We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Priory Cottage! The cottage itself is very comfortable... all the rooms are quite spacious and it is well-equipped. Sarah was always very quick to respond to questions prior to and during our stay. Dunster itself is a lovely village and was a perfect spot to be able to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside. We would definitely stay here again!
Comfortable, well furnished cottage. Close to the town but away from the through traffic. Really well appointed - a holiday cottage with nice china, good wine glasses, and plenty of space plus a teapot, a cafetière and a butter dish!!! (I know, but for me those things make a difference!).
Loved it - and Dunster is gorgeous and Molly loved her daily walks to Dunster Beach,
The owner left chocolate and some lovely scones, jam and cream for us to eat upon arrival. Also there was milk in the fridge and various teas and coffee in the cupboard. It was very much appreciated after a long drive. Unfortunately the cottage was quite cold on an evening even though it was July. The gas fire was difficult to light and the central heating didn't come on even though the thermostat clicked to indicate it was cool enough for the heating. The double bed was very soft and uneven. The top bedroom was the nicest and had the most comfortable bed. We managed to park outside the cottage but the space was very tight. Dunster itself was fairly quiet.
Having never been to Dunster before, I decided to come away for Christmas with my wife, my parents and my two small dogs. I found Priory Cottage and the pictures and reviews looked good so I booked it.
We were not disappointed. Its location is pretty central to Dunster. Walking distance to the castle and town and right beside the church. The church bells ring throughout the night but this did not disturb us whatsoever. You can hear them but we found they were not a problem at all. The area is very quiet. Parking is limited to one private space for a small to medium car outside the cottage. Additional parking is easily found close by and is free.
The cottage is very well presented and comfortable. It has free wifi. Instructions for everything are provided in the house. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans and utensils. As we were there for Christmas, the heating was on and perfectly adequate. It's a very cosy place to be. The cottage is split over 3 floors with a family bathroom on the first floor and an en suite on the second. They were very nicely presented and clean.
Our dogs were very happy in their basket by the fireplace. The area has many walks which we made use of. Walking to Dunster beach takes about 30 minutes or so. It's quite an easy walk and great for the dogs. The area is quite hilly but very picturesque. I would happily revisit Dunster in the future and I'd happily stay in Priory Cottage again.
Amenities in the village are fantastic. We ate at The Luttrell Arms, Dunster Castle Hotel, and Reeves. All excellent. Almost everywhere is dog friendly in the village. Minehead is only a short drive away. The pubs around the village are also very nice. Prices are too bad either.
All in all, we had a relaxing week and enjoyed it immensely. I'd recommend staying here.