Our grade ii listed cottage has been sympathetically refurbished to provide the conveniences of modern day living whilst retaining the charm of period features: woodburner, inglenook fireplace and wooden beams as well as the wifi, flat screen hd tv and dvd player! The 3 first floor bedrooms and ground floor snug have been furnished to a high standard and will meet the needs of groups of friends as well as families with children. ‘Thatches’ has direct access to its fully enclosed private garden and off-street parking area and is a short stroll away from Williton's shops, pubs, restaurants and other amenities. Watchet's marina and beaches are just 2 miles away. This is an ideal year-round holiday or short break destination and a superb base from which to explore west somerset’s many places of interest. We have wonderful countryside on our doorstep, a beautiful coastline nearby and numerous fascinating historic buildings, museums and other tourist attractions in the area. Come and enjoy!
Cottage in Williton, Nr. Dunster, Somerset, England - Set 2 Miles From The Coast & A Short Stroll Away From Village Shops, Pubs And Restaurants
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About Liz Whimperley-Dixon
We would like to introduce ourselves: Bob and Liz Whimperley-Dixon. We currently live in London with our young children and two dogs. We have family nearby and had finally found the perfect holiday home in 'Thatches' after looking in the area for about 3 years... nothing ticked every box for us until this became available!
Liz Whimperley-Dixon purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Liz Whimperley-Dixon chose Williton
There is so much to see and do in the area - really something for everyone for all seasons. We're a short stroll from great amenities, yet moments from wonderful countryside and a short drive from fantastic coastline.
What makes this Cottage unique
Thatches has direct access to its own secluded garden and off street parking. We provide generous living space for a thatched cottage - as well as the main living room we have a snug (with a sofa bed), a dining room and a sun room, so even when all bedrooms are occupied guests won't feel on top of each other. Our kitchen is well equipped with quality appliances and useful cooking utensils - a real home from home..and if we don't yet have something we probably will soon - just ask!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Higgledy - piggledy gorgeous house
Lovely house in a fab area
The cottage would have been lovely unfortunately the level of cleanliness was very poor .
The cottage was in a great location and had everything we needed, but unfortunately hadn’t been cleaned properly for months. The bedding was exceptionally clean it was just the property itself. The bathroom floors were filthy we had to wipe hairs and dust from around the toilet area when finished the paper towel was dark brown. There were cobwebs and thick dust on skirting in all rooms. In general the kitchen was very clean except for the oven, so we didn’t bother to use it. The lounge carpet was very stained and had bits all over it- we tried to hoover but it didn’t work particularly well, I understand that there were contractors in for 10 weeks prior to our stay but in my opinion the owner should have paid to have a deep clean done before we arrived, Have contacted the owner upon our return she said we should have contacted her when we were there but we were in Williton fir a family reunion and didn’t wish to wait around fir a property inspection when this should have been done prior to our arrival.
Gorgeous cottage, lots of character, friendly helpful owners!
Stayed for the weekend for a family wedding. Would have loved to be able to stay longer.
Lovely place for a holiday!
We had a lovely stay in Williton at this cottage. It was well equipped and nicely furnished, with plenty of room. It is brilliant for dogs as it is completely secure, although it's next to the road. Our dog is tiny and there were no spaces for her to escape through! One massive plus point was the excellent mattresses which gave us a great night's sleep (even though I have a bad back and usually suffer when we go away). Just to mention that the little winding staircase leading to the upstairs would not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues as it is steep and doesn't have a rail.
The owner's father, Ken, was really helpful both at the beginning and end of our stay and it was great to know that he was on hand.
The location is ideal because you can walk into Williton village in a couple of minutes, where there are supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. Also, the sea is very close by car and there are plenty of good places to visit nearby.
All in all, we highly recommend this property.
Stayed here in August. Four adults and three children. Good location with local shops and pubs close by. Good base for days out exploring the area. Clean and comfortable. Only downside would be its right on the A39. Safe with the gates closed but just noisy early morning. Would recommend though.
A Perfect weekend
We had a wonderful weekend..it was a surprise for my husband's 70th Birthday.
The cottage was beautiful. We ate out in the evening --loads of restaurants in walking distance. All 8 of us had a fantastic time.
The beaches in the area are within easy reach & are famous for their quality. There are no fewer than six stretches of sandy coastline within 7 miles of 'Thatches'. E.g. Dunster - sand & pebbles (large picnic area & natural sea water pools & bathing) & Blue Anchor Bay or Minehead for more beach resort facilities.
Some of the other local beaches and cliffs are great places for fossil hunting including Watchet's beaches (2 miles) and Kilve (4 miles), a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Bristol Airport, the UK's 5th largest regional airport and the gateway to south west England is about 43 miles away (1 hr 15mins approx). Exeter (EXT) is about 45 miles away (1 hr 20mins approx).
'Thatches' is a short stroll from village shops, pubs, restaurants and other amenities in Williton. The Quantock Hills, Exmoor National Park and the West Somerset Steam Railway are on the doorstep and the Ancient Harbour town of Watchet is just 2 miles away. Dunster (Historic market town and National Trust castle) 6 miles. Seaside town of Minehead (8 miles). City of Taunton (14 miles) and town of Bridgwater (17 miles) with high street shops and 'out of town' retail and leisure parks.
Williton's amenities include a butcher, baker and greengrocer selling local produce as well as a post office, bank, cashpoint, petrol station, launderette, hairdresser, children’s play park and recreation ground and high street supermarkets plus pubs and restaurants.
Local attractions include: Bakelite museum and tea shop (UK's largest collection of vintage plastic). Williton Station, on the West Somerset Steam Railway route. Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
What's a bit further afield? Watchet (2 miles): Ancient harbour town with its marina, fossil-rich beaches, award winning pub and restaurants & Doniford Animal Park. Cleeve Abbey (2 miles) Dunster (6 miles): Historic market town and castle, Dunster Castle (National Trust). Seaside town of Minehead (8 miles). City of Taunton (14 miles) and town of Bridgwater (17 miles) with high street shops and 'out of town' retail and leisure parks. Exmoor National Park. The Coleridge Way. Tropiquaria (award winning animal and adventure park http://www.tropiquaria.co.uk/). Hestercombe Gardens (Taunton) designed by Luytens.
Local events include: North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival (Spring and Autumn). Watchet Carnival (Summer). Watchet Music Festival (Summer). Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival (November). Dunster by Candlelight (November).
For more details on local attractions and services you might also be interested in:
http://www.wsra.org.uk/ for West Somerset Railway Association timetables & events
http://www.watchetadvertiser.com/ for advertised services and events in the Watchet and Williton area
http://www.willitonwindow.org.uk/ for Williton's church and community magazine