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 considerately, to create privacy. In the sitting-room there is also a Smart TV for those cosy film evenings and LED floor-standing reading lamps, which provide the perfect setting for a spot of quiet reading, (be sure to treat yourself to a coffee with the Nespresso machine before you get settled!). 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 towards Lynton and Lynmouth.
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 twin beds (3')
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')
Bedroom 1 has twin beds which guests can secure as a super-king bed on arrival, if they so wish.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- 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.
From January 2023, Bedroom 1 has twin beds that guests can secure as a super-king bed on arrival, if they so wish.
The zip and link beds in the twin bed configuration.
The cottage is full of welcoming touches.
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.
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.
There's so much open space to explore in Exmoor.
This is the second of the ground floor bedrooms.
Visit the medieval Exmoor town of Dunster. This is the ancient Yarn Market in the town centre.