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Rainsbury House

Dulverton, Somerset (Ref. 987681)

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  • Sleeps 13

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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24 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Morris

    “The owners have thought of everything to make sure you have a great stay.”

    The garden is a lovely place to while away the sunny days

    - Mrs Morris, June 2021

The property

The Barn and Barn Owl Cottage are let as one large unit, sleeping up to thirteen people, with an interlinking door between the two properties so it is ideal for two families if privacy is required.

The Barn sleeps up to eight, while the Barn Owl Cottage sleeps up to five, however most guests choose to use the two cottages as one, whilst making full use of the two fully-equipped kitchens and lounge areas.

The accommodation is located six miles from two delightful Somerset market towns, Wiveliscombe and Dulverton, and only one mile from the Devon border.

This rural idyll, set in 16 acres adjoining the stunning Wimbleball Lake, offers a wealth of facilities and opportunities to make the most of the surrounding area, making it a perfect stay for friends and family.

The accommodation retains many original features, including exposed stonewalls throughout, which create a real sense of charm.

All of the bedrooms are immaculately finished, beautifully combining antique furnishings with modern lamps and other thoughtful touches that will make you feel right at home.

The kitchen is well-equipped and the living areas are super comfortable.

You will also find a dining table in each kitchen for smaller, more relaxed dining opportunities.

Not only do you get a peaceful private garden, you can also wander through the 16 acres of private pasture and woodland frequented by deer, badgers and other woodland creatures.

Rainsbury land adjoins a secluded and wooded corner of Wimbleball Lake.

You can walk straight out of your front door onto a 9-mile ramble or cycle around the lake and onto the moor, without ever seeing a car.

If you are feeling more adventurous, the Activity Centre on the opposite side of the lake boasts sailing, cycle hire, kayaking, zorba balls, hi-wire assault course, an indoor climbing wall, archery and fly-fishing.

For a calmer pastime, head to nearby Wiveliscombe, offering a selection of quaint amenities and the fascinating Cotleigh Brewery where you can sample award-winning local ales, or visit the picturesque little market town of Dulverton, which is blessed with great shops, restaurants and pubs.

Rainsbury House has a great deal to offer groups of all ages.


  • Seven bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size (zip/link can be twin on request),1 x ground-floor double with en-suite shower over bath, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x first-floor double with en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin, 2 x ground-floor twin, 1 x ground-floor single
  • 2 x ground-floor shower with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen/diner (The Barn)
  • Ground floor kitchen/diner (Barn Owl)
  • First floor utility (The Barn only)
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove (The Barn)
  • Sitting room (Barn Owl Cottage)
  • Games room
  • Boot room
  • Biomass central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer (Barn Owl), fridge/freezer (The Barn), dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer (in The Barn), TV with Freeview and DVD player, CD/Radio, WiFi (via fibre to premises), table tennis, table football, darts and a selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 3 x stairgates, 2 x highchairs, 2 x booster seats and 2 x cots available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawn, patio and gravelled gardens with furniture and charcoal BBQ (1 x bag of charcoal provided)
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Most major supermarkets deliver to this area (owners are happy to take delivery)
  • Note: There are steps to access the property, as well as within the property
  • Note: Due to local livestock in the area, fireworks are not permitted at any time of year
  • Note: As mobile telephone signal is intermittent you will need to enable ‘WiFi’ calling (if available) on your mobile
  • Note: There is a landline available in the main house in case of emergencies
  • Note: Linens for cots are not supplied
  • Note: We request that pets are not allowed on furniture
  • Note: 2 x dog towels, 2 x dog mats, and 2 x feeding bowls are provided
  • Note: No stag do's or hen parties permitted to stay

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Minehead 17 miles.

Dulverton is the southern gateway to the Exmoor National Park, a small town standing between the rivers Barle and Exe, which meet further down the valley. Dulverton has some quaint narrow streets weaving between fine Victorian buildings and a three arched bridge crossing the river leading to riverside walks. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs in Dulverton and in the square is the Exmoor National Park visitor centre and art gallery, offering plenty of inspiration for exploring the vast expanse of the moor on foot, on horseback or from behind the wheel. Why not try an off road safari around Exmoor to see red deer, wild ponies and rare birds? Exmoor has been designated as a Dark Sky Reserve, where the light pollution is low and plenty of stargazing can be done. Near to Dulverton is the majestic lake at Wimblewall Country Park, the first Dark Skies Discovery Centre on Exmoor. Wimblewall is also a premier trout fishing location, and provides tuition in numerous water sports, including sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. Further afield the North Somerset coastline has sandy beaches at Minehead, picturesque harbours and plenty of wild walking around Porlock Weir. A fabulous holiday destination for all those enjoying outdoor activities, dramatic landscapes and wildlife.

Region Information

Note: Due to local livestock in the area, fireworks are not permitted.