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 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 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 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.

1 Coastguard Cottages


Minehead / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Old Ship Aground (300 yards)

Home cooked food served 'River Cottage' style. Banger night (the sausage variety) is every Tuesday with other themed evenings and live music on Fridays. Seating is available outside and there is a car park.

Nearest beach

Minehead Beach (¼ mile)

Also known as the Strand, Minehead Beach is one of Somerset's most well known stretches of coast. With its iconic headland, this sand and shingle beach is a favourite amongst families. Enjoy the convenience of this well-provisioned beach, explore the abundance of rock pools and build a mighty sand castle fort. Popular as it is, it can become quite busy in the peak seasons.

Nearest walk

South West Coast Path (100 yards)

Take in the heritage, fauna, flora and dramatic scenery of the South West around 630 miles of achingly beautiful coast path. Traversing four counties, you can trace some of the best routes in the country and experience first-hand the beauty of this amazing part of the world.

Nearest town

Minehead (¼ mile)

Minehead is in the heart of the area known as the Somerset Riviera, a string of resorts that perfectly sum up the traditional English seaside. The classic seafront area has everything you want from a coastal town – benches from which to savour the view, palm trees, extravagant floral displays and plenty of green spaces. Children are in heaven here with a beach made for bucket and spade action, and with Exmoor just a short hop away, there is plenty of opportunity to explore the great outdoors.

Also nearby

West Somerset Railway (¼ mile)

Take a trip back to an era of steam and soak up the atmosphere of bygone days. Twenty miles of track wends its way through the Somerset scenery from Bishops Lydeard, northwards below the Quantock Hills to the coast at Watchet and Blue Anchor, arriving at the end of the line at the seaside holiday town of Minehead. Stop off along the way to explore one of the restored stations, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Walker November 2011

Minehead to Watchet and back - great experience and well worth the price, especially as we were able to take the dogs with us (at a small additional cost)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

From minehead to blue anchor

A great experience, the children loved the railway. To get the best value for money, we just did minehead to blue anchor (20 mins each way). It was enough for the children, and we played on the beach at blue anchor and had ice cream before getting the train back.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mortimer June 2011

Only two and half miles from Bumble Bee Barn. A very good day out for adults and children.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

What a treat!

Perfect for a family outing, an amazing trip back in time.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2008

From Minehead to Dunster and back.

Walking along the coast from Minehead towards Dunster and looking inland you might be lucky enough to spot a telltale trail of steam in the distance billowing across the countryside, you can even smell it if the wind is blowing in the right direction. A short walk brings you to the picturesque West Somerset Railway station at Dunster where you feel you have stepped back in time; with vintage signage and signals, luggage trolleys and even your boarding ticket looks as it might have done. Take the opportunity to sit in the rose garden and enjoy a savoury cream tea at the Victorian tea rooms in Dunster village before boarding the fantastic steam train back to Minehead.

Dunster Castle (2 ¼ miles)

Encapsulating a thousand years of history in its walls, Dunster Castle has many a story to tell. Wander around and learn all about its past. Perched high on a richly wooded hillside, the castle boasts magnificent views over Somerset countryside and beautiful walks in the surrounding parklands and gardens. Intrigue extends underground too, with and old Victorian reservoir open to the public.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

A great day at the castle

Being a National Trust member, it's a great day out. Activities for the children, and garden walk great as well as the castle. There's an activity pack for them in the castle. Nice picnic area too. Beautiful castle.

The Stags Head Inn (2 ¼ miles)

In the centre of medieval Dunster you’ll find this friendly, characterful inn serving delicious local food. Its history dates it back to the 16th Century, so it really evokes the traditional charm of the area. There are options for a wide range of dietary requirements, but make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Lewis September 2014

Friendly service, generous portions

Having had several experiences of poor service and downright hostility in some Exmoor pubs, we were very relieved to find a warm welcome at The Stag's Head. Friendly service, great Ploughman's and Exmoor Ale - perfect combination.

Exmoor Producers Shop (½ mile)

There is great local pride in this shop which offers local products from a variety of suppliers, all made on Exmoor.

Pompy's Cycles (½ mile)

A cycle ride across Exmoor is an experience not to be missed. There are an abundance of trails to suit different abilities, making this a great opportunity for a family adventure.

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