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Greengates Holiday Cottage

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Greengates is a gorgeous period property set right on the West Somerset Coast in the beautiful harbour town of Watchet. The cottage is directly opposite the beach, just a stroll from Watchet’s famous picturesque marina, local shops, pubs, steam railway and cafes. The cottage has been lovingly renovated and is quiet and cosy, whilst still retaining its period features like the open fireplace and stone walled dining room. Boasting sea views and parking for one vehicle at the front, it also has an enclosed garden at the back that's perfect for family BBQs after a long day exploring! This outside space also makes Greengates ideal for those with young children or dogs. The cottage easily sleeps 6-8 adults with 3 good sized bedrooms, the master has a king size bed and a sea view, the back roo...Greengates is a gorgeous period property set right on the West Somerset Coast in the beautiful harbour town of Watchet. The cottage is directly opposite the beach, just a stroll from Watchet’s famous picturesque marina, local shops, pubs, steam railway and cafes. The cottage has been lovingly renovated and is quiet and cosy, whilst still retaining its period features like the open fireplace and stone walled dining room. Boasting sea views and parking for one vehicle at the front, it also has an enclosed garden at the back that's perfect for family BBQs after a long day exploring! This outside space also makes Greengates ideal for those with young children or dogs. The cottage easily sleeps 6-8 adults with 3 good sized bedrooms, the master has a king size bed and a sea view, the back room looks over the garden with one double bed and the other bedroom has views out over the town and the Quantocks and two single beds. There's also a comfy double sofa bed in the lounge should you want to have a full house. We are happy to accommodate infants and a travel cot is available.There are 2 bathrooms upstairs, one with a roll top bath and both with good showers, as well as a downstairs cloakroom with a WC. The cottage has a fully fitted kitchen complete with a range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and all cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery are provided - so no need to pack the kitchen sink! There's also a wonderful dining room with a wooden beamed ceiling, a good sized table and plenty of seating. The Utility room houses the freezer, washing machine and a handy sink. Greengates lounge is stylish and comfortable with an open fireplace, plenty of room to seat the family in comfort, and a TV with Freeview and a Chromecast. We have plenty of books, puzzles, an X-Box and board games in case of wet weather or if you just fancy a bottle of wine and a night in by the fire. There's even a TV with an Amazon Firestick in the Master Bedroom. The cottage has free Wif-Fi with a good quality Fibre Broadband connection. There is one private off street parking space for guests use and that is the driveway situated directly in front of the house. Additional car parking is available nearby in the public pay and display car parks for any extra vehicles. Weekly tickets are available.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Dogs not to be left in the house unattended All dog mess to be cleared and put in the dog bin across the road
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Tim B
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2017
Interaction with guests
You will be given your own keycode access to the property after booking. Our housekeeper lives directly opposite and will be on hand should there be any problems that occur or you need assistance.
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Reviewed May 19, 2022

This is a lovely spacious cottage with the sea just across the road. Beautiful garden at the rear with plenty of seating, there was just me and my husband, but very safe and secluded for children and dogs. There is a drive at the front,...More

Date of stay: April 2022
Thank JackieinItaly
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Reviewed August 24, 2021

We’ve been visiting Watchet for over 40 years and this is by far the best location we’ve found - cross the road and you’re on the beach, have already re-booked ! Excellent location with sea views from the lounge and master bedroom. Powerful shower in...More

Date of stay: August 2021
1  Thank NikkiFraser
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Reviewed August 28, 2020

Date of stay: August 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020

I was lucky enough to spend 5 days in this cottage. The cottage is spacious will equipped with a modern finish that is very welcoming. The cottage is spacious enough that with 6 people you didn't feel on top of each other. Having two showers...More

Date of stay: January 2020
1  Thank Tommageddon
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Tim B, VR Owner at Greengates Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2020

Thanks so much for your kind review. We’re really glad you and others from your party really enjoyed your stay. You’ll have to make a return visit in the summer and enjoy a BBQ in the garden. The steam train is a must and Pebbles...More

Reviewed January 2, 2020

Thank you for a great week away, house was perfect for all 6 of us to stay. Closeby to lots of places and great acess to beaches. Thank you? We hope to be back soon.More

Date of stay: December 2019
1  Thank 308robynw
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Tim B, VR Owner at Greengates Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this great review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again in the future if you ever decide to make a return visit, you’ll always be welcome at Greengates Holiday Cottage...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2020

Across the road from a lovely little beach this dog friendly accommodation is absolutely cracking. The accommodation makes you wish for nothing... Thoughtfully put together to a really high standard. I loved the shower in the big bathroom with the waterfall shower and just wish...More

Date of stay: January 2020
3  Thank Felicity C
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Tim B, VR Owner at Greengates Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful and detailed review. We’re so delighted you enjoyed your stay at Greengates Holiday Cottage in Watchet and hope you might visit again in the future. It’s a great place for dog lovers as you...More

Reviewed December 28, 2019

We have just spent a wonderful few days at the cottage with my family over Xmas and absolutely loved it. The house is cosy, well equipped, with lovely decor and comfy beds. The location is perfect for exploring the town and local beach, and Watchet...More

Date of stay: December 2019
1  Thank deedleveedle
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Tim B, VR Owner at Greengates Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2020

Thanks so much for staying at Greengates Holiday Cottage. We’re so glad you enjoyed your family Christmas and the local area. Watchet does have so much to offer. We would love to welcome you back if you ever want to rebook in the future. Wishing...More

Reviewed August 28, 2019

We booked Greengates for May half term and had a superb week in Watchet. The property has been beautifully renovated throughout but retains a cosy character. The Bedrooms are a good size with comfortable beds and good showers. The kitchen and dining room were big...More

Date of stay: May 2019
1  Thank stuartsE8003XG
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

This Cottage is beautiful, so thoughtful.y done from the welcome pack on arrival, the dog friendly space and totally secure garden where our little monsters could run and explore without us worrying they might escape. The furniture and decor is height quality and the beds...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank TracyD955
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Tim B, VR Owner at Greengates Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2019

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We’re so delighted you and your 4 legged friends enjoyed your stay at Greengates and we look forward to you staying again next year.

Reviewed July 25, 2019

Absolutely loved Watchet, full of charm, plenty of places to eat & drink and particularly enjoyed walking along the Mineral Line most days with the dogs. We visited several lovely towns in the area taking in a pub lunch on the way. Recommend Dunster &...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Jules-npton
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
It’s hard to describe just how beautiful the local area is. Watchet itself is a historic harbour town with bags of character, quaintness and charm. Set in between the Quantocks, Brendan Hills and Exmoor, it is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The coast line is filled with wonderful beaches ideal for dog walkers, fossil hunters, anglers and bird watchers. There’s something truly unique about Watchet’s mix of rocky cliffs, pebbled and sandy beaches, picturesque lighthouse, peaceful harbour, restaurant, shops, pubs and art galleries. Go for a ride on the steam railway, walk up the old mineral line, spend a day at the beautiful Blue Anchor Bay, visit nearby medieval Dunster with its castle or take a family trip to Minehead.
Getting around
So much to see in Watchet. We’re a stones throw from all the shops, pubs and restaurants you could need - you may not need to go anywhere else! Good local buses. Steam Railway during peak season. Plenty of good roads and taxi services.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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Frequently Asked Questions about Greengates Holiday Cottage

Greengates Holiday Cottage is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Greengates Holiday Cottage has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Greengates Holiday Cottage has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Greengates Holiday Cottage must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.