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 shower-room 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.
In Dulverton you will find Exmoor National Park Centre, 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 Shower-room 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
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 1 medium-sized car
- Telephone (incoming only)
- No smoking
- Pub 200 yds
- Patio furniture
- 3 NS heaters
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 this pretty end of terrace cottage, taken from the neighbouring gardens.
A view of the very sheltered patio at the rear of the cottage.
The double bedroom looks out over the hidden gardens in the heart of Dulverton.
The galley-style kitchen has access to the private patio at the rear of the cottage.
We just love the character of this cottage.
You are sure to relax in this cosy cottage.
The modern shower-room is bright and spacious.
Treat yourself to breakfast on the sunny patio.
Another view of this lovely space.
Find your way down the garden path...
... and arrive at Lane Cottage.
The black is the front of Lane Cottage with cute feature window - the key safe and back door are around to the left, down the passage.
This is the entrance to Rosemary Lane. Lane Cottage is off a tiny square with private parking at the end of the lane.
The River Barle flows through Dulverton - there are some lovely walks alongside it.
Exmoor is as beautiful in the Autumn as it is in Summer. Pack your walking boots and take a long hike - perhaps to have lunch at a cosy pub somewhere......
The ancient clapper bridge, of Tarr Steps is just a few miles from Dulverton. Have a beautiful walk along the river and stroll across this historic monument.
Walk, ride or drive across Exmoor and you are almost bound to see the charismatic Exmoor ponies. This Stallion was quite a poser.
Exmoor has quite a few Red Deer tucked into the coombes and up on the hills. You just have to find them.......
Wimbleball Lake is nearby - for lovely lakeside walks and a range of watersports to enjoy.