Set in the courtyard of an original farmstead in a scenic location, within easy reach of Exmoor National Park’s open moorlands and the lovely market towns of Dulverton and Bampton, The Watermill makes a perfect base for walking and touring holidays in this special part of Somerset. The layout of the cottage makes it ideal for sharing with friends or family.
The spacious sitting-room and the bright kitchen/dining-room, complete with wood-burner, both look into the courtyard garden which has been planted attractively to create privacy. As well as having its own dedicated outside space in the attractive sheltered courtyard garden, there is a separate picnic-area with fabulous open views – great for evening barbecues.
Exebridge is in the foothills of Exmoor National Park and local footpaths lead from the farmstead to a pretty riverside walk, the Exe Valley Way, into Dulverton for shops, cafes and pubs. The high moors are just a few miles away and there you can explore to your heart's content and take in some breathtaking views.
An easy drive along the north Devon link road will take you to the spectacular sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs along the north Devon coast. Alternatively you can cross Exmoor to Porlock and join the coast road that winds its way, with stunning views all the way, to Lynmouth and Lynton.
As well as local footpaths – one of which runs directly from Rock Farm to Dulverton – you are welcome to exercise your dogs in the field next to the barbecue area. There may occasionally be livestock in the fields in which case the owners will be happy to tell you where the best local walks are.
Shower-room with shower, WC, wash-basin and washing machine
Bedroom 1 with ‘zip and link’ (super-king or twin) beds
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and wood-burner
Step to Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and CD player
Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5')
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Automated woodchip-fired CH
- Logs for wood-burner
The Watermill is a beautifully converted property in a sheltered courtyard setting as well as having a separate barbecue-area overlooking open fields.
This is such a welcoming cottage with a spacious and comfortable sitting-room.
There is a high ceilinged open plan kitchen/dining-room.
The Watermill has a delightful sheltered courtyard with lovely planting to make it feel private and fencing so that you have your own dedicated area.
A sleek modern kitchen gives this characterful barn conversion a contemporary feel.
Another view of the sitting-room.
This is the main bedroom.
The cottage is full of welcoming touches.
Luxurious bedding and beautifully made up beds are a real treat here.
This is the second of the ground floor bedrooms.
The en suite bathroom for the second ground floor bedroom.
This is the ground floor walk-in shower.
This is the bedroom on the mezzanine level above the sitting-room.
A mix of antique and modern furnishings add a lovely feel to the cottage.
The courtyard seating-area captures the sunshine for most of the day and has been made to feel very private and sheltered with attractive planting.
This is the lovely area where you can sit and enjoy the most wonderful sunsets and have a barbecue. You can exercise your dog in the field too (sometimes being used by sheep!)
This is the river Barle as it flows through Dulverton - a lovely little place just a few miles from The Watermill - you can walk there.
This is Wimbleball Lake - a great place for a day out with lakeside walks, sailing and a tea shop.
This is the bridge at Exebridge a short walk from the cottage! There is a lovely pub here too, as well as fishing lakes to try your hand at fly fishing.
Visit the medieval Exmoor town of Dunster. This is the ancient Yarn Market in the town centre.