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 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.