About Exmoor Character Cottages
With a degree in history, a passion for property and interiors and a love of Exmoor, buying the Grade II listed cottage “The Oval” in Dunster as a weekend bolthole seemed a natural move.
The Old Sweet Shop has been a major refurbishment project using ancient techniques such as lime plastering and thatching alongside the new. Every radiator, tap, floor covering and light is new – but you’d never know it. Restored and preserved, we want people to enjoy these special, characterful cottages and the beautiful region they are situated in.
There are so many lovely cottages in fantastic locations in Exmoor, we know we’re blessed to own and share this very special quartet. And to have so many loyal guests who return year in, year out to holiday with us is a real privilege.
We know the importance of going the extra mile to delight our guests. That’s why our returning guests receive special treatment. We design and furnish the interiors with our visitors’ various needs in mind, hoping they will enjoy one cottage so much they’ll want to try another.
We’re delighted that visitors to our cottages bring essential income to an area of West Somerset that struggles economically compared to the rest of the UK. We encourage everyone to shop and eat locally as well as visit the local sites when they are here and thank you for doing so.