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Little Farthings in Dunster, Somerset

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Little Farthings description

Holiday home
Little Farthings is a detached character cottage in the small village of Timberscombe near to Dunster in North Somerset. The cottage has upside down accomodation with three ground floor bedrooms, which are made up of a two doubles and a twin as well as a family bathroom. The rest of the cottage is made up of a first floor kitchen with dining area and a first floor sitting room with dining area and open fire. To the outside of the cottage is off road parking for three cars and a front enclosed patio courtyard. There is also an elevated enclosed wrap-around decked garden with furniture. Little Farthings is a lovely property to enjoy beautiful Exmoor at any time of the year.

Dunster is a popular tourist village near the North Somerset coast and is a largely unspoiled spot: the centre of the town retains many old buildings which hug the winding cobbled streets. The whole village is dominated by the castle on its hill but the focal point of the High Street is the picturesque Yarn Market, a covered area built in 1609 particularly to accommodate the wool traders and other cloth merchants.

Oil central heating with open fire. Double electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and stairgate. Off road parking for 3 cars. Elevated enclosed wrap-around decked garden with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2.7 miles. Village pub and post office 5 min walk away. Post office also sells bread and milk.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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October 2019
What went wrong? When we arrived the heating was off and the house stank of damp. The cleaners had just arrived and said they were "professionals" and would therefore finish the entire 3 bed detached cottage "in less than an hour"! This was correct, only it looked the same as when we arrived because they did very little cleaning in that hour. They did not even vacuum at all, probably because the vacuum was filthy and needed emptying - there was still the same dog hair everywhere so we cleaned up ourselves. Yes, we complained but Sykes and the owners were not interested and we have not received any compensation. The place was filthy, we removed bead bugs and piles of dead flies from all windowsills and evicted a cockroach from the kitchen. We hoovered the ceilings to remove lots of spiders of all shapes and sizes. The beds and bedding were damp and smelly, bedroom 3 was always cold with wet walls, the one and only bathroom was black with mould, damp and full of huge spiders. We saw no PAC test certificates, no fire safety certificates, no public liability insurance certificated. Above the law, Sykes and owners??? The appliances are old and dirty, the dishwasher smelly. All the plug holes were blocked with gunk and hair. The hot water was scalding with no means of regulating the temperature, dangerous for children. The aged oil fired central heating boiler made a racket all night, but it did not smell so bad with the heating on. At lease it was on when required. Not a good experience, would not return.
Ms Faulkner
April 2019
This cottage is very well placed as it is within close proximity to local places, events and attractions.. Must read the information booklets though regarding the oven, microwave etc as a little confusing. We would definitely re visit this cottage in the future!
Mrs Harrison
December 2018
Nice relaxing New Year break..
Mr Van Der Geest
August 2018
We had a good time at little farthing.. Plenty space for the 5 of us. The kitchen is fantastic all you need is provided for. The rest of the house met our expectations. Our kids don't like spiderwebs this was the only thing that could have been better. On arrival we spend an hour vacuuming the corners and ceilings to get rid of the webs and spiders. The rest of the house was clean!
Hazel M
July 2018
We stayed at Little Farthings for a week. Although the house is great and has everything you need we were disappointed on our arrival to find the house very dirty, the house was clearly not ready for our arrival and I spent most of my time that evening cleaning as we obviously had to sleep there, we could not use the kitchen so we ate out that evening. We contacted the owner who arranged for the cleaners to come the following morning, which they did and cleaned the kitchen for us so we were able to use it. The house itself is lovely and there is a lovely pub just down the road and lots of nice walks and the locals were very friendly. The garden was very over grown but is very private which enables you to eat and sunbathe without been overlooked. Despite the disappointment when we arrived we enjoyed our holiday.
Mr Frearson
March 2018
Had a really good time, cottage was bigger than expected and had everything we needed, location was good and we would’ve happily stayed longer..
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