In the heart of Dunster, by the church and its gardens, an elegant first and second floor apartment in a large converted Georgian house. It has views over ancient rooftops to the castle and distant wooded hills. The friendly owner has a bridal-design studio on the ground floor. Dunster village gardens (open to all), 300 yards. To the side of the house, a little gated walled footpath full of flowers leads to the front door and stairs up to large, open-plan, L-shaped living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, fridge, electric cooker), all elegant with good furniture and Portmeirion china, TV/DVD; you can observe the world pass by on the donkey-sized street below. Stairs continue up to the second floor (top stairgate) and three bedrooms under the eaves (low beams) - a double (5' bed with footboard) with en suite bathroom (suite with corner bath with seat plus hand-shower) and long views over rooftops to the sea, a room with two singles, and a single (Velux window); shower-room (suite, step). Church clock chimes beautifully on the quarter with a melody at various other times. Professional catering available. Wonderful walks over the castle’s estate virtually from the front door.
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.
Over first and second floors. Three second floor bedrooms: 1 x king size double with en suite bathroom with bath, WC and basin, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Shower room with shower, WC, basin. First floor open plan living space with seating area, dining area and kitchen 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: