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Somerset Self Catering cottage, The Old Byres, Washford, sleeps 16

The Old Byres
TA23 0NU

The Old Byres, Washford, Somerset

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 16

Pricing From: £2900.00

This lovely barn conversion is in the village of Washford near to Minehead and can sleep sixteen people in eight bedrooms.

The Retreat is a lovely barn conversion situated in the village of Washford just six miles from Minehead in West Somerset. The cottage can sleep sixteen people in three super king-size double bedrooms with en-suite (one with TV) one double with TV and en-suite, one twin with TV and en-suite, 1 family room with 1 double and 1 single, and one double and one single together with two bathrooms. Also in the cottage is a kitchen with dining area and woodburner, sitting room with woodburner, snug and games room with woodburner.

Outside is ample off road parking and a private enclosed courtyard. The Retreat is an extremely spacious beautiful home and an ideal base for exploring this lovely part of the country.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Why do we need to go anywhere else today ??
So said one of our children. Truth is we didn't need to.Minehead and Dunster Castle are near though. As are the shops.... but by car not walking. Family party of 15 with ages ranging from 4 to 70 and every one of us had fallen in love with the place by the time we left. So much to do ...sauna..hot tub...pool..table tennis (I won !)....adjoining paddock for frisbies, games, running,walking......quiet areas...TV lounges etc etc. Minor niggles...the property is on the busy A39 so walking to the village not for toddlers although opposite the gate is a little used path via fields to the Cider Farm at Torre, Check the O/S map before you attempt this. The property is getting on for 15 years old and some wear and tear is evident but the maintenance and cleaning crew are friendly and responsive. We would go back.
reece h

Amazing House
We had a family gathering here for a long weekend. The communication prior and post visit was excellent. The house was immaculate and contained everything we needed, plenty for a large party of people. Each room and the whole space was well thought out and included finishing touches. The hottub and outside spaces were excellent with ample furniture and we were lucky to be able to spend time outside enjoying them. The views were amazing and it was a lovely walk to the nearest coastal town. An amazing venue definitely contributed to the enjoyment of our weekend.

WOW!!! My daughter in law excelled herself when she found this superb holiday let!
WOW!!! My daughter in law excelled herself when she found this superb holiday let . In all my years I have never stayed in a nicer or well equipped holiday home, ample pots for everything you need to prepare and cook, all spotlessly clean along with the whole property which is very nicely furnished too . The position is perfect too , so many lovely places around to visit if you can tear yourself away from the byres ! We were all so impressed and loved our stay and were blessed with the unexpected ?heatwave? in February ! Making it an even better time but even so if it had rained every day nothing could have dampened our love for the place . None of us could fault any part of it and cannot wait to visit again . The grandchildren loved the snooker, table tennis and we all loved the hot tub and sauna . In all a wonderful time with the family where happy memories were made to treasure always . Thank you to all who provide such a lovely place for us to share in ??
Kate P

Absolutely superb in every aspect
A large group of us descended on Old Byres for New Year's 2019. The house has loads of things to keep children and adults of all ages entertained for days. From a Hot Tub and very effective sauna to a decent size pool table and toys and games in the cupboards. Not forgetting outdoor aspects such as table tennis and a kids Wendy house. We didn?t get in the pool as it was winter but it looked great. Big TVs & audio facilities are present. I think 3 log burners from memory providing a lovely feel to an already warm house. Stacks of space, even a second utility area with a spare fridge which is very handy when going away with big numbers. Massive lounge plus a large family/dining area with plenty of seats for dinner. The cleanliness was superb. The people who look after the house were extremely helpful and responsive. Really easy check-in with a great welcome package. From start to finish Sara (the owner) was fantastic to deal with. Location excellent for day trips or just sightseeing locally.

what a fantastic cottage. nothing to complains about. plenty of room for everyone. kitchen very well equipped. we had snow which was lovely to see on the big open fields. logs fire sauna hot tub all used. welcome hamper was all used up especially the chocolate cake. correspondence between Sarah and us was fantastic nothing was too much trouble she answered all our questions. Go to the Blue Anchor pub short drive away. right on the coast amazing old pub. lots of supermarkets. Minehead was fun too.



Jacuzzi Jacuzzi
Sauna Sauna
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


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Oil central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves and underfloor heating
Electric range oven and hob, double oven, ceramic hob, 2 x microwaves, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, 2 x DVDs, Xbox, CD/radio, stereo music system, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc in rent, sauna charged via coin meter
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot, highchair and stairgate
Off road parking for 5 cars
Private patio and lawned garden with furniture and BBQ leading to shared lawned garden opening on to accessible field
Sole use of hot tub and outdoor swimming pool
Three well-behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 5 mins walk
Note: There are outdoor steps and a stream in the grounds and care should be taken
Note: The drive at the property is only large enough to accommodate family-sized cars, up to people carriers
Note: There may be some road noise
The swimming pool will be heated only from June to August
Note: The first floor bedrooms have some limited headroom, care to be taken
Note: If the booking is a hen/stag party or similar please make the owner aware prior to arrival

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Nearest Attractions

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

Williton, St Peter's Church - 0.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Bakelite Museum - 0.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Bicknoller, St George's Church - 1.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Monksilver, All Saints Church - 2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Watchet, St Decuman's Church - 2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Watchet Boat Museum - 2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

St Decuman's Holy Well - 2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Stogumber, St Mary's Church - 2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Watchet Market House Museum - 2.1 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Combe Sydenham Hall - 2.3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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