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Dulverton 4 miles; Tiverton 13 miles.
The village of East Anstey lies in the heart of beautiful unspoilt countryside, four miles from the picturesque market town of Dulverton. Known as the gateway to Exmoor, Dulverton offers the River Barle, which flows under a Grade I listed, 3000 year old stone clapper bridge. The town also boasts pretty buildings and medieval winding streets, along with a wealth of award winning restaurants and pubs, quality gift shops and tea rooms. The spectacular North Devon coast is within driving distance with the picturesque villages of Lynton and Lynmouth well worth visiting. Spend a day at the wonderful sandy beaches of Croyde Bay, Woolacombe and Saunton Sands, all of which provide fabulous opportunities for surfing. East Anstey is an ideal base to explore the magnificent rolling landscapes of Exmoor and the dramatic North Devon coastline.
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A group of four wonderful holiday lodge apartments set in the grounds of the Grade II listed Knapp House Estate on the outskirts of the village of East Anstey, four miles from the town of Dulverton, known as the gateway to Exmoor. These four purpose-built Dulverton cottages each have their own unique theme and offer quality accommodation. Guests are able to wander freely in the gardens behind the house and there are benches to relax and enjoy a picnic or a glass of bubbly. Knapp House is a beautiful example of a country house designed in the Arts and Crafts style and was built as a hunting lodge in 1907. These Dulverton cottages provide a tranquil retreat from which to explore Exmoor, one of Britain’s greenest National Parks. The National Park has a wealth of pretty villages and walks in open unspoilt countryside. There are National Trust properties and gardens locally, plus sandy beaches with good surfing available at Woolacombe and Croyde Bay. Taking a ride on the Cliff Railway at the picturesque villages of Lynton and Lynmouth is essential. There is excellent fishing, horse riding and shooting in the area or you may just wish to relax in a village pub with a Devon cream tea or a pint of ale.
A spacious ground floor Dulverton cottage within the grounds of the superb Knapp House boasting an open plan living room with woodburning stove, perfect for snuggling in front of after a bracing walk on Exmoor. This Dulverton cottage has an immaculately presented well-equipped kitchen with a range cooker as part of a large barn style living room with French doors opening onto a patio, ideal for alfresco dining. This Dulverton cottage will ensure plenty of relaxation in a wonderful area. Note: This property is in a group with refs 8527, 8528 and 8529 and together they can accommodate 13.
All ground floor. One king-size double bedroom with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Open plan living room with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove and beams.
Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric range cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio. Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Shared extensive grounds with picnic tables and deckchairs. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 4 miles.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Stapledon Lodge:
The lodge was beautifully situated, quiet and peaceful. The bed and bedding was supremely comfortable.
Mrs Robinson, Bristol, April 2013
The property was ideally situated and very picturesque with fantastic walks in the area.
Mrs Winter, Derby, March 2013
A very peaceful and relaxing setting and extremely friendly hosts. An ideal base to explore the area and very quiet.
Mr Miles, Slough, September 2012
We had an excellent time at Stapleton Lodge, perfect in every way. Lovely hosts, nothing too much trouble and we would certainly recommend them and most likely go back at some time.
Mrs Turner, Poole, September 2012