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Wellington 6 miles; Tiverton 11 miles; Taunton 13 miles.
Culmstock is a small picturesque Devon village nestling on the edge of the Blackdown Hills, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The River Culme glides gently through the village under the old narrow stone bridge giving a feeling of tranquility to Culmstock. The village has a pub, a deli shop with a café, a post office and garage. All Saints church dating back to the 12th century is built on a slope near the river and has a 200 year old yew tree growing out of the tower, which means it requires watering regularly by pouring water from the top of the tower. There are some fabulous walks from the village, and from nearby Culmstock Beacon there are magnificent views of the Culme Valley. The charm of the area around the Blackdown Hills is partly retained by the sparsely populated landscape and pretty villages relying significantly on farming. From Culmstock, the rolling hills of Exmoor are less than forty minutes drive away providing opportunities for horse riding, fishing and bird watching. Being midway between the North and South Devon coasts, Culmstock is an ideal base to explore all aspects of Devon’s natural beauty. There are some excellent family attractions in the area including Diggerland, Crealy Adventure Park and Knighthayes Court owned by the National Trust. And the attractive small Somerset market town of Wellington is less than ten minutes drive, with attractive buildings and unusual shops. There is plenty to keep the whole family occupied when staying in Culmstock.
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This homely detached holiday cottage is set on the edge of the quiet Devon riverside village of Culmstock close to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This former Victorian farmhouse is furnished in comfortable traditional style, with period furniture making it a spacious Culmstock cottage for families or large groups. The accommodation at this Culmstock cottage is spread over three floors with four bedrooms, a fitted kitchen, a dining room and a cosy sitting room with a Parkray woodburner, ideal for those chilly evenings in. From the rear of this Culmstock cottage are glorious views across the River Culm towards the Blackdown Hills, making this a wonderful place to while away the summer evenings on the lawn in the pretty garden. The picturesque village of Culmstock has an excellent pub, a deli shop with café and riverside walks starting at the ancient stone bridge. From this Culmstock cottage, there is easy access to the rolling landscape of Exmoor, a walker’s paradise, or alternatively the Blackdown Hills provide the visitor with spectacular views of some tranquil isolated hills and vales. Riding, fishing and swimming are all within a few miles of Culmstock and further afield, both the North and South Devon coastlines are less than an hour’s drive. This Culmstock cottage is an ideal base for exploring the lesser known areas of rural Devon as well as the popular coastline.
Over three floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor double with shower cubicle. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Second floor basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner.
Electric panel heaters with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Cot. Off road parking for 1 car, additional roadside parking outside property. Enclosed rear garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Pub and shops 5 mins walk. Note: The owners’ home adjoins the cottage by an internal door, which is kept locked at all times.