These child friendly and Grade II listed holiday cottages are situated in a coastal spot on the edge of Exmoor and offer a range of on-site facilities including a heated outdoor swimming pool, swings, outdoor chess, friendly resident farm animals to feed, communal fire pit and two acres of tropical gardens.

  • Type: several cottages on one complex

  • Size: from 2-4 people per cottage

  • Cost: from £1600 per summer week for a family of four

  • Location: Somerset

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Contact details & location

The cottages are located in a secluded spot on the edge of Exmoor, just half a mile from the popular seaside town of Minehead with its attractive sandy beach, shops, cafes and restaurants.  Exmoor National Park is within easy reach, while popular tourist attractions in the local area include the West Somerset Steam Railway.

Our review of this holiday


There are four cottages to choose from.  The largest two – Virginia Cottage and Courtyard Cottage – offer the most suitable for families, with each providing four beds split between two bedrooms (one double and one twin).  There’s also a well-equipped kitchen, open plan lounge-dining area with smart TV, and private seating area outside.

Costs rise to around £1600/week for a family of four in peak summer holiday times, but can be found for as little as £730 during the off season.


Younger visitors will love the shared outdoor heated swimming pool, safely situated within a separate walled area with poolside furniture.  The pool is open between May and September each year.

The grounds of the cottages also offer plenty of safe outdoor space to unwind and let off steam, with two acres of subtropical grounds to explore; these include a secret garden and outdoor play equipment including swings and giant chess.

There’s also a shared paddock with friendly resident goals, sheep and a miniature pony.  Animal loving children will enjoy the opportunity to feed the goats using the provided oats!


Baby and toddler equipment included high chair, travel coat and stairgate can be borrowed on request.

There’s a handy shared utility room with freezer, washing machine and dryer – perfect for those dreading returning home with a week’s worth of dirty washing!

The communal fire pit at these cottages is a great place to enjoy an evening with the family toasting marshmallows as the sun sets, while the charcoal BBQ makes al fresco dinners in your private courtyard a breeze.

Pets are permitted to stay at the cottages for a small additional fee, and useful equipment like dog crates, water bowls, towels and treats are provided – a really nice extra touch.  Dog walks can be enjoyed straight from your front door.


These lovely characterful cottages provide cosy and affordable accommodation for families looking to explore this popular part of Somerset.  And we think the outdoor facilities, both the swimming pool and tropical gardens, look fabulous!

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