Abbey, a small medieval monastery, which is a Grade I listed building and a scheduled monument.

Founded in the 12th century, this abbey was used as a house for monks and now showcases an exhibition about their life.

9 Malthouse Court is the perfect base for exploring this wonderful area of Somerset and its magnificent coastline.

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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:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas