Lane Cottage is a perfect Exmoor bolthole, tucked into a little square in the centre of the lovely market town of Dulverton.
The cottage is really cosy with a multi-burner in the huge inglenook fireplace at its heart, and a cheerful galley-style kitchen leading to a very private enclosed patio at the rear. The spacious double bedroom and the bathroom look out over an oasis of hidden gardens.
This semi-detached period cottage is full of character, with traditional features including low beams and lintels and steep cottage stairs.
The little town has a great choice of shops, cafes and restaurants, and there is a lovely picnic spot by the River Barle just a short stroll from the cottage.
There is an excellent Tourist Information Centre in the town where you can check out the best walking routes within Exmoor National Park, whether gentle or challenging.
The area is stunning, whatever the season, and pretty Lane Cottage is the perfect base from which to explore it. Exmoor landmarks that are a must to visit are Tarr Steps for a glimpse of ancient times, Landacre Bridge beyond Withypool for riverside picnics, Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor’s highest point for stunning views and Dunster, a medieval town close to the coast with a towering National Trust castle.
Or you can simply park in one of the many areas between Dulverton and Withypool and stride off across open moorland – lovely for your dog too, but do keep it on a lead as you will no doubt come across some of the famous Exmoor ponies as well as a wealth of other wildlife.
Sitting/Dining-room with TV and multi-burner
Kitchen with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and washing machine/drier
Bedroom with double bed (4'6")
Steps to Bathroom with shower, WC and wash-basin
Take care with the low beams and lintels, as well as the steep cottage stairs. There is a step from the back covered porch-area down into the kitchen.
- Dogs welcome (1 medium-sized dog only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 medium-sized car
- Telephone (incoming only)
- No smoking
- Pub 200 yds
- Patio furniture
- 3 NS heaters
A view of this pretty end of terrace cottage, taken from the neighbouring gardens.
This is a great place to come back to after a bracing walk. As expected with a cottage of this age, there are low ceilings, beams and lintels - take care if you're tall!
A view of the very sheltered patio at the rear of the cottage.
The galley-style kitchen has access to the private patio at the rear of the cottage.
The River Barle flows through Dulverton - there are some lovely walks alongside it.
Steep cottage stairs lead to the bedroom and bathroom - please take care of the low lintel.
A view of the dining-area within the sitting-room.
This is a lovely place for cosy evenings in, although there are plenty of places to choose from for an evening meal in Dulverton.
The double bedroom looks out over the hidden gardens in the heart of Dulverton.
Another view of the bedroom. Take care of the step to the little landing and to the bathroom.
The bathroom has a bath with a fitted shower. A new bathroom is being installed for 2021 and the bath will be replaced with a shower.
Enjoy your morning coffee in this sheltered spot behind the cottage.
There is a pretty window seat in the sitting-room.
This is a perfect base, in the heart of Dulverton, with the wilds of Exmoor to explore all around.
The ancient Tarr Steps just a few miles from Dulverton - an iconic Exmoor landmark.
This is the entrance to Rosemary Lane. Lane Cottage is off a tiny square with private parking at the end of the lane.
The riverside walk from the centre of Dulverton. Sit on a bench and listen to the gentle sound of the river.
The black is the front of Lane Cottage - the key safe and back door are around to the left, down the passage.
Wimbleball Lake is nearby - for lovely lakeside walks and a range of watersports to enjoy.
This is where Exmoor meets the sea, close to Porlock.