Sitting in the heart of Exmoor National Park, Week Cottage dates back to the 1690s and is all picture-book old world charm inside. A spacious boot-room, perfect for muddy boots (and dogs!), leads into the compact kitchen and beamed sitting/dining-room beyond, where soft rugs cover the original quarry tiled floors and a cosy leather sofa allows you to snuggle up by the wood-burner. Traditional steep cottage stairs lead to the bedroom and bathroom.
Adjoining the owners’ home but completely self-contained, there is a private patio and barbecue area, and a gently sloping enclosed garden. So don your walking boots, grab the dog’s lead and stride off over the moors – and return to this welcoming retreat to relax by the wood-burner, perhaps stopping at the local pub, just half a mile from Week Cottage.
As well as the excellent walking in this area, the market town of Dulverton is just a few miles away – a lovely place to visit for local shopping, cafes and treats to remember your holiday by! Beyond Dulverton, visit the famous and historic Tarr Steps and spend a relaxing few hours by the river. Withypool also has a lovely riverside picnic area.
A bit further afield, visit medieval Dunster with its National Trust castle, and the National Trust village of Selworthy between Minehead and Porlock – where there is a wonderful stretch of the South West Coast Path to explore.
Week Cottage enjoys the seclusion of being set in the heart of Exmoor National Park, so mobile signal can be weak, however guests with an iPhone can access mobile reception through the WiFi.
All in all, Week Cottage is a perfect base for a full and peaceful rural holiday.
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Sitting/Dining-room with satellite TV, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner
Bedroom with double bed (4'6")
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Take care with the low lintel when entering the bedroom.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Week Cottage is a self-contained part of an historic farmhouse on the edge of Exmoor. The setting is peaceful, off the beaten track, yet very easy to get to.
This is the enclosed side garden with picnic table and fitted barbecue.
Another view of the living space. Wooden shutters ensure the cosiest stay even out of season.
The cottage is so cosy for evenings in or out-of-season, and the garden is ideal for eating al fresco.
The open plan ground floor has a wood-burning stove and so much character.
There is a pretty, enclosed place to sit at the front of the cottage too.
The dining table is tucked in one corner of the room.
This is the bespoke fitted kitchen, perfectly in keeping with the cottage and its atmosphere.
The boot-room creates a spacious entrance hall, where you can sort out boots and dogs before going in to the living-area.
The master bedroom with its antique brass bed is on the first floor, at the top of the turning cottage stairs.
Low window sills and wooden shutters celebrate this wonderful stone cottage.
The bathroom, also on the first floor, offers an original roll-top bath as well as a shower cubicle.
Looking back across the bedroom, to give you the best impression of the space.
There are interesting features throughout the cottage - this is the boot room with its high ceiling.
A little window on the landing looks out over your garden.
This truly is a 'classic' cottage in every sense.
Here is another of the residents at the farmstead.
... and its companion.
Being put through its paces in the training ring.
The cottage nestles to the left-hand side of the farmhouse. This is a wonderful Exmoor setting, where dogs are welcome and walks are wonderful. The garden is just to the left of the cottage.
Come here if you want to switch off from the pressures of daily life. Walking from the doorstep, fresh air, peace and quiet.
The famous Tarr Steps are an iconic Exmoor landmark.
Britain's largest land mammal - the Red Deer - can be found in many parts of Exmoor. You just have to keep your eyes open! In late September and October you can listen for the roaring of the stags during the rut.
The beautiful Exmoor scenery is so easy to reach from Week Cottage - you can simply walk up the hill to find some wonderful open space.
This is the lovely picnic spot by the river in Withypool. The shallow water is a great place for dogs to cool off.
Exmoor isn't just a summer destination - think of autumn! Cosy pubs, leafy walks blazing with colour, the Red Deer roaring..... Why not?
The native breed Exmoor Ponies (with their 'mealy' muzzle) are historic and endangered and, when you see a foal like this, absolutely adorable!