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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "It would be hard to find a more perfect house in more idyllic surroundings."

    All of us , of very different ages, really loved it- red deer in front of and behind the property; a fox sauntering and a hare running behind the house; and plenty of birds, including willow warbler and blackcap singing, a cuckoo calling further down the combe and plenty of skylarks singing up on the down. Great access to the river Barle; the Exmoor Forest Inn; and places further afield if wanted.

    Reviewed by Auberon5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage and location Great facilities and very comfortable Only criticism is the sofa was a bit uncomfortable cushions moved about and apart."

    I would recommend this place to stay if you want to be away from it all and great for stargazing

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Sep 2022

  • "An exceptional cottage in the middle of nowhere."

    A great place to retreat to for a weekend's mountain biking, straight out of the door and into heaven. No phone signal to talk of but wifi if you are feeling out of touch. We were not feeling the need to communicate, perfect. Nothing to criticise except a small hose would have been helpful in the post ride cleaning area but otherwise AWESOME. Thank you

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great place; fabulous situation and views."

    Two minor problems. Electricity was, occasionally, a bit 'iffy'; lights in kitchen/dining area often dimmed and sometimes flickered and twice one of the circuit breakers tripped in the consumer unit. Also, there was really not enough food storage space for ten people, consequently some items had to be left in the bags which were used to transport them.

    Reviewed by Frank4.7May 2022

  • "Our stay at limecombe was A-MAZ-ING."

    The setting was beautiful, the journey to the cottage through the many gates and fields was a surprise round every corner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "We have stayed in Limecombe twice now and will go back again."

    It is a stunning remote cottage but still has comfort and luxury. Everyone we came in contact with was friendly and helpful. At night the skies were so dark, no light polution so you could see the stars clearly. There is a wonderful, simple outdoor space to relax and run around (for the kids) and there are plenty of paths for walking. Limecombe is on a working farm so depending on the time of year you visit you will see lambs and calves. This adds to the beauty of the place. It really is a magical place, we cannot recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Apr 2022

  • "We booked Limecombe for a family holiday to celebrate an 80th birthday."

    The house is extremely rural in a stunning location on Exmoor. However, this comes at a cost. Whilst the description states the house is off a mile long track, it fails to say that this is a rough circuitous track around the edges of several fields with 5-6 gates to open and close along the way. The fields themselves had either cows with calves or bullocks in, who, when gathered around the gate that needs to be passed through to reach the property were very intimidating. There is also the consequences of manure and mud to be negotiated every time you step out of the car. For the 80 year olds among us, with limited mobility, negotiating the drive to and from the property became a real issue. The house itself is reasonably well equipped, apart from the lack of a chair or wardrobes in the bedrooms, however it is far too small for 10 people. It has 5 bedrooms (one is accessed through another of the bedrooms) so sleeps 10 people but you should be aware that the lounge only seats 4 to 5 people and that was after we brought the chair in from the hall. At one stage, one of our party with back issues had to sit in the car as there was nowhere else comfortable to sit. The only time we were all able to gather together was in the kitchen at meal times. Be aware the seating is bench seating. It should also be noted that the master bedroom, whilst very comfortable with its own bathroom, is up a very narrow and steep staircase so again could not be accessed by those with mobility problems. A shame as the 80 year old celebrating her birthday, who had paid for us all to stay in the house, had to settle for a much smaller ground floor bedroom. One other point to note, the water was very hot - great for the showers and baths but beware using the washing machine, it will boil your clothes even on a cool setting! Overall a very disappointing experience. It was an expensive week and this house is totally inappropriate for elderly people or those with any mobility issues and was not conducive to the family get together we had hoped for.

    Reviewed by Peter2.5Apr 2022

  • "The location is amazing and the property is lovely and net our needs."

    It would be helpful for the floor plan to be more clearly called out on the listing. It was not a problem for us but needed a bit of figuring out with young kids.

    . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.1Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful peaceful cottage."

    I will deffently book this cottage again. Totally recommend

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2021

  • "It’s a beautiful cottage in a fantastic and peaceful location."

    Would return for a third time with the family.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7May 2021

  • "Wonderful and remote cottage, kitted out to a very high spec."

    Perfect for family or friends. We really enjoyed staying in the cottage which is in a beautiful and very unique setting. The house was very comfortable and homely. Beautiful communal spaces such as the kitchen and snug. Stunning walks directly from the garden. Very helpful owner and internet good, especially given the remote location. Would highly recommend staying at this cottage.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in amazing location - off the beaten track."

    Thoughtful layout for mixed family groups on holiday to appreciate the outdoors and all Exmoor has to offer.

    Reviewed by Jean4.1Feb 2020

  • "Have been before and LOVE the property and location."

    On our previous stay in 2018 the generator tripped meaning we had no water- it was really hard to contact anyone. I re-booked, and said this issue had occurred and I trust it had been resolved now. This weekend everything was lovely until the Sunday morning when we lost all electricity and water- I couldn’t reach anyone in the contacts folder apart from the owner in Hertfordshire. He was extremely apologetic but wasn’t able to help. We Weren’t all able to shower, breakfast was disappointing and with no water running We weren’t able to put everything through the dishwasher. Although I love the place I will not be booking it again for fear of a repeat situation!

    Thank you for your kind remarks and our apologies again about the generator problem that occurred on the morning of your departure. In light of the problems with the generator (despite our best attempts to keep it working perfectly), we have decided to install mains electricity to the cottage. This is a very substantial investment, but should make for almost complete reliability. We do hope you will return once mains electricity is connected! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate3.8Nov 2019

  • "This was a luxurious cottage with an extremely well appointed kitchen that doubled as a place to ‘hang out’."

    Tucked away it feels transported away from the everywhere. A great spot for a get together and the walks from the house are the best Exmoor can offer

    Reviewed by Jocelyn5.0Nov 2019

  • "A really beautiful hideaway with wonderful walks on the doorstep."

    The cottage is well equipped and charming.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fabulous remote cottage with everything you need for a wonderful holiday."

    Ideally suited for our walking group with footpaths from the door and beautiful countryside to explore. There are also places of interest to visit on those days when the weather lets you down. To see the herd of red deer wandering across the hillside in the evening on the way back from the pub was magical.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2019

  • "We booked Limecombe way back in the Autumn of 2018, but due to some intense hospital treatment we had to move our booking to later than originally planned."

    The owners accomodated this move for us for which we are so grateful. The instructions to get to the house were greatly appreciated, with the treck across the fields adding to our anticipation and setting the exciting tone for our visit. We found this wonderful treasure of a home at the end of the trail and had a wonderful weekend. It took a little while to get used to not grabbing our phones for updates on social media, family issues, etc. but once we'd adjusted it came as a source of freedom and relaxation - we talked to each other! All the gang who stayed found the premises very homely and comfortable and a great base from which to enjoy the local area. We'd recommend it to everyone

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful situation, very pretty, plenty of room, good showers and heating."

    Peace, quiet, wildlife, walking, birdwatching. Excellent organic farm shop about 5 miles away. The Black Venus at Challacombe is very good, super food, excellent wine and beer.

    Reviewed by Elen4.1Mar 2019

  • "My friends and i would really like wifi at the cottage but otherwise it's a really lovely place."

    Peace and quiet, wildlife on the doorstep - quite literally. Great for walking and dog-friendly. The bedrooms are very comfortable, showers and bathroom work fine, plenty of cooking utensils and 2 ovens which really help as we are cooking-freaks LOL. Dark skies, stars, lots of excellent walks direct from the house without the need to take the car. An excellent gastro-pub a couple of miles up the road. It's become a regular for us in spring and autumn.

    Reviewed by Elen5.0Oct 2018

  • "We enjoyed the location, the silence, the wildlife."

    .. Our first time in Exmoor but we will return, we loved the friendliness of everyone, the small villages, nice food,,...

    Reviewed by Patrick4.1Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was in an amazing location."

    Everything needed and more was provided.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2018

  • "Limecombe Cottage was the perfect venue for a group of walkers - in the heart of Exmoor."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Jun 2018

  • "Fabulous property in the middle of nowhere."

    Great to get away from it all and relax.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Jun 2018

  • "Your pictures for the cottage do not do this cottage justice, location is everything and this cottage really proves that point."

    Reviewed by Lewis4.7May 2018

  • "The remoteness of the property."

    the scenery, the wildlife was all wonderful

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Apr 2018

  • "We arrived at the cottage after a terrible bank holiday journey that ended in heavy snow."

    Our first sight of the cottage location started to make it worthwhile, and we had a really wonderful week. ****Owner Response**** Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback and we're delighted that you had a lovely stay following a difficult journey! We appreciate your comments regarding the signs and these have now been removed and thank you for your efforts in helping us during our changeovers. We hope to welcome you to Limecombe again in the future.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Mar 2018

  • "Housekeeper called on our arrival day and was very friendly and helpful."

    The Christmas decorations, fairy lights and hamper were a wonderful touch. The location is very remote but utterly wonderful and the additional directions with photos were very useful.

    Reviewed by Kate4.8Dec 2017

  • "We were absolutely delighted with our recent stay so much so we have already booked again for next year."

    The location was unique and the directions to the property were excellent. Your staff liaised with us a week before and responded promptly to any queries that we had. We also were put in contact with the owners housekeeper Nicky whom again was very helpful. All our friends who came with us thoroughly enjoyed their stay and it more than exceeded all of our expectations.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Nov 2017

  • "Amazing, relaxing weekend."


    Reviewed by Jessica4.6Nov 2017

  • "If you want a modern interior with a cozy cottage feel Limecombe is perfect."

    Wonderful tranquil location to detox from hectic life. Superb views of Exmoor.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2017

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  • Five bedrooms: 4 x ground floor twin (one is zip/link can be super king-size by request and two accessed externally via a separate door) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link can be super king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • External utility.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in external utility, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, WIFI, DVD, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Front lawned garden with picnic tables and disposable BBQ stands
  • The front, rear and side gardens are enclosed
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome (living areas only)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Access to two of the ground floor twin rooms is external to the property
  • Note: There is an open stream that runs alongside the property, children should be supervised
  • Note: Water supply is from a UV filtered spring
  • Note: Horse stabling available by prior arrangement with the owner
  • Note: Disposable BBQs can be purchased from the owner at a small cost
  • Note: Livestock may be present in fields on approach to the property and you may be required to open and close a series of 3 or 4 gates
  • Note: The master bedroom is access via very steep stairs, please take care
  • Note: The track leading to the property is bumpy and uneven, drive carefully
  • Please note: This property only accepts Friday check ins.

The property

Simonsbath 1 mile.

This stunning detached cottage is situated in a totally secluded position at the end of a mile-long private stone track in a combe in the middle of the 6000-acre Exmoor Forest Estate near Simonsbath.

The estate is a working hill farm, all within Exmoor National Park, with a large herd of beef cattle and several thousand sheep and offers stunning scenery, as well as sporting activities.

Situated up its own mile long track, this former shepherd’s cottage is in a most private spot with breathtaking views, where you can relax in the total silence at night and stargaze in the darkest non-polluted skies.

Elegantly furnished throughout, the cottage offers first-class accommodation for families or groups of friends looking to get away from it all and to enjoy the great outdoors.

Though you would never know it the cottage runs off solar panels, batteries and a back-up generator.

Set over two floors it offers a spacious, well-equipped kitchen with everything you need to rustle up delicious meals which can be enjoyed together around the large dining table as you chat over the day’s adventures.

Afterwards relax in the comfortable sitting room with its warming woodburning stove and plan the next day’s activities.

The cottage has five beautifully appointed bedrooms, four with en-suites and one with its own private bathroom.

Four of the bedrooms are located on the ground floor, including one with the flexibility of zip/link beds, and two twin rooms in an annexe which can only be accessed externally; a great retreat for members of the family who want an extra bit of peace and quiet.

On the first floor there is a further twin/double room (zip/link) with a separate well-appointed bathroom.

On sunny days you can you can enjoy a BBQ (disposable BBQs are available in the cottage at a small cost) or dining alfresco in the front lawned garden while the children enjoy playing ball games, and relax as you listen to the stream and waterfalls that run through the nearby combe.

There are front, rear and side gardens at the property that are all enclosed.

If you fancy a night off from the cooking there is a warm welcome at the Exmoor Forest Inn in Simonsbath just over a mile away and several other reputable establishments in nearby villages.

There is a wide range of wildlife on the estate with many different species of birds and wild animals for guests to spot including the famous Exmoor red deer.

Pony-trekking is available nearby with a myriad of routes for riders to enjoy across the estate.

You can even bring your own horses and stable them in the estate yard by arrangement.

Fishing enthusiasts are able to make the most of the River Barle which flows through the middle of the estate and walkers will be spoilt for choice with walks to Pinkery Pond, Doone Valley and Cow Castle to name a few.

Though situated in the heart of Exmoor, the coast at Lynton is only an eight mile drive away and the sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde can be easily reached.

Discover secret coves along the South West Coast Path, or maybe take a trip to Lundy Island.

There really is something for everyone from this well-located property.

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About the location


Exford 6 miles; Lynmouth 8 miles; Minehead 19 miles.

The small village of Simonsbath stands on the junction in the centre of Exmoor where the East-West, Exford to Challacombe road crosses the North-South, Lynton to South Molton road. The village consists of a number of properties scattered along the lanes from this junction. It is also home to the church of St Lukes, a hotel and a pub. The area has several lovely walks especially down the River Barle which passes the southern edge of the village. The village of Exford is a short drive away which boasts a village green, tea rooms, a shop, Post Office and two traditional inns serving excellent food and drinks. Exmoor National Park is 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. The area is renowned for fishing and riding. The largest herd of wild red deer in England and Exmoor’s unique wild ponies roam the moors, 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 Simonsbath 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. Simonsbath is a wonderful location with plenty of things to do for everyone.

Please note: a full floor plan of the property is available on request.
Please note: This property only accepts Friday check ins