Emmetts on Exmoor is an elegant Georgian house built in around 1840 and boasting huge rooms with high ceilings and fantastic views from its elevated position. It comfortably sleeps up to 13 people in six beautifully decorated bedrooms - four of which are ensuite - with multiple reception rooms and a layout that is ideal for a holiday with your family and friends. The house is at the end of a private drive two miles from Simonsbath, and sits amongst 900 private acres of farmland and countryside, giving all the peace and privacy you need. Walking and cycling are on the doorstep, and attractions like Exmoor Zoo, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, and the Lynton to Lynmouth cliff railway are all nearby.
Pretty as a picture, this lovely self catering cottage used to be part of the old village forge and today provides romantic holiday accommodation in the tranquil rural village of Wootton Courtenay. A walkers paradise with direct access onto Exmoor's stunning National Park.
Located in the medieval village of Dunster on the Somerset coast, this lovely holiday cottage is positioned in a quiet road standing at the foot of Dunster Castle and ancient church - ideal for an activity packed holiday exploring Exmoor or a relaxing break by the sea.
Hangley Cottage is a welcoming holiday home sleeping six people in three bedrooms. Sitting in 900 acres of private estate and boosting spectacular views across Exmoor National Park, it is the perfect self-catering escape to get away from it all. Located just two miles from the pretty village of Simonsbath and surrounded by stunning countryside and moorland, it is a haven for walkers and cyclists. If you venture a little further afield you will find attractions such as Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, Exmoor Zoo and the Lynton to Lynmouth cliff railway.
The Garden Studio offers peace and privacy in a beautiful location. It's in the owner's extensive garden where wildlife thrives, and the views reach over the town to the quay and beach. It's a great choice for couples or solo travellers who want the hospitality of bed-and-breakfast accommodation with the privacy of a holiday cottage. There are no catering facilities, but a comprehensive breakfast is included, and you're only a short stroll from Minehead's many excellent cafes, pubs and restaurants. Dogs are welcome. Short breaks and more extended stays are possible all year round.
With room for up to seven people to sleep in four bedrooms and a seafront location, Seagulls Rest is ideal for families and friends on holiday to Minehead. Everything is within easy reach so you can park the car and forget it for the week, walk, cycle or take a vintage steam train to explore the coast, countryside and Exmoor National Park. Minehead has been a favourite seaside resort for generations, and this Victorian cottage offers guests the chance to stay in a quiet spot that is still within walking distance of beaches, pubs and shops.
Your family will love the chance to stay at Dunkery, which enjoys fantastic views towards North Hill and Minehead Old Town. Dunkery is a spacious bungalow that has been extended and modernised throughout to provide a high standard of accommodation. It has three lovely bedrooms, an enclosed garden and an open-plan layout that works well for families, couples and friends. Minehead's beach, harbour, esplanade and the start of South West Coast Path are a 20 minute walk (or 5 minute drive), as is the border of Exmoor National Park. One well-behaved dog is welcome.
Offering a lovely blend of cosiness and old-world charm, The Old Inn is perfectly placed in the very heart of Exmoor's National Park close to Wheddon Cross and Snowdrop Valley. Guests can enjoy wonderful walks from the doorstep of the holiday cottage and plenty of attractions within easy reach including the beaches of Devon and Somerset.
The Pippins is nicely presented throughout and provides the perfect self-catering retreat for couples looking to enjoy everything the Exmoor National Park and Somerset coastline has to offer. Nestling in the grounds of Cedar House on the edge of the Somerset village of Old Cleeve close to Minehead, the cottage has been awarded 4 Star Gold status by EnjoyEngland and provides a home from home and base for exploring the surrounding stunning countryside. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
The Coach House is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday in West Somerset, surrounded by gorgeous countryside and around a mile from the beach at Blue Anchor. It is next to Exmoor National Park, and favourite attractions such as Minehead, Dunster Castle and medieval village, Watchet Harbour, Lynton, Lynmouth are all within easy reach. The two-bedroom, plus sofa bed period property sleeps five people and has a flexible layout that makes it as comfortable for couples and friends and families with a secluded patio and court yard garden overlooking the Alpacas. We are thrilled to say that we can now accommodate children of all ages, just to note as its a courtyard garden there is no play equipment for children. We are now accepting 2 well behaved dog £25 per stay . We have an enclosed patio area however we ask owners not allow the dog to roam free due to the livestock, your dog is not to be left alone at the Coach House ( most pubs and cafe take dogs) please make sure flea and tick treatment is up to date. and don't forget the dog bed and for towels all our beaches are dog friendly in the winter! Tourist board rating: 4 Star
The Bramleys offers self-catering for four guests in two bedrooms and sits on the edge of the Somerset village of Old Cleeve, close to the popular seaside resort of Minehead on the coast. Perfect for families or friends looking for a seaside holiday and base for exploring the many attractions of the area, including Exmoor National Park close by and the West Somerset Steam Railway. Relax, walk, cycle or explore - the area offers something for everyone. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
This secluded Victorian single storey cottage on the Ashley Combe Estate, the historic Exmoor home of computer pioneer Ada Lovelace, sits across a bridge next to a stream and is surrounded by woodland a mile from Porlock Weir. It combines old world charm with modern living; fully centrally heated, an open fire adds a special glow to cooler days. Lovelace is a good base for local walks. Peace and tranquillity in the sheltered woodland encourage relaxation and are the perfect ingredients for forest bathing. Free wifi serves to stay in touch with a less enchanted world. Lovelace can accommodate three guests with two people occupying the main King bed and one the single bedroom. Alternatively, one guest could use the main bedroom and two guests can be accommodated in the second bedroom by making up the second single (truckle) bed.
Minehead is a fantastic seaside resort with something to offer everyone at any time of the year. Located at the quiet end of the beach, close to the Old Ship Aground Pub, Harbour Cottage was built 300 years ago to house the Harbour Master and his family and has fantastic waterfront views. There is lots of space for up to six people to stay in three bedrooms, and the holiday home retains its original warmth and features like an inglenook fireplace and exposed beams. All of Minehead's beach and other attractions are within walking distance, and you can easily reach Exmoor, Porlock Weir, Watchet Harbour and many other Somerset attractions.
Croydon House is a beautiful Edwardian Farmhouse set within the estate grounds of Croydon Hall Country House Hotel. A perfect self-catering hideaway for up to 14 guests with the added bonus of use of the facilities available at the Hotel throughout your stay*. These include an outdoor heated pool, spa, gym, restaurant & bar. It's also pet friendly. *(subject to availability)
Minehead Beaches and the West Somerset Coastal Path - Minehead has not one but two gorgeous beaches to lay your towel down on. The main beach is The Strand. It is mostly sand with a little bit of shingle for stone skimming and rock pools to investigate. Minehead is a favourite choice for holidaymakers as well as day-trippers. However, there’s always enough space to set up your deck chair and settle in for the day, conveniently close to cafes, shops and the traditional sort of entertainment you would expect from the British seaside. Minehead’s second beach is the Terminus. Its name comes from its proximity to the West Somerset Railway. Terminus beach is north facing and, being breezier than its neighbour, is a popular sport for surfing, windsurfing and kiteboarding.
The West Somerset Coastal Path starts at Terminus beach and hugs the coastline past Dunster, Watchet and Blue Anchor beaches along its 58-mile route to the Steart Peninsula. It is a beautiful long-distance footpath with fantastic views, so whether you walk a small piece of it or the entire distance, make sure you schedule some holiday time to blow the cobwebs away.
Minehead Attractions and Activities - Minehead is a family-friendly seaside resort with plenty to keep people occupied regardless of the weather. If it’s sunny, walk up North Hill for far-reaching views over the town and surrounding Exmoor National Park. Wander through the town and browse the shops and boutiques, stopping for a restorative pub lunch or tea and cake in a friendly cafe. Minehead’s excellent golf course is a draw for many visitors, as is the heritage West Somerset Railway with its steam engines and vintage carriages that draw sightseers through glorious countryside. Minehead has an indoor skate park, a Butlins holiday park which offers day passes for non-residents, a market every Friday morning, and lovely parkland.
Nearby attractions include the Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre, Haynes Motor Museum, the Torre Cider Farm in Watchet, Rich’s Farmhouse Cider in Highbridge, and fun activities for the whole family at the Somerset Adventures and Wimbleball Lake. Within an hour are Arlington Court and the National Carriage Museum, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and the colourful market town of Barnstaple with its historic pannier market.
Day Trips from Minehead - If all that is not enough, here are some more suggested day trips from Minehead: