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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 delightful second floor romantic retreat, approached via an external staircase and a small footbridge. This Dulverton cottage offers light and airy accommodation. The open plan living area at this Dulverton cottage provides ample space for cooking, dining and relaxing. The split-level en-suite bathroom with deep bath is approached down a couple of steps. The spacious bedroom is a focal point and has skylight windows which allow sunlight to flood in. Note: This property is in a group with refs 7464, 8527 and 8528 and together they can accommodate 13.
All second floor (accessed by a short path and a footbridge). One double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living room with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Note: Bath is accessed via two steep steps.
Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio. Fuel and power 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.
Previous visitors' comments about Woodpecker Loft:
Excellent location for discovering Exmoor. Also perfect for peace, quiet and relaxation.
Mrs Davis, Truro, February 2013
Generally a great all round break, well recommended. A big thank you to the owners.
Mr Parsons, Wincanton, November 2012
Excellent centre to explore most of Devon and very comfortable to return home to after a busy day.
Mr McAleavy, Manchester, October 2012
The lodge was immaculate and we received a lovely welcome from the owners. We saw the wild horses. There was so much to see and do. A return to North Devon definitely beckons.
Mrs Lucas, Purley, August 2012