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Beautiful C17th Thatched Cottage: WIFI, Woodburner, Enclosed Garden & Parking

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,356 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Williton, Nr. Dunster, Somerset, England - Set 2 Miles From The Coast & A Short Stroll Away From Village Shops, Pubs And Restaurants

Our grade ii listed cottage has been sympathetically refurbished to provide the conveniences of modern day living whilst retaining the charm of period features: woodburner, inglenook fireplace and wooden beams as well as the wifi, flat screen hd tv and dvd player! The 3 first floor bedrooms and ground floor snug have been furnished to a high standard and will meet the needs of groups of friends as well as families with children. ‘Thatches’ has direct access to its fully enclosed private garden and off-street parking area and is a short stroll away from Williton's shops, pubs, restaurants and other amenities. Watchet's marina and beaches are just 2 miles away. This is an ideal year-round holiday or short break destination and a superb base from which to explore west somerset’s many places of interest. We have wonderful countryside on our doorstep, a beautiful coastline nearby and numerous fascinating historic buildings, museums and other tourist attractions in the area. Come and enjoy!

Liz Whimperley-Dixon
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Liz Whimperley-Dixon

We would like to introduce ourselves:

Bob and Liz Whimperley-Dixon. We currently live in London with our young children and two dogs. We have family nearby and had finally found the perfect holiday home in 'Thatches' after looking in the area for about 3 years... nothing ticked every box for us until this became available!

Liz Whimperley-Dixon purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Liz Whimperley-Dixon chose West Somerset

There is so much to see and do in the area - really something for everyone for all seasons.

We're a short stroll from great amenities, yet moments from wonderful countryside and a short drive from fantastic coastline.

What makes this cottage unique

Thatches has direct access to its own secluded garden and off street parking.

We provide generous living space for a thatched cottage - as well as the main living room we have a snug (with a sofa bed), a dining room and a sun room, so even when all bedrooms are occupied guests won't feel on top of each other.

Our kitchen is well equipped with quality appliances and useful cooking utensils - a real home from home..and if we don't yet have something we probably will soon - just ask!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic break in a beautiful cottage! Can recommend Tarr Steps & canoeing on Wimbleball Lake. (extracted from visitor book at Thatches)
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Williton in Somerset

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1356 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Double ended roll top bath w/ period style shower attachment
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor shower room & toilet
  • En-suite family bathroom to bedroom 1 with roll top bath and shower attachment via mixer tap, WC and bidet. Downstairs shower room with WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , King Size bed & room for a travel cot (which we can provide)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , bed is 4ft wide and classed as a "small double"
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/9 (3 Bedrooms) 4th room with sofabed Notes on bedrooms: First floor: bed 1 sleeps 2 (+infant if required): king size bed. Bed 2 sleeps up to 3: double bed and single bed. Bed 3 sleeps up to 2: small double bed. Snug/bed 4 (ground floor) sleeps up to 2: leather double sofabed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: 'Thatches' has plenty of old world charm and character but is bang up to date with quality fixtures, fittings and facilities including WIFI access. We're quite new to Facebook, but do look us up - we're keen to expand our Facebook photo library of Thatches and the surrounding area. Have you stayed at Thatches? Then please do pass on any photos to us that you are happy for us to use (credited of course!) Outside: 'Thatches' has its own fully enclosed secluded garden with parking area, lawn area, patio and flowerbeds. Outdoor furniture & BBQ provided. Utility Room: Washing machine & tumble dryer located in the kitchen and washing line in the garden. Clothes airer, laundry basket, steam iron and ironing board also provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh bed linen, bath and hand towels are provided at least weekly & with each change of let. The property is cleaned before & after occupation. Additional house keeping services & dog walking/sitting can be arranged locally for an additional charge. Other: Full GFCH + woodburner, bed linen, towels & a good selection of kitchen equipment. A selection of games, books and DVDs. Cot, highchair and stair gate are available on request. Payphone & free WIFI access. Garden table and chairs plus parasol and BBQ


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Chippenham, Wiltshire, England

Lovely cottage - full of character and very comfortable. Extremely well equipped and maintained.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a weekend and it was just right for us - a group of 5 ladies. The cottage had enough living and sleeping space. The bathroom situation was slighty awkward - the only access for the upstairs bathroom was through the master bedroom. There is another shower/toilet room downstairs. The cottage was well located for exploring the local area and also convenient for the village amenities. I would certainly recommend this beautiful cottage - the owner's father, Ken, was very welcoming and informative.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely homely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Thatches. There were four of us staying (all friends) and although it was cosy there was plenty of room. We spent most of our time sitting around the table playing games!

We had a lovely friendly reception when we arrived and it was lovely and clean. The kitchen had everything you could want so we had all we needed for the weekend-I was mostly impressed with the tuppawear! We could have easily had 5 of us staying and hopefully we will in the future.

Excellent location with a local well stocked shop within walking distance. Nice pub again within walking distance and excellent fossil beaches 15 minutes drive.

Thatches was cosy but spacious enough we weren't all on each other's toes.

Lovely cottage and we will be back!

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place to relax and unwind.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very old with old world charm and warmth. We all had a wonderful time. Good local amenities with some lovely places to eat out. Within easy reach of good places to visit. I recommend Thatched highly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage in convenient location

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed the weekend with 4 children under 7. The owners and their local representative were extremely helpful, both in the run-up to our stay and upon arrival. Information on local attractions were provided to help us plan our visit.

The cottage was well equipped for family use, with off-road parking and a small garden which the smallest ones couldn't wander from. The cocoa, tea, milk cartons etc made it easier to feel like we could settle from our journey before nipping out to the (extremely near) supermarket for further supplies.

Our boys loved the character of the cottage. Whilst we don't have pets ourselves, the layout of the cottage, secure (high) gates and stair-gates clearly make it suitable for people with dogs and I have already recommended the cottage to dog owners I know.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great stay and many thanks for the recommendation! Yes we're very happy to welcome responsible pet owners and, unlike most cottages, welcome multiple 4 legged friends...but they're not compulsory! Our guests include groups of adults, families (of several generations sometimes!) as well as pet owners.
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Charming period thatched cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Charming cottage situated on main road in village but you were enclosed and privacy and noise was not a problem.

We were greeted by Mr Dixon (owners dad ) who was lovely. Made us feel very welcome and gave us all the info needed for cottage and local area. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, cottage was perfect for us everything we needed and more...... Bed so comfortable in main bedroom and en-suite was fab especially the roll top bath. Will definitely stay here again. Great location not to far to enjoy other area's, definitely recommend trip to Taunton (great shops). Local pub in village called The Wyndham food fab (recommended by Mr Dixon) portions huge and delicious ! Reluctant to leave throughly enjoyed our stay in this charming village and quaint cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An amazing lovely cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and long with a couple of friends stayed for 9 nights, we had my little girl and two dogs with us, at no point did we feel cramped. The cottage is huge with loads of room.

We had a lovely welcome on arrival, with a awesome explanation of all the cottages features. The property is well maintained and cared for like any family home.

I would recommend this cottage to any of my friends in a heart beat. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So delighted you loved our cottage as much as we do! Looking forward to seeing you again!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
early summer hols
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer hols
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £80
Pet Fee £20

Notes on prices:
If you are looking for a short break stay the Owners Direct website currently returns a somewhat crude "number of nights X weekly rate / 7" estimate. Please do bear in mind that our overheads are considerably higher for shorter stays and the estimate really is a very rough guide indeed. In calculating a short-stay rental price I will be considering the size of the group, number of pets and arrival date as well as the availability of regular changeover/cleaning staff. In order for the Owners Direct website to be able to offer a more accurate price they suggest owners break down the pricing by element & that we use the "additional guest fee" or other fee options. As we can accommodate up to 9 adults but we also appeal to couples or those with young children and/or pets, coming up with a pricing matrix that doesn't (in my view) calculate unrealistic/outrageous quotes is taxing me somewhat so please do bear with me while I work on something that fits with the new website!

'Last minute' discounted rates may be available - please enquire. Reasonable offers will be considered for late availability particularly with low occupancy for "off-peak" periods. That said, please remember we do have overheads to meet associated with the upkeep of our garden, spacious living accommodation and housekeeping. I won't always be making a song and dance about reduced rates by advertising them on the website..as there is an additional charge for "special offer" advertising. I'd rather give my guests any discount I can so please do ask!

Changeover Day:
Changeover is Saturday during UK school holidays but generally we are flexible otherwise. Check in by 17.00 (although often possible earliEr & guests are always welcome to arrive early to leave luggage etc. while we finish preparing the cottage for handover) & check out on departure is 10.30 although later checkouts may be possible (particularly off-peak) - we will be flexible on this where possible - please ask!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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