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.
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.
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: