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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Minehead

Walnut Cottage in Minehead, Somerset

From: €589 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Walnut Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Walnut Cottage is a modern barn conversion, 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 and can sleep four people in two bedrooms. This all ground floor cottage has a double bedroom, a room with adult bunks, a wet room and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area and a utility room. Outside there is off road parking for two cars, a private patio garden at the rear, with a hot tub, seating and a barbecue. Walnut Cottage is a wonderful base for your relaxing holiday near the sea. Please note - charging for electric cars is not permitted. Charging available in Minehead (10 mins away).

Area
The rural village of Washford in Somerset is situated on the A39 between Minehead and Bridgwater. Two miles away is the pretty coastal port of Watchet, plus the stunning Exmoor National Park and The Quantock Hills are close by. There are many coastal and inland villages to explore in the area and the busy resort of Minehead offers a sandy beach, golf course and traditional seaside attractions.

Region
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.

Amenities
Eco electric radiators. Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge, under-counter freezer, washing machine, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, Netflix, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel Cot on request (Cot bedding not provided). 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 permitted.Charging available in Minehead (10 mins away).

Cottage amenities

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

Jean E
May 2021
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.
Mr Staines
August 2020
The cottage was in an excellent location for sightseeing in Somerset and beyond.. Plenty of good pubs locally to eat out. Hot tub was a real hit.
Mr Staines, August 2020
August 2020
Perfect location.. Lovely and cosy cottage, has absolutely everything you could need. Exceptionally clean. Lovely family holiday in a quiet and private setting.
Mrs Karska, August 2020
February 2020
Beautiful site and lovely cottage no complaints at all and would definitely recommend
Mrs Broadbent, February 2020
December 2019
I think you delivered everything you stated.. Modern comfy furnishings.
Ms Dorrington, December 2019
November 2019
Had a week away at the end of November to spend some time walking along the coast and exploring Exmoor.. The location of the site was ideal for this being a short drive from Dunster and the coast. Accommodation was excellent as it was warm and comfortable with everything we needed. The site was lovely and quiet. The hot tub was ideal for relaxing after many hours of walking and it was checked and maintained each day by Dan or by Louis the site owner. We had a really pleasant and relaxing stay.
Dr Bartlett, November 2019
September 2019
The site was lovely and clean.. All cottages were sited to be very private. Cottage was exceptionally clean with lovely facilities. The hot tub was a bonus. It was cleaned every morning. It would be nice if the garden was fenced so you could let your dog out whilst you sat in the sun.
Mrs Perry, September 2019
September 2019
Walnut Cottage is delightful, we have been 6 times we love it so much, very dog friendly.. Lloyd and Lyne wonderful hosts, nothing to much trouble. Lovely places to visit especially Dunster Castle. We shall be booking again very soon.
Ms Kingdon, September 2019
August 2019
Cottage was beautiful and kept in lovely grounds.. Although several cottages together it felt private. Lloyd kept the hot tub clean. They even provided you with 4 sun loungers. Overall it was a lovely holiday in a beautiful location
Mrs Richardson, August 2019
July 2019
The cottage was just what we needed, quiet, private and in a lovely setting.. Only a few miles from the delightful village of Watchet and stunning bay and beach at Blue Anchor. We are already booking to go back. Thank you
Mrs Gibson-wain, July 2019
June 2019
Spotless top to bottom lovely time
Ms Morgan
April 2019
A lovely cottage, well equipped, maintained and spotlessly clean.. Would definitely stay again
Mr Garrett, June 2019
April 2019
This is our 4th visit to Walnut Cottage, it's always so lovely to go back and see Lloyd and Sharon they are so kind nothing to much trouble.. I highly recommend a visit . We hope to go back again later in the year
Mrs Mills Smith
March 2019
We felt for the price and in a house sleeping four adults one single roll of toilet paper was not enough.. We had to ask for a second which was embarrassing! Also in a cottage with a hot tub more than one towel per adult was definitely needed. Or we ought to be advised to bring our own. There was a washing machine but no dryer so couldn't even wash them. On arrival we had no light... Which was quickly sorted but still not a good first impression. Then shortly after we lost water too. The site manager came in to fix this issue but we were sat having dinner and he worked around us in quite a small space, climbing a ladder millimetres away from my plate. Not good!
Mrs Buxton
December 2018
The comfort of the cottage was great.. The hot tub was amazing and lovely and private. The kitchen was well equipped but lacked a decent dinner plate, we had to go out and buy four plates to serve our dinner on. Other than that, couldn't fault it.
Mrs Cole
December 2018
Quiet and peaceful with plenty of lovely walks.. Advertised very accurate with all information we required. Second time stayed and booked with walnut cottage and would still go back again. Our third time booked with Sykes cottages and would book again plenty of places and areas to go. Very good all round company thanks again
Mr Lestrange
October 2018
Lovely Cottage and hot tub, really enjoyed our stay, very quiet, just what we needed..
Mrs Robertson
September 2018
It's was the most stess free holiday I have ever had .. My family enjoyed it the hot tub was fantastic and it was great for Nuala the German Shepherd had the greatest time ever So good that we hope to come again twice next year thank you very much
Mrs Hartfield
September 2018
A lovely quiet spot.. Clean and cosy cottage. Could hear the peacocks and monkeys from the nearby zoo in the morning. Hot tub particularly welcome after long days spent walking. Gemma was welcoming and helpful. Garden might be improved by enclosed fencing for those visitors like us who have a dog. A great base in which you can explore the local area and we left feeling relaxed and rejuvinated !
Mr Jader
August 2018
We had a great relaxed holiday in our home away from home.. It had a huge welcoming feel from when you pull into the driveway. We were given a warm welcome from the start. The cottage and hot tub were very clean. I would recommend this place to everyone and hope to visit again ourselves.
Mrs Truman
August 2018
The position of the cottage is perfectly private and we felt at ease about our two excited boys playing outside without upsetting people in nearby cottages.. The facilities within the cottage were outstanding, even down to pegs for the washing line, washing up liquid, every type of utensil, pot and pan so that if you wanted to make a full dinner you had the means to do so. I was very pleased to see mattress and pillow protectors on all beds (although I did bring my own waterproof one for my youngest who occasionally gets caught short at night). As well as the standard dustpan and brush, there was a vacuum cleaner and mop and bucket. We even had boxes of games to play as a family. We all enjoyed having underfloor heating in the wet room along with a heated towel rail. Quite simply, it's the most well equip cottage we have ever stayed in. The location of the cottage is great, and very accessible to the main routes around the South West, so day trips were trouble free, and there is a lot to see and do in the area. We found the owners friendly and helpful, and there if you needed them. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again if we chose to holiday in the area again.
Mrs Mitsi
July 2018
The owner was happy to help with anything we wanted, he was on hand if we needed help.. The cottage was spotless and we and our dogs were made to feel welcome. The location was excellent and we enjoyed trips out to the local amenities. We enjoyed a visit to the coast and also Taunton. The cottage was all on one level which was great for my mum and our dogs. Lovely restful week and would visit again.
Ms Townsend
July 2018
A little worn in general with furniture but comfortable.. A small welcome pack or at least a cleaning product would be nice. Garden chairs need replacing. Windows needed cleaning. Hot tub fabulous. Gemma brilliant. Nothing too much trouble. A credit to the team at Shells Cottages.
BCJC
June 2018
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.
Mrs Cliff
June 2018
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.
Mr Bush
June 2018
The whole experience was a pleasure, from the moment we arrived till the moment we left.. Gemma the site manager made us welcome and was helpful and available for advice and information on the local area. My wife and I would have no hesitation in recommending Shell Cottages to anyone.
Mrs Jenkins
May 2018
Gemma very helpful if you do have a problem, shower was too hot, soon sorted..
Miss Vernon
May 2018
Cottage has everything, you could require.. Finished to a high standard. Gemma who runs the site, is friendly & efficient. A great asset to the site. A totally relaxing week
Mrs Bailey
May 2018
We had a great week.. Greeted by Gemma on arrival, showed us around, how things worked, very friendly welcome The property is even better in real life than the pictures. Even having properties around you does not affect your privacy or the peacefulness of this lovely location. Fed the local birds, and watched them feed on the bird table from the lounge. The hot tub is cared for daily which is reassuring for all. The local area has lots to do (some of which will be waiting for our 2nd visit!) We have a dog, and this was great for her, however, if you need a totally secure garden - this garden is in no way secure, its open, with open fences. Comfy beds, clean linen provided.
Ms Kingdon
April 2018
This is our 4th visit to Shells cottages.. Wonderful accommodation, lovely furnishings, bedding high quality. Delightful hosts. Nothing to much trouble thank you Gemma. Planning our next holiday there. A footnote from Sofia (dog) absolutely loved the pheasants, squirrels and lovely walks.
Ms Kingdon
November 2017
This is our second visit to Shell cottages.. Wonderful Walnut cottage, so comfortable, spotlessly clean, lovely bedlinen and everything you could possible need. The hosts were amazing nothing to much trouble.Ideal for visiting lovely villages and Dunster Castle. We can't wait to book again.Thankyou both for a wonderful stay. Thank you Sykes for your ease of booking, everything top notch, highly recommended thankyou
MSlade0594
September 2017
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
MSlade0594
September 2017
The place was excellent and staff was brilliant, if only you could remove the road works on the M5.. LOL
Mrs Grant
July 2017
The friendly manager on site very helpful, a tumble dryer would have been useful for swimwear after hot tub
Mr Shirtcliffe
March 2017
This cottage is beautifully situated.. The site is well maintained and the staff are great. It's a lovely cottage and the well maintained hot tub was lovely at the end of of day
Mr Shirtcliffe, March 2017
November 2016
Lovely little cottage in a great location.. Very clean, cosy & private and the hot tub is lovely. Although dog friendly, the private garden is not secure and having to keep them on a lead to wee wasn't ideal and would be the main reason we wouldn't book again.
Miss Ledger, November 2016
September 2016
Lovely cottage, hot tub was fab.. Photos do not do justice to the size or quality of the cottage. Very friendly helpful manager.
Mrs Hasprey-young, September 2016
August 2016
Superb location and cottage, could not fault in any way.. Very clean and welcoming, had a superb stay! Only piece of feedback would actually be on the advertisement - we would strongly recommend making it very clear on the advert that children are not allowed to use the hot tub, as our little girl had been looking forward to this for months, and was obviously very disappointed when we arrived to find out that she could not use it. No other complaints at all other than this through.
Mr Phipps
November 2015
Excellent property, well equipped and fantastic hot tub. Great base for North Somerset.
Mr Smith
November 2015
The location was great and the accommodation was brilliant, well worth the money.
Mr Jackson, August 2016
November 2015
The location was great and the accommodation was brilliant, well worth the money..
Mr Paine
October 2015
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.
Mr Smith, November 2015
October 2015
Excellent property, well equipped and fantastic hot tub.. Great base for North Somerset.
Mr Phipps, October 2015
October 2015
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.
Miss Bowering
September 2015
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.
Mr Pennock
July 2015
Great quality accommodation, quiet location and plenty of room. Ideal for our reduced mobility needs.
Miss Bowering, August 2015
July 2015
Great quality accommodation, quiet location and plenty of room.. Ideal for our reduced mobility needs.
Mrs Morbey
June 2015
We had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. The hot tub was superb.
Mrs Oates
June 2015
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!
Mr Pennock, July 2015
June 2015
We had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday.. The hot tub was superb.
Helen R
May 2015
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.
Mrs Morbey, June 2015
May 2015
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!
Mrs Oates, May 2015
May 2015
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.
Mr Williams
March 2015
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.
Mr Hewitt
February 2015
Very clean and cosy, exactly what we were looking for. Would definitely recommend this cottage and look forward to going back again soon.
Mr Williams, March 2015
February 2015
Very clean and cosy, exactly what we were looking for.. Would definitely recommend this cottage and look forward to going back again soon.
Mrs Partridge
January 2015
A perfect relaxing retreat to shut the world out and enjoy the surroundings. We will definitely return.
Mr Hutchings
December 2014
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.
Mr Hewitt, February 2015
December 2014
A perfect relaxing retreat to shut the world out and enjoy the surroundings.. We will definitely return.
Mrs Partridge, December 2014
December 2014
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.
Mr Cheetham
November 2014
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.
Mr Wilson
October 2014
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.
Daphne D
October 2014
We enjoyed our stay in October here. The countryside is wonderful. The hot tub eased our old bones and inside was comfortable and warm.
Mr Hutchings, December 2014
October 2014
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.
Mr Cheetham, October 2014
October 2014
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.
Mr Pearson
August 2014
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.
Mrs Wood
August 2014
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.
Mr Wilson, October 2014
August 2014
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.
Mrs Wood, August 2014
July 2014
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.
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