Oliver’s Cottage is a pretty period property in Withypool, a traditional village at the heart of Exmoor National Park with a shop, seasonal tea-room, riverside picnic-area and pub a few minutes' walk away. There is a large enclosed sheltered garden, sunny patio and summer-house. For extra flexibility there is a sofa bed in the second sitting-room with direct access (via one step) to the downstairs shower-room, which is perfect for guests who prefer ground floor accommodation. The spacious sociable dining/living-area has French windows out to the gardens which give a real awareness of the generous outside space and the landscape beyond.
Oliver’s Cottage is an ideal choice as a holiday base in this special area.
Discover the wilds of Exmoor and return to a hearty supper (there is a range cooker, hob and a microwave as well as the Rayburn) home-cooked with ingredients from the traditional local shops in nearby Dulverton – then relax by the roaring wood-burner. You can also order provisions in advance from Withypool's own village shop. There is a seasonal tea-room too with delicious cakes to enjoy after a long walk on the moors.
The picnic-area by the river is great for children as the water is shallow – though please still supervise! Another lovely picnic-area is at Landacre Bridge, just a few miles away. Or perhaps take a summer stroll to the river that runs through the village and try out the friendly local pub.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Step to Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining-areas. TV/DVD player and wood-burner effect electric stove. Gas hob, oil-fired Rayburn, combination microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and CD and tape player
Sitting-room with TV and 2 wood-burners
Utility-room with washing machine, tumble-drier and wash-basin
Step to Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6") and 2 steps to en suite Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")
Step to Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Please be advised that throughout this cottage there is a hunting theme depicted in some pictures and ornaments.
- Dogs welcome
- Cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 3 cars
- Telephone with honesty-box (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub 50 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
- Oil for Rayburn
This is a very traditional stone cottage, in the heart of the village with the shop and pub within a few minutes' walk.
The utility-room and downstairs shower-room are through the door at the far end of the sitting-room.
The elegant sitting-room has a wood-burner at each end.
The entrance to the cottage leads up into the lovely country-style kitchen.
Oliver's Cottage is full of welcoming character.
Stairs lead from the open plan living-area to the bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor.
French windows lead from this room out to the patio and garden beyond. Parking is off-road here, just in front of this room.
Bedroom 1, the master bedroom, is beautifully furnished.
The en suite for the master bedroom (Bedroom 1) is through the door in the far corner.
Looking towards the village from the far side of the river Barle. A lovely place to just sit and relax.
This is the en suite bathroom for the master bedroom.
The cosy twin bedroom (Bedroom 3) has dual-aspect windows.
A view of the twin bedroom (Bedroom 3).
Looking along the upstairs landing into the twin bedroom (Bedroom 3).
Bedroom 2, the double bedroom, overlooks the secluded garden.
The upstairs shower-room.
There is a pretty raised garden with a summer-house and seating-area.
Pack a picnic and go for an Exmoor walk from Landacre to Simonsbath. Magical moorland wherever you look and a good area to spot Exmoor ponies and Red Deer.
A stocky Exmoor stallion stands guard over his mare and foal. You could be lucky enough to spot this ancient breed from almost any point of Exmoor.
There are several thousand Red Deer on Exmoor - Britain's largest land mammal - but you've still got to keep your eyes peeled to find one!
Exmoor is magical, whatever the weather. A january frost on the road to Anstey ridge can be as beautiful as a sunny afternoon at Tarr Steps.
The very pretty bridge at Landacre on Exmoor. Always a favourite spot for picnicking and for spotting Exmoor ponies.
The riverside picnic-area is a short stroll from the cottage.