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Exford near Dulverton, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "An amazing place to stay."

    So comfortable, spotlessly clean, spacious with everything you could possibly need in situ. The bedrooms and bathrooms were superb. A short walk into the village of Exford with lovely pubs and friendly people made us wish we had booked a longer stay but we will be going back.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2024

  • "A lovely property and perfect for a long weekend on Exmoor."

    Extremely comfortable accommodation. Half mile walk to the village centre and its pubs / hotels and shop made for a very enjoyable and relaxed time.

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2024

  • "Lovely spacious property in Exford, walkable to shop & pubs."

    Comfy beds & the zip & link bed super large & comfy ...good nights sleep had by all. Everything you could want for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Feb 2024

  • "Great weekend away."

    House easily catered for the 7 of us with lots of room and was well equipped every thing you need is there. Lovely part of the world will definitely be back Thank you and the cake and milk was a lovely touch after our 2.5 hour journey.

    So glad you had a good stay and many thanks for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jan 2024

  • "A lovely cottage - really well equipped and extremely comfortable."

    Beautifully warm even in a very cold week. Great communication from the owner with plenty of advice on walks and activities in the area. Exford is a lovely village with 2 great pubs/hotels.

    Many thanks for your kind feedback and so pleased you had a lovely time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Jan 2024

  • "We enjoyed our recent stay at Greenslades, it was wet and dreary weather most of the week, mind you it's mid Nov and on Exmoor so to be expected."

    So it was nice to get back to a warm and cosy cottage after each day out. Although there's two woodstoves we only used the smaller dining area one for background warm, as the main central heating was excellent. We found everything we needed for our stay was provided, bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and comfortable. A home from home.

    Thanks for the feedback. So pleased you had an enjoyable stay and stayed warm and cosy despite the weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Nov 2023

  • "This was a fantastic house, warm and welcoming with great facilities."

    We were a family group ranging from 1-89 and it worked very well for us. The information sent by the owner prior to our stay was very helpful. We very much enjoyed our stay in Exmoor.

    Thank you. Pleased you all enjoyed your stay and that the extra information was helpful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Nov 2023

  • "Our second time at this lovely house."

    The house is very comfortable, clean, and spacious. Great garden with lovely views over the countryside. Nice touch that they leave milk and a lovely homemade cake on arrival. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sharon Theresa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely spacious house well equipped for a comfortable stay."

    The house is perfectly positioned for a short circular walk into Exford for the shop, playground and pubs.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful few days at Greenslades."

    It was perfect for our family gathering with everything we needed, comfortable beds and just that lovely home from home feeling. We were exceptionally lucky with the weather, so had drinks and meals outside, enjoying the peace and tranquility of the lovely garden and surrounding area. Wonderful walks from the house and an easy walk or cycle ride down to the village for supplies and a cheeky pint.

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Greenslades but attention to detail is probably not acute as the front door glass was grubby and the pots outside had no flowers and the front garden looked rather neglected."

    ... having said that it was homely and welcoming and the cake left for us was delicious and very welcome.... one thing we felt was that the step down from the kitchen to the front door was VERY steep and needed another 2nd step which could easily be done... my husband has terminal cancer and is rather wobbly on his legs and found that step difficult as would people with toddlers and elderly?! I feel also that the site needs to state that this property is not suitable for people with mobility issues as the steps and steep slope to and from it are very hard! BUT we did spend a very happy 4 days there in a very beautiful area...... thank you!

    I am pleased that you had a lovely holiday at Greenslades. We are not able to get pots watered every day during the summer months but they are planted with bulbs and look pretty in the spring. I am sorry that your husband found the steps and steep slope difficult. Sykes description states that the house is on a hill and that there are a few steps down from the drive to the back door. We echo this in our welcome letter and advise that you can access the front door to unload to the ground floor. The step from the kitchen to the front door is slightly deeper than the stairs but any additional step would impede opening the front door so this is not a change we can implement. Very best wishes to you both dealing with the cancer and all the accompanying difficulties. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Aug 2023

  • "Greenslades is an exceptional cottage spacious and very comfortable, the dining area in the garden with such beautiful wisteria and wonderful panoramic views of the countryside really made our holiday."

    The cottage is ideally situated for trips to Lynmouth and Porlock and many other places. The owners of the cottage have left ample leaflets and ideas for a Taylor made holiday..what’s not to enjoy

    Reviewed by John4.1May 2023

  • "This house is fantastic it was so comfortable and spacious it has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and is ideally located close to Exford village which has two good pubs and a well stocked village shop."

    It has stunning views over the countryside which can be seen from the lovely garden. We will definitely return to this house.

    Many thanks for your feedback, so pleased you had a good break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon Theresa5.0Apr 2023

  • "This holiday was perfect!"

    The booking, payment, key collection and information process was seamlessly easy. Greenslades Cottage was absolutely gorgeous in every way: a beautiful property, with every possible need provided for. There was a large chocolate cake, a litre of milk in the fridge, and two vases of daffodils for us when we arrived. The bedrooms and bathrooms were beautiful, with big comfy beds, excellent power showers and lovely bath sheets provided.There was plenty of room for all of us (.5 adults, 2 children and a large dog) and everything was spotlessly clean. It was early March and one day there were 5 inches of snow, but the cottage was always warm and cosy There was plenty of fire wood provided for the burners in the sitting room and dining room, but we didn't need to use it. None of us wanted to leave, so we would definitely recommend Greenslades to others and the Sykes company for their efficient and accurate operation.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect for two families to share with plenty of space and privacy."

    Clean, warm and comfortable, a well equipped kitchen and two lovely fires. Spotless bathrooms with hot, powerful showers, perfect for relaxing after a walk on the moors. Recommend the White Horse pub in the village. We would love to return!!

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Feb 2023

  • "Warm welcome with cake and daffodils, home is spacious and ideal for extended family get togethers ideally situated for Exmoor and surrounding areas."

    Thank you for your kind feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again some time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Delightful cottage in a lovely village."

    Really nice bedrooms, cosy lounge with log burner & the kitchen had everything you could possibly need. Would definitely recommend. Lovely pub in the village White Horse Inn. We had a couple of lovely meals there. Beautiful area to explore.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Greenslades; a very comfortable, spacious house set in a good garden which Basil our dog also loved and failed to escape from!"

    A lot of thought has gone into providing all that we would need on a holiday and even the weather was better than had been forecast :) The location is great - within easy reach of both the coast and moorland walks and with plenty of good pubs round and about. We hope to return with more of the family.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location."

    We had a wonderful week. The cottage has everything you need and more besides. Everything has been finished to a high spec making the stay a very comfortable one. Beautiful well maintained garden can be enjoyed by all and is perfect for a dog. Great pubs close by and the beach only a 20 min drive. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

  • "Nice property & location, could have done with a better clean."

    Difficult access into the drive which was very steep it underplayed the steps down from the drive to the house.

    Reviewed by Kim3.4Aug 2022

  • "A nice cottage in a good place Ideal for visiting other places a safe garden for ..."

    A nice cottage in a good place Ideal for visiting other places a safe garden for the dog it has everything you could need, enjoyed sitting outside in the garden very secluded the dog really enjoyed herself, will certainly be going back again

    Reviewed by Barrie4.7Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Greenslades."

    The house is very well equipped and proved an excellent base for our plan to walk the Coleridge Way. The log fire in the living room was great for a cosy evening with a glass of wine and a book. Sadly the weather was not warm enough in the evening for us to enjoy the pretty garden with its outlook over the fields, but on a warm day it would be delightful.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2022

  • "There was no mention about all the steep steps into the property and between the kitchen and the lounge."

    It was a good job we were all fairly fit! The cake on arrival was very much appreciated.

    Hi Your trip was at such a difficult time with the power outage in the village but my letter to you before your arrival did include the following at para 6: "The house is on a hill and there are a few steps down from the drive to the back door to the house. If this is a problem for any of your party or for unloading the car, then having opened up the house you can unlock the front door and temporarily park in the road to unpack and allow easier access to the ground floor. " I hope that you will return at easier times best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.4Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, very cozy, homely, well equipped and well prepared."

    Even the two fires were pre-made just to be lit from the generous first supply of logs that were left for us, which on a cold and wet January week was very welcome. There was a small maintenance problem while we stayed, the owners attitude to fixing it directly, quickly and working around our stay couldn’t have been better, always great to know this support is there if anything does stop working on your stay, in direct contrast with some previous other cottage experiences.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jan 2022

  • "We were a party of six adults, 2 over 90 and one of those in a wheelchair."

    Nowhere in your description did you mention the steep steps from the drive to the house, nor did you mention the steps between the kitchen and lounge or the fact that it was on a hill. We wouldn't have chosen this house if we had realised. The house was indeed very comfortable with nice bedding and showers and plenty of room for all of us and a lovely position in the countryside. We also had problems locating the house when we arrived. Admittedly we were tired after a long drive but were looking for the house going by the picture and did not realise we should have taken the left fork and not follow the road.

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Sep 2021

  • "For a property of this price and standard, headboards on the twin beds would have been nice."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2021

  • "Despite some awful weather this did not detract from the rural setting of this cottage, if you want to get away from it all this is the place."

    Just far enough out of the village to be secluded. It was great to experience what real darkness is and listen to the country nightlife. The local owls make you smile and the buzzards in the early morning are a treat and i am sure on a really quiet still morning the deer can be heard in the distance at this time of year. Yes you need a car but being in the center of the national park all roads lead somewhere and each one takes you across the moors in a different direction with always something to see.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Oct 2020

  • "We have just had a lovely week at Greenslades."

    A really attractive and comfortable house, and on the edge of a well-served village. Everything which could be done was done to make this a very enjoyable and relaxing week. We had no doubts about the cleanliness or safety of the property in the current circumstances, Lorna is obviously an absolute treasure! Have no hesitation in recommending Greenslades as a perfect holiday cottage in the heart of Exmoor.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very pleasant green location"

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2020

  • "This is the third time we have stayed at Greenslades and will probably stay again."

    We are familiar with the property and It is comfortable and well equipped especially for a winter booking. There was only one mishap during the week when the gardeners visited and did not secure the gate after their visit. Sadly the wind blew the gate open onto one of our cars and scratched it.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Nov 2019

  • "First class cottage, thoroughly equipped; in a beautiful location overlooking the River Exe early in its course."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2019

  • "It was good to be near couple of pubs and a small shop."

    The cottage felt very homely. Had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Apr 2019

  • "Lovely setting and chocolate box cottage"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2019

  • "Greenslades was a perfect cottage to spend time with family and friends, celebrating my birthday!"

    Well equipped, comfortable and warm with the log fires banishing any chills from the snowy weather outside. Walking distance to village shop and pubs. Exmoor easily accessible for longer hikes and walks. Starry skies a real treat. The chocolate cake on arrival for delicious! Would love to go back soon!

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jan 2019

  • "Very well equipped and it was a home from home."

    The only improvement we would strongly recommend would be a thick curtain over the front door as it was extremely draughty. Better instructions for the use of the tv would have been helpful

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Nov 2018

  • "We had a really lovely stay in this tardis like holiday cottage."

    Such a lovely setting and property. Definitely recommend. We were two families of four and a dog. Garden was perfect for enjoying the late September sunshine. Great village not far down the road. We had a great meal in the Crown and the kids loved the park and the café.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.4Sep 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a superb location"

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Sep 2018

  • "Greenslades is a fabulous holiday cottage, well equipped and such comfortable beds!"

    It is situated in wonderful countryside, horse riders trotted past the window as we sat eating breakfast much to the delight of the grandchildren. The stunning North Devon coast is about a 30 minute drive away across the moor but what a beautiful drive and so worth it. We visited Lynton and Lynmouth for a ride in the cliff railway and then some rockpooling, a first for the grandchildren and happy memories for their dad! Booking through Sykes was straightforward and we were kept up to date with all the necessary information to ensure that we had a hassle free holiday. Highly recommended all round ☺

    Reviewed by Mandy4.7Jun 2018

  • "Greenslades was lovely and the standard of the facilities was impressive."

    It was a beautiful location and as the weather was chilly we used the log burning stoves and felt really cosy. Particularly liked the comfy beds and en suite facilities and found it highly suitable for a two family holiday.

    Reviewed by Judy4.4Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent - clean, comfortable and warm."

    The owners provided everything we needed, even things like hairdryers and torches. The children enjoyed the table tennis and the adults appreciated the comfortable beds and the open fire. It was the perfect place to enjoy half term with three generations of our family.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Feb 2018

  • "Lovely cottage situated in ideal location for exploring Exmoor"

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jun 2017

  • "An extremely comfortable cottage that was well equipped and provided the perfect conditions for a truly relaxing break."

    Reviewed by Alison4.8May 2017

  • "We all had a great time, very comfortable, very welcoming and we will definitely be coming back."


    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2017

  • "Wow, just wow!"

    This is our second visit to this outstanding cottage and, as before, we cannot fault it. Feels like coming home!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2016

  • "Location, the cottage was very homely fully equipped and a place we would all like to return to."

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Nov 2016

  • "This House far exceeded expectation."

    beautiful location for walking, local facilities and generally all that Exmoor has to offer. The house was extremely well maintained with comfortable beds and generous downstairs proportions, tastefully decorated. All our party members (group of 3 couples ) felt that the house made you feel relaxed and had a special vibe. Kitchen was well equipped, the showers hot. Saturday after a long walk sitting in front of the fire with newspapers. Bliss Thank you we will return! Ps The cake was much appreciated

    Reviewed by Gervase5.0Oct 2016

  • "Gorgeous cottage, well equipped and comfortable with stunning views across the valley and quiet location."

    Table tennis in the garage a great addition! Beware of steep sloping drive and many steps accessing and inside the cottage itself, so not easy if you have mobility issues. This is not mentioned in the details. Driveway parks 5 but you need to reverse and are parked on steep driveway. Difficult to find !

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and woodburner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with double sofa bed and woodburner
  • Garage with table tennis.
  • Oil central heating with woodburners
  • Range cooker with electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs (one Smart TV) with Freeview, Netflix, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter packs for woodburners inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, Highchair
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Front, rear and side (enclosed) lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Second dog welcome for £25.00 - this must be booked in
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

This delightful, detached house is ideally situated on the outskirts of the village of Exford, in the heart of Exmoor, in North Somerset.

Perfect for those looking to enjoy country pursuits or a quiet rural retreat, this cottage provides a welcoming holiday home with a wealth of character throughout.

Features, including two woodburners, one in a feature fireplace, and ceiling beams, seamlessly combine with modern touches such as the range cooker, Smart TV and WiFi access, to provide high quality accommodation.

The homely dining kitchen is a warm and cosy place to get-together for a hearty meal of local Somerset produce; after a day out and about exploring the area and buying some delicious ingredients for your evening meal, relax and enjoy each other's company by the glow of the woodburner as you tuck in, and afterwards, retire to the sitting room, where the second toasty woodburner will keep you warm and comfortable well into the evening.

Flexible sleeping arrangements across the four bedrooms mean that a variety of parties can be accommodated, and with two bedrooms boasting en-suite bathrooms, there is an added touch of luxury.

Outside, a lovely lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ provide somewhere to sit and unwind after a long walk on Exmoor, plus it's a perfect space for children to let off some steam before bed.

The house is on a hill and there are a few steps down from the drive to the back door of the house.

With a host of walks, cycle paths and horse riding options on the doorstep, as well as the Exmoor National Park, surrounding in all directions and spanning across Devon and Somerset, you don't have to look far for a new countryside pursuit each day.

Whether you're looking for an active holiday or a peaceful one, this cottage makes the ideal base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Dulverton 10 miles; Minehead 12 miles; Barnstaple 21 miles.

The picturesque village of Exford is situated in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. In a lovely setting by the River Exe, Exford boasts a village green, tea rooms, a shop, Post Office and two traditional inns serving excellent food and drinks. Exford is at the centre of a walkers' paradise with many miles of waymarked paths down the Exe and River Barle valleys and up to the nearby hills, including Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor, with outstanding views over 7 counties. Exford is renowned for fishing and riding, with the village hosting a horse show every August. The largest herd of wild red deer in England and Exmoor’s unique wild ponies roam the moors just above and around Exford, as they have done since the time of the Domesday Book. Guided walks with a National Park Ranger take place throughout the summer, and Exmoor is home to Lorna Doone and Tarka the otter, it is a place of rolling hills, medieval villages, such as Dunster with its castle, wild moors and a dramatic coastline. The coastal towns of Lynmouth, Porlock and Minehead are only a short drive from Exford and there are a variety of beaches along the coast, consisting of sandy and shingle beaches, plus some are ideal for surfing and body boarding. In 2011 Exmoor National Park was designated an International Dark Sky Reserve, the first place in Europe to achieve this prestigious award and only the second in the world.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas