The Old Sweet Shop

Minehead, Somerset, Seaside town

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Outside Description

Outside is a pretty cottage garden, with a lawn edged with borders, summer house and two patio areas with picnic tables. Our large hot tub offers plenty of jets and soft lighting for night time. On a clear night, you’ll be amazed by the view of the stars, thanks to the Exmoor Dark Sky Reserve.

Downstairs Description

he sitting room is just off the entrance hallway and has a large fireplace with a wood burning stove. Look carefully and you’ll see the burns shaped like pear drops on the large wooden mantelpiece. These ancient marks were made when a hot poker, taken straight from the open fire, was used to stir cider (a “hot toddy”). There are charming mullion lead-framed windows with pretty seats as well as comfortable sofas and armchairs.

With views into the garden, the spacious kitchen/diner has a large cooker, high-spec appliances and oodles of work and storage space. Perfect for family gatherings, the dining area has a large oak table that seats eight comfortably. This is an enjoyable, sociable space where you can cook and chat, play games or enjoy afternoon tea. There is also a utility room to the rear.

One of the double bedroom is downstairs, situated in the actual old sweet shop, complete with lovely window display. A shower room is also on the ground level.

First Floor Description

Upstairs are three further bedrooms, a luxurious king bedroom with en-suite bathroom with a roll top bath. The twin room with an en-suite with shower. And a gorgeous king four poster bedroom with en-suite large shower.

Windows Views Description

The views to the rear of the cottage are over the lovely cottage garden.

Other Notes

A security deposit of £200 is required to book this property to cover the cost of any damage during your stay. All things being well, this security deposit will be returned shortly after your departure providing there is no damage to the property or its contents. Before your arrival you will receive further information about what the security deposit if for and what is covered.

Dogs Welcome: 2 dogs max, £30 supplement per dog
Child Friendly
Hot Tub: Large hot tub with sets for up to 7
Group Getaways
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Romantic Hideaway
Tourist Attractions:
  • West Somerset Railway: It is Britain’s longest “Heritage” Railway running from Bishops Lydeard to the coast at Minehead. There are nine restored stations en route serving a variety of destinations. The railway runs special themed trains throughout the year and large-scale events. Visit website
  • Exmoor Owl And Hawk Centre: Treading in the footsteps of time, bathe in the peace and tranquility of our home and garden surrounded by owls, hawks, donkeys, ponies and horses - welcomed by the macaws, and with views to die for! Visit website
  • Dunster Castle: An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens. Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history. Visit website
  • Tropiquaria Zoo: Tropiquaria Animal & Adventure Park, a great day out for adults and children of all ages. Hold a snake or creepie-crawly in the Tropical Hall, visit the amazing puppet show and the aquarium. Outside play for hours on the full-size pirate ships or in the Indoor Play Castle. Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • The Wheelhouse Restaurant, Minehead: A family restaurant with portions and dishes suitable for all age groups Looking for traditionally cooked food in Minehead? Visit website
  • Redmans Restaurant, Minehead: Redman's is an intimate and contemporary restaurant specialising in quality local ingredients, taste, and beautiful presentation. The food is freshly created to your order by Restauranteur Dougie Redman and his team. Visit website
  • Reeves In Dunster: Recently given 10/10 for its food and service in a review in 'The Times', Reeves Restaurant is situated in Dunster High street . Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Toucan Wholefoods In Minehead: You will find natural body-care, vitamins and herbal supplements, wholefoods (catering particularly for special diets), organic vegetables and a fantastic take-away counter. Visit website
  • Tesco: In Minehead and you could always pre order your grocery delivery ready for your arrival Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • Minehead & West Somerset GC: Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club is a great classic links course set against the rugged backdrop of the Brendon Hills with captivating sea views. If you're seeking a great round of golf, in a superb location, this is the place. Visit website
  • Burrowhayes Farm Riding: We organise escorted rides of mixed abilities in the glorious Horner Valley and on the open moorland. Everyone can enjoy to the full the beauty of Exmoor with the added thrill of being on horseback. Small children's ponies are available for parents to walk and lead. Visit website
  • Sporting Activities At Wimbleball Reservoir: Experience a day out like no other at Wimbleball Lake, nestled in the hills of Exmoor National Park. Discover our nature paths by foot or bring the bike and explore our off-road cycle trails. Visit website