Set in a magnificent position in a conservation area with views over Watchet's historic harbour and popular marina, the beach, pubs and shops a short walk away, including The Star Inn named Somerset Pub of the Year 2006 by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
The cottage in Watchet is a self catering holiday cottage sleeping 8+2(sofa bed)+cot.
Entrance into dining room which leads to both the sitting room and kitchen and has stairs to first floor. The sitting room has french doors to the pretty walled garden, fireplace with wood burning stove and wooden floor. The fitted kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave, gas hob and electric oven. A door leads from the kitchen to the garden and parking area. Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom/W.C. (shower over bath) and a cloakroom/W.C. On the first floor - The double bedroom has balcony with views over the marina and garden, ensuite bathroom/W.C. Two twin bedrooms one with views of the steam railway, the other with views out to sea. Shower room/W.C. Sitting room with sofa bed for +2 and views out to sea. Outside is a pretty walled private garden with lawn, flower beds, pond (covered) and patio seating area. To the side of the house is parking for 2 cars.
The Cottage is NO SMOKING
Linen (duvets) and towels
Electric and full gas central heating
Logs - first load free
Colour TV, Video, DVD
Cot (linen not provided), Highchair, Stairgate
Enclosed garden with barbecue & garden furniture
Off Road parking area for 2 cars
Dogs Welcome by arrangement 2 max. £25.00 per dog per week or part week and not to be left unattended in the cottage.
Watchet is a small coastal town in West Somerset on the southern shores of the Bristol Channel. To the west is Exmoor National Park, to the east are the Quantock Hills an area of outstanding natural beauty and to the south are the Brendon Hills. Close to Minehead and 16 miles to Bridgwater and 18 miles to Taunton, the hub of the town is the harbour and marina area although there are streets full of character to explore.
Watchet has been a harbour for more than a 1000 years. Today the marina which opened in 2001 is the focal point with permanent and visitor berths available. Chartered fishing trips can be booked from the harbour or west pier and the inner harbour can be used for fishing and shrimping. Helwell Bay and West Beach are both close to the town and are rich in fossils and rock pools containing sea anemones, limpets, and crabs.
The Watchet Heritage Trail takes a trip back in history and gives you a chance to explore Watchet's fascinating past as you take a walk through the town from The Esplanade towards the railway and on to the packhorse bridge and 17th-century thatched cottages also taking in Manor Mill, Mill Pond and Yankee Jack's cottage. The 18th-century poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge visited Watchet frequently while he lived in Nether stowey.
It is believed that he wrote his famous poem 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' whilst staying in Watchet and a seven-foot-high bronze statue commemorates this link. The Coleridge way walk follows in the poets footsteps for 36 miles. The West Somerset Steam Railway-the longest steam railway in Britain, over 20 miles long-has a popular station in Watchet.
The delightfully preserved Victorian station is one of ten stations restored and maintained by volunteers who run the trains from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead. There are some good local walks which include the Old Mineral Railway Line from Watchet to Washford which was once used to bring iron ore from the hills to Watchet to be shipped to Wales. The path of the railway can be followed on foot from The Esplanade past the paper mill and into countryside to Washford. Coastal walks take you west towards Blue Anchor Bay taking in the Alabaster Cliffs and east through Helwell Bay and the fossil beaches to the village of Kilve.