Set back from the seafront esplanade with fantastic sea views and just steps from the South West Coast Path, 1 Coastguard Cottages is the perfect location for a family or walking holiday. This beautiful period cottage, and its equally beautiful garden, is the end of a terrace of five coastguards’ cottages. The cottage has been lovingly renovated and offers a sea facing sitting/dining-room with a wood-burning stove, a kitchen/breakfast-room looking out over a very pretty little courtyard-area and two lovely bedrooms upstairs. Original features such as wooden floorboards, period doors and windows have been carefully restored and, along with the contemporary kitchen and bathroom, will add to the pleasure you will have staying here. The Owner lives at Number 2 but you will feel very private and independent.
The little row of historic Grade II Listed cottages with their special role in a previous life are set back from the road by their long gardens. A communal path will lead you to your front door but you have your own private garden-area to the front and side of the cottage as well as your own courtyard at the back. Filled with lavender, roses, hollyhocks and even some sub-tropical plants, with a lawn and views of the sea, this is a lovely place to relax. Minehead is a very traditional British seaside town and so there is something to suit all ages. The beaches are wide and sandy and the high street of shops, cafes and restaurants is great for browsing for those holiday treats. The West Somerset Steam Railway will take you on a scenic route along the Vale of Taunton if you want a change of scenery with someone else doing the driving! The National Trust’s Dunster Castle and medieval village is just a mile or so from Minehead – you will see it towering on the hillside as you arrive in the town on the A39. The historic quay at the end of the esplanade, a short stroll from the cottage, is a lovely place to sit and watch the boats bobbing in the harbour and the South West Coast Path around the dramatic headland at Greenaleigh, via Bossington to Porlock Weir, is fabulous – with views right across to South Wales and amazing sunsets. This is an excellent all year round base for walkers who will be spoilt for choice with Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills close by too.
Sitting/Dining-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner.
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Utility-area with washing machine.
Bathroom with three-quarter sized bath, shower attachment and wash-basin.
Bedroom 1 with double bed and en suite WC and wash-basin.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
A communal path will lead you to your front door but you have your own private garden-area to the front and side of the cottage as well as your own courtyard at the back *A cot is not provided, please bring your own travel cot.