Grooms Lodge Gateway to Exmoor
Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Whitechapel self-catering holiday cottages is truly an idyllic rural retreat. Situated within an excess of 500 acres of farm and woodland, it comprises a beautiful Victorian farmhouse along with two character cottages - all detached with private gardens and rooms tastefully decorated. Whitechapel is a wildlife haven with red deer, nature trails and well stocked lakes, with an added flavour of adventurous activities and relaxation.
Cottages can all be booked together, with the health suite and games barn space, and courtyard garden, making a great venue location for a party. Its also a great location for a quiet break for fishing by one of the lakes or a walk in the woods for a spot of bird watching.
Adventure? we offer Mountain bike hire, onsite kayaking and canoeing with qualified coach, and a climbing wall is only 5 minutes away..
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Saunton 37 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3.8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter Airport 64.1 km, Nearest railway: Umberleigh 16.3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Electricity, heating and logs included
Fully equipped kitchen including kettle, toaster, microwave, electric oven an hob, and integrated fridge. New
TV and DVD player
Heating: New wall mounted convectors in bedrooms, Night Storage Heater and wood burner in living room,
Kitchen and bathroom with ceramic tiles with underfloor heating.
Bath with Electric Shower. New bathroom 2010
Parking for Two Vehicles
Bed Linen included
2 Pets by arrangement
Cot and High Chair available on request.
Welcome starter information pack.
Tea, coffee, sugar and milk on arrival
Private garden and busy bird table
Outdoor table and chairs in the new secluded BBQ area
Bath Towels for hire.
|Further details outdoors|
We have over 500 acres of farm and wood land to roam, private Devon lanes and tracks to explore and cycle, with private coarse and fly fishing lakes.
Kayaking and canoeing session with qualified instructor, by arrangement.
Mountain Bikes for hire
Health suite includes Sauna and hot tub -shared facility but the suite bookable for private use.
Big games room with pool table, pool table free! and table tennis.
Welcome pack available on arrival,
Stair gate at top of stairs.
The West Country region
North Devon & Exmoor offer the perfect UK holiday setting. Whether you are looking for a weekend break, a romantic getaway or family holiday. There are few places in Britain that lay claim to such a beautiful combination of stunning landscapes. A coastline of spectacular cliffs, secret coves and golden beaches together with a hinterland of wild moorland, sparkling river valleys and lush rolling hills make North Devon and Exmoor a very special place to visit.
With a 171 sq km area of outstanding natural beauty and World Class Status, North Devon is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve because of its blend of special landscapes and wildlife areas, rich cultural heritage and communities that care about it and want to sustain it into the future. North Devon is a truly unique place to visit.
North Devon has managed to maintain a delicate balance between its heritage and modern life. It is a friendly, laid-back and beautiful part of the country.
Whitechapel is extremely well placed for exploring the whole of North Devon. We are also situated within an hour's journey of Dartmoor, meaning South Devon is easily within reach too.
Exmoor, one of the smallest of Britain's National Parks, is also known as Lorna Doone country as it is the base of R.D. Blackmore's famous novel of the same name. Amongst the beautiful moorland lie several beautiful villages including Dunster - with its magnificent Dunster Castle. Exford is the ideal base to explore the ancient Tarr Steps and to take part in fishing, shooting and riding. Journey time by car to the moor is approximately 10 minutes.
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19 Aug 2012
"Excellent cottage in peaceful location"
Chris was very welcoming when we arrived and very helpful throughout our stay. The cottage was of a high standard and the location was very peaceful. The bird feeder just outside the lounge window was constantly busy with a range of birds - from the mor eusual chaffinches to nuthatches and woodpeckers. There was a number of activities within easy reach - beaches, a zoo, a sculpture park and so on. We had a really good holiday.
23 Jun 2012
"Yet another great week and warm welcome."
Great walks around the farm and local area.
Lots of good gardens to visit.
So much to visit in the local area that you don't have to travel far.
Plenty of good eating places. Don't miss The Stags Head Inn at Filleigh.
If you want a quiet peaceful holiday this is the place.
16 Mar 2012
"A warm welcome and a cosy cottage!"
A great place for a break away from it all. Definitely take your wellie boots in winter! Chris really helped me with the booking because my break was last minute and non-standard. He was always there if we needed him. I was sorry I could not stay longer.
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