The Oval

“Cosy holiday home with original cruck beams and a stunning four-poster bed.” - VisitEngland Assessor

LOCATION

Dunster, Somerset

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Our Inspector's view

The Oval on historic West Street is perfectly placed close to a wide variety of unusual shops, cafes, restaurants, gardens, listed buildings and a castle. There's plenty of info on-hand about on what to do and where to go. Guests will enjoy the modern comforts of HDTV with Sky and BluRay, WiFi and a fully fitted kitchen with separate dining room leading out to the private courtyard and the upper sun deck with spectacular views of Exmoor. The sun deck has colourful, contemporary furniture, a range-style duel fuel cooker and there are new showers in the four-poster bedroom. Guests have the option of booking a private chef service for special occasions.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

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VE star rating for Self Catering
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Gold Award
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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

Features

Rooms
  • Total units: 1
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Child gates
Leisure
  • Offsite cycle hire
  • Offsite fishing
Facilities
  • Private garden
  • Garden furniture
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Sky or freeview
  • En suite
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Internet
  • Fireplace or wood burning stove
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Changeover day: Saturday

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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