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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
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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) 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). 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
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2010
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first and won’t be our last time staying at ‘The old sweet shop’. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by owners and was gifted with treats on the dinning room table. The attention to detail was spot on and couldn’t...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank 565tarag
Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so very happy you enjoyed your stay and The Old Sweet Shop and thank you so much for your comments. Glad you enjoyed all the little treats too! And really kind of you to mention how clean the cottage was. It is indeed...More

Reviewed 27 March 2020

We were lucky enough to spend Christmas at The Old Sweet Shop.. First class, well thought out suitable for all age groups. The decor is delightful and the cottage has plenty of space. It was a real pleasure to walk through the door and enjoy...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Christopher L, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, Minehead - Characterful thatched cottage with hot tub!, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The Old Sweet Shop is especially magical for families at Christmas and with so much to do inside and around Exmoor we know you will have had the best time. Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay and we hope...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2020

The Old Sweet Shop is located in the perfect hop-off point to enjoy the attractions of the area. Yet, is just far away enough from the town center that guests won't be bothered at kicking out time. Town and the coast are a five-minute walk...More

Date of stay: January 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 February 2020

Thank you for your lovely review of The Old Sweet Shop Susan. We couldn’t agree more! Pleased you all had a great time and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 February 2020

My second visit to the sweet shop and can’t recommend the cottage enough. It’s amazing and no expense has been spared. There is everything you’ll ever need for a comfortable break away, be it a weekend, week or more. Great location too. I’d love to...More

Date of stay: February 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 February 2020

Hello Dave. Very kind of you to take the time to post a review and good to hear you all enjoyed your stay at The Old Sweet Shop. Thank you for booking us for your weekend away and we look forward to welcoming you again...More

Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

Our 3rd visit to the cottage, its simply beautiful, not a single thing forgotten, every home comfort from bedding, cosy, fire, hot tub, location, and such wonderful owners who are on call if needed, we have taken the family on this visit and they all...More

Date of stay: January 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 30 January 2020

Ah thank you Winne and glad that the family enjoyed The Old Sweet Shop too this time around. There is a lot to love about it so we hope to see you all again soon.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
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Private Garden
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