Old Priory Cottage in Dunster Somerset, is a charming house, hidden from the road in a walled garden. This self-catering cottage is a short walk from Dunster Castle. It's in a unique and a very special setting - just a few minutes walk from the High Street in
Old Priory Cottage is totally self-contained but is attached to the main house. The property was built in the 12th century as a small Benedictine priory. The front door opens into the sitting-room with beams, window seat and Victorian log-burner in an open fireplace. A door leads to the farmhouse kitchen with a large open fireplace, wooden flooring and beams. There is an unusually large cottage stairway leading to two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. One bedroom has a double bed plus a single, so it can be used as a double or twin room, and the second bedroom is a twin with two single beds. Please note, the maximum number of guests in this property is 4.
A charming retreat, full of character in the heart of Dunster
Sleeps up to 4 guests in two bedrooms
Master bedroom with double bed and single bed plus twin bedroom
Family bathroom plus en-suite shower room
Wood-burner plus central heating throughout
Towels and linen included
Fantastic selection of restaurants and cafes within walking distance
Exmoor walks from the front door
Only 1.5 miles from Minehead
Arrive from 4 pm
Depart by 10 am
Road parking is usually available but there is also off-road parking for one car in the open garage. Bicycles etc. can be stored, wet outdoor clothes dried in a small barn next to the cottage.
The church clock strikes the hour.
Appliances and equipment
Old Priory Cottage kitchen is fitted with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, Kenwood mixer, electric oven and hob. Other equipment includes toaster, kettle, a variety of kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses.
A television with DVD player, CD player and radio are provided and wifi is available throughout the property.
Sorry, no cot available in this property.
Electricity and heating
Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of your accommodation. In addition to the wood-burners Old Priory Cottage benefits from gas central heating throughout.
Linen and towels
Bed linen, duvets, blankets and towels are provided for your convenience, but please bring your own beach towels if you wish to take towels with you on day trips.
A small amount of tea, coffee, sugar, milk and biscuits are provided to ensure you can have a hot drink as soon as you arrive. There may also be other non-perishable items like a salt, pepper and a few herbs or spices available.
Cleaning materials such as washing up liquid will be present in the property. One or two toilet rolls will be provided.
Outside the property
The garden is shared with the owner (who lives next door and has a dog) and there is a private courtyard behind the fig tree with table and chairs. There is also private access to the church garden.
One space is usually available in an open garage or there is unrestricted parking outside the cottage on road.
Sorry, no dogs at Old Priory Cottage; the owner has a dog.
Old Priory Cottage is strictly non-smoking.
Arrival and departure
The property will be ready from 4 pm on the day of your arrival. Please depart by 10 am on the last day of your stay. Please leave the property clean and tidy so that we can guarantee it will be ready on time for our next guests.
Old Priory Cottage is available for week breaks (Friday to Friday) during peak periods. Short breaks may be available at other times.
Dunster is a bustling village comprised of several restaurants, pubs and tea rooms, plus a varied range of galleries and independent shops. Many of the shops in Dunster are open during traditional hours of 9 am to 5 pm, although hours are often extended during the summer season.... Conversely, some shops may also reduce their opening days and/or hours out-of-season.
Minehead is the nearest town, approximately a mile from Dunster. Here you will find the larger supermarkets and petrol stations (Tesco, Morrison's and Lidl are situated on the outskirts of the town and have long opening hours), most major high street banks with cash machines, plus a range of other shops throughout the town.