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Dairy Cottage

Dulverton, Somerset (Ref. 971548)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Bailey

    “Dairy Cottage was the best equipped Sykes cottage we have ever rented.”

    It was so warm and comfortable with everything we wanted. The position was excellent particularly in these Covid times being on a no through road in the middle of the country. It was immaculately prepared by Lucy.

    It was so warm and comfortable with everything we wanted. The position was excellent particularly in these Covid times being on a no through road in the middle of the country. It was immaculately prepared by Lucy.

    - Mr Bailey, October 2020

The property

Dairy Cottage is one of several attractive converted farm buildings set high on the southern slopes of the beautiful Barle Valley within the Exmoor National Park, above the pretty little riverside town of Dulverton, which is just two miles away and has an array of independent shops including a butchers', greengrocers', pubs and bakery as well as a small supermarket, several tea rooms and finer dining.

The cottage is surrounded by permanent pasture where Exmoor ponies and red deer graze and brown hares play.

Just a few minutes from the cottage is a vantage point into the valley where red deer can be seen most days.

Further up the hill is open moorland.

Both the immediate surroundings of the cottage and wider area are home to a diversity of plants, animals and birds to delight any nature lover, as well as walkers and dog owners and those who just want to get away from it all.

The cottage is single storey with a double bedroom, a small triple bunk room and spacious bathroom at the back, whilst the attractive living area and kitchen enjoy the views and southerly aspect at the front and patio doors open out to an enclosed area with pleasant views and seating.

The triple single adult bunks were put in by the owners so that their grandchildren could be accommodated, and bookings for five people will only be accepted on the understanding that this is a small room with limited storage lit by a sky light and although the dining table is large, the cottage as a whole is more suited to a smaller group.

Wi-fi is included and the lounge is provided with a TV, DVD, books and games, a wall heater with flame effect, plus an extra heater and night storage heaters for background warmth.

The kitchen is well equipped and the large dining table is perfect for family meals or studying a map under the low level light.

The cottage also benefits from the use of a communal garden with picnic tables and lovely views and its own designated off road parking place.

The ancient clapper bridge of Tarr Steps is only a short drive or for walkers three miles directly from the cottage, where the no through lane turns into a footpath.

Have lunch at the Tarr Steps Inn and either return the same way, or up over the open moorland of Varle Hill.

The Exmoor Pony Centre is very close and free to just visit but also offers a variety of activities for pony loving children and adults.

Discover Caratacus Stone, the pretty villages of Winsford, Exford and the ancient town of Dunster.

The beautiful rugged Exmoor coast is only half an hour away and more traditional seaside entertainment is available at Minehead.

Wimbleball Lake Country Park is nearby and its outdoor activity centre caters for watersports such as canoeing and kayaking as well as a variety of activities to keep the younger ones happy.

Dairy Cottage is likely to delight anyone who loves animals and the countryside. Wildlife Safaris, Horse riding and Fishing available within 5 miles of Dairy Cottage


  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x family room with triple bunk
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with flame effect wall fire
  • 3 day intervals between each booking please see below for more details.Electric fire
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD player, a selection of books, games and DVDs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed patio terrace with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.6 miles
  • Note: This property can sleep a maximum of 4 adults
  • Note: This property is closed off from 15th January - 15 March each year
  • Note: from the owners of Dairy Cottage regarding distancing gaps between bookings
  • For both our and our guest's peace of mind, we have requested Sykes not to take any consecutive bookings.for this year
  • Full or part weeks will commence alternatively on Saturdays and Tuesdays and the cottage will be thoroughly cleaned when guests leave and not occupied for three nights before the following guests arrival
  • We would have liked these distancing gaps to have been shown in a different colour on our booking calendar but have been advised that this is not possible
  • Having arranged this, we feel that it will be safe to leave all the usual equipment, literature and diversions that our guests would expect to find in our cottage, instead of stripping everything back to a bare minimum
  • We hope you will find these arrangements satisfactory and feel able to visit, with best wishes, owners of Dairy Cottage.

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About the location


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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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