Withymead Cottage is located in the beautiful village of Withypool in the heart of Exmoor National Park. The cottage itself overlooks and leads down to the river Barle through our mature landscaped gardens with views southward of the moor, often with the world-famous Exmoor ponies and deer grazing.
Withymead cottage is all on the ground floor with the owners living above. It has its own private entrance accessed down a short pathway from the car parking area that is suitable for two cars.
The entrance porch has heating which can be used as a drying area for wet outdoor clothing after a busy day exploring the local area.
You then enter the main open plan living area with a comfortable leather corner sofa, TV, Freesat box and DVD player. There is also a gas log burner style fire for cosy evenings in. The kitchen is well equipped for dining in and dining area will comfortably seat four, but can be increased to six. There is also a utility cupboard housing a washing machine and other cleaning equipment.
Leading from the living area there is a twin bedroom with TV and hallway leading to a bathroom with toilet, bath, wash basin and overhead shower. Next there is a separate toilet with wash basin directly outside the main double bedroom. The double bedroom, with TV and wardrobe also has French doors leading out to a secure gravelled picnic area suitable for dogs to be loose.
All ground floor
Dog friendly. Well behaved dogs welcome.
No smoking inside.
WiFi. WiFi calls only as no mobile signal available.
Two bedrooms; 1 double, 1 twin.
Open plan living space.
Oil central heating
Electric oven and hob
Microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher
TVs with Freesat in all rooms
Fuel and power included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Dogs must be kept on a lead in the main garden due to the owner’s chickens and ducks
Charcoal BBQ available
Distances; to shop 200m, to Royal Oak Inn 300m
Access to river with fishing rights
10% discount for armed forces and veterans, also blue light service personnel
Withypool is a small community but has a thriving 17th century village pub, the Royal Oak Inn, where it is said that RD Blackmore wrote part of his Exmoor novel, Lorna Doon. The D-Day landings were also planned in the Royal Oak, by American General, Dwight D Eisenhower.
The village also boasts a lovely and very popular tea-room and across the road is the well-stocked village shop and post office. If needed, orders can be placed with the village shop and collected on arrival. The village also has its own church, St Andrews which dates back to the late medieval period. The 12th century challis font, hints that there may have been an even earlier building in this place.
Withypool is a perfect location for exploring Exmoor, the Quantock hills and the Somerset and north Devon coastline. Things to do include; fishing, shooting, horse riding, animal safaris, cycling, walking, climbing at the ‘Valley of the rocks’, water sports with a choice of sea, river and lakes
Places of interest nearby, include; Porlock, Lynmouth, Lynton, Tarr steps, Landacre bridge, two moors way, Wimbleball lake, Dunkery Beacon (Exmoor’s highest point), Croyde bay, Saunton Sands and Woolacombe bay.