Exford near Dulverton, Dorset and Somerset (Ref. 27158)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “A fabulous cottage, so well equipped. It was great for us to be able to walk to the local pubs in the evening. Would love to return, but fear that such a lovely cottage will soon become fully booked (we will have to be more organised).”

    Mrs Towill, Devizes, November 2015

    • “A lovely cottage, furnished to a high standard with everything we needed in the kitchen. There was lots of space, even as a party of 8 we didn't feel on top of one another. My favourite room was the kitchen, spending evenings around the large kitchen table in front of the wood burning stove. It was a very quiet area, the only sound you could hear were the sheep in the field across the road. Would recommend this property if you want a quiet relaxing holiday.”

    Mrs Eccleston, Croydon, July 2015

    • “We have stayed in a lot of lovely holiday cottages through Sykes and I can honestly say this was the best. The property could not be faulted in any way. It was in a really good central position for walking on Exmoor and it was furnished and equipped to a really high standard. The cottage was very spacious and the bathrooms and kitchen were excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage.”

    Mrs Shayes, Dereham, July 2015

    • “We have stayed in lots of lovely cottages through Sykes but this cottage was outstanding! The furnishings and décor were of a very high standard and everything we could wish for was provided. The cottage is in an excellent position for exploring Exmoor national park. We had a fantastic week here and I would not hesitate to recommend Greenslades.”

    Mrs Shayes, Dereham, July 2015

    • “Greenslades is in a lovely location and a really well thought out holiday home! Would definitely book to go again.”

    Mr Ferris, Exeter, November 2014

    • “Beautifully furnished, well equipped and in a perfect position for walking.”

    Mrs Chamings, Malvern, November 2014

    • “The cottage was fantastic, it's the best we've stayed in. We loved being close to the moor but within the nice village of Exford.”

    Miss Hopwood, Woodford Green, October 2014

    • “We hired Greenslades for my hubby's 70th with all 8 of the family in attendance for the weekend. They were all amazed at the excellence of the property and everyone would like to come again. Please thank the owners!”

    Mrs Fenner, Plymouth, October 2014

    • “Good private location and not over looked. An Excellent accommodation - great taste of decor, bed linen warm and nothing over looked. Very friendly locals,good pubs in walking distance,the added bonus was to be able to take my beloved Labrador who also enjoyed the stay as much as my sister and myself. Loved the bench at the top of garden for our G&T in the evenings.”

    Mrs Brothers, Salisbury, May 2014

    • “The cottage was decorated to such a high standard it made the holiday very enjoyable and relaxing. The location was prefect for our relaxing weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Bristol. Couldn't have asked for anything more!”

    Mrs Pearce, Bristol, March 2014

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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 Exmoor’s 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.

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