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A chocolate box cottage!

A chocolate box cottage!

The bubbling hot tub at The Old Sweet Shop

The bubbling hot tub at The Old Sweet Shop

The kitchen has plenty of room for eight

The kitchen has plenty of room for eight

Living room

Living room

Refresher en-suite has a four poster king bed.

Refresher en-suite has a four poster king bed.

Living room

Living room

In front of the fire is a great place to be!

In front of the fire is a great place to be!

There's plenty of space to cook in the kitchen.

There's plenty of space to cook in the kitchen.

King en-suite bedroom 'Marshmallow'

King en-suite bedroom 'Marshmallow'

En-suite bathroom in Marshmallow

En-suite bathroom in Marshmallow

Strawberry Sherbet is a double bedroom

Strawberry Sherbet is a double bedroom

Lemondrop is a pretty twin room.

Lemondrop is a pretty twin room.

The Old Sweet Shop Living Room at Christmas

The Old Sweet Shop Living Room at Christmas

The enclosed cottage garden.

The enclosed cottage garden.

Porlock Weir is one of our guests favourite spots

Porlock Weir is one of our guests favourite spots

Stream side walks, babbling brooks in Exmoor

Stream side walks, babbling brooks in Exmoor

Allerford is a beautiful spot

Allerford is a beautiful spot

Travel back in time on a steam train

Travel back in time on a steam train

Red deer roam wild onExmoor

Red deer roam wild onExmoor

Moor and sea make for beautiful views in Exmoor

Moor and sea make for beautiful views in Exmoor

A chocolate box cottage!

A chocolate box cottage!

The bubbling hot tub at The Old Sweet Shop

The bubbling hot tub at The Old Sweet Shop

The kitchen has plenty of room for eight

The kitchen has plenty of room for eight

Living room

Living room

Refresher en-suite has a four poster king bed.

Refresher en-suite has a four poster king bed.

Living room

Living room

In front of the fire is a great place to be!

In front of the fire is a great place to be!

There's plenty of space to cook in the kitchen.

There's plenty of space to cook in the kitchen.

King en-suite bedroom 'Marshmallow'

King en-suite bedroom 'Marshmallow'

En-suite bathroom in Marshmallow

En-suite bathroom in Marshmallow

Strawberry Sherbet is a double bedroom

Strawberry Sherbet is a double bedroom

Lemondrop is a pretty twin room.

Lemondrop is a pretty twin room.

The Old Sweet Shop Living Room at Christmas

The Old Sweet Shop Living Room at Christmas

The enclosed cottage garden.

The enclosed cottage garden.

Porlock Weir is one of our guests favourite spots

Porlock Weir is one of our guests favourite spots

Stream side walks, babbling brooks in Exmoor

Stream side walks, babbling brooks in Exmoor

Allerford is a beautiful spot

Allerford is a beautiful spot

Travel back in time on a steam train

Travel back in time on a steam train

Red deer roam wild onExmoor

Red deer roam wild onExmoor

Moor and sea make for beautiful views in Exmoor

Moor and sea make for beautiful views in Exmoor

The Old Sweet Shop

Exmoor Character Cottages Somerset, TA24 5RP

A quintessential chocolate box cottage and hot tub

  • VisitEngland's Rose Award 2023
  • Large private hot tub
  • Dog friendly with enclosed garden
  • Sandy beach within walking distance
  • Quaint, thatched cottage
  • Perfect base to explore Exmoor
    • Sleeps 8Sleeps 8
    • Bedrooms 4Bedrooms 4
    • Bathrooms 4Bathrooms 4
    • 2 Dogs Welcome*2 Dogs Welcome*
    • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
    • WiFiWiFi
    • ParkingParking
    • Open fire / Log burnerOpen fire / Log burner
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • Covid Refund GuaranteeCovid Refund Guarantee
    • Visit England 5 star graded
    • VisitEngland Gold Award
    • VisitEngland Rose Award 2023
    • 2021 English Regional Award

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Features

Sleeps 8

Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4

Bedrooms 4

Bathrooms 4

Bathrooms 4

Dines 8

Dines 8

2 Dogs Welcome*

2 Dogs Welcome*

WiFi

WiFi

Parking

Parking

Ground Floor Facilities

Ground Floor Facilities

Hot tub - private

Hot tub - private

Enclosed Garden

Enclosed Garden

Beach (within 1 mile)

Beach (within 1 mile)

Pub (within 1 mile)

Pub (within 1 mile)

Open fire / Log burner

Open fire / Log burner

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Space to play

Space to play

National Trail (within 1 mile)

National Trail (within 1 mile)

Private chef available

Private chef available

Catering available

Catering available

Supermarket delivery available

Supermarket delivery available

Matched bathrooms

Matched bathrooms

Credit cards accepted

Credit cards accepted

Learning breaks available

Learning breaks available

Owners/Manager onsite

Owners/Manager onsite

Large groups welcome

Large groups welcome

Covid Refund Guarantee

Covid Refund Guarantee

About & Contact

A quintessential chocolate box cottage and hot tub

The Old Sweet Shop is a quintessential chocolate box cottage - with a hot tub in a pretty garden.

Sleeping eight in four bedrooms (three are en-suite), you will find high-quality furnishings, bedding, towels and linen. There is a king and twin on the top floor, and a double and king on the ground floor. Each room has its own personality and is named after favourite childhood sweets.

The large kitchen/dining room is perfect for socialising. There's a dual fuel range cooker, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and everything you need to rustle up a wonderful meal - or indulge in a takeaway. Dine on the farmhouse table which seats eight comfortably. In the adjacent utility room you will find a fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble-drier.

There's a large living room with three sofas and window seats. Guests love our armchair, positioned right next to the wood-burning stove. The mantel over the fireplace retains the burn marks from hot toddies made in years gone by. We treasure the building's the historical features including the sweeping staircase, thick stone walls, beams, and the original sweet shop window.

We have high-speed Wi-Fi, Netflix and Sky.

The pretty cottage garden has furniture for al fresco dining for everyone. Sit in the summer house and enjoy the peace and quiet in this tranquil conservation area - high up in Minehead's Old Town. From here you can listen to the lambs bleating and spot buzzards overhead.

We are child and dog-friendly. Kids will find books, DVDs, games and toys in the cottage for children of all ages. For dogs, we provide baskets and throws, towels, bowls and mats for your four-legged friends – and a treat on the welcome tray.

On-site parking for two cars.

Exmoor is England's smallest National Park and extremely varied. To one side is the sea and inviting beaches, to another purple heather humming with bees on the moor.

Add to this magical ancient woods, fields and hills in a green tapestry, and sheltering villages peppered with thatched cottages. Ancient castles, stately homes and historical gardens abound. The steam and whistle of the puffing West Somerset railway seems to add the finishing touch.

It is also a dark skies reserve - and there's nowhere better to stargaze than from one of our hot tubs.

Lucy who owns the cottages wrote a book of walks and places of interest called 'The Little Book of Walks' to help guests decide where to visit. As a Premier Cottages guest you will receive a free copy on your welcome tray to help you plan your stay - however long you are with us.

The Old Sweet Shop is a proud recipient of VisitEngland's Rose Award for the quality of our welcome (September 2023).

Member since 2023

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Tel:+44 (0)7817698366

www.exmoorcharactercottages.co.uk

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Exmoor Character Cottages
Somerset, TA24 5RP

Location & Attractions

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  • Castle Castle
  • Golf Golf
  • Heritage Heritage
  • Pub/Restaurant Pub/Restaurant
  • Town Town
  • Visitors Attraction Visitors Attraction
  • Walks Walks

The Old Sweet Shop , Exmoor Character Cottages

Vicarage Road
Minehead
TA24 5RP

Castle Dunster Castle and Watermill

This National Trust property is an ancient castle and comfortable country home offering dramatic views. Don’t miss the subtropical gardens. Check out the website for seasonal events.

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Walks Dunkery Beacon

The highest point on Exmoor scales 1705 feet and can be seen from 500 miles. It’s an ancient area with Bronze Age barrows around the landscape. There are walks for all here.

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Visitors Attraction West Somerset Steam Railway

Take a nostalgic ride on 20 miles of heritage railway through stunning Somerset countryside and coast. This branch line of the Great Western Railway steams through lovely coasts and countryside.

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Pub/Restaurant Reeves Restaurant

There’s a warm welcome and fine dining at Reeves Restaurant in Dunster. This is a perfect destination for a celebration. We recommend Sunday lunch too. Dog friendly. Booking essential.

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Golf Minehead + West Somerset Golf Club

The Minehead Links Course offers all-year-round play on a well-kept course. Guests not only benefit from special prices but have exclusive access to the Club’s Society.

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Town Lynmouth and Lynton

From Lynmouth, take the funicular Cliff Railway up to Lynton and wander around its lovely art galleries, tea rooms and shops. Why not try Charlie Fridays Coffee Shop too

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Visitors Attraction Alpaca Trekking

Get up close and personal with these gentle creatures as you walk alpacas on Exmoor. Walking with alpacas at Hall Farm in Exmoor is fun for all animal lovers.

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Visitors Attraction Exmoor Pony Centre in Dulverton

Meet some Exmoor ponies and learn all about the breed at this wonderful centre. You can arrange pony treks too – a great way to experience a protected species.

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Heritage Tarr Steps, near Dulverton

This picturesque clapper bridge spans the fast-flowing River Barle. Reputed to date from 1000 BC, the bridge’s stone slabs lie end-to-end, supported by solid stone stacks weighing 17 tonnes.

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Heritage Selworthy Tearoom

Our favourite tearoom is the Periwinkle in the beautiful National Trust village of Selworthy for the best views across Exmoor. Don’t miss a visit to the famous whitewashed church.

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Town Dunster Village

Don’t miss one of the most beautiful villages in Exmoor. Tour the Yarn Market, Dove Cote, Tithe Barn, St George’s Church, Gallox Bridge, Watermill and historical high street.

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Walks The Valley of Rocks

Drive up into Lynton and out to the stunning rocky landscapes and plucky goats at the Valley of Rocks. Indulge in a yummy cream tea at Mother Meldrum’s café

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Walks Bossington & Porlock Weir Walks

Explore the picturesque Porlock Weir and Bossington Beach for great views and fresh air. England’s smallest Church, Culbone, accessible on foot only, is well worth the longer trek.

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Reviews for The Old Sweet Shop at Exmoor Character Cottages

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Meet the owner

Lucy Green

Owner Lucy bought The Oval, a medieval cottage in Dunster in 2008. She loved sharing her home with guests so much that by 2018 she had a portfolio of four character cottages in Exmoor. Today the team is as passionate as ever about offering beautifully furnished and decorated self-catering properties, where high spec appliances and high speed Wi-Fi sit alongside historical features such as thick walls, thatched roofs, squint windows, large fireplaces and cruck beams. Our properties are well-equipped with everything you need for a self-catering break. We provide toys, books, DVDs and games for children as well as stairgates, high chairs and travel cots. Dog owners will find bowls, baskets and mats and treats. We are especially proud of the high standard of our cleanliness and maintenance. Our gardens and hot tubs are loved by visitors. Lucy speaks to every guest before arrival to ensure the best possible experience. Whatever the time of year, and however long your stay, you will find a very warm welcome in all our cottages. We wish you a very Happy Holiday in Exmoor.

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