Dieppy Farm Cottage is a delightful bolthole in the peaceful village of Skilgate, on the edge of Exmoor's stunning National Park. This most welcoming single-storey cottage has a huge garden with valley views and a stream tumbling along the boundary – the owners' pond is the other side with delightful resident ducks.
French windows open onto the south-facing decking above the stream and in the evening you can enjoy the setting sun to the west. This is a special Exmoor Dark Skies designated area and on a clear night the stars will amaze you.
Inside the open plan layout gives this attached cottage a spacious and homely feel at the same time. A garden path and short flight of steps lead from the parking-area to the cottage. The owners live next door but the cottage faces in the opposite direction and so you will feel completely private with your own access and parking.
This is a wonderful place to bring your four-legged friends. They are very welcome and as well as the large garden there are so many walks nearby and of course you can venture up onto the wild open spaces of Exmoor too.
The pretty little market town of Dulverton is about four miles away – a great place to buy all your provisions and to enjoy a coffee or a meal out in one of the independent pubs, cafes or restaurants. Bampton is also just a short drive away – with its traditional butcher and baker and a couple of galleries too for those holiday treats.
Also nearby is Wimbleball Lake where you can walk along the shores and watch the activities of the sailing school – perhaps try your hand too? Overlooking the lake is Exmoor National Park's Haddon Hill for stunning walks with panoramic views.
This cottage is perfectly placed for a walking holiday whether gentle or challenging; two small dogs are welcome here and they will certainly enjoy all the outside space that is on offer. For greater flexibility guests have the option for the bedroom to be set up as a king-size double or twin beds (2'6"). Treat yourself to the wonderful taste of local Exmoor produce by ordering up a delicious meal from Croft and Cottage – highly recommended by the owners and something extra special during your stay at Dieppy Farm Cottage.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV/DVD player and wood-burner. Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and washing machine
Bedroom with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6'' twin) beds
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Take care, there's a step down into the kitchen/living area from the entrance hall. Only babies up to the age of eight months are accepted at this property. As space is limited, it would be wise to bring a carry cot or Moses basket rather than a travel cot. Take care around the stream, as part of it is unfenced. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (2 small dogs only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH and partial under-floor heating
Dieppy Farm Cottage is in the most idyllic of settings, not only on the edge of Exmoor but also in a Designated Dark Skies Area - with no light pollution to spoil the night sky.
Open up the French windows and just listen to the bird song here.
There is a wonderful view through the trees and across the fields beyond. Four-legged friends just love it here.
The bedroom is filled with warm touches to make you feel welcome and at home.
If you need to switch off - this is the place to do it.
The cottage is so snug and cosy. A lovely welcoming feel the moment you step inside.
There is a kitchen tucked into one corner of the open plan living space, well-equipped with all you could need for your stay.
This room also looks out over the garden.
The shower-room has a wet-room style walk-in shower.
The clever use of glass blocks gives this wet-room a very contemporary feel and it has the added luxury of under-floor heating.
The pond is in front of the cottage - you can watch the antics of the resident ducks and see what other birds you can spot.
Looking across the pond that Dieppy Farm Cottage looks out over.
Everyone is very relaxed here!
A little stream runs past the front of the cottage - complete with a water wheel.
This is the side of the cottage you will see as you walk down the path from the parking-area above.
The cottage has a little patio as well as the lovely open area of lawn.
The dining-table sits in front of a pretty cottage window looking out over the garden.
The perfect way to start your holiday.
There is so much outside space for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy.
Visit the ancient Tarr Steps close to Dulverton. This historic clapper bridge is an iconic landmark in this beautiful National Park.
The pretty little market town of Dulverton is just four miles away from Skilgate - this is the river Barle as it passes through Dulverton.
This is a view of Exmoor meeting the coast near Porlock.
This is a perfect base for a walking holiday on Exmoor.
This is Wimbleball Lake nearby, for lakeside walks.