(Reference number: 65612)
The Old Sweet Shop is a 17th-century thatched cottage, located in the quietest and prettiest part of Minehead, known as the gateway to Exmoor. The owners have completed an extensive and sympathetic restoration, which maximises the cottageâ€™s space, light and historical features. These include thick stone walls, a fabulous fireplace that now houses a large wood burner, exposed beams, a semi-circular staircase and leaded-light windows. They sit perfectly alongside the high quality fabrics and furnishings, kitchen with large dining table and modern appliances to offer guests every comfort.
The Old Sweet Shop is suitable for families with children and groups of adults. Your four-legged friends are also more than welcome. The cottage also benefits from a sunny enclosed garden with lawn and seating area, and a large hot tub, just perfect for a relaxing soak after exploring this beautiful part of the world.
The Old Sweet Shop is in a fantastic central location, within easy walking distance of Mineheadâ€™s town centre, shop, pubs, restaurants, tea rooms, sandy beach and quayside. In addition, the coast and moorland countryside is within easy driving distance. For steam enthusiasts and day trippers alike thereâ€™s the West Somerset Steam Railway, the countryâ€™s longest restored line. Also nearby are the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton famous for Watersmeet Gorge (National Trust), the Valley of the Rocks, and the Funicular Cliff Railway with spectacular views of the coastline. A visit to Dunster Castle (National Trust) is a must-see for its terraced gardens, mill and deer park. A short distance away is the charming Porlock village and Porlock Weir. Beach within 1 mile. Shops, pub and restaurant 800 yards.Ground ...