Set in the courtyard of an original farmstead in a scenic location, within easy reach of Exmoor National Park’s open moorlands and the lovely market towns of Dulverton and Bampton, The Watermill makes an ideal base for walking and touring holidays in this special part of Somerset. The spacious sitting-room and the bright kitchen/dining-room, complete with wood-burner, both look into the courtyard garden which has been planted attractively to create privacy. As well as having its own dedicated outside space in the attractive sheltered courtyard garden, there is a separate picnic-area with fabulous open views – great for evening barbecues.
Exebridge is in the foothills of Exmoor National Park and local footpaths lead from the farmstead to a pretty riverside walk, the Exe Valley Way, into Dulverton for shops, cafes and pubs. The high moors are just a few miles away and there you can explore to your heart's content and take in some breathtaking views. An easy drive along the north Devon link road will take you to the spectacular sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs along the north Devon coast. Alternatively you can cross Exmoor to Porlock and join the coast road that winds its way, with stunning views all the way, to Lynmouth and Lynton. Dogs are very welcome at The Watermill and your dedicated courtyard area has been made secure. As well as local footpaths - one of which runs directly from Rock Farm to Dulverton - you are welcome to exercise your dogs in the field next to the barbecue area. There may occasionally be livestock in the fields in which case the Owners will be happy to tell you where the best local walks are.
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with ‘zip and link’ (6’ double or twin) beds
Bedroom 2 with double bed (5’) and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and wood-burner
Step to Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and CD player
Bedroom 3 with double bed (5')
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Automated woodchip-fired CH
- Logs for wood-burner
The Watermill is a beautifully converted property in a sheltered courtyard setting as well as having a separate bbq area overlooking open fields.
The sitting room overlooks the courtyard and the stairs lead straight up into one of the spacious double bedrooms.
The kitchen/dining room has a wood burning stove for atmospheric evening meals.
The Watermill has a lovely sheltered courtyard with lovely planting to make it feel private with fencing so that you have your own dedicated area.
This is the lovely area where you can sit and enjoy the most wonderful sunsets and have a barbecue. You can exercise your dog in the field too ( sometimes being used by sheep ! )
The sitting room has comfortable leather sofas and is a very tranquil room to relax in at the end of a day out on Exmoor.
Tall windows look out into the courtyard and high beams give character to this lovely room
The kitchen island is a real feature in this room.
This cottage is a real home from home with all the equipment you will need for a perfect holiday.
Artwork on the walls gives an extra personality to the cottage.
This is the main ground floor bedroom with its super king sized bed.
This bedroom is exceptionally spacious and beautifully presented.
This is the main bathroom.
This bedroom is on the first floor above the living room
Another room with an amazing amount of space.
Throughout the cottage there are lovely furnishings and special touches.
A deep windowsill looking out over the woodlands on the other side of the lane.
This is Bedroom 2, a very comfortable double room.
This is the third double bedroom - this one is en-suite. It is on the ground floor.
This is the en suite bathroom.
The courtyard seating area captures the sunshine for most of the day and has been made to feel very private and sheltered with attractive planting.
The farm is surrounded by lovely countryside, with the wilds of Exmoor a few miles away.
This is the bridge at Exebridge a short walk from the cottage! There is a lovely pub here too, as well as fishing lakes to try your hand at fly fishing.
There is a stunning coastline where Exmoor meets the sea - this is the view from Porlock Weir.
This is the river Barle as it flows through Dulverton - a lovely little place just a few miles from The Watermill - you can walk there.
This is Wimbleball Lake - a great place for a day out with lakeside walks, sailing and a tea shop.
Visit the medieval Exmoor town of Dunster. This is the ancient Yarn Market in the town centre.