Exmoor Character Cottages – The Old Sweet Shop

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The Old Sweet Shop, a quintessential chocolate box cottage, sleeps 2 – 8

The Old Sweet Shop a 17th century thatched cottage is our third luxury holiday home which has been tastefully renovated to highlight its beautiful sweeping staircase, beams and large fireplace and rated Five Star Gold by Visit England.

As with all our character properties, you’ll be staying in a truly historical cottage. Some of our neighbours remember buying strawberry sherbets, gobstoppers and ice creams here on the way to and from school. A large fireplace with over mantle, all sit perfectly alongside the new furnishings and modern appliances. Antique furniture, high-quality mattresses, crisp bedding and soft towels complement the décor of four comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms (three en-suite).

The sitting room with its charming mullion windows, pretty seats and comfortable sofas houses a large HD TV with Sky, Netflix and a Blu-ray player. The spacious kitchen/diner has a range cooker, high-specification appliances and a large oak table that seats eight.

Outside you’ll find a summer house, pretty, well stocked gardens, two terraces with patio furniture and a large hot tub. The cottage is a short walk to the seaside town of Minehead and with easy access to the West Somerset coast and Exmoor National Park. Walkers will find guidebooks and maps are available in each of our cottages.

The Old Sweet Shop is suitable for families with children, couples and larger adult-only groups. For guests with special needs there is more information and a 360 tour of our cottages on our website. Bed linen and towels are included. Dogs welcome on request. Two onsite parking spaces.

About Exmoor Character Cottages

Exmoor Character Cottages are four luxurious holiday cottages where period charm meets luxury living. Located in Dunster and Minehead, they provide a real home-from-home for all the family in the heart of Exmoor. We have three adjacent properties on Vicarage Road, Minehead, Pilgrim Corner, The Old Sweet Shop and Stone Barn which can be rented independently, or jointly to offer accommodation for larger family groups. Our Dunster cottage is, The Oval.


Key Facilities

  • Children welcome
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Dogs welcome
  • Drying facilities
  • Electric included
  • Hot tub
  • Microwave
  • Private parking
  • Real log fires
  • Satellite TV
  • Shop/pub nearby
  • Towels/linen included
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • 5 Star Rating
  • Highly commended
  • Gardens



  • Exmoor National Park - Dark Skies Friendly Accredited Accommodation
  • Visit England - Five Star Gold
  • Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards - Gold
  • South West Excellence Awards - Silver