Blue Anchor is a seaside village in the parish of Old Cleve, just a few miles east of Minehead on the North Somerset coastline. Blue Anchor is a stunning seaside resort with a long sandy beach and wide reaching views overlooking the Bristol Channel towards South Wales. The area has many holiday parks and campsites and is only a short drive from Dunster Castle and the popular seaside resort of Minehead. Blue Anchor is also on the West Somerset railway line, a true country branch line of the old Great Western Railway still operating its steam locamotives.
Blue Anchor is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with Exmoor National Park only a few miles to the west and the Quantock Hills, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a similar distance to the east.
Whilst the area swells with visitors during the warmer months of the year, this coastline is a popular destination year round, with increasing popularity for short breaks particularly in the Autumn and Spring seasons.
The Smugglers Inn is an imposing three storey, detached building, just a stone’s throw from the sandy beach at Blue Anchor. The property sits in a generous plot with an extensive and pretty trade garden and car parking behind. The property is steeped in history and is reputed to date back to the 17th century, when it may have been a Yeomans house or farm. The Smugglers has a particularly attractive owners flat on the top floor, which has been refurbished to a high standard. Below are three spacious en-suite letting rooms, with the trading area, kitchen and ancillaries at lower ground floor level, opening out onto the beer garden.