The exterior of Sweet Shop Cottage, Somerset
Location Icon Minehead, Somerset
From £282 per night

Sweet Shop Cottage

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Sleeps 8
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4 Bedrooms
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4 Bathrooms
Located on the edge of Exmoor National Park and formerly a local sweet shop, this delightful 17th-century thatched cottage offers a relaxing getaway for families and friends in the peaceful old town of Minehead.
One of three properties in the collection, this gorgeous former sweet shop is brimming with character and charm. It has been beautifully restored but still retains its original features to create a cosy home-from-home for families and groups of friends. Enjoy plenty of indoor space to relax and unwind, four stunning bedrooms and a pretty garden with a hot tub. Should you wish to explore the area, Minehead Beach is a 15-minute walk away for fun days out at any time of year or scenic strolls with your four-legged friend (excluding summer months).

If you love the sound of this place but need more bedrooms, the cottage can be booked as a combination of two or a collection of three with Thatch Corner and Exmoor Barn via our Guest Services team.

Why we love this

  • A dog-friendly cottage with plenty of shops and pubs within walking distance
  • Relax in the private garden with a summer house and a hot tub
  • Perfectly placed to explore Minehead Beach, Exmoor National Park and Somerset

Why Book with Us

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Exceptional Service

Our award-winning Guest Services team will not only help you find your dream holiday but will support you through every step of your stay.

Step inside this delightful, thatched cottage where ancient wooden beams and exposed stone walls blend seamlessly with the newly renovated and modern fixtures of the abode.

Step through the powder blue front door and into the hallway where you will notice a corridor that is lined with artwork and posters that hark back to its time as a sweet shop. The character does not stop there as the living room boasts an original stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove, three sumptuous sofas, window seats, and a Smart TV (complete with Sky and Netflix). A bookcase offers reading material for guests of all ages.

Next door, the open-plan kitchen/dining room combines characterful charm with modern chic. The natural light floods through the abundant windows and perfectly complements the light and airy theme. The kitchen provides all the essentials to self-cater with ease including a range-style dual fuel oven, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster and Nespresso coffee machine. . Meanwhile, the large dining table is perfect for socialising over a home-cooked family meal.

There is also a utility room with a washing machine and a tumble dryer, an additional fridge/freezer, then through to a separate shower room and WC.

There are four beautifully decorated bedrooms, each named after traditional sweets and equipped with premium soft furnishings. On the ground floor, there is a four-poster, king-size bed with an en-suite shower room, plus a double bedroom. Upstairs, there is a king-sized bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with a roll-top bath and a twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room.

Outside, you will have access to an enclosed private garden that has been landscaped to perfection. There is an eight-seater table for alfresco dining, a summer house and a luxurious hot tub for those warm summer nights. Garden furniture seats eight for al fresco dining.

Self-check-in with more details prior to arrival.

We plant a tree for every booking we make to help offset some of the carbon emissions generated by our stays.

Check-in: from 16:00
Check-out: by 10:00

Hot tub: As the hot tub is emptied, cleaned, and refilled after each booking, we cannot guarantee that your hot tub will be at its optimal operating temperature upon arrival.

Two travel cots and two highchairs can be provided. Please bring your own cot bedding.

Please note, the property features some low doorways.

Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive this requirement.

  • Children of all ages are welcome
  • Up to 2 dogs are permitted with an additional fee of £30 per dog
  • No smoking/vaping
  • No BBQs
  • Hot tub hours are 7am to 10pm. Please keep noise to a minimum
  • Please bring your own beach towels for use in the hot tub

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Stay your way with our bespoke travel service. Our Guest Services team are available to tailor-make your holiday matching you with the perfect property and provide personalised recommendations on anything from local restaurants to unforgettable experiences.

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The neighbourhood

The cottage is perfectly placed in the stunning old or ‘higher’ town of Minehead and within walking distance of a selection of pubs and restaurants. For a day at the seaside, head to Minehead Beach which is about 5 minutes away by car or 15 minutes on foot.

Exmoor National Park sits across the borders of Somerset and North Devon. Exmoor itself is a little-known national park, which means it is rarely crowded, even in the summer. It offers a huge variety of landscapes and sights, from picturesque villages, rugged coastlines and moors to stately castles and fossil-filled beaches. If you are feeling energetic, a walk from Porlock Weir to England’s smallest church at Culbone, or trek up to the summit of Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor. From both points, you can enjoy amazing, far-reaching views across the surrounding countryside and the dramatic coastline of the Bristol Channel.
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