This semi detached cottage is located in the village of Washford in Somerset and can sleep four people in two bedrooms. The Retreat is a semi detached cottage, adjoining the owners' home, in the Somerset village of Washford near to the coastal town of Watchet. The cottage has two ensuite bedrooms (one double and one twin) and is suitable for four people. The cottage also contains a fitted kitchen, a sitting room with dining area and a woodburner and a sauna. Outside the cottage there is off road parking for two cars, a private decking area and shared use of an outdoor swimming pool (May - October). With all of its fantastic facilities, The R...etreat is a superb holiday cottage for a family holiday.
Amenities: Oil underfloor central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, 3 x DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for two cars. Private decking area with furniture and BBQ leading to shared pool area opening on to an accessible field. Shared use of outdoor swimming pool (available 1st May - 1st October). Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk (some walking on road, no pavement). Note: There are outdoor steps and a stream in the grounds. Note: The drive at the property is only large enough to accommodate family-sized cars, up to people carriers. Note: As this property adjoins the owners’ home, some bedrooms in the owners’ home are above the bedrooms in The Retreat, however, noise is minimal.
Region: Somerset offers 3 areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Quantock, Mendip and Blackdown Hills. Lose yourself in the glory of nature, take a ride on a steam train, visit a traditional farmers’ market or explore your mystical side at Glastonbury.
Town: Washford is a Somerset village between Minehead and Bridgwater, two miles from the port of Watchet. There are many villages to explore including Porlock, Dunster and the busy resort of Minehead.
Additional amenities include: high chair, cooker.Read more
Left on 07/10/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Mrscat
Shared pool area was hogged by other guests in the other bigger rental so we did not get much use of the pool. They smoked and gave me trouble with my breathing. They were very noisy and took all the pool area all of the time on a hot a sunny week. They ignored the pool rules and jumped in the pool making use of the pool undesirable. In fact the pool was not an asset but a disadvantage to this property! Our patio area was unusable for the same reason as it was next to the pool. We felt the conservatory was also not private as it was overlooked by the pool area. We drew the blinds for some privacy.
Otherwise, a good standard of accomodation and a very good area to holiday in.
We left 3 days early for home and some peace and quiet!
I would recommend this place for families but not couples.
Left on 05/07/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | JG
Welcoming hosts at a charming and well equipped venue.
Easy access to some wonderful countryside and interesting jaunts. What a pleasure to hear the toot of the Steam Train and see the smoke in the distance from the West Somerset Railway...rolled back the years!
A wonderful spot for small or larger groups.
The best birthday ever, spent with friends
Left on 05/02/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | FRIENDS TOGETHER
We booked the retreat at the end of February to celebrate my 70TH birthday. Our two lifelong friends came with us. The weather was superb but nothing could have surpassed the comfort and amenities in the cottage.
Sara and Marco were so friendly and helpful and they provided lots of information on places which would interest us. The steam train and Dunster castle, grounds and the medieval village are not to be missed. We also thoroughly enjoyed the walk from Washford to watched, along the old mineral line.
I can't think of anything to dislike about this holiday. It was more than 5*. Thank you so much.
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