Swain House

Watchet, Somerset
Bed & Breakfast

A hip B&B in a seaside town with cool rooms and lovely bathrooms. Exmoor’s hills, the coastal path and sandy beaches wait


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Watchet is a sleepy town on the West Somerset coast, and while its day may have passed, its medieval harbour that once made it rich inspired Coleridge to write his famous poem ‘The Rime of The Ancient Mariner’. As for this stylish B&B, it makes a great little base for gentle explorations – you’ll find excellent hill walking, beaches, the coastal path, even a music festival in August. Once an antiques shop, it sits on the colourful, main street in town with a big window looking out onto the world. Downstairs, there’s a stylish dining room that doubles as a sitting room, with a sofa in front of a fire and hanging lamps at the breakfast table. Upstairs, lovely rooms wait, the sort you expect to find in a boutique inn. You get a huge noble portrait covering one wall, then pretty armchairs, smart fabrics, padded bedheads and old-style radiators. Excellent bathrooms have walk-in showers, free-standing baths, robes and REN oils – exactly what you want after a day in the hills. Pub grub waits in town, posher nosh is a little further afield. The nearby car park is nicely priced, too.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Restaurants in village.


Nightly price
from £135
Singles from £115.
4 Doubles
From £135


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jason & Annie Robinson

  • West Somerset Railway - The West Somerset Railway recaptures the era of the branch line country railway in the days of steam. Enjoy 20 miles of glorious Somerset scenery as the train gently rolls back the years on its journey beside the Quantock Hills.
  • The Quantocks - Stretching from the Vale of Taunton to the Bristol Channel coast the Quantock Hills offer a great diversity of landscapes. The imposing sandstone ridge rises out of the surrounding agricultural land and is famous for its views.
  • Dunster Castle - Ancient castle with fine interiors and sub-tropical gardens, dramatically sited on a wooded hill.
  • Coleridge Way - Walk 51 miles through the stunning Somerset countryside of the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, a landscape that inspired Coleridge to produce some of his best known work.
  • Wimbleball Lake - The newly renovated facilities at this majestic Lake in Exmoor National Park offer first class facilities both on and off the water.
  • Exmoor National Park - Stunning landscapes, wilderness and tranquillity, Exmoor is one of Britain's breathing places and the glimpse of wild Red Deer or the native Exmoor Pony, are just a couple of the delights that make Exmoor special.