Offering a 20% discount for parties of 2 (unless a special offer is already in place), this pretty cottage is situated on the eastern edge of Exmoor National Park, which can make it a shorter, easier journey to travel to, for many. Only a few miles from the market towns of Dulverton and Bampton, with each offering lovely independent shops and cafes, it is a wonderful opportunity to stay in a delightful, traditional country cottage.
There is a large, completely private and 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.
Semi-detached but extremely private, Cleveland Cottage is a much loved bolthole and you will feel very much at home here. 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 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.
The 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 Tarr Steps, 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 super-king double bed (6')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
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.
- No pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture
- 7 NS heaters
The kitchen is well equipped for making some lovely meals to share togther.
This beautiful traditional Exmoor cottage has a very private enclosed cottage garden.
The sitting-room has a fabulous inglenook fireplace and a door that takes you out to the patio and garden.
The beautifully looked after garden looks out over the top of the village to the stunning views across the valley.
Wimbleball Lake, viewed from Haddon Hill.
Make plans over breakfast.
The main bedroom has a comfy super king bed and views into the garden.
This period cottage has great character and plenty of traditional features. The door to the right leads to the stairs.
Take a seat in the garden to enjoy the view.
The beautiful River Barle winds it's way through parts of Exmoor. Take a wonderful walk along it's banks to immerse yourself in nature. See if you can spot a trout!
There is a completely private and sheltered patio and as the cottage is set above the village there are lovely views.
Breakfast in bed anyone?
This is the far reaching view from the bedroom window.
This is the rugged coastline at Porlock where Exmoor meets the sea.
For guests who prefer a shower, this separate ground floor shower-room is a bonus.
The ground floor bathroom has a lovely roll top bath and a hand held shower.
Both the bedrooms lead off the upstairs hallway.
The twin bedroom also has a lovely view.
Exmoor. A beautiful destination at any time of the year. Make the most of autumnal mists, sparkling frosts and autumn colour.
Ponies grazing in the hills.
Spend a day exploring the North Somerset coast on the historic Steam train from Minehead. Stop off somewhere for an ice-cream and a paddle!
Visit Exmoor and look for the Exmoor pony. A historic and endangered native breed, they roam freely across the beautiful moorland.