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 while away 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 western end of the bay, where you can watch the comings and goings of fishing boats.
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, Lily House offers a welcoming and homey feel, a large child-friendly cottage featuring two sitting rooms, wood burner stove, and four first-floor bedrooms.
Barn Cottage is a spacious and elegant coastal cottage situated in the historic section of Minehead in Somerset. The recently renovated cottage welcomes groups and pets to a property with contemporary style and outdoor spaces for relaxing and socialising, within easy reach of the best attractions.
Heyden Cottage is a delightful rural cottage set in a quiet location in Bratton, Somerset. The pet-friendly cottage is just moments from Minehead and the coast, and it offers seclusion plus wonderful countryside views day & night. Enjoy adventures by day, & relax by the wood-burning stove at night.
The Old Sweet Shop is no longer full of lollies but is still full of character. Situated in Minehead, Somerset, the pet-friendly cottage with the thatched roof oozes country charm and features a wood burner, exposed beams, while treating guests to a sunny courtyard and hot tub. Relax by the coast.
Winsford is a pet and family friendly Exmoor holiday cottage sleeping 4 at Duddings Cottages, a small rural complex in the idyllic Avill Valley near Dunster in West Somerset. It has superb facilities including an indoor pool, play centre, spa, tennis court, trampoline and games room.
Seagulls Rest offers water frontage and wonderful sea views from multiple vantage points. The stone-built Victorian cottage sits a hop and skip from the sand in Minehead, Somerset and welcomes families and pets to a property with contemporary styling, a lovely private courtyard and a sea breeze.
Withycombe is one of 12 4-Star Exmoor Holiday Cottages at Duddings & sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. It is set in the beautiful Avill valley in the Exmoor National Park, near Dunster & Minehead. Indoor pool & spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome.
Bilbrook apartment is one of 12 Holiday Cottages at Duddings. Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms. It is set in the rural Avill valley in Somerset near Dunster & Minehead within The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, tennis court, games room, trampoline. Families & dogs welcome. Visit-England 4-star.
The West Wing forms the greater part of a traditionally built thatched Somerset Longhouse. It sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms and is one of 12-holiday cottages at Duddings, near Dunster & Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, tennis court. Spa bath. Families & dogs welcome. Visit England 4-star
The Stables Cottages, one of 12 4-star Exmoor Holiday Cottages at Duddings is a large Somerset holiday cottage sleeping 16/18 in 8 bedrooms. It is set in a beautiful rural valley near Dunster in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline etc. Pets welcome.
Large Thatched Somerset Longhouse and 11 attractive cottages sleeping 2,2,3,4,4,4,4,5,10/12,12, 16/18 in 1-8 bedrooms near Dunster and Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome. VisitEngland 4-star.
Selworthy is a 4-Star West Somerset Holiday Cottage sleeping 10-12 in 5-6 bedrooms. This dog-friendly cottage is set on a small country estate in an Exmoor valley nr Dunster & Minehead. Facilities include an indoor pool, hot tub, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre.
Horner apartment at Duddings Holiday Cottages in West Somerset sleeps 2 in 1 double bedroom. Situated in the rural Avill Valley near Dunster and Minehead, Horner is a cosy, pet friendly Exmoor cottage for couples with use of an indoor pool, tennis court, spa and games room.
Carolina Cottage is a Grade II listed seafront fisherman’s cottage in Minehead, Somerset, with a sea breeze and ocean views. The pet-friendly cottage combines modernity with exposed beams and other original features. Step straight onto the beach or the South West Coast Path, and explore Exmoor.
A Tudor cottage in the heart of Minehead, Somerset, Pilgrim Corner is a luxurious coastal cottage with a thatched roof and loads of country charm. Families and pets are welcomed to a charming property featuring a sun trap garden with hot tub and an interior boasting a log burner, Aga and beams.
Porlock Vale House is a majestic grand coastal cottage overlooking the sea at Porlock Vale in Somerset. The pet-friendly mansion dates back to the 19th century and offers 12 acres of grounds with superb views plus an open fire, regal décor, a games room, manicured gardens, a bar and modernity.
Tucked into a peaceful, wooded Exmoor valley near the rural village of Wheddon Cross, Somerset, Quarme Coombe – Red Deer Cottage offers a real haven away from the world, a two-storey pet-friendly cottage with a pretty garden, king master with en-suite and Juliet balcony, and open plan living space.
Cleeve apartment is one of 12 4-Star Holiday Cottages at Duddings Cottages near Minehead. The twin-bed coastal cottage for couples is set in the beautiful Avill Valley in the Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, tennis court, games room, trampoline etc. Families & dogs welcome.
The Annexe is one of 12 Holiday Cottage at Duddings & sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. It is set in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster & Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool & spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome. Visit England 4-star.
Allerford is one of 12 4-Star Exmoor Holiday Cottages in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster sleeping 5 in 3 bedrooms. Use of Indoor pool, spa, games room, tennis court, trampoline and play centre etc. Families & pets welcome.
Luccombe Cottage, a 4-star Exmoor holiday cottage Somerset sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster and Minehead. Indoor pool, spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families and dogs welcome.
Set amidst the splendour of Exmoor National Park in the beautiful Avill Valley, Bossington Cottage near the medieval village of Dunster, Somerset, is part of a nine-acre complex of countryside cottages, a pet-friendly family holiday retreat with two first-floor bedrooms and shared indoor pool.
The Crows Nest offers a unique holiday experience along the Exmoor coast, a large two-storey cottage perched above scenic Porlock Bay in the village of Porlock Weir, Somerset, featuring stone floors, exposed beams, large inglenook fireplace with wood burner, and three spacious bedrooms.
- Blue Anchor
- Compton Bishop
- Huish Champflower
- Nether Stowey
- North Perrott
- Old Cleeve
- Porlock Weir
- Shepton Mallet
- South Petherton
- Wheddon Cross
- Wootton Courtenay
Behind the beach, Blenheim Gardens cover six acres of woods and beautifully landscaped gardens. Nearby, there is an excellent museum that 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 nine miles with wooded combes, towering clifftops and hidden coves to discover. Another great day out 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. There is a farmers’ market every Friday where you can buy produce from Exmoor and the Quantocks. 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 is ancient yarn market, National Trust managed castle and some of Somerset's finest tea rooms in which to fortify yourself for the walk back to your Minehead holiday home.