Cleveland Cottage has the advantage of a choice of two prices – for bookings by two or four guests. This very pretty cottage, on the edge of Exmoor National Park, a few miles from the market towns of Dulverton and Bampton, each offering lovely independent shops and cafes, is a wonderful opportunity to stay in a delightful traditional country cottage. There is a large, completely private enclosed classic cottage garden for summer days and a lovely wood-burner in the sitting-room for winter breaks, making this the perfect year-round place to stay. This is a very comfortable retreat to return to after a day exploring the National Park, the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or the beautiful Vale of Taunton.
Semi-detached but extremely private Cleveland Cottage is a much loved bolthole and you will feel very much at home here. A second bathroom (shower-room), a wood-burner and a new super-king sized bed have been added to the accommodation very recently and there are plenty of original period features – beams, a couple of low lintels and turning cottage stairs – all adding to its warm and welcoming character. This area is perfect for those wishing for peace and quiet – Skilgate is a small village surrounded by farmland and the cottage is in an edge of village setting and therefore feels very private. The patio and garden are not overlooked as they are raised up above the level of the little country lane that leads out of the village towards Wimbleball Lake – a beautiful and scenic local landmark. There is a door directly from the sitting-room to the garden so that on a sunny day you can step outside to the sheltered patio. The delight of Exmoor is the variety on offer – from wild open high ground to deeply wooded valleys, riverside picnic areas for relaxing summer days – try Tarr Steps, Withypool or Landacre – and plenty of traditional country pubs for lazy pub lunches in the summer or hearty hot meals out-of-season. Exmoor is famous for its many walking routes and footpaths to follow, some leading directly from the village and so, armed with an Ordnance Survey map, you can really get off the beaten track and take in the landscape. Nearby Wimbleball Lake is a lovely place for a lakeside walk or even for some water-sports if you are feeling adventurous. There is a little cafe there for a treat afterwards.
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Step to Sitting-room with TV, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner
Step to Utility-room with freezer and washing machine
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (6')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
There is a flight of stone steps from the parking-area to the garden, or if you prefer to walk a few yards up the lane, there is a smaller flight of steps up to the front door. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Telephone with honesty-box (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture
- 7 NS heaters
Traditional Cleveland Cottage has a beautiful enclosed cottage garden.
There is a spacious but very cosy living-room with a wonderful inglenook fireplace and wood-burner.
The farmhouse-style kitchen is very well-equipped and feels so welcoming when you step inside.
There is a completely private and sheltered patio and as the cottage is set above the village there are lovely views.
The Exmoor National Park has miles of open moorland to explore.
Another view of the sitting-room - plenty of comfy seating. You can glimpse the turning cottage stairs to the bedrooms.
The master bedroom has a super-king size bed and views over the very pretty garden.
The bathroom on the ground floor has a lovely roll-top bath.
The twin bedroom is very pretty and also looks out over the garden.
There is a useful separate shower-room too, also on the ground floor.
There is a very sheltered patio in the corner next to the door to the living-room.
Whatever the time of year, Exmoor is a stunning place to visit, with its wide open moorland, panoramic views and tranquility.
Wimbleball Lake is a lovely local place for walks, picnics, water sports and cafe.
You are sure to come across groups of Exmoor ponies whilst you are exploring.
This is the rugged coastline at Porlock where Exmoor meets the sea.