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The Old School House

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £350
    Low season
  • £700
    Peak season

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Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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£300 Fri, 22 Feb 2019
7 nights - Lovely cost cottage, perfect location for relaxing break. No charge for dogs this week.

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Access


  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking

About The Old School House

The Old School House sleeps six guests in three bedrooms and is ideally located in the small hamlet of Exton, in the picturesque Exe Valley, in the heart of Exmoor National Park.

The detached cottage sits in an idyllic tranquil position, nestling within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with direct access to numerous bridleways and footpaths just waiting to be explored from the front door. There are also moorland walks and the dramatic coastal paths on the rugged North Devon coastline just a short drive away, along with the Blue Anchor Beach at Dunster and the sandy beaches at Minehead with many attractions for the children.

For those not content with soaking up the beautiful surrounding scenery, there are plenty of places of interest within easy reach, including Dunster Castle, Dunkery Beacon (Exmoor's highest point), Tarr Steps, Wimball Lake for sailing, canoeing and angling and the West Somerset Railway. The pretty villages of Dulverton, Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth are also within easy reach and worth visiting, as is Winsford Hill for beautiful far reaching views and sightings of pure bred Exmoor ponies roaming free.

Formerly home to the local school mistress, The Old School House now offers comfortable holiday accommodation where you can enjoy fantastic views across the valley and a sunny private garden for relaxing and alfresco dining. The local pub (dog friendly) in the nearby village of Bridgetown is just a mile away and serves home-cooked food and real ales. The village is home to one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in the country with a thatched cricket pavilion and packhorse bridge providing access. The nearest shop, post office and garage can be found approximately two miles from The Old School House.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Claire Howard joined Independent Cottages in March 2013

1) Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Piano
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby

Location (Exmoor)

Accommodation is mainly on the ground floor and comprises:

  • Covered porch which is ideal for muddy boots and wet coats.
  • Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, oven, hob and fridge/freezer.
  • Lounge/diner with wood burning stove, exposed beams, television, DVD player, radio/CD player, piano and large bay window.
  • Bathroom with WC, wash basin and bath with shower over.
  • Twin bedroom with wardrobe and drawer space.
  • Double bedroom with wardrobe and draws.

Second floor

  • Double bedroom with wardrobe, drawer space, wash basin and lovely views across the valley.

Outside: There is a fully enclosed private sunny garden (ideal for dogs and children) with a summerhouse for relaxing on more chilly but sunny days and table with chairs for alfresco dining. Parking is fifty yards down the lane in the property's wild garden/spinney area. With its little babbling brook, the wild garden provides a peaceful place to escape for a quiet moment to sit and enjoy the sounds of the country.

Additional information: Bedding included (but please bring your own towels/tea towels). Pets welcome but not in the bedrooms or on the furniture. Logs included (two baskets). Oil fired central heating. The cottage is spotless but because the owners like their guests to relax and feel at home, it has a ‘lived in’ feel. When you’re on holiday, the last thing we want is for you to be on edge in case a child spills a drink or your dog rushes through the house with wet feet and for this reason, if you are looking for prestige, 5 star luxury accommodation, then this is probably not the place for you!

The Old School House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 Doubles & 1 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 £350
Mid Season from £475
High Season from £600
Peak Season £700
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, 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)7779 026242 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

Claire Howard
Member Since March 2013

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Cosy cottage - Perfect location for walking on the moor or coast - Good pubs, off road parking. Dogs welcome.

Last Minute Offers

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 for 7 nights, £300
Lovely cost cottage, perfect location for relaxing break. No charge for dogs this week.
Fri, 1 Mar 2019 for 7 nights, £300
Lovely cost cottage, perfect location for relaxing break. No charge for dogs this week.

The Old School House 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 16th February 2019
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