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Little Farthings

Dunster near Minehead, Somerset (Ref. 949847)


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mr Minns

    “The cottage was as described and big enough for our party of four adults.”


    The upside down layout was unusual but we soon got used to it, facilities in the cottage are excellent with virtually everything you need for cooking etc., they even provided a decorated Christmas tree for our stay. Plenty of information on the various appliances in the cottage and the local area attractions is made available in the welcome pack. Local village area interesting and we were made to feel welcome in the local pub and store. Excellent food in the pub! Minor minus points were as follows: Rainwater goods to house and garage need attention Mechanical ventilation systems in the bathroom don't appear to be working Kettle sometimes caused the electric breaker to trip. Unable to regulate the temperature properly, meaning it was usually too hot upstairs but relatively cold downstairs, could save fuel if this were sorted out. Generally the cleanliness of the cottage was good, but it does need a good spring clean before the next season starts. I've indicated that you may publish this feedback, but please don't include the minus points as I feel these can be easily rectified by the owner.

The property

Dunster 2.7 miles.

A detached character cottage in the small village of Timberscombe between Dunster and Wheddon Cross, in the Exmoor National Park, in North Somerset.

Ideal for countryside lovers and families looking for a break from their day-to-day busy life, this charming cottage offers peace and quiet within easy access of local village amenities.

This cottage has upside down accommodation with three well-presented, bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Upstairs is the large well-equipped kitchen with dining table and chairs making a great social space for preparing and enjoying some home-cooked meals.

This then leads through to a spacious sitting room with a welcoming open fire and an alternative dining area to use.

All through the first floor, you will notice the fantastic views of the moor and the surrounding countryside.

From the first floor kitchen, the French door takes you to an enclosed decked garden which wraps round the house, eventually leading to a beautiful seating area, making a great place for some alfresco dining, whilst enjoying the wonderful views.

In the immediate vicinity there is a host of walks, cycle paths and horse riding options close by, as the Exmoor National Park provides ample opportunity for countryside pursuits.

Dunster is a short drive from the property, with its castle, picturesque high street, beach, as well as the West Somerset Steam Railway.

Wheddon Cross, also just a short drive away, is home to a village shop, friendly pub and an all-weather court which is available for many sports including tennis, netball and basketball.

Nearby is the picturesque village of Exford which boasts a village green, tea rooms, a shop, Post Office and two traditional inns serving excellent food and drinks.

For a great day out, why not take a trip to the popular seaside resort of Minehead on the lovely West Somerset coast?

This welcoming town boasts a mile long esplanade, providing a wonderful backdrop to the golden beach, whilst the pretty harbour, offers excellent fishing opportunities.

Discover beautiful Exmoor, its dark skies, teeming wildlife and stunning ponies from a well-loved village holiday cottage at any time of the year.


  • Three ground floor bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen with dining area
  • First floor sitting room with dining area and open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Double electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Elevated enclosed wrap-around decked garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles
  • Village pub and post office 5 min walk away
  • Post office also sells bread and milk

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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