The Old Priory

Dunster, Somerset
Bed & Breakfast

A relaxed, artistic home where books and antiques abound and Horace the dog dozes. The scented garden is a treat, breakfasts are delicious!


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Rambling, beamed and flagstoned, Jane’s 12th-century home is as much a haven for reflection and good company today as it was to the monastic community who once lived here. Both house and hostess are unpretentious and friendly; Jane adds her own special artistic flair. Find Venetian-red walls in the low-ceilinged, time-worn living room with 14th-century fireplace, a deeply authentic four-poster bedroom with undulating oaken floor. Breakfasts are organic, local and very good: Alastair pronounced his, “one of the best breakfasts ever”! The bewitching walled garden perfectly complements her ancient home… a place of peace and a wonderfully personal creation. A bounteous blend of formal touches with shrubs, small trees and climbers allowed to express themselves freely. A tall mimosa greets you at the little gate on a lane overlooked by the Castle, mature espaliered fruit trees line the path and then Jane’s most formal touch, the square, knee-high hedged box garden. Informally planted herbaceous borders and a small lawn in front of the house complete the picture. Through an archway you can wander into the church grounds next door.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £100
Singles by arrangement.
1 Double
From £100
1 Twin
From £100
1 Four-poster
From £100


The first nights you hear the bells, afterwards you don't care at all. Jane made this B&B a very special place, she is extremely caring, relaxed, full of great tips what to do and where to go in Somerset and Devon. A beautiful place with a wonderful host.

Christine, Esslingen

Jane was most welcoming, this is a wonderful house, full of character & great charm, a real gem. We enjoyed staying here very much, had a fantastic breakfast each day and felt very much at home & relaxed. Lovely large bedroom & en suite, every need catered for, even had fresh mulberries for our breakfast. The location was good, we would definitely stay here again.

Sonia, Chulmleigh

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