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A behind the scenes look at Exmoor’s luxury cottage company based in Minehead and Dunster.We’ll take you on a journey to Exmoor and throughout glorious Somerset. Enjoy conversations with local people who simply love our little corner of England. Take a trip to the latest attractions and hear the inside track on running a small hospitality business.We hope you love what we do and please like, subscribe and share.
Memories of Happy Holidays at The Oval with Brenda and Jill
byExmoor Character Cottages
Recorded in September 2023, Lucy and David were incredibly fortunate to spend some time over tea and cake with Jill and Brenda from Lancashire.
Brenda spent many happy holidays at The Oval in Dunster before Lucy's ownership, when it was used as B&B accommodation..
Brenda's memories date back to the 1950's and 1960's when a friends or family holiday meant a long journey on a coach from Greater Manchester during works holidays.
Imagine the feeling of leaving the coach in Taunton, catching a steam train to Dunster station and walking up the hill into Dunster – to discover the medieval splendour of the village, overlooked by the magnificent castle and breathing the fresh air blown by warm south westerly breezes.
Dunster was just one part of Brenda's holidays. She enjoyed happy times with her closest friend (Sheila, 1954) in Minehead and loved the happy-go-lucky atmosphere in the town, which hasn't really changed…
Take a listen to the podcast and take a trip down memory lane. We'll also pop some pictures, courtesy of Brenda onto our social media feed to accompany the words.
Exmoor Character Cottages is the trading name of Greenfields Property Management Limited, registered in England and Wales, no. 08685017. VAT no. GB 307 4376 08. Registered office address: 39 Ellicombe Close, Minehead TA24 6DQ