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  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property with great equipment."

    Great location to explore Exmoor. Cannot recommend Pipits enough.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our 5 visit, location is superb close to all amenities, and exmoor."

    The cottage is great for what we want but starting to look a little tired,but is still lovely and would recommend it and we hope to visit again thank you

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Oct 2023

  • "This is the loveliest cottage we have been in- and we’ve been to a lot of Sykes’ cottages."

    Clean, spacious, beautifully decorated and with amazingly good facilities for us to use. Pipits is a star!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property is in excellent condition with a well equipped kitchen."

    All the facilities work well. The beds are comfortable and the rooms have good furniture. The lighting could be improved in the sitting room but that is a very common problem found in many low ceiling properties.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very clean, comfortable and fully equipped property in a very central location for visiting numerous lovely villages along with interesting walks around exmoor."

    Please heed the drive warning as one side is steep for entering the property from the road. The Exford village has some great places to eat with a fantastic tea room (a must visit). The cottage being very old has extremely thick walls keeping the rooms nicely cool in a very hot week when we stayed. We would certainly revisit both the area and the cottage.

    Reviewed by S4.7Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, But we couldn't use the garden much as it was very ..."

    The cottage was lovely, But we couldn't use the garden much as it was very overgrown on the steps and there was no fence around the bottom area which we were worried are 2 yr old would fall off the ledge this was very disappointing as are boy loves the outside and felt we could not enjoy thes garden to its full potential

    Reviewed by Donna4.1Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Pipits, very quiet and private."

    Comfortable beds, we all slept very well. Plenty of space for everyone, the second living room came in very handy with our group and the fire was very welcome as we had a few chilly evenings. The kitchen is very well equipped, everything you could possibly need. Thank you for the biscuits, milk and flowers. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a wonderful location."

    very clean, comfortable and well equipped. every thing we needed. The best we have stayed in. Would definitely like to return and highly recommend Pipits.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Pipits is a lovely cottage with glorious rear garden, a proper Sun trap."

    The property was spotless with well equipped kitchen and bathrooms. Wi-Fi signal was very good. A great location to explore Exemoor. Locally, great food and drink available at both of the village pubs and superb cream teas at the tea rooms. All very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

  • "We love staying at this cottage."

    It is very comfortable and extremely well equipped. It feels like a home from home. Everything is well maintained including the very pretty garden. My only criticism is that there no longer is a barbeque, table or chairs outside the kitchen/dining room, as there used to be.

    Reviewed by Georgina4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage but the unlit vestibule at the bottom of the stairs with two doorways opening onto it is a death trap though."

    There's a level floor from one doorway and the other has an unmarked step down into the dark vestibule. I missed the step and fell on day 3 of our holiday, resulting in a serious break of my wrist and the holiday cut short. I just hope nothing like this happens to anyone else.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.1Mar 2023

  • "Perfect location to see exmoor in a lovely little village,the property was ..."

    Perfect location to see exmoor in a lovely little village,the property was excellent clean welcoming and cosy, we have stayed there before and will do so again thank you

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable, well equipped cottage in a beautiful setting."

    We would certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Pipits is a lovely cottage."

    It had all the amenities we needed and being just the two of us much more than we needed. Comfy bed and great kitchen and living room area. We felt very cosy and loved the garden and it’s fruit trees, We did a lot of walking/exploring and appreciated the many walking routes and guides in the dining room.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, very cool in hot weather."

    We appreciated the big range of cooking utensils etc, eveything was well thought out. The garden is lovely, ideal for tea in the afternoon. It was in a quiet location and very private, but near enough to the village for shopping and eating out. We had a lovely stay and hope to come again.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage on the edge of an Exmoor village with two pubs and a shop and only a seven mile scenic drive over the moors to the coast, perfect."

    The cottage was beautifully presented and very cosy with two lounges both with TV’s and wood burners to choose from. The garden was a delight with lots of bird life to watch through the French windows and owls to listen to at night. There were great walks in every direction, We had a really great time and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was our 4 visit to pipits It's a lovely cottage set in a lovely village has all you could want and need"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a superbly equipped cottage."

    Loads of crockery and cutlery not just the bare minimum of 6 of everything. Also the extra details such as usb charging points. Outside tap and hose (brilliant for muddy dogs and walking boots). Even a toothbrush charger and additional adapter. The cottage is close enough to the village of Exford for an easy ten minute walk to the local pubs and village shop and cafe. The showers are fabulous. Proper power instead of having to run around in the hope of getting wet. Nice welcome cake and milk in the fridge. The only tiny observation would be that the sofa has seen better days. It made some interesting noises every time we sat on it.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Oct 2021

  • "This cottage is beautiful,comfortable and so much better than expected, lovely ..."

    This cottage is beautiful,comfortable and so much better than expected, lovely gardens,clean cottage and so well organised for your stay, it's in the most wonderfully magical setting with lovely Inns in reach of the cottage for a meal out any time of the day, such gorgeous scenery and wildlife, can't sing enough praises about it we loved every minute, everything you need is there from hot showers and bath to washing machine and drier, really felt homely, loved it,loved it,loved it, thank you for a memorable holiday we will be back

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely delightful cottage full of character and very comfortable with a very well equipped kitchen and lovely bathrooms - excellent hot showers!"

    The cake we found on arrival was one of the best we have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. The garden is just lovely, it's on a steep hillside so the two lawns are joined by curving steps, with beautiful countryside and mature trees all around. Caution is needed when going into and out of the steep driveway but it all adds to the holiday experience. Local village very friendly with a good shop, lovely tea room and two good pubs. We fell in love with Exmoor - so many beautiful places to explore. A wonderful summer holiday despite the autumnal weather!

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2021

  • "Perfect couldn’t ask for more."

    Only issues were weather and a steep access to the parking area.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Outstanding holiday home in stunning countryside."

    Spacious, comfortable and well equipped; a home away from home. Beautiful gardens in which to enjoy the delicious cake on arrival was an added bonus!

    Reviewed by J5.0Jul 2021

  • "We know Exmoor very well and thoroughly enjoyed our walks and birdwatching as usual, despite the poor weather in the early part of the week."

    The settee in the main sitting room will probably need replacing quite soon.

    Reviewed by Auberon4.4May 2021

  • "Amazing cottage in a Superb location."

    Nicola the owner was extremely helpful. Extra touches of a home made coffee and walnut cake which was delicious and milk in the fridge was so kind. The Log burner was Fantastic on our wet days. Everything we could have hoped for.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2021

  • "Don't think so holiday very good and cottage was lovely our second time there and really enjoyed it thank you"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2020

  • "Ideal position central for everything Cottage very warm and cosy and very well ..."

    Ideal position central for everything Cottage very warm and cosy and very well equipped perfect for families would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Sep 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage very comfortable, lovely garden, within walking distance of two good pubs and lots of great walks."

    Fab cake on arrival went down very well. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Aug 2020

  • "Really nice comfortable cottage with everything we needed."

    Lovely surroundings and a good place to relax.

    Reviewed by Graham4.1Aug 2020

  • "This is a delightful cottage with lots of charm, in a great location."

    (Lovely village of Exford with a playground, pubs and cafe). The garden is beautifully kept. We were very glad of the boiler room to put wet coats and boots, the utility room and the covered entrance to the back door (very wet week!). Unfortunately the tumble dryer had broken - the cleaner let us know - so dealing with wet laundry was a bit tricky but luckily the house has plenty of heated towel rails. Couple of other things the owner might not know: one side of the toaster only seems to work if you hold it down and OK button on the remote control doesn't work (use Play button instead to start a DVD!). Owner kindly gave us the option of using the sofa bed in the snug for one of the children, which we did, and found all the spare bedding fairly easily. The 'welcome' cake was much appreciated and enjoyed. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Jenny4.1Aug 2020

  • "Brilliant location, lovely gardens, and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Jul 2020

  • "Pippits was exceptional."

    It ticked all our boxes when we arrived. The house was exactly as described, garden was beautiful, kitchen really well equipped. All the bedrooms and sitting rooms were warm and cosy. Bathrooms had fabulous showers and a lovely bath. Lots of info at the cottage about places to visit and eat. Exford itself was a flat 10 min walk. Two lovely pubs, both serving excellent food. We were sad to leave and will book again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jan 2020

  • "Having stayed at Pipits for the second time it was lovely being back in this cosy, warm and fully equipped cottage."

    We will definitely be returning and can't wait.

    Reviewed by Crofton4.7Oct 2019

  • "The Pipits is in a beautiful location and within minutes you find yourself on the beautiful Exmoor which has an abundance of wildlife and places to explore."

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful well kept cottage, clean, warm, lots of hot water and well equipped."

    Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2019

  • "I consider that your customer care was disgraceful"

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Aug 2019

  • "During a very week this cottage helped to make it a good holiday."

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Aug 2019

  • "Nice and large house with lots of nooks and crannies."

    Comfortable beds and all mod cons. Interesting garden on multiple levels. Great being able to use garage to store bikes, and boiler room to dry things out (it rained). Enjoyed being able to vary local walks with the dog. You do have to be prepared to drive to get anywhere, including to buy food as there is no shop in the village.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2019

  • "We felt that we were being checked by two ladies who said they were 'gardeners' but did hardly any gardening."

    They also knocked on the window startling us just as were finishing breakfast. This was on the Thursday morning so w decided to leave a day early as we do value our privacy. As we went out before they left we are not aware as to whether they entered the property or not. We haven't experienced this before and hope it doesn't happen anywhere else. No complaints about the property which was really nice

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jun 2019

  • "The property is in a lovely village in the Exmoor National Park great walks and interesting places to visit."

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Apr 2019

  • "Very comfortable."

    Owner very helpful with initial information, and contacted me mid-stay to check if all was well, which it was. Lovely village, very friendly, and in the middle of Exmoor! What more can one want.

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Mar 2019

  • "Pipits was exactly as described."

    It was warm, comfy, cosy and clean and a perfect holiday cottage a short walk from the village. The kitchen was perfectly equipped with plenty of utensils, glasses and crockery and it was an ideal base to explore the beautiful surroundings of Exmoor. Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Crofton5.0Oct 2018

  • "Comfortable house that suited all our needs excellent base to explore Exmoor"

    Reviewed by A5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was well equipped very comfortable my grand daughter had to go to the doctor's but the number left at the cottage is only a one doctor practice they diverted us to dulverton or Minehead we used Minehead and had a good service the pub does a good takeaway and the cafe in the village was excellent."

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jul 2018

  • "The only criticism about the holiday was that both the upstairs showers were blocked and had to be plunged before we could use them."

    Apart from this the cottage was wonderful. The only other thing is just a suggestion, remove the many jugs and teapots taking up cupboard space and leave them empty for guests to use for their food.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2018

  • "The cottage of Pipits was the best we have stayed in very comfortable with wonderful garden."

    The only thing we found was the very steep drive caused us a problem walking up it you have to be very careful

    Reviewed by Diane4.1Jun 2018

  • "Very clean."

    Plenty of room (four of us and a dog). Good bathrooms, handy utility/boot room. Beautiful surroundings and less than half a mile from the main village. Two great pubs in the village selling good food. Only issue was people and dogs coming on to garden area (may be known to owner).

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Mar 2018

  • "Pipits Cottage is a wonderful cosy country cottage set in a beautiful village location with two lovely pubs to walk to and a local shop."

    Location is perfect set right in the middle of Exmoor, with beautiful villages and walks all around. The cottage has everything you need, and has a wonderful homely feel to it. Both double beds are so comfy and good size. Two bathrooms upstairs with great showers and another bathroom downstairs. Two word burners downstairs with cosy sofas. Kitchen is new and of a high standard with a fantastic range style oven. Views front and back are amazing. The sofa bed downstairs is very uncomfortable though for two adults and would probably best suit children/teenagers. We would highly recommend this cottage and would love to return. Owners very helpful too. Thank you

    Reviewed by Janet4.8Dec 2017

  • ""Pipits" is a wonderful house!"

    We had a group aged from 6 months to 90 years and it was perfect for everybody. The house is warm, clean & full of character but with all the modern amenities you would expect. Exford itself is a great location for all things "Exmoor", there was a Christmas market in the village hall while we were there and it was great fun (some early Christmas presents purchased!!). We had contact numbers for both the owners and the housekeeper in case anything went wrong (it didn't) but it was nice to know help was at hand. We will certainly be back and thoroughly recommend this wonderful house to everyone.

    Reviewed by Alison4.8Nov 2017

  • "Pipits is a beautiful cozy cottage with everything you could possibly need, the welcoming homemade cake is a bonus."

    Reviewed by Lynn4.6Oct 2017

  • "The house is beautifully equipped, everything you could possibly need is there and all good quality."

    The warm area for drying boots and coats was especially useful. It was a pleasure to stay in the house.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2017

  • "Excellent cottage for peace and quiet,but not far from all attractions in Somerset and Devon."

    Reviewed by Barbara4.8Jun 2017

  • "A lovely cosy cottage."

    Immaculate. The location was excellent - peaceful and quiet but close to the village of Exford and an easy ride to all attractions in the area.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2017

  • "Perfect cottage, we had everything that we wanted."

    Decor and comfort was brilliant. Lovely touch on arrival of a freshly baked cake. Many walks to the pub that was so close and very friendly.

    Reviewed by Christine4.8Mar 2017

  • "Pipits is a delightful cottage ideally located for those who wish to explore Exmoor and its surroundings."

    We found the cottage to be very well fitted out with modern heating, modern kitchen and bathrooms. We could not fault it in any way.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Feb 2017

  • "The cottage is equipped to a high standard and is very comfortable."

    A real Christmas tree had been provided along with a basket of logs and it was easy to get more logs. We were more than happy with Pipits and were sorry to leave.

    4.8Dec 2016

  • "Good cottage with all the facilities needed for an enjoyable holiday."

    Walking available nearby both coastal or moorland.

    Reviewed by Christine4.8Nov 2016

  • "Mountain bikers could really do with a hose pipe on the garden tap for cleaning bikes after rides, and padlocks on the garage side door in order to securely store bikes."

    Having to take your own was only real detraction. Only other thing that would have been nice would have been a "manual" for the property with guides/instructions for the various devices, recycling, nearest super markets and pubs, emergency medical contacts, WiFi password, etc. Other than that it was a nice cottage that worked well for an Exmoor mountain biking holiday.

    Reviewed by Graham4.8Sep 2016

  • "We had a perfect holiday in a superb cottage."

    Location beautiful and very handy for visiting local attractions. Cottage equipped to an extremely high standard. Local hotels great for food and people very friendly. Will definitely return to this delightful place.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2016

  • "Beauriful cottage and location, just as advertised"

    5.0Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 1 x family room with 1 single and 1 double bed
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with woodburner
  • Snug (seats 5) with woodburner and sofa bed.
  • Oil central heating with woodburners
  • Range cooker with electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter packs for woodburners inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Fenced pond in garden, children to be supervised
  • Note: There's a small, steep incline from the road to the flat parking area
  • Please note this property accepts Saturday check-ins only.

The property

This period detached cottage is on the outskirts of the village of Exford, in the Exmoor National Park, in North Somerset.

Ideal for countryside lovers, horse riders and families looking for a break from their day to day busy life, this charming cottage offers peace and quiet within a short stroll of the friendly village pub and shop.

The cottage feels warm, welcoming and is beautifully presented.

The character features including a large inglenook fireplace and oak beams throughout remind you of its age, and the modern touches of the range cooker, Smart TV and WiFi access, make it a high quality property.

The cosy kitchen leads through to the dining area, a sociable area for family mealtimes and the patio doors mean that on fine evenings it is a joy to spread into the pretty garden for drinks, relaxing and listening to the birds.

The night skies on Exmoor are a magical show of stars as it was designated the first Dark Sky Reserve in Europe.

After a bit of stargazing, a night in front of the woodburner will warm you ready for a comfy night.

On the ground floor there is an additional snug with woodburner and sofa bed, ideal for teenagers or anyone wanting to avoid the stairs, and there is a ground floor shower room for their convenience.

Upstairs are two king-size double bedrooms plus a family room with bunk beds, a single bed plus an additional pull-out bed.

The benefit of this cottage is the two bathrooms in addition to the ground floor shower room, so this cuts down the family queues for showers!

Outside, the pretty terraced garden leads up to a lawn with summerhouse and sun loungers, in addition to a patio and lawned area near the cottage, ideal for a barbecue and children’s ball games.

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, you don't have to look far for a new countryside pursuit each day.

So discover beautiful Exmoor, its dark skies, teeming wildlife and stunning ponies from a well-loved village holiday cottage.

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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.

Please note this property accepts Saturday check-ins only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas