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A romantic cosy cottage situated beside the beautiful River Barle

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Ideally situated for exploring the beautiful heartland of Exmoor. This romantic cosy cottage boasts rare and extensive river frontage in delightful gardens.

The cottage offers both space and character with exposed beams throughout. Living room with huge inglenook fireplace, an extremely well appointed large farmhouse kitchen, utility room and downstairs W.C. An exquisite sunroom (third bedroom if required) with double patio doors leading directly onto the riverside gardens. Upstairs are two large bedrooms, one double with antique brass bed and a further well furnished twin, with one double and one single bed. A pretty central bath/shower room with W.C. All rooms enjoying views of the river and gardens.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Dunster 25 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 70 km, Nearest railway: Tiverton Parkway 47 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking


Withypool is a quiet unspoilt village situated in a shallow part of the Barle valley in the heart of the Exmoor National Park.

The village has a remote, upland character and is surrounded by open moorland, much of which is common land. Most of the village lies on the north side of the river and follows the narrow roads along the valley contours.

The traditional buildings in the settlement generally consist of lime washed rendered stonewalls with slate roofs. It is these buildings and their setting that help contribute to Withypool's character.

Along the banks of the River Barle grow the withies or willow trees that give Withypool its name and, crossing the river is the characteristic six arched Withypool Bridge. This was built around a hundred years ago to replace an old packhorse bridge that stood further up the river.

Within Withypool, there are the local General Stores/Post Office, Olden World petrol pumps and Tearooms. The local pub is noted for good ale and bar/restaurant food.

To the south is Withypool Hill (1306 feet), With Superb views on the summit. On the south side of the hill is a Bronze Age stone circle.

There are excellent short and long walks in and around Withypool including the Two Moors Way that passes through the village. One of the most popular walks is a 4 mile riverside stroll to Tarr Steps, with wonderful scenery.

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10 Jun 2014


"Pure English Delight"

After a nightmare journey on the M6/M5 this lovely cottage is just what we needed with its wonderful location in the quaint village of Withypool. The cottage and its location are outstanding, to walk … More

24 May 2014


"Beautiful cottage in a stunning location"

Beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Found the sound of the river very therapeutic. Wonderful walk & delicious cream tea at Tarr Steps & the cliff top walk at Valley of the Rocks in Lynton is th… More

30 Mar 2014


"Wonderful homely cottage in an excellent location"

Ideal central location for the heart of Exmoor. The cottage is full of character and charm, which will make you feel instantly at home. Bridge Cottage is in a peaceful location with a wonderful garden… More

1 Oct 2013


"Idyllic Cottage in an Idyllic Spot"

Both my wife and I stayed at this cottage recently along with our small dog Pedro.We cannot rate this place highly enough! We wanted somewhere away from the hustle and bustle of the City and somewhere… More

21 Jul 2013


"Best holiday cottage EVER!"

Wonderful welcome; picturesque cottage; immaculate; extremely well equipped; idyllic riverside frontage; friendly village pub with great food; village shop and post office; cafe (yummy ice cream); ce… More

20 Mar 2013


"Fantastic Exmoor cottage on the river"

We have stayed at Bridge cottage several times. It's our no1 choice on Exmoor for several reasons. Firstly the cottage itself is lovely, very quaint and cosy. It feels old but has all the mod con… More

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