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Shells Cottage

Shells Cottage, Washford, Somerset

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Sleeps a maximum of: 12

Pricing From: £911.00 - 1956.00

This detached cottage is situated close to the village of Washford and sleeps twelve in six bedrooms.

Shells Cottage is a wonderful detached cottage set within walking distance of the village of Washford in Somerset. This thatched cottage sleeps twelve people and has six bedrooms consisting of one ground floor double, one double with an en-suite shower room, three further doubles and one adult bunks as well as a family bathroom and ground floor basin and WC. This cottage also has a fitted kitchen, dining room and sitting room with woodburning stove. Outside, this cottage has off road parking for four cars and a private enclosed garden with pond, furniture and hot tub. Shells Cottage is a perfect holiday home for families and friends at any time of year.


It was absolutely perfect, we could not have asked for a nicer property. The bedding and towels were lovely, clean and fresh. The bathrooms and kitchen were spotless. Thank you.
Mrs Hunter-hadley

Fantastic relaxing holiday
I had originally booked such a large cottage as I'm a foster carer and didn't know for certain how many rooms I would need. We only used four of the six bedrooms in the end, but we were glad of the extra space. The cottage is big enough for 12 people and would represent great value for such a large party. It is a beautiful old thatched cottage set in a lovely garden with a BBQ and seating area, pond, ornamental fountain and another seating area outside the kitchen door. As you approach the cottage you pass some modern, wooden chalet type cottages which seem a bit close. But don't be put off as they can't be seen from Shells cottage and we didn't hear any noise from the neighbour's despite the fact most evenings meant BBQs and hot tubs. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. They supplied tea towels, washing up liquid and dishcloths (all the things I usually forget to pack). The lounge had a lovely reading area around the corner next to huge book shelves covered in books and games. All the bedrooms were made up to a high standard and came complete with white fluffy towels. There was a washing machine and washing line (pegs included) which meant I didn't end up taking cases of dirty clothes home. I had preordered an online grocery order to arrive a few hours after we did which was great as it meant we didn't have to bring lots of food etc. The local takeaway also delivered pizzas, kebabs, burgers etc. The highlight for the two girls was the hot tub. Although we were lucky enough to stay during what may be the only hot week of the summer, they still felt the need to spend as much time as they could in there. Gemma arrived soon after we did to show us how to use it and let us know she was around if we needed anything. She arrived each morning to check the hot tub, but wasn't intrusive at at. As I mentioned, we stayed during the very warm week in July and whilst everyone else seemed to be complaining that it was too warm at night to sleep, we were fine. The thatched roof keep the cottage lovely and cool and offered respite to our poor big dog with her thick coat. One of the bedrooms is in the ground floor. Although the cottage doesn't have level access for a wheel chair, once inside it is fairly suitable for people who can't manage stairs very well. However, there is only a toilet with hand basin downstairs so no access to a bathroom. I would definitely recommend this cottage and we are considering a return trip with friends next year.

The owner was extremely helpful, but not intrusive. The cottage was fantastic, everything had been thought of. We had a lovely relaxing week and would have quite happily stayed put for the whole summer.
Mrs Barrow

An amazing property - no one wanted to leave. We will be returning for sure. Thank you so much to the owner for being so kind and helpful!
Mrs Rix

The Cottage was very well equipped, spacious and presented well. It was a pleasure to stay there.
Mrs Waterfield



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds

Bunk Beds


Full gas central heating with additional heating from woodburning stove in sitting room
Range cooker with electric oven and gas hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and DVDs
Fuel, power and all fuel for woodburning stove included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Off road parking for 4 cars
Private enclosed garden with pond, furniture and hot tub
One well behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 10 mins walk
Note: Unfenced pond in garden, children and pets must be supervised at all times

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Cleeve Abbey - 0.6 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Somerset and Dorset Railway Museum - 0.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Bakelite Museum - 1 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Williton, St Peter's Church - 1.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Old Cleeve, St Andrew's Church - 1.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Watchet, St Decuman's Church - 1.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

St Decuman's Holy Well - 1.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Daws Castle - 1.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Watchet Boat Museum - 1.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Nettlecombe, St Mary's Church - 1.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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