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The Old Stables

Exford, Somerset (Ref. 948370)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

The property

This former stable block at Court Farm, sits in the heart of the Exmoor National Park, just a stones throw from The River Exe, which runs from the village.

The bridle way runs right past the cottage doorstop, meaning you can walk up onto the moors or into the village without using a road, and a short stroll along the river will take you to the friendly village shop and pubs.

Stop at the bridge and play pooh sticks, count the fish or simply have a paddle!

This very special holiday cottage enjoys a peaceful location, with blue tits, woodpeckers and pheasants as regular visitors to the garden.

The cottage is recently refurbished and beautifully presented in a contemporary, country style.

A large Exmoor map on the kitchen wall will help you plan your days, with a wealth of way-marked paths, cycle routes and horse riding options, ideal for countryside lovers.

The well appointed cottage has a spacious sitting room, with a large L shaped sofa and log burning stove.

The kitchen provides all you need to entertain family and friends, with bi fold doors opening onto a courtyard seating area, which is a real sun trap in the evenings.

The utility provides plenty of room for coats and muddy boots.

During the day the enclosed large lawned garden is a haven for bird life, and at night, the dark skies of Exmoor will delight you with a magical show of stars.

The ground floor super - king sized bedroom, which can be made into two singles, is ideal for those with limited mobility, having its own en-suite shower room.

The coastal towns of Minehead and Porlock are close by if you fancy a trip to the beach, or you can spend time exploring the moors and the surrounding dramatic scenery watching out for the Exmoor ponies and Red Deer.

The Old Stables promises an endearing retreat for a family getaway to the countryside.

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Accommodation

Four bedrooms; 1 x ground-floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite, with walk-in shower and basin, 1 x super king-size bedroom with en-suite, with bath with shower over, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link beds, can be made into twin on request), 1 x twin. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Cloakroom with WC and basin. Kitchen/Diner. Utility. Sitting room with woodburner.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, combination oven/microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge, fridge/freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for six cars
  • Rear courtyard garden with picnic table and BBQ
  • Front enclosed lawn garden with river view with garden bench
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub 5 min off road, riverside walk.
  • Note: Check in is 4pm onwards.

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About the location

EXFORD

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.

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