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Great Bradley Cottage

Withypool, Somerset (Ref. 1015398)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "We all really enjoyed our stay at the cottage, both humans and dogs."

    The cottage is in a great location for exploring Exmoor. There are wonderful walks from the cottage both down to the river Barle and up to the moor. The coast and many interesting villages and towns don't take long to reach by car. There is loads of wildlife to see, red and roe deer, hares, foxes and many kinds of birds. There are great places to eat and drink close by. The cottage itself is cosy and although the garden isn't enclosed the dogs could safely explore with us keeping an eye on them. An added bonus was use of the large heated indoor swimming pool. After a day out exploring it was great to have a relaxing swim whilst looking out over the valley to the moors on the hills. We are looking forward to coming back in the future.

    Reviewed by ChristinaMay 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely, set within a working farm, but with a private little garden."

    It’s cosy but it had everything we needed for our stay. The indoor pool was fantastic and we were able to have a swim every day. There’s great walking direct from the door, either on to Exmoor or down to the river, onto the path to Withypool (shop, pub) or Tarr Steps (pub). We brought our dogs and it was great for them, (but note that the garden for the cottage isn’t enclosed, so anyone with dogs who run off will need to keep an eye on them in the garden). All in all, a lovely stay and a great cottage to relax in and explore from.

    Reviewed by EddieMay 2022

  • "Fabulous little gem of a cottage, hidden away in a peaceful valley."

    The cottage was so warm and cosy thanks to a beautiful Aga in the kitchen and a stunning open fire in the lounge. Delicious welcoming cake on arrival and the Owner was very helpful with local information or extra logs we needed. This is a walking paradise. You can walk for miles from here to various pubs, great for a halfway stop on a loop through valleys of woods with the river flowing gently along. This location if you have well behaved dogs is amazing for allowing them off the leads for most the day. Highly recommend a visit here, great location for exploring Exmoor and the surrounding areas or even if you just want a break away from the rat race to recharge.

    Reviewed by TaraApr 2022

  • "Lovely and cosy."

    Used the open fire everyday in early March. A stunning location and really peaceful. Also a good central base to explore.

    Reviewed by ShonaMar 2022

  • "Another lovely stay at Great Bradley Cottages, clean, tidy and comfortable."

    Our second visit! Nicky so lovely and accommodating, cupcakes on arrival. Thank you for another great holiday

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    Brilliant location, fantastic facilities and the owner was lovely and very helpful. Absolutely recommend!

    Reviewed by StephanieAug 2021

  • "Great Bradley cottage is in a very quiet location."

    It’s ideal if you want to get away from it all and are looking for lots of peach and quiet. Nicky the hosts was very friendly and welcoming and left us fresh farm shop milk, cakes, wine and treats and a ball for our dog. The Cottage was very comfortable and the use of the swimming pool was an added bonus. The only negative thing about the property, that did really did let it down is that it really could do with a good clean. I spent the first day cleaning the kitchen microwave, oven, fridge, sink and basin. I wiped down the sofas, the mat hadn’t been hovered and where dirty. I also had to clean the bathroom as underside of the toilet seat was stained yellow and the shower cubicle had not been cleaned. This is something you shouldn’t have to do when you arrive on holiday.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are sorry to hear this, had you made us aware of these issues at the time we would have rectified them immediately. We're pleased to hear you found the cottage comfortable and you enjoyed the pool - Thank You for leaving lovely comments in the guest book. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DuncanAug 2021

  • "Second stay here, and again didn't disappoint."

    The owners are lovely and the cottage is in a fantastic location

    Reviewed by JonathonJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, beautiful location, had everything we needed and Nicky was a great host."

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2021

  • "Was made to feel welcome by host Nicky."

    Our dogs enjoyed the freedom. We had lovely a peaceful holiday and enjoyed relaxing in indoor pool daily. Can’t wait to return next year

    Reviewed by MichelleJun 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage in the most beautiful location very off the beaten track so perfect if you’re after tranquility away from it all."

    The swimming pool was perfect and we used it almost every day. Lots of walks locally but would recommend good footwear not the flip flops I wore! Friendly and helpful people on the farm. Our only constructive criticism is the cottage could benefit from a deep clean other than that loved it.

    Reviewed by TracyJun 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and the location and swimming pool were great."

    The owner was very hospitable and friendly. The place could do with a good clean though (superficially fine but hair in corners of bathroom and I had to clean the fridge before putting food in it). We had issues with wireless (not surprising given the lovely rural location) which would have been fine if we were just on holiday but I had to work and couldn’t so we went home early. Dogs barking from 6 am and did just walk into the cottage uninvited. We like dogs so not an issue for us but just a warning for others.

    Reviewed by KatherineMay 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, and received a warm welcome from Nicky."

    Many thanks for the fruit and wine. We enjoyed the swimming pool and the fields for walking the dogs. Our stay would have benefitted from a secure garden for the dogs to prevent ours from getting out and the owner's from coming in. Beautiful area with so many walks. Thank you for a lovely stay Nicky and Fay.

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2021

  • "It was a very good week the owner Nicola was welcoming."

    The place was comfortable and we enjoyed using the log fire albeit was May. The access to the main house swimming pool was a plus. The countryside was excellent and sitting on the patio enjoying the evening sun and birdsong was most relaxing. The only negative factor was the rain but that of course beyond human control We hope to stay again in the future and would recommend it. Our dog Tilly also loved it and enjoyed playing with one of the family dogs. Highly recommened

    Reviewed by HowardMay 2021

  • "Everything was great."

    Just one correction needed to the key collection email sent prior to ones arrival. This might seem a minor issue but, with the cottage being so wonderfully rural, many people will be quite out of their comfort zone when arriving. The final instructions talk about passing a white farm house on the right. It's not. It's on the left. Fabulous miriad walks and the use of the swimming pool is a bonus. All in all, very good value - maybe could charge more.

    Reviewed by BillMay 2021

  • "The cottage is located in a very nice and quiet farm."

    It has a nice path walking down to the river and to some beautiful views. The private indoor swimming pool is a big plus point. The owners were kind enough to let us use it whenever we needed as we only stayed for 2 days. The pool is very secluded facing the owners private garden but as no one was out and about it meant full privacy for me and my partner. We also walked in to some lovely fresh farm milk waiting in the fridge. Keep in mind this is a self-cattering cottage which means you need to bring everything yourself. Basics such as towels & a roll of toilet paper are provided, but any extra's, oil or other food products need to be brought by yourself (it does state this in the advert). Also keep in mind, as this is a farm there are several dogs there which are free to roam. They are very friendly and curious but be aware to expect them to walk in if you leave the door open lol! We had a lovely time there and will definitely be coming back. Only down side we had was that the shower drain was slightly clogged which meant the water wasn't draining as well and filling up so we had to quickly wash and leave before it overflew.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay and were able to enjoy the beautiful surrounding countryside. We have spoken with the owner regarding the issue with the clogged shower drain, who has confirmed that this has been dealt with and the water is draining as it should be. We look forward to welcoming you back to Somerset, hopefully in the not-too-distant future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HuvaOct 2020

  • "Everyone was friendly."

    We enjoyed the indoor swimming pool it was so nice having a swim without anyone else the whole pool to ourselves brilliant. The cottage was lovely the open fire keeps you nice and toasty on those dark chilly evening’s. There are a couple of negative points one being the garden it says it’s enclosed but it is not so if you have a furry friend that likes to wonder of then you’ll have to watch them, the other thing that let it down was the mattress’s they were not comfy I ended up with a spring in my hip, had to lie in a dip before getting comfortable. It could of been cleaner especially with the corona virus outbreak. Shower, Radiators, handles, but apart from that a wonderful place to stay the peace and quiet and beautiful landscape.

    Reviewed by TracyOct 2020

  • "The owner was helpful, fab location,"

    Reviewed by MarionSep 2020

  • "Perfect cottage for us: off the beaten track, warm and comfortable and dog friendly!"

    Reviewed by JaniceSep 2020

  • "Great place to stay."

    Owner was just lovely and so helpful. We took our German Shepherd puppy who was a little 'free roaming' at the time and she thought nothing of it, letting him get to know her dogs and meet the horses on site. Kids loved it, cottage was beautiful and kept so clean. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely , cosy and clean, warm and very peaceful with swallows nesting nearby."

    The pool was lovely, warm and private and very welcome, I overcame my fear of water here got a bit of confidence and will now be able to have swimming lessons. There are some beautiful horses nearby, two lovely new ones had just arrived named Hamish and Bertie and it was lovely to see them when we went out daily, as well as some lovely friendly dogs which never disturbed us at all. There is no noise surprisingly when the estate trains many lovely horses and unless you saw them pass you would never know they were there. This cottage has been fantastic, private , quiet, peaceful and just what is needed to get away from the noisy towns elsewhere. The owner and staff were so kind and helpful and the owner was available whenever needed, which was not often as the holiday was perfect. I would go back again when I am able to, maybe next year. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a nice peaceful holiday, as a base to sightsee or just a bolt hole to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage, wonder host who couldnt be more helpful and friendly."

    Pointed us in dierection for great restaurants and things to do.

    Reviewed by CarolanneJul 2020

  • "Great characterful cottage, lovely farm environment, perfect host full of ideas and recommendations for enjoying the farm/locale/Exmoor in general, and marvellous situation in beautiful countryside for superb walks through the surrounds direct from the cottage."

    We loved the dogs and horses on the farm, the Exmoor ponies dotted around the landscape, and general relaxed tone of the whole holiday. The Exmoor countryside was also a bit of a revelation: rolling farmland, lush forests, river gorges, stunning coastline full of atmospheric villages, hidden coves and dramatic cliffs - perfect for walkers and those craving the outdoors! Oh, and lovely pubs...

    Reviewed by JeanJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in the middle of nowhere in beautiful surroundings."

    Highlight for our kids were the horses kept just outside the cottage & the indoor heated pool. Everyone around were very friendly & helpful. Would definitely recommend staying in Great Bradley Cottage.

    Reviewed by JasdeepDec 2019

  • "We had splendid week over Christmas comfortable relaxing and the scenic river Barle walks were just what was needed."

    Thank you Nicky for making us feel at home.

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 2019

  • "Very relaxing and cosy, lovely to have an open fire to light while watching tv and relaxing."

    Lovely location not far away from nearby towns and villages plenty of things to door near the cottage.

    Reviewed by RyanNov 2019

  • "Excellent location, superb cottage, fully equipped."

    Would recommend for a peaceful get away. Ideal base for exploring. Tarr Farm hotel not far, lovely food. Nicky was very welcoming, left us to it, we will return.

    Reviewed by SteveNov 2019

  • "Great Bradley cottage offered the most magnificent base to explore exmoor from."

    On arrival we received a warm welcome from Nicky who popped by after a late finish with the racehorses to check everything was okay. Needless to say everything was more than okay! The cottage is warm and cosy with tasteful decor and country touches that made us feel right at home. I was a little bit apprehensive about cooking with the Rayburn but it was very easy to use and produced delicious meals! The kitchen was well equipped with a decent sized fridge and freezer which made a nice change and the sitting room was great to relax in. Upstairs the bedrooms are generously sized with thick cosy duvets to keep you snug during the exmoor autumn weather and plenty of space to put your clothes away! The cottage is centrally located in the national park close to the village hub of Exford (The Crown is worth a visit for food and drinks) and is perfect for anyone travelling to exmoor for shooting or hunting.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2019

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The cottage was perfect for us and the owner was very friendly. It was very pet-friendly and perfectly situated right on Exmoor giving us a remote and beautiful location. The cottage had all the facilities we needed in addition to being close to nearby river and lake which the kids loved.

    Reviewed by CliveAug 2019

  • "This farm cottage exceeded expectations as did the warm welcome of the host Nicky whom couldn't have been more hospitable."

    The location is perfect with lovely walks along the river to the local village, Tarr steps and many other walking routes locally. We had two dogs who had free range to wander the garden and grounds. The cottage has been decorated beautifully with some lovely details, fresh flowers, starter tea, coffee, milk, sugar, dog treats, everything you could possible need in the bathroom (including rain forest shower) towels etc. The 2 bedrooms were a lovely size with beautiful views & huge double beds (New mattresses too). The garden is also lovely place to relax with the sun on it all day. Everything you could possible need is provided from Barbeque (already just to light up) beautiful log fire (with plenty of logs) large fridge freezer, washing machine (and washing line & pegs), dishwasher (including tabs), cooker (even picnic hamper) toaster, coffee pot, large bottled water (as local water is high in copper content) however bottled water is provided free of charge and on arrival a lovely bottle of wine. Plenty of crockery, saucepans, pots, pans and containers even kitchen roll, clingfilm, kitchen roll, mop & bucket, hoover etc etc ...the list goes on. (Also plenty of parking directly outside cottage. There is also Kennels available should you wish to go out for the day without your dogs. I can't recommend this cottage enough, everything you could possible need is there, we were the first to stay in the cottage as its just been refurbished, I have stayed in many cottages across the UK over the past years and this without a doubt is the best one I've stayed in, perfect location and wonderfully warm and welcoming hosts. (The directions to the cottage were also very clear and easy to follow)

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2019

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be made into twin upon request) and 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Stables and dog kennels Use of large, heated, indoor swimming pool by arrangement with the owners
  • Oil central heating
  • Rayburn cooker, combi-microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat and Freeview, DAB radio, WiFi
  • Selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned garden with patio
  • Use of large, heated, indoor swimming pool by arrangement with the owners
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome (£20 charge applies, per week, for both 2nd and 3rd dog)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Village shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: There are three steps up to the sitting room and three steps up from the first floor to the second bedroom
  • Note: Stabling and dog kennels available upon request (added cost attached)

The property

Withypool 1.5 miles.

Once a woodshed, Great Bradly Cottage now stands as a charming converted two bed cottage in the tranquil countryside of Devon.

Located on the grounds of the owner’s farm, this delightful detached cottage can be found in the stunning region of Exmoor National Park, offering fantastic walking routes and opportunities to nature spot, this cottage is the perfect property for a walking holiday with family or friends.

Use of large, heated, indoor swimming pool by arrangement with the owners.

You will instantly be filled with joy as you enter the cottage into a brilliantly bright kitchen/diner, with yellow tiles and a vibrant Rayburn cooker to match, this room is a spacious area ideal for home cooking and enjoying your morning coffee, fit with a farmhouse table to add to the traditional character of the property.

Off the sunny kitchen and dining area, head up three stairs and into the sitting room, with a snug open fire, gather here in the winter months with a hot chocolate and a book to enjoy the true tranquillity of the property, or in the summer months the back garden makes a great spot for unwinding on the patio while the dogs run around on the expansive lawns.

Upstairs you can find the two bedrooms, with the master bedroom up three stairs from the second floor, these rooms offer ultimate privacy as well as being beautifully furnished, with traditional wooden doors and a timber frame rooftop, there’s no better place to enjoy the stunning views of the countryside.The outside area is the perfect place for an animal lover, with horse stables and kennels, feel free to bring your own furry friends along to enjoy the holiday with you, with a bridleway and wonderful walking routes at the back of the property.

Walk to the village of Withypool along the bridleway to visit the Royal Oak pub or shop.

Take an afternoon stroll with a picnic to the fishing lake a short walk away, fit with a fire pit for a day of family fun of nature spotting and sun soaking.

Fishing can also be found along the river below the cottage, but be sure to bring your rod licence.For a longer walk and the chance to explore the scenes of Somerset, head to the Tarr Steps Woodland National Nature Reserve, whether you’re visiting for a short stroll or a full day of hiking, this beautiful area is well worth a visit.

For the history lover, take a trip to the coast where you can find Dunster Castle, a National Trust area boasting dramatic scenes of an ancient castle with 1,000 years of history, subtropical gardens and even a steam train; a fabulous day trip for all the family.

Whilst at the coast be sure to visit the coastal town of Minehead, with its abundance of shops and restaurants, a beautiful beach, and even a water park, this town is the ideal spot for a summer outing with your loved ones.

Great Bradley Cottage is the perfect base for a holiday full of adventure, with ample walking routes available, it’s a great spot for exploring beautiful Exmoor

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

WITHYPOOL

Exford 3.3 miles; Minehead 14.4 miles.

The village of Withypool has a remote, upland character and is surrounded by open moorland. Most of the village lies on the north side of the river and follows the narrow roads along the valley contours. The traditional buildings are wrapped in lime washed rendered stonewalls with slate roofs, adding to the sense of character. Within Withypool, there are the local general stores/Post Office, and tearooms. There are excellent short and long walks in and around this destination, including the Two Moors Way that passes through the village. One of the most popular walks is a four mile riverside stroll to Tarr Steps, with wonderful scenery. Close by, the picturesque village of Exford is situated in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. In a charming 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.

Region Information

Note: This property has a private water supply which has just tested with a higher than regular level of copper per litre. Whilst the owner takes remedial action, the property will be supplied with plenty of bottled water.
Note: Use of large, heated, indoor swimming pool by arrangement with the owners.

Note: 7+ night breaks need to be a Friday changeover.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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