Fishing boats and small craft moored in rows in Minehead harbour View West Wing, a Large Holiday Cottage near Minehead

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The Somerset seaside town of Minehead lies on the eastern edge of Exmoor, on the Bristol Channel coast. With its harbour, sandy beach and pretty historic centre, it has been a popular destination among holidaymakers for centuries. A stroll away from holiday cottages in Minehead, the town’s vast beach is a glorious place to spend an afternoon swimming, sunbathing, or building sandcastles. The beach is backed by a promenade and seawall that you can follow for the length of the bay, with far-reaching sea views. Channel Adventure offers stand-up paddle-boarding and kayaking trips along the coast. Minehead Harbour is at the bay’s western end, where you can watch the comings and goings of fishing boats.

Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Grace Cottage is a characterful 19th-century holiday cottage in Porlock on the West Somerset coast. The stone-built cottage sleeps four and welcomes pets. It offers a suntrap garden, abundant natural light, an open-plan design, a log fire, and easy access to the coast and the Exmoor National Park.

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4
Bedrooms
2

The Annexe is one of 12 Exmoor Holiday Cottages at Duddings Country Cottages in the beautiful Avill Valley near Dunster and Minehead. It sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Facilities include an indoor pool, spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, and play centre. Families and dogs are welcome. The Annexe is 4-star rated by Visit England.

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 Exterior of Dunkery View, an Exmoor Holiday Cottage in Wootton Courtenay
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Dunkery View is a romantic holiday cottage for couples in Wootton Courtenay on the Somerset coast, The cottage sleeps two and offers beautiful Exmoor views from inside the cottage and its delightful garden. The spacious interior features an open-plan design, natural light and contemporary comforts.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Grist Mill is a large and characterful rural holiday cottage in Dunster, a medieval village on the West Somerset coast. It is a charming semi-detached cottage that can accommodate up to eight guests. It boasts a spacious leafy garden with furnished areas, a brand-new sunroom, unique decor and furnishings, an open-plan design, a modern style, and a warm and inviting wood-burning stove.

The large semi-detached cottage sleeps eight and features a large leafy garden with furnished areas, a new sunroom, quirky décor and furnishings, open-plan design, contemporary style and a cosy wood-burning stove.

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 L-shaped, 2-storey holiday home in Minehead with a large garden
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Lily House is situated on a quiet road close to the centre of the seaside town of Minehead, Somerset, and nestled into the wooded slopes of North Hill. This large Exmoor holiday cottage offers a welcoming and homey feel, a child-friendly house with two sitting rooms, a woodburner stove, and four first-floor bedrooms.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Two Grooms Cottage promises refinement. The luxury holiday home in Dunster is fitted to an exceptionally high standard and is situated in the heart of the village. The stone-built rural cottage blends tradition with contemporary styles and offers spacious, well-appointed rooms plus access to the delights of the Exmoor National Park.

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A stone-built house with loft conversion overlooks a low-walled front courtyard.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

The Dog House is a large and impressive coastal holiday home in Porlock. The pet-friendly cottage on the Exmoor coast sleeps eight and boasts a stone exterior, a sunny furnished courtyard, a spacious interior with natural light, an open-plan design and a wood burner.

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A mature garden slopes up to a large house backed by trees.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Gaze across the coastline of Porlock Bay from Elthorne, a large Exmoor coastal cottage just moments from the centre of Porlock, a desirable little seaside town in Somerset. Play with your pets in the beautiful private gardens and relax in the 1930s cottage with a wood burner and spacious light-filled rooms.

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A House with large conservatory is surrounded by a garden with lawns and mature shrubs.
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3

Chapel Knap is a luxurious Exmoor holiday cottage on the Somerset coast dating back to the 12th century. The pet-friendly cottage in Porlock Weir, Somerset, boasts an impressive sunroom and a sub-tropical garden with stunning ocean views, period furnishings, a log fire, seclusion and access to the delights of Exmoor.

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Behind the beach, Blenheim Gardens covers six acres of woods and beautifully landscaped gardens. Nearby, an excellent museum is not to be missed on self-catering holidays in Minehead. The town marks the start of one of the world’s most famous long-distance walking routes, the South West Coast Path. The stretch to Porlock and Porlock Weir is nine miles with wooded combes, towering clifftops and hidden coves to discover. Another great day to enjoy while staying in a holiday cottage in Minehead is a ride on the West Somerset Railway, which runs through unspoiled hills and fields for 20 miles from the town to Bishops Lydeard.

Family fun can be found at Butlins’ Splash Water World and Funfair, with go-karts, bumper boats, adventure golf and plenty more. Every Friday, there is a farmers’ market where you can buy produce from Exmoor and the Quantock Hills. In the historic town centre, you will notice fine Victorian architecture and a variety of cosy pubs, tearooms and restaurants, many of which serve delicious food prepared with the fresh ingredients the region is known for.

Within a healthy walking distance along a sandy beach (or one stop on the West Somerset Railway) is the historic medieval village of Dunster with its ancient yarn market, National Trust-managed castle and some of Somerset’s finest tea rooms i

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