Holiday Cottage Dunster

Step back into the Middle Ages...while enjoying modern home comforts.

Dating back to the 15th Century, this cosy self-catering holiday home in Dunster has original cruck beams, oak screening, a stunning four-poster bed, wood burning stove, stone floors and many more fascinating features.

The Oval is constructed of timbers some of which are more than 600 years old. Its name is nothing to do with cricket – it’s a corruption of the word ‘hovel’, used for any house in past times. It’s thrilling to explore and find marks on the wood panelling that were made by the carpenters so long ago, or sleep in the stately four-poster, just like Henry VIII.

"A wonderful holiday in a lovely home. Never knew Dunster had so much to offer with great walks and historic castles etc. to visit and very convenient transport from the main road to travel into Minehead. We didn’t have time to travel to all the other places as we were too busy enjoying this cottage and village. It took a move to Berkshire to bring me back again to Somerset, and the lovely Oval, a wonderful holiday and beautiful cottage. We have really enjoyed our time here and very much enjoyed showing our two boys where I grew up. We should definitely be booking again for a fortnight next time as a week is nowhere near long enough."
August 2015


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You may book this beautiful cottage in Dunster via Helpful Holidays during peak season, or direct with the owner out of season.
For bookings via Helpful Holidays, please contact property ref F46 or Tel 01647 433593
To enquire direct with the owner, please email


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