Nestled on the banks of the River Cleeve, next to a medieval monastery, Washford is an idyllic base for a break ioon the West Somerset coast. This sleepy village lies seven miles from Watchet, with the coast to the north and Exmoor National Park to the south. Washford holiday cottages are perfect for savouring a slower pace and rambling in the fields and gently rolling hills which surround the village. In the heart of Washford, you’ll discover rows of traditional stone cottages and a handful of family-run businesses. For a pint of Somerset cider, head to the White Horse, a 17th century coaching inn with a reputation for delicious specialties such as steak and stout pie, wild boar sausages and rabbit casserole. Washford is also a station on the much loved West Somerset Railway which runs steam-hauled trains from Minehead for 23-miles through to Bishop's Lydeard throughout the year, well woth a day-trip.
Riverside Lodge is an eco-cottage in the rural village of Washford, Somerset, that offers luxury accommodation for up to six guests on holiday in South West England, a pet-friendly lodge with amenities such as two wine fridges, games room with Xbox and Wi-Fi, and under-floor heating.
A traditional stone fireplace and exposed beams gift Ash Lodge country charm, and the rural cottage near Washford treat guests to open fire, a hot tub, lovely grounds, contemporary comforts and a peaceful property with a lot of space for your dog and proximity to the coastline of Somerset.
Elm Lodge is a wood-clad cottage located on a lovely property close to the coast in Washford, Somerset. The modern cottage boasts open-plan design and contemporary style as well as a deck with gorgeous views and hot tub, plus an inviting interior with open fire, exposed beams and oak floors.
Shells Cottage is a gorgeous thatched roof rural cottage set on beautiful grounds near Washford in Somerset. The detached, pet-friendly cottage promises seclusion and sophistication as well as a hot tub, an open fire, exposed beams and stone walls, wooden floors, a large garden and beautiful views.
A number of beautiful historic buildings can be found in and around Washford, including an 18th century mill house and a listed Methodist chapel, but the area’s best-known landmark is undoubtedly Cleeve Abbey, widely considered one of England’s best-preserved medieval monasteries. You can wander through its magnificent cloister buildings, including the gatehouse and 15th century refectory, with its intricate angel roof and heraldic tiles. The abbey lies in a wild valley, crisscrossed by a series of tranquil footpaths. To take in this enchanting environment from the comfort of a traditional steam train carriage, book a seat on the West Somerset Railway, which stops at Washford station. On the eastern edge of Washford, Tropiquaria is home to an incredible variety of animals and children’s attractions.
Self-catering holidays in Washford are perfect if you want to explore the beautiful county of Somerset. The charming seaside town of Watchet is just to the north, with fossil beaches, a busy marina and a maze of narrow streets packed with independent shops and eateries. To the south of Washford, Exmoor is a moody expanse of high open moorland, ancient woods and towering clifftops, where wild ponies and deer roam.