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RUFFLES COTTAGE

Cosy self catering cottage in the heart of the medieval Exmoor village of Dunster, Somerset

Tel: 0117 318 0763

Dunster gallery

  • Dunster view, Exmoor, Somerset
  • Dunster view, Exmoor, Somerset
  • Dunster view, Exmoor, Somerset
  • Dunster view, Exmoor, Somerset
  • Dunster view, Exmoor, Somerset
  • Dunster view, Exmoor, Somerset
  • Dunster view, Exmoor, Somerset
  • Dunster view, Exmoor, Somerset
  • Dunster view, Exmoor, Somerset
  • Dunster view, Exmoor, Somerset
  • Dunster view, Exmoor, Somerset
  • Dunster view, Exmoor, Somerset
  • Dunster view, Exmoor, Somerset
  • Dunster view, Exmoor, Somerset
  • Dunster view, Exmoor, Somerset

The Area - things to do and see

Click on underlined words below to link to websites with more information

Ruffles Cottage is located in the picturesque village of Dunster, a beautiful medieval village, on the edge of Exmoor, where moorland meets the sea.

Dunster has a great deal to offer including:

 

Exmoor National Park

Dunster is located right on the edge of magnificent Exmoor, which covers 267 square miles, with many charming villages within its amazing mixture of moorland, woodland, valleys, farmland and coastline.

Local villages and towns

There are many interesting places to explore within a short drive of Dunster. Click on the underlined words below for more information.

Minehead

Minehead is the main town of the area and has a variety of shops and attractions including the West Somerset Steam Railway.

Porlock

Porlock is a charming village within the Exmoor National Park. With some buildings dating back to the 12th and 15th century Porlock has a medieval charm. Nestling at the foot of Porlock Hill at the western end of the Vale, Porlock is bounded to the north by its shingle ridge with breathtaking views.

Watchet

Watchet is an ancient harbour town nestled between Exmoor National Park and the Quantocks in the South West of England. The Quantocks was the first designated area of outstanding national beauty in England over 50 years ago. Watchet is a lively town with a lovely esplanade overlooking the marina.

Dulverton

Located in the heart of Exmoor, Dulverton is lovely market town, with a variety of charming shops, pubs and cafes.

Local Activities

Heritage & Culture

  • Take a trip to a National Trust property including Dunster Castle , Holnicote Estate with the 360 views from Dunkery Beacon, Selworthy, Luccombe, Knight Hayes Court, Killerton or Arlington Court
  • Explore the museums of the area including the Watchet Boat, And Market Museums, Lynton and Lynmouth with special focus on the flood disaster of the 1950's, Bakelite museum, Somerset Military Museum and many more.
  • Enjoy the busy calendar of Arts and crafts, food and music events throughout the year.

Exmoor ponies on moorland near Dunster

Close to Nature

 

For the Kids

You'll be kept busy with plenty to do and see on and around Exmoor National Park.  The Dunster visitor centre can help with plenty of ideas for the kids.

  • Enjoy golden beaches at Minehead and Woolacombe.
  • Take a trip behind a real steam engine on the West Somerset railway
  • Tropiquaria. This is located between Williton and Dunster and has a variety of animals, activities and fun things for children.
  • Exmoor Zoo
  • Exmoor Falconry
  • Day trip to Butlins Holiday Camp in Minehead.

 

Dunster beach

Other Links

Active Exmoor

Guide to outdoor activities and events.

Discovery Safaris

Explore Exmoor National Park in a specially designed Landrover Defender 110 TDi safari vehicle.

Exmoor National Park

The official National Park guide to Exmoor

Exmoor Falconry

 

Exmoor Zoo

 

Minehead Cycling Club

 

Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club

 

West Somerset Railway (Unofficial Site)

The West Somerset Railway recaptures the era of the branch line country railway in the days of steam. Enjoy 20 miles of glorious Somerset scenery as the train gently rolls back the years on its journey beside the Quantock Hills and the Bristol Channel

West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway recaptures the era of the branch line country railway in the days of steam. Enjoy 20 miles of glorious Somerset scenery as the train gently rolls back the years on its journey beside the Quantock Hills to the Bristol Channel

 

Book your stay

To book Ruffles, please use this form

You will be taken to the Best of Exmoor site to complete your booking

If you have any problems, or need to make any alterations to a booking, please:

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or phone 0117 318 0763

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