Welcome to our Luxury Holiday Cottages in Exmoor
● The Oval Dunster
● Pilgrim Corner
● Stone Barn
● The Old Sweet Shop
There are so many lovely cottages in fantastic locations in Exmoor, West Somerset. We know we’re blessed to own and share these four very special holiday cottages. To have so many loyal guests who return year in, year out to holiday with us is a real privilege. But before we tell you more about us, it’s important to firstly shine some light on the wonderful link to all our properties… Exmoor.
Why we love Exmoor
We really do. It’s a beautiful and often overlooked part of the country. As a guest once wrote in a Visitors’ Book, “We asked ourselves why we had driven past Somerset for years when everything we wanted and more was here.”
Things to see and do in Exmoor
To one side is the sea and inviting beaches, to another purple heather humming with bees on the moor.
Exmoor Character Cottages – how it all began
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. So, in 2008 the purchase took place and the loving restoration began! I was very quickly seduced by the thrill of restoring (and, in some cases, rescuing) these old buildings soaked in history. Sharing them with appreciative guests from all over the UK, and indeed the world, is a joy.
A particular labour-of-restoration love – The Old Sweet Shop
The Old Sweet Shop called for 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 along with the beautiful region.
● Buy quality furniture
● Stock the kitchens as we would at home
● Invest in good quality linen and towels, beautiful furnishings and top quality flooring
● Provide all the things you’d need – spare loo rolls, kitchen roll, even cling film and foil
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.
Child-friendly premium accommodation
All our cottages are child friendly, not only from a safety perspective, but with toys, books and games for all ages. We cover ponds, provide banisters and railings, travel cots and stair gates. Steps have handrails, windows have child locks. Our luxury holiday cottages in Exmoor are perfect for the whole family.
Dog-friendly gold-star accommodation
With so many guests bringing their dogs, we put a little something on the welcome tray for them – after all, it’s their
We have received the Customer Choice Award from cottages.com for the last four consecutive years for our three properties in Minehead. This accolade is the result of 12 months of guest feedback to the independent review site Reevoo.
Our properties rate FourStar Gold to FiveStar Gold (the highest level possible) by VisitEngland.
We – and our wonderful visitors – support our local economy
We’re delighted that visitors to our cottages bring essential income to an area of West Somerset that struggles economically vis-a-vis 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.
We are sure you will enjoy any one of our luxury holiday cottages in Exmoor, and we can’t wait to welcome you.