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Simonsbath, Somerset (Ref. 951197)

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "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.

    Reviewed by JonathanOct 2021

  • "Beautiful peaceful cottage."

    I will deffently book this cottage again. Totally recommend

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2021

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

    Would return for a third time with the family.

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 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 AlexanderApr 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 JeanFeb 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 KateNov 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 JocelynNov 2019

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

    The cottage is well equipped and charming.

    Reviewed by JuliaJul 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 SusanMay 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 CarolMar 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 ElenMar 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 ElenOct 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 PatrickAug 2018

  • "The cottage was in an amazing location."

    Everything needed and more was provided.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

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

    Thank you

    Reviewed by SimonJun 2018

  • "Fabulous property in the middle of nowhere."

    Great to get away from it all and relax.

    Reviewed by NaomiJun 2018

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

    Reviewed by LewisMay 2018

  • "The remoteness of the property."

    the scenery, the wildlife was all wonderful

    Reviewed by SheilaApr 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 PeterMar 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 KateDec 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 RachelNov 2017

  • "Amazing, relaxing weekend."


    Reviewed by JessicaNov 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 SarahJul 2017

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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.


  • 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.

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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.

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Please note: a full floor plan of the property is available on request.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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