Keeper's HouseDunster, Somerset
- Guests 5
- Bedrooms 3
- Preferred changeover day Friday
- Minimum stay 2 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 0
- Acorn rating 3 What's this?
- Reference 003059
About Keeper's HouseSet between the foothills of Exmoor National Park and the north west Somerset coast, this ancient but newly-renovated thatched and cob cottage, overlooking Dunster Castle, has bags of charm.
Sitting on Castle Hill Road, the main approach to Dunster Castle, and within the castle grounds, this historic gem of a cottage provides the perfect backdrop for groups of friends, history lovers or families with older children to stay whilst exploring the beaches, coves and towns dotted along the north west Somerset coast.
You’ll feel the past bursting out of this wonderful cottage even as you unlock the front door. From the quarry-tiled hallway to the original stonework and woodwork, you’ll see the recent restoration has left lots of history on show. Downstairs there’s the comfy living room, dining room, downstairs bathroom and a kitchen at the back of the cottage. Then follow the winding stairs up to the first floor where you’ll find the master bedroom, a twin and single bedroom, sleeping five in total. Outside, enjoy the paved courtyard garden on sunny days or for al fresco dinners as the sun sets while you gaze over the medieval rooftops of Dunster in one direction, and the castle in the other.
The pretty village of Dunster with its shops, restaurants and pubs (not forgetting the castle and working watermill) is on your doorstep when you stay here, great for grabbing a coffee and a slice of cake. A little further away you’ll find the coastal town of Minehead less than 10 minutes by car, with its mix of high street and independent shops. There’s also a family-friendly beach known as the Strand, ideal for either beach games and sandcastle building, or a gentle stroll along the shore. If you’re keen to leave the car behind, then simply take a walk into the beautiful Exmoor hills. And once you’re all walked out then how about a quick trip on the West Somerset Steam Railway? Dunster is one of ten stations on the route.
North Devon’s rolling hills and tranquil ancient woods are a great escape from bustling cities. With Keepers Cottage perched on the eastern edge of Exmoor, you can carry on your adventures westwards to discover coastal towns such as peaceful Bossington (on the Holnicote Estate), Lynton and Ilfracombe. Or head east to explore the wilderness of Quantock Hills AONB with it’s heathland and views over the Somerset levels.
Availability & book
- Selected dates
- Changeover day
Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair available
- Microwave available
- Fridge available
- Freezer available
- Dishwasher available
- Washing machine available
- Tumble dryer available
- Telephone not available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* not available
- Open fire / wood burner available
- Garden available
- BBQ not available
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Sitting room with log burner, dining room, kitchen and bathroom with seperate shower.
Three bedrooms (one double, one single and one twin which can be made into a double on request).
Notes for guests
Access: The Accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date images, please see those on the main cottage page.
Heating: Gas central heating included in the holiday rental. There is also a log burner in the sitting room.
Parking: Parking is available in the main visitor car park.
Garden: There is an elevated, paved courtyard with seating and views down to the castle and over the rooftops of Dunster village.
Please note: Keeper's House is situated within the Dunster Castle grounds on Castle Hill Road. This is the main visitor route to the castle so may be busy at peak times.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.
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