Kestrel Lodge

East Anstey near Dulverton, Devon (Ref. 8528)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Knapp House Cottages

A group of four wonderful holiday apartments set within two wings of Knapp House, close to the village of East Anstey and just four miles from Dulverton, the gateway to Exmoor. These properties each have their own unique style which reflects the history of the house. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the large mature gardens including the kitchen garden which is slowly being reclaimed. There are plenty of places to relax including a large cedar summer house which enjoys lovely views across the gardens and beyond. Knapp House is a beautiful example of a country house designed in the Arts and Crafts style and built in the early 1900s as a hunting lodge. Knapp House also offers local organic veg and salad boxes, as well as breakfast boxes to order. Once a month there is a pop-up pub in the house, an opportunity for guests to meet the locals and have something to eat and drink. The setting is tranquil and private and is the perfect retreat from which to explore the best of Exmoor, such as long sandy beaches at Woolacombe and Saunton, spectacular moorland scenery, breathtaking walks through the Barle Valley or any number of National Trust properties or historic sites such as Dunster Castle. There’s also numerous excellent pubs and restaurants a short distance away. Exmoor is extremely dog friendly and for the more active there are multiple activities, including riding, shooting, canoeing, wild swimming, surfing and mountain biking.

The property

This lovely first floor accommodation has its own private entrance approached via a flight of exterior wooden steps.

Offering stylish family accommodation, the property has an open plan living area, with kitchen looking out across mature trees to the valley beyond.

Both the twin and the king-size bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms, with the twin also having a zip/link arrangement to become a king-size double on request.

A delightful holiday home for exploring the area.

Note: This property is in a group with Refs. 7464, 8527 and 8529, together they can accommodate 12.


All first floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • Eco-friendly biomass heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared extensive mature grounds with large unfenced pond, picnic tables and deckchairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: Part of the kitchen has a sloping ceiling with some limited headroom
  • Note: Property accessed via 15 external, shallow wooden stairs
  • Note: Children over 8 years and babes-in-arms only
  • Note: Breakfast boxes, and organic veg and salad boxes available on request and at an additional charge
  • Note: Large unfenced pond in grounds, children to be supervised at all times.

About the location


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.

Region Information

Note: This property is unsuitable for children under 8 years (inc. infants).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas