The Old School House - Exton, Somerset, Exmoor, England - Sleeps 6
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.
- Log Burner
- Pub/Restaurant Nearby
- Garden/Outside Area
- Bike Storage
- Off-Road Parking
- Washing Machine
- CD Player
- Horse Riding Nearby
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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.
- 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.
Low Season from £350
Mid Season from £475
High Season from £600
Peak Season £700
Pets: Yes 3 or more dogs allowed
Changeover Day: Flexible
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms (2 Doubles & 1 Twin)
Owner: Claire Howard, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
The Old School House joined Independent Cottages in March 2013
Good availability for this lovely cottage - perfect for walking - Good pubs, off road parking. lovely garden. Dogs welcome. Short drive to coast. Perfect area for enjoying Autumn colours.
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Calendar last updated: 16th September 2017