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Anchor Cottage,17th C Fishermans Cottage, quiet harbour location, opposite beach

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom character cottage opposite beach, peaceful location, coastal views from bedroom

Anchor Cottage is in the Minehead Harbour conservation area and is one of a line of fisherman's dwellings built in the early 17th C along Quay Street. Full of character.Front bedroom with window seat looks over the sea to the coast of Wales and to the east the Quantock Hills and the islands of Steep Holme and Flat Holme. Refurbished to a very high standard with central heating and log burner the property has 2 double bedrooms, new country kitchen and modern bathroom with additional wc downstairs. Steps in the hill give access to a patio, which can be lit at night, with views out to sea.


Owner
Wendy Steele
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2017

About Wendy Steele

I moved to Somerset in 1997 with my young family. Anchor cottage has been my holiday home since 2009 and offers a peaceful and relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of every day life, with all the home from home comforts you will need.

My Son Alistair has now joined me in the business, we hope you love Anchor cottage, Minehead and Exmoor as much as we do.

Wendy Steele purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Wendy Steele chose West Somerset

Minehead has long been known as 'the gateway to Exmoor' and some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in the West Country is within minutes access by car or on foot from the cottage. Activities to suit all interests are available in and around the town including riding, golf (18 holes, par 69), deep sea angling, steam excursions on the West Somerset Railway and pleasure cruises on the Balmoral and the paddle steamer Waverly from the Quay. The cottage is also on the start of the South West Coastal footpath

What makes this cottage unique

Every effort has been made to give a 'home fom home' atmosphere and many basics such as tea, coffee, bubble bath, soap, loo rolls, washing up liquid and other cleaning materials are supplied for guests use.

Guestbook comments from the owner

January 2015

from Solihull

Everything catered for and beautifully clean.

Great location and quiet area



January 2015

from Bristol

Anchor cottage is 'home from home' due to the thoughtful things ie milk and biscuits and hooks where you want them.

Thankyou for sharing your lovely cottage.We will be back

(Already booked for 2016 !)



November 2014

A beautifully renovated cottage in the most interesting part of town



October 2014

from Leicester

A lovely stay in a lovely place. Perfect for playing on the beach and watching steam trains. We even saw the lifeboat launch for a practice.

Brilliant.



September 2014

Excellent weather, beautiful countryside & lovely comfortable cottage.

Had a BBQ on the patio, steps quite a challenge for the over 70's

but great fun ! Thankyou.



from Hereford

Cottage once again A1

Took steam train to Watchet - lovely day

Enjoyed sunshine and sea air

Will visit again soon. Many thanks



August 2014

from Kenilworth

A perfect location with views to die for
Oct 2009
  • 1 of 1

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Minehead in West Somerset District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , power shower with p-shaped bath and shower screen
  • Modern bathroom with bath and power shower, shaver point and wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , beds are 3ft wide each with a double size duvet
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin 3ft beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Visit Britain 4* New for 2015 Log burner. Bespoke kitchen with slate and beech worktops. Refurbished to a very high standard. Low season short stays available for 3 nights from £235 Outside: Steps built into hill at the rear of the property give access from the kitchen lobby to a secluded patio (lit at night) with uninterrupted views out to the channel across to Wales Utility Room: Useful outside tap for washing off muddy walking boots or buckets and spades. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All hand, bath towels and linen provided. Property cleaned and fresh linen provided weekly even on a 2 week rental. Other: Additional wc on ground floor.

Reviews

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Anchor Cottage,17th C Fishermans Cottage, quiet harbour location, opposite beach
average rating of 4.142857 based on 15 reviews
3

Smelled damp and needs a good clean a lovely spot made up for the grubby state.

  • 3 of 5

Good position and comfy but really needs a good clean to come up to standard

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you and your dog chose the wettest week this Summer for your holiday. Anchor cottage is a 17th Century cottage with the usual breathable walls and is maintained and cleaned to a high standard. Sorry it wasn't to your liking.
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5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage in a great location very close to the harbour. Look out of the front upstairs window and watch the tide come in. Short walk to shops and local attractions. Well equipped kitchen and pretty much everything you could need. Would recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Karen for your lovely review. It is always a pleasure to have you and your family at Anchor cottage. Hope to see you again next year.
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5

Very cosy, comfortable cottage with a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with lots of character. Well located, overlooking the sea. Easy parking just outside and the town with all its amenities just a few minutes walk away. Very steep climb up steps to the garden, but rewarded by the view. I especially liked the window seat in the front bedroom. Maps and information where very helpful as we have visited Dunster before but didn't really know the area. Once we get to a cottage we walk everywhere and we were very lucky with the weather. The bonus of walking the coast path to Porlock was the knowledge there was a bus back! We will certainly think about returning.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Hazel for your lovely review. Great that you made it up to the patio and hiked to Porlock, well done ! Hope to see you again soon.
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5

Quiet, clean and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We loved Anchor Cottage. It was in a delightful location with a splendid view of the harbour. Despite being so convenient for shops, pubs & restaurants, it was fairly quiet.

It had all modern conveniences despite having a real sense of history about it. The owners had been very thoughtful with all the little extras and there was a good supply of maps and information about the area.

Our favourite excursion was our day on the West Somerset Railway which was an absolute delight. It was run by volunteers who worked really hard to provide a good day out.

All in all, we had an excellent holiday & would certainly recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Chris for your great review. So glad you enjoyed the Railway. Hope to see you again soon.
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5

Great little cottage on the harbour

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at Fishermans Cottage, using it as a base while we explored Exmoor. Very cosy home from home, my wife loved sitting in the front bedroom window seat watching the world go by.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Chris, so glad you had a relaxing time at Anchor cottage. Hope to see you again soon,
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5

Perfect cottage in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

It was a delight to return to your spotlessly clean, warm cottage, a real home from home where we instantly relaxed. We loved the new log burner which was a great success. so cosy! Enjoyed days walking especially Porlock Weir to Culborne Church on a warm day - after a cuppa on the patio enjoying the view! Great Sunday lunch at The Wheelhouse in Minehead. The West Somerset Railway too was a major attraction this time. We look forward to a return visit later in the year. Thankyou for a memorable stay .

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday with us. Look forward to seeing you in the Autumn for your special celebration.
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Location

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Exmoor National Park
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Old Ship Aground
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Minehead Golf Club
Nearest Train
200 Metres
West Somerset steam railway
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Taunton /Bridgewater M5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Wheelhouse Restaurant
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
opposite

Coast/Beach:

Located in conservation area next to beach.Near to Exmoor National Park

West Somerset Steam Railway station within 100metres

Historic port of Watchet with its Boat Museum. Tropiquaria Animal park with play Pirate Ships. Historic Coleridge Cottage and Coleridge Way a short drive away. Bakelite Museum. Exmoor Zoo. Ponytreking on Exmoor. Butlins day passes give access to leisure pool/ cinema/ dodgems and fairground.

Distances:

Within walking distance of pubs, restaurants and the town centre.

Further Details:

The property is situated within easy distance of fantastic walking countryside (Exmoor National Park), and right next to the start of the South West Coast Path from Minehead to Poole in Dorset.We provide maps and walking books for guests.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Minehead, Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
autumn
23 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£375
for 5 nights
From
£75
£410
 
 
autumn
4 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£410
 
 
Rate 11
17 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£400
for 5 nights
From
£80
£540
 
 
Rate 15
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£295
 
 
rate 17
10 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£320
 
 
Rate 1
31 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
spring 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£505
for 7 nights
£505
 
 
summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£565
for 7 nights
£565
 
 
Rate 12
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
Rate 13
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
 
autumn 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£410
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Saturday( but in low season November to February we are very flexible)

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Short stays available from 31st October 2015 until 13th February 2016 (not including Xmas/New Year) weekends Fri to Mon (3nights) for £235 or Mon to Fri (4nights) for £255.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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