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The Cowshed

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7 Nights  

  • £700  to  £820

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  • £ Enquire
    2 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access


  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking

About The Cowshed

The Cowshed is in a delightfully secluded part of the Brendon Hills in Somerset, on a family run farm close to Watchet. The owners have taken an unassuming farm building and transformed it into a romantic escape where couples can relax and unwind in luxury. The cottage is dog-friendly with easy access to beautiful footpaths and cycling routes, as well as only a mile from the friendly Raleghs Cross Inn for nights when you want to eat out but don't want to go far.

Not only do guests have the Brendon Hills to explore, but the rest of Exmoor National Park and the neighbouring Quantock Hills AONB are also nearby with miles of footpaths and mountain bike trails taking explorers to breathtaking views of the coast and countryside. The long-distance Coleridge Way is also nearby, and if you want to give your feet a rest then there is a choice of local riding schools and stables where you can arrange a horse ride through the landscape. Two excellent routes on a clear day are to Wheddon Cross, which is famous for its annual display of snowdrops, or Dunkery Beacon, which is the highest point on Exmoor.

Only a mile from the cottage, Clatworthy Reservoir is perfect for fishing, while Wimbleball Lake offers sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and stand-up paddle-boarding as well as footpaths, bike routes and areas for playing and picnics.

You will certainly want to visit the welcoming town of Watchet, where there is always something going on. Sit by the marina and watch the boats as they come and go, or browse the shops and boutiques before enjoying a restorative pot of tea or pint of Somerset cider. As well as having a stop on the historic West Somerset Railway, Watchet has two museums showcasing a history that dates back well over a millennium. Other places to shop and explore include Wiveliscombe and Taunton.

A self-catering cottage holiday in Somerset is the perfect way to reconnect with your partner and the owners of The Cowshed have created a wonderful environment with great attention to the little details that elevate it to something really special.

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Owner details:

Chris joined Independent Cottages in December 2013

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Tennis Onsite
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Stables/ Livery Onsite
  • WiFi

Location (Exmoor)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Cowshed is a period building with original stone walls and exposed beams. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Enter through an oak door into a light-filled living room with a double-height ceiling, log burner and comfortable seating. The cottage has a TV with a BluRay player and sound bar, and the cottage also has WiFi.
  • Small but well-equipped kitchenette which is ideal for couples who do not want to cook. There is a fridge, microwave and kettle, with the owners happy to provide delicious home-cooked microwaveable meals.
  • Shower room with a walk-in shower big enough for two people, a heated towel rail, WC and handbasin. Thick bathrobes are provided for guests to use during their stay, adding an extra sense of luxury.


  • Gallery level with a large bedroom complete with a double mahogany sleigh bed made up with Egyptian cotton sheets.

Outside: A secure drying room is next to the cottage, where guests can hose off muddy boots (and paws) and leave coats to dry. The private garden has a bistro table and chairs and a kettle barbecue. Allocated parking is on the drive next to the cottage. Guests have use of the owner's outdoor tennis court. DIY livery is available for guests who wish to bring their horse on holiday.

Additional information: All utilities, sheets and towels are included with hire. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement and for a weekly surcharge. The property is unsuitable for children. Short breaks available (two-night minimum) throughout the year apart from the peak summer school holidays when only available at short notice.

This property is managed by a local agency who may charge commission/booking fees. However, Independent Cottages does not apply any additional booking fees to prices quoted by the agency.

The Cowshed Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 Double)
2 dogs welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £700
To £820
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)117 318 0763 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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The Cowshed 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 14th June 2024

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