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24 reviews
Garden in winter
The spacious yet cosy living room with woodburner
Light and airy kitchen
Twin room en-suite bathroom with over head shower
Garden in Spring
View overlooking valley nearby cottage
Beautiful Porlock Weir, just 4 miles from the cottage
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Minehead, Somerset, England

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CM093u4nl...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay, would visit again”
Reviewed October 5, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We had a fantastic stay at Little Knapp- it was ideal for a long weekend away from London.
Tanzie couldn’t have been more helpful and the house is beautiful and full of rustic charm- but with all the mod cons- it’s cosy, clean and quiet. They really have thought of everything and the personal touches are really appreciated.

The house is in a rural setting with stunning views, but it is close enough to Minehead to travel in and use the local amenities- a taxi at night cost us about £10. We rented bikes one day in the town, and had dinner there that night. We spent our second day walking over moors.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the house, and the area, and hope to return again one day.

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ClaireR99...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Delightful cottage, fabulous scenery, definately one to go back to.”
Reviewed July 27, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Stayed at Little Knapp 25th - 29th May with my partner, two dogs and my parents from Mon - Fri. Booked through Trip Advisor and Tanzi (owner) was great from the beginning, even texting to wish us a safe journey on the way down! The setting is idyllic, fabulous for exploring and walking with the dogs (wish we had more time to do so). Great location as you get peace and tranquillity on the doorstep but Minehead, Porlock are within 3 miles or so for a busier/seasidy feel!.The cottage itself is lovely, really well done, modern but in keeping with the feel of the cottage. From the front door you head into the kitchen/dining area - good size and all you need. Took us a while to get used to recycling and what goes where but its all in the handbook and its only because its different to what we are used to. You then go into the living room with two cosy two seaters (slightly low for my mum who has arthritis) but not a huge issue. Fabulous wood burner with seemingly endless supply of logs (but don't use the decorative ones surrounding the burner - Richards artwork and very effective!). Sky, radio and wifi available with DVD's as well. Open staircase with a very handy stair gate at the bottom should you have little ones (human or furry variety) that may be tempted to go upstairs. The bedrooms are as well done as the rest of the property - comfortable and both en-suite. Double has shower cubicle and the twin has bath with shower over, nice to have both options, watch your head on the ceiling though when using the shower over the bath lol. Beds all a good height and adequate storage space. Utility room is very useful with space for dog stuff, muddy boots etc and all you need for doing any laundry should you wish to do so! The garden is gorgeous, not quite dog proof for our dogs but one is the dog version of Houdini so probably ok for most! We were well aware of the pond and how tempting this would be for our Houdini dog so were prepared. To be honest we were out most of the time so didn't spend that much time in the garden but it is lovely. Overall this is a fab place to stay and we would definitely recommend it. Richard and Tanzi are great, there but not in your face which is nice. They have clearly put a lot of work into the cottage but its the little touches that make the difference - dog towels, picnic blankets, cake on arrival. Even when the oven broke, which is not refection on them, they did their upmost to resolve the problem and did their best to make sure it did not affect our holiday. Huge thanks to them both and a big well done for what is a lovely lovely place to stay. Definitely one to try, my Mum only just said yesterday "I wouldn't mind going back to Somerset next year, shall we start planning it!".

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Not 100% dog proof for our dogs x
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Stridesli...
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Idyllic”
Reviewed July 21, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Finally signed up to TripAdvisor specifically to give Little Knapp a 5* review. It exceeded all our expectations: historic but beautifully renovated; cosy but nicely proportioned; had everything you could possibly need plus fabulous views and scenery that the photos don't even do justice to and a lovely garden. Spotlessly clean and wonderfully private too. Rick was very helpful, and we loved the cake Tanzie made. This is a stunning part of the world with lots to do, especially if you like waking and wildlife. Will certainly be back and can highly recommend.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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GillC581
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Relaxing short break”
Reviewed June 12, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

A lovely little cottage, very comfortable and relaxing, and the garden is a great place for a peaceful cuppa first thing in the morning. Very convenient spot, the cottage is only a few minutes from Minehead. Wish we could have stayed longer - we have no hesitation in recommending this property and would love to visit again. Many thanks to Tanzie and Rich for a lovely welcome and very enjoyable stay.

Traveling group: Extended Family
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rickiandh...
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Super peaceful and beautiful place”
Reviewed January 3, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We spent Christmas and New Year at Little Knapp as we wanted to get out of the City and pretty much sit in front of a log fire and do as little as possible.

We did just that! Little Knapp is perfect and sits right on the edge of Exmoor National Park. It's a short drive away from the beaches of Minehead and steps away from miles and miles of country walks.

We have such an amazing time and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Little Knapp as a holiday retreat!. Our hosts were fantastic (and bake some of the best baked goods we've ever had - FACT!)

Get ready to relax and enjoy! Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Log Fire
Liked least: Leather sofa - somewhat uncomfy compared to other items in the cottage.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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mandj19
lincolnshire
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A perfect short break”
Reviewed October 31, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

This was our second trip to Exmoor this year and we re-traced our steps in this beautiful and underrated part of England. Little Knapp fully deserves its ‘perfect’ rating on Trip Advisor. The cottage is stylishly presented, well equipped, and sits in a delightful hamlet with picture postcard views. Small details such as a cream tea on arrival, a bowl of sweets, free firewood, towels for our dog show that the owners Tanzie and Richard go the second mile to welcome their guests. Beds are often a disappointment on holiday but we slept well on very comfortable and supportive mattresses. All in all ‘a perfect short break’ and we are already planning our return.

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Liked best: Stylish, homely, brilliant log fire
Liked least: There was no 'least'
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Frangipan...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Idyllic cottage with stunning views”
Reviewed September 7, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Had a fantastic family holiday at Little Knapp. A great size cottage which is very well appointed - a real home from home with lots of little luxuries. Decor is so tasteful and in keeping with the age of the building. The kitchen has everything you would ever need (and more!) in addition to a utility room at the back of the cottage housing other appliances. The most amazing views were from the kitchen window seat - I could have sat gazing out all day! Loved the log burning fire too, so cosy in the living room.
Upstairs the two en-suite bathrooms were a bonus in really good sized bedrooms.
The Garden is a fantastic size and great for the children to run around in. It has a very large pond*, but wasn't an issue for us as the children weren't left alone out there. They even did a bit of pond dipping!
Half way through the week sheep were moved to a neighbouring field to the delight of our children, who loved having sheep as neighbours! Also saw small bats flying around at night, so fab place for nature lovers.
Found the location to be perfect too in beautiful Exmoor but just a short drive (about 5 minutes) to the beach at Minehead and Dunster Castle a little further on which is well worth a visit.
By far, the best cottage we have rented over the years and we really hope to return.

* So glad children are allowed at this property. Thanks to Tanzie and Richard for allowing parents to make the decision to stay, as it is such a shame that so many cottages with ponds exclude families.

N.B. I noticed several reviews on here from guests with dogs. If this may put you off staying don't let it, you will be missing out ! The cottage was immaculately clean with not a dog hair in sight! And animals are not allowed upstairs (stair gate provided).

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