Ruffles Cottage is a cosy, comfortable cottage set in the heart of the beautiful medieval village of Dunster. The cottage was built in 1844 and has all ‘mod-cons’ whilst retaining its traditional character, complete with a wood-burning stove.
The cottage backs onto St. George’s Church and enjoys the melodic chimes of the Church bells. Views of Conygar Tower can be seen in the distance and a glimpse of Dunster Castle too.
Cosy cottage in the heart of medieval Dunster
Easy walking distance to Dunster High Street with many restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and shops
Character features such as wood-burning stove
Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms - one double and one twin (plus cot)
Upstairs bathroom with shower over bath
Private courtyard to the rear of the property with table and chairs
Use of shared garden a few doors down
Secure storage for bikes, canoes, etc, in adjoining lean-to
Towels and linen provided
Electricity and gas included
Short walk to Dunster Castle and other historic buildings of interest in Dunster
Numerous walks immediately from the front door
Free parking in street outside cottage
Only 1.5 miles from Minehead
Arrive from 4 pm
Depart by 10 am
There are numerous walks immediately from the door – up on to the moor via Grabbist Hill (which is just a few paces away), Dunster deer park and woods, up to Conygar Tower and of course the beautiful castle grounds.
Appliances and equipment
Ruffles Cottage kitchen is fitted with washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, electric oven and hob, and has microwave, toaster, kettle, a variety of cookware, kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses.
Other equipment includes television and DVD player, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, travel cot, high chair, two stair-gates, electric fan and many books, games, and DVDs.
Wireless internet is available throughout the property.
Electricity and heating
Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of your accommodation. Ruffles Cottage benefits from gas central heating, there is also a wood-burner in the sitting room; in the cooler months kindling, matches and one basket of logs will be provided. Additional logs can be purchased locally.
Beds, linen and towels
Bed linen, duvets 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.
There are no feather pillows at Ruffles Cottage.
A small amount of tea, coffee, sugar, milk sachets and biscuits will be provided, as will salt and pepper.
Cleaning materials such as washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and liquid soap will be present in the property. One or two toilet rolls will be provided.
Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement (maximum of 2). A supplementary fee of £15 will be added to your invoice per dog. Please do not allow your dogs upstairs, a stair gate is provided to help with this, and please do not allow them on the furniture or leave them alone in the property at any time.
Ruffles Cottage is strictly non-smoking - in the cottage or in the courtyard.
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.
Ruffles Cottage is available for week-long holidays, short breaks may be available. Please use the calendar to check availability.
A small courtyard is situated to the rear of the property with garden furniture. Also for your use, is a shared garden which is a few doors away. Bikes, canoes, etc may be stored securely in the adjoining lean-to.
Dunster is a bustling village comprised of several restaurants, pubs and tea rooms, plus a varied range of 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, s...ome shops may also reduce their opening days and/or hours out-of-season.
There is a tourist information centre in Dunster, just beside Dunster Steep near the public car park at the far end of the village from Ruffles Cottage.
Minehead is the nearest town, approximately 1.5 miles from Dunster. Here you will find the larger supermarkets and petrol stations (Tesco and Morrison's are both 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.
Easy walking distance to Dunster High Street, where there are many excellent restaurants, pubs and tea shops.
There is a deli in the village and 3 supermarkets within a couple of miles.
Dunster has much to offer – to name a few – the famous Yarn Market, Gallox (ancient packhorse) bridge, watermill, dovecote, buttercross, Bat’s Castle , with the magical Dunster Castle rising above the village. Lots of fun activities are organised in and around the Castle. Dunster beach is just a short walk away.
Take a trip back in time on the West Somerset Steam Railway, which runs from Minehead, via Dunster and on to the Quantock Hills and back, stopping at pretty stations on the way.
There are good facilities with picturesque craft and gift shops, cottages, a doll’s museum and excellent pubs, cafes and tearooms, including the well-known Luttrell Arms. There are plenty of activities all the year round for young and old. A medieval pageant (Dunster by Candlelight) takes place at the beginning of December where the village is lit by candlelight and there is dancing and music and entertainment in the streets. Dunster Show and Dunster County Fair are popular events in the Summer.
Exmoor and West Somerset
Slightly further afield – Minehead, Porlock, Cleeve Abbey, Watchet, Lynton and Lynmouth (with its Victorian water railway), Dulverton, the ancient Tarr Steps, Lorna Doone Country and of course beautiful Exmoor with its abundance of wildlife. The list is endless!
There are numerous walks immediately from the door – up on to the moor via Grabbist Hill (which is just a few paces away), Dunster deer park and woods, up to Conygar Tower and of course the beautiful Castle grounds.
Dunster beach is is a short drive away or you can walk and Minehead just 1.5. miles away.
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More tips on how to get there
Full arrival information and details of how to access the property will be sent after your booking is paid for in full.
Further information about public transport can be found online at: www.travelinesw.com