Grand residence in the heart of Dunster
Discover what lies behind this original medieval entrance
Enjoy a magical Christmas at High House
A warm welcome awaits in the relaxing lounge
French styled dining room with four oven Aga
Stunning dining room for those special occasions
Gather round for a traditional Christmas feast
Catch up together on the days events
Enjoy the warmth and comfort of the cosy snug
The Moroccan inspired gym
Study with open fire
Ambient lighting provides the perfect setting for cosy meals in
Beautiful features throughout
Luxury and elegance
Kitchen with Range oven and gas hob
Four legged friends welcome
A bed fit for royalty
Relax in this luxurious four poster bed with antique furnishings
Second floor en-suite
Spoil yourself
Carved French double bed with en-suite
Beautiful en-suite bathroom with roll top bath
Enjoy lazy mornings
Four poster king-size bedroom with en-suite
En-suite with victorian roll top bath and private stairs to the kitchen
Antique twin bedroom (can be made as a super-king-size on request)
Twin room
Tasteful decor
Stylish interior
Contemporary shower room
Shower room
Enjoy your stay
King-sized bedroom
Quality finishing
Games room with pool table
Compete against each other with a game of table tennis
Barbecue all year round in the undercover barbecue area
Perfect lighting creates a cosy atmosphere
Relax
Tasteful outdoor lighting for evening enjoyment
A game of lawn Croquet perhaps?
Luxurious outdoor sofa with Champagne ice cooler, perfect for relaxing and socialising
A quiet place to relax and enjoy the gardens
Al-fresco dining for the warmer evenings
Plenty of places to sit and unwind
Walk to the Deer Park direct from the home
Enjoy a stroll along the coastal path at Dunster Beach
View towards the Moroccan inspired gym
Relax and unwind in the fabulous hot tub
The beds and borders are full with beautiful flowers
Enjoy a meal in these extensive gardens
Medieval Dunster village with an array of boutique shops and eateries
Dunster village with High House and the Castle in the back ground
Enjoy Dunster by candle light in December
1 / 54  Grand residence in the heart of Dunster
2 / 54  Discover what lies behind this original medieval entrance
3 / 54  Enjoy a magical Christmas at High House
4 / 54  A warm welcome awaits in the relaxing lounge
5 / 54  French styled dining room with four oven Aga
6 / 54  Stunning dining room for those special occasions
7 / 54  Gather round for a traditional Christmas feast
8 / 54  Catch up together on the days events
9 / 54  Enjoy the warmth and comfort of the cosy snug
10 / 54  The Moroccan inspired gym
11 / 54  Study with open fire
12 / 54  Ambient lighting provides the perfect setting for cosy meals in
13 / 54  Beautiful features throughout
14 / 54  Luxury and elegance
15 / 54  Kitchen with Range oven and gas hob
16 / 54  Four legged friends welcome
17 / 54  A bed fit for royalty
18 / 54  Relax in this luxurious four poster bed with antique furnishings
19 / 54  Second floor en-suite
20 / 54  Spoil yourself
21 / 54  Carved French double bed with en-suite
22 / 54  Beautiful en-suite bathroom with roll top bath
23 / 54  Enjoy lazy mornings
24 / 54  Four poster king-size bedroom with en-suite
25 / 54  En-suite with victorian roll top bath and private stairs to the kitchen
26 / 54  Antique twin bedroom (can be made as a super-king-size on request)
27 / 54  Twin room
28 / 54  Tasteful decor
29 / 54  Stylish interior
30 / 54  Contemporary shower room
31 / 54  Shower room
32 / 54  Enjoy your stay
33 / 54  King-sized bedroom
34 / 54  Quality finishing
35 / 54  Games room with pool table
36 / 54  Compete against each other with a game of table tennis
37 / 54  Barbecue all year round in the undercover barbecue area
38 / 54  Perfect lighting creates a cosy atmosphere
39 / 54  Relax
40 / 54  Tasteful outdoor lighting for evening enjoyment
41 / 54  A game of lawn Croquet perhaps?
42 / 54  Luxurious outdoor sofa with Champagne ice cooler, perfect for relaxing and socialising
43 / 54  A quiet place to relax and enjoy the gardens
44 / 54  Al-fresco dining for the warmer evenings
45 / 54  Plenty of places to sit and unwind
46 / 54  Walk to the Deer Park direct from the home
47 / 54  Enjoy a stroll along the coastal path at Dunster Beach
48 / 54  View towards the Moroccan inspired gym
49 / 54  Relax and unwind in the fabulous hot tub
50 / 54  The beds and borders are full with beautiful flowers
51 / 54  Enjoy a meal in these extensive gardens
52 / 54  Medieval Dunster village with an array of boutique shops and eateries
53 / 54  Dunster village with High House and the Castle in the back ground
54 / 54  Enjoy Dunster by candle light in December

High House

Dunster, Exmoor
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
5
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Four Poster
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set on the edge of Exmoor, at the foot of a romantic castle in the heart of Dunster within walking distance to an array of Boutique shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Relax in the hot tub, enjoy a game of pool, table tennis, or darts by the mini bar or try the Moroccan inspired fitness room 
  • A room for every occasion from breakfast in the French styled kitchen to a brandy by the open fire
  • Visit throughout December for a magical Christmas experience - https://dunstercandlelight.co.uk/
  • View www.highhousedunster.com for additional information on the property with details on local events, activities, leisure and a catered chef if required
Property code: 63301

Set in the heart of Dunster village with hot tub, beautiful enclosed gardens and parking, this truly stunning, sensitive, period property provides an unrivalled first-class luxury living experience.

Located in the heart of Dunster at the base of the 11th century castle that the area is famed for, this cottage is the perfect countryside getaway. The village itself offers an array of amenities, including boutique shops, pubs, restaurant’s 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 is Minehead with its golden sandy beach, shops, pubs and restaurants, while the seaside villages of Porlock, Lynton & Lynmouth are also just a short drive away.

Enter through the oak door into the hallway which leads to the lounge, dining room, kitchen and study. The lounge with Smart TV/DVD and wireless music system is the most scrumptious relaxation space with an open fire for those cooler months to snuggle up and take in your favourite movie. The 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 table for twelve, perfect for that lazy breakfast. There is a door to the cosy family snug just off from the second dining room with Smart TV/DVD and a wood burner effect gas fire. Accessed from the hall is the study, with an open fire, 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 into the shower room with shower and WC. The central staircase will take you to the first floor, or a second staircase accessed from the kitchen will also provide access. The bedrooms are all uniquely 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 stunning bedroom enjoying commanding views over the village with a four-poster super-king-size bed and a vaulted ceiling, authenticated to have come from the Armada ships of Elizabeth 1’s historical victory.

Heading outside the gardens are enchanting and include a walled lawn garden that is perfect for a traditional game of croquet 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, all situated under a mature grapevine. There is also a large luxury hot tub off the rear of the lawn and 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 outside sofa seating for ten guests with large summer parasol and champagne/wine chiller, and stunning views to Conygar Tower. Here you will find two games rooms that offer a pool table, table tennis and darts, and a gym in a Moroccan style studio. 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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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 second dining room 
  • Utility area on ground floor with shower facilities tumble dryer and washing machine, iron and ironing board
  • Hairdryers in all bedrooms
  • Hot tub 
  • Fitness Gym
  • Electric BBQ
  • Games rooms with pool table, darts and table tennis 
  • Outside Bluetooth speakers in BBQ area, outside dining area and pool table games room
  • Croquet Set
  • 3 open fires (first basket of logs included) 
  • Electric and central heating included 
  • Outside heaters available for use above table and chairs on the patio
  • Fans are located in the bedrooms for your comfort during the summer months
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars and further parking in the village 
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome (please note dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms and must be kept downstairs)
  • Welcome pack upon arrival
  • Beach 2 miles, shop, pub and restaurant within walking distance
  • Bicycle storage available in boot room
  • Smart TV/DVD in lounge and Smart TV/DVD in snug
  • Two picnic hampers with rugs available 
  • Umbrellas available to use
  • Sleeps 10+2 (two camp beds available for under 8’s on request)
  • 1 Travel cot and high chair available on request 
  • Towelling robes and slippers provided for the trip to the hot tub
  • Link to website

    www.highhousedunster.com

Kerry Pillinger

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Kerry.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robert, 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Lily, 18th September 2020

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All areas were extremely comfortable, every bedroom was roomy and the beds and bed linen were fabulous. The garden area was so well thought out with little surprises round every corner!

Reviewed by Kate, 7th August 2020

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After not seeing my family for 6 months, our holiday together at the High House in Dunster was magical. An absolutely beautiful home in a beautiful location. The locals in Dunster were so friendly and made the stay one we will remember for ever. I can't recommend highly enough and any worries we had about Covid and hygiene were immediately gone as Read moresoon as we stepped through the door. It was more than perfect and impeccably clean. We will be booking again! Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte, 31st July 2020

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This house is a real treat located next door to the beautiful Dunster Castle. The property is charming and very well equipped and we enjoyed playing croquet, table tennis, pool and sitting in the hot tub after long walks. I really appreciated that the dog could join too. Justin and Karen were really easy to communicate with and they made excellent Read moresuggestions for local walks and visits further away. They also clearly made an effort in terms of attention to detail. Thank you so much! Hide

Reviewed by Peter, 24th July 2020

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Fabulous, big house with a homely feel. Lots of facilities to keep our family entertained during our week. All bedding, towels, robes and toiletries were luxurious. House was extremely clean and welcoming flowers, fizz and cake were a nice touch. House is well situated for exploring North Devon and the village of Dunster. The garden gate leads to DRead moreunster Castle! Hide

Reviewed by Harry, 17th July 2020

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Had a wonderful time in spacious High House. House is walking distance of Dunster beach (20-25 mins) with fantastic walks right from the back gate to a deer park and beyond. All bedrooms are beautiful and spacious so no arguments! The walled garden is a special feature - very safe for the dog and with lovely separate sitting and al fresco dining arRead moreeas (with lovely warm heaters). The owners really thought of everything. Will definitely be back! Hide

Reviewed by Claire, 22nd November 2019

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Reviewed by Edmund, 4th October 2019

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High House is a fantastic place, beautifully furnished and equipped, a stunning garden and a perfect setting close to the castle and at the end of the charming High Street. Highly recommended. Our party of 9 had an amazing time in such a stylish and historic house.

Reviewed by Alison, 1st September 2019

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The history of the high House in Dunster was amazing , the house was very sympathetically restored and beautiful . Lots to do and very relaxing

Reviewed by Nicola, 2nd August 2019

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Fabulous property, accommodated my family of ten (three generations ages 13 to 81) for an enjoyable week away. Lots of space for us to be together and lots of areas for quiet times too. Games rooms, gym and hot tub were used by all of us, teens enjoyed the games room especially. Beautifully clean and had everything we needed. We really couldnt faulRead moret it and hope to return one day. Hide

Reviewed by Susan, 24th May 2019

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We had a lovely weeks holiday staying in high house.everything about the house and garden is absolutely beautiful .dunster is lovely too .we were sad to leave and hope to go back

Reviewed by Danusha, 17th May 2019

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What a wonderful stay we had, we didnt want for anything, location, facilities were perfect!!

Reviewed by Liza, 12th April 2019

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We have just had the most incredible holiday shared with another family and the children had an absolute ball. Dunster is the most gorgeous place and the tea rooms are amazing - we tested a few - check out Tessa's. The Luttrell Arms was great too. The house is so well equipped and gives 2 families lots of privacy too. Karen and Justin have madeRead more such a lovely home and have thought of everything. The garden is spectacular! The children rode on Exmoor from the Brendon Manor Stables. Best home ever!

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Reviewed by Kathleen, 22nd December 2018

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Beautiful home where the owners made us feel very welcome for our Christmas holiday, they had put up a wonderful decorated tree, 'set the dining room table for Christmas lunch', left Christmassy floral arrangements around the property, Christmas music playing, mince pies and champagne left for us. All very nice touches in an already well thought ouRead moret comfortable home. We loved cooking on the aga and played endless amounts of table tennis, pool and darts. Best holiday cottage ever. Hide

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Grand residence in the heart of Dunster
Discover what lies behind this original medieval entrance
Enjoy a magical Christmas at High House
A warm welcome awaits in the relaxing lounge
French styled dining room with four oven Aga
Stunning dining room for those special occasions
Gather round for a traditional Christmas feast
Catch up together on the days events
Enjoy the warmth and comfort of the cosy snug
The Moroccan inspired gym
Study with open fire
Show 42 moreAmbient lighting provides the perfect setting for cosy meals in

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