Set high above the village of Luxborough at the heart of Exmoor National Park, Westcott Cross Cottage is a fabulous detached family home with a huge enclosed garden and unspoilt views for miles around. The spectacular vantage point of this home-from-home provides excellent walking right from your doorstep. The cottage is ideal for sociable living, the large farmhouse-style kitchen includes an Aga and the spacious sitting-area has a wood-burner and views through the patio doors across the valley. Open-tread stairs from the main sitting-room lead up to the light bedrooms with their low bespoke beds. Another staircase at the other end of the cottage leads from a second sitting/dining-room and little kitchen-area, offering versatile accommodation for an extended family.
This is a perfect place for all the family – and the family dog too of course – with such large gardens and such fantastic walking on Exmoor. You can set off on foot from the front door to explore this beautiful National Park as there is a bridleway that runs down the side of the gardens, down the valley and right up the other side. The Exmoor National Park offers spectacular open moorland, wooded river valleys, a rugged coastline and its stretch of the South West Coastal Path. Lovely places to visit are Tarr Steps near Dulverton – an ancient river crossing (with a rather convenient pub for lunch), Landacre Bridge for lazy picnics by the river, Dunster for a bit of history – with the National Trust castle and plenty of little shops to browse in, and Minehead or Blue Anchor for a day on the beach for the children. The house is so comfortable and welcoming that you may just want to stay put, switch off and completely unwind from the pressures of everyday life as you take in the completely unspoilt views from this wonderful hilltop setting.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Satellite TV, video, DVD player, CD and tape player and wood-burner. Oil-fired Aga, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Sitting/Dining-room with satellite TV, CD player, wood-burner and Kitchen-area with electric cooker and fridge
Bedroom 1 with double bed and wash-basin
Shower-room with shower and WC
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Bedroom 3 with double bed (6') with two 3' mattresses
Bedroom 4 with single bed
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Private parking for 3 cars
- Telephone with honesty-box (At cost)
- Smokers welcome
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- 3 NS heaters and partial oil-fired CH – 3 radiators from Aga
- Oil for Aga
The house has a huge garden with totally unspoilt views over the Exmoor hills. The little stone building to the right is a storage barn not another cottage.
This is the view from the house and garden - there is also a footpath from the side of the house down the valley and to the top of this hill.
The sitting-room has a huge wood-burning stove and doors out to the patio.
This house has the benefit of two eating areas, an informal one off the kitchen and this separate dining-room.
The patio is tucked to the side of the house in a sheltered position with stunning views down the valley.
This friendly family home is the best place to put your feet up and relax.
There is a large farmhouse-style kitchen.
Westcott Cross Cottage is really well-equipped with much more than our general inventory.
A boot-room with a stable-door leads through to the kitchen with its warming Aga.
Off the kitchen is a lovely breakfast-area.
This photograph shows the layout of the kitchen beyond the living-room, as well as the open-tread stairs to the first floor. There is a second staircase at the other end of the house.
You will enjoy eating al fresco and picnics in the garden.
Or cooking up a family treat with plenty of local produce.
This is the dual aspect master bedroom.
Another view of this spacious room.
To one corner is a little sofa - a peaceful tucked away area making the most of the historic roundel which is part of the original design of this house
You can have a leisurely breakfast in your own room!
This is the twin room in the centre of the house.
Another view of the twin bedroom.
We are sure you will want to get up early and set off to explore Exmoor but some lazy lie ins are part of the holiday too.
This double bedroom is at the far end of the house, with its own staircase up from the dining-room and a little shower-room too.
This bedroom is a great option for a multi generation family holiday.
This image will give you an idea of the size of the room
Finally, this is the single bedroom, next to the master bedroom.
There is a family bathroom with doors to both the main part of the house and the part with the second staircase. In addition to the second upstairs shower-room, there is a shower and WC downstairs.
Looking across the valley towards Westcott Cross in its stunning location.
Tarr Steps is an ancient Exmoor landmark.
Exmoor is spoilt for choice with lovely picnic areas - this is Landacre Bridge beyond Withypool.
The view from Dunkery Beacon across Exmoor.
A final view of this stunning hilltop garden. Wide open space yet completely private.