The Retreat is a large holiday cottage, bursting with character on the rural West Somerset coast in Washford village between Watchet and Dunster. This tastefully furnished, pet friendly holiday property sleeps 16 guests who have use of an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and a hot tub.

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  • Bathrooms 7
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Linhay Holiday Cottages

The retreat is a luxuriously large Somerset holiday cottage situated in the delightful village of Washford in West Somerset. Sleeping 16,the cottage has been beautifully decorated and furnished to a high standard.

With most bedrooms having en-suite bathrooms, The Retreat offers all of the luxuries that you would expect from a holiday home. With country-style kitchen with flagstone floors, cosy sitting room with inviting woodburning stoves and exposed beams and stone walls throughout, this self-catering cottage in Washford provides accommodation for the discerning holidaymaker.

Guests at The Retreat have use of a private outdoor swimming pool, an sauna and a large grassed area with access to a stream.

Just two miles from the coast, there are some beautiful coastal resorts to explore, including the ancient port of Watchet and Blue Anchor Beach. A fabulous holiday destination, there is a huge variety of attractions for everyone from these cottages, including the West Somerset Railway, historic houses and gardens and plenty of walking and cycling.


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Combining character features with modern décor and with underfloor heating and two woodburners, this wonderful cottage feels welcoming and special.

The hub of the home is no doubt the large kitchen diner with handmade refectory table positioned close to the patio doors, so that the family can spill out on to the lawn for alfresco breakfasts and summery evening barbecues.

Alternatively, on cooler evenings, the kitchen/diner has a woodburner and sofas for relaxing in front of the chef!

The cosy sitting room has high vaulted ceilings with plenty of exposed oak beams, a collection of deep sofas and a woodburner to toast your toes after a day’s walking in the countryside, or a hectic day on the beach.

Relax together for a film night or for a quieter moment there is a piano for the musical member of the family to entertain you.

The cottage has a mixture of ground floor and first floor bedrooms, most with en-suite bathrooms, some with private TVs and a combination of bed sizes that ensure the whole family has a very comfy stay.

The master bedroom has a super king-size bed with an en-suite and has the added touch of an ethanol fire built between the bedroom and bathroom for that romantic feel!

To keep the whole family amused between meals and outings, there is the warm cosy games room which also has a woodburner and sofas, perfect for the spectators of the pool table.

Why not relax in the sauna, have a dip in the swimming pool or chill out in the hot tub under the stars?

For teenies and pets, there is an enclosed courtyard garden with Wendy house and lawn area, plus plenty of seats for adults to sit peacefully.

Accommodation * Eight bedrooms comprising:

  • 1 x super king-size double with en-suite bath, shower, double basin and WC

  • 1 x super king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC

  • 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request) with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC,

  • 1 x ground floor double with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC

  • 1 x ground floor twin with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC

  • 1 x ground floor family room with 1 super king-size double and 1 single

  • 1 x ground floor double

  • 1 x single. Ground floor sauna with shower, basin and WC.

    • Ground floor bathroom with shower, basin and WC.
    • Kitchen with dining area, sofa area and woodburner.
    • Utility.
    • Sitting room with woodburner.
    • Snug with traditional board games.
    • Games room with pool table and woodburner.

Amenities * Oil central heating with woodburners and underfloor heating. * Electric range oven and hob, double oven, ceramic hob, 2 x microwaves, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, 2 x DVDs, Xbox, CD/radio, stereo music system, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs * Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburners inc. in rent, sauna charged via coin meter * Bed linen and towels inc. in rent * Cot, highchair and stairgate * Off road parking for 5 cars * Private patio and lawned garden with furniture and BBQ leading to shared lawned garden opening on to accessible field * Sole use of hot tub and outdoor swimming pool (1st May- 1st Oct) * Three well-behaved dogs welcome * Sorry, no smoking * Shop and pub 5 mins walk


  1. There are outdoor steps and a stream in the grounds and care should be taken

  2. The drive at the property is only large enough to accommodate family-sized cars, up to people carriers

  3. There may be some road noise

  4. The swimming pool will only be heated from Jun-Aug inclusive

  5. The first floor bedrooms have some limited headroom, care to be taken.


Availability and enquiries

Availability calendars are the responsibility of the owner to maintain.

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

Cottage added 23rd November 2016

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