Kestrel Lodge

East Anstey near Dulverton, Devon (Ref. 8528)

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  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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Knapp House Cottages

A group of four wonderful holiday lodge apartments set within two wings of Knapp House 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.

The property

This lovely first floor Dulverton cottage has its own entrance approached via a flight of exterior wooden steps. Offering stylish family accommodation, this Dulverton cottage has an open plan living area, which has been beautifully furnished, and boasts wonderful views over the mature trees in the garden. Both bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms, which are bound to please everyone in your party. Note: This property is in a group with Refs. 7464, 8527 and 8529 and together they can accommodate 13.


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, CD/radio, WiFi
  • 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
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: There is limited headroom in part of the kitchen
  • Note: No children under 8 years (inc. infants).

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

Guest Reviews


    • “Quiet and piecefull with lovely surrounding area.”
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    • “Extremely kind and helpfull hosts who provide us with a very well appointed flat that was in first class order. We enjoyed the cream tea after a very long journey.The house and flats are set in their own well kept grounds which are being re-vamped after disease in the trees. Excellent amenities nearby in Dulverton and the surrounding Exmoor.As over 70's the stairs were a challenge especially when wet.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Morpeth, December 2013


    • “We liked the location, the peaceful surroundings, the décor, the comfort, the warmth and all the thought that went into the extras - the home made hot cross buns, tea tray and Easter egg hunt for the children. There is nothing that hasn't been thought of. I cannot stress how thrilled we were and how fabulous our stay was!”

    Mr Dipple, Bromsgrove, April 2014

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.

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