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Vine Cottage

(Ref. 1061074)

Dunster, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "We’ve had a wonderful week at the cottage very clean and comfortable."

    Only dropped a mark because of the sofa wasn’t very comfortable. Enjoyed exploring the local area with walks to Minehead, Blue Anchor and Bats Castle. Dunster Castle is definitely worth a visit and the village has some lovely restaurants and shops.

    Reviewed by Lee4.4Mar 2024

  • "Fab cottage very cosy clean had everything we needed the bed was very ..."

    Fab cottage very cosy clean had everything we needed the bed was very comfortable and the cottage was warm The starter pack was very welcoming We had a great stay knew the area very well We will be back next year

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was our second visit to Vine Cottage , last one was 2021."

    The property was as before very clean and tidy and situated in a lovely area of Somerset. Parking can be a bit awkward but because we stayed towards the end of the holiday season we weren’t affected too much and managed to park without too much of a problem . I cannot really fault the cottage at all but may I make just one comment, l think the settees and armchair in the lounge are looking a bit tired and perhaps could do with a bit of a lift . A really good holiday and would highly recommend Vine Cottage to anyone Gordon Hill

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Oct 2023

  • "Settles need re newing, both were extremely low and difficult to get up from, kitchen really needs a new stove, not 4 solid rings, fridge was broken inside, plastic compartments either cracked or damaged."

    However, these criticisms aside it was ultra clean, beautifully decorated and stunning location, one more thing clean towels for 2nd week would have been welcome

    Dear guest, sorry that you found the sofas low for you. There is another armchair available in the living room (out of view but closer to the TV) that you might have found more suitable. We are in the process of upgrading the fridge containers and thanks for the reminder! Property Owner

    4.4Sep 2023

  • "The property & location are great as is the village of Dunster."

    However ,with no designated parking space, parking can be a nightmare!

    Hi - we are glad that you enjoyed Dunster and Vine Cottage! Sorry that you found parking a challenge — being only a few minutes’ walk from Dunster’s medieval centre, there isn’t much reserved parking. Despite this, we generally find it easy to park close to Vine Cottage and we are working to improve our instructions to guests to explain how we achieve this! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely homely cottage in the centre of Dunster."

    Very convenient for the castle with lots of local walks. The cottage is exceptionally clean and comfortable. Home from home. Couldn't fault it at all. We didn't need to use the car all week. Took the local bus to Minehead and Lynmouth.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2023

  • "Delightful clean and comfortable cottage!"

    Reviewed by Elayne5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful, clean comfortable, delightfully decorated , well equipped and comfortable, and all as described."

    we had one minor blip with the heating but the owner responded very quickly to a phone call and the problem was dealt with.Sandra could not have been more helpful. Parking was easy, on road but always space nearby. possible instructions re bin day could be clarified as I put the big bin out on spotting the bin men but it was not emptied for some reason!

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jan 2023

  • "Love at first sight."

    This is a beautiful, cosy cottage. A great deal of love and care has gone into the furnishings and decor and it was immaculately clean and well equipped. We could not fault it. It felt like coming home at the end of each day.There is so much to see in Dunster alone, including many walks from the front door but this is also a great base to explore all that Exmoor has to offer. We had no problems parking and there was usually a space by the church or below the school. We loved the church bells- especially the carillon every four hours but we closed the bedroom window at night and had no trouble sleeping. Our host, Sandra was so kind and helpful when I locked the keys inside the cottage. We will definitely be back.

    Hi Heather, thanks for your lovely feedback! Dunster is a lovely place. Hope you do visit us again, Sandra Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay ."

    Very picturesque cottage in the heart of Dunster. Despite having no allocated parking we had no problems parking at any time - just a few steps away from the cottage. The cottage was very clean and comfortable for 3 of us and the kitchen had everything in it we needed. The cottage is quite old fashioned which is fine and quite charming but is looking tired - needs redecorating throughout. The bathroom could also do with updating (inc. replacing carpet with hard floor in bathroom). Dunster is very pretty. Definitely recommend going on the steam railway too.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Sep 2022

  • "Excellent lovely cottage with character based perfectly"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning area."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "A brilliant week in this delightful cottage and a week of wall to wall sunshine in this special area."

    We will be back and hope to stay in this cottage again. Thankyou

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property great location"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely stay in a beautiful warm cottage."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2021

  • "The best, cosy cottage imaginable."

    The atmosphere was warm and inviting and every room had something interesting in it. We both remarked on the pictures by artist H.Rimmer and were excited to research him online to find out who he was - a Dunster resident. All the facilities of a modern home were provided, all with a 1950's twist with the floral decor throughout. We felt very well catered for and once we'd worked out the remote thermostat were snug and warm all day. With a nod to Little Owl Cleaning everything was spick and span. The instructions for looking after the cottage were clear as was the information on the wood burner - even though we didn't get round to lighting it. Thank you so much for an idyllic holiday !

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Nov 2021

  • "Vine Cottage was delightful and cosy."

    Set in a charming position. Everything I would want was provided. My daughter and I spent a very relaxing and comfortable week based there. Plenty to see and do in the village and surrounding area. I think we will definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "If a newcomer to this property some more detail of narrow roads and parking facilities"

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very comfortable and homely."

    Lovely setting and very nice owners

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2021

  • "Vine Cottage is in the lovely market town of Dunster in Somerset."

    The town itself was charming with lots to look at and is easy to get to so many other lovely and interesting Somerset locations.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely, even the lack of parking wasn’t a problem, as we got street parking close by."

    Loved Dunster and from the cottage to the centre was a nice stroll. Would definitely book again. One point tho a garden seat would have been nice.

    Reviewed by Sheree5.0May 2021

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  • Two double bedrooms 1 x double bed, 1 x small double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with adjoining dining room
  • External utility room with washing machine and freezer
  • Sitting room with wood burner
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request (linen for travel cot not provided)
  • Roadside parking available (approx 20 meters away) on a first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Dunster beach 1.8 miles
  • Note: No children under 5, except babes in arms
  • Note: Some doorway entrances are low, please take care
  • The owner has a site for more information about the cottage location and surrounding area - https://www.vinecottagedunster.com/

The property

Nestled in the historic village of Dunster, within the Exmoor National Park, is this Grade II listed character property, Vine Cottage.

A welcoming and homely feel greets as you enter, with a sitting room on the left of the hallway; ideal for unwinding into the evening after a day of rambles, with two comfortable sofas arranged in front of a wood burner, along with a TV for entertainment.

Carry the conversation into the kitchen and adjoining dining room where you can keep the chef of the group company whilst they learn their way around the appliances, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and even a dishwasher, ensuring hassle-free washing up!

Head upstairs to the bedrooms, both of which enjoy views over Dunster Church and Castle and house double beds, making this an ideal choice for a couple, or a small family.

The main bedroom has a separate dressing room.

Begin each morning with a brisk shower or bath before making your way to the front lawn for a moment in the sunshine.

The village of Dunster is filled with charm as well as offering plenty of quirky gift shops and small grocery stores for picking up any essentials.

Learn about the history of the area through the old buildings, including the iconic Yarn Market, the remains of a Benedictine priory, a working watermill and Iron Age settlements.

If you fancy a night off cooking, choose from a selection of restaurants, pubs and tearooms.

The area is a haven for walkers due to the wooded hillsides and picturesque hills of Exmoor, providing glorious walks through open moorland, woodland and along the coast.

Head into Minehead, just over two miles away, where you can lounge on the golden beach, stroll along the mile-long promenade and enjoy fish and chips whilst watching the boats reel into the harbour.

Alternatively, climb aboard the South West Steam Railway and journey to the nearby port of Watchet for a delightful day trip, or travel a short distance to explore the beautiful Horner Woods National Nature Reserve or the sweeping expanse of Porlock Bay.

Vine Cottage is a delightful cottage and a wonderful base from which to explore the Exmoor National Park and beyond.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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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.

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £50 for this property.

Maximum occupancy is either 2 adults and 2 children OR 3 adults.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas