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The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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A quintessential chocolate box cottage located in the quietest and prettiest part of Minehead, The Old Sweet Shop is a seventeenth century thatched cottage that can sleep up to 8 guests in four bedrooms, complete with pretty cottage garden and large hot tub. The Old Sweet Shop has served many purposes over the years, most notably as the local sweet shop. Some of the neighbours can remember buying strawberry sherbets, gobstoppers and ice creams here on the way to and from school in the 1950s. The property has undergone an extensive and sympathetic restoration to maximise the cottage's space and light, beautiful sweeping staircase, impressive beams and large fireplace. The old complements the new perfectly in The Old Sweet Shop. Sleeps up to eight guests in four bedrooms Luxurious holiday co...A quintessential chocolate box cottage located in the quietest and prettiest part of Minehead, The Old Sweet Shop is a seventeenth century thatched cottage that can sleep up to 8 guests in four bedrooms, complete with pretty cottage garden and large hot tub. The Old Sweet Shop has served many purposes over the years, most notably as the local sweet shop. Some of the neighbours can remember buying strawberry sherbets, gobstoppers and ice creams here on the way to and from school in the 1950s. The property has undergone an extensive and sympathetic restoration to maximise the cottage's space and light, beautiful sweeping staircase, impressive beams and large fireplace. The old complements the new perfectly in The Old Sweet Shop. Sleeps up to eight guests in four bedrooms Luxurious holiday cottage complete with hot tub Three double bedrooms (two are king-size beds) and one twin bedroom Four bathrooms (three are en-suites) Private and enclosed patio and garden with outside seating and a summerhouse Large hot tub Easy access to all amenities including restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and shops Bed linen and towels provided (bring your own beach towels for use in the hot tub) Wi-Fi, heating and electricity included Off-road parking for 2 cars Dogs welcome (2 maximum) Arrive from 4 pm Depart by 10 am The sitting room has a large fireplace with a wood burning stove. Look carefully and you'll see the burns shaped like pear drops on the large wooden mantelpiece. These ancient marks were made when a hot poker, taken straight from the open fire, was used to stir cider (a “hot toddy”). There are charming mullion lead-framed windows with pretty seats as well as comfortable sofas and armchairs. You'll also find a large flat screen smart TV with Sky, Netflix and Blu-ray DVD player, and choice of films, books, jigsaws, games and toys to keep you occupied. There are four tastefully decorated double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. Antique furniture, high-quality mattresses and furnishings, crisp bedding and soft towels complement the décor of each room – all of which have a confectionery theme. Choose from Marshmallow, Lemon Drop, Strawberry Sherbet or Refresher. Upstairs, Marshmallow, a luxurious king bedroom, is a large airy room with a stunning en-suite bathroom with a roll top bath. Lemon Drop is our twin room with an en-suite with shower. Downstairs, Strawberry Sherbet, a double, is the original shop. It retains the distinctive bay window which we decorate with seasonal displays. Refresher has a gorgeous king four poster bed, large shower and lots of light. With views into the garden, the spacious kitchen/diner has a large cooker, high-spec appliances and oodles of work and storage space. Perfect for family gatherings, the dining area has a large oak table that seats eight comfortably. This is an enjoyable, sociable space where you can cook and chat, play games or enjoy afternoon tea. The utility room houses a washing machine, tumble-drier and fridge/freezer. You'll find a high chair and vacuum too. Outside is a pretty cottage garden, with a lawn edged with borders, summer house and two patio areas with picnic tables. Our large hot tub offers plenty of jets and soft lighting for night time. On a clear night, you'll be amazed by the view of the stars, thanks to the Exmoor Dark Sky Reserve. Please be advised that due to the nature of the buildings and their surroundings, we don't allow barbeques. The Old Sweet Shop is centrally heated throughout. Linen and towels are also provided. Please bring your own beach towels for use in the hot tub. There is on-site parking for two cars. Dogs are welcome on request (2 max). A security deposit of £250 is required to book this property to cover the cost of any damage during your stay. All things being well, this security deposit will be returned shortly after your departure providing there is no damage to the property or its contents. Before your arrival you will receive further information about what the security deposit if for and what is covered. Lucy (the owner) will contact you prior to your arrival date to take payment separately for the security deposit.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
4 Unknown types
About the Manager
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2010
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Reviewed December 20, 2020

Don’t be put off that this cottage is located in Minehead! Its not anywhere near Butlins 😂 or the main drag but nestled in a cute village which includes a picturesque church (just a 5 min walk down hill to the shops) We arrived late...More

Date of stay: December 2020
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2021

Hi Rebekah, we are so delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Old Sweet Shop! We go to great lengths to ensure our guests have a wonderful experience, and you’re right, that does include staying in the cottages to make sure we attend to those...More

Reviewed October 28, 2020

This beautiful cottage exceeded all our expectations. Stunning inside and out. All the rooms have been beautifully designed with lovely little touches throughout the cottage. This was perfect for our family half-term break with the grandparents plenty of space, cosy log burner and the hot-tub...More

Date of stay: October 2020
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2020

Hello Joanne, thank you for this wonderful review of your family holiday at The Old Sweet Shop. There is so much to love inside and out and the cottage is so very convenient for the beach too! We will look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed October 6, 2020

Thank you for a lovely stay. The cottage is so beautiful, with lots of lovely touches. We went to Selworthy for afternoon tea at Periwinkle Cottage which was well worth it, we would go again! There’s a nice walk up to the church next to...More

Date of stay: October 2020
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2020

Dear Hannah, thank you for taking the time to post this lovely review of your holiday at The Old Sweet Shop and we are sure you will be back with us again next year. The cottage certainly is your home from home! In the meantime,...More

Reviewed September 30, 2020 via mobile

What a beautiful cottage! We came with the family to celebrate my 60th birthday, and I could not have wished for such an amazing cottage, all the rooms are amazing and beautifully designed. The location was just perfect, only a short walk to the town...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2020

Thank you for taking time to post this review and congratulations on your 60th birthday! We so appreciate you sharing your experience and delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at The Old Sweet Shop. And isn’t it something else to sink into the hot...More

Reviewed September 20, 2020

Set amongst other character Grade II listed properties in the old part of Minehead above the modern town this thatched cottage has been loving renovated to an exceptionally high standard and is truly superb. We stayed with our family including a dog and 18 mth...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely review of The Old Sweet Shop. Your comments are so appreciated and helpful, both to us and also to new guests who may not have experienced a stay with Exmoor Character Cottages. We look forward to seeing you...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2020

We booked very last minute here and were very impressed with our find. The cottage has been completely renovated but with the history of the cottage completely in mind. It has all the character of the olden days but with 4 spacious bedrooms and bathrooms,...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2020

Hello Julie, many thanks for your review of The Old Sweet Shop. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and yes the chocolate cake is such a hit! Take care and we hope you will remember us again when you are looking for a self...More

Reviewed August 26, 2020

A perfect change of scenery following many months of staying at home, working from home and home schooling!!! The Old Sweet Shop is perfect, very well-equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. The cottage had been deep cleaned to a very high...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2020

Hello Siobhan, thank you for your lovely review of The Old Sweet Shop in Minehead and for your helpful recommendations. We are so pleased you all had a great time and enjoyed the cottage and settled without any concerns when you arrived. An excellent start...More

Reviewed August 14, 2020

Stayed at the end of July, the Old Sweet Shop is a gorgeous place. The owner Lucy is extremely helpful and friendly and has renovated the cottage to a great standard. The small finishing touches around the cottage are very thoughtful and the whole place...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2020

Hello Gayle thank you for your lovely review and recommendation, it is much appreciated and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Old Sweet. Good to hear that you liked the milk bottles with farm fresh milk and hope you continue to...More

Reviewed August 11, 2020

I had come across the old sweet shop whilst searching for quirky cottages that would sleep 8 adults , we normally stick to west wales as we live in South Wales but it was only 84 miles away so doable. I knew it was pretty...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2020

Hi Amanda, thank you for this amazing review and good to hear that you all had a superb time at The Old Sweet Shop. Thank you also for posting photos on social media. The cottage is wonderful and it is good when our guests love...More

Reviewed July 26, 2020

This was our first and won’t be our last time staying at ‘The old sweet shop’. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by owners and was gifted with treats on the dinning room table. The attention to detail was spot on and couldn’t...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2020

We are so very happy you enjoyed your stay and The Old Sweet Shop and thank you so much for your comments. Glad you enjoyed all the little treats too! And really kind of you to mention how clean the cottage was. It is indeed...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Internet Access
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Private Yard
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  • The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub! is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

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