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The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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A quintessential chocolate box cottage located in the quietest and prettiest part of Minehead, The Old Sweet Shop is a seventeenth century thatched cottage that can sleep up to 8 guests in four bedrooms, complete with pretty cottage garden and large hot tub. The Old Sweet Shop has served many purposes over the years, most notably as the local sweet shop. Some of the neighbours can remember buying strawberry sherbets, gobstoppers and ice creams here on the way to and from school in the 1950s. The property has undergone an extensive and sympathetic restoration to maximise the cottage's space and light, beautiful sweeping staircase, impressive beams and large fireplace. The old complements the new perfectly in The Old Sweet Shop. Sleeps up to eight guests in four bedrooms Luxurious holiday co...A quintessential chocolate box cottage located in the quietest and prettiest part of Minehead, The Old Sweet Shop is a seventeenth century thatched cottage that can sleep up to 8 guests in four bedrooms, complete with pretty cottage garden and large hot tub. The Old Sweet Shop has served many purposes over the years, most notably as the local sweet shop. Some of the neighbours can remember buying strawberry sherbets, gobstoppers and ice creams here on the way to and from school in the 1950s. The property has undergone an extensive and sympathetic restoration to maximise the cottage's space and light, beautiful sweeping staircase, impressive beams and large fireplace. The old complements the new perfectly in The Old Sweet Shop. Sleeps up to eight guests in four bedrooms Luxurious holiday cottage complete with hot tub Three double bedrooms (two are king-size beds) and one twin bedroom Four bathrooms (three are en-suites) Private and enclosed patio and garden with outside seating and a summerhouse Large hot tub Easy access to all amenities including restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and shops Bed linen and towels provided (bring your own beach towels for use in the hot tub) Wi-Fi, heating and electricity included Off-road parking for 2 cars Dogs welcome (2 maximum) for £30 supplement per dog. Arrive from 4 pm Depart by 10 am The sitting room 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. You'll also find a large flat screen smart TV with Sky, Netflix and Blu-ray DVD player, and choice of films, books, jigsaws, games and toys to keep you occupied. There are four tastefully decorated double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. Antique furniture, high-quality mattresses and furnishings, crisp bedding and soft towels complement the décor of each room – all of which have a confectionery theme. Choose from Marshmallow, Lemon Drop, Strawberry Sherbet or Refresher. Upstairs, Marshmallow, a luxurious king bedroom, is a large airy room with a stunning en-suite bathroom with a roll top bath. Lemon Drop is our twin room with an en-suite with shower. Downstairs, Strawberry Sherbet, a double, is the original shop. It retains the distinctive bay window which we decorate with seasonal displays. Refresher has a gorgeous king four poster bed, large shower and lots of light. 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. The utility room houses a washing machine, tumble-drier and fridge/freezer. You'll find a high chair and vacuum too. 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. Please be advised that due to the nature of the buildings and their surroundings, we don't allow barbeques. The Old Sweet Shop is centrally heated throughout. Linen and towels are also provided. Please bring your own beach towels for use in the hot tub. There is on-site parking for two cars. Dogs are welcome on request (2 max) for £30 supplement per dog. A security deposit of £250 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. Lucy (the owner) will contact you prior to your arrival date to take payment separately for the security deposit.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
4 Unknown types
About the Manager
The Best of Exmoor
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2010
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you to Old Sweet Shop for a lovely week. Despite the weather being a bit rubbish, the cottage was amazing! We particularly enjoyed the hot tub and the large TV screen was great for watching England make the final of the Euros! We had...More

Date of stay: July 2021
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review of your recent stay at The Old Sweet Shop in Minehead. It is much appreciated. It is indeed an amazing cottage with much to enjoy inside and out, especially the hot tub! Glad...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Covid prevented us from visiting The Old Sweet Shop in 2020 but we were lucky enough to secure a last-minute stay next door at Stone Barn (highly recommended). The Old Sweet Shop is so comfortable, very well-equipped and stylish too. The weather was ‘mixed’ but...More

Date of stay: June 2021
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Andrew and Gill, thank you so much for your lovely review of The Old Sweet Shop in Minehead. It really is the perfect, spacious cottage for family gatherings and celebrations and we are pleased you came back to Exmoor Character Cottages again for your...More

Reviewed 21 June 2021

We had to wait a whole year to come back to The Old Sweet Shop (due to Covid) to celebrate my daughter-in-law’s 50th birthday. We had the most wonderful girls’ weekend in this delightful holiday cottage and made the very most of the beautiful weather,...More

Date of stay: June 2021
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Gillian, thank you for your wonderful review of The Old Sweet Shop in Minehead. We almost feel relaxed reading it! Glad you had such a good time and made the most of the stay with the girls! Where better to celebrate a party in...More

Reviewed 14 June 2021

Seven adults and two teenies stayed at The Old Sweet Shop for seven nights, what a wonderful time we all had! Beautiful grounds, facilities and accommodation. Everything we needed with lovely touches throughout. Very comfy beds too! The views are spectacular as long as you’re...More

Date of stay: June 2021
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Kaz and thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review of The Old Sweet Shop in Minehead. The title, 'A lovely family holiday cottage' says it all really, and we so appreciate this. It was also so helpful to mention the...More

Reviewed 28 May 2021

Even before we arrived the owner Lucy was super welcoming and friendly and seemed genuinely determined that we would enjoy and get the most from our stay. The cottage was decorated and furnished and equipped exactly as you would dream your own home could be...More

Date of stay: May 2021
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2021

Hello Jane, thank you so much for your wonderful review of your stay at The Old Sweet Shop, we really do appreciate you taking the time to post this. Yes, the cottage is just as gorgeous during the winter and you can imagine how lovely...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2021

What a wonderful stress free week in a charming and beautifully restored cottage. The owner has thought of everything to make your stay as relaxing as possible. We discovered the magical Doone Valley from the Little Book of Walks, saw Dunster Castle and gardens in...More

Date of stay: May 2021
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2021

Hi Jenny, thank you for your wonderful review of The Old Sweet Shop in Minehead, it is very much appreciated and we are all pleased to hear that you had a stress free week! And you had some great trips out too which is not...More

Reviewed 8 May 2021

Two days was not long enough! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and we cannot wait to one day return. The house was spotless and so lovely that we really did feel right at home, especially our little two-year-old. Thank you to Steve for showing us...More

Date of stay: May 2021
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2021

Hi Aimee, thank you for taking the time to post this lovely review and yes we agree 2 days is simply not enough. There is such a lot to enjoy at The Old Sweet Shop in Minehead, which as you have discovered is a real...More

Reviewed 2 May 2021

Normally ‘hotel people’, we felt we would try a cottage during the pandemic restrictions and couldn’t have made a better choice. The location, the cottage, the garden and the welcome from Lucy and her team were just what we needed, and we have had a...More

Date of stay: April 2021
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2021

Hello and thank you for taking the time to post this review of your stay at The Old Sweet Shop. We are glad that we didn’t disappoint you and that you enjoyed your stay with us. The hot tub is amazing to relax in after...More

Reviewed 27 April 2021

12th April 2021, the day we could travel after the third lockdown, this cottage would always be truly delightful but as our first time out of London for almost six months, it was incredible! Our girls delighted in the sweet shop theme, everything so cosy...More

Date of stay: April 2021
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2021

Hi Neil, lovely to hear from you and thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay at The Old Sweet Shop in Minehead. It was so good to be able to open our doors to you on the very first day...More

Reviewed 21 December 2020

Don’t be put off that this cottage is located in Minehead! Its not anywhere near Butlins 😂 or the main drag but nestled in a cute village which includes a picturesque church (just a 5 min walk down hill to the shops) We arrived late...More

Date of stay: December 2020
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2021

Hi Rebekah, we are so delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Old Sweet Shop! We go to great lengths to ensure our guests have a wonderful experience, and you’re right, that does include staying in the cottages to make sure we attend to those...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Internet Access
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Private Garden
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The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub! is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub! has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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