Angie’s walking holiday at The Limpets

Staff Holidays, Walking

The Limpets, Watchet, Somerset

Angie from our Property Team took a trip to the wonderful Watchet in Somerset with her husband Nick. They had a week filled with walking and exploring the local area.

Where did you stay and what did you think of the cottage?

My husband Nick and I stayed in a quaint cottage called The Limpets, in Watchet, Somerset; it was such a lovely location. The cottage itself was immaculate and very well-equipped with everything you could need on a cottage holiday. The caretaker met us there on arrival, she was friendly and very helpful, giving us lots of tips for our break.

The traditional terraced property has a pretty little garden, which was so nice to admire, as we went in April the flowers were all blooming.

The Limpets has the added attraction of an allocated parking space in the residents’ car park, which was really helpful as the parking could be tricky otherwise. It just made it easier arriving and departing with our luggage.

What was the weather like during your stay?

The weather wasn’t too bad for the time of year; we had a couple of nice days when it was really hot and a few overcast days. Not that the weather stopped us at all. We would walk for miles and the bad weather just helped us along!

What did you do?

Each day we packed up our rucksacks with food and drink and would head off walking all day. Watchet is a pretty little village, there is an excellent bus service and the steam railway runs through the village so you can buy a rover ticket and hop on and off all day – great for exploring the surrounding areas. We explored a little further afield with the car only twice, as everywhere else was accessible by bus. The Quantock Hills are stunning and offer endless walking and spectacular views of the countryside.

Where did you eat and drink?

We had really good fish and chips one night from the village; Nick had the biggest piece of cod we had ever seen! We went into Williton where there is a great butcher and deli and we stocked up there with local food and cooked for ourselves. The ice cream parlour by the harbour was a favourite, unfortunately a week wasn’t long enough to sample all the flavours on offer, maybe we will have to go back to finish trying them all!

Do you have any other advice for people staying in Watchet?

There are lots of things to see and do for all the family in the area. Dunster is a short drive and offers some pretty walks for all abilities, even those with mobility problems through the Crown Estate Trails – park at Nutcombe Bottom as this is where the walks start from. The Mineral Trail is a lovely walk and accessed either through Watchet, or for those who don’t mind a bit of a cross country, from a footpath close to the cottage. The sandy beach at Blue Anchor Bay is easily accessed by car. All in all we would thoroughly recommend The Limpets.

If Angie has inspired you to take a break in the beautiful Watchet you can search for cottages here.

Posted by Emma on 15th April 2017