The Oval is a luxury holiday home with original cruck beams, oak screening, a stunning four-poster bed, woodburning stove and stone floors.
Centrally located within easy distance of all the shops, pubs and restaurants, it was built in the winter of 1366 according to the specialists at ‘The Time Team’.
As one of the oldest houses in Dunster, this cosy cottage has original features alongside top-of-the-range appliances, comfortable furniture and high-quality linens and furnishings.
Upstairs, you will find three bedrooms, two doubles with en-suites and a twin. The main bedroom has a feature antique four-poster double bed and high ceiling, framed by the cruck beams with original medieval pins holding them in place. The en-suite with shower cubicle is a ‘jack and jill’ bathroom, shared with guests sleeping in the twin bedroom. The Blue Room is a double with a bath and shower in the en-suite. The WC is a macerator/sanilav.
Downstairs you’ll find a comfortable living room with a woodburning stove, a 50” smart TV with Netflix and DVD player. There’s plenty of seating here for everyone and we’ll leave a dog basket here for your pooch. Opposite the living room is the well-stocked playroom/reading room we call ‘The Snug’.
Head to the back of the house and you’ll come to a large well-equipped kitchen with a dual fuel range cooker, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and Nespresso Essenza coffee machine. The dining room has large pine table and chairs, with room for a highchair. In good weather, open the French doors to a pretty courtyard with metal garden furniture for al fresco dining.
The utility room houses the tumble-drier and WC (also a macerator/sanilav). Outside, climb the steep steps to the deck which offers wonderful views across the countryside and stylish, comfy seating.
We are child and dog-friendly. Kids will find books, DVDs, games and toys in the cottage for children of all ages. For dogs, we provide baskets and throws, towels, bowls and mats for your four-legged friends – and a treat on the welcome tray.
Reserved parking for two cars.
Exmoor is England's smallest National Park and extremely varied. To one side is the sea and inviting beaches, to another purple heather humming with bees on the moor.
Add to this magical ancient woods, fields and hills in a green tapestry, and sheltering villages peppered with thatched cottages. Ancient castles, stately homes and historical gardens abound. The steam and whistle of the puffing West Somerset railway seems to add the finishing touch.
It is also a dark skies reserve - and there's nowhere better to stargaze than from the sun deck.
The medieval village of Dunster is a must for visitors to Exmoor. It’s packed with interesting places including the National Trust castle, a working water mill, the famous Gallox Bridge and Conygar Tower. December's Dunster by Candlelight event is hugely popular and guests are advised to book early!
Add to that the stunning Yarn Market, a meeting place for in the middle ages for selling and buying wool and today’s interesting range of independent shops and tea rooms and you’ll be spoilt for choice! You could go to Dunster for a week and find something fascinating to see or do every day - without moving from the village.
Lucy who owns the cottages wrote a book of walks and places of interest called 'The Little Book of Walks' to help guests decide where to visit. As a Premier Cottages guest, you will receive a free copy on your welcome tray to help you plan your stay - however long you are with us.