Yew Tree Cottage
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Welcome to Yew Tree Cottage.
Offering a wealth of old world charm, Yew Tree Cottage in the Exmoor National Park is only 3 miles from the medieval village of Dunster, with its castle, yarn market shops and restaurants. Only 5 miles away is the seaside resort of Minehead, with its wide sandy beach and is the starting point of the West Somerset Railway and the South West Coast path.
Yew Tree Cottage offers you that rare opportunity to leave your car at home and enjoy the very best of this undiscovered National park right from the doorstep.
With views of Dunkery Beacon from the cottage, it is well located for exploring everything Exmoor has to offer with its beautiful scenery, outdoor pursuits and wildlife. At the end of a busy day, enjoy local hospitality at the Lion Inn just 50m away offering local Exmoor ales and good food before relaxing in front of the Inglenook fireplace.
The cottage benefits from two large bedrooms - one king sized double and a twin, a family bathroom with bath and separate shower. Downstairs there is a fully equipped modern kitchen with range style cooker, dishwasher and washer dryer and a large living room with inglenook fireplace, dining table and 32” LED flat screen television.
From September 2014, free unlimited wifi has also now been installed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Dunster 5 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Minehead 8 km|
|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, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Our character cottage is well-equipped with modern furnishings while in-keeping with the age and style of the property. The cottage has been recently upgraded to include a fitted kitchen, new bedroom furniture, underfloor heating and night storage heaters.
Entrance: Stable door to the side of the house with steps leading up to spacious modern oak-beamed kitchen with solid oak worktops, Belfast sink, range style cooker, washer dryer, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, electric kettle. Views towards Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor.
Living room: Step up from kitchen into spacious oak beamed living room with exposed stone walls, large inglenook fireplace with solid fuel burner and bread oven (logs available locally at cost), quarry-tiled floor, window seats, dining area with 5' antique oak table and 4 chairs, 2 sofas, 32” LED flat screen television and DVD player; stairs up to landing.
Master bedroom: Oak framed king size bed with matching bedside tables and chest of drawers, oak-beamed ceiling, double walk in wardrobe.
Twin bedroom: Two antique pine single beds with matching bedside tables and chest of drawers.
Family bathroom: Bath, separate shower cubicle with electric shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail and tiled floor with underfloor heating.
The cottage benefits from recently installed night storage heaters in every room, double glazed windows and latch-key doors. We are family-friendly, providing a travel cot and high chair, a range of children's cutlery/crockery and toys and games.
New from September 2014, wifi has been installed.
|Further details outdoors|
Timberscombe is located off the A396 within the Exmoor National Park, giving fast and easy access to all locations within Exmoor and the spectacular north Devon coastline. The village itself has a pub and post office while the nearby village of Dunster offers a well provisioned delicatessen, a range of restaurants, cafés and craft shops.
We are only minutes away from Minehead with its range of amenities including two large supermarkets, tourist office, beaches, West Somerset Railway and Butlins, which offers day passes allowing use of its swimming pools, rides and activities.
Exmoor offers breathtaking scenery for walkers, including stunning coastline between Lynton and Porlock (with highest sea cliffs in England), heather moorland, wooded combes, babbling streams and is, of course, in the heart of Lorna Doone Country, made famous by R.D. Blackmore. It is a place for 'getting away from it all'.
There are also plenty of interesting places and attractions within easy access, including the National Trust properties of Dunster Castle, Watersmeet, Arlington Court and Knightshayes; The twin coastal towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, connected by their famous cliff railway; Exmoor Zoo; the north Devon towns of Ilfracombe, Barnstaple and Bideford; the wide sandy beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde, popular with families and surfers alike.
On-street parking is available close by within the village. Please note that there is no immediate parking available adjacent to the cottage.
We offer a 10% discount off bookings of 2 weeks and 15% off bookings of 3 weeks or more.
Everything else is included in the price of your holiday, including all electricity, fresh linen and towels.
Please note that we do not provide bedding for the travel cot.
About this location
The Somerset region
Exmoor is the smallest of England's National Parks, covering an area of 265 square miles. It is situated in the south west of England and spans the counties of Somerset and Devon. The landscape is uniquely varied with moorland, woodland, valleys, farmland and coastline and it boasts the highest sea cliffs in England.
Exmoor is a walker's paradise and a haven for wildlife enthusiasts with miles of footpaths and trails.
Exmoor offers breathtaking scenery for walkers, including stunning coastline between Lynton and Porlock, heather moorland, wooded combes, babbling streams and is, of course, in the heart of Lorna Doone Country, made famous by R.D. Blackmore. It is a place for ‘getting away from it all’.
There are plenty of interesting places and attractions within easy access, including the National Trust properties of Dunster Castle, Watersmeet, Arlington Court and Knightshayes; The twin coastal towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, connected by their famous cliff railway; Exmoor Zoo; the north Devon towns of Ilfracombe, Barnstaple and Bideford; the wide sandy beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde, popular with families and surfers alike.
Horse riding, cycling, birdwatching, wildlife safaris and fishing are all available locally.
The Lion Inn serving good food and local Exmoor ales is 50m away.
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19 Feb 2015
"Quiet and peaceful cottage with a homely feel"
Clean, well presented cottage with everything you need for a great stay. We stayed 4 nights and went on some beautiful walks in the nearby countryside. Would thoroughly recommend.… More
26 Nov 2014
"Relaxing winter break in Exmoor"
We had a lovely, relaxing week in Timberscombe. The cottage is beautiful & located in a charming village though there is not much to do directly on the doorstep. We had everything we needed & the cott… More
2 Nov 2014
"What a find!"
A warm and welcoming cottage, with everything that you need. We had a wonderful time and very sad to go home. It was nice to find somewhere lovely and clean, a real home from home. An excellent bas… More
29 Sep 2014
"Stunning cottage in breathtaking location."
What an incredible cottage. Booking was easy and efficient with great communication from the owners. When we arrived, the cottage was immaculate and beautifully finished. Fell in love with the kitchen… More
20 Sep 2014
"Great cottage and area, but no decent food within walking distance and church bells ring at night."
A well-equipped cottage (especially with games and computer games if you have kids) and helpful owners by email beforehand. No outside area to sit nor possibility of loading immediately outside, thoug… More
28 Aug 2014
We have just come back from an excellent week at Yew tree Cottage, the cottage is beautiful and charming (my wife fell in love with it) everything is supplied in the cottage that you need and the cott… More
As of September, wifi is now available.
24 Aug 2014
Had a great time in Exmoor and Yew Tree Cottage which has everything to help your holiday to run smoothly. When you arrive you will love the beautiful farmhouse kitchen & log burner, comfortable beds… More
11 Aug 2014
"Beautiful House, Lovely Area"
Yew Tree Cottage was really a lovely place to stay. The house is about 200 years old and still retains many of its old features whilst having many of the modern facilities. It's situated in quite… More
4 Jul 2014
"Relaxing getaway in Exmoor"
My wife and I enjoyed a very pleasant stay at Yew Tree Cottage. Comfortable, clean and furnished to a high standard, the cottage was everything we were looking for.… More
8 May 2014
"A Perfect Getaway"
A charming old cottage modernised to a very high standard. Bedrooms and lounge are very comfortable and the kitchen is a wonderful area to cook. Excellent base to explore all the wonderful places Exmo… More
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