Little Dragons

Dunster near Minehead, Dorset and Somerset (Ref. 11686)

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Cottage features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

This pretty mid-terraced cottage backs onto St George's Church in the small picturesque medieval village of Dunster. This cosy Dunster cottage is believed to date back to the mid 1800s and has retained some of the original features, but has been updated complete with two good-sized double bedrooms, a fitted kitchen/diner and a sitting room with a woodburner. This Dunster cottage has the added attraction of a shared mature cottage garden just a short walk from the front door, and guests are welcome to sit and enjoy the flowers. There are plentiful walks around this Dunster cottage, either into the deer park up on the Exmoor Hills or along the coastal path just a couple of miles away. The village itself has plenty of interesting gift shops, small grocery shops and a host of historic buildings, as well as a church whose bells can be heard both during the day and into the night. A short drive will take you to the pretty harbour at Watchet or west towards Porlock, and the steep hills climbing out of the village up onto Exmoor. The seaside resort of Minehead with golden sandy beaches and fun-filled mile-long beach promenade is three miles away, or why not discover the green hills of Exmoor with their abundance of deer, birds and gentle rivers bubbling through beautiful landscapes? This Dunster cottage provides a relaxing holiday in a character cottage, within Exmoor National Park.


Two double bedrooms (one with TV with Freeview). Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with woodburner.


  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking opposite
  • Shared garden ten yards from cottage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Within easy reach of beach, a period cottage with woodburner in ancient Dunster”
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    • “It was nice coming "home" from a day exploring the area: Selworthy / eating fish and chips at Porlock Weir / a train ride on a steam train from Minehead station. The cottage has everything you need to make you feel at home. Lovely big bedrooms, nice bathroom and a cosy living room with woodburner.”

    Angl0dutch, Diever, The Netherlands, September 2015

    • “Delightful Cottage in the heart of beautiful Dunster”
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    • “This is a very well appointed cottage offering comfortable accommodation right in the middle of one of England's most unspoilt mediaeval villages. The bathroom is on the ground floor, along with lounge, kitchen and utility room; two double bedrooms upstairs. Fitted and furnished almost entirely by Next. I would definitely be happy to re-book.”

    John H, Staines, United Kingdom, November 2014

    • “lovely cottage”
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    • “We had never used Sykes Cottages before but we liked the look of the cottage and it lived up to all our expectations. The cottage was well equipped and there was nothing that we lacked. The only comment we made at the end of our stay was that there was a shortage of towels for 4 adults and although we could wash them and we did but drying space was lacking. That was the only complaint and didn't prevent us having a lovely holiday.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Walsall, September 2013

    • “authentic period cottage in excellent position for village, Exmo”
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    • “Delightful fully operational cottage. Warm and comfortable fitted out beautifully-no bathroom upstairs though. Loved the position behind the village of Dunster and easy walking of the shops, pubs etc We chose it for easy access to Exmoor by bike and on foot-realized too late(our fault) that there is no-where to store or wash the bike! oops, but it was really lovely there. Church bells take a while to get used to as they chime through the night.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Petersfield, March 2014

    • “Charming cottage ideal for a quiet break”
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    • “The cottage has been refurbished to a very high standard. The equipment was higher quality than usually found in holiday rents. The cottage was very clean when we arrived with tea, coffee and biscuits on the table. The cottage had comfortable seating downstairs and the bedrooms were well fitted with clean colourful bed linen. The cottage was in the ideal place for great days out and excellent pubs for evening meals or you could have a romantic evening in with a bottle of wine. Local supermarkets Tesco or Morrisons only a short trip to get grocerys from. Cottage could be dangerous as you step straight out on the road which can get busy with cars. The church bells could keep you awake at night as the ring every 15 mins, then play a long tune. Hidden little gem that we would visit again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Birmingham, December 2012

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    • “Fab cottage in good location and the owners provide everything you would need.”

    Mrs Love, Cannock, October 2015

    • “The cottage was excellent and the situation was very good.”

    Mr Lenox, East Cowes, June 2015

    • “The cottage was cosy and charming and the décor really had been thought out. We loved the proximity to the castle and the village .”

    Mrs Taylor, Stockport, May 2015

    • “We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage was well-located in middle of village and only a short walk from all amenities. The furniture was comfortable and everything was ideal.”

    Prof Bullard, Loughborough, January 2015

    • “Property was homely, bedrooms especially cosy, lovely location. Owner and cleaner very personable and accommodating.”

    Miss Billings, Northampton, November 2014

    • “A delightful little cottage beautifully refurbished, and occupying a prime location in the heart of one of the most unspoilt mediaeval villages in England. Would definitely book again.”

    Mr Howick, Staines-upon-Thames, November 2014

    • “Loved the location and the wood burning stove”

    Albiston, Tournefeuille, October 2014

    • “We loved the local area and the cottage had everything that we required. A perfect break!”

    Mrs Chappell, Penzance, October 2014

    • “Location, convenience, local places of interest, great walks, cosy cottage.”

    Mr Tribe, Reading, March 2014

    • “The cottage was very warm and welcoming and a great base to explore North Somerset and the surrounding areas.”

    Mr Samson, Diever, February 2014

    • “The cottage was wonderfully warm and well placed in the town. Fantastic location for both walking and biking.”

    Mrs Marston, Petersfield, January 2014

    • “Little Dragons was excellent and very comfortable. It had everything we needed including a kitchen which had everything to cook a Christmas dinner with. Both my daughter and I slept brilliantly! The wood burner was fantastic. Dunster is a lovely quaint village which we both loved, and all the surrounding villages were both interesting and friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone.”

    Mrs Peacey, Truro, December 2013

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About the location


Minehead 3 miles.

Dunster is a popular tourist village near the North Somerset coast and is a largely unspoiled spot: the centre of the town retains many old buildings which hug the winding cobbled streets. The whole village is dominated by the castle on its hill but the focal point of the High Street is the picturesque Yarn Market, a covered area built in 1609 particularly to accommodate the wool traders and other cloth merchants. Inside Dunster castle there are fine plasterwork ceilings and the extensive terraced and landscaped gardens contain many rare shrubs and trees, and offer marvelous views out to sea, and towards the Quantocks. For those who enjoy exploring the countryside, Dunster is within the Exmoor National Park and there are plenty of footpaths leading onto the surrounding hills of Grabbist and walks into Dunster’s Deer Park at the foot of the castle. Dunster is well served with traditional inns, individual shops and interesting places to explore including the working 18th century watermill. West Somerset’s premier resort of Minehead is less than three miles away and has golden sandy beaches, seaside attractions for the visitor, and plenty of cafes, shops and bistros.

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