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A Charming 18th Century, Grade 2 Listed Cottage Bursting With Character



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Cottage in Minehead, Somerset, England - A Peaceful Location On North Hill, A Great Base For Exploring The Town And Surrounding Countryside

1 The Cross is located in Mineheads "old town" of North hill, the cottage is located just in front of the historic St Michaels church and Church steps in an elevated position to enjoy the views. A great base to explore the awesome surroundings of Exmoor or a peaceful relaxing holiday surrounded by beautiful countryside a walkers paradise.

The Cottage is within walking distance of the beach and town centre.

The cottage has 2 bedrooms 1 with en-suite shower room, and sleeps 4 people. Main bedroom with double bed, fitted wardrobe and en-suite and feature fireplace.

Bedroom 2 has twin single beds and fitted wardrobe.

Open plan sitting/dining room with smart TV, WIFI, comfortable seating area, dining room with seating for 4 people, books and games.

Hand crafted fitted kitchen with intergrated fridge with freezer compartment, cooker, ceramic hob, belfast sink, microwave and oak worktops.

Downstairs bathroom with bath/shower mixer tap, WC, Sink.

At the rear of the property is an enclosed patio with outdoor seating for 4 and cottage garden.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi my name is Verity and my husband is called Lee we have two children Josh aged 14, Kezia aged 12 and Macy the dog.

Lee has lived in Minehead all his life and I was brought up on Exmoor with my family who ran a successful Holiday Cottage business with 4 holiday cottages.

When we found 1 The Cross we knew instantly with a bit of love it would make the perfect holiday cottage for people to enjoy all year round.

We have made every effort to make the cottage the perfect base for your stay and we hope you love it as much as we do.

We know that when you go on holiday you don't want to be taking the essentials with you! so provided for your stay are all the boring basic essentials that you will need for your stay so you can get on with having fun! x

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Verity, Lee & family

Many thanks for making the cottage so welcoming for us, the flowers, chocolate etc and it is obvious that you have thought of everything, we have loved staying here!

We have ventured far and wide and it has been a perfect holiday, the weather was just 'the icing on the cake'!

Many thanks again.
Sep 2015
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39 Reviews

based on 39 holidaymaker reviews


Third return visit still as magical

  • 5 of 5

A very big thank you to Verity and family. Your cottage is outstanding. Your welcome is genuine and warm. This was our third visit and the cottage was as magical as our first visit. We feel at home straight away and didnt want to

leave. The dogs enjoyed the garden and loved running on the beach. We loved the comfy bed and enjoyed a restful sleep. We will be back in 2017.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so cool that this is your 3rd visit and you still love the cottage. This time you were celebrating Christmas at the cottage with your daughter who will be working over the festive period so this was your only chance to do this and I'm so glad that you chose 1 The Cross 🎄 It was also nice to meet your newest member of the family Daisy 🐶 I'm looking forward to visit number 4 next year! Merry Christmas Love the Elstons 😊
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Fabulous Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely stay in 1 The Cross, the Cottage had everything we needed.

It was exceptionally well presented with lovely décor. The fitting out and use of the space was very well done,

The garden is a lovely retreat.

It had a lovely 'welcome' basket. We were able to park on the road just outside.

The town is a short walk down the hill. The views from the cottage are fabulous. Also, go further up the hill to the vantage point overlooking Porlock Harbour.

Verity checked that we were ok and asked us to just let her know if we needed anything else.

We plan to return to this welcoming, comfortable, lovely retreat for our next getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review 👌🏻 I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and ventured out to the surrounding area, your right if you carry on pass the cottage and drive all the way up Northhill until you reach the end of the road the views are spectacular especially on a clear day😊 I hope you can return to the cottage soon. Verity x
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A little bit of magic

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we crossed the threshold we new that this cottage was a great find. From previous reviews (by others) and talking to Verity prior to booking, we were fairly confident of our choice. The attention to detail in the presentation of this cottage together with its cleanliness made it have a lovely warm homely feel and so we were not disappointed. The added bonus of the totally enclosed garden gave the added sense of security when allowing the other member of our family -Amber (our dog) to roam freely. Fresh flowers and the welcome basket were also a nice touch for when we arrived. Having not been to Minehead previously we found it to have something for all - beaches, wooded walks and lots of dog friendly establishments. Finally, we would like to thank Verity for her warm welcome and hopefully will return in the not to distant future - Lesley, Mike and Amber

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We fell in love with this pretty cottage !

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Verity's cottage. Very pretty and romantic, yet we had everything you would need for a comfortable stay. The garden is a plus point, full enclosed and safe for the dogs. There are also some nice walks from the cottage that you can do without having to get in the car. There is no parking but we always managed to find a space very close to the cottage.

The cottage is immaculately clean and has a lovely feel to it.

We can't wait to come back in the summer and sit in the lovely garden.

Thank you Verity x

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, it was lovely to meet you both and your 2 doggies🐶 I'm glad they liked the garden. I look forward to your next visit in summer when you can enjoy sitting out 👌🏻 Verity 😊
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OOOOOH...what a lovely cottage....

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cottage No 1 The Cross, Minehead is. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would return again definitely. Everything has been well thought out for the visitor without exception and we were even able to take advantage of the lovely patio area in the garden due to the pleasant weather we had in October. It is a wonderful base for exploring the area, even the walk back up the hill from the centre of Minehead wasn't as daunting as we first thought it might be. We did feel a lot fitter by the end of the week!! We would certainly recommend this cottage to our friends and family and anyone else looking for a lovely comfortable and warm cottage in the Minehead area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aww thank you for your review. I'm pleased that the weather was kind to you and you got to spend some time enjoying the patio 👌🏻 Sounds like you were busy exploring the local area too! I hope you can visit us again soon. Verity, lee, Josh, Kezia & Macy 🐶
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A welcoming cottage with good amenities close to the town but in a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well equipped and spotlessly clean. It has been very sympathetically modernised / restored and has every amenity needed for a holiday. The owner is very keen to please and to be helpful. The location is quiet although the Town Centre and sea front are only about 10 minutes walk from the cottage. Visitors should be aware that the walk is very steep to the town and sea, and that available parking is on the road. The road facing out of the cottage is wide and we did not have any problem finding a parking space. Would highly recommend this cottage and location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review I'm pleased to hear that you liked what we've done to the cottage 👍🏻 And you enjoyed exploring the local area. I hope you can visit the cottage again soon. Verity 😊
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From the Owner

We live just down the road and think its such a beautiful part of Minehead to live, we enjoy taking our dog Macy for long walks around North Hill.

Activity and Interests


A short 5-10 min walk or 2 min drive to the beach and harbour with enjoyable views on the way.


Within walking distance of pubs, restaurants, takeaways, shops, Banks, bus stations , taxis, a short drive to major supermarkets.

Further Details:

Dunster, A short drive, Dunster is a mediaeval village with Dunster castle situated in the middle of the village is a must see. Lovely restaurants and

quirky shops, Humming bird is my favourite shop and is worth a visit.

Butlins, a must if you have children!

Tropiquaria, nr Washford a 10 min drive is fab for young children.

Blenheim gardens café, go and see sue and relax in the mature gardens.

West Somerset railway a heritage railway is a great day out, located on the seafront.

The cottage is located within easy distance for you to explore the amazing woodland of north hill ( you just need to step out the front door!) relax on the beach or discover Exmoor a short drive away.

Lynton & Lynmouth is a 30 min drive along the beautiful coastline, the cliff railway is not to be missed.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
5 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 7
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 8
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 9
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 10
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 1
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
22 Jul 2017 - 3 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Prices shown are for the cottage per week in UK pounds.
Short stay holidays available from 2nd Oct - 25th March 2016, price on request. In low season we are very flexible.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday.
departure time is 10am and arrivals after 2pm.

Notes on prices:
Discount available for future bookings or if you recommend us to friends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

It's such a peaceful setting its perfect for a relaxing holiday and being located in the "old town" of minehead it is steeped in history with the historic St Michaels church and Church steps being on the cottages doorstep it really makes you stop and think what it would of been like many hundred of years ago.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • 2 bathrooms en-suite to bedroom 1 comprises of shower, basin, WC. Bathroom with fitted bath with mixer taps, WC, basin, shaver point and plenty of storage.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, en-suite (shower, WC, basin), fitted wardrobe, dressing table, original fireplace, views of the surrounding countryside. Bedroom 2 with twin 3 ft beds, fitted cupboard, beautiful views across Minehead.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Completely refurbished for 2015 season. central heating, gas & electric inclusive. well behaved dogs welcome no extra charge. children welcome. unlimited WiFi. secure enclosed garden. Outside: From the kitchen a door leads to a secluded enclosed patio with outdoor table and chairs with views looking out to Grabbist. From the patio there is a flat lawn boarded by shrubs and plants. Utility Room: Utility area with washing machine, iron, ironing board, laundry basket, pegs a washing line is located in the garden. An outside tap is located by the back door for washing muddy boots and dogs! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All hand/bath towels and bed linen provided. Property cleaned and fresh linen provided weekly.

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