The Oval In Dunster

Dunster , Somerset, Country village

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Outside Description

There is a small terrace outside the dining room/kitchen. There are steep steps (handrail) up to a decked area with views out to the village and church. The rest of the garden is private.

Downstairs Description

Downstairs, tiled/stone floors (rugs), ancient timbers, leaded windows, low lintels, beams. Behind a heavy timber door, oak-screened hall, off which comfortable living room (Smart HD TV/DVD/Netflix) with fireplace (woodburner). Snug with easy chairs - a quiet reading room. Two steps up to the breakfast/dining area with French windows to the courtyard and smart oak-fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, range-style electric cooker). Behind a low medieval doorway, a utility room (tumble drier, sink) and cloakroom (loo), good for wet coats/boots and dogs.

First Floor Description

Stairs (stairgates) up to three bedrooms – step up to a beautiful double (four-poster bed) with door to shower-room (suite, also accessible from landing), 2 steps up to a twin, and another small double (footboard) with en-suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath); both double rooms have vaulted ceilings, cruck beams, good fabrics, window seats.

Other Notes

Permit provided for reserved parking space in Nat. Trust car park; second space in private car park, 450 yards.

Dogs Welcome: 2 x dog(s) available (£30.00)
Child Friendly
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Tourist Attractions:
  • Tropiquaria Zoo: Tropiquaria Animal & Adventure Park, a great day out for adults and children of all ages. Hold a snake or creepie-crawly in the Tropical Hall, visit the amazing puppet show and the aquarium. Outside play for hours on the full-size pirate ships or in the Indoor Play Castle. Visit website
  • Dunster Castle: An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens. Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history. Visit website
  • West Somerset Railway: It is Britain’s longest “Heritage” Railway running from Bishops Lydeard to the coast at Minehead. There are nine restored stations en route serving a variety of destinations. The railway runs special themed trains throughout the year and large-scale events. Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • Reeve's Restaurant: Passionate about great food and service. Justin Reeves has been awarded "Best Chef of the Year 2015" Visit website
  • The Willow Tree: The award winning Willow Tree Restaurant was established in 2002 by ex Roux Brothers head chef Darren Sherlock and wife Rita Rambellas. Set in a 17th Century Grade II listed building in the County town of Taunton using only the finest ingredients the region has to offer. Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Farmer's Market: Located 3 Miles Away Visit website
  • Tesco : Online ordering and delivery, located 5 minutes away in Minehead. Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • Minehead & West Somerset GC: Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club is a great classic links course set against the rugged backdrop of the Brendon Hills with captivating sea views. If you're seeking a great round of golf, in a superb location, this is the place. Visit website
  • Burrowhayes Farm Riding: We organise escorted rides of mixed abilities in the glorious Horner Valley and on the open moorland. Everyone can enjoy to the full the beauty of Exmoor with the added thrill of being on horseback. Small children's ponies are available for parents to walk and lead. Visit website