Dulverton 2.3 miles.
This cosy stone cottage is in the picturesque rural hamlet of Bury by the side of the River Haddeo, near the town of Dulverton, on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, on the Somerset/Devon border.
This Bury cottage has many period features including an inglenook fireplace, stone floors and exposed beams, and is furnished comfortably with the addition of antique furniture to create the feeling of country cottage style.
There are two reception rooms in this Dulverton cottage, plus a fitted farmhouse-style kitchen, giving ample space to cook, dine and relax in front of a cosy woodburner.
Upstairs are three good sized bedrooms with English oak wooden floors, one with a single four poster bed.
From your Bury cottage there is a two minute stroll down to the river Haddeo, ford and pretty stone bridge, where it is possible to spot kingfishers and from where you can take a longer walk up to Wimbleball Lake along Lady Harriet Acland's Drive, through privately-owned ancient woodland.
A couple of miles away is Dulverton, considered to be the southern gateway to Exmoor and which is well stocked with quality boutique gift shops, grocery shops, inns, restaurants and the Exmoor National Park visitor centre.
The town stands on the river Barle, excellent for a spot of trout fishing, and the wild open moorland of Winsford Hill is just a few miles north following the river Barle valley and providing excellent walking opportunities.
Within half an hour of this Bury cottage, the North Somerset coast can be reached where there are sandy beaches at Minehead, coastal walks around Watchet Harbour and the Lynton and Lynmouth steam railway.
Also in the area is the National Trust-owned Dunster Castle, with the historic village itself offering teashops, bookshops and giftshops.
A character Dulverton cottage in a quiet wooded riverside setting at the gateway to Exmoor, providing outdoor and rural pursuits for all the family.
Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 14368, together they sleep 9.
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.
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