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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Bridgwater

Hillside Cottage in Bridgwater, Somerset

From: €320 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Hillside Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Hillside Cottage is a semi-detached character cottage in the pretty Somerset village of Spaxton, to the west of Bridgwater and can sleep four people. The cottage has a king-size double, a twin, a bathroom, a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with a woodburner. Outside there is off road parking for one car, a private front courtyard, a rear, enclosed, lawned garden with furniture and a barbecue, an external WC and an outbuilding for bike storage and walking equipment. Hillside Cottage is a wonderful base for a relaxing holiday.

The village of Spaxton is quiet and rural and is situated six miles west of Bridgwater, set within the foothills of the Quantock Hills, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Somerset offers 3 areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Quantock, Mendip and Blackdown Hills. Lose yourself in the glory of nature, take a ride on a steam train, visit a traditional farmers' market or explore your mystical side at Glastonbury.

Electric convector heaters with woodburner. Electric double oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer box. Washing machine in external utility, dishwasher, Smart TV that can be used to access Netflix , Blu-ray, DVD, radio, iPod dock, high speed WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, infant's booster seat and stairgate. Electric car charging point. Off road parking for 1 car. Bike storage. Private front courtyard, rear enclosed, lawned garden with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub 12 mins walk. Note: Mobile phone signal can be intermittent indoors, good signal available in front rooms. Note: Travel cot fits in each bedroom. Note: Electric car charging point by arrangement with owner. Note: This property accepts 7 night bookings with a Friday arrival.

Cottage amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Self-Catering Reviews

Pamela H
September 2021
Lovely well equipped cottage inside with the added benefit of off-road parking and rear garden outside. Excellent base to return to after days out in the Quantock Hills, Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury, Dunster and coastal walks from East Quantoxhead to St Audries bay (you can go further if you don't hit high tide) and Kilve beach. Highly recommend taking your dog for a roam around the Quantocks.
Helen M
October 2020
Hillside cottage offers lovely, comfortable accommodation in a lovely Somerset village. There are a variety of walks from the front door. Further afield are several National Trust properties and RSPB reserves well worth visiting. Despite current Coronavirus limitations we were able to enjoy lunch most days at nearby pubs and cafes. The cottage owners and caretakers have paid great attention to providing everything needed for a comfortable and safe holiday.
October 2020
We had a lovely week staying at Hillside Cottage;it was perfect for us and our 2 dogs. The cottage is immaculate and extremely comfy as well as being in the perfect location for The Quantocks. The village is ideal with a brilliant shop and a nice pub. Thank you Hillside for a great holiday.
Mr Roberts
September 2020
This was the best cottage we have stayed in, which is a good statement as all our previous ones from Sykes have been excellent.. Hillside Cottage was very clean comfortable, and has everything you need. We took our 2 dog's who loved the very secure garden and lovely walks,one only 20 yds from the front door .Plenty of great places to see and explore. Would Highly Recommend. A credit to the owners and managers.
Mr Roberts, September 2020
September 2020
This characterful cottage is set within a lovely Somerset village with several walks from the doorstep.. Within easy reach are many National Trust estates and RSPB reserves. The coastlines of both north Somerset and Devon are also nearby. Hillside cottage is a great base for a relaxing holiday.
August 2020
Lovely, quaint property with lots of character, meticulously maintained, ideal for young family and a pet. In hot weather property was also nice and cool. Secure garden a massive plus for dog and also storing bikes. Everything that you needed was provided in the kitchen and bathroom and WiFI was excellent. Location was remote and quiet which was what we wanted but plenty of day trips within 45 minutes drive and nice local store and play area for children. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Mrs Mercer, September 2020
August 2020
Second time visit at Hillside love the cottage love the area everything we wanted thankyou
Mr Chambers, August 2020
July 2020
The cottage was beautiful and just as it looked on the website.. particularly enjoyed the peaceful location and the friendliness of the local residents
Mrs Templeman, July 2020
March 2020
Loads of lovely walks with the dogs, coast nearby, cottage is nicely decorated and well equipped..
July 2019
The location is lovely. The cottage has all the amenities you need. The local store run by residents had an exellent variety of foods. Eating out was a dream Particolarly The Lamb Inn Will visit again
April 2019
We were highly delighted with our stay in Hillside Cottage. The cottage was very well equipped, comfortable, very clean and everything is finished to a high standard. The log burner makes it warm and cosy in the evening. The beautiful garden is very dog friendly, our girls loved it. very quiet too. Lots of information on the surrounding area. We visited Weston Super Mare, Burnham on sea and the lovely beach at Kilve.The harbour at Watchet is well worth a visit too. Overall a perfect holiday.
Ms Whiter
March 2019
The cottage was very peaceful and well equipped, the enclosed lovely garden was a must as we had our two small dogs with us.. We loved the fact that we could park our car off road at the cottage. The birds were singing every morning as we sat enjoying our coffee outside. We could not get over that we were only 8 miles from the town of Bridgwater, yet were at the beginning of the Quantocks with easy reach to lovely walks, Dunster,Watchet and Minehead. Plenty of pubs to eat at and found some lovely cafes serving cream teas. We would book Hillside cottage again as we were so happy there. Thank you to Sykes and the owners, a perfect stay.
March 2019
Beautiful, quiet, secure garden for our dogs.. Excellent, clean, well equipped cottage with the added bonus of the log burner. Perfect holiday. Thank you.
David A
December 2018
A lovely 'lived in' feel to this comfortable, well equipped cottage. Lovely walks around the village for us and the dog if you did not want to go out in the car. Well stocked village shop for essentials and supermarkets within 6 miles. The lanes around are narrow, however we got used to them quickly and did not meet with any problems. Woodburner was a bonus especially at the time of year. Would visit again, probably in the summer to make the most of the lovely enclosed and peaceful garden.
December 2018
My husband and I had a very enjoyable and memorable week at Hillside Cottage at the end of November. The cottage is ideally placed for rambles in the picturesque scenery of the Quantock hills: don't miss the view from Cothelstone Hill on a fine day. We also enjoyed the well-presented Steart nature reserve where we saw starling murmurations. The nearest beach is just a few miles away at Kilve- a rocky beach where it is not uncommon to find ammonites. There are many excellent farm cafes and historic pubs to eat out in the pretty local villages. Spaxton itself is a friendly village with a community-run shop and the Lamb Inn which offers great home-made pies. We were very comfortable in Hillside Cottage which is cosy, clean and exceptionally well-equipped. We loved our evenings by the woodburner in the huge, old fireplace. The owners provide plentiful local information and the managers are available if needed. We considered our holiday to be excellent value for money. Do travel prepared for Somerset's lovely but narrow and winding lanes.
December 2018
It was very nice thank you
Mr Anderson
November 2018
Lovely comfortable cottage which had a 'lived in' feeling so we felt at home as soon as we arrived.. Quiet location with narrow roads when driving to places. Walks immediately from the cottage which was ideal for the dog and for days when we chose not to venture out. Community shop good for essentials, however supermarkets within a 10 minute drive. Would certainly consider a re-visit in the future, maybe in the summer as it was cold in the cottage, however it was November. The woodburner was very welcome in the evenings.
Mrs Wells
November 2018
We stayed in Hillside Cottage in picturesque Somerset for a week at the end of November doing family history research.. The historic cottage is charming, cosy and exceptionally well equipped. We especially enjoyed the woodburning stove in its huge, old fireplace on the long, dark evenings as well as the lovely view across the countryside from the main bedroom. The owners/ managers provide extensive, helpful local information, maps and guidebooks. Spaxton is close to the Quantock Hills making it an ideal holiday location for walking; the views across Somerset and to South Wales from the hills can take your breath away. Spaxton has an excellent community-run shop and a traditional pub which offers home-made pies.There are many excellent farm cafes and characterful pubs in the area. We enjoyed seeing starling flocks at the well-presented Steart Nature Reserve just a few miles away and exploring the geology of the nearby beach at Kilve. A particular thank you to Gavin the manager for a helpful pre-visit chat regarding avoiding traffic congestion around Bristol on our arrival day. If you're not familiar with rural Somerset do be prepared for narrow, windy lanes.
Mrs Newland
September 2018
Cottage lovely n well equipped they advised us on arrival that the toaster had just broken so we accepted these things happen, but also the washing machine had an intermittent fault n could take 30 minutes of pressing n poking to activate n then the cycle kept stopping these needs to be sorted we were 4 adults n 2 babies n a reliable machine is a necessity..
Mrs Hutchinson
June 2018
Very comfortable cottage with a safe dog friendly garden .. Community shop in village for supplies - lots of places to visit in surrounding area. The cottage was well presented with a welcome pack on arrival feeling very homely from the start .would recommend to friends and family.
Mr Orrett
May 2018
Quality of fittings and furnishings-a home from home in a glorious part of the country Most important to us was that the little dogs were secure and this they were Thank you and we hope that you have similar properties although "Hillside "will take some beating and we will be back in 2019! Also community shop a joy and good value Kind Regards Nige,Sue and the Adorables
Karen M
April 2018
We found the cottage very comfortable and well equipped. With a private garden and seating for that outdoor dining experience. Set in the small village of Spaxton on the edge of the Quantock Hills. Within easy reach of a number of places of interest and the Somerset coast.
Karen M
April 2018
This is a very a comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage.. Well situated for exploring a wide area - north Somerset/Devon coast, into Exmoor and Devon and ideal for walks into the Quantock Hills.
Mr Davey
December 2017
A lovely ,snug ,warm cottage in a quite area of Somerset we loved our stay and would recommend this cottage to anyone..
October 2017
Hillside Cottage is a very well maintained, well equipped cottage in the peaceful village of Spaxton and we thoroughly enjoyed our weekend there. We enjoyed the pretty rear garden and can imagine that, in the winter months, the cottage will be welcoming, cosy and warm. The village has a lovely pub and an excellent community shop - both within a ten to fifteen minute walk of the cottage. We would have no hesitation in recommending Hillside Cottage and would stay there again.
Mrs Neal
October 2017
As we used you before we expected it to be good - and it was!
October 2017
We knew Sykes had a good reputation and were not disappointed.. Loved the cottage, very nice location, very happy with our holiday
September 2017
We used the cottage as a base to visit family, see the wonderful Haynes Car Museum, Yeovil Fleet Air Arm Museum, Glastonbury and Cheddar Gorge. We also visited the beach to see the fossils, and enjoyed the steam railway from Bishops Lydyard to Minehead and Dunster Castle. A week was nowhere near enough time to see it all. The local people were so polite and friendly, and the cottage itself had more thoughtful touches than you can imagine. Excellent value, well done Sandi and Colin, and thanks for welcoming us to your cottage.
September 2017
Hillside Cottage nestles in the village of Spaxton Somerset. The accommodation is well equipped with a secluded garden and within easy walking distance of a village store where local people make you really welcome. Plenty of good safe local walks and easy access by car to the main resorts and activities. The owners are to be congratulated on the care they have taken in making this cottage a true home from home.
September 2017
A lovely little cottage in a quiet little village off the beaten track. Handy for the Quantock Hills and Bridgwater and beyond, or just sitting in the garden relaxing. Some lovely little touches from the owners to greet us; tea-bags, sweets and biscuits laid on! All the amenities you would expect, plus some you wouldn't, all in excellent, clean, condition. Certainly hope to go back in the future.
September 2017
The cottage is on a windy road in a quiet place but you are only 10 to 15 minutes from Bridgwater by car which has supermarkets and takeaways. For a bigger resort there is Minehead less than an hour away and there are dog friendly beaches in between. The cottage itself is cosy, comfortable and exceptionally clean and well equipped. It felt like a home from home. Whether you are sitting around the kitchen table or lounging on the sofa, it is perfect. The nearest pub is a mile walk and that is a lovely place too. There are lots of places to walk the dogs but you do have to get in your car to start with in the main, if you want to let them off lead. There is a lovely mile loop just round the corner that you can do on lead first thing in the morning. We ran a very hilly 5 mile course as well, which was great. Congratulations to the owners and Gary who looks after the place. Cannot wait to find an opportunity to go back. The information we received before we went was excellent too.
Mrs Folkard
August 2017
The cottage had everything we needed.. It was ideally located in a beautiful village and gave us the peace and tranquility we needed!
judi o
June 2017
We have just returned from hillside cottage and what a fantastic week we have had the cottage is one of the nicest we have stayed in great location and the view over the country side is superb the cottage itself was lovely extremely clean and very well equipped especially the kitchen we especially liked the private sunny garden and had many a meal outside its so quaint many places to visit we must return at some point there is so much to see and most definitely return to hillside.
judi o
June 2017
It did what it said on the tin, so was up to expectations as usual, thank you
Amanda Y
May 2017
Great walks on the Quantocks...SO peaceful! Cottage cosy and very good facilities...really appreciated the woodburner.
Mrs Sanderson
May 2017
This is the second time I've returned to Hillside, I absolutely love it there and will be going back in the summer.. Its so peaceful and relaxing there, I feel my shoulders dropping as soon as i open the front door. The surrounding country side is beautiful and great for walking and getting some fresh air. The garden is very dog friendly, my dog loves it there. I had the log burner on this time as it got a little chilly at night and it was wonderful!. Thanks again for a lovely holiday.
Karen S
September 2016
Beautiful little cottage with everything you could ever need in it. My dog loved the garden and it was totally doggy friendly. We will definitely be booking to stay again, thank you for providing a wonderful base for my holiday.
ted w
September 2016
Lots of nice walks and viewsinthe Quantocks. We had a lovely dog walk from pretty Quantoxhead down to the coastal path. We wandered along the sea line, not for the faint hearted, towards Chantry. Look for the quaint tea gardens. Here you can enjoy lovely traditional food. I had tomato and sweet potato soup with lovely bread, absolutely scrumptious, best ever. My better half tucked into a cream tea. Finished the round walk with a stroll back to the car along a footpath through open fields. Dunster castle , Weston S. Mare and Sands bay were enjoyed. An enjoyable visit to Taunton was topped with our lunch. Try and find "Loafers" near the centre. They are tucked away near the end of a small shopping arcade. They do a wonderful selection of lovely take away food. The choices available are vast. The biggest problem is choosing, and it is healthy and tasty. lovely staff also. Back to Spaxton. Lots of lanes. The cottage is best approached from Bridgewater from West st, just past Morrisons on the Broadway.
Miss Newberry
August 2016
Excellent cottage. Everything had been thought of, there was nothing you were short of in the kitchen, it really was home from home. Highly recommended will definitely book again.
Mr Griffin
July 2016
Hillside is a lovely cottage, and the enclosed garden was brilliant for our dogs. Really dog friendly. Lots of information on places to visit at the cottage. We loved it
Mr Lowe
May 2016
The Cottage was very clean, tidy and nicely decorated, with a well stocked kitchen and nicely enclosed garden for the dogs. The welcome folder contained plenty of information on the local area and there were plenty of maps to use to help us explore.
Miss Simpson
May 2016
The cottage is lovely and perfect for a couple or small family. We used the wood burner several times and it heated the whole cottage thoroughly. The garden is secure, which was great for our dog. The location is great for exploring Somerset.
Mrs Costa
May 2016
We loved the cottage and had a wonderful time in Somerset. The information folder provided gave us some great tips to make the most of our break. The cottage itself was wonderful; spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and very homely and cosy. We also found the WiFi extremely useful. We have already recommended it to friends and look forward to re-booking ourselves soon.
Mr Cameron
April 2016
I liked the quiet village location, with nearby country walks.
April 2016
We arrived fairly late after a long-ish journey to find a lovely cottage - a welcome pack, which included tea, coffee, milk, biscuits & chocolates, had been left for us and was very welcome indeed. A designated parking space has fairly recently (I believe) been created in the front garden - this is very useful as the terrace of houses, of which Hillside Cottage is a part, got quite busy and it would have been difficult to park on the narrow road otherwise. There is also the facility to charge an electric car if you have one! The cottage is very comfortable and nicely decorated. There's also a washing machine and dishwasher; the fridge is on the small side but it was ok for us. The wood burning stove was lovely - the first basket of logs & kindling being free with a charge for additional logs used which is fair enough. The bedrooms are a nice size and the beds comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped. Mobile reception isn't great - there are a couple of spots in the cottage where you can get a signal but this is mentioned in the cottage guide. The Wi-Fi is very useful. Spaxton is a lovely quiet village and, as it has no street lights, is good if you want to check out the night sky. The village has a community shop and there are plenty of supermarkets in Bridgewater, about 6 miles away. Hillside Cottage is very well placed for exploring Exmoor & the coast and I would definitely recommend it.
Mrs Dare
September 2015
A really lovely cosy cottage with everything you could need. It had a great garden and was super dog friendly, really enjoyed our break.
Mr Woolsey
August 2015
We had a fabulous holiday the accommodation was 5 star, the cottage was more than we expected!
Edith P
August 2015
Our holiday was absolutely wonderful, due in no small part to this chocolate box cottage in an idyllic setting ! superbly furnished throughout. a great place to spend a week and recharge your batteries. Would highly recommend this wonderful property.
July 2015
This cottage is lovely - very clean and tidy. The dog loved the outside enclosed garden. All mod-cons, everything you could ask for. Lots of info provided for things to do and theres lots to do! Great places to take the dog! I shall be definitiely recommending this little haven.
Mrs Reid
June 2015
A beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need, and in a lovely village. The location is ideal for exploring Somerset. There were some lovely walks from the village which our dog also enjoyed.
Ms Gray
May 2015
The cottage was very well equipped and furnished with a good garden for the dogs to play in. A peaceful location and ideally situated for touring Somerset.
May 2015
We stayed in the Hillside Cottage in Spaxton in May for a week. We found the cottage clean, well looked after an very welcoming. The location was easy to find and isn't too far away from a few smaller towns with supermarkets, but is far enough in the countryside that it is very quiet. Well found the cottage well equipped for a family holiday (for us two adults and a 4 year old). The cottage has a modern feel with the perfect mix of old cottage environment. There is a wide variety of cooking utensils - although I'd suggest bringing a few knives, forks, spoons as those at the cottage are plastic. There are a lot of sharp knives and other cooking utensils otherwise. The only other thing worth noting to is to do some food shopping every couple of days - the fridge was ideal for us for fresh food for about two days, there is a freezer but it is a small freezer box in the fridge (ideal for us as we just needed a way to freeze our ice packs for our lunch bag). The beds were comfy and we slept well. The garden is a good size and although we didn't bring a dog I can see why people with a dog feel it's an ideal place for them. The washing machine was very useful - prevents loads of washing when we get home! LOVED the fire! There was a lot of information provided about walking routes and local attractions. Very very ideal for walkers. For us it was a little out of the way - about an hour to most kid friendly attractions, but there was a lot of variety on offer in the location. Also notable thing about the cottage is it is surrounded front & back with rapeseed fields and if you have hayfever or allergies make sure you bring some tablets. The views are spectacular though! Also wifi is located in cottage (or not shared off near location) - all info supplied in the house welcome book. Phone reception in and out in areas of the house. Overall we've been really impressed and have had a wonderful time. I'd highly recommend it as it's been so so lovely. I'd definitely come back again, excellent value for money
May 2015
We booked over the bank holiday weekend with our two dogs. The cottage is amazingly well equipped, a real home from home. It was a relaxing break, such a peaceful place to stay. Lovely outlook from bedroom window of fields and more fields. Dogs loved the back garden. Very central to tour Somerset and Devon. Would definitely recommend this cottage and would love to go back.
Mr Sewell
April 2015
In our opinion it was like home from home. The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable. In a great location for touring Somerset. We couldn't of wished for a better place to stay, every need was catered for. Would hope to return in the future.
Andy S
April 2015
My wife and I were lucky to find this cottage for the Easter break. In our opinion it was like home from home. The facilities were excellent. The cottage is clean, very well equipped and ALL needs are catered for. The enclosed garden was particularly safe for our dog. The location of the cottage is ideal for touring Somerset, plenty of information was supplied for doing so. We will definitely return in the future.
Mr Stone
October 2014
Enjoyed the peace and quiet in Hillside cottage, which is a lovely well equipped cottage, gave us the chance to have a super relaxed holiday.
Mr Long
September 2014
An excellent location for a walking holiday with some easy walks from the cottage.
Mr Pullan
July 2014
A comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage in an excellent position.
Mrs Lawrence
July 2014
Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings. A great deal of thought had gone into the design and furnishing of the accommodation, which made for a very easy and relaxing holiday. Really appreciated the safety gate and high chair for our young son, and the helpfulness of the man who called me with the key code and provided lots of useful information. The owners had also provided tonnes of information about the practicalities of the cottage and of local attractions, which again made planning our days very stress-free.
Mrs Butcher
June 2014
Liked the peace and quiet, it was a pleasure to stay at Hillside Cottage. The owners had thought of everything to make your stay comfortable.
Mrs Fawsitt
May 2014
The cottage was 'perfect' in every way. Everything had been well thought out. We loved the garden especially the views and sunsets over the back field. Again, well thought through to enable visitors to get the most out of it. I can not rave enough to my family and friends about this lovely place. We have stayed in several cottages over the years but this is my number one! I hope we will visit again in the future.
Mr Banks
May 2014
A very nice cottage with everything we needed available- a comfortable home from home. An ideal location for all nearby attractions with a good sized garden for pets. I would willingly recommend this property.
Mrs Ferris
January 2014
Log burner made it warm and cosy.
Mrs Cree
September 2013
The cottage was lovely. We had a wonderful holiday, and would certainly use Sykes Cottages again, and recommend you to friends and family.
Mr Mayor
September 2013
The cottage was very clean and homely. We would definitely recommend it to friends.
Mr Stretton
May 2013
The cottage was quite delightful and this made it particularly good as was the weather. We liked the fact that you could sit in the front and back gardens to enjoy the sun. We thought the amenities in the cottage more than fulfilled all our needs. We particularly liked the fact that there was a king size bed, which was very comfortable, as this is what we're used to. Excellent Broadband
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