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7 Nights  

  • £450  to  £800

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Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Ruffles Cottage

Ruffles Cottage sleeps up to four guests and is a cosy, comfy retreat ideal for couples, friends or families. Nestling in the heart of the attractive medieval village of Dunster in Somerset, Ruffles Cottage offers all the ‘mod-cons’ required for a relaxing holiday, combined with traditional character including a wood-burning stove. With two bedrooms (a double and a twin), a pretty little courtyard area with furniture to the rear of the cottage and the use of a garden (shared) just a few doors away, this is an ideal retreat at any time of the year.

Dating back to 1844, Ruffles Cottage sits in front of St. George’s Church with its melodious church bells and affords distant views of Conygar Tower, along with a glimpse of Dunster Castle. There are plenty of good walks starting from the front door that take you up on the moor accessed via Grabbist Hill (a few steps away), the deer park and the castle grounds.

Dunster is a vibrant village surrounded by the beautiful backdrop of Exmoor National Park. The village offers a good choice of restaurants, tea rooms and pubs to suit all tastes, along with independent shops to browse and a Tourist Information Centre to help you plan your holiday. Some shops stay open late during the busy summer months and you can purchase everything from gifts and jewellery to local produce for preparing supper.

The seaside town of Minehead is only a mile and a half away from Ruffles Cottage and provides a wider choice of shops with high street banks and larger supermarkets. Sitting at the point where the moor meets the sea, Minehead provides good old fashioned seaside fun with its beaches (both sand and pebble), promenade and quayside where the coastal path begins providing access to miles of walking.

Exmoor National Park itself is a superb playground for outdoor enthusiasts, whether your passion is walking, mountain biking or horse riding. With a diverse range of scenery which includes pretty villages with country pubs, wooded valleys and heather clad rugged moorland, the area is a haven for wildlife including the famous Exmoor ponies and red deer. It also offers a diverse range of attractions to amuse all ages including the West Somerset Railway, Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre, Torre Cider Farm, Lundy Island, Exmoor Zoo and Tropiquaria Zoo for the more exotic species to name just a few.

With so much to see and do and unrivalled natural beauty, Exmoor is a holiday destination you will want to return to time and time again and Ruffles Cottage provides the ideal base from which to enjoy it.

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Owner details:

Chris joined Independent Cottages in December 2013

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Exmoor)

Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor

  • Living room with television, DVD player, comfortable seating, log burning stove and dining table with chairs. This leads to...
  • Kitchen with washing machine/tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, electric oven and ceramic hob. This leads out to the small courtyard with garden furniture where you can enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day. There is also a store room which can be accessed from the road for storing bikes and outdoor gear.


  • Master bedroom with double bed.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds.
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

Additional information: Travel cot, stair-gate and high chair provided. Wi-fi for guests use. Electric, heating, bed linen and towels (please bring your own beach towels) included in the price, along with kindling, matches and a welcome basket of logs. Free road-side parking available outside the cottage. Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement (maximum of two) at a supplementary fee of £15 (dogs are not allowed on furniture or upstairs and must not be left alone in the property at any time). Strictly non-smoking inside the cottage or in the courtyard. Short breaks available (except peak weeks).

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.

Ruffles Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £450
To £800
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Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
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.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Ruffles Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 24th April 2024

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