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The Old Sweet Shop

  • Minehead
  • Somerset
  • TA24 5RP


  • Close to Beach
  • Close to Shops
  • Cot and Highchair
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Family
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Garden
  • Garden - Enclosed
  • Ground Floor Room/s
  • Group Holidays
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Open fire / Wood burner
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Pet Friendly
  • Satellite TV
  • Self Catering
  • TV
  • WiFi


At a Glance

  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bath/ shower rooms
  • Convenient for beaches & Exmoor National Park
  • 2 dogs welcome at extra charge

About this Holiday Cottage

Situated in one of the prettiest and quietest parts of Minehead, The Old Sweet Shop is a quintessential chocolate box cottage which dates from the 17th century. Fondly remembered by its neighbours who visited it as their childhood sweet shop, the cottage offers a delightful combination of original furnishings and modern facilities including a hot tub in the lovely garden. Families are very welcome and the town's beautiful beaches and excellent attractions can be found closeby. The cottage also provides a superb base for walkers or cyclists wishing to explore nearby Exmoor National Park.


Sympathetically refurbished throughout, this gorgeous period property retains its sweeping staircase, impressive beams and large fireplace. Relax in front of the wood burner stove in the sitting room with ancient burn marks on the mantel, charming mullion lead-framed windows with seats and modern entertainment facilities such as a Smart TV with Sky, Netflix and DVD player. A family dining area seating eight people can be found in the kitchen which is well appointed with a cooker, hob, microwave and small appliances. A separate utility room houses the laundry facilities, fridge freezer and other amenities such as a high chair and vacuum player are provided.

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

Each bedroom is individually furnished with a confectionery theme and have antique furniture, high-quality mattresses, crisp bedding and soft towels. All also have access to their own bath/ shower room.

  • Marshmallow - a luxurious first floor double room with ensuite bathroom and roll top bath
  • Lemon Sherbert - a charming twin bedroom with ensuite shower room
  • Strawberry Sherbert - a delightful ground floor double bedroom set in the original shop with distinctive bay window which is decorated with seasonal displays
  • Refresher - a gorgeous king size four poster bedroom with large shower and plenty of light


The enclosed cottage garden has a lawn area, borders, summer house and two furnished patios. The large hot tub has numerous jets and soft lighting for dark nights - on a clear night, you'll be amazed by the view of the stars thanks to the Exmoor Dark Sky Reserve. 

There is also off road parking for two cars which is shared with the neighbour so consideration should be given. Free street parking can also be found in the nearby residential roads.

Other Things to Note

The rental charge includes towels, bed linen, an iron and ironing board, high chair, central heating and Wi-Fi service. A selection of films, books, jigsaws, games and toys for children are also provided. 


The weekly changeover day is Friday and short breaks of two nights or more may be available at certain times of the year.

Two dogs are welcome at an extra charge of £30 each per stay.

Arrival time is after 4pm and please vacate by 10am on your final day.

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