Pretty as a picture.
The gorgeous dining-room with views over the garden. Please note the glass windows/door do not open.
Enjoy watching the flames flicker.
We love the super-stylish kitchen.
Gorgeous linen and character features await you in the main bedroom.
Elm Cottage effortlessly blends traditional character and contemporary features.
Cosy up in front of the wood-burner.
Oh so stylish.
There's even a desk should you need to catch up on emails.
This room is just perfect for spending time in together.
All the furnishings are of a high quality.
Sit and watch the chef cook up a feast!
Heading back to Elm Cottage after a busy day exploring Exmoor will be a treat.
There is a handy shower-room downstairs.
Behind every door there's another beautiful room.
Cool tones ensure you feel totally relaxed.
Time for breakfast in bed?
Peeking through to the en suite shower-room.
A large shower and roll-top bath make for a luxurious bathroom.
Soak your stresses away.
The pretty twin bedroom. Please be mindful of the sloping ceilings.
Children will love this bedroom!
Hide away in your gorgeous Exmoor bolthole.
A view of the garden, looking on to your parking area (adjacent to the shed). There will be some patio furniture available during your stay.
The dining-area overlooks the fabulous patio (the patio furniture will be in place for your stay).
You'll fall in love with the beauty of Exmoor.
Porlock Weir is a tranquil place with a lovely pub.
Nearby Dunster has a wonderful National Trust castle.
Hop on the West Somerset Steam Railway for a day out to remember.
So much green space to explore!

Elm Cottage


3.7 miles SE of Minehead / Sleeps 6 + cot* (no children from 1 to 5)

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Butchers Arms (300 yards)

A traditional Grade II Listed pub serving quality English fayre and real ales. Ever heard of "Wassailing"? This age old annual tradition takes place here.

Nearest beach

Dunster Beach (1 ½ miles)

Dunster Beach enjoys beautiful views of Blue Anchor Bay and out towards the Bristol Channel. A mixture of sand and pebbles, the beach is overlooked by the West Somerset Railway Line and is easily accessible via the South West Coast Path. There are also lots of parking options, with car parks and separate parking close by. With dogs only restricted from certain parts of the beach, Dunster's flat sands, gentle gradient and lovely scenery make it a lovely spot to breathe in the fresh air and go for a walk.

Nearest walk

The Dunster National Park Centre, Exmoor (1 ¼ miles)

Advice and information to help you get the most out of your visit to Exmoor Natonal Park. The centre also exhibits displays on local history, nature and culture and runs programmes of events including guided walks.

Nearest town

Dunster (1 ¼ miles)

In a spectacular position on Exmoor, surrounded by unspoilt, raw beauty, Dunster is a medieval village largely untouched by the relentless march of modern life. The streets are lined with unusual boutique shops, traditional pubs and pretty tea rooms. There is so much to do here – the outdoorsy will want to pull on their boots and take a ramble across Exmoor, girls of every age will love the Doll’s Museum and the romance of Dunster Castle will enchant everyone.

Also nearby

Dunster Castle (1 mile)

Encapsulating a thousand years of history in its walls, Dunster Castle has many a story to tell. Wander around and learn all about its past. Perched high on a richly wooded hillside, the castle boasts magnificent views over Somerset countryside and beautiful walks in the surrounding parklands and gardens. Intrigue extends underground too, with and old Victorian reservoir open to the public.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

A great day at the castle

Being a National Trust member, it's a great day out. Activities for the children, and garden walk great as well as the castle. There's an activity pack for them in the castle. Nice picnic area too. Beautiful castle.

West Somerset Railway (3 miles)

Take a trip back to an era of steam and soak up the atmosphere of bygone days. Twenty miles of track wends its way through the Somerset scenery from Bishops Lydeard, northwards below the Quantock Hills to the coast at Watchet and Blue Anchor, arriving at the end of the line at the seaside holiday town of Minehead. Stop off along the way to explore one of the restored stations, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2011

Minehead to Watchet and back - great experience and well worth the price, especially as we were able to take the dogs with us (at a small additional cost)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

From minehead to blue anchor

A great experience, the children loved the railway. To get the best value for money, we just did minehead to blue anchor (20 mins each way). It was enough for the children, and we played on the beach at blue anchor and had ice cream before getting the train back.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2011

Only two and half miles from Bumble Bee Barn. A very good day out for adults and children.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

What a treat!

Perfect for a family outing, an amazing trip back in time.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2008

From Minehead to Dunster and back.

Walking along the coast from Minehead towards Dunster and looking inland you might be lucky enough to spot a telltale trail of steam in the distance billowing across the countryside, you can even smell it if the wind is blowing in the right direction. A short walk brings you to the picturesque West Somerset Railway station at Dunster where you feel you have stepped back in time; with vintage signage and signals, luggage trolleys and even your boarding ticket looks as it might have done. Take the opportunity to sit in the rose garden and enjoy a savoury cream tea at the Victorian tea rooms in Dunster village before boarding the fantastic steam train back to Minehead.

The Stags Head Inn (1 ¼ miles)

In the centre of medieval Dunster you’ll find this friendly, characterful inn serving delicious local food. Its history dates it back to the 16th Century, so it really evokes the traditional charm of the area. There are options for a wide range of dietary requirements, but make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2014

Friendly service, generous portions

Having had several experiences of poor service and downright hostility in some Exmoor pubs, we were very relieved to find a warm welcome at The Stag's Head. Friendly service, great Ploughman's and Exmoor Ale - perfect combination.

Wassailing the Apple Tree (300 yards)

If you like the idea of singing to apple trees then this is the event for you! This age old custom has been around for centuries and refers to the practice of blessing the crops and singing to good health. Taking place during mid January (usually the twelfth night), further details are available from the Butchers Arms.

The Dunster Show (1 mile)

This has to be one of the most beautiful settings for a show with Dunster Castle perched above the showground. See the best of Somerset farming and livestock plus entertainment, bands, crafts and trade stands.

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