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Recently restored two bedroom, pet friendly cottage, ideal for exploring Exmoor.

Bedrooms 2
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful character cottage in centre of medieval Dunster, Exmoor National Park.

Mid 19th century, recently restored cottage, next to church in the centre of the beautiful village of Dunster with its castle and medieval yarn market. It is situated ideally in the village on a quiet, residential street but within a couple of minutes walk of all the facilities in Dunster, including the Castle.

Floral Cottage has been decorated in keeping with its age but to give a light, airy feeling and finished with quality and antique furnishings.

The ground floor consists of living area with large fireplace, underfloor heating, dining area and fully fitted kitchen leading out to a walled patio area with garden table and chairs.

Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, the front bedroom has a kingsized bed and the smaller back bedroom is fitted with two single beds. There is a family bathroom with over bath power shower. Gas central heating via radiators is provided upstairs.

Parking is available on the road opposite the cottage.

Use of a shared communal garden is also available

A welcome pack of grocery essentials together with a homemade cake and fresh flowers will be provided in the cottage on arrival.

More Details

Janet and Keith Middleton
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Janet and Keith Middleton

Keith and Janet Middleton live in the nearby village of Porlock. Keith has lived in Porlock all his life and is often to be spotted in the area in his driving school car. Janet moved to the area 20 years ago and owns two businesses in Porlock - a café in the village and a gallery with café in Porlock Weir.

Janet and Keith Middleton purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Janet and Keith Middleton chose Dunster

Although the cottage was in need of a substantial makeover when we purchased it, its potential was immediately apparent. We have made some quite major changes to it, but have always tried to maintain its very special character and charm.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Dunster around the Dunster

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 is furnished with a wardrobe, dressing table and chair and small chest of drawers. There is an original open fireplace (not in use). Bedroom 2 has hanging space within cupboard and a small chest of drawers. Beautiful open views over church grounds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveller reviews)

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Recently restored two bedroom, pet friendly cottage, ideal for exploring Exmoor.
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 58 reviews

Thank you.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at your cottage.

We could have done with somewhere to hang our coats and some storage in the twin bed room.

The floor in the backyard 'pools' after it has rained.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. I would just like to point out there is a hanging rail with coat hangers in the downstairs cupboard under the stairs for hanging outside coats on. There are also coat hooks and hangers in built in cupboard in back bedroom for hanging clothes, although admittedly this space is limited. I am aware that there is "pooling" on the patio area at the rear of the cottage following heavy rain and am getting this dealt with over the winter. Once again thank you for you staying with us and for your review.
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Not to be missed ideal cottage for that special break.

  • 5 of 5

First class cottage clean well equipped and perfect location

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It’s a lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time in Dunster, we stayed in the village the whole time, we were surprised there were no real food shops but thanks to the cream tea, bread, milk etc that had been left for us and what we took ourselves we were able to avoid the supermarkets in Minehead. It’s a beautiful village & the cottage is a lovely place to stay, very comfortable & well thought out, we would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a great location to explore Exmoor.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautifully appointed with a welcome basket provided. The beds were comfortable & the bathroom had a nice shower. The location in the village was great for dinner options as everything was walkable. Good general location for exploring Exmoor area.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to this lovely cottage, this time we were able to enjoy sitting outside in the shared garden in the glorious sunshine and a glass of wine on the patio of the cottage. We did a lovely walk to Carhampton and blue anchor beach which was about six miles return. Also walked through the forest and moors to Tivington, beautiful views.

We enjoyed a fabulous meal at Hathaways in Dunster and lunch at Chapel house cafe. It was lovely to meet the owner Janet at her cafe and gallery at Porlock Weir .I left my walking pole at the cafe and her husband kindly returned it to the cottage for me. The cottage had everything we needed and the lemon drizzle cake was divine.

Can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Medieval village up to date cottage we had a lovely stay in floral cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time at floral cottage in Dunster.Good communication with the owner both before and after our stay. The cottage was immaculate and the ‘welcome pack’ exceeded all expectations. The cottage was warm and comfortable, unfortunately for those who like to eat in the number of saucepans was not adequate and a couple of Pyrex casserole dishes would have been very welcome

Having said that I would highly recommend Floral Cottage and the professionalism of Janet and Keith. Thank You both

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dunster is situated in the sweeping hills of the Exmoor National Park and provides the ideal base for your holiday. With over 200 listed buildings Dunster is preserved so that generations to come can enjoy the historic qualities of this unique village. Dunster has a wealth of historic buildings, from the National Trust’s 11th century Dunster Castle to the Old Yarn Market in the middle of the High Street, which was a focal point for the old Exmoor wool and cloth trade.

Within a few miles of this historic village of Dunster you have the stunning countryside of Exmoor National Park with its outstanding views and diverse range of wildlife. The famous Red Deer and Exmoor ponies roam the hills and vales while the buzzards and red kite fly above you.

The spectacular coastline of West Somerset is beset with cliffs, beaches and harbours to while away your visit. You can enjoy the local ales, ciders and cream teas after your walk or cycle ride through this magnificent area of England.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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