In the heart of Dunster, perfectly placed for the village’s excellent pubs,
restaurants, shops and sights is The Oval, a self-catering cottage
accommodating up to six people. One of the oldest properties in the
village, this much-loved cottage began life as a medieval hall house
around 1350, the time of the Black Death. Today, its hand-crafted
wooden screen and stunning cruck beams survive intact and fascinate
many guests. In fact, if you look carefully you can see the chisel marks on
the screen and original - and very rare - wooden pegs in the beams.
The Oval has been carefully converted into a welcoming, comfortable
holiday cottage with all the facilities you’d expect for the 21st century. As
well as a large sitting room with cosy wood burner and snug, the house
boasts a well-stocked kitchen, dining room, patio and sun deck, plus
three beautifully furnished bedrooms, two en-suite. A high chair and cot
are provided for little ones, and the property is dog-friendly as our regular
four-legged guests would testify. After a day out exploring Exmoor, the
snug is the go to room for toys for children of all ages, a large selection
of books and DVDs to suit all tastes, and jigsaws for the novice or expert.
We have two reserved parking spaces for guests of The Oval, each a short
walk away from the property.
“This was our second visit to The Oval - a fantastic cottage for Christmas!
We had an amazing time, the cottage is well equipped with a great
selection of games, books and DVD's. We spent the week in a perfect
“Thank you for the welcoming tea tray – a delightful touch in such a
welcoming and well-appointed house. Exceptional fabrics and textures,
and everything tasteful and pleasing – we really have enjoyed staying in
this house. The upper terrace is sunny and peaceful – many a cuppa and
glass shared there! A really nice feature as outdoor space is so important.
Good central location, and plenty to do in Dunster. A very successful
The Oval is an extremely popular property with new and returning guests
alike. If it’s booked when you want to visit, we also own another 5*
property in Minehead, just a short drive away. Situated in one of the
oldest, prettiest and quietest parts of the town, Pilgrim Corner is a
“chocolate box” thatched cottage, so lovely that it’s pictured on souvenir
calendars, postcards, tea towels and fudge boxes. Sleeping eight, it is a
large, luxury property with four comfortable en-suite bedrooms, all
individually decorated. There’s also impressive cream country kitchen,
sumptuous sitting room, dining room, beautiful cottage style garden and
cedar hot tub.
We hope you’ll come to stay with us soon. For bookings, please contact:
Tel: 07817 698366
Please visit our websites for more information:
The Oval, self–catering cottage, sleeps 6