The Mouse House perches high above the River Exe, in a breathtaking hilltop position with spectacular panoramic views across the Devon countryside on the fringes of Exmoor National Park.
This very comfortable and peaceful cottage has a huge garden exclusively for its guests, with wonderful mature trees and views for miles. The little country lane leads up to the village of Stoodleigh and the local pub, or down through a steep wooded valley to the River Exe. At the bottom of the garden, a beautiful summer-house celebrates these unique surroundings and is the perfect place to sit in the early morning or evening to watch the wild deer as they come out to graze.
This cottage is snug and cosy all year round, with two bedrooms offering flexibility for two guests. There is a dual-aspect double bedroom with an en suite bathroom on the first floor – incredible views to wake up to in the morning - and the single bedroom with adjacent wet-room is on the ground floor. The rest of the ground floor is set out as an open plan living-room with kitchen and dining-area.
One of the best things about this location is that it is easy to get to from the main routes into Devon, is a short scenic drive to the wilds of Exmoor National Park and is equidistant between the east and north Devon coasts.
The owners live on site but The Mouse House and its gardens – facing away from their home – are not overlooked and are very private so you will have all the peace and quiet you would expect in such a tranquil setting.
The little market town of Bampton and all its amenities and choice of cafes is just three miles away – very convenient for some lovely local produce. A little further away is the wonderful market town of Dulverton – perfectly named as the 'Gateway to Exmoor' and definitely a lovely place to visit for a day out. Tiverton is the closest larger town and on its outskirts you have the National Trust's Knightshayes Court, with fabulous gardens to stroll in as well as the Grand Western Canal's tow paths to walk along.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, electric cooker, combination microwave, fridge (with ice compartment) and washing machine
Bedroom 1 with single bed (3') and TV
Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin
This property has WiFi but the signal can be weak at times.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
This is your own private entrance to The Mouse House - the view says it all!
The Mouse House is beautifully presented and in an absolutely stunning location, with a large garden and unspoilt views for miles.
The summer-house is the perfect place to sit with a glass of wine watching the deer come out to graze across the valley.
Another vantage point in your garden.
Inside, the cottage has an open plan ground floor with a single bedroom and shower-room at the far end too. There is one step down into the kitchen/living-room.
The kitchen is built around two walls, and there is plenty of room for the dining-table.
You will have all that you need for a really relaxing stay here.
Guests are made to feel at home as soon as they arrive.
The living-area has a two-seater sofa, as well as a lovely deep armchair.
Up on the first floor the stairs open out into the dual-aspect main bedroom - more fabulous views from your bed.
Another view of the main bedroom with its king-size bed.
The views will take your breath away, whatever the weather.
This is the en suite bathroom on the first floor.
You can see the summerhouse overlooking the valley from the bedroom window.
There's flexibility for two guests, as there is also a single bedroom on the ground floor.
Next to the single bedroom is a wet-room.
The Mouse House is an absolutely perfect retreat!
The sunny hilltop setting is wonderful for eating al fresco, in complete privacy and with a panaramic countryside view in front of you.
This place is all that a 'break away from it all' is about.
Sitting in the summer-house and watching the deer grazing in early morning/evening, has to be a high point of a stay here.
More of the views from the garden.
The setting is in the Devon foothills, close to the Exmoor National Park.
The River Exe is at the bottom of the steep valley.
This view is taken from the owners' garden, but shows you the location of the summer-house in relation to The Mouse House.
The pathway from your parking-area to the cottage, gives you the perfect taste of this special setting.
You can be at the East Devon Jurassic coast in just under an hour. This is Sidmouth.
The Exmoor National Park is even closer, approximately a 15 minute drive. This is taken from Hadden Hill overlooking Wimbleball Lake.
The rugged North Devon coast is also just under an hour's drive. For a sandy beach try Instow.
Lyme Regis just over the border into Dorset is a wonderful place for a full day out. It usually takes about an hour to get here from the cottage.