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 a 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.
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
- Dogs welcome
- Cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- 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.
Looking towards the village from the far side of the river Barle. A lovely place to just sit and relax.
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.
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.
Looking out towards the village from the main sitting-room.
This lovely old settle is in the entrance-area just before you step up into the kitchen.
There are lovely details throughout the cottage.
There is a pretty raised garden with a summer-house and seating-area.
The riverside picnic-area is a short stroll from the cottage.
This is the lovely picnic spot at Landacre Bridge. A great place for all the family with shallow water for paddling and open moorland to explore.
This is another view of the picnic spot at Landacre Bridge.