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The Old Workshop

(Ref. 1025749)

Dulverton, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Just returned from a fabulous stay at the Old Workshop with friends."

    ..great accommodation, well equipped, clean, comfortable and well located right in the centre of Dulverton. One very minor thing...a microwave would be very useful. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    Everything excellent. Might I suggest that a grab rail on the stairs could be an advantage.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "Just returned home from a lovely stay."

    It was lovely and clean and very comfortable. Beds and bedrooms were spot on, nice en suites. Booking it very easy all instructions good. One very minor thing, no microwave which we probably would only have used a few times anyway to warm food. Town nice and close with a well stocked co op. Dog walks all close by. Hopefully be back.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Jul 2023

  • "A comfortable and roomy property ."

    Having all bedrooms with an en suite is great as is being able to off road park securely. A microwave ,small saucepan with a proper handle and a potato masher would make self catering easier. Dulverton is a town well served with shops, restaurants and pubs

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0May 2023

  • "We love this property everything we need and more stayed here 4 times now love the town to!"

    Reviewed by Cris5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Really good walks right on the doorstep plus just a short walk to the village centre where there are good independent shops and a well stocked CO-OP. We ate at the Bridge and Woods and food was excellent with very friendly staff. Lovely tea rooms as well. Very cosy property with good amenities and plenty of space for up to 6 people. Enclosed courtyard was nice to have as well.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and the beds were nice and soft."

    My only criticism was that there was only large saucepans and it would have been nice to have some smaller ones or at least a milk saucepan, with no microwave it was difficult when heating milk for coffee etc. Also a fire glove would have been safer for putting logs on the wood burner . Dulverton is a lovely town and very friendly with lots of independent shops.

    Reviewed by Judith4.1Nov 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Dulverton."

    The cottage was well equipped and nicely furnished. The quality of the kitchen equipment is high (induction etc) and plenty of crockery, sharp knives etc. Lots of nice touches including blankets on the beds, a few dishwasher tablets, all the rubbish bags you'll need, wood included so you feel really welcome. A bottle of wine and some local biscuits would have topped it off! Dulverton is a great place to explore from, with easy access to the moor and great walks, but also with a thai restaurant/takeaway and co-op, as well as a butcher, and several pubs. The pub at Withypool is highly recommended for a great sunday lunch. The weather wasn't great all the time but we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Old Workshop, a very comfortable cottage."

    The village of Dulverton, where it is located, has very good dining options and good walking for the dog. Fantastic countryside all around and a 30 minute drive to the sea. Great cottage and location.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2022

  • "Our second visit to this cottage."

    Dulverton is very pretty and the locals super friendly. Plenty of places to eat on your doorstep. Only negative feedback is for six people seating in lounge is a bit tight. There was only four of us this time but brought our own bean bags first time as we’d observed this by photos

    Reviewed by Una4.7Jul 2022

  • "Great place stay and good village as well"

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect for us and had everything we could have needed."

    The decor was wonderful too, and we loved the quality of the towels and bedding. We really loved our stay and your cottage too.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "This cottage more than met our needs extremely comfortable great location and great for our 4 legged friend loki"

    Reviewed by Cris5.0Jan 2022

  • "Very nice stay - we would highly recommend the cottage and Dulverton."

    Very comfortable beds and bathrooms. Kitchen had everything we needed. Great walks nearby. Woods restaurant was excellent. Not sure why the hot water went off at 10.30pm? We did go to bed later than that - it was New year and we washed in cold water! Also would have loved a few Tbags and milk for our arrival after a 5 hour journey! Our friends had all food and drink in their car and arrived late. We go away each New Year and always have a bottle of bubbly left for us!! Minor points really - but just leaving some feedback! Thank you - all six of us had a great time.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2021

  • "We have just spent Christmas with family and the cottage was beautiful!"

    The location was superb and the cottage itself was too. Comfortable, warm and well equipped. The only slight disappointment were the lack of Christmas decorations! A small thing, but as it was Christmas I assumed there would be some. We’d definitely recommend the cottage and plan to go back.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Dec 2021

  • "Have stayed at this property before and had another lovely holiday."

    Cottage was very clean and nice and warm when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Della5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic location for access to Dulverton and surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2021

  • "The pictures online do not do the cottage justice - it really is absolutely lovely inside!"

    The heating was on when we arrived which made it very welcoming and everything was impeccably clean. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need except a microwave which is the only improvement the cottage could possibly make… that and lose the awful cow hide rug, it made our flesh crawl walking on it! All the beds were very comfy and the WiFi worked well, it was great having somewhere to park too. Maybe a mini ‘welcome pack’ with a few goodies from The Tantivy (local shop) wouldn’t have gone a miss, considering the cost of staying there… just a suggestion x

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Oct 2021

  • "The property is lovely & we really enjoyed our time here, there is high quality equipment throughout, the owners have thought of everything you could need ."

    Thanks for a great time The property is set on a road & the smell of diesel is present if the bedroom windows are open, also the shower room smells of damp however that said it is still a great place to stay The only other issue which does not reflect on the property is that there are not many eateries in the village therefore booking is advisable.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "It was a great place, positioned lovely ."

    Everything great in cottage, and would go back but however, we had loads of flies buzzing about and wood lice in one of the bedrooms . Not sure why… just kept spraying fly spray everyday - couldn’t work out why?

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable cottage with all mod cons, but surprisingly no microwave despite there being ample room."

    Great having 3 bathrooms so each couple had their own. Thankfully, we took spare loo rolls as there were no spares and one bathroom only had half a roll to start with. Would have appreciated a summer duvet with much lower tog value as very hot and we never managed to unlock/open the windows. Despite the minor grumbles we had a very enjoyable stay and would revisit.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2021

  • "Stayed there before so we knew what a great cottage this is"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great location, very homely and beautifully decorated, peaceful and friendly village with everything you need walking distance."

    Reviewed by Rosario5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely and would definitely book again."

    Reviewed by Della5.0Dec 2020

  • "Great location Had a brilliant time Have already recommended to many friends Definitely return"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, clean and bright with everything you might need (I would have liked a microwave, but I coped"

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Aug 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin which can be accessed via French doors from the courtyard area
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, DVD player, a selection of games, DVDs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture and space for additional parking
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome (sorry, no puppies allowed)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, Pub and Restaurants 0.1 mile
  • Note: Though there is a ground-floor bedroom and bathroom, these rooms are accessed via four stairs and therefore may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Please note: this property has a £150 good housekeeping bond which is pre-authorised on your card at the time of booking
  • Please note: This property has a maximum occupancy of 6 including children and infants
  • Please note: This property does not have a microwave
  • Please note: This property has a changeover day of Friday, if you wish for your booking to begin on any other day please enquire first before booking
  • Please note: This property does not accept less than 7-night bookings between the 1st of April and the 31st of March

The property

Situated in the small town of Dulverton, tucked on the fringes of the beautiful Exmoor National Park in Somerset, is this charming detached cottage.

The property has been completely renovated to provide an exceptional base for friends or families looking to escape to this wonderful part of Somerset.

Entering the property, you go into the boot room, with hooks to hang your coats and space to leave your muddy boots before stepping through to the contemporary dwelling.

Discover a large open-plan living space, with a kitchen wonderfully appointed to the front with quality grey units and sleek white worktops providing all the space you need to prepare some lovely home-cooked meals.

There is a dining area with ample seating for families to gather for an evening meal or a hearty breakfast whilst planning the day's events.

The sitting room has two large sofas where you can curl up under some blankets whilst the woodburning stove provides warmth for the winter months.

Those quieter evenings can be filled with a selection of provided DVDs, or some games for some family fun.

From here, there are four stairs leading up to a twin bedroom with a family bathroom adjacent to it, with the choice of a bath or shower over to prepare for your day in style.

Following the stairs up to the first floor, you will discover two king-size bedrooms, each with their own en-suite shower room as an added bonus.

Outside there is an enclosed courtyard where you can sit and unwind with a refreshing beverage or dine alfresco.

The town of Dulverton rests on the edge of the Exmoor National Park and hosts a selection of independent shops and supermarkets for all manner of amenities, as well as some pubs and restaurants if you don't fancy cooking one evening.

Exmoor National Park is home to a number of fascinating trails for walking, hiking or cycling opportunities and the area is recognised for its abundance of wildlife, including deer, otters, bats and dormice.

Tarr Steps, a medieval stone clapper bridge across the River Barle located 4 miles from Dulverton, is well worth a visit.

The Old Workshop is the place to be for sightseers interested in the area's rich history.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

Please note: this property has a £150 good housekeeping bond which is pre-authorised on your card at the time of booking.
Please note: This property has a maximum occupancy of 6 including children and infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas