Vacation Home Ruffles Cottage
16 St George’s Street, Dunster, TA24 6RZ, United Kingdom –
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Ruffles Cottage is a cosy, comfortable cottage set in the heart of the beautiful medieval village of Dunster. The cottage was built in 1844 and has all ‘mod-cons’ whilst retaining its traditional character, complete with a wood-burning stove. The property sleeps up to 4 people in two bedrooms, one double and one twin, has an upstairs bathroom and a small courtyard to the rear of the property with garden furniture. Also for your use is a shared garden which is a few doors away. The cottage backs onto St. George’s Church and enjoys the melodic chimes of the Church bells. Views of Conygar Tower can be seen in the distance and a glimpse of Dunster Castle too. There are numerous walks immediately from the door – up on to the moor via Grabbist Hill (which is just a few paces away), Dunster deer park and woods, up to Conygar Tower and of course the beautiful castle grounds.
Dunster has been essentially preserved in time as a relic of the 600-year age when both the town and castle were owned by the Luttrells family. These days the town practically breathes history, from the turrets and towers of the originally Norman castle to the octagonal yarn market that is a throwback to the town’s 1700s heyday, when it was most renowned for its production of wool and particular cloth named “Dunster's”. Although the origins of the village of Dunster date back to the times of Bronze and Iron Age Britain, it was the cloth-making industry that was in fact responsible for the town’s initial wealth and fame. Indeed, although the settlement’s first market can be traced back to 1222, it was the construction of the town’s iconic octagonal yarn market by Geoffrey Luttrell in 1601 that truly spearheaded the burgeoning woollen industry in the area. That very market still stands today, complete with a visible cannon ball hole that dates back to the damage sustained by the structure during a 5-month siege of Dunster Castle in the Civil War. The castle was a centre of military activity during the war, with both sides keen to ensure control of the fortress.
Languages spoken: English
Area Info –
Closest Landmarks *
Dunster Castle0.4 miles
St Donat's Castle15.6 miles
Fonmon Castle15.6 miles
Penmark Castle15.8 miles
Nuffield Health, Taunton Hospital17.4 miles
Somerset College of Arts & Technology18.2 miles
Musgrove Park Hospital18.4 miles
Taunton Deane Borough Council18.5 miles
Taunton Deane West Somerset Magistrates Court18.7 miles
Beaupre Castle18.7 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
Various pubs and restaurants in Dunster Restaurant0.1 miles
Closest Airports *
Cardiff Airport15.4 miles
Exeter International Airport31.1 miles
Bristol Airport34.8 miles
Most Popular Landmarks *
Dyffryn Gardens19.1 miles
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No parking available.
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
- Dining table
- Electric kettle
- Washing machine
- Bathtub or shower
- Private bathroom
Space for everyone to be together
- Dining area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
- Flat-screen TV
- Clothes rack
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Sit back and relax
Food & Drink
- Tea/Coffee maker
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Children & Beds
Children are welcome
No cribs are available
No extra beds are available
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Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.