Perfectly situated on the fringes of beautiful, rugged Exmoor National Park, this semi-detached cottage is a gorgeous hideaway for all the family, including your four-legged friend.
Elm Cottage is truly a place for all seasons; in the summer you can enjoy a coffee or an aperitif on the patio and on those chillier days, cosy up in front of the roaring wood-burner in the sitting-room. Spending quality time together will be a delight in the open plan kitchen/dining-room that has a pretty view over the garden (please take care as there are two steps from the dining-room to the kitchen).
On the first floor, there are three characterful bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. As well as there being an en suite to the main bedroom, there is a useful shower-room on the ground floor meaning each bedroom can have use of its own bath/shower room. The cottage is stylishly finished throughout, equipped with everything you could need on holiday.
Outside the garden offers a delightful space to relax in (please note it is not enclosed so take care with dogs and children). You can access Exmoor National Park on foot from Elm Cottage, simply turn right out of the cottage parking-area onto Park Lane and continue up the hill to the sign post and wooden gates on your right, here you will find a stunning view of Exmoor and Dunster Castle. You will truly feel as though you have escaped daily life as you marvel at the unspoilt moorland and hidden valleys that dominate the landscape.
Carhampton itself has a handy village store for some holiday goodies and a friendly local pub a short walk away. Also close is Dunster, a very attractive medieval village with cobbled streets, an old packhorse bridge and ancient castle. Further into the national park, there is an endless list of places to seek out - head to Dulverton where there are lots of independent shops, sweet tea rooms and cosy pubs. A short drive outside the town is Tarr Steps, a 17-span clapper bridge, that provides a perfect riverside picnic spot. The wooded valley of the River Barle offers the chance to see an abundance of wildlife and out on the heathland of Winsford Hill you are sure to spot some Exmoor ponies.
If you fancy a trip to the sea then we'd recommend exploring the South West Coast Path that starts at Porlock Weir; a quiet spot that feels almost untouched by modern life. Spend some time here and imagine it as the once busy shipping route of the 18th and 19th centuries. For sand between your toes head to Blue Anchor beach that is also a great place for your dog to run.
Sitting-room with Smart TV and wood-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, fridge (with ice-box) and dishwasher
Utility-room with microwave and washing machine/drier
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5') and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Babies under six months old are welcome. Please be aware that the stairs are quite steep and there are sloping ceilings in the bedrooms. Due to the sloping ceilings, there are no wardrobes so hanging space is limited. Outside there are steps up to the garden and parking area. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 small dog only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 175 yds
- Garden furniture
- Full oil-fired CH (under-floor)
Pretty as a picture.
The gorgeous dining-room with views over the garden. Please note the glass windows/door do not open.
Enjoy watching the flames flicker.
We love the super-stylish kitchen.
Gorgeous linen and character features await you in the main bedroom.
Elm Cottage effortlessly blends traditional character and contemporary features.
Cosy up in front of the wood-burner.
Oh so stylish.
There's even a desk should you need to catch up on emails.
This room is just perfect for spending time in together.
All the furnishings are of a high quality.
Sit and watch the chef cook up a feast!
Heading back to Elm Cottage after a busy day exploring Exmoor will be a treat.
There is a handy shower-room downstairs.
Behind every door there's another beautiful room.
Cool tones ensure you feel totally relaxed.
Time for breakfast in bed?
Peeking through to the en suite shower-room.
A large shower and roll-top bath make for a luxurious bathroom.
Soak your stresses away.
The pretty twin bedroom. Please be mindful of the sloping ceilings.
Children will love this bedroom!
Hide away in your gorgeous Exmoor bolthole.
A view of the garden, looking on to your parking area (adjacent to the shed). There will be some patio furniture available during your stay.
The dining-area overlooks the fabulous patio (the patio furniture will be in place for your stay).
You'll fall in love with the beauty of Exmoor.
Porlock Weir is a tranquil place with a lovely pub.
Nearby Dunster has a wonderful National Trust castle.
Hop on the West Somerset Steam Railway for a day out to remember.
So much green space to explore!