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F173 - Oaklea


Excellent 5/5 Score from 1 review

Cottage | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 18

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

In Bratton Fleming, a splendid detached house with lovely long meadow/woodland views, surrounded by ¼ acre of enclosed garden. Inside, a great deal of love and care has provided a beautiful, modern, stylish home with simple, unfussy decor and a calming atmosphere. Big, height-of-house hall, designed for sunlight to stream in; big living room with lots of windows, open views, French windows to garden (patio with table/chairs, gas barbecue), TV/Sky/DVD; large fitted kitchen/dining room (two dishwashers, microwave, freezer, electric range-style cooker/gas hob, two larder fridges); utility room (two washer-driers, fridge-freezer, additional fridge). Step down to playroom with table football, toys. Four ground-floor bedrooms – two double (5' beds), one with footboard and en suite shower-room (suite), and two twin, one with en suite bathroom (suite with corner bath), and the other with en suite shower-room (suite).

Stairs (stairgates) up to galleried second living room (TV/DVD) with oak floor, and three more bedrooms – a double with en suite shower-room (suite), a twin, and one with four singles and en suite loo (washbasin); bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). Two pull-out truckle beds available, by arrangement.Professional catering available, by arrangement. Baby-naming and wedding ceremonies can be arranged (please ask us for details). Damages Deposit £300. Arrival after 4pm. This is an exceptional, restful house.

Size Sleeps up to 18, 7 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Games room, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (3)
Other Towels provided, High chair
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Please bring your own beach towels.

The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4 star.

The West Country region

Exmoor: exquisite National Park beside the sea: beech trees, sheep, wheeling buzzards and heather hills, from many of which you look over the sea to Wales and its mountains. Below are the most gracefully carved of steep oak-filled valleys where rushing, bouldered little rivers are paddleable and the red deer spend the winters, and perhaps the most dream-like rose-covered cottage villages of them all, where the pace of life is leisurely. At night, marvellously unpolluted skies for stargazing (recently designated an International Dark Sky Reserve).

Porlock Vale is one of the most beautiful farmed bits of England, Dunkery must be ascended, the area of The Chains is wild and wonderful for walking or riding; the Oare valley (Lorna Doone country) is an excellent place to take Granny for a visit to tiny, fascinating Oare church, a cream tea in Malmsmead and a sunset drive afterwards through the Valley of the Rocks to Woody Bay (if you drive well). Minehead, the main town, is good for sandcastles, has a Butlins (and a good golf course and a harbour) and isn't too big. Medieval Dunster is very pretty and has a fine castle (inhabited, National Trust); Dulverton, on the southern edge of the moor and popular with artists, has interesting shops and galleries; Culbone church, one of England's smallest, is worth walking to. Lots of good food pubs in 'hidden' villages, like Luxborough, where the welcome is warm and the atmosphere relaxed.


Bratton Fleming: village (church, PO/shop, sports club with bar, tennis courts, snooker, pool tables and table tennis) of old and new dwellings, deep in rolling farmland on the south-west edge of Exmoor. Barnstaple (large town), 5 miles; glorious sand/surf beaches at Saunton (golf), Woolacombe and Croyde, 8-12 miles. Lynton and Lynmouth, 12 miles. Pony-trekking. Arlington Court (Nat. Trust), 4 miles. Wistlandpound Reservoir (lakeside walks, fishing, riding, indoor pool), 4 miles.

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1 Sep 2014


""Home from home""

Just returned from a weeks stay at Oaklea with my family and 3 other families and their children.."Home from home" would be an understatement to describe the house which more than met our ex… More

Thank you very much for your kind review, I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed your holiday at Oaklea. Very sadly Oaklea won't be letting with us next year, but I am sure that the owner will be very glad to hear that you had a good time. I very much hope that we might see you again in the future, perhaps at another of our properties.

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