Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
In Bury, 150 yards from the ford and packhorse bridge, a spacious, detached dormer-style bungalow with glorious views from almost every room to meadows and woods beyond. Enclosed gardens to the front (mostly lawn, small pond - toddlers beware, carport) and back are bordered by a little stream (fenced).
Inside, a stylish combination of new and old. Tiled hall (coats/boots); bathroom (suite plus bath-shower); 2 steps down to large, light bedroom (6' zip-linked double or twin) with inglenook fireplace (woodburner), TV and French windows (views) to patio; bright, cheery kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric double-oven/5-hob range-style cooker) with pine table/chairs, butler sink and French windows (step down, 5'8" lintel) to patio (table/chairs, barbecue) - a great spot for watching birds and wildlife. Comfortable living room (TV/DVD/video, library of DVDs/videos) with door to twin bedroom (views). Stairs up to pretty double bedroom (TV/video, sloping ceilings - 6' to 2'6" under the eaves); 3 further steps up to bathroom (suite plus bath-shower, low/sloping ceilings) and small playroom on landing (6' ceiling sloping to 3'3" under eaves). Outside, a utility/games room (washing machine, tumble drier, table tennis, storage for your surfboards/bicycles etc). A peaceful location with footpath walk to Wimbleball Lake from the door, and comfortable throughout.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|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.
Bury: pretty hamlet of thatched cottages and ancient bridge spanning a ford on the eastern edge of Exmoor, deep in a wooded valley, just south of Wimbleball Lake (sailing, reservoir trout fishing). Dulverton (good shops, pubs, restaurant, church), 3 miles. Dunster and coast, 12-15 miles.