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Vine Cottage

Dunster, Somerset (Ref. 1061074)

4.8

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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Features

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

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23 Customer Review(s)

  • Howard

    “Being 6’5” the doorways were terrible for me and as we are both in our 70’s a downstairs loo would have been very welcome.”

    Parking was a nightmare and far more difficult than the information highlighted. We were confused about rubbish / recycling as there was no blue bag and the ‘blue’ bag in the kitchen was black! In the end, we brought it all home with us!

    Parking was a nightmare and far more difficult than the information highlighted. We were confused about rubbish / recycling as there was no blue bag and the ‘blue’ bag in the kitchen was black! In the end, we brought it all home with us!

    - Howard, April 2024

    Dear Howard, Thanks for your feedback. As a grade II listed cottage dating from 1833, Vine Cottage cannot be adapted to include a downstairs toilet, nor raise the doorways. We are sorry that you found parking difficult. As a mainly medieval village, Dunster wasn’t designed for parking by the front door. But in the three years we have owned Vine Cottage, we have usually been able to park within a minute’s walk of the cottage. On the rare occasions we can’t do that, we can always find parking three or four minutes away. Also, being on a quiet street near the Church, it is always possible to drop off luggage. Thank you for the comment about the recycling: we covered the blue bin with a floral pattern and are sorry this has led to confusion. We will clarify this for future guests. Property Owner

Summary

  • Two double bedrooms 1 x double bed, 1 x small double
  • (Maximum occupancy is either 2 adults and 2 children OR 3 adults)
  • 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/ Note:Maximum occupancy is either 2 adults and 2 children OR 3 adults.

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

DUNSTER

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