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 (26)

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

Jacobs Pond
Jacobs Pond
Dunster (6mls SE), Somerset
Sleeps: 7 | Bedrooms: 4
Bay Cottage Watchet
Bay Cottage Watchet
Watchet, Somerset
Sleeps: 5 | Bedrooms: 3
The Old Rectory Appleloft
The Old Rectory Appleloft
Kilve, Somerset
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Minehead, Somerset
Sleeps: 7 | Bedrooms: 4
Whites Farm Barton
Whites Farm Barton
Watchet (5mls S), Somerset
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3
Blue Anchor Lodge
Blue Anchor Lodge
Blue Anchor, Somerset
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 3
Catching Swallows
Catching Swallows
Kilve (1ml S), Somerset
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 2
Blue Anchor (1ml SE), Somerset
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
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Places near Watchet

  • Kilve

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

  • Dunster

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

  • Minehead

    A hoard of prehistoric fossils makes seaside town Minehead special.

  • Nether Stowey

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

  • Porlock

    Porlock exudes charm and history in every corner.

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