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Grist Mill, Dunster

Sleeps 8
No dogs
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
Grist Mill, Dunster (Somerset) is a characterful and quirky cottage, offering charming, comfortable accommodation for up to 8 guests. A former medieval mill with beautiful leat side garden, the cottage is ideally located at the edge of Dunster near Gallox Bridge with easy walking to the village, Castle, pubs, cafes and shops.

Grist Mill is a semi-detached period cottage with three double bedrooms, plus a cosy loft room with sofa-bed which can be used to sleep 2 further guests if required, or to provide flexible sleeping arrangements. We recommend this property is best suited to groups of up to 6 guests, but can accommodate up to 8.

The cottage is situated on the edge of the village at the end of West Street. Formerly a working mill, the cottage is built over the top of the leat, which provides the water for the nearby National Trust Dunster Working Water Mill. This location is recommended for anyone with a love of historic sites, walking, trail running and mountain biking.

The Cottage has one bathroom downstairs with double ended bath, WC and basin and underfloor heating. Upstairs has a separate shower room with WC and basin. Two of the bedrooms have hand-basins.

There is a large and cosy sitting room with wood burner, with comfortable seating for 6, extra seating can be provided if needed.

The cottage benefits from a newly fitted kitchen with breakfast table and seating for 6 guests, for additional dining space, it is a few steps from the kitchen back door to a contemporary Garden room with bi-fold doors which has a dining table for 8 guests.

The cottage garden is large and divided into two separate areas - a substantial private walled and fenced patio area with outside table and chairs and swing seat, which is accessed from the kitchen and which can be gated to provide a secure play area for children. The patio garden has a gate leading on to the village playing field through which is a pleasant walk down to a children's play park. The garden extends the other side of the cottage along the leat towards Park Street and provides easy access to the Foresters Arms Pub, the historic Dunster Working Water Mill and Gallox Bridge.

There is private off-road parking for one car in the garage, which has an adjoining door to the cottage. Power points are available in the garage for charging EV cars. Further parking is available nearby in the public Pay and Display Car Park at the end of Park Street, a short walk from the cottage, or in the main National Trust car park. Bicycles can be safely stored in the garage or garden.

Entrance to the property is via a door from garage straight into the ground level. The newly fitted kitchen is well equipped with a modern double oven with gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, under-counter fridge, dishwasher, cafetière and a variety of kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses sufficient to cater for larger numbers.

The kitchen garden door opens onto the patio area and large garden. The patio has a garden room with bifold doors that open up to provide an inside-outside space with dining table and seating for up to 8.

Also downstairs is the sitting room with large fireplace and wood-burner (initial fuel included, thereafter supplies are available to buy locally). The sitting room has a large 3-seater sofa, 3 comfortable chairs and TV with Freeview and Netflix. A bathroom with underfloor heating is located on the ground level, comprising a large double ended bath, toilet and hand basin.

A door from the sitting room leads to the narrow and steep staircase (with handrail) to the first floor with three double bedrooms and second bathroom, with electric shower, toilet and hand basin.

Separately accessed from the sitting room, a former storage loft has been converted into a 'snug' with sofa-bed, an ideal spot to enjoy a quiet moment with a book, a separate sitting room or play area but which can be used as a bedroom for two extra guests, or as flexible sleeping arrangements if two guests do not want to share a room. Linen for the sofa-bed available on request.

A small amount of tea, coffee, sugar, milk and biscuits are provided to ensure you can have a hot drink as soon as you arrive. Cleaning materials such as washing up liquid and surface cleaner will be present in the property. One or two toilet rolls will be provided per toilet.

Please note, this property is period cottage, some traditional features have been retained including some low doorways, and a narrow staircase.

The cottage benefits from a large private leat-side garden which is separated into two areas - the kitchen leads on to a delightful large patio area with garden room with bi-fold doors and dining table, cottage garden flower beds and swing seat. The patio can be gated off to provide a safe area for children. The rest of the garden is grassed with mature trees and shrubs. Outside table and chairs are provided.

The garden is enclosed with access to the top of Park Street at one end, and on to the village playing fields from the patio. The playing fields are often used by local cricket and football teams for village matches and provide a pleasant off road walk down to a well equipped children’s play area.

Please note! The cottage is an old mill built over the top of a working leat which provides the water for the Dunster Working Water Mill. The leat is not suitable for paddling. There is a bridge with a handrail leading from the back door of the garage into the garden. Children must be supervised in the rear garden at all times.

The property will be ready from 4 pm on the day of your arrival. Please depart by 10 am on the last day of your stay. Please leave the property clean and tidy so that we can guarantee it will be ready on time for our next guests.


Parking Available
Woodburner / Fire
Garden / Patio
Family Friendly
High Chair
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Hair Dryer
Pub / Restaurant Nearby


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