Out & about

Watchet is a small, characterful harbour town tucked between the Quantock Hills and Exmoor on the West Somerset coast. With two fossil laden beaches, the East Key gallery complex, various museums including the boat museum, steam railway station and line, independent shops and a good handful of highly rated pubs. It’s an idyllic holiday spot. To find out more about Watchet visit the Love Watchet website.

East Quay gallery, artist studios to visit, exhibitions, hand made paper company, a shop full of goodies and a fabulous cafe and spot for an evening aperitif.
Watchet Harnour lighthouse
Watchet Harbour Lighthouse
West Street Beach, a 5 minute stroll from the house. It also benefits from a Victorian tidal pool, so a dip in the sea is possible even if the tide is out!

Surrounding area

Situated on the coast and nestled between the Quantock Hills and Exmoor, we’re spoilt for walking routes and breathtaking scenery. Here are some useful links for walks:

Exmoor walks

Quantock Hills walks

Somerset Coast Path

Dunster and Dunster Castle

Dunster is a very pretty village, well worth a visit. We can also highly recommend Dunster Castle a National Trust property, which I think is one of the most picturesque castles I’ve ever seen.

Hestercombe Gardens

Designed by Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edward Lutyens, this is one of England’s key historic gardens. For more information click here.

Porlock Wier

This is where Exmoor meets the sea. A lovely spot for a walk and bite to eat. For more information click here.

View at Porlock Wier
View at Porlock Wier


A pretty Exmoor village, well worth a visit and ties in well with Porlock Wier. Porlock.