The beautiful seaside town where properties are extremely cheap and a restaurant serves ‘the best tapas in the UK’

If you’re tempted to spend a weekend away from London, why not fly to a dream destination famous for its beaches, beautiful green countryside and rural scenery – Somerset.

Home to over half a million people, Somerset is one of the UK’s largest counties.

Londoners may associate it with Glastonbury, Wells Cathedral and Cheddar Gorge, but there are plenty of charming little towns waiting to be explored.

One of them is the booming seaside town of Watchet. Despite having only 3,785 inhabitants, Watchet was quickly snapped up by a number of Brits on the Airbnb vacation rental site.

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The seaside town also has beautiful coasts

In reality, SomersetLive revealed last month that it was the sixth most searched beach town on Airbnb.

So what makes this little seaside town so special? Well, a lot apparently.

He is set to reveal a £ 7.3million makeover

Watchet has been classified as ‘booming’ as it is set to host an exciting £ 7.3million contemporary art gallery that will transform the port.

The initiative was led by four local women who love the city and within a week the gallery and its artist studios, workshops, restaurant, educational center and tourist accommodation will officially open to the public.

‘East Quay’ will mirror other art installations in other seaside towns, with the hope that Watchet will experience the same success as Margate in Kent with the Turner contemporary art gallery and the Tate in St Ives.

Watchet’s future looks extremely bright and it wouldn’t be surprising if it soon became the # 1 beach town on Airbnb.

The properties are cheap

Londoners will be delighted to know that an average property in Watchet costs £ 222,455 and that prices are in fact down 1% from 2019, according to the Times.

There are plenty of traditional seaside properties for sale on Rightmove right now, and one of them overlooks not only the marina and harbor, but as far as the Bristol Channel and the Welsh coast.



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It’s hard to believe that such generously sized properties are for sale at reasonable prices. So if you are looking to invest, do it now before it is too late and the prices go up.

Unsurprisingly, so many Airbnb stays are now booked for the holiday weekend, but book in advance and you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Some of the ‘best tapas in the UK’ can be found here

There are plenty of great places to eat in Watchet, but TripAdvisor has dozens of five-star reviews for The Cats Whisker Kitchen, a unique tapas restaurant in the heart of the city.

Described as a ‘hidden gem’ by diners, The Cats Whisker Kitchen serves a range of authentic Spanish dishes including chicken and chorizo ​​kebabs, potato bravas, and crispy risotto.

All of the tapas dishes cost less than three for £ 15 and there is also pan-seared mackerel and fried bait to complement the environment.

One guest wrote: “Probably the best tapas we’ve had in the UK. Great variety of tapas, great service, great setting and great food.”

While another said: “It was awesome, absolutely fantastic, the best tapas I have tasted in this country.

“The highlight was the braised beef in rioja sauce, but everything was superb, whether it was the mushroom and truffle bruschetta to start, or the shrimp, squid, lamb kofta, arancini, tortilla or potato. bravas that we tried, all were excellent and a lot of fun. “

Getting There

Take a train from Paddington to Taunton. Followed by a bus from the Taunton Station Bridge to Watchet, which takes just under three hours in total.

Or it’s a five hour drive from London if you don’t mind.

Have you been to Watchet? What did you think? Let us know in the comments section here.

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