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.
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 17 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.