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. N.B. 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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Nearest beach||Property is within 1 mile of a sandy beach|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Furniture||Double beds (1)|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4 star.
Exmoor: exquisite National Park beside the sea: beech trees, sheep, wheeling buzzards and heather hills, from many of which you look over the sea to Wales and its mountains. Below are the most gracefully carved of steep oak-filled valleys where rushing, bouldered little rivers are paddleable and the red deer spend the winters, and perhaps the most dream-like rose-covered cottage villages of them all, where the pace of life is leisurely. At night, marvellously unpolluted skies for stargazing (recently designated an International Dark Sky Reserve).
Porlock Vale is one of the most beautiful farmed bits of England, Dunkery must be ascended, the area of The Chains is wild and wonderful for walking or riding; the Oare valley (Lorna Doone country) is an excellent place to take Granny for a visit to tiny, fascinating Oare church, a cream tea in Malmsmead and a sunset drive afterwards through the Valley of the Rocks to Woody Bay (if you drive well). Minehead, the main town, is good for sandcastles, has a Butlins (and a good golf course and a harbour) and isn't too big. Medieval Dunster is very pretty and has a fine castle (inhabited, National Trust); Dulverton, on the southern edge of the moor and popular with artists, has interesting shops and galleries; Culbone church, one of England's smallest, is worth walking to. Lots of good food pubs in 'hidden' villages, like Luxborough, where the welcome is warm and the atmosphere relaxed.
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.