Dunster by Candlelight 2016 is the 30th year of this special event paid for by the Traders of Dunster in aid of St Margaret’s Hospice here in Somerset.
Candlelight takes place every year on the first Friday and Saturday of December when this remarkably preserved medieval village turns its back on the present and lights its streets with lanterns and where possible candles in the houses
Entertainers this year include Rimski’s Bicycle Piano, Kwabana Lindsay, The Greens – aka This and That Performance, Bowlore Flaming Swords, Fire Spinners, and Mr. Mommet Punch and Judy Show. The atmosphere is both traditional and exciting, truly an event for all ages.
There is no parking or access to Dunster Village during candlelight but Park & Ride buses are available from Minehead, Williton, Porlock, Watchet and Wheddon Cross. The West Somerset Railway (WSR) also runs special trains each evening from Bishop’s Lydyeard to Minehead.
Why not experience this unique event by combining it with a stay at one of our nearby holiday homes located in the stunning West Country.
Pipistrelle Cottage is situated off a quiet country lane, in the pretty hamlet of Kentisbury Ford near Lynmouth, and is an ideal base for exploring both the coast and nearby Exmoor. Recently converted, this immaculate barn conversion has been finished to a high standard throughout.
Bramble Cottage at Shillingford near Tiverton is a barn conversion with a high-raftered ceiling, huge granite fireplace and a country style kitchen. Light floods in from the windows and doors, which afford fantastic country views. The bedroom is in the crog loft, traditionally the sleeping area. From the lounge, French windows open onto a small, enclosed patio.
The Dovecote at Enmore is a delightful property; this former smithy has been cleverly designed in reverse style to take full advantage of the lovely countryside views. The spacious lounge features a high raftered ceiling, stripped pine floor and a woodburner.
Swallows Nest at Kentisbury Ford, near Lynmouth is a perfectly formed barn conversion, On the ground floor is a smart open plan living/kitchen/dining area and a handsome half turn wooden staircase leads up to a bright and airy gallery bedroom and large en-suite shower room.
Surridge Farmhouse at Waterrow near Exmoor, is a handsome, detached Grade II listed farmhouse, dating back to the 17th century, and stylishly combines elegant modern living with original period features. The warm and homely character of this spacious, traditionally furnished property will embrace you the moment you cross the threshold.
The Hayloft is a beautiful newly converted barn, bounded by nine acres of mature gardens, and sits in the quadrangle of the well renowned Stable Cottage Tea Rooms in Triscombe, just outside Bishops Lydeard and only 10 miles from Taunton. As you enter the grounds, prepare to be greeted with breathtaking views of the Great and Marrow Hills just beyond.
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