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Win a luxury hot tub break in an Exmoor cottage, worth £750

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You’ll be like a kid in a candy store in this former sweet shop turned luxury holiday cottage with outdoor hot tub on the West Somerset coast.

We’re giving away a three-night stay at The Old Sweet Shop, a chocolate box 17th century thatched cottage in Minehead, with bedrooms named after favourite sweets, sugar almond pastel paintwork, a wall of confectionery ads – and a jar of sweets and homemade cake when you arrive.

One of four Exmoor Character Cottages, The Old Sweet Shop is located in oldest, prettiest part of Minehead. The cottage sleeps eight in four double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom; a duel-fuel range, high-end kitchen appliances and HD TV/Sky/Netflix/Blu-ray alongside the old oak beams, thick stone walls and wood-burning stove.

The perfect base for a holiday or short break with family or friends (plus dog), with Minehead’s sandy beach within walking distance and the spectacular South West Coast Path, pretty villages, castles, a steam railway and the Exmoor National Park all on the doorstep.


Exmoor, Inkpot by Pixabaysy

Cosy evenings by the fireside.

Sunny days in the garden.

In the hot tub any time.

The area’s gorgeous throughout the year, including the autumn and winter, when the starry night skies are breathtaking and the days are crisp and bright.

Want to enter the draw to win a three-night stay at The Old Sweet Shop for up to eight people, worth £750?  ‘Course you do. Just answer one easy question.


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  • The competition ends on Weds 21 April 2021.
  • The prize is a short break stay (three-nights) at The Old Sweet Shop, which sleeps eight people.
  • The prize is worth £750 and the winner will need to pay a refundable £250 security deposit.
  • The stay must be taken before Fri 31 December 2021. Short breaks run Friday to Monday or Monday/Tuesday to Thursday/Friday. Peak periods excluded. Subject to availability. There is no cash alternative.
  • The winner will be selected at random and notified by email. If there is no response within 48 hours, another winner will be selected at random.
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