Set back from the seafront esplanade with fantastic sea views and just steps from the South West Coast Path, Grade II Listed 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 Grade II Listed historic 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.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 50 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
1 Coastguard Cottages is the end of this very pretty row of just five beautiful cottages facing the sea.
There is a very pretty sitting out area under the trees in the side garden - as well as one in the courtyard at the back of the cottage.
The cottages are set back from the road by their long front gardens. No 1 has a garden to its side but all the cottages can use the path from Quay Street.
The whole cottage has just been renovated and has many of its original period features at the same time as being very comfortably furnished and well-equipped for holiday guests.
The kitchen/breakfast-room then leads to the living-room which is at the front of the house, with wonderful sea views.
There is a contemporary kitchen and beyond it the back door to the courtyard and a separate WC.
There is a very clever, and a bit quirky!, space under the stairs which is large enough for the washing machine. Low door though so mind your head.
The double bedroom with sea views to take in from your bed - what a way to start the day. The little Victorian fireplace is a lovely feature.
This bedroom has a tiny little ensuite WC and wash basin - the door is just behind the open bedroom door in this photo.
The second bedroom has twin beds but these can be made into a 6 ft king-size double if you wish.
There is a very happy holiday feel to this lovely cottage.
The bathroom is downstairs, off the kitchen. The bath is 3/4 size. There is a wall fixing half way along the length of the bath ( new photo coming ) so that you can fit the hand held shower there if
You will feel at home here whatever the time of year and whether for a family seaside holiday or a walking holiday, the location is excellent.
The attention to detail at 1 Coastguards Cottages makes it feel like a real home from home.
Start off the day with coffee in the garden whilst you decide whether to wander down to the beach or the quay, or to head up to Exmoor or along the South West Coastal Path to Porlock
The gardens are not formally enclosed but you have the whole of the side garden as your dedicated outside space. This photo shows your front door.
This is the view from the front bedroom window. A path runs down the middle of these long front gardens and this is for all the cottages to use for direct access to the Esplanade.
There is a pretty courtyard at the back of the cottage too where you can sit and relax. There is pedestrian access to the other cottages along the top of the courtyard area.
This is your very own tropical palm tree - this photo shows the path to the other cottages. The cottage and your courtyard area are just out of this shot to the right.
This is the side path for your cottage, leading from the front door to the courtyard and back door with the beautifully planted garden off to the left.
Enjoy the easy access to the sea front from this cottage.
The Esplanade takes you all the way to the old Quay to the left and to the town and the beaches to the right.
Looking down the path from the cottages to the Esplanade.