Exford 1.5 miles.
Yealscombe Farm is located in the centre of the Exmoor National Park, just to the west of the well-known and unspoilt village of Exford, Somerset.
This beautiful stone stable block, built around a cobbled courtyard has been converted into a charming cottage, which makes a great base from which to explore the fabulous Exmoor countryside, from its inspiring coast to the rugged open moors and everything in-between.
This lovely cottage is peacefully situated in tranquil countryside at the end of a country lane and nestled at the head of its own valley.
The 400 year old farm is surrounded by fields and woodland, with a small stream running through the middle, feeding the River Exe below.
Whilst no longer a working farm it does have ponies, sheep, goats, chickens and ducks – and is decidedly dog-friendly!
You are welcome to walk in the 7-acre wood which is home to deer, badgers and foxes and there are footpaths from the cottage doorstep.
From the front door there is a well-equipped kitchen with a large dining table and a sitting room with comfortable sofas and TV.
There is a second sitting room, again with comfy seating and TV, so plenty of space to leisurely spread around the cottage relaxing.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms, one king-size double, one double with an adjacent shower room, one single and a family room with three single beds (two of which are zip/link for extra flexibility).
There is also a family bathroom with a bath and shower over, hand-basin and WC.
In the stable block is a drying room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and dog, boot, bike washing area!
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, both sandy and shingle, plus some are ideal for surfing and body boarding.
For star gazers you can enjoy the vast array of stars visible in the Exmoor National Park, designated an International Dark Sky Reserve.
A lovely cottage, in an ideal location to explore some of the best of Exmoor.
Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x single, 1 x family room with 3 singles (zip/link, can be 1 super king-size double and 1 single on request). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room. Second sitting room. External utility.
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.