Could there be a more perfect view? With a bookshop in the foreground and a castle in the air!
The bookshop is situated in the heart of the village in the courtyard of Tessa’s Tearooms.
A good selection of books on
Somerset and Exmoor,
railways, military, history, art and literature. Not quite so hot on children’s books
so sadly nothing for me on this visit, but I'm sure I will be back.
A castle has existed at Dunster since at least
Norman times. It became a lavish country
home for the Luttrell family during the 19th Century. Further information at the National Trust Website here
I loved the furniture and light fittings in this beautiful room.
A cosy corner in the library.
So many beautiful rooms to explore but the gardens were calling us;
When I took this, I didn't notice the colours in the top right-hand corner. Terry insists it’s a sun spot on the lens, but I prefer to believe it’s my guardian angel leading me forward.
As if to prove spring has really arrived a clump of perfect bluebells.
Detail from a headstone in the pet cemetery.
We picked a perfect April day for our visit to Dunster. Situated on the north edge of
and close to the sea, Dunster is a small slice of heaven. Pretty cottages,
teashops, a second-hand bookshop and a castle make for a thoroughly enjoyable
day. Lots more information on the Dunster Village Website here