This beautifully refurbished 17th Century cottage has been designed as a comfortable bolthole for two, a little tucked away base on the edge of beautiful Exmoor National Park.
Pitt Farm Cottage is a place for all seasons, with a patio and garden that catch the afternoon and evening sun and the valley views. The additional warmth of a wonderful wood-burner to return to after a day out exploring adds to the atmosphere. The gallery-style bedroom and spacious shower-room cover the whole first floor.
You can set out on foot from the cottage for lovely peaceful walks – and if you want the fun of an extra companion the owner, who lives in the attached farmhouse, will lend you one of his lovely Labradors. For even more rest and relaxation, the owner is a yoga teacher and holds a weekly class in the local village hall which guests at Pitt Farm Cottage are very welcome to attend.
The cottage is on the edge of the small village of Skilgate so you will feel private but not isolated. It was built in the 1600s and has just been beautifully refurbished with all the modern conveniences you would expect whilst retaining its original charm.
The cottage has its own entrance and, up some steps at the rear, a lovely patio and garden where you may see the red deer in the valley below. The farmstead setting comes with a small flock of sheep, geese, a pig and a flock of chickens – you are invited to collect some eggs. Depending on when you are there you will enjoy seeing lambs and piglets too.
The nearest little towns for shopping are Dulverton and Bampton – Dulverton is often described as the gateway to Exmoor and has a great range of independent shops, cafes and pubs for you to enjoy. Bampton is a bit smaller but has some good shops for lovely local provisions. One of the main attractions close to Skilgate is Wimbleball Lake – a place for lakeside walks or for the more energetic a range of watersports and fishing. This is also the setting for one of the annual National Iron Man Triathlon challenges, a great spectator sport.
There is so much to do on Exmoor and staying at this cottage puts it all within easy reach.
Sitting/Dining-room with TV/DVD player and wood-burner
Kitchen with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
There is one step down from living-area to the kitchen; and short flight of stone steps from back door up to patio and garden. Although children are not accepted at Pitt Farm Cottage, babes in arms under six months old are welcome.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
You step straight into this lovely living-area with the kitchen to the left and the back door to the garden to the right.
The cottage has a pretty garden to the rear, with fantastic countryside views across the valley. This is a great place to stay whatever the time of year.
Step down to the galley style kitchen which is really well-equipped.
Pitt Farm Cottage is a perfect bolthole, an annexe to Pitt Farmhouse, an ancient farmstead. Completely independent with its own entrance and a lovely large garden.
Having this mezzanine level means that the wonderful warmth of the wood-burning stove fills the cottage.
What better way to end a day out walking on Exmoor?
The king-size bed is sure to give you the best night's sleep after all that fresh air.
The en suite shower-room is at the far end of this room - to the left.
The lovely shower-room - plenty of space and an extra large shower cubicle.
Another view of the en suite shower-room to show you how spacious it is.
The cottage has a lovely balance of contemporary and antique furnishings giving it plenty of welcoming character.
Looking back towards the front door, with the stairs leading up to the mezzanine level with the bedroom and shower-room.
This is the west facing side of the cottage where the patio and garden are.
This is the front door - the gardens are to the back of the cottage, facing west so that you can enjoy wonderful sunsets across the valley.
The garden for the cottage overlooks this little field and the view opens out beyond.
The resident ram on this friendly small-holding.
Sunset on the other side of the valley.
The garden offers several lovely seating areas where you can enjoy the views and the peace.
Another view of the annexe - the left-hand part of this image, with the wonderful chimney stack for its wood-burning stove.