Woodhouse sleeps up to ten guests (eight adults and two children) and is located ten miles west of Tiverton in the heart of beautiful unspoilt rolling Devon countryside, providing the perfect place to get away from it all and escape the pressures of every day life.
The house dates back to the 17th Century and still today display lots of original character adding to its charm, with tiled and wooden floors and comfy furnishings. It offers complete privacy and tranquility and nestles amongst attractive gardens, with no neighbours nearby.
Accessed via a long private drive, Woodhouse is nicely tucked away, and has forty acres of woodland and pasture. There are lots of nice walks locally and further afield are Moors which are a must to visit for breathtaking scenery. Woodhouse is equidistance from the South and North coastline with both offer a great selection of beaches.
From Exmoor there are some fabulous stretches of coastline that have remained unspoilt, peppered with lovely seaside towns including Lynton/Lynmouth, connected by the famous cliff-top railway. For a lovely family friendly sandy beach Woolacoombe Sands, Croyde and Westward Ho! are popular choices.
The area has many things to see and do with historic castles, houses and gardens including Tiverton Castle, Knightshayes Court, Castle Drogo and spectacular Rosemoor Gardens. The market town of South Molton is also worth a visit.
Locally there is a friendly village shop two miles from the house, with a post office, cash machine and DVD rentals, along with local farms where you can buy their produce and also a newsagent. Tiverton provides the usual supermarkets etc and there is a very good pub a mile away and many others within a short drive. There are riding schools, places to fish and golf courses in the area and onsite there is an excellent hard tennis court, which guests are welcome to use whenever they wish, along with a croquet set and boules.
If you explore the woods at the bottom of the valley, you will find a stream along with an array of wildlife and fauna. There are wild bluebells, primroses, foxgloves and other flowers in the woods and meadows and wildlife enthusiasts may be lucky enough to see deer, bats, owls, badgers, foxes, rabbits, buzzards and even Peregrine Falcons.
Denise Outlaw joined Independent Cottages in May 2009
Woodhouse has solid floors (either wood or tiles), central heating throughout making it ideal all year round and plenty of original character and charm.
Additional information: Pets welcome by arrangement.
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