Watchet, South West England

Orchard Cottage





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Hot Tub

Close To Coast

Pub Close By

Pets - Allowed

Property Info

General Info

This contemporary barn conversion is set amongst the apple trees at Shells, an attractive rural property near the pretty Somerset village of Washford. Set back from the road, this Washford cottage is one of several at Shells and is completely private, set in its own grounds. The modern open plan living area of this Washford cottage is extremely well equipped and opens onto a wide wooden veranda overlooking the orchard, where you can sit and listen to the merry birdsong. The bedrooms in this Washford cottage are all on ground level, with wooden laminate flooring, and the addition of a gorgeous Italian marble-lined wet room makes for stylish living. Outside this Washford cottage there is a partially covered private hot tub, ideal for relaxing after a day out and about, taking part in the multitude of countryside activities in the area including fishing, golf, horse riding and walking the coastal path which starts at the pretty port of Watchet, 2 miles away. There is also Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery and Co2 Pistol Shooting for larger groups to enjoy (advance bookings only, contact for more information). Four miles away is the historic village of Dunster, where the NT-owned castle towers over the narrow winding cobbled streets of the village. The family will love the beach resort of Minehead, a 15 minute drive from this Washford cottage, with a lengthy seafront, sandy beach, plenty of shops and a departure station for the West Somerset steam railway. A fabulous Washford cottage in a perfect location for exploring the North Somerset coastal area and Exmoor. Note: This cottage is near to Refs. 11459, 914740, 16587 and 16588, together they sleep 36. Read More

Property Info

All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Wet room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Hot tub.


Eco electric radiators. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Private lawned garden at side and rear, with hot tub, wooden veranda, seating and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: The owners are members of BISHTA (British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association). Please note - charging for electric cars is not included in the price, if you wish to do this, please speak to the site manager Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Electric
  • Seats 4 people
  • Not sunken
  • Undercover
  • Located outside



A beautiful cottage and a very well cared for site, it was very peaceful. We will return. The site manageress was fantastic. It was a real home from home facility.

A first rate cottage allowing for peace and tranquillity. Much appreciated the work of the owner, who welcomed us and kept the excellent spa-bath operating. There was lots of space indoors and outdoors and it was ideal for our Labrador.

The the main attraction was the hot tub which we already miss. The cottage was very comfortable and warm. And the privacy was nice.

We really enjoyed the peace and quiet. We loved the hot tub. It was quality family time for us away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life. The cottage was the perfect size for the 4 of us and set in a lovely remote area. Will definitely consider staying here again and have already recommended it to friends and family.

What an amazing place to stay in and get away from it all. It is a lovely private place and not over looked by anyone. It has a private balcony and hot tub. I have recommended it to my friends, it is a gorgeous little getaway.

Cottage in a good location. Hot tub excellent and well maintained.

The cottage is in a fantastic location, lovely & quiet, great for walking our dog. The weather was great, had BBQ's in our own garden & the hot tub is amazing, so relaxing. The owners are friendly & helpful, a great holiday.

Could not fault anything.

We liked everything about our holiday. The booking of the cottage was straight forward. We arrived in Washford with no problems but could not find the cottage. We rang the owner who came out and guided us there. The cottage and its location was spot on; one of the best we've stayed in. The wildlife was a joy to watch especially the squirrels and a pheasant (we called him Dave) that waited outside for some bread. Minehead, Taunton and a host of other attractions were all within easy driving distance. We are already thinking of booking again for next year.

The hot tub was fabulous and the accommodation was first rate, we had a lovely weeks stay. The layout of the cottage and garden made for private use of the hot tub. Being able to take our pug on holiday with us made for a relaxing time as we did not have to worry about leaving him in kennels.

The cottage & surroundings where idyllic. It was well thought out to provide privacy and the hot tub was checked every day. We were made to feel very welcome, firstly by the greeting of the manager, and then later in the week by the owner. They were contactable at all times.

Had a very relaxed atmosphere, the hot tub added to the relaxation (checked for cleanliness every day by owner) It was very clean on arrival with all amenities/utensils available. Squirrels feeding off the decking (we put some hazelnuts out for them) was great.

This is one of the best holiday accommodations we have stayed in, the owner was brilliant and we would recommend the property to anyone without hesitation.

Excellent, quiet holiday lovely area, clean hot tub.

Very private, quiet and cosy little house. Perfect to de-stress. The hot tub was the reason for booking and it was wonderful and well maintained. Sitting in the tub whilst the weather raged around us was an incredible experience. We particularly enjoyed the huge expanse of glass in the French windows which enabled us to watch the birds, including very noisy pheasants peering in the window.

A warm welcome and very clean property decorated to a high standard. The hot tub was fantastic! We would definitely recommend the cottage - thank you for a great family holiday!

Whilst relaxation was the aim, the the great location meant there was still plenty to visit with several local beaches nearby. Hot tub was awesome!!

The cottage was fantastic, one of the best we have stayed in. Very clean, comfortable and private. Hot tub was a gem. We wanted a place to escape for the week and it was perfect. We have told all our friends and will return ourselves very soon!

We had the best relaxed holiday there, it is set in the orchard so you have sun and shade ,and so peaceful with lots of wild life around . The owner is so helpful if you need anything he is there straight away and that is so good nowadays .The hot tub was first class and cleaned each day and emptied at end of your stay and filled for the next person to take over so nice to know it is clean .Thank you for a lovely 2 weeks.

Good peaceful location. Friendly owners. Cottage cosy and clean, sofas extremely comfortable! We really enjoyed it, and would like to return again. Hot tub a fabulous extra! Would definitely recommend this cottage.

The cottage is beautiful lovely & warm and a lot more spacious than you would think from a converted triple garage. The hot tub is amazing and well looked after. The online photographs definitely do not do this cottage justice !!!!

The hot tub was amazing and was incredibly well maintained during our stay. The house is in lovely surroundings and is very private despite being in close proximity to other properties. The reclining sofa's were a nice touch.

Fabulous location quiet and peaceful but close to local amenities. Outstanding accommodation and extremely helpful owner/site manager.

The location was fab, not far away from the sea. Our dog, Murphy, loved it too!

The cottage was very relaxing, great feeling about the place.

Everything was there for a nice relaxing break,it was very clean and tidy location was supurp and the owners were exellent.

Really great cottage, set in lovely grounds. The hot tub was fantastic. Very enjoyable holiday.

Everything was perfect.

The location was great - lots of walking and fishing. The hosts were so helpful they couldn't do enough for you. The cottage was perfect and spotless. The hot tub was well apprecaited at the end of each day. We will be coming back again and have already told all our friends about it.

The hot tub was the highlight.

Having rented holiday cottages for a few years now, I am happy to say that the owner has put much thought into making the holiday cottage comfortable, from the fantastic outdoor hot tub to the reclining leather sofas. The property felt like a home from home from the moment we unpacked.

It was very peaceful. The owner was very friendly and helpful. The hot tub was the overall highlight for all the family!

Fantastic base to explore the area!

The hot tub was lovely, and we liked that we could bring our dog.

The cottage was in good decorative order. Central for all beaches and attractions.

We loved the property and the feature of the hot tub. We also loved the area, there was so much to do especially for our children. The cottage is beautifully decorated and was an ideal size for our family of four. Thank you so much.

Great new property finished to a high standard with an excellent hot tub. Plenty to do and see, all within reasonable driving distance.

Loved the hot tub. The owners were discreet even though on site, helpful when needed. Loved the peace and tranquillity. A slice of heaven.

The bungalow was of a high standard and the amenities of the bungalow were excellent. The setting of the site was first class, also it was a convenient base to travel further afield. The owners were on site and they were helpful and very friendly, recommended.

Peaceful, spotlessly clean and family friendly

After a few stressful months we were the first family back in after lock down and I can hand on heart 100% assure all future visitors that the cottage and the wider site were spotlessly clean and maintained to a high standard. The hot tub was deep cleaned, as you would expect, between each booking but it was also cleaned each morning, ensuring it was as clean on our last day as day one. We were here for a week and the weather was fair all week with a couple of glorious days. Watchet is a lovely harbour town, the kids loved both the ice-cream and the crabbing in equal amounts. We had our dog with us and with this and certain restrictions still in place, activities were limited for us. We did use Somerset Adventures to do an Escape the Woods (think Escape Room), it was huge amounts of fun, even though we needed an embarrassing amount of clues from Ben who ran the activity. The games in the cottage were also used lots with Battleships and Rummikub being our favourites. Clearly we were also in the hot tub regularly too! I would highly recommend the White Horse Inn nearby. It is a beautiful pub set alongside the river; friendly, good value and the food was nice too! Overall an excellent holiday with some most lovely memories made, thank you to Lynn, Lloyd and the team!

Mr and Mrs

Best cottage on site. so quiet and private. Suprised there are not more reviews as this place is heaven. Hope to get to come back in the future. I had my 60th birthday here and enjoyed every minute. Thanks for a brilliant time and keep up the excellent work

Fantastic Value

A very clean comfortable cottage. Plenty to do locally - mountain biking, swimming, kayaking etc. - and at the end of the day to come back to a hot tub was fantastic ...

Amazing cottage

The cottage is beautifully located, perfect for a relaxing break. We enjoyed the hot tub and BBQ, the garden is well maintained and great for afternoon tea on the veranda. Would highly recommend!

Perfect de-stresser!!

The hot tub was the attraction and it did not disappoint. My sister and I loved it. The huge wall of windows was a special pleasure, as we could watch the wildlife with impunity. Special favourites were the pheasants, incredibly nosy birds, peering in at us. The tub was serviced every day without fail, which we have not found with other hot tub properties, so we were very pleased. Have wonderful photos. It really is an experience, and one we intend to repeat when there is a week available. Area abounds with interest and we look forward to our next visit.

very nice

Could not fault this cottage. Very bright and modern.Only thing that is needed is more crockery there is only 4 of everything.Shower was nice and the hot tub was a bonus.

Little piece of heaven

Amazing cottage, beautifully decorated. Lovely area with so much to do. Owners of property were helpful and friendly. Hottub was a fantastic feature.


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