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Exmoor Character Cottages

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Exmoor Character Cottages hold 4 and 5 star ratings and Gold awards by VisitEngland for their 4 luxury cottages in Minehead and Dunster. The cottages were also assessed for their ‘Welcome Scheme’ for Families, Walkers and Pets. All bookings are protected by their ‘No Quibble Cancellation Policy,’ so you can have complete confidence when you book your self-catering holiday with Exmoor Character Cottages.

Exmoor Character Cottages

Exmoor Character Cottages look forward to welcoming you to our four luxury self-catering holiday homes in Minehead and Dunster in 2022. We are open all year round for a fantastic stay in the fabulous county of Somerset, close to the coast and within Exmoor National Park. All our cottages are accredited with Visit England. We offer guests a range of experiences that can be booked prior to your stay, so visit our website for more information. Winner of Gold at the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards and Silver at the South West Excellence Awards, Exmoor Character Cottages are amongst the very best in the south west.
Luxury self-catering cottages in the heart of Exmoor
Each of our four period cottages has its own unique character, complete with original features. Comfortable and welcoming, they are designed with high quality furnishings and fabrics to make them a real home-from-home in the heart of Exmoor. Stay for a short break of three or four nights or longer – there’s so much to do in the area! All our properties are suitable for families with children, couples and larger adult-only groups – with or without pets.

We have three cottages in the quietest and prettiest part of Minehead – known as ‘old town’. These properties can be booked together to accommodate larger parties:

Pilgrim Corner: Period charm meets luxurious living
Five Star Rated with Visit England

Dating back to Tudor times, this large cottage is all about luxury,
with a lovely country-style cream kitchen, dining room and a sumptuous sitting room with wood-burning stove. There are four beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms that sleep eight, as well as a large and much-admired cottage-style garden with hot tub.

The Old Sweet Shop: A chocolate box cottage
Five Star Gold Rated with Visit England

Sleeping eight in four tastefully decorated rooms, each with its own bathroom, The Old Sweet Shop has recently been sympathetically restored to highlight its sweeping staircase, ancient beams and large fireplace. The 16th Century thatched cottage boasts a comfortable sitting room with wood-burning stove, a large kitchen/diner, pretty garden with patios and large hot tub, and on-site parking for two cars.

As with all our properties, you’ll be staying in a truly historical house - some of our neighbours remember buying strawberry sherbets, gobstoppers and ice creams here!

Stone Barn: Stylish open-plan living
Five Star Gold Rated with Visit England

An architect-designed modern barn conversion, Stone Barn sleeps six in three bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. On the top floor there’s an open-plan state-of-the-art kitchen, a dining area and comfortable sitting area. Downstairs the ‘Pineapple’ en-suite bedroom can be configured as a super king or twin, while ‘Disney’ is an en-suite king with bath. The ‘Snug’ bedroom on the first floor features a double bed suitable for two adults or two children.

There’s a pretty enclosed garden with seating area or turn left to soak in our hot tub while enjoying views of St Michael’s Church. On-site parking for one car.

And in the beautiful medieval village of Dunster:

The Oval: Step back into the Middle Ages
Four Star Gold Rated with Visit England

Our oldest cottage The Oval features original cruck beams, oak screening, a stunning four-poster bed, wood-burning stove and stone floors. It has caught the attention of Channel 4’s Time Team, who dendro-dated the impressive cruck beams in the main bedroom to the winter of 1366. There’s a large comfortable sitting room with wood-burning stove, country-style kitchen, dining room with doors out to a pretty courtyard, and a Snug for leisure time. Upstairs you’ll find three bedrooms, a large double four-poster bed with en-suite shower, a pretty double en-suite with bath, and a twin. ​Climb the steps to the stylish sun deck for wonderful views of the village and listen to the sound of the church bells. Two reserved parking spaces near the cottage.

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      Book Now and Get 10% off your Self-Catering Holiday with Exmoor Character Cottages!

      The award winning Exmoor Character Cottages are offering 10% off all bookings made by the 30th June 2022.
      Bring the family or a group of friends to Exmoor in Somerset and enjoy the wonderful countryside, coast and beach, and take advantage of this fabulous offer, with a relaxing stay in the pretty Victorian town of Minehead, and the medieval village of Dunster. Our four luxury holiday cottages sleep from two and up to eight guests, our bedrooms have their own bathroom, with superb fitted kitchens, and are tastefully designed with soft furnishings, antique furniture and have quality mattresses for a great night’s sleep. And there are lovely open fireplaces and woodburning stoves to get cosy by during the colder winter months.
      Each of our three Minehead cottages have luxurious hot tubs in the cottage gardens. Our Dunster cottage, in the heart of the village, has a pretty courtyard and sun deck. The cottages are on a self-catering basis. For guests wishing to book the cottages for a celebration, we have a private chef who can be booked by prior arrangement. Exmoor Character Cottages are open all year round for family holidays, short breaks and longer stays, are family friendly, and we welcome well behaved dogs. For further information, on the facilities at each of our four holiday cottages and to book this special time limited offer, visit our website
      Terms and Conditions:
      The 10% offer applies to all bookings made for any of our 4 cottages in Minehead and Dunster by the 30th June 2022. The discount can only be applied to all stays by quoting Visit10 at checkout at  This offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer, will not apply to bookings already made and is subject to availability.
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      Exmoor Character Cottages
      Minehead & Dunster
      TA24 5RP
      United Kingdom

      T: 07817 698366


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