Exmoor Character Cottages
“Three pretty cottages within easy reach of Exmoor and sandy beaches” - VisitEngland Assessor
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Handmade masks provided for all guests. Bespoke infographics used in all communications. Retained services of a professional risk manager. Created a full guest FAQ available online and regularly updated. Created highly detailed risk assessments for all properties and company business continuity plan to ensure all standards are maintained even in the event of owner illness or death.
Our Inspector's view
Vicarage Road is the historic location for Exmoor Character Cottages' three superb luxury holiday properties, each with a luxurious hot tub and pretty gardens. They're located close to the Victorian town of Minehead, with its sandy beach, heritage railway and local amenities, award-winning restaurants, family friendly cafes and set within Exmoor National Park. The Old Sweet Shop and Pilgrim Corner are thatched and both sleep 8 and feature large yet cosy living rooms with period furniture, wood burning stoves and entertainment systems HDTV, Sky and Blu-Ray, well-equipped kitchens, and beautiful comfortable bedrooms each with their own bathroom and with all linen and towels provided. Outside there are pretty well stocked gardens, hot tubs, outdoor furniture and summerhouses. Stone Barn sleeps 6 and features a contemporary, spacious sociable living and dining space with well equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms each with own bathroom, entertainment systems HDTV Sky and Blu-Ray, pretty cottage gardens with furniture and a hot tub. All are child friendly and well-behaved dogs are welcome. There's a useful 360-degree tour of each property on their website so you can see access requirements. There's also an in-cottage dining service for special occasions and celebrations which can be booked with their private chef. Pony trekking, golf and fishing and other outdoor pursuits are nearby. We are open all year round for family holidays, short breaks and long weekends. Parking is available on site.
Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 3
- Maximum occupancy: 8
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Child gates
- Onsite jacuzzi
- Offsite cycle hire
- Private garden
- Lawn area
- Garden furniture
- Dish washer
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Sky or freeview
- En suite
- Linens provided
- Towels provided
- Fireplace or wood burning stove
- Open all year
- Changeover day: Changeover days are Friday for Exmoor Character Cottages in Minehead
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About the area
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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