The Oval, Dunster

LOCATION

Dunster, SOMERSET

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Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
Handmade masks provided for all guests. Bespoke infographics used in all communications. Retained services of a professional risk manager. Created a full guest FAQ available online and regularly updated. Created highly detailed risk assessments for all properties and company business continuity plan to ensure all standards are maintained even in the event of owner illness or death.

FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT

The Oval - Historic Holiday Cottage and Medieval Delight In the heart of the beautifully-preserved village of Dunster is our historic holiday cottage, The Oval. Not only is it a remarkable building, but it is the oldest of our properties and as a result it is really something quite special.

The Oval, Dunster
17 West Street, Dunster, SOMERSET, TA24 6SN

About the area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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