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Little Dragons

(Ref. 11686)

Dunster near Minehead, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is in an ideal location for anyone looking to stay in Dunster."

    It is very cosy and warm. The kitchen was well equipped and the beds were very comfortable. Communication was excellent from the host. There was lots of information available regarding the local area. We really enjoyed our stay at Little Dragons.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage near to the centre of Dunster."

    There's lots to do in the area and good walks straight from the cottage. The owner left a few logs and sticks of kindling for a fire on one night. This is one of the few cottages we have booked with Helpful Holidays where the owner did not leave a welcome pack, not even a pint of milk which would have been nice given that Dunster Deli was closed through the duration of our stay and the nearest supermarkets were in Minehead. Nevertheless, this is a nice little cottage.

    Reviewed by Lynda3.8Nov 2023

  • "Very welcoming with welcome treats."

    Very clean and comfortable. Everything you need. Good to be in the centre of the village. Parking ok mostly. The chiming clock no problem for us. The area is perfect for us with walking or seaside ,lovely villages and wonderful woodland walks. We found the area four years ago and come back every year. See you next year

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Comfortable cosy cottage, well equipped with everything we needed, good quality king size bed."

    Great location in centre of Dunster - and what a gorgeous village, Castle and grounds. Great walks from the door and lots to do in immediate area. Lots of useful recommendations in the visitors book. We found the church bells charming albeit relentless! . Luckily the front bedroom has new very good double glazed windows so the sound was muffled at night! Back double is only single glazed but we didn't need to use that one. The communal garden is very close but was disappointingly very overgrown.

    Thank you for your comments and positive feedback. Much appreciated, always makes the effort worth while. We are in conversations about regular garden maintenance. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2023

  • "A perfect holiday cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. Luxury bedding, beautiful soft furnishings quality furniture and appliances. Ideally located. We loved the Communal garden Full of wild flowers and interesting plants. It was a tranquil haven. We will definitely book again. Thank You

    Thank you for your kind feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your stay in Dunster. Makes the hard work and effort worthwhile :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "The communication from the owner, Stuart, was great."

    He ensured that we had all the information needed for a great stay. We loved the cottage and Dunster. The village is beautiful and the castle is on your doorstep. It was a part of the uk we had not really explored but we will definitely be back!

    Thank you for positive review and feedback. We are passionate about the area and as we holiday ourselves in and around Dunster, so hopefully this first hand regular experience helps our guests :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2023

  • "Rear courtyard was none existant, rubbish bin and wooden shed took up all the room."

    Stairs are definately not for the faint hearted being both very steep and handrail inadequate. While the cottage was used as a base, I'm sorry to say I won't be staying there again. Shared garden seemed more like a dumping ground, badly maintained and not user friendly. Luckily the people in Dunster made my stay there, but I won't be staying in Little Dragons again.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.1May 2023

  • "Little Dragon cottage is a very cosy place with everything you need inside and about Dunster village."

    We only found that it needed a mirror in the back bedroom as there isn’t one and maybe one downstairs apart from the bathroom. All in all a perfect stay, thank you Little Dragon

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Dec 2022

  • "Little Dragons is the best holiday cottage I have ever booked with Sykes."

    It is well maintained, clean and so well equipped. I am highly recommended it to everyone who wants to stay in Dunster, which is a beautiful picturesque village with so many walks, close to the sea and so many areas of natural beauty.

    Thanks for the review Carol, glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2022

  • "Bathroom needs some updating, kitchen lounge door needs to be planed as it rubs ..."

    Bathroom needs some updating, kitchen lounge door needs to be planed as it rubs against kitchen floor tiles every time you open it

    Reviewed by Kim3.8Oct 2022

  • "It is a lovely little cottage in a pretty village."

    It could probably benefit from some independent heating for the bathroom, especially for the months not in summer.

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Sep 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Dunster."

    The cottage was cosy and comfortable. A well equipped kitchen. Beds comfortable. Friendly locals. Great food at the Stag. Lovely walks from the doorstep. Dunster Castle which was a great day out. Cider Farms close by, we enjoyed sampling our purchase in the communal orchard. The weather was fantastic all week.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful location, surrounding area is beautiful."

    Dunster beach is quiet and great for long walks with the dog. Everything we needed for a relaxing week :)

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage, very well presented and all the facilities you need a real home from home."

    Owner provided very comprehensive instructions and advice on parking, things to do and local area. Plenty of places to eat within walking distance in a beautiful setting. Only comment would be church bells do ring all night long which we had not realised from the information / property description but we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jun 2022

  • "Comfortable beds, lots of hot water, kitchen well equipped and log burner makes it cosy in miserable weather ."

    This is an old property, it is characteristically small with steep narrow staircase to bedrooms and the road outside gets busy at school time. The church bells chime every 15 mins 24/7. These are not faults, it something you have to accept about staying in old property in Dunster. Could do with a mirror in second bedroom though.

    Reviewed by Coral5.0Jun 2022

  • "Recommended."

    Great little cottage with comfortable bedrooms, a well appointed kitchen and a cosy living room. Excellent location for local walking - the Deer Park and countryside beyond are all within easy reach. Coastal walking in the National Park is only a short drive away. There are various supermarkets in nearby Minehead.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "This cottage is in the lovely village of Dunster."

    Lots of local walks. The cottage is a stones throw away from all the local amenities such as pubs, shops tea rooms. Stuart was very informative about the local area prior to our visit. The kitchen was very well equipped. Everywhere was clean and tidy.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great little cottage in a gorgeous location."

    Accommodation is well presented , clean and comfortable. The only thing that was a bit of a problem was the church bells (all through the night) so we left a night early as my son staying in the back room couldn’t sleep.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2022

  • "Little Dragans cottage is lovely, very cosy, warm and comfortable."

    It was spotlessly clean throughout and furnished to a high standard. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed and more. The cottage is set in the beautiful village of Dunster and is within walking distance to pubs and places to eat. As others have said we found the church bells ringing very pleasant rather than disturbing. Stuart, the owner was very informative and helpful. We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone. Thanks for a lovely holiday, hopefully we will be booking again at the end of the year.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2022

  • "Christmas dekkies please!"

    Reviewed by Miles5.0Dec 2021

  • "Little Dragons is the best Sykes Cottage I have ever stayed in."

    The cottage is well equipped with everything I needed and more, I didn't need half the kitchen stuff I took with me, based on previous cottages. The decor is beautiful, only minor inconvenience is the downstairs bathroom in the middle of the night. A comfy cosy cottage right in the middle of Dunster, plenty of walks with my dog, scenery is stunning, locals are friendly and we discovered a traditional pub at the end of West Street which does homemade food, absolutely delicious, visited 3 times during the week. I will definitely return to Little Dragons we had a brilliant time. Thank you Stuart.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great place to stay, very close to the Castle (even though the Castle only open weekends from 1st November!"

    ). I would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for the parking. Even though we did get a parking place every day, it was a constant source of anxiety.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "I have stayed at this lovely little cottage several years ago, it is kept beautifully and very well maintained."

    Reviewed by Gabrielle5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely, clean and cosy cottage with good facilities."

    Dunster is gorgeous with fabulous walks and scenery. The cottage could have done with a heated laundry airer or tumble drier as it's very hard to get swimming things and washing to dry there.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.1Jul 2021

  • "Loved it! Great space and a wonderful centre for lots of lovely walking - hardly needed the car - such a rich surroundings."

    Very comfortable cottage with everything we needed. We enjoyed the communal gardens (never saw anyone in there) and ate our dinner in there most nights. The church bells do ring every quarter hour but hand on heart, you stop hearing them. It's most bizarre but true. Stuart was a great host, really helpful and we highly recommend this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great little cottage, well equipped and very comfortable in a central location in the village of Dunster."

    Would return here if we stayed in this part of the country again.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2021

  • "Exactly as advertised and even better equipped."

    We had a lovely weekend. The cottage was spotlessly clean, had everything we needed (and more) with lovely touches. We decided the beds were "magic" as we slept so well, once accustomed to the regular church chimes (suggest ear plugs if that might bother you), superbly comfortable, as was the living room furniture. The weather was changeable but we managed to get out for a couple of walks around the picturesque village and up to the folly for wonderful views in every direction, the hills one side and the coast, from the Bristol channel over to Wales in the other. Close to many beaches and easy distance from Minehead if you require more than the quaint shops in Dunster village can provide. (Lovely deli but could we find toothpaste anywhere? Maybe when lockdown fully eases there is a more general store but was a good excuse to pop into Minehead). Would recommend this charming accommodation.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0May 2021

  • "Congratulations to the owners, on a well equipped comfortable cottage."

    So clean, such a treat, to stay in a holiday cottage, that you do not have to clean on arrival. In times of Covid, this is so important. Many thanks for a super break

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Dec 2020

  • "Lovely cosy and very well equipped cottage within walking distance of the High St."

    Really good places to eat. Lots of places to visit and Exmoor on the doorstep. A very enjoyable break

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent but dealing with Sykes was problematic"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and all amenities you could possibly need."

    The beds were extremely comfortable. Loved being able to have the stable door open in the evenings. We were lucky with the parking, managed to get a spot outside the cottage every day, if you get back to the cottage after the school run, you're usually lucky. My Dad and I had a lovely stay, the only difficulty was it was up the hill from the village which was a problem for my father as he has trouble walking, so worth keeping that in mind when looking for your holiday cottage. The rest however was just lovely and I would not hesitate to stay there again with a friend or recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Philippa4.7Sep 2020

  • "We really loved the cottage, which was perfect for 3 adults."

    The nearness to the centre of Dunster was a real bonus. We managed to park every day without too much difficulty but I think parking could be very difficult in high season. The cottage was well equipped with lovely hot water all the time. Some of the kitchen equipment (pans) were a bit jaded. A few more logs for the wood burner would have been nice. Overall, a lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2020

  • "A lovely little cottage full of character."

    A cosy lounge with wood burner and two big double bedrooms, we enjoyed a very comfortable stay. Parking wasn’t a problem and the helpful pointers from the owners meant we could always park close to the cottage. The church bells do ring regularly and throughout the night but they didn’t bother us and we were sleeping in the back bedroom with the window open, this didn’t stop us from enjoying many a good nights sleep. We very much appreciated all of the guidance provided by the owners on local walks, things to do and places to eat. Dunster Castle is approx 5 mins walks from the cottage and Dunster beach about 25 mins. The little utility room was great to hang wetsuits after a trip to Wimbleball Lake for a spot of Paddle boarding, as was the washing machine after getting wet on a walk back from Dunster beach. The cottage was furnished to a high standard throughout, the bathroom is downstairs but that didn’t bother us, shower over bath nice and powerful and always lots of hot water. Both bedrooms were a great size, bedding and extra soft blankets were plentiful. Thanks for a great week.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Aug 2020

  • "It was all fantastic."

    Only thing was no logs provided for the fire. Despite it being summer, we had a lot of rainy walks and were quite chilli on returning to the cottage and wet shoes to dry so a fire would have been perfect. I know you said there would be a pack of logs so I assume it was a mistake. The location was amazing. So close to the pubs, tea shops and so many places to walk and the beach. The church clock chimes every 15 mins all night and sometimes for three minutes, which did wake me a few times, but we can live with that.

    Reviewed by Zoe4.4Aug 2020

  • "A pleasant, well-situated property for enjoying Dunster and the surrounding areas."

    Happy to recommend it. Some microwaveable bowls for cooking would have been helpful.Possibly air locks, but loud noises from the pipes when the taps were turned on. We agree that the noise from the church occurs at more times than advertised on the listing but actually we found than pleasant and atmospheric rather than disturbing.

    Reviewed by John3.8Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Dunster beautiful with easy access along the coast to Minehead, Porlock and further.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely “little” cottage in a beautiful village."

    Plenty to do and see in the area. Communication by the owners was excellent.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.1Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was in a great location."

    I was surprised that there wasn’t a food shop in Dunster. The whole area is very attractive and we had wonderful weather so we’re able to go out walking every day. Couldn’t get the overhead shower to work and never found the shared garden, not a problem for us but may be for others. Lots of helpful leaflets in the cottage and the Exmoor National Park ofiice/shop in the town is a mine of information. Somerset has a lot of free parking which is good. The information regarding when the bells chimed, provided by Sykes, was inaccurate. It’s not 3 times a day, more like 23 and they don’t just chime the hour, it’s every quarter and you usually get a tune at the end of the chimes which can last up to 2 minutes. I live in the centre of Shrewsbury and I am well used to bells. I did adjust and it wouldn’t stop me staying there again.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2019

  • "We loved the cottage ."

    Hope to go back sometime .

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2019

  • "This doesn’t feel like a holiday cottage , it feels like staying at friends ."

    The cottage feels loved and lived in unlike some rental properties . The kitchen is very well equipped and we cooked most nights . Everything is spotlessly clean , the shower is lovely , with excellent water pressure . We will definitely be back again next year .

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Oct 2018

  • "Excellent we really enjoyed our stay and hope to return."

    I was a wonderful cottage in a super location

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2018

  • "Really well equipped for cooking equipment."

    We think there is a problem with clothes moths in the cottage. When it rained, water cascades into the bedroom window from the blocked gutter above.

    Reviewed by Tricia4.1Aug 2018

  • "A very well equipped cottage."

    Surprisingly spacious. Parking sometimes tricky near cottage. Church bells unusual but quirky. Sounded loudest the first night!

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Jul 2018

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage"

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2018

  • "Great place to stay, within walking distance of the village (fab deli, newsagent, cafes, pubs, restaurants but no general store) and amazing coastal paths."

    The cottage itself was cosy, very comfortable indeed, lovely beds, crisp, clean linen, plenty of towels, big sofas for relaxing on in the evening, wi fi, television, well equipped kitchen and so peaceful. Two, very minor, points worth mentioning: 1. I couldn't get any mobile signal inside the cottage - because the walls were so thick probably. It might bother others more - I just turned off my phone and forgot that the rest of the world existed for a week. 2. There's no general store - no Spar hidden behind a mediaeval façade so although the deli sells milk , bread and some toiletries (as well as an amazing selection of cheeses and other delicious things), we had to go to Minehead for the boring every day stuff. Just bear it in mind if, like us, you're not coming by car. All the arrangements through Sykes and with the owner were easy and clear. Can't wait to go back again.

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0May 2018

  • "Quite surprised how much morning/evening traffic using this narrow side road, some obviously school related."

    Parking opposite can be down to timing. Church bells may take a night or two to get used to. Thoroughly enjoyed our short-break, parked the car opposite and walked around Dunster, to Minehead, to Dunster Station and Beach and back through Carhampton.

    Reviewed by Neville3.8Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable Plenty of hot water Well located and cosy Nicely decorated."

    Thank you!!

    Reviewed by William4.6Sep 2017

  • "It was a lovely cottage, exactly as described and with all the facilities you could want and more."

    Great location as well. We had a brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2016

  • "Little Dragons is fantastically situated within the beautiful village of Dunster."

    We had a lovely family holiday, there is so much nearby to see and do.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.8Aug 2016

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  • 1x kingsize bedroom and 1x double bedroom (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
  • Smart TV with Netflix 43” screen in living room and a 32” screen in master bedroom.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, coffee machine, 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 (no other pet types allowed)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • The owner also has a site for more information about the cottage and surrounding area -
  • Note: The property is situated next to a main road, some road noise and bell ringing may be heard throughout the day
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed
  • Note: The stairs leading up to the bedrooms are quite steep, please take care
  • Note: Please contact us before making a Sunday or Tuesday check in.

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 bedrooms, one with a kingsize bed, 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.

Note: Please contact us before making a Sunday or Tuesday check in

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

Note: Please contact us before making a Sunday or Tuesday check in

This property offers the following short breaks:

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