High House Dunster
Set in the heart of Dunster village with hot tub, beautiful enclosed gardens and parking, this truly stunning, sensitive, period property provides an unrivalled first-class luxury living experience.
Located in the heart of Dunster at the base of the 11th century castle that the area is famed for, this cottage is the perfect countryside getaway. The village itself offers an array of amenities, including boutique shops, pubs, restaurant’s and lots of pretty tea rooms. It’s also renowned for local events such as the quintessential country fairs held in the castle grounds during July and August as well as the beautiful Dunster by Candlelight evenings that are held during the first weekend of December. Just a short drive away is Minehead with its golden sandy beach, shops, pubs and restaurants, while the seaside villages of Porlock, Lynton & Lynmouth are also just a short drive away.
Enter through the oak door into the hallway which leads to the lounge, dining room, kitchen and study. The lounge with Smart TV/DVD and wireless music system is the most scrumptious relaxation space with an open fire for those cooler months to snuggle up and take in your favourite movie. The dining room adorned with quality furnishings is a must for that special occasion or family celebration with seating for ten with an open fire and French chandelier for added luxury. The pantry boasts a Range oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer. From here step through to the traditional French styled kitchen/diner with a four oven Aga and a table for twelve, perfect for that lazy breakfast. There is a door to the cosy family snug just off from the second dining room with Smart TV/DVD and a wood burner effect gas fire. Accessed from the hall is the study, with an open fire, great for a morning read or to catch up on some emails. Also, on the ground floor is the utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer that leads into the shower room with shower and WC. The central staircase will take you to the first floor, or a second staircase accessed from the kitchen will also provide access. The bedrooms are all uniquely styled and are adorned with soft linen to ensure that perfect night’s sleep. Bedroom one consists of a four-poster super-king-size bed with an en-suite bathroom with a roll top bath and WC. Bedroom two includes a carved French double bed and an en-suite bathroom with roll top bath and WC. Bedroom three has original antique twin zip-and-link beds (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request). Bedroom four is a king-size and has a beautiful arched chapel ceiling, this room is a former prayer room in the property’s past life as a small convent school. Also, on the first floor is the shower room with shower and WC. Bedroom five is located on the second floor, a stunning bedroom enjoying commanding views over the village with a four-poster super-king-size bed and a vaulted ceiling, authenticated to have come from the Armada ships of Elizabeth 1’s historical victory.
Heading outside the gardens are enchanting and include a walled lawn garden that is perfect for relaxing on a summer afternoon. There is a large patio area with top of the range electric ignition charcoal barbeque and an oak garden table for twelve guests, all situated under a mature grapevine. There is also a large luxury hot tub off the rear of the lawn and a gate at the far end of the lawn leads directly onto Dunster Deer Park and Castle Grounds. A further area of garden with a Mediterranean influence is found beyond a cobbled area with a boot room, where guests can store their bikes. This Mediterranean styled walled garden also provides luxurious outside sofa seating for ten guests with large summer parasol and champagne/wine chiller, and stunning views to Conygar Tower. Here you will find two games rooms that offer a pool table, table tennis and darts, and a gym in a Moroccan style studio. There is off-road parking for two cars with additional private parking for another two cars at the front of the property, further parking is available in the village.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.