The Old Sweet Shop


Minehead, Somerset

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The Old Sweet Shop is the prettiest chocolate box thatched cottage on Vicarage Road, Minehead. Rated Five Star with Visit England. This cottage is the perfect base for exploring Exmoor and the West Somerset coast and is a short walk to a sandy beach. The cottage sleeps 8, features 4 bathrooms, a beautiful well equipped kitchen, sitting room with log burning stove, antique furniture and entertainment systems that include Netflix, Sky and DVD and the cottage is connected to Wifi. Outside there is a beautiful and private cottage garden with a hot tub and summerhouse and onsite parking for 2 cars. We offer a private in cottage chef service for special celebrations, Christmas and party food. Quality linen and towels are included and and we provide travel cots and high chairs on request. Dogs are welcome.

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5 Star Self-Catering
5 Star Self-Catering Unit
Gold Award

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The Old Sweet Shop
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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