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The Old Manor

Sleeps 12
2 dogs
6 bedrooms
6 bathrooms

With 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, this impressive manor boasts super accommodation for larger groups. Short walk to the beach and amenities.. Ground Floor:

Snug: With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player, beams and wooden floor.

Dining room (The Great Hall): With open fire and slate floor.

Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric Aga, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and slate and brick floor.

Separate room: With fridge and freezer.


Boot store.

Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed, door leading to garden, and en-suite with walk-in shower and toilet.

Bedroom 2: With super kingsize bed and patio door leading to courtyard.

Bathroom 1: With bath and toilet.

Sauna: With shower cubicle.

Separate toilet.

First Floor:

Living room (The Solar Room): Split level with Freeview TV, beams and wooden floor.

Bedroom 3: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with bath and toilet.

Bedroom 4: With four poster kingsize bed and en-suite with bath and toilet.

Bedroom 5: With kingsize bed and single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).

Bedroom 6: With kingsize bed, single sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and en-suite with bath and toilet.

Bathroom 2: With bath and toilet.. Economy 7 and oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner and open fire included. Highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Large enclosed lawned garden with orchard, patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 6 cars. No smoking. Please note: Some rooms have sloping ceilings. Family bookings only. The property has a security deposit of £300. . Be lord or lady of the manor at this charming, historic Grade II* listed house. The Old Manor at Dunster dates back to around 1400, where it is believed the Constable of Dunster Castle lived. Being a house of a certain age, the interior of the manor contains many interesting architectural features including its own chapel. From the impressive great hall with grand open fireplace, to the stunning solar room and charming gardens, complete with orchard, including apples, pear and plums, the house is sure to provide you with a memorable holiday. The spacious living areas are complimented with lovely bedrooms, most benefiting from en-suite facilities. This historical landmark property is ideal for extended families or small groups to gather for a special occasion.

From The Old Manor, you can walk down to the beach, or just up the lane is Dunster Station, which is part of the West Somerset Steam Railway network. The medieval village of Dunster with its impressive castle (National Trust) is a short distance away, as well as a good range of local shops and restaurants. The coastal town of Minehead is nearby, with its promenade, historic harbour and a good range of larger shops and other amenities. Minehead is also the starting point of the South West Coastal Path. The house is ideally suited for a visit to Exmoor National Park where walking is available for all abilities and some stunning views to enjoy across the Bristol Channel. Venture out and visit the village of Porlock Weir, Selworthy and its famous tea room, and the Victorian town of Lynton and Lynmouth. Golf, fishing and horse riding are available locally. Beach ¾ mile. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Fireworks are strictly prohibited in the property grounds due to farm animals and horses.  Motorhomes or big vans and more than 6 cars are not permitted, Dogs only. There is a £300 security deposit payable 1 week prior to arrival. The woodburner in the living room is for decorative purposes only. Family groups and couple bookings only. The single sofa bed is narrow and therefore may be more suited for a child.


Woodburner / Fire
Parking Available
Garden / Patio
Accessibility Features
High Chair
Pub / Restaurant Nearby
Washing Machine
Train Station Nearby


“Excellent all round.”
— Katharine, 23 May 2022
“Lovely location and the host, was lovely in assisting with the fact it was a surprise for one of the party. The house is stunning whilst still retaining its charm and is a short walk from the beach”
— Leah, 19 May 2022
“We had a lovely family holiday in a beautiful location. Amazing house and grounds.”
— Ruth, 11 May 2022
“Great holiday home well equipped in great location. Clean, comfortable and charming. Loved it x”
— Shaun, 17 April 2022
“Beautiful and interesting old house. We have been holidaying with the same group of friendsfamily for far longer than I care to remember, and we all agreed that this was one of the best houses we have stayed in. Previous reviews have mentioned the lack of showers (plenty of baths), so we were prepared for that, but struggled with the need to stagger baths. This was difficult with our party of 89, so if you were the maximum of 12, some would need to manage without in the morning if you want to get out at a reasonable time. Stairs to three of the four upstairs bedrooms are tricky, but the two downstairs bedrooms are probably the best in the house, so cater well for anyone less agile. None of this would stop me booking as the house is otherwise so comfortable and full of character. Communication with owners ahead of arrival was clear and very helpful. The beds were very comfortable.”
— Catherine, 13 April 2022
“Absolutely amazing beautiful property celebrated my 60th birthday with my family super loved cooking on the Aga sad to leave will definitely be visiting this beautiful home again”
— Sheila, 3 April 2022
“Lovely old house and gardens. Very comfortable and spacious with everything you need. Ideally situated fir coastal walks and into the pretty village of Dunster and to Exmoor. Very helpful owners and will definitely book again.”
— Eileen, 9 March 2022
“What a fabulous place to stay ! The manor was the perfect base for our family to spend time all together comfortably , along with our two dogs, who settled instantly and remained that way the whole time . We all enjoyed a relaxing and stress free break due to the fact that there is so much space . Our 5 granddaughters loved that they had so many spaces to explore and play , we basically only saw them we they were hungry ! The books and dvds are a great idea too . Its an extremely interesting and beautiful building, especially the chapel , we all agreed that theres a real sense of peace in there . We have booked to stay again in the summer and are all really looking forward to spending time outdoors in the lovely gardens and orchard.”
— Amanda, 4 March 2022
“Excellent location and unique property. Very spacious. We enjoyed the character and furnishings of the old manor. It was well equipped. As expected with an older listed property the water pressures in the bathrooms were 'hit and miss' and there was only one shower.We walked into the historic village of Dunster and along the beach to Minehead.”
— Jane, 11 January 2022
“Excellent venue for friends family gatherings. Large communal rooms and large bedrooms. Kitchen facilities are good for preparing meals and there's enough space to have a quiet few moments if needed.”
— Chris, 9 November 2021
“We booked the Old Manor for my 70th birthday as it was big enough to accommodate all the children and grandchildren and 2 dogs.It was memorable, the house so lends itself to a family get together.”
— Jennifer, 13 October 2021
“A great old house, with large bedrooms and enormous shared areas. Wonderful atmosphere and a large garden.”
— Richard, 10 October 2021
“This Manor House looks amazing in the photos but in reality it is even better! It has character and comfort and has everything you could ask for. Great location Dunster is beautiful, lovely walks from the house and so much to do close by. We wouldnt hesitate to stay here again.”
— Cherry, 14 September 2021
“The house is truly unique, set in extensive gardens with its own orchard . Rooms are spacious and well furnished bedrooms are huge ! With big beds bathrooms are plentiful, the kitchen with its electric Aga was a pleasure to use and we were there as fruit from the garden was ripe for the eating cue apple pies and plums. We BBQd and ate outside in the sunshine , walked into Minehead for a pint of Cider and an ice cream , climbed the short hill to Dunster castle and wandered round its quaint village stopping to taste gin and have a coffee in one of the shop cafes. The house happily afforded space for grown ups and teens and thoroughly enthralled the 7 year old who was fascinated by the little chapel and the huge garden .”
— Deborah, 22 August 2021


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