Exford near Dulverton, Somerset
This delightful, detached house is ideally situated on the outskirts of the village of Exford, in the heart of Exmoor, in North Somerset. Perfect for those looking to enjoy country pursuits or a quiet rural retreat, this Exford cottage provides a welcoming holiday home with a wealth of character throughout. Features, including two woodburners, one in a feature fireplace, and ceiling beams, seamlessly combine with modern touches such as the range cooker, Smart TV and WiFi access, to provide high quality accommodation. The homely dining kitchen at this Exford cottage is a warm and cosy place to get-together for a hearty meal of local Somerset produce; after a day out and about exploring the area and buying some delicious ingredients for your evening meal, relax and enjoy each other's company by the glow of the woodburner as you tuck in, and afterwards, retire to the sitting room, where the second toasty woodburner will keep you warm and comfortable well into the evening. Flexible sleeping arrangements across the four bedrooms at this Exford cottage mean that a variety of parties can be accommodated, and with two bedrooms boasting en-suite bathrooms, there is an added touch of luxury. Outside, a lovely lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ provide somewhere to sit and unwind after a long walk on Exmoor, plus it's a perfect space for children to let off some steam before bed. With a host of walks, cycle paths and horse riding options on the doorstep, as well as the Exmoor National Park surrounding in all directions, you don't have to look far for a new countryside pursuit each day. Whether you're looking for an active holiday or a peaceful one, this Exford cottage makes the ideal base.
Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area and woodburner. Utility. Sitting room with woodburner. Garage with table tennis.
Oil central heating with woodburners. Range cooker with electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 3 x TVs (1 Smart TV) with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter packs for woodburners inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot. Off road parking for 4 cars. Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
About the location
Dulverton 10 miles; Minehead 12 miles; Barnstaple 21 miles.
The picturesque village of Exford is situated in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. In a lovely setting by the River Exe, Exford boasts a village green, tea rooms, a shop, Post Office and two traditional inns serving excellent food and drinks. Exford is at the centre of a walkers' paradise with many miles of waymarked paths down the Exe and River Barle valleys and up to the nearby hills, including Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor, with outstanding views over 17 counties. Exford is renowned for fishing and riding, with the village hosting a horse show every August. The largest herd of wild red deer in England and Exmoors unique wild ponies roam the moors just above and around Exford, as they have done since the time of the Domesday Book. Guided walks with a National Park Ranger take place throughout the summer, and Exmoor is home to Lorna Doone and Tarka the otter, it is a place of rolling hills, medieval villages, such as Dunster with its castle, wild moors and a dramatic coastline. The coastal towns of Lynmouth, Porlock and Minehead are only a short drive from Exford and there are a variety of beaches along the coast, consisting of sandy and shingle beaches, plus some are ideal for surfing and body boarding. In 2011 Exmoor National Park was designated an International Dark Sky Reserve, the first place in Europe to achieve this prestigious award and only the second in the world.