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, Toore 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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Chris joined Independent Cottages in December 2013
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 £25 (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.
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