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

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


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.

Wendy Steele
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

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 Minehead

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.


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


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , power shower with p-shaped bath and shower screen
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Downstairs wc
  • Modern bathroom with bath and power shower, toilet and shaver point. There is an additional toilet downstairs.
  • 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 at the rear of the cottage with double bed and oak dressing table. Bedroom 2 overlooking the bay.Two 3ft wide beds with double duvets. A window seat where you can sit and watch the world go by whatever the weather.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • 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 on accommodation: Visit Britain 4* accredited. 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 over the bay and across the channel 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.


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Anchor Cottage,17th C Fishermans Cottage, quiet harbour location, opposite beach
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 23 reviews

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a very relaxing week in Anchor Cottage. The location is fantastic, opposite the beach and a minutes walk from the harbour! I spent many happy hours, either in the window seat or on the terrace watching the changing view! Perfect. The house itself is very comfortable and cosy and the kitchen is very well stocked with everything you could need! A wonderful cottage that my children and I were very sad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. So glad you had a relaxing week with your children enjoying the beach and the views from the patio. Please come and visit again !
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Brilliant sea front cottage tastefully refurbished to a high standard

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice - once in March 2015, second time in April 2018. Anchor Cottage is now our preferred self-catering accommodation for holidays in Minehead.

There's a lovely view from the front bedroom window (with a large inside window ledge you can sit on) overlooking Minehead beach, and from the rear garden - up a flight of steps - is an even better view over the roof of the cottage. At the rear is a well-equipped kitchen, plenty of crockery, etc. (and a downstairs loo). There is even a washing-up machine, though we didn't use it as we don't have one at home and are used to washing up the old-fashioned way in a bowl.

There are few negatives. Due to the age of the property, the windows are on the small side so light levels can be low - we have the lights on during the day unless it is bright sunshine. For the age of the property the floors are quite level within each room, but there are steps down into the entrance hall from the front door, a small step down into the lounge (front room) and a small step up into the kitchen. Wheelchair users would struggle, I think.

On our stay in April 2018, the thermostat on the central heating had failed but the central heating still worked fine for us. We just switched it on first thing and switched it off when gong out and overnight.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent property, everything you need. Comfortable and very clean. Parking no problem. Overall 5/5

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property that had everything you could need, fantastic location for exploring and walking. Parking outside so you can load and unload with ease. Very clean and everything on site including dishwasher and washing machine. This is a property we will definitely return too.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing time in a very comfortable cottage

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great views

  • 5 of 5

great sea views from the upstairs window seat,a very clean and comfy cottage right on the seafront,everything you need for a breakaway including a log burner in the lounge which was nice to sit by and relax on a winters night.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Nice & close to everywhere we wanted to visit

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
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
Car: not necessary


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.


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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Minehead, Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
spring 2018
19 May 2018 - 26 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
autumn 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
spring 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
late spring 2019
16 Feb 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
6 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 17
27 Apr 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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