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Minehead 17 miles.
Dulverton is the southern gateway to the Exmoor National Park, a small town standing between the rivers Barle and Exe, which meet further down the valley. Dulverton has some quaint narrow streets weaving between fine Victorian buildings and a three arched bridge crossing the river leading to riverside walks. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs in Dulverton and in the square is the Exmoor National Park visitor centre and art gallery, offering plenty of inspiration for exploring the vast expanse of the moor on foot, on horseback or from behind the wheel. Why not try an off road safari around Exmoor to see red deer, wild ponies and rare birds? Exmoor has been designated as a Dark Sky Reserve, where the light pollution is low and plenty of stargazing can be done. Near to Dulverton is the majestic lake at Wimblewall Country Park, the first Dark Skies Discovery Centre on Exmoor. Wimblewall is also a premier trout fishing location, and provides tuition in numerous water sports, including sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. Further afield the North Somerset coastline has sandy beaches at Minehead, picturesque harbours and plenty of wild walking around Porlock Weir. A fabulous holiday destination for all those enjoying outdoor activities, dramatic landscapes and wildlife.
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Dulverton 2.3 miles. Bury Cleave Cottage, named after the adjoining woodland is a pretty and very charming, slightly attached traditional stone dwelling, in a small riverside hamlet on the edge of Exmoor National Park in Somerset, a few miles from the small town of Dulverton. The ground floor of this Victorian cottage has a feature fireplace with woodburner, stone floors and exposed beams, and is furnished with antique oak and pine furniture in a rustic style. Downstairs there is a sitting room, galley kitchen and compact bathroom. With two bedrooms upstairs, this Dulverton cottage is a quiet holiday retreat for small groups wishing to soak up the atmosphere of Exmoor village life. There is a sunny enclosed south-facing garden at the front of this Dulverton cottage and it is a two-minute stroll down to the ford and pretty stone pack-horse bridge crossing the River Haddeo, where you may spot an otter. Dulverton, considered to be the southern gateway to Exmoor, is just over two miles away and is a lively village with specialist shops selling local farm produce, antiques and gifts, character pubs and has the Exmoor National Park visitor centre. The area of southern Exmoor is renowned for excellent walking, fishing and horse riding and you can even take an organised off-road trip by Land Rover around Exmoor to see red deer, rare birds and Exmoor ponies. A half hour drive from this Dulverton cottage will take you to the spectacular North Somerset coast with vast stretches of sandy beach at Minehead and Blue Anchor, Porlock, an interesting historic harbour at Watchet, and magnificent views across to Wales on a clear day. A character Dulverton cottage in a charming hamlet close to Exmoor where there is plentiful adventure or peace and quiet. Note: This property can be booked with Ref 8446, to accommodate 9 people.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with woodburner and dining area.
Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Stairgate available on request. Roadside parking. Enclosed garden at front with lawn and garden furniture. Four well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pub 2.5 miles.
Previous visitors' comments about Bury Cleave Cottage:
The cottage was in a really relaxing and quiet location. Both me and my husband really enjoyed our stay. We felt relaxed and our dogs settled really quickly. I thought that the cottage completely met our needs and I would definitely recommend it to others. We will be coming back.
Mrs Bailey, Burton-on-Trent, April 2013
Very warm cottage, lovely bedrooms with really comfy beds and antique furniture. Wonderfully equipped kitchen.
Mrs Foran, Berkeley, December 2012
Mrs Rowland, Rochester, November 2012