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Millstream Cottage - Cottage bed and breakfast in Dunster, Exmoor in Dunster

Stay with us and enjoy extremely comfortable,
high quality B&B accommodation in Dunster,
a fascinating medieval village in the beautiful Exmoor National Park.


Millstream Cottage - Dunster, Exmoor  

Millstream Cottage offers cosy country cottage style bed and breakfast accommodation in Dunster, Somerset; part of Exmoor National Park. The cottage has just been completely renovated, and opened in Autumn 2006 to provide visitors to Dunster with bed & breakfast accommodation of a very high standard. The owners, Sue and Charles, have taken care to retain all the old world charm and character of this wonderful country cottage, yet provide their guests with all the modern comforts you would wish to find in a top class B&B establishment.


Millstream Cottage - Cottage bed and breakfast in Dunster, Exmoor

Dunster is often referred to as the ‘Jewel in the Crown' of Exmoor National Park. The village is overlooked by the famous Dunster Castle, and is full of medieval buildings and thatched cottages. Wander through the old streets and you will find a wealth of interesting historical buildings including the Yarn Market, a medieval dovecote, tithe barn, a working watermill, and St George's Church, which has been featured on BBC ‘English Churches', and has the longest Rood screen in England. There are many listed buildings in Dunster, from the large merchant houses in the High Street to the more humble homes of the former medieval woollen workers in West Street, and many others, making Dunster one of the most picturesque villages on Exmoor.

Millstream Cottage is conveniently situated at the head of Mill Lane, looking up the street towards St George's Church.

You can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the village after breakfast or visit the old watermill at the end of the lane.

  Dunster Yarn Market and Castle
 



Dunster
has a wide variety of interesting shops and galleries selling a range of quality and unusual goods, from art and antiques to fudge! There are many good restaurants to choose from.

If you want to know where the best walks are from Dunster, or the best places to visit, just ask and we will be pleased to help.

Packed lunches can be provided if you are planning a day's walking or cycling. Our aim at Millstream Cottage is to provide our guests with good quality, comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation with a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome – a real home from home!


Millstream Cottage - Cottage bed and breakfast in Dunster, Exmoor

Millstream Cottage is full of charm and character. Newly renovated, it provides luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation with all the period features you would expect to find in a typical country cottage, such as old beams, pine doors, and large fireplaces complete with roaring log fires in the winter months. The atmosphere at Millstream Cottage is homely and welcoming, with all the rooms decorated in a clean, unfussy country style, making them feel very light and airy, with a touch of luxury.

  Millstream Cottage - Cottage bed and breakfast in Dunster, Exmoor

Millstream Cottage - Cottage bed and breakfast in Dunster, Exmoor  

Downstairs we have a reception lounge and a residents' lounge, with large comfy sofas and a widescreen TV where you can watch digital TV if you wish. Breakfast is served in the stylish dining room, or you may wish to have breakfast in the garden during the summer.

We have bedrooms with king size, double and single beds, all with their own ensuite bathroom or shower room. Each bedroom has been individually designed and decorated, with a comfortable bed and good quality bedlinen. All rooms have a colour TV, full compliments tray, bedside clock and a hairdryer.


The sparkling ensuite bathrooms are fitted out to a very high standard, with good showers and large fluffy towels. We supply toiletries in all bathrooms.

In each bedroom you will find thoughtful touches, like an extra blanket throw on the bed, and extra pillows if you need them; paper and pens in the drawers, an information folder, and a special hook for your keys!

Sue and Charles like their guests to feel at home, and if there is anything you need, you only have to ask.

 

Breakfast

Guests can choose from our large and varied breakfast menu. We offer a complete range of breakfasts, from juice and yoghurt, toast and cereal, porridge, Full English breakfast, smoked haddock & poached eggs. Our breakfast will set you up for a full day's exploring!

We can provide a packed lunch for a small charge if you are planning a day out on the moor.

Millstream Cottage bed and breakfast in exmoor national park  

Exmoor has many excellent producers of good food, from local lamb, beef and venison, to delicious cheeses, jams and preserves.

The Exmoor Food Festival
, which takes place every October, is a popular event worth visiting, with the opportunity to taste a variety of Exmoor 's finest produce.

If you are looking for bed and breakfast accommodation with that ‘extra special something', come to Millstream Cottage and enjoy the best that Dunster has to offer.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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Dunster and its surrounding area is the ideal place for a peaceful relaxing break, or for a walking, riding or cycling holiday. Being part of Exmoor National Park and close to the Somerset and North Devon coastline, Dunster provides visitors with many opportunities for outdoor activities, and is also a haven of peace and tranquillity for those wishing to quietly enjoy the wonderful scenery that the area has to offer. The village itself is full of interesting and historical buildings, and visitors can spend many hours exploring the old streets to appreciate the old world charm of Dunster. The famous Dunster Castle is owned by the National Trust and is well worth a visit, not only to see the castle, but also the gardens and park. There is a Dolls Museum in the Memorial Hall, a 15th century Nunnery, a circular medieval dovecote with four foot thick walls, pretty gardens in the Priory grounds, the famous Yarn Market, St George's Church, Gallox Bridge, and many other fascinating things to see! Dunster even has its own beach about 2 miles from Millstream Cottage which is the only sandy beach you can drive onto in West Somerset!

Visitors wishing to explore Exmoor will find that Dunster is an ideal base, giving easy access to all parts of the National Park. The seaside town of Minehead is about 3 miles away, and it has a long stretch of sandy beach and a picturesque harbour. You can take a trip on a steam train from Minehead to Bishop's Lydeard with the West Somerset Steam Railway, and step back in time to the golden age of rail travel. The journey takes you through the beautiful Somerset countryside, stopping at ten lovingly restored stations on the way, with views of the Quantock Hills, the coast and across to Wales.

  shops in dunster near the bed and breakfast

Exmoor has some stunning scenery, and is wonderful walking or riding country. There is a wealth of wildlife to see, including the famous red deer and Exmoor ponies. The gentle wooded valleys and wild heather moorland provide a varied landscape for visitors to explore on foot or on horseback – many people consider the best way to see Exmoor is from the back of a horse! We can arrange horse riding for guests at Millstream Cottage from stables near Dunster (www.knowlemanor.co.uk, or www.peritonpark.co.uk).

timberscombe in exmoor national park near the bed and breakfast  

With over 1000km of rights of way to explore, there are endless possibilities for walking on Exmoor – from woodland walks beside streams and rivers and open moorland walks with panoramic views, to coastal walks along the South West Coast Path with spectacular scenery.

The National Park Authority has a programme of guided walks, or you can go to one of the Visitor Centres for maps and information. To find out more about Exmoor National Park go to www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk.

There are many walks you can do from Dunster, especially in the beautiful Avill Valley , or up to Conygar Tower. Sue and Charles are both keen walkers, and can provide local information about footpaths and bridleways. Cyclists will also enjoy the challenging terrain on Exmoor, and guests bringing their bikes can store them in a secure cycle store at Millstream Cottage.

Keen fishermen will find a variety of places to fish, including many rivers such as the Barle or the Exe, Wimbleball Lake, where you can also enjoy different watersports, and sea fishing from Minehead or Watchet. For more information about Wimbleball go to www.swlakestrust.org.uk .

The village of Dunster and Exmoor National Park are perfect places to relax and unwind, and perhaps to try out a new activity. Whatever time of year you visit there is always something to delight – springtime when everything is fresh and green, or the wonderful colours in autumn, or crisp frosty winter days. Why not visit in December, when Dunster by Candlelight takes place, and the village is transformed into a magical place, with many shopkeepers dressing in Victorian costumes. Millstream Cottage is the perfect place to stay in Dunster, so if you are looking for good quality, excellent value bed and breakfast accommodation, come and stay with us and we will do our best to ensure that you have a good holiday.

 

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All prices are per room per night.

Single en-suite room from £55.00 per night including exmoor breakfast.
Double en-suite room £74.00-£79.00 per night including exmoor breakfast.
King Size en-suite room £84.00 per night including exmoor breakfast.
Twin en-suite room £84.00 per night including exmoor breakfast
Packed lunces can be provided for our walker on request

Millstream Cottage is a small Guest House and therefore, is clearly affected by cancellations.
If a guest\guests require to cancel a reservation for any reason, they must notify us by telephone or in writing. The following cancellation charges will apply:

30 Days or more: Deposit fully refunded

7 to 30 Days: Deposit not returned
6 Days or Less: Full cost of booking will be charged
Your understanding and respect of our policy would be very much appreciated.

Please Note: If we are able to re-book the room for the full duration of the original booking, then it may be possible to make a refund.

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Sue & Charles Ashton
Millstream Cottage
2 Mill Lane
Dunster
TA24 6SW

Tel: 01643 821 966
Email: stay@millstreamcottagedunster.co.uk

 
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