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Property Details

This large detached and thatched cottage sleeps 12 and is a fabulous rural retreat for large families or groups. It is located in a secluded position within walking distance of the coastal village of Washford in West Somerset. Its location makes it suitably for holidays discovering the Exmoor National Park or the pretty fishing villages along this beautiful coastline from Kilve to the East to Ilfracombe and Woolacombe to the west.

Shells Cottage provides comfortable self-catering accommodation within a property having many character features, such as stout oak beams, polished floorboards and a country kitchen with granite worktops and range stove.

The cosy lounge has a woodburning stove set within in a feature fireplace, and together with the equally cosy dining room provide just the right relaxing ambience in which to rest after the adventures of the day. Shells has one ground floor bedroom with the other five on the first floor, each offering attractive views of the Somerset countryside.

Outside, the cottage has a large garden with facilities for dining in the open air, or relaxing in the hot tubThe large garden offers alfresco dining on a summer's evening and a hot tub.

Within easy reach of Shells Cottage guest can enjoy a stimulating choice of country pursuits including are a multitude of rural pursuits including walking, horse riding, fishing and golf. For days on the beach, choose from Porlock, Minehead, Blue Anchor and Dunster, or explore pretty and ancient Watchet Harbour. Many of these villages can be reached by steam train on the West Somerset Railway which runs for 23 miles through the Somerset countryside from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard. Alight at Dunster, either for the beach, or the picturesque village with its ancient yarn market and large castle. The starion at Washford also has a fascinating railway museum attached.

Accommodation at Shells Cottage in Somerset includes: * Six bedrooms:

  • 2 x king-size double bedroom

  • 1 x double, 1 x ground floor double bedroom

  • 1 x twin bedroom (2 singles that can be pushed together to create a double)

  • 1 x twin bedroom with a set of full-size bunksbeds .

    • Bathrooms

    • Onebatheroom with bath having a shower over, wash basin and WC.

    • Shower room with shower, wash basin and WC.

    • Ground floor closet with wash basin and WC.

    • Well-equipped kitchen (see below).
    • Dining room with table seating 10).
    • Sitting room with log burner.

Amenities * Gas central heating with woodburner * Range cooker with electric oven and gas hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and DVDs * Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner included in the rent * Bed linen and towels included in the rent * Cot and highchair on request * Off road parking for 8 cars * Private enclosed garden with pond, furniture, BBQ and hot tub * One well-behaved dog welcome * Sorry, no smoking * Shop and pub 1 mile


  1. There is an unfenced pond in garden. Please ensure that children and pets must be supervised at all times.

  2. The owners are members of BISHTA (British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association).

PERFECT PROPERTY by Mrs Hunter-hadley, Burton-on-Trent, July 2016 on February 15th 2017

It was absolutely perfect, we could not have asked for a nicer property. The bedding and towels were lovely, clean and fresh. The bathrooms and kitchen were spotless.

VERY WELL EQUIPPED by Mrs Spring, Coventry, August 2016 on February 15th 2017

The cottage was lovely and very roomy for the number of people it was advertised for. It was also very well equipped in terms of cooking and catering facilities - far better than some properties we have rented in the past. The white goods equipment provided were also excellent. The onsite Manager was very welcoming and looked after us very well.”

BEAUTIFUL AND SECLUDED GARDEN by Miss Hackett, Bristol, September 2016 on February 15th 2017

We had a fantastic week at Shells Cottage. The cottage was clean, well equipped and the grounds were beautiful, including a large private garden with barbecue and plenty of seating for a large party. The hot tub is great and the water was checked everyday. There are other holiday lodges on the grounds but you never feel overlooked. This is a perfect cottage for a group getaway in the countryside, and is in a great location for exploring West Somerset and Exmoor.

Availability and enquiries

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This owner does not accept online enquiries, please check the cottage website or enquire by phone.

Cottage added 13th February 2017

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