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7 Nights  

  • £643  to  £1495

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Grist Mill

Grist Mill has been a feature on the Dunster landscape for centuries. Once an integral part of the village economy, the medieval mill has been lovingly transformed into a beautiful holiday cottage sleeping six people in three bedrooms with a sofabed in the loft room to increase accommodation to eight. The self-catering property sits above a small leat. You can follow the water to the National Trust Dunster Working Water Mill, Foresters Arms Pub, Gallox Bridge, and other village amenities. It's a fantastic place where families and friends can stay and enjoy some of the best views and historic sites in Exmoor National Park and Somerset.

Dunster is best known for its castle, and rightly so. Its walls hold over 1,000 years of history, while the views from the house and the splendid gardens are simply breathtaking. However, the medieval village has plenty more to interest history lovers, including the Dovecote, Tithe Barn, and St George's Church with beautiful stained glass skillfully carved wooden screen dating from 1498. There is an excellent choice of cafes and restaurants if you want a rest from cooking and a tourist information centre to help you plan your time. Any amenities you can't find in Dunster are in Minehead, barely three miles from the cottage. The famous resort town has a wide variety of places to eat, drink, and shop, two fantastic beaches, a promenade, and traditional seaside amusements.

You can do it all when you stay at Grist Mill. The 630-mile South West Coast Path starts in Minehead, following the coast all the way around to Poole Harbour. Exmoor's cliffs are some of the highest in England, making the nine-mile route to Porlock Weir challenging but extremely rewarding with views over the Bristol Channel and the opportunity to see Exmoor's native whitebeam trees and red deer. Staying in the national park means you have a veritable playground on your doorstep. Walking, horseriding and mountain biking are all popular, as are golf and fishing. Local attractions include the West Somerset Railway and Exmoor Zoo. You're around an hour from Glastonbury cathedral and tor, and there is a wealth of towns and villages with unique features to discover.

Grist Mill is part of Dunster's long history. Staying here lets you experience the pleasure of its comforts as well as the convenience of being close to fantastic sights and attractions.

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Owner details:

Chris joined Independent Cottages in December 2013

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Exmoor)

Accommodation Comprises:

Grist Mill is a semi-detached period property with parts dating back centuries. Although the property can accommodate up to eight people, the owners advise that its size makes it best suited to six. Accommodation is over three levels.


  • There is space for everyone to spread out and relax in the living room. It has seating for six and a cosy atmosphere thanks to the wood burner. The TV has Freeview and Netflix channels. Alternatively, grab a book from one of many on the shelves and lose yourself in a good story.
  • A sunny garden room has bi-fold doors that open onto the patio and a dining table seating 6-8.
  • Guests love the country kitchen/diner with garden views, well-stocked cupboards and efficient appliances.
  • Soak in the double-ended bath after a day of hiking along the coast or over the heather-covered moors, with heated flooring to ensure you don't catch a chill when you get out. The bathroom also has a WC and a handbasin.


  • All three bedrooms are comfortably furnished with double beds and proper storage. Two of the rooms have basins. Beds will be made up for your arrival with quality linen and stylish throws. Bath towels are provided.
  • A modern shower room has a walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.

Top Floor:

  • Escape to the top of the house, where there is a quiet area to read or work. A sofa opens into a double bed to sleep two guests.

Outside: The gardens at Grist Mill are gorgeous. There is a walled garden with mature plants and a patio with seating. A gate opens onto the village playing field with a footpath leading to a children's playground in one direction and the pub and water mill in the other. The cottage has garage parking for one car, with more available in Dunster's pay-and-display carpark a few hundred metres away. The garage has an EV charging point.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included when you book Grist Mill. The owner regrets they cannot accommodate pets. Smoking is not allowed.

This property is managed by a local agency who may charge commission/booking fees. However, Independent Cottages does not apply any additional booking fees to prices quoted by the agency.

Grist Mill Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6+2 in 3 bedrooms (3 Double & 1 Sofa Bed)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £643
To £1495
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)117 318 0763 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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* Calendar last updated: 16th August 2022

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