Exmoor Character Cottages

“Pretty cottages within easy reach of Exmoor and sandy beaches” - 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:
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

Open all year round, the three individually designed properties on Vicarage Road, Minehead, Somerset, are a real home from home and perfect for short breaks, longer family holidays, and for exploring the Exmoor countryside, coast and beach. A private Chef service is offered for in-cottage dining. Parking is both on site parking and on road parking. 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. Parking available on site.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

5 Star Self-Catering
Gold Award
Recommended for walkers
Recommended for pets and their owners
Recommended for families

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

Exmoor Character Cottages
20–22 Vicarage Road,MINEHEAD,Somerset,TA24 5JT

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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