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The Oval in Dunster
The Oval in Dunster is a historically fascinating, quirky cottage, once an open ‘hall house’ believed to date from the 1400s – one of the oldest buildings in Dunster. Now beautifully upgraded, furnished and decorated whilst retaining charm, history and wonky floors. At the back, small courtyard (table/chairs) and, up steep steps (gate, handrail), decked patio (table/benches) with lovely views over the village to wooded hills.
Downstairs, tiled/stone floors (rugs), ancient timbers, leaded windows, low lintels, beams. Behind a heavy timber door, oak-screened hall, off which comfortable living room (Smart HD TV/DVD/Netflix) with fireplace (woodburner). Snug with easy chairs - a quiet reading room. Two steps up to the breakfast/dining area with French windows to the courtyard and smart oak-fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, range-style electric cooker). Behind a low medieval doorway, a utility room (tumble drier, sink) and cloakroom (loo), good for wet coats/boots and dogs. Stairs (stairgates) up to three bedrooms – step up to a beautiful double (four-poster bed) with door to shower-room (suite, also accessible from landing), 2 steps up to a twin, and another double (footboard) with en-suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath); both double rooms have vaulted ceilings, cruck beams, good fabrics, window seats. Permit provided for reserved parking space in Nat. Trust car park; second space in private car park, 450 yards. A lovely house in a beautiful village.
The Oval in Dunster (Somerset) has a security deposit of £200 is required when booking this property, it will be returned to you 48 hours after your stay providing the owner does not discover any damage or breakages.
There is small terrace outside the dining room/kitchen. There are steep steps (handrail) up to a decked area with views out to the village and church. The rest of the garden is private.
Two parking spaces are available to guests:
1. Parking is in a reserved parking space. Parking for 1 standard sized car. This space is within a privately owned car park 450 yards away.
2. Parking is in a public car park. Parking for 1 standard sized car. A parking permit is provided for this car park owned by the National Trust.
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Listing Updated: 20/03/2021
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