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Lookout Retreat

Blue Anchor, Somerset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • An independent apartment with a beautiful garden for guests to enjoy
  • Walkers and wildlife lovers can enjoy wonderful coastal and countryside walks direct from the door
  • A short walk to the popular West Somerset steam railway station 
  • Easy drive to Exmoor National Park with open moorland and quaint villages
Property code: 50925

Situated in the quintessential seaside village of Blue Anchor and benefiting from an elevated position from which to enjoy far reaching views of the coast and some truly wonderful sunrises and sunsets. The village hosts a large beach, two pubs, seaside café and the historic West Somerset steam railway, a short walk away that runs from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard. Explore the coastal town of Minehead and visit the pretty villages of Porlock, Lynmouth and Lynton. Dunster with its National Trust castle towering above it is a must see and is just a short drive, as is Exmoor National Park, perfect for those wishing to walk or cycle this awe-inspiring landscape.

This beautiful apartment is set in an elevated position within the grounds of the owner’s large Edwardian home and has been fully refurbished throughout. The entrance to the apartment is via its own front door at the side of the house, leading into the hall with a useful space to hang coats and leave sandy shoes. Continue upstairs where you will find that all rooms with the exception of the bathroom have lovely views over the bay, hills and out to sea. The lounge features a flame effect electric fire, Smart TV and DVD player so you can relax in the evening in front of your favourite programmes. The apartment also boasts a separate dining room, should you decide to eat in. The well-equipped kitchen has an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine. The bedroom has the option of a super-king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as a twin on request) and enjoys views over the garden and out to sea. The bathroom is compact but cleverly thought out, it has a shower over the bath and WC.

Venturing outside there is an attractive area, with a table and chairs for your enjoyment, within shared landscaped gardens. Allocated off road parking for 1 car can be found at the front of the property.

  • 1 bedroom - super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be up as a twin on request)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Beautiful garden available for guests enjoyment including table and chairs
  • Private allocated off-road parking for 1 car available
  • Beach, shops and restaurant within walking distance
  • Smart TV and DVD in lounge
  • Regret no babies or children
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Helen Gardner

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Helen.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 48 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynda, 9th February 2024

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This is a lovely apartment in a great location with amazing sea and hill views, sunrises and sunsets. Nigel and Paula are excellent hosts and provide a warm welcome. We have stayed several times and always have a great holiday no matter what time of year. Would definitely recommend :)

Reviewed by Carl, 29th January 2024

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We highly recommend staying at the Lookout Retreat. Nigel and Paula were absolutely amazing pre arrival and throughout our stay. We also stayed an additional 4 days because we loved it so much. The place has literally everything you need, is comfortable, homely, clean, peaceful and felt like a home from home. The kitchen and everything in it was imRead moremaculately clean. Everything worked perfectly. Couldnt have asked for more. We hope to return some time soon. Really recommended. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Helen, 28th December 2023

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We had a wonderful break at the Lookout Retreat. It really is a home from home, with everything you need for your stay. We loved the extras like cupcakes, New Year fizz and apple juice- the hosts Nigel and Paula really do go the extra mile for their guests. We found the location of the Lookout Retreat perfect for us- so peaceful and quiet but with Read morethe beach just minutes walk away. The views are spectacular too- sea, and countryside from all the windows. We would definitely recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Miranda, 24th December 2023

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Extremely friendly and welcoming hosts. Beautifully appointed apartment, nothing skimped on. Sea views from every window. Lots of estras:milk, orange juice, apple juice, fizz, home-made mince pies and two chocolate Lindt rabbits. All very thoughtful and welcome. Lovely garden and many birds. Really close to the sea and Blue Anchor Station. AltogethRead moreer brilliant! Hide

Reviewed by Lynda, 20th October 2023

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We love this holiday apartment; super clean and comfortable. Fab location just 2 minutes from the beach with beautiful outlook across the headland and bay. Great base to explore the local area and wider Exmoor. Great walking from the door and all essential amenities close by. The owners are very attentive and we had everything we needed.

Reviewed by Kenneth, 15th October 2023

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Reviewed by Anne, 29th September 2023

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Another lovely week spent in is this splendid well appointed and clean flat, which is very cosy and has everything you need to help spend a relaxing week away. The views from the flat are fabulous especially the days you get to see a sunrise or sunset. In walking distance of the beach, West Somerset Railway, Dunster Castle. The property owners NigeRead morel and Paula are so friendly and happy to help and we always look forward to seeing them, we have been visiting for years and will be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Anne, 15th September 2023

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Reviewed by John, 8th September 2023

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Lovely spacious apartment furnished tastefully with good quality items. Good parking and good location. The hosts, Paula and Nigel are very welcoming and happy to help with any requests. Would book again.

Reviewed by Roy, 25th August 2023

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Excellent accommodation and great location

Reviewed by Jayne, 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Michael, 21st July 2023

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Reviewed by Gary, 14th July 2023

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Lovely apartment. Well equipped. We had a great holiday.

Reviewed by Peter, 23rd June 2023

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Lookout Retreat is excellent. It was clean and really well appointed. Comfy sofa in the lounge, really nice dining table in the seperate dining room.. The kitchen was fully equipped with just about everything you will need. The bedroom faces east, yes you get a sunrise. The lounge faces west, and yes you get a sunset. Although Lookout Retreat sleepRead mores just 2, there is enough room to entertain a couple of friends if needed. Parking is an allocated parking space, all in all, lovely place to stay Hide

Reviewed by Anne, 16th June 2023

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Lookout Retreat is well maintained, cleanliness is to an high standard and the flat is well appointed with everything needed to ensure your stay is comfortable and relaxing. The owners Paula and Nigel are very welcoming and offer good knowledge of the area. West Somerset Railway and coast are both within walking distance and Minehead is a short driRead moreve away. This is an ideal location to explore the surrounding areas. Hide

Reviewed by Frances, 2nd June 2023

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Lovely clean property with great facilities in a wonderful location

Reviewed by David, 26th May 2023

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Well-equipped, comfortable and spacious apartment in ideal location for walking in the Quantocks, on Exmoor and along the coast. Great as well for steam rail enthusiasts. Nice welcome touches from the friendly hosts Paula and Nigel.

Reviewed by Kenneth, 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Col, 5th May 2023

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Delightful apartment in a delightful location with views of the bay in all directions. The owners Nigel and Paula are very helpful. Its a stones throw from the steam train station, the gorgeous mile-long seafront walk and two excellent beachside cafes. We had a lovely time!!

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 14th April 2023

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Reviewed by Patricia, 24th March 2023

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A really warm welcome greets you at Outlook Retreat, a beautiful apartment in a superb location.

Reviewed by Catherine, 17th March 2023

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A lovely relaxing place with gorgeous views. The holiday let is very clean, has everything provided for your stay. Its actually quite big for a flat. Cosy bedroom with lovely bed linen. Bath & shower with toiletries included. Great kitchen with everything you need to make some nice meals & a fabulous dining room set up ready to enjoy!

Reviewed by Bryan, 10th March 2023

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Reviewed by Derek, 4th November 2022

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Excellent accommodation with a hearty warm welcome from Paula and Nigel. Simply first class.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 21st October 2022

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The cottage was perfect in every way the owner was very friendly and not intrusive we met her the day we arrived and caught us just as we were going out to check we were happy with everything

Reviewed by Lynda, 14th October 2022

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This is a lovely well equipped comfortable apartment in a great location close to the beach. The owners are great hosts - really friendly and helpful. Sunrise and sunsets are beautiful and there is easy access to a variety of activities and walking. We had a super much needed holiday :)

Reviewed by Margaret, 7th October 2022

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The owners of apartment went out of their way to make us welcome and the little extras were much appreciated. The comments in the visitors book reiterated this every time. The apartment was extremely well equipped to the highest standard

Reviewed by Ann, 30th September 2022

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Reviewed by Peter, 23rd September 2022

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Very well equipped and very comfortable, plenty of space for two.

Reviewed by Carl, 16th September 2022

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A clean large two person flat on the upper floor. It was in good order and we would recommend it to anyone interested.

Reviewed by Alison, 22nd August 2022

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This is a lovely property that we have stayed in before. It is beautifully furnished and well equipped. The owners are lovely and friendly and very welcoming. Its great having the West Somerset railway on the doorstep and means you can travel around without having to use your car. Blue Anchor is very quiet but there are 2 pubs and a cafe nearby. ThRead moreoroughly recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Susan, 19th August 2022

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Excellent and very comfortable accommodation.

Reviewed by Emma, 12th August 2022

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The apartment was so clean, beautifully and tastefully decorated. It was spacious with everything that we needed to make our stay really comfortable. Fresh flowers were left on the dining room table and apple juice and flapjacks were left for us to enjoy. There a beautiful view of the Bristol Chanel from the front windows. It was peaceful with easyRead more parking. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners. I would certainly consider returning there. Hide

Reviewed by Ann, 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Mathew, 22nd July 2022

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Absolutely perfect in everyway, the only problem was we had to leave. Will be booking again without any doubt. We both loved our Holiday

Reviewed by Pat Terry, 8th July 2022

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Total comfort, very tasteful furnishings and pictures, lovely views and a delightful garden and always helpful owners.

Reviewed by Marilyn, 1st July 2022

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The flat was spacious, well furnished and equipped, and spotlessly clean when we arrived. The views from the windows overlooked the coast and fields, with occasional glimpses of a passing steam train. Also, the pretty garden was always alive with birds, so there was always something to watch. A very short walk took us across the level crossing to tRead morehe seafront, where we often walked to the ice cream van - a must for a seaside holiday. Our thanks to Paula and Nigel for a very warm welcome. Hide

Reviewed by Mark, 17th June 2022

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A real gem cannot think of a nicer place to stay.

Reviewed by Kenneth, 3rd June 2022

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The apartment is beautiful with everything you could possibly need provided. It is immaculately clean and the 'nautical' theme throughout is delightful. The West Somerset Steam Railway runs beside the beach 150 yards away which can be seen from the windows. There is also a gorgeous garden.

Reviewed by Ken, 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Patricia, 6th May 2022

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Beautifully appointed accommodation, well resourced and spotlessly clean. The little touches mean a lot, homemade cake , a pint of milk, tea ,coffee and biscuits waiting for you on arrival.

Reviewed by Rodney, 29th April 2022

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Great hosts, very clean comfortable apartment. Nice area to visit, steam railway a big attraction to many people.

Reviewed by Linda, 22nd April 2022

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We have stayed at this property for several years. Everything is spotlessly clean, well equipped and comfortable. There are lovely views from every window and wonderful sunsets. The garden is a relaxing place to sit, full of interesting plants and birds. The location is peaceful but convenient for walks and travelling the coast and exmoor. The owneRead morers are always friendly and welcoming, on hand too if you have any problems. Its become our annual retreat! Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 15th April 2022

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Lovely accommodation, well maintained. Really felt like home. Gardens well cared for. Perfect fir access to the Steam Railway and day trips to Ecmoor and Dunster. Nicely and Paula made us feel very welcome. We will be back

Reviewed by Anne, 8th April 2022

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Very comfortable, well equipped apartment, good location & very friendly & welcoming owners.

Reviewed by Roland, 1st April 2022

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Value for money couldn't ask for anything better very help full and pleasant owners your home from home

Reviewed by Irene, 18th March 2022

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Top quality accommodation. Beautiful location. Outstanding hosts. Absolutely no negatives whatsoever and I'm very, very picky!

Reviewed by Catherine, 11th March 2022

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We had a superb holiday at the Look Out Retreat. Everything was immaculate & clean. To welcome us was beautiful fresh flowers, homemade flapjack, tea, coffee & milk & a lovely bottle of apple juice. The extra touches meant so much too! The views from apartment were gorgeous with lovely sunsets. It was so peaceful & quiet all you could hear were theRead more sounds of the birds singing. Lovely location near the beach. Nigel & Paula are the perfect hosts! Hide

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