Welcome to cottages in Dunster

Exmoor National Park, Fabulous Holiday Cottages, Dunster Castle Village

Dunster is one of the West Country's prettiest and most popular villages set in an exceptional countryside location. The famous Dunster Castle built into the wooded hillside romantically over looks its charming main street which is full of shops and tea rooms to visit. The village has many ancient buildings, cottages, a fine church and attractive pubs. Exmoor's heather hills surround the village which is a few miles to the nearest sandy beach. Minehead is the nearest small resort which is a couple of miles away and has a steam railway and golf course amongst other attractions. You can also find more Exmoor Cottages on The Best of Exmoor website.

Ruffles Cottage
Ruffles Cottage

  Changeover days  Friday/ Saturday/ Monday

 Sleeps         4 people + cot (+2 dogs)
 Bedrooms  2 (1 double & 1 twin)
 Bathrooms  1 (shower over bath)

Ideal for couples or families  this beautifully presented and lovingly restored cottage is just a few minutes walk from the centre of the popular village of Dunster. It's a great base from which to enjoy Exmoor ... more

Short breaks from just £290!

Ruffles Cottage

Old Priory Cottage

  Changeover days Friday and Monday

 Sleeps         4 people
 Bedrooms  2 (1 double, 1 twin)
 Bathrooms  2 (1 ensuite, 1 bathroom)

This charming charter cottage which dates back several hundred years and is perfect situated in the medieval village of Dunster. It's quirky character and thoughtful touches by Jane your host, makes this the perfect ... more

Short breaks for 2 people from £280!

Thyme Cottage
Thyme Cottage in Dunster Holiday cottage

  Changeover days Friday and Monday

 Sleeps         6 people + cot (+" dogs)
 Bedrooms  3 (2 x double, twin)
 Bathrooms  1 (shower over bath)

Thyme Cottage is located in the medieval town of Dunster which has a rich history with many great places to eat. This grade II listed building offers the perfect places to enjoy exploring the area. discounts for couples... more

Short breaks from only £325!

  Changeover day  Friday and Monday

 Sleeps         6 people + cot (sorry, no dogs)
 Bedrooms  3 (2 x King & twin beds)
 Bathrooms  2 (shower over bath & 1 en-suite)

Groom's Cottage location is second to none for accessing the Medieval village of Dunster.  Spacious accommodation for 6 and just a few minutes walk... more

Short breaks from only £ 264!

Priory Thatch Cottage
Priory Thatch

  Changeover days Saturdays during summer
Friday and Monday in low season

 Sleeps         2 people
 Bedrooms  1  (twin)
 Bathrooms  1 (shower attachment over bath)

Priory Thatch Cottage is set in a quiet spot yet still in the heart of medieval Dunster, which has it's own castle looking over the village. Dunster has many cafes... more

Short breaks from only £144!

Dunster has been essentially preserved in time as a relic of the 600-year age when both the town and castle were owned by the Luttrells family. These days the town practically breathes history, from the turrets and towers of the originally Norman castle to the octagonal yarn market that is a throwback to the town’s 1700s heyday, when it was most renowned for its production of wool and particular cloth named “Dunster's”.

Although the origins of the village of Dunster date back to the times of Bronze and Iron Age Britain, it was the cloth-making industry that was in fact responsible for the town’s initial wealth and fame. Indeed, although the settlement’s first market can be traced back to 1222, it was the construction of the town’s iconic octagonal yarn market by Geoffrey Luttrell in 1601 that truly spearheaded the burgeoning woollen industry in the area. That very market still stands today, complete with a visible cannon ball hole that dates back to the damage sustained by the structure during a 5-month siege of Dunster Castle in the Civil War. The castle was a centre of military activity during the war, with both sides keen to ensure control of a fortress with such significant strategic and locational value.

The village of Dunster, commonly referred to as The Jewel of Exmoor, is a medieval village that has largely been left untouched from the ravages of modernisation. Dunster boasts more than 200 listed buildings including a quaint packhorse bridge, a functional watermill, a tithe barn, a medieval dovecote, thatched cob cottages, the grand 15th century St. George’s church and, most strikingly of all, the magnificent Dunster Castle that dominates the local landscape.

Below: Exmoor National Park. This is just 10 minutes walk from the cottage

Spectacularly situated on the edge of beautiful Exmoor with its vast sweeping moors, ancient wooded valleys, and signature populations of wondrous Exmoor ponies and red stag, Dunster is the ideal destination for those interested not just in the town’s splendid surrounds, but also eager to get out and enjoy all sorts of outdoor pursuits. Whether it’s walking, cycling, horse riding or sailing that suits your fancy, Exmoor can provide the perfect holiday for you. Furthermore, the town is just three miles from the famously attractive seaside resort of Minehead with its beautiful apricot sands. Minehead additionally serves as the start-point both for hikers keen to follow the South West Coast Path and for others who’d prefer to catch a lift for their scenic tour, on the historic West Somerset Railway.