Exmoor
Dunster Beach
View towards the Moroccan inspired gym
Relax and unwind in the fabulous hot tub
Medieval Dunster village with an array of boutique shops and eateries
Enjoy Dunster by Candle Light in December
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High House

Dunster, Exmoor
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 3
5
star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Four Poster
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set right in the heart of the beautifully preserved medieval village of Dunster in West Somerset 
  • High House is a truly unique, period property and provides an unrivalled first class holiday for family celebrations, friends re-unions or walking groups and lifestyle retreats
  • Plenty of space for all ages in the snug, library and sitting rooms with open fires and plush comfortable furnishings
  • With a large hot tub, fitness gym and games room set within enclosed, private, beautiful gardens and a luxurious outside sofa and table for al fresco dining experiences in warm weather or under the stars

 

Property code: 63301

Located in the heart of this timeless medieval village at the base of the 11th century Dunster Castle, this exquisite house is the perfect cultural and countryside getaway. The village itself offers an array of amenities, including bespoke and boutique shops, age old pubs, highly acclaimed restaurants and lots of pretty tea rooms. It's also renowned for local events such as the quintessential country fairs held in the castle grounds during July and August as well as the beautiful Dunster by Candlelight evenings that are held during the first weekend of December. Just a short drive away are the seaside villages of Porlock, Lynton & Lynmouth. Walkers and dog owners will love finding the many beautiful walks straight from the garden gate. Access directly into Dunster Deer Park and The Coleridge Way. The start of The South West Coast Path is just a short drive away in Minehead along with it's sandy beaches. National Trust property Holnicote Estate is 6 miles away for stunning walks to Horner Wood, Selworthy village and the all encompassing views from Dunkery Beacon. The beaches of Bossington and Blue Anchor are a hop along the coast road offering family fun and explorations, while the surf mecca's of Woolacombe, Putsborough, Croyde and Saunton are an hours drive west. Dunster beach is a short walk from High House.

Enter through the antique studded oak door into the wooden tiled hallway which leads to the lounge, dining room, kitchen and study. The lounge with Smart TV/DVD and wireless music system is the most wonderful relaxation space with an open fire for those cooler months to snuggle up and take in your favourite movies. The formal dining room adorned with quality furnishings is a must for that special occasion or family celebration with seating for ten with an open fire and French chandelier for added luxury. The pantry boasts a Range oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer. From here step through to the traditional French styled kitchen/diner with a four oven Aga and a well loved dining table for twelve, perfect for that lazy breakfast and to plan your day. There is a door to the impressive but cosy family snug just off the kitchen/dining room with Smart TV/DVD and a wood burner effect gas fire. Accessed from the hall is the library, with an open fire, beautiful desk and a pair of arm chairs, great for a morning read or to catch up on some emails. Also, on the ground floor is the utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer that leads to a separate shower room with a WC. The central staircase will take you to the first floor, or a second staircase accessed from the kitchen will take you up to the second floor bedroom. The bedrooms are all uniquely and carefully styled and are adorned with soft linen to ensure that perfect night’s sleep. Bedroom one consists of a four-poster super-king-size bed with an en-suite bathroom with a roll top bath and WC. Bedroom two includes a carved French double bed and an en-suite bathroom with roll top bath and WC. Bedroom three has original antique twin zip-and-link beds (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request). Bedroom four is a king-size and has a beautiful arched chapel ceiling, this room is a former prayer room in the property’s past life as a small convent school. Also, on the first floor is the shower room with shower and WC. Bedroom five is located on the second floor, a huge, stunning bedroom enjoying commanding views over the village with a four-poster super-king-size bed and a vaulted ceiling, it's age old wooden beams authenticated to have come from the Armada ships of Elisabeth 1's historical victory.

Heading outside the varied gardens are enchanting and include a walled lawn garden that is perfect for relaxing on a summer afternoon. There is a large patio area with top of the range electric ignition charcoal barbeque and an oak garden table for twelve guests, with an outside sound system and evening lighting, all situated under a pergola with a mature grapevine for summer shade. A large luxury hot tub off the rear of the lawn in a private corner is a special retreat, while a gate at the far end of the lawn leads directly onto Dunster Deer Park and Castle Grounds. A further area of garden with a Mediterranean influence is found beyond a cobbled area with a boot room, where guests can store their bikes. This Mediterranean styled walled garden also provides luxurious curved outside sofa seating for ten guests with large summer parasol and champagne/wine chiller, and stunning views to Conygar Tower. Nearby there two games rooms that offer a pool table, table tennis and darts, and a fitness gym in a Moroccan style studio with a full width wall of mirrors.

 There is off-road parking for two cars with additional private parking for another two cars at the front of the property, further parking is available in the village.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 four-poster super-king-size, 2 king size and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request) 
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms, 1 en-suite bath and shower room, and 1 shower room with twin basins 
  • Range oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher and a four oven Aga in kitchen/dining room 
  • Utility area on ground floor with shower facilities tumble dryer and washing machine, iron and ironing board
  • Smart TV and DVD in the lounge
  • Smart TV and DVD in the snug
  • Board games cupboard
  • Hairdryers in all bedrooms
  • 3 open fires ( first basket of logs included )
  • Hot tub 
  • Fitness Gym
  • BBQ (charcoal not provided)
  • Games rooms with pool table, darts and table tennis 
  • Outside Bluetooth speakers in BBQ area, outside dining area and pool table games room
  • Outside heaters available for use above table and chairs on the patio
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars and further parking in the village (please note if bringing 4 cars the 4th spot is small and will only accommodate a smaller car)
  • 3 dogs welcome (please note dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms and must be kept downstairs)
  • Mud-Daddy dog washer and towels provided
  • Luxury welcome pack upon arrival
  • Beach 2 miles, bespoke shops, pubs and restaurants within a moments walking distance
  • Beach kit, buckets and spades all provided
  • Bicycle storage available in boot room
  • Sleeps 10+2 (two camp beds available for under 8’s on request and an extra linen charge of  £25 )
  • 2 Travel cots and high chair available on request 
  • Towelling robes and slippers provided for the hot tub
  • Personal chef or catering arrangements have been enjoyed at High House. Please contact us for more details and book early to avoid disappointment
  • Babysitting services can be provided, made direct with the owner
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £75. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Leanne Fitzpatrick

This property joined our collection in 2022 and is managed by Leanne.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dawn, 27th May 2024

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We thoroughly enjoyed our week at High House. There were 10 of us ranging from 73 to 14. All of us had lovely comfortable beds, huge bedrooms and plenty of space inside and out. Dunster itself is a lovely friendly village with plenty of places to visit and eat. We would like be to return.

Reviewed by Daren, 5th April 2024

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Reviewed by Sonya, 8th December 2023

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Stunning house, well equipped with lovely added touches such as the robes. Amazing location, we had a fantastic break

Reviewed by Susan, 24th November 2023

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a great property for a large family or group of friends location is perfect

Reviewed by Clinton, 17th November 2023

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Reviewed by Tony, 20th October 2023

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An incredible location with pubs and cafes just a very short walk away. It is large property but homely in a good way. We were a large family group who enjoyed all the amenities. Its also a good base to explore from. We will book again , its that good.

Reviewed by Chris, 1st September 2023

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We had just the most amazing few days celebrating my big birthday. The house, facilities and location were all just fabulous. A perfect place to make special memories.

Reviewed by Greg, 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by Mark, 28th July 2023

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Perfectly located to leave the car parked for a week! This really is a great home in a wonderful setting.

Reviewed by Alison, 23rd June 2023

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We had a fantastic weeks holiday in Dunster . The house was magical and had everything we needed for our stay . The garden was beautiful with amazing birds as well . We lived going out into the deer park at dusk to hear the owls and the sound of the river . We hope to Come back again

Reviewed by Faye, 9th June 2023

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Beautiful old property with plenty to keep all guests happy with games rooms and gym or just sitting in the English country garden. Great location in that you are in Dunster for shops/restaurants and the castle, but also easy to get out on great walks. All the bedrooms are lovely especially the top floor suite. It would have been useful to have insRead moretructions/tips on how to use the Aga (although there is an alternative cooker) and known in advance that charcoal is needed for the electric bbq. Hide

Reviewed by Jeani, 26th May 2023

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We had an amazing time at High House. The property is very well equiped and it was perfect for 3 families to use with things to entertain everyone with the hot tub, games room and space for everyone to spread out but also be together. The location was ideal too with a options for evening meals in the village or the ability to eat in which was a greRead moreat mix for us. There were lots of lovely walks on the doorstep. Overall we had a really lovely time and we would recommend it to others. Hide

Reviewed by Timothy, 3rd March 2023

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Reviewed by Vanessa, 15th February 2023

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- the house was wonderful, beds wonderful, garden really lovely. We had an amazing stay and miss it so much already. Would highly recommend to stay here for a family/families. There were 10 of us and everyone enjoyed themselves and want to come back. Simply an amazing house. Brilliant for hide and seek for the boys and with the addition of the sporRead morets rooms and hot tub - simply brilliant. Hide

Reviewed by Dan, 30th December 2022

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What a lovely house to spend New Year! We loved the house - it was incredible and very comfortable. The facilities were superb. Dunster is also a fantastic place to stay. We loved the Luttrell Arms and the many walks around Dunster. Would highly recommend High House for a memorable stay.

Reviewed by Colin, 22nd December 2022

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A beautifully appointed property with a wonderfully warm homely atmosphere. The facilities were a very welcome addition especially the hot tub (what a treat!) Set within a lovely historic village.

Reviewed by Vivienne, 9th December 2022

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Reviewed by Steven, 24th September 2022

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Reviewed by Rebecca, 26th August 2022

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We had the most brilliant family holiday at High House, it was the perfect choice with so many wonderful things to enjoy. The house is absolutely gorgeous, and we loved the outdoor space and all the extras like the hot tub, gym, table tennis room, etc. It has everything you could possibly need and the village is beautiful. We particularly enjoyed bRead moreeing able to walk in such amazing countryside, just a step out of the back gate. It is a truly special place! Hide

Reviewed by Donna, 1st July 2022

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An excellent holiday in a perfectly situated house. The garden was idyllic and ideal for relaxing. Our boys enjoyed the games rooms also. The bedrooms are definitely the star of the show - well appointed and very comfortable beds. The sports mad members of the family loved the snug. The village is delightful. We enjoyed drinks in the Luttrell Arms,Read more everything we bought from the Deli and scrumptious scones from Locks tearoom. Hide

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