Anchor Cottage

“Characterful 17th-century fisherman's cottage in a quiet location opposite the beach” - VisitEngland Assessor


Minehead, Somerset

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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
small supply of masks and gloves available to each guest aswell as large bottle of hand sanitiser and soaps

Our Inspector's view

Anchor Cottage is a two-bedroom, 17th-century fisherman’s cottage in the Minehead harbour conservation area. Refurbished to a very high standard and bursting with character, it is in a quiet location opposite the beach and within easy level walking distance of restaurants, shops, West Somerset Steam Railway and the start of the South West Coast Path. The front bedroom window seat gives views all the way to Wales. Steps in the hillside lead to a patio with further views out to sea.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

4 Star Self-Catering
Gold Award
Recommended for walkers

Awards and ratings may only apply to specific accommodation units at this location.

Anchor Cottage
21 Quay Street, MINEHEAD, Somerset, TA24 5UL
Phone : 01643 821989

About the area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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