The School House, Countisbury
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House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 13
The School House is a spacious Victorian property in a beautiful spot on Exmoor making it a perfect destination for family and friends get-togethers. As the name suggests, this property was once a school for the local villages but it has since been transformed into memorable and comfortable accommodation for 11 people (up to 13 including sofa bed) plus cot.
The open-plan living/dining room has a large wood-burner and plenty of comfortable seating, a full-size table tennis table and an upright piano. The kitchen adjoins the living area and leads out onto the delightful terrace. Beyond the dining area is a cosy 'snug' with further comfortable seating (including sofa-bed for two extras if required), this leads through to two downstairs bedrooms - one double with en-suite and one triple bedroom (bunk beds plus single), there is also a downstairs bathroom. Upstairs are three further bedrooms, one four-poster double bedroom, a second double bedroom and a twin room plus bathroom.
The School House is well-equipped; kitchen appliances include fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, combination microwave-grill, and oven with hob. Other equipment includes toaster, kettle, a variety of cookware, kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses. The living area includes a television with Sky TV, video and DVD player and radio/cassette/CD player. A table tennis table is situated in the living area too, and an upright piano. Wireless broadband is available in the property. A cot and high chair is provided for your use.
Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of your accommodation. The central heating can be adjusted to suit your preferences and the seasons. The School House has a wood-burner in the sitting room downstairs; a basket of logs and kindling will be provided. Bed linen, duvets, blankets and towels are provided for your convenience, but please bring your own beach towels if you wish to take towels with you on day trips. Please note that bed linen is not provided for the cot.
The School House water is supplied by natural spring.
The School House boasts a delightful terrace with outdoor seating, barbecue and wonderful views of the valley beneath, perfect for relaxing and eating alfresco! Guests may also explore the sloping gardens complete with stream which leads down into the valley below and on to the village of Brendon where you will find the local pub, The Staghunters Inn. Grazing for horses and private river fishing can be arranged by prior agreement.
Off-road parking is available directly outside the property, there is room for up to 5 cars.
Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement (maximum of 3) for a supplementary fee.
This property is strictly non-smoking.
The property will be ready from 4 pm on the day of your arrival. Please depart by 10 am on the last day of your stay. Please leave the property clean and tidy so that we can guarantee it will be ready on time for our next guests.
The School House is available for week breaks (Saturday changeover), short breaks may be available too. Please see our availability page for further details.
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 13, Lounge seats for 13|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Devon region
Exmoor is situated in South West Britain, specifically across West Somerset and North Devon. Often referred to as England's best kept secret, Exmoor is a wonderful holiday destination for anyone looking for a holiday in the great outdoors! There's so much to see and do, from short walks to long expeditions across the moors or horse riding, taking in a safari or sight-seeing at your own pace around the 'picture postcard' villages and hamlets.
Exmoor National Park
Countisbury is an attractive rural parish in North Devon and within Exmoor National Park. The 'wilds' of the moorland literally tumble into the sea creating dramatic cliffs and a breathtaking coastline.
Exmoor National Park is a popular holiday destination for walkers, cyclists and horse riders as well as those wishing to enjoy the many square miles of beautiful countryside and coastline and there a few better places to experience these activities than Countisbury.
The picturesque villages of Lynton and Lynmouth are nearby, famous for the funicular cliff railway that runs between the two villages. The capital of North Devon is Barnstaple and provides an extensive range of facilities including the famous Victorian pannier market and Butchers Row.
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Calendar last updated:01 Mar 2015
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