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Lower Leys

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £325
    Low season
  • £750
    Peak season

Availability 12 month calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Calendar last updated: 6th March 2018
Preferred arrival day: Friday

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot

About Lower Leys

Leys Cottages sit in an elevated position in the heart of the Exmoor National Park and offers a choice of two delightful dog-friendly holiday cottages that are ideal for families, friends, couples and large groups of up to ten when both hired together.

Offering stylish country living, the cottages provide an ideal base from which to explore Exmoor and the Somerset coastline. Approached via a country track (shared), the cottages sit amongst rolling countrside where sheep and horses graze. The moorland and woodland views are wonderful and the area is a haven of peace and tranquillity with only the occasional sound of birds or animals to interrupt the silence.

The small Somerset village of Withypool is just half a mile away and provides a tranquil setting alongside the river. Surrounded by open moorland, the village is popular with people stopping for lunch and refreshments at the Royal Oak pub (reported to be one of Exmoor's best!) and Victorian tea rooms. There is a village store for stocking up on provisions, along with a Post Office which provides tourist information to help you plan your holiday. There are also a number of other very good pubs and restaurants within a short drive of the cottage.

For those who enjoy outdoor activities, Leys Cottages is a perfect choice of holiday destination with superb walking, cycling and pony trekking across Exmoor. The Two Moors Way runs through Withypool and there is a lovely riverside walk to Tarr Steps (approximately four miles) which nestles amongst a National Nature Reserve and the Barle Valley SSSI which is a haven for wildlife.

Also within easy driving distance is the popular town of Dulverton with an excellent selection of shops and nice places to enjoy lunch or a traditional cream tea; the medieval village of Dunster with its Old Yarn Market, lovely castle (National Trust) and beach outside the village and the coastal town of Minehead for traditional seaside fun and a good choice of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Whether you are looking for a base from which to explore Somerset or want to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities in the Exmoor National Park, Leys Cottages provide an ideal base.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Amanda Tassell (Bkgs Officer) joined Independent Cottages in June 2014

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Stables/ Livery Onsite
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (Exmoor)

Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor

  • Kitchen with a lovely country feel with wood floors, wooden beams, pale green units, fridge, dishwasher, separate chest freezer, electric oven with hob, washer/dryer and farmhouse dining table with seating for four guests.
  • Sitting room perfectly blending traditional character with modern style to provide a sophisticated place to relax with three-seater leather sofa, green tartan sofa, television, DVD player and beautiful views over Withypool Common.
  • Convenient cloakroom off the main hall with WC and wash basin

First floor

  • Spacious, bright master bedroom with a contemporary feel and superb views over Exmoor, along with king-size bed that can be split and used as two singles by arrangement to provide flexible sleeping. This room has an en-suite shower room with heated towel rail, power shower with adjustable head, WC and wash basin.
  • Second bedroom which can also be made up as a double or two singles making the cottage perfect for families or two couples. This bedroom overlooks the garden and is also an en-suite with a bath, wash basin and WC.

Outside: There is a fully enclosed large garden (ideal for dogs and children!) at the front of the cottage where you can enjoy the wonderful views over Exmoor offering plenty of space to relax and play outdoor games on the lawn. A wooden table and bench provide the perfect place for a glass of wine or supper.

Additional information: Three dogs welcome by arrangement and charged at £30 each. Stabling is available should you want to bring your horse and includes bedding and haylage (charged at £15 per night per horse - up to date vaccination certificates are required). Short breaks available outside of school holidays. Cot and high chair available. Price includes heating, linen, electricity and towels.

Lower Leys Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Double/Twin)
3 or more dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £325
Mid Season from £495
High Season from £595
Peak Season £750
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - Lower Leys sleeps 4 people. The owner has 2 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 10 guests.
Dining capacity - Up to 0.
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices

All male groups - Please enquire with owner
All female groups - Please enquire with owner
Catering available - No
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1271 377432 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Amanda Tassell (Bkgs Officer)
Member Since June 2014

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Lower Leys 12 month availability calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 6th March 2018