‘48 Swain Street’ is a character property that has been carefully designed to offer comfortable, relaxing and informal style. A unique holiday home that’s a bit special, perfect to share with family and friends. We want you to treasure your time here, in a holiday home environment that’s a real treat, not just somewhere to get a good night’s kip.
Set in the heart of Watchet, just round the corner from the harbour, the house was originally a shop. Ten years ago it benefited from a complete renovation and became a highly acclaimed boutique hotel/B&B which won numerous awards and was regularly featured in the national press and magazines. We bought 48 Swain Street as a holiday home, somewhere to get away from it all, to take time out with friends and family and relax.
Each of the four roomy bedrooms all benefit from an en suite slipper bath and walk-in shower. An indulgent space to unwind, perfect after a day walking on Exmoor, the Quantock Hills or the beach. Within each room is a dressing area with wardrobe and dressing table, hairdryer and television. Each room is graced with a mural, pictures from the National or Portrait Galleries. All the rooms have comfy beds, with white linen. Two of the rooms have king size beds while the other two super king size beds which can be arranged as twins upon request when booking.
Room 1 (Queens room) A super king bed or twin beds upon request.
Room 2 (Kings room) A king size bed
Room 3 (The hands of Christina of Denmark) A super king bed or twin beds upon request.
Room 4 (The girl) A king size bed
The ground floor has a well equipped kitchen, perfect for preparing a special dinner, baking cakes or fixing a simple snack. There is a kitchen table at one end (I find this an idyllic spot to enjoy a morning cup of tea whilst planning the day ahead) and a range cooker at the other, very useful if you’re cooking for eight or more. Appliances include a washer/drier, dishwasher and fridge freezer. There’s also a good selection of cook books if you need inspiration, and useful items for days out such as flasks and a picnic hamper.
Sitting / Dining room
Across from the kitchen is the sitting/dining room. It’s a lovely sociable room, with the original shop window a real feature. The dining table comfortably seats eight, perfect for chilled-out evening meals with friends or family. At the opposite end of the room are two four-seater sofas and a couple of armchairs, a comfy spot to put your feet up and relax after a day exploring. There’s a good stock of books and board games, a smart TV with Freeview and a PlayStation 4 for with a selection of games to suit all.
It should be noted that there is no garden. This has never presented a problem to us as we’re right in the heart of Watchet, where you can just walk outside the door to enjoy the town’s atmosphere. We’re quite fond of watching the sun go down at the harbour.
The house exterior on Swain Street
We feel this holiday home is better suited to older children, teens and adults; we wouldn’t dream of turning away younger children (toddlers), however the home has not been designed with them in mind and we wouldn’t want them (or you) to be disappointed.
We love dogs and welcome up to two well behaved dogs. It should be noted that we do not have a garden, this works fine with our dog as we just take her up onto the cliffs first thing (literally a 2 minute walk away) and then she’s out with us exploring during the day.
We would ask that dogs are not left alone in the house and that they remain downstairs. If you’ve a sofa dog, please bring dog blankets for the sofa.
This is a very dog friendly area (many shops welcome well behaved dogs inside), the coastal and moorland walks are a dogs dream.
There is an additional charge of £20 per dog, please mention when booking if you plan to bring your dog.