Knighton Farm is in a magical setting, tucked into a sheltered valley yet surrounded by the dramatic scenery and wide open space of Exmoor. This traditional farmstead has fishing rights on the River Barle and is home to sheep, alpacas, goats and chickens. A well-kept mile-long track sets the scene. Creenagh’s Cottage, a beautifully refurbished annexe to the Owners’ farmhouse, is a great bolthole. The open plan living-room has a wood-burner and overlooks the farmyard. Upstairs, the double bedroom encompasses the whole first floor and has characterful sloping ceilings. Outside is a sheltered patio and large enclosed garden – ideal for dog owners. Withypool’s friendly pub and village shop are within walking distance. Foxlair Cottage (2553) is across the farmyard.
The Exmoor National Park is literally within walking distance – you don’t need to take your car to a starting point, you can set off from here. Within moments you can be in the midst of the wonderful wide open space above the farm taking in the panoramic views. Whatever the season, even in the winter, the moorland is a magical place. Come equipped for a wonderful outdoors adventure. A rucksack is a must so that you can pack your provisions and set off for the day – with a map perhaps! – and really switch off from everyday life. For outings further afield try the lovely market town of Dulverton, the medieval town of Dunster with its castle, and Porlock where Exmoor meets the sea and where you will have to experience the famous Porlock Hill. Lovely home-cooked meals and produce from the farm can be purchased from the Owners.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and washing machine/drier
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom with double bed (4'6")
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full CH from automated biomass boiler
Creenagh's Cottage is to the left of this picture, in its pretty setting at Knighton Farm.
There is a fully enclosed garden at the back of the cottage. Your dogs will be happy and safe there.
Creenagh's Cottage is at the far left of the farmstead. You can buy wonderful home cooked meals and farm produce to eat during your stay or to take home with you.
The kitchen is cleverly designed to maximise your space.
The open moorland of Exmoor is right on your doorstep.
There is a cheerful open plan living area in this cottage. The dining-area is in the raised-area beyond.
There is a lovely little wood-burner downstairs - please shut the door when in use (the steps are to the dining-area and front door).
The double bedroom uses the whole of the first floor space.
The stairs lead directly into the bedroom and there is plenty of light from the two Velux windows.
The bedroom has plenty of storage space and feels extra snug as the flue from the wood-burner is tucked into one corner.
There is a large farmyard in front of the cottage, complete with duck pond.
The friendly exterior of the cottage with its climbing roses.
Outside there is a private patio-area - in addition to all the space around the farm and of course the open moors on your doorstep.
This pretty cottage feels very private and has its own little sitting-out area around to the side.
There is a lovely picnic-area by the river in Withypool.
The cottage is prettily planted along the front.
Knighton Farm is home to alpacas, sheep, goats, ducks and geese!
The lovely bridge over the River Barle at the heart of the village.
The cottage looks out at this pretty garden area to the front.
This is the wonderful private road to the farm - a mile of very well-kept track with stunning views all the way.