Watchet, South West England

Walnut Cottage





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Hot Tub

Close To Coast

Pets - Allowed

Property Info

General Info

This modern barn conversion is set on the higher slopes at Shells, a collection of holiday cottages set in several acres of grounds in rural countryside near the Somerset village of Washford. Complete with private garden and hot tub, this Washford cottage has lovely rural views and is ideal for a group of four looking for a relaxing holiday near the coast. All the rooms are on the ground floor and the open plan living room of this Washford cottage is made attractive by the vaulted beamed ceiling, plentiful windows and laminate flooring throughout. The two bedrooms of this Washford cottage share a stylish Italian marble-lined wet room with underfloor heating. At the rear of the cottage there is a fully covered private hot tub, serviced daily by the owners who are members of BISHTA (British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association), providing an extra special touch for your relaxing holiday near the sea. There is also Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery and Co2 Pistol Shooting for larger groups to enjoy (advance bookings only, contact for more information.) The pretty port of Watchet, two miles away, is an ideal place to wander the shops, explore the coast path or visit the Tropiquaria zoo. The North Somerset Coast Path provides spectacular walking, the historic village of Dunster offers a NT-owned castle which dominates the narrow winding cobbled streets of the village, and families will probably want to enjoy the fun at the beach resort of Minehead, a 15 minute drive from this Washford cottage, with a sandy beach, promenade lined with arcades and shops, plus a departure station for the West Somerset steam railway. A luxury Washford cottage near the North Somerset coastal area and Exmoor. Note: This property is near to Refs. 11459, 13806, 16587 and 16588, together they sleep 36. Read More

Property Info

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


Eco electric radiators. Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge, under-counter freezer, washing machine, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Private patio garden at rear, with hot tub, seating and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles and pub 1.5 miles. 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



This was a wonderful accommodation. Loved the heated flooring in the wet room. Home from home. The hot tub was an additional bonus. The site is well planned out providing privacy to each visiting party. There are multitudes of things to do during the day in the surrounding areas, from walks, castles, historic villages, beaches and other places of interest.

The location was great and the accommodation was brilliant, well worth the money.

Excellent property, well equipped and fantastic hot tub. Great base for North Somerset.

The cottage was immaculate and was in a lovely location, with everything you could possibly need. There are so many places to go and visit and we love the combination of hill and coastal walks, so this was perfect for us. The hot tub in the garden was an excellent bonus to come back to each day! The surrounding villages were lovely to explore with some great places to eat - and shop! We had a great time and would definitely recommend to others. We will be back!

Great quality accommodation, quiet location and plenty of room. Ideal for our reduced mobility needs.

We had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. The hot tub was superb.

A lovely cottage in a very nice area, it was quiet and relaxing. It was a chance to get away and enjoy our time as a couple. The hot tub was a wonderful way to relax after a long day out.

Very clean and cosy, exactly what we were looking for. Would definitely recommend this cottage and look forward to going back again soon.

It was a fantastic cottage and location! The owners were lovely and very helpful and the Hot Tub was a nice finishing touch to the cottage. It was dog friendly with loads of local walks, great if you didn't fancy driving. It was a very nice, quiet getaway and we will definitely be back again! Thanks for a great stay.

The property was as described; clean and tidy and of an excellent quality. The hot tub is recommended for any time of the year. The on site people were very helpful.

The cottage was lovely and the hot tub not overlooked. Had own private garden for kids to play so not encroaching on other peoples holidays. The owner introduced himself and was very friendly, and if you had any queries he was all too willing to help. The owners have really put a lot of thought into making our stay as pleasant and stress free as possible.

Everything was well maintained, in excellent condition. The site itself was very clean and tidy. The owner was very helpful, with local information of places to go to eat and what places welcomed dogs. A lot of hard work has gone into the cottages and the up keep of them. The hot tub was brilliant, very clean and it was good to know that the water was changed for each new holiday maker, the water was checked every day to make sure it was at the correct hygiene level. Would definitely recommend.

A perfect relaxing retreat to shut the world out and enjoy the surroundings. We will definitely return.

We paticularly like the personal hot tub in the garden with a comfortable sofa and armchair in lounge. The kitchen was well equipped so you can actually cook a proper meal with a really good fan oven.

The Cottage was private and quiet, with no passing traffic. There was a pleasant outlook from the garden area and there was an adequate private garden area to relax and enjoy the weather. The covered hot hub was excellent to relax in, in the evening and the cottage was nicely furnished and relaxing.

A lovely cottage in a great location

The cottage is in a lovely position with beautiful views. We had a very enjoyable time in this well kept and cosy cottage and although the mornings were quite cold with frost on the ground we were never cold at all. The hot tub was a very enjoyable bonus as were the televisions in every room. The only small quibble I have is that we could have done with a proper freezer, not just a small part of the fridge, but we managed and we were there for nearly two weeks.

Well located, small, single story holiday let with little garden

Walnut cottage was really nice. Site manager Gemma was fabulous - great host and always available. Hot tub was the real selling point to this cottage, well maintained and a very wise investment. Cottage was mostly clean and well equipped. However there are one or two things to note. The garden is not enclosed so dog owners be wary that the 'quick wee' at night requires a lead for roaming pups. The grey gravel surrounding the cottages and parking areas is very dusty and makes a bit of a mess inside. In terms of size, although this is a four person, two bedroom holiday cottage the beds in the second bedroom are bunks and they are small. Probably suitable for a family with little children. The bed in the main bedroom is a double divan with no head board and felt particularly small. It's also on wheels. So if you like to sit up and read in bed you will probably scoot across the room like we did! Completely understand selling a cottage on a website with nice photos but the little touches weren't evident. No cushions on the bed, just the 'no dogs on sofa' cushion, no throws, no little touches in the bathroom as per photos etc. As for cleanliness it was all pretty nice and clean but we did notice huge cobwebs on the skylights that had clearly been there for some time, the coffee table was sticky. Just little things really and nothing so significant it spoilt our holiday but maybe just not quite meeting expectation of a 'luxury' cottage. It is well located for things to do, most of which are at least partially dog friendly. Dunster Castle gardens was a favourite and the Torre cider farm. All in all a nice relaxing break.

Lovely little cottage

Recently stayed in this charming little cottage whilst on a short family holiday to escape ongoing building work at home. The cottage is lovely. Very well equipped and has everything that you would realistically need for a short break away! Hot tub is brilliant and extremely well maintained. There is plenty to do in the local area and cottage is perfect for quiet nights in when the weather turns in! The site is extremely well maintained by manager Gemma, she provided us with a warm welcome and ensured that we had a pleasant stay whilst we were here with nothing being too much trouble. Excellent all round! Will return again

very comfortable cottage

This is a beautifully clean and well equipped cottage, we loved the wetroom with its underfloor heating and the recliner chairs in the lounge. We had a problem with the DVD player and this was immediately rectified when the owner was informed, he bought us a replacement. Outside there is a barbeque and a picnic table and the garden was plenty big enough for our son to enjoy running around in. The Hot tub was lovely although we were slightly disappointed when we were informed that we could not use it after 8pm on the Thursday night because it is drained and cleaned for the new occupants. It has always been part of our holiday to have a soak before bed time. The beds are very comfortable and we always slept well, the only gripe I had was that the mirror in the bedroom needed to be moved because it was too far away from the plug socket so made styling my hair difficult. On the whole though, i would highly recommend staying here. This is a lovely peaceful holiday cottage, the area is fabulous for families with kids, there is a lot to do, lots of family friendly attractions, nice pubs serving good food, real ales and beer gardens with play equipment and beautiful countryside. We had a lovely stay and we didn't want to leave.

Warm well furnished cottage and - the hot tub!

We enjoyed our stay in October here. The countryside is wonderful. The hot tub eased our old bones and inside was comfortable and warm.


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