Royal Oak Farm
Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Superbly situated in the heart of Exmoor, Royal Oak Farm is a beautiful thatched cottage set in the pretty village of Winsford. The house has ample character, with generous living space, a large enclosed garden, walled patio area for BBQs and off road parking for three cars. The living area contains a wood-burning stove, 2 x Freeview TV's with DVD players, WiFi and full central heating. Additionally, there is an excellent country pub and tea rooms within walking distance of the Royal Oak Farm.
Downstairs you will find a well equipped kitchen, including an dual oven (fan and conventional) Range Cooker, spacious family dining room, one large sitting room, one smaller sitting room, utility room including washing machine and tumble drier, downstairs bathroom and cloakroom area. The patio leads up to a large enclosed lawned garden, ideal for relaxing in and children to play in. Upstairs the cottage there are four double bedrooms, one single bedroom and two bathrooms both with power showers. All linen and towels are included. High chair and travel cot are available.
The cottage is in an idyllic location, overlooking the village green and stream, with stunning views over the valley and church.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Dunster 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter or Bristol Airport, Nearest railway: Taunton and Minehead|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The West Country region
The West Country/Somerset region
The Exmoor National Park is a large beautiful and peaceful area of wild, rugged countryside in the South West of England. The Park came into existance in 1954 and covers 267 square miles. It is made up of two thirds of the County of Somerset and one third of the county of Devon. It is believed 8000 years ago the majority of Exmoor was continuous oak woodland, but after the end Ice Age (10-12,000 years ago) the climate improved and vegetation began to grow.
Today, Exmoor is a place of outstanding natural beauty with its high rolling moorland, rugged coast, ancient woods, rivers and streams. Approximately 27% of the Park is moorland with the heather and grass moors are important for the wildlife and scenic beauty. Between Combe Martin and Minehead there is 34 miles of coastline, with the woods between The Foreland and Porlock representing the longest stretch of coastal woodland in England and Wales.
Exmoor has spectacular views and an abudnance of wildlife, some of which is unique to Exmoor. The infamous Exmoor ponies can been seen grazing on the moors, coombs and commons. There are a large number of wild red deer, which are more secretive, but can be seen with patience. In the late autumn during the rut, the stags can be heard roaring in the wooded valleys.
There are many rivers and deep wooded coombes on Exmoor, also hundreds of miles of footpaths and bridleways. Fishing on the River Exe and the Barle is very popular. Exmoor is also enjoyed by canoeists, mountain bikers and walkers. Horse riding is also popular with an abundance of riding centres nearby.
Popular attractions include:
- Tarr Steps: approximiately 2 miles from Winsford and superb walk, Tarr Steps is a medieval clapper bridge across the River Barle.
- Dulverton: A beautiful Exmoor town with a Deli, Butchers, second hand bookshop, pharmacy, bank and range of gift and clothes shops. There is an Exmoor National Park Centre on the main high street with a wealth of visitor information.
- The Doone Valley famous for R G Blackmore's novel Lorna Doone. Perfect for a Lorna Doone afternoon tea!
- The medieval village of Dunster, has many historic interests - the castle, yarn market, church and Tithe Barn. It also has unique gift shops and tea rooms.
- Connecting Lynton and Lynmouth is the cliff railway. There is also a great beach at Lynton.
- The Valley of the Rocks is home to spectacular scenery, coastal and woodland rocks. Goats can be found roaming between the Valleys.
- The South West Coast Path goes through Minehead, Lynton and Porlock. Parts of it can be walked along the way.
- The villages of Allerford, Selworthy, Horner and Culbone are beautiful villages with magical walks and pictureques scenes.
- Porlock boasts excellent cream teas, a stunning harbour with good pubs, a beach, superb walks, breathtaking views,
a range of unique shops.
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