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The Old Manor

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Dunster, near Minehead, Somerset
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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Customers’ Choice Award 2018
With 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, this impressive manor boasts super accommodation for larger groups. Short walk to the beach and amenities.

Be lord or lady of the manor at this charming, historic Grade II* listed house. The Old Manor at Dunster dates back to around 1400, where it is believed the Constable of Dunster Castle lived. Being a house of a certain age, the interior of the manor contains many interesting architectural features including its own chapel. From the impressive great hall with grand open fireplace, to the stunning solar room and charming gardens, complete with orchard, including apples, pear and plums, the house is sure to provide you with a memorable holiday. The spacious living areas are complimented with lovely bedrooms, most benefiting from en-suite facilities. This historical landmark property is ideal for extended families or small groups to gather for a special occasion.

From The Old Manor, you can walk down to the beach, or just up the lane is Dunster Station, which is part of the West Somerset Steam Railway network. The medieval village of Dunster with its impressive castle (National Trust) is a short distance away, as well as a good range of local shops and restaurants. The coastal town of Minehead is nearby, with its promenade, historic harbour and a good range of larger shops and other amenities. Minehead is also the starting point of the South West Coastal Path. The house is ideally suited for a visit to Exmoor National Park where walking is available for all abilities and some stunning views to enjoy across the Bristol Channel. Venture out and visit the village of Porlock Weir, Selworthy and its famous tea room, and the Victorian town of Lynton and Lynmouth. Golf, fishing and horse riding are available locally. Beach ¾ mile. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Ground Floor:
Snug: With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player, beams and wooden floor.
Dining room (The Great Hall): With open fire and slate floor.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric Aga, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and slate and brick floor.
Separate room: With fridge and freezer.
Boot store.

Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed, door leading to garden, and en-suite with walk-in shower and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With super kingsize bed, single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and patio door leading to courtyard.
Bathroom 1: With bath and toilet.
Sauna: With shower cubicle.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Living room (The Solar Room):
Split level with Freeview TV, beams and wooden floor.
Bedroom 3:
With super kingsize bed and en-suite with bath and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With four poster kingsize bed and en-suite with bath and toilet.
Bedroom 5: With kingsize bed and single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Bedroom 6: With kingsize bed, single sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and en-suite with bath and toilet.
Bathroom 2: With bath and toilet.

Economy 7 and oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner and open fire included. Highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Large enclosed lawned garden with orchard, patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 5 cars. No smoking. Please note: Some rooms have sloping ceilings. Family bookings only. The property has a security deposit of £300.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2018
    We had the most brilliant New Year at The Old Manor! This house is completely unique - a huge gothic, beamed, characterful pile right next to the Dunster steam railway and a short walk into charming Dunster. Each bedroom was very comfortable and 100% clean. Unusually there are lots of bathrooms - which is brilliant when you have a large group. Similarly, the hot water and heating all work perfectly so we were never cold. The kitchen is very well stocked with pots and pans and we really enjoyed cooking each day. There’s a great selection of DVDs and the sauna was great too. The beach is close and we went on lovely a walk in Exmoor. Dunster is very charming and also just a short walk away. We really can’t recommend The Old Manor enough. The owners were extremely kind and responded to messages very quickly. We really look forward to coming back one day!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2017
    Our stay was a family gathering of nine with an age group from eighteen months to the seventies. The property suited us admirally, it was historic, spacious, well furnished and well located to enjoy the local attractions. The only improvement we would have appreciated was showering facilities in more of the bathrooms. Must find a reason to come again!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/10/2017
    The Old Manor is an absolutely stunning property. My friends and I stayed here to celebrate my special birthday. The house is full of charm, lovely and warm and absolutely spotless. The owner, Stella, was so helpful, sending me maps and giving useful information before we arrived, just fabulous. The Luttrell Arms provided us with a lovely lunch after a long walk. The Dunster Watermill tea room was a perfect coffee & cake stop & The Stags Head did the most amazing Sunday lunch. The steam train that regularly passes, was a two minute walk away, a brilliant trip, a proper step back in time treat! The Old Manor gardens are beautiful and impeccably maintained, we saw the rabbits that live there & the horses over the fence. The local people are friendly and welcoming. We had the best time ever & wouldn’t hesitate to book again. Brilliant!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2017
    Roomy and well equipped house. Appreciated the number of bathrooms for our large group. However one of our 11 adults had to use a bed which was really child sized.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner. Thank you for your feedback. There were actually 12 adults in this party. The agents website initially advertised The Old Manor as sleeping 12; whilst this was correct, the details on the website could have been clearer, rather than stating flexible sleeping which was meant to indicate a single pull out sofa. Although I have had previous discussions with the agents about this issue, suggesting that they highlight this clearly to prospective groups of 12 prior to booking, it appeared that the easiest option was to advertise to a maximum of 11 adults, to avoid possible misunderstandings. As such this is now the case.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2017
    We enjoyed a great family holiday in a large house with accommodation which suited our family. The gardens & orchards were superb and we were very close to the beach and for walks on the coast.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2017
    Fabulous old house which is perfect for several families to share. The huge garden is ideal for children to play and there are many attractions and a beach within walking distance. The house is well equipped and furnished with period pieces. Highly recommend!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/06/2017
    A stunning building. Very comfortable with outstanding gardens

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/05/2017
    We have had a wonderful stay at the Old Manor and have all agreed we would do it again . The facilities and comfort are second to none . My only concern would be the two single beds are on the small side and not really suitable for a couple , and some bathrooms are not ensuite and need to pop across the landing or down a corridor not really an inconvenience but guests need to be aware . Looking forward to our next visit .

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 24/04/2017
    The residence was quite exceptional, wish we had the staff to accompany it! Loved the quaintness of it and the whole " living in another age" feeling about it. Beautiful gardens fie drinks while enjoying the evening sunshine. Excellent location where we could walk up into the village and such an exceptional village.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/04/2017
    Eleven members of our family, aged from 10yrs - 64yrs (plus two labradors), have just spent a fantastic week at The Old Manor. The house is absolutely magnificent, huge, well decorated and equipped, with comfortable beds, a gorgeous kitchen and it's brilliant for hide and seek! The gardens are beautiful and really well maintained, ideal for the children and the dogs whilst the adults relaxed with the odd glass of Pimms and wine outside the summerhouse!We can't recommend the place highly enough for family parties or groups of friends......it's just wonderful!

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