Cottage rentals in Minehead, Somerset, England
Facts about Self-Catering Holidays in Minehead
Dominating the town, as it has done for centuries, is North Hill from where Minehead gets its name. It is on this hill that Exmoor National Park begins and ends. A leaflet guide of the 3 mile circular walk around the town which takes in numerous historical landmarks is available either online or from the Tourist Information Office. You can also pick up various free leaflets on local attractions at the Tourist Information Office as well as getting objective advice from helpful staff. If walking is to your liking you should also walk the West Somerset Coast path, maybe as far as Watchet for some stunning views of the coastline.
Wonderful views and more can be enjoyed in some style if you take a trip on the West Somerset Railway. Both steam and classic diesel trains operate from Minehead to Watchet and continue inland through the Quantock Hills to Bishops Lydeard. The company runs special excursions and themed trips as well as scheduled journeys. These include a pie and a pint lunchtime special, a steam and cream special, a fish and chip special and a first class dining experience. Re-enact Murder on the Orient Express and take part in the Murder Mystery special or take the kids to meet Fireman Sam, Peppa Pig or Thomas and friends plus the fat controller. Dates of these excursions are to be found on the West Somerset Railway’s website.
During a cottage holiday in Minehead it’s just a short easy drive in to the naturally beautiful green landscapes of Exmoor. You need only go as far as Minehead’s North Hill to experience a taste of what Exmoor has to offer. Here you’ll catch a glimpse of wild ponies and red deer. But if you prefer something more strenuous then venture deeper onto the moor. Cycling, hiking and horse riding are just some of the activities available in this expanse of moorland, sprinkled with delightful villages, pubs and restaurants.
With so much on offer within the town and in the local area, Minehead could be an excellent place for a family self-catering break or romantic getaway. Whether you need to find a large cottage for a family, a pet-friendly property, a romantic retreat or a holiday log cabin, we trust that you’ll enjoy browsing through the available choices.
4 bedroom Large Country House, Exmoor National Park.
Four bedroom secluded holiday farmhouse with fantastic moorland views nestled in the naturally beautiful greenery of Exmoor National Park with the coast easily accessible for day trips.
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: (5)
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19 bedroom Mansion, Exmoor National Park.
Fabulous large country house featuring an indoor swimming pool, games room, beautifully landscaped gardens and a location in the Aville Valley within Exmoor National Park, this is a very special place to stay with a family-friendly and dogs welcome policy.
Special features: free internet access, pool (Within the grounds), games room.
Sleeps from 15 to 53 people in 19 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 19
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
4 bedroom Log Cabins, Exmoor National Park.
A collection of two stone holiday cottages and six wooden lodges based in a tranquil rural setting on the boundary of Exmoor National Park, located in three acres of gardens with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and fantastic leisure facilities including a putting green, games room with table tennis table, pool table and table football.
Special features: free internet access, games room.
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: (4)
3 bedroom Organic Farm, Exmoor National Park.
Lovely 3 bedroom farm cottage with a tranquil hillside setting on a working organic farm within Exmoor National Park and conveniently just a few miles from the coast and the popular seaside town of Minehead.
Special features: outdoor hot tub.
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: (4)