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Swain House


From the moment you set eyes on Swain House, it's clear this is no ordinary B&B. This former Victorian shop in the ancient harbour town of Watchet in Somerset is owned by Jason and Annie Robinson, who have turned this period building into something more akin to a luxury boutique hotel.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Swain House?

Rooms, swathed cool tones of grey, cream and white, are matched with expensive-looking furniture like the impressive thick wood breakfast table and inviting king-sized beds. Arty folks will love the mammoth floor-to-ceiling murals in every bedroom from The National Gallery or National Portrait Gallery, while those looking to be pampered will coo over the slick bathrooms, which feature a rolltop slipper bath, walk-in shower, REN toiletries and piles of deep white towels. Snuggle under the sheets and watch your favourite DVD on the state-of-the-art Sony Bravia TV – and make your stay even more memorable by asking the owners to arrange fresh flowers, homemade chocolates or a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne on ice on your arrival.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Watchet area?

The small coastal town of Watchet is nestled between the Quantock Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and the Exmoor National Park, with its stunning undulating hills. Just a stone's thow away, you can break through the beautiful, dense forest, follow the meandering rivers and marvel at the ancient monuments of Landacre Bridge and Tarr Steps. Dunster Castle and Cleeve Abbey are also just a few minutes away.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Breakfast is served from 8.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and is made from locally sourced organic produce: cereal, homemade bread, ham and cheese, jam, marmalade, local bees' honey, muesli, fresh seasonal fruit, yoghurt and dried fruit compote is on offer. If you prefer to stay in for the evening, Swain House offers a light dinner with a choice of cheese or charcuterie boards, with a selection of olives, chutneys, cornichons and toasted Ciabatta.

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Free WiFi


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What a beautiful stay! Stylish decorated, eye for details, beautiful room and bathroom. Love the breakfast, all done with love and care for the guests. You feel very welcome, perfect host. Highly recommended. Suus and Rob from Holland

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A high end B&B in a tired little town. An absolute gem. A brave venture. As yet nowhere 'posh' to eat but endless possibilities. I think Swain House and harbour rejuvenation will be forerunner in an up market ascension.

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Absolute gem. Spotlessy clean very tastefully decorated. Wonderful breakfast. Very friendly host. Everything had been thought out to the last detail.

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Beautifully presented accommodation, smart clean and very modern. Would have loved to take the bathroom home, gorgeous large bath to relax in and great power showers. Be prepared for a very leisurely breakfast but great company passed away the time. Watchet is charming and recommend the museum...

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Everything about Swain House is absolutely meticulous from the carpets, decor, comfort, detail, quality. The rooms are beautiful and tasteful and to a very high standard. Finer details such as flasks of fresh milk in rooms, proper coffee with cafetiere, polished handles, stunning murals, I could...

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Boutique B&B with 4 bedrooms in centre of this harbour town. Attention to detail. Spotlessly clean. Beautifully furnished rooms, each room features a full mural from the National Gallery/Portrait Gallery. Roll top bath, excellent shower. tea/coffee in room and water jug and home made brownies on...

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We were a little apprehensive as we'd booked and viewed online... Not always 100% reliable! Our worries were totally unfounded because Swain House was fabulous in every way, from the warm welcome with tea and home-made cake, our luxurious room and en suite, and the mouth watering, leisurely brea...

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Facilities & information


Free broadband access (wifi)

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Bathroom & Laundry


Whirlpool Spa Bath in Rooms

Whirlpool Spa Baths, Hot Tubs

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Room Service & Food/Drink


Archery, Crossbows

Bicycling, Cycling

Climbing, Abseiling


Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, punting

Water sports

Recommended walks

Extra info

Room Prices From: £135.00

Room Prices To: £140.00

Single Occupancy Prices From: £115.00

Single Occupany Prices To: £125.00

Vendor Accreditation: Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Silver Award Best B&B

Amex: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Solo: Yes

Number of rooms: 4

Arrival information and directions

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Address: 51 Swain Street, Watchet, Bath & Northeast Somerset, WatchetTA23 0AG, United Kingdom

By Road From the East: Leave the M5 at Junction 23 (Bridgwater) and follow the signs for Minehead (A39). After about 16 miles turn right down minor road signposted to Watchet. From the West: Leave the M5 at Junction 25 (Taunton) and follow the signs to the A358 towards Minehead. At Williton turn right and then left following the signs to Watchet (About 18 miles from the motorway). From Exeter: follow the A396. By Rail British Rail connection to either Bridgwater or Taunton then by bus. By Bus From Bridgwater: Service No. 14 - www.firstgroup.com. From Taunton: Service No. 28 - www.firstgroup.com; Service No. 18 - www.webberbus.com. By Sea Tidal access twice a day. Mooring berths available by enquiry to Watchet Harbour and Marina.

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