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Bodkin Cottage

Dunster, Somerset (Ref. 975974)

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  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “A wonderful cottage. Special touches - a cake, milk, tea tray and fresh flowers. We can not fault anything. Outstanding area, great walks.”

    Mr Rowe, Hinckley, November 2018

    • “The owners had thought of everything. Even dog bowls, towel and treats. Also they sent very useful information beforehand - walks, where to park etc. The cottage is very well maintained and thoughtfully decorated and furnished.”

    Mrs Brown, Leominster, October 2018

    • “Lovely cottage easy walk into Dunster & lots of walking from the Door Nice food at the Stags head just around the corner”

    Mr Prior, Derby, September 2018

    • “We had a really nice week at Bodkin Cottage with no unpleasant surprises or even minor setbacks. We loved the location close to the village centre, able to go out from the front door to a good choice of walks, flat and hilly, and the 'back' route to the other side of Dunster. We could park almost outside the cottage a lot of the time, but helpfully the owner had shown us on a map a nearby plan B and C, which covered all eventualities. The cottage was nicely equipped with very comfortable bedding and we quickly felt at home. It was everything we wanted.”

    Mr Simon, Lostwithiel, September 2018

    • “Bodkin Cottage is perfectly situated in the lovely town of Dunster, the cottage is like a home from home, comfortable and spacious. Everything you need is supplied in the well kitted out kitchen, and a lovely courtyard to sit in if the weather permits. With books, tv, maps ( which were very useful ) in the living room, and plenty of storage in the bedroom, this cottage is a little gem.”

    Mrs Jones, WOLVERHAMPTON, September 2018

    • “This was our second visit to Bodkin Cottage. We came back for a longer visit having had such a great time just over two months ago. As we opened the door it was all was as great as we had remembered. Rather like coming back to a well loved home. Again we found lots to do in and around Dunster and took advantage of the wide variety of places in the village to have an evening meal. And of course the cottage is very well equipped for cooking "at home". We expect to be coming back again.”

    Mr Foster, Haywards Heath, August 2018

    • “Dunster is the most beautiful, dog & human friendly small town! Streets are the cleanest I've ever seen with a great variety of quality shops. Bodkin Cottage is an excellent base for holidays in this area. Didn't even need to move the car as we just walked down to Dunster Steep to catch the 28 bus to Minehead. The steam train is a really different day out which we loved. Lots going on every day or you can happily lose an afternoon fossil hunting (very successfully) at Quantoxhead (St Audries).”

    Mrs Mortimer, Perth, August 2018

    • “Another great stay in Bodkin Cottage with a good location to many place's and Ideal for anyone who loves walking with many walks in the area and beyond.”

    Mr Sellars, LEEDS, July 2018

    • “A very welcoming well appointed holiday cottage in a fascinating little town.”

    Mr Partington, June 2018

    • “Great location with plenty of local walks and interesting Dunster Castle on the doorstep. Cosy, well equipped cottage in the heart of the village provided us with everything we needed for our stay including a welcome cake and drinks on arrival. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere experienced everywhere we went ensured we will return to the area in the future and would stay at Bodkin Cottage again.”

    Mr Buckland, Worthing, May 2018

    • “Bodkin Cottage is the perfect, pretty little cottage in the perfect, pretty little village of Dunster - - - but, what makes it stand out to us is the fact that the owners have done everything possible to make your stay as warm and comfortable as possible. The cottage is exceptionally clean, and very comfortable. There is everything you could need in the kitchen, should you choose not to eat out, and there are even a few gravy bones for the dogs and a bowl to give them a drink as soon as you arrive. Parking has never been a problem for us and you have everything on your doorstep that you could need, - including some fabulous walk, short and long. This was not our first stay in Bodkin Cottage and it certainly will not be our last. My only problem in recommending it to others is that we would like to keep it as "our secret" so we can go whenever we want to without having to "share" it with others.”

    Mrs Noke, WORCESTER, May 2018

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The Property

In the heart of Dunster, backing on to the village church, a charming, end-of-terrace cottage with bright courtyard (table/chairs) full of pots.Three steps up to stable doors into living room (woodburner, TV/DVD/Blu-ray, iPod dock). Beautifully fitted kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge, gas hob/electric oven) with fitted dining table/bench and door to courtyard. Flagstone floors (rug) throughout downstairs. Steep stairs up to a generous-sized bedroom with a double plus single bed; large bathroom (suite, shower over bath plus hand-shower) with views towards the church and washer-drier in cupboard. NB Church clock chimes (beautifully) each quarter hour, day and night. No children under 7, except pre-crawling babies, due to steep stairs. A delightful cottage, a wonderful base from which to explore.

Dunster: one of the West Country's prettiest large villages in exceptional countryside, its castle on a wooded hillside standing romantically over its lovely main street. Ancient buildings, cottages; interesting shops; fine church; famous Yarn Market; good pubs, restaurants and tea rooms. Exmoor's heather hills, 6 miles; the sea/sand, 1 mile. Minehead (small resort town, sandy beach, steam railway, golf), 1 mile.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Living Room


One family bedroom with double and single bed. Bathroom with bath, shower over, hand shower, WC, basin. Ground floor sitting room with wood burning stove. Kitchen with dining area.


  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Payphone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking is usually available on a quiet road nearby
  • Enclosed courtyard garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property does not accept children under 7, except babes in arms, due to the steep stairs.

Regional Information

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas
  • Note: This property does not accept children under 7, except babes in arms, due to the steep stairs.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.