Holidays in Watchet

Found between Exmoor National Park and the West Somerset coast, Watchet is a thriving town famed for its blue hued alabaster clusters found in the coastal cliffs and its wide beach which is rich in fossils.

The West Somerset Steam Railway chugs along the line through Watchet and along the coast through the county. Our Watchet holiday cottages are well positioned to offer you a break at the foothills of Exmoor National Park or on the lovely West Somerset coast near the marina or esplanade.

Search for cottages in Watchet or view our guide to Watchet holiday cottages below.

Did you know

Coleridge’s poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” was penned whilst Coleridge was traveling through Watchet. It is said in 1797 he walked over the Quantock Hills from his home in Nether Stowey and came across Watchet. It was on this walk he became inspired, looking down at the town from St. Decuman's Church.

Cottages in Watchet (28)

Must see

Kilve Beach Explore rockpools and hunt for fossils at Kilve Beach.

Lilstock Beach Lilstock beach is a small stretch of sand, mud and loose rock found after a short walk down a footpath from the village of Lilstock.

Tropiquaria Animals & Adventure Tropiquaria Animal and Adventure Park is a great day out for adults and children of all ages.

Featured cottages in Watchet

Quantock Hide
Quantock Hide
Kilve (1ml S), Somerset
Sleeps: 5 | Bedrooms: 2
The Cleeves
The Cleeves
Blue Anchor (1ml S), Somerset
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
The Limpets
The Limpets
Watchet, Somerset
Sleeps: 5 | Bedrooms: 3
The Old Rectory Hay Barn
The Old Rectory Hay Barn
Kilve, Somerset
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
The Creamery
The Creamery
Kilve, Somerset
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Moorland Reach
Moorland Reach
Kilve (1ml S), Somerset
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 2
Trinity House
Trinity House
Minehead, Somerset
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3
Bay Cottage Watchet
Bay Cottage Watchet
Watchet, Somerset
Sleeps: 5 | Bedrooms: 3
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Places near Watchet

  • Kilve
    (5mls)

    A historic village between the beautiful Quantock Hills and the north coast.

  • Dunster
    (6mls)

    An ancient town presided over by a magnificent cliff top castle.

  • Minehead
    (7mls)

    A hoard of prehistoric fossils makes seaside town Minehead special.

  • Nether Stowey
    (8mls)

    This ancient village offers a blissful escape on the edge of the Quantock Hills.

  • Porlock
    (12mls)

    Porlock exudes charm and history in every corner.

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