The Oval

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Dunster, Somerset

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Opening status: Open

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The Oval a historic cottage, dating back to 1366, is in the heart of the medieval village of Dunster inside the spectacular Exmoor National Park and a short distance from secluded harbours and sandy beaches of West Somerset. This fascinating, 3-bedroom property is perfect for families and couples seeking a peaceful location with cosy, yet spacious rooms, wood burning stoves, modern comforts, a private rear garden and parking spaces. Dog friendly. Open all year round.

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4 Star Self-Catering
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Recommended for families
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Recommended for walkers
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Recommended for pets and their owners

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The Oval
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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