Watchet, South West England

The Old Byres





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Open Fire / Woodburner

Hot Tub

Close To Coast

Pub Close By

Pets - Allowed

Property Info

General Info

Watchet 2.5 miles. Situated in the charming village of Washford in West Somerset is this lovely cottage, boasting a spacious interior and offering fabulous accommodation for a southern getaway. The Old Byres provides the perfect spot to host a family celebration or special occasion with all the family surrounded by style and luxury. Combining character features with modern décor, as well as underfloor heating and two woodburning stoves, this wonderful cottage feels welcoming and special. The hub of the home is no doubt the large kitchen/diner with a handmade refectory table positioned close to the patio doors so that everyone can spill out onto the lawn for alfresco breakfasts and summery evening barbecues. On cooler evenings, retreat back into this hub where a woodburning stove and sofas provide a snug spot for relaxing in front of the chef as they whip up some delicious food for all. The delightful sitting room has a high vaulted ceiling with plenty of exposed oak beams, with a collection of deep sofas and a woodburning stove resting beneath them, creating the best place to toast your toes after a day of walking in the countryside. Relax together here for a film night, or for a quieter moment there is a piano for the musical member of the family to entertain you. The cottage boasts a mixture of ground-floor and first-floor bedrooms, most with en-suite bathroom, and some even enjoying private TVs, and with a combination of bed sizes that ensure the whole family has a superb sleeping spot. The master bedroom hosts a marvellous super-king-size bed with an en-suite bathroom, with the added feature of an ethanol fire built between the bedroom and bathroom for a romantic and luxury touch. To keep the whole family amused between meals and outings, there is a warm games room which has an electric stove-effect fire and sofas, perfect for the spectators of the pool game to perch on. Why not further relax in the sauna, or have a dip in the swimming pool for some refreshing lengths, or wind down in the hot tub beneath stars. For the little ones and your pets, the enclosed courtyard garden which has a Wendy house and lawned area is a fantastic space for them to run around, with some seats for the adults to sit peacefully. The location affords easy access to the coast, being just around two-miles away, visit the ancient port of Watchet and Blue Anchor Beach for fun days in the sun and sand, the children can enjoy a paddle in the waves while the adults have an epic sandcastle competition. Hop onto the West Somerset Railway to experience some of the lovely scenery found in these parts, or head to the Tropiquaria Wildlife Park to get up close to exotic reptiles, birds and tropical fish in the aquarium providing a great day out for all ages. As well as plenty of walking and cycling routes and trails scattered around and historic houses and gardens waiting to be visited, The Old Byres makes for a wonderful choice for a family holiday to Somerset. Read More

Property Info

Eight bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size double with en-suite bath, shower, double basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size double with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor family room with 1 super-king-size double and 1 single, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x single. Ground-floor sauna with shower, basin and WC. Ground-floor bathroom with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area, sofa area and woodburner. Utility. Sitting room with woodburner. Snug with traditional board games. Games room with pool table and electric woodburner Read More


Oil central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves and underfloor heating. Electric range oven and hob, double oven, ceramic hob, 2 x microwaves, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, 2 x DVDs, Xbox, CD/radio, stereo music system, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent, sauna charged via coin meter. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Off road parking for 5 cars. Private patio and lawned garden with furniture and BBQ leading to shared lawned garden opening on to accessible field. Sole use of hot tub and outdoor swimming pool. Three well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: There are outdoor steps and a stream in the grounds and care should be taken. Note: The drive at the property is only large enough to accommodate family-sized cars, up to people carriers. Note: There may be some road noise. Note: The swimming pool will only be heated from Jun-Aug inclusive. Note: The first floor bedrooms have some limited headroom, care to be taken. Note: If the booking is a hen/stag party or similar please make the owner aware prior to arrival. Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Electric
  • Seats 7 people
  • Not sunken
  • Undercover
  • Located outside



Why do we need to go anywhere else today ??

So said one of our children. Truth is we didn't need to.Minehead and Dunster Castle are near though. As are the shops.... but by car not walking. Family party of 15 with ages ranging from 4 to 70 and every one of us had fallen in love with the place by the time we left. So much to do tub...pool..table tennis (I won !)....adjoining paddock for frisbies, games, running,walking......quiet areas...TV lounges etc etc. Minor niggles...the property is on the busy A39 so walking to the village not for toddlers although opposite the gate is a little used path via fields to the Cider Farm at Torre, Check the O/S map before you attempt this. The property is getting on for 15 years old and some wear and tear is evident but the maintenance and cleaning crew are friendly and responsive. We would go back.

Amazing House

We had a family gathering here for a long weekend. The communication prior and post visit was excellent. The house was immaculate and contained everything we needed, plenty for a large party of people. Each room and the whole space was well thought out and included finishing touches. The hottub and outside spaces were excellent with ample furniture and we were lucky to be able to spend time outside enjoying them. The views were amazing and it was a lovely walk to the nearest coastal town. An amazing venue definitely contributed to the enjoyment of our weekend.

WOW!!! My daughter in law excelled herself when she found this superb holiday let!

WOW!!! My daughter in law excelled herself when she found this superb holiday let . In all my years I have never stayed in a nicer or well equipped holiday home, ample pots for everything you need to prepare and cook, all spotlessly clean along with the whole property which is very nicely furnished too . The position is perfect too , so many lovely places around to visit if you can tear yourself away from the byres ! We were all so impressed and loved our stay and were blessed with the unexpected ‘heatwave’ in February ! Making it an even better time but even so if it had rained every day nothing could have dampened our love for the place . None of us could fault any part of it and cannot wait to visit again . The grandchildren loved the snooker, table tennis and we all loved the hot tub and sauna . In all a wonderful time with the family where happy memories were made to treasure always . Thank you to all who provide such a lovely place for us to share in ??

Absolutely superb in every aspect

A large group of us descended on Old Byres for New Year’s 2019. The house has loads of things to keep children and adults of all ages entertained for days. From a Hot Tub and very effective sauna to a decent size pool table and toys and games in the cupboards. Not forgetting outdoor aspects such as table tennis and a kids Wendy house. We didn’t get in the pool as it was winter but it looked great. Big TVs & audio facilities are present. I think 3 log burners from memory providing a lovely feel to an already warm house. Stacks of space, even a second utility area with a spare fridge which is very handy when going away with big numbers. Massive lounge plus a large family/dining area with plenty of seats for dinner. The cleanliness was superb. The people who look after the house were extremely helpful and responsive. Really easy check-in with a great welcome package. From start to finish Sara (the owner) was fantastic to deal with. Location excellent for day trips or just sightseeing locally.


what a fantastic cottage. nothing to complains about. plenty of room for everyone. kitchen very well equipped. we had snow which was lovely to see on the big open fields. logs fire sauna hot tub all used. welcome hamper was all used up especially the chocolate cake. correspondence between Sarah and us was fantastic nothing was too much trouble she answered all our questions. Go to the Blue Anchor pub short drive away. right on the coast amazing old pub. lots of supermarkets. Minehead was fun too.


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