1 Bedroom Cottage in Somerset

Dulverton, Dorset and Somerset, England (Ref: HC10056)

Sleeps 2 Bedrooms 1
Accomodation Features
  • Dog Friendly Cottage
  • Romantic Cottage
  • Garden
  • Internet Access
Accomodation Description

Cosy cottage set in a wonderfully peaceful and atmospheric position, high above the Barle Valley, where the famous Red Deer and Exmoor Ponies are seen regularly,in the adjoining fields along with wild Hare and a variety of other local wildlife.

This is an all year round destination, with walking and horse riding over spectacular Moorland, with stunning views any time of year. There are a variety of organised events during the summer, in the surrounding areas and the Red Deer rut during the Autumn months can be a really exciting spectacle. Through October and November the Red Deer stags challenge each other for their hinds (females). If you hear roaring, known as Bolving, it is likely that there are deer nearby, alerting each other to a challenge. Ideally, you need a good pair of binoculars to view the deer and we strongly advise you to keep your distance at all times. Red Deer are not the only deer on Exmoor , there are also Roe Deer, Sika Deer and Munkjac. Exmoors diverse habitats encourage a vast array of species, including rare Bats and Butterflies, Buzzards, Sparrow Hawks, Dormice, Stoats and many many more. The National park have various programmes to assist with encouraging the wildlife with Special Areas of Conservation, sites of Special Scientific interest and Nature Reserves at Horner, Hawcombe and Tarr Steps Woods. There are a variety of walks on Winsford Hill, which is within 10 minutes of the property by car, or down the hill to Marsh Bridge, where you can park your car and walk along the River Barle into Dulvertonor in the other direction towards Tarr Steps where, after crossing the ancient Clapper Bridge, you you will find the 16th Century Tarr Farm Inn which is perfect for lunch, coffee or a cream tea. You can also walk the 3.5 miles to Tarr Steps from the cottage, by turning right as you leave Sheepfold. Stay local and visit Dulverton (2.5 miles) which has a range of local shops and pubs. A 40 minute drive will take you to Porlock Weir, where you can join the coastal path along part of the Somerset coastline, then on to North Devon and Cornwall beyond. The various beaches in North Devon offer wonderful walks or surfing and swimming, with vast stretches of golden sand at Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands and Woolacombe and these beaches are an hour or perhaps an hour and a half away, down the A361, if you decide to go to Westward Ho!. Step inside and you ll be immediately greeted into the open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with high ceilings and exposed beams this property has plenty of character. The lounge area has comfy seating, one of which is a sofa bed, and a TV/DVD for you to sit and relax after a busy day exploring whilst watching your favourite film. Cook up a romantic meal for two in the well equipped kitchen with, electric oven and hob, combi microwave oven, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine. Head further into the property and you will find the double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC. And separate WC. Heading outside to a small enclosed patio area and a shared lawn area with garden furniture and lovely views for you to sit and enjoy a glass of wine. There is off road parking for one car.

1 bedroom double. Sofa bed available (must be requested at the time of booking) . 1 bathroom 1 en suite bathroom with shower over bath. Electric oven and hob, combi microwave oven, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine. TV/DVD in lounge. Electric and night storage heating included. Off road parking for 1 car. Private water supply. Wi Fi included may be intermittent or slow speeds due to connectivity and location. Shops and pub 2.5 miles away. Please refer to the guest charter for responsible holidaying. Please note there is a 3 night minimum stay . EV charging not available at this property. The rutting season is a wonderful experience for wildlife enthusiasts and budding photographers, but you should keep a safe distance from the Deer at all times..