The Oval

Minehead, Somerset, England

Stunning 14th century cottage with 600 year old cruck beams, 4 poster bed and many other original features sleeps 6 in Dunster.

Key Points

  • Stunning 14th century cottage with many original features sleeps 6 guests in a four poster, double and twin bedroom in Dunster.
  • The property has a cosy living room with Medieval fireplace plus a 55" HD TV.
  • There is a modern kitchen and spacious dining room which leads outside to the courtyard and up to the sun terrace.
  • There are 2 bathrooms in the property, one of which is a Jack and Jill en-suite.
  • Locally you can enjoy hikes in Exmoor, visit the seaside towns of Lynton and Lynmouth or book a ride on a steam train.


Step back into the Middle Ages with this unique 14th century historic cottage in the village of Dunster. Sleeping 6 guests it offers a great insight into times gone by. 

The property effortlessly combines original features aplenty including 600-year old cruck beams, oak screening and stone floors with modern conveniences and furnishings. Downstairs there is a comfortable living room with a wood burning stove nestled in a large fireplace. Add to this a 55" TV with Netflix and the adults can chill out with their favourite series whilst the children will enjoy playing with all the games and jigsaws. The kitchen has a full range of modern appliances including a range style dual fuel cooker whilst the dining area leads out onto the courtyard with bistro table and chairs set. There is also a laundry room with toilet. 

The cottage has 3 bedrooms with the master bedroom featuring a wonderful four poster double bed with a "Jack and Jill" en-suite shower room that is shared with the twin bedroom. There is also a double bedroom with en-suite including a bath tub and Sanilav toilet. If bringing little ones, then a travel cot is are available. 

Outside you can enjoy a drink in the courtyard or head up to the sun terrace where you can relax in a choice of colourful chairs whilst planning your next day's adventure. 

Locally you can take a stroll around the historical high street with a wide variety of independent traders as well as cafes and pubs. Walk to the nearby Dunster Butter Cross monument or up to Conygar Tower, or take time to visit the National Trust Castle and beautiful gardens. At Dunster beach, enjoy the vintage steam trains of the West Somerset Railway or have some old fashioned fun down on the chalet-lined pebble beach. For day trips, we recommend Porlock Village and Weir, or a trip on the beautiful A39 to visit the Victorian villages of Lynton and Lynmouth with stunning views on the way. Hikers will love exploring the beautiful Exmoor National Park and the South West Coastal Path.

Four Star Gold rated by VisitEngland.

Minimum 3 night stay low season. Minimum stay of 7 nights at peak times with a Saturday arrival.

Up to 2 dogs welcome at a cost of £30 each per stay. 

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Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more



 Not suitable for those with mobility issues


 Additional toilet




 Hot water







 Clothes rack

 Dining area




 Hot water bottles


 Ironing board

 Plug sockets

 Tumble dryer

 Washing machine


Paid Extras

 Children's entertainment

 Cookery course

 Decoration for celebrations

 Dog sitter

 Meals - Home cooked





Nearby (within 5 miles)


 Country walks


 Lake / River

 Local shop


 Pub / Bar

 Pub within walking distance





 Can arrange catering

 Family friendly site

 No loud parties

 Quiet after 10pm


 Board games


 DVD player

 Mobile - Limited mobile signal


 TV - Smart


On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Self check-in

 Welcome pack

Safety & Security

 Carbon monoxide detector

 Deep Covid-19 clean

 Fire blanket

 Fire extinguisher

 First aid kit

 Smoke alarm


 Coffee machine









 Tea & Coffee


Young Children


 High chair


 Toys, books

 Welcome all ages


 Free parking

 Guaranteed parking space

Nearest Airport/s

Exeter / Bristol

Content updated on 20th July 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Lucy Green from The Oval