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  • £495  to  £895

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  • £70 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £124 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

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£525 Mon, 5 Aug 2024
3 nights - Escape the summer crowds in this beautiful and peaceful corner of Exmoor

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About The Old Malt House

The Old Malthouse is beautifully situated, with an outlook to rival that of any self catering holiday home in Exmoor National Park. Tucked away in the sleepy Somerset village of Exton, five miles from Dulverton and half a mile from Badgers Holt pub in Bridgetown, the charming cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms with panoramic views of the Brendon Hills. The owners have recently renovated it to a high standard, lovingly restoring original features like the inglenook fireplace and oak beams and decorating it in a contemporary country style that wouldn't look out of place in a home decor magazine. There's an enclosed garden and off-street parking for two cars, making this an excellent choice for couples, families or friends, including those with dogs.

Exton is one of those villages you could easily miss if you weren't looking for it. It's beside the River Exe with fantastic footpaths and bridleways leading through the Exe Valley. One of these is the long-distance Exe Valley Way, from which you can access the Two Moors Way. The cottage is only four miles from Wimbleball Lake and ten miles from Somerset Coast and the Bristol Channel. The house has secure bike storage for mountain bikers and a handy outdoor tap for keeping it clean.

All necessary amenities can be found in Dulverton, a short drive or scenic cycle from The Old Malthouse. Dulverton is a traditional market town beside the River Barle with a range of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Anything you can't find in Dulverton will be in Tiverton, half an hour south of the cottage, or Minehead, about 25-minutes north.

Many of the guests who stay at The Old Malthouse choose it for the beautiful walks accessible from the door. However, there is plenty to do besides hiking, mountain biking, and horse riding. If you love being outdoors, there is golf and fishing. Beachgoers will enjoy Minehead's sandy shore, pier, and the start of the spectacular South West Coast Path. Dunster Castle, mill and village is a lovely day out. Other guests will enjoy touring Wellhayes Vineyard or the Exmoor Distillery.

The Old Malthouse is comfortable and welcoming in all seasons. The far-reaching rural views make it feel far more isolated than it is, with the A396 making it easy to reach.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Joanna Kitley joined Independent Cottages in November 2022

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Exmoor)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Old Malt House is on the ground floor of a converted barn next to the owner's home. Upstairs is only used for storage - you won't have people above you. Access is through a cobbled courtyard.

  • The sitting room is a cosy oasis of calm. Timber floors, original beams, and a large log burner in the inglenook fireplace invite you to settle back on the sofa or in an armchair, put the TV on and relax.
  • Extending from the sitting room, the modern kitchen and dining room is thoughtfully equipped for self-catering. Cupboards are stocked with crockery, equipment and utensils, and efficient appliances make light work of cooking. A quirky feature is an original well, now covered up, in the kitchen.
  • A door separates the living area from the hallway leading to the bedrooms. The main bedroom has a king-sized bed and storage.
  • The second bedroom features twin single beds and storage.
  • A spacious bathroom has a bath with an overhead rainfall shower, a heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.
  • Four steps climb from the kitchen to the games room with table tennis, where you'll often find the kids.

Outside: The cottage has a private enclosed south-west facing garden with seating. There is parking for two cars, secure bike storage, and a hose for washing muddy bikes, boots and paws.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Three dogs are welcome by arrangement and a weekly surcharge. The Old Malt House is a no-smoking property.

The Old Malt House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Twin)
3 or more dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
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)7780 601297 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.

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Joanna Kitley
Member Since November 2022

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Last Minute Offers

Mon, 5 Aug 2024 for 3 nights, £525
Escape the summer crowds in this beautiful and peaceful corner of Exmoor
Wed, 28 Aug 2024 for 3 nights, £525
Escape the summer crowds in this beautiful and peaceful corner of Exmoor

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