House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A detached and very comfortable recently renovated house ,with three double bedrooms,two ensuite on the ground floor both with french doors onto the garden ,and a third bedroom with a shower room on the first floor . The Kitchen is fully fitted with a rayburn ,electric hob, fridge freezer ,microwave and dishwasher .The utility room has a washing machine and storage.
The sitting room is well furnished with log burner , oak floors ,and Bi-fold doors to the Balcony where there is a table and chairs for those long summer evenings to just relax and absorb the views. Large peaceful garden sloping down to the river Barle , The bottom of the garden is left to its natural habitat as is is a site of special scientific interest rare orchids flourish.The house benefits from off road parking,and is approached down a no-through lane. Withypool is a lovely village with good shop and Public House ,there are also tea rooms during the summer .
Exmoor provides endless walking and scenery , The Two Moors way footpath passes within a few metres of the house . there are walks in all directions either over the Moor or along the river bank to Tarr Steps or Landacre Bridge in the other direction. Minehead ,Porlock ,Woolacombe and many other seaside places are all within an hours drive. Local towns like Dulverton,Dunster Porlock & South Molton are all worthy of a visit. At night the clear skies explain why Exmoor has recently been awarded the first European night star sky award see www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk
Ormrods welcomes well behaved dogs (Maximum of two), there is an outside kennel for them to dry off in. We request that you keep the dogs off the beds and furniture , the utility has under floor heating so is ideal for your dog to enjoy the warmth through its bedding. Please clean up after your dogs in the garden.They are not to be left alone in the House.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Minehead 25 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 68 km, Nearest railway: Taunton 48 km|
|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, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details outdoors|
The one acre garden faces south and slopes down to the river Barle , Decending involves a series of steps and paths , there is a garden seat on the lawn and a walk through the natural area which is a site os special scientific interest There is also a terraced area with a stone seat built into a newly constructed wall from which you can enjoy views of the village,river, and Moor. There are two sheds one contains the logs for the wood burner the other has some garden tools and the barbeque set. A dog kennel with two separate kennels and runs is available (bring your own dog beds and feeding bowls etc)
The West Country region
Exmoor is one of the National Parks in England, The area has wonderful scenery and wildlife. it is quite probable that you will see Exmoor Ponies, Red Deer and birds of prey on you ventures over the Moor. The area has a lovely network of rivers where salmon can be seen on their journey to spawn.
The hedgerows are full of wild flowers in spring .Places of interest include Dunster Castle, Dunkery Beacon ,Tarr Steps ,Porlock Weir, Wimbleball Lake ,Landacre Bridge,Exmoor Pony Centre, Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre and Red Deer Safaris The nearest beach is at Minehead 16 miles away but the north Devon coast is full of seaside places of interest with lovely beaches for children such as Woolacombe , Saunton Sands and Braunton Burrows with its Sahara like sand dunes.
Interesting local towns include Dulverton, South Molton Dunster and Bampton. each village usually have local craft shows that involve the community, pony and horse shows are regular features of the area in the summer , hunting and shooting are popular activities in season .Fishing with the appropriate permit can be done from the garden or further afield fly fishing lessons are given at Exbridge which is circa 16 miles from the cottage.
Horse riding is very popular in the area local riding stables are more than willing to hire their horses or escort you over the bridleways.Sailing and canoing is available at Wimbleball Lake or of course you can sail on the sea.