Dunster near Minehead, Somerset
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.
At a glance
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
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 Dunsterís 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 Somersetís 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.