This very pretty cottage, on the edge of Exmoor National Park, a few miles from the market towns of Dulverton and Bampton, each offering lovely independent shops and cafes, is a wonderful opportunity to stay in a delightful traditional country cottage.
There is a large, completely private 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 and 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.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture
- 7 NS heaters
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.
This is the master bedroom with its super-king sized bed.
The Exmoor National Park has miles of open moorland to explore.
This period cottage has great character and plenty of traditional features. The door to the right leads to the stairs.
Another view of the sitting-room with its wonderful beamed ceiling.
The kitchen is equipped as a real home-from-home
There is an additional dining-table in the sitting-room for cosy suppers with the wood-burning stove lit.
Another view of the sitting-room - plenty of comfy seating. You can glimpse the turning cottage stairs to the bedrooms.
There is a completely private and sheltered patio and as the cottage is set above the village there are lovely views.
Both the master and twin bedrooms look out over the pretty garden and the view across the valley beyond
This is the far reaching view from the bedroom window.
The twin bedroom also has a lovely view.
The ground floor bathroom has a lovely roll top bath and a hand held shower.
For guests who prefer a shower, this separate ground floor shower-room is a bonus.
Wimbleball Lake is nearby and has some fabulous walks around the shores.
This is the dramatic coastline where Exmoor meets the sea.
You are sure to come across groups of Exmoor ponies whilst you are exploring.