Stockham Farm is an historic farmstead with panoramic views of the Exmoor National Park, just a few moments’ drive from the charming little market town of Dulverton. This beautifully refurbished and spacious Victorian wing to the traditional period farmhouse is in one of those truly stunning settings that Exmoor National Park is all about.
The tree-lined driveway curves down towards the farmhouse and has amazing panoramic views over the Exe valley to set the scene on arrival. Guests have the dedicated use of an exquisite orchard garden to the side and a huge open lawn to the front of the cottage that truly celebrates the view, each with tables and chairs.
A large and attractive porch is the ideal place for wellies and walking boots and where your dog can dry off. A grand front door leads into the warm and welcoming sitting-room with its fabulous inglenook fireplace and wood-burning stove. A short flight of stairs leads to a half-landing with the bespoke kitchen/dining-room to one side and bathroom to the other. Another short flight of stairs takes you to the first floor where both the bedrooms have wonderful unspoilt rural views.
Outside, enjoy the orchard garden all to yourselves and spread out on the large lawns facing the cottage. You can of course also explore the farm’s 35 acres and in particular enjoy the newly restored wildlife pond which has paths around it. You will see deer coming out of the woodland to graze, buzzards circling overhead, and the night sky – with no light pollution at all – will amaze you. Exmoor is one of the very special designated Dark Skies areas.
Stockham Farm is just one and a half miles up into the hills above the quaint market town of Dulverton which offers all that you will need by way of provisions, cafes, independent shops, restaurants and pubs. It is a picturesque and very manageable walk if you want to leave the car.
With easy access to the open moorland and wooded valleys of Exmoor – perfect for an adventure with your four-legged friend – this location offers the best of both worlds.
Exmoor is a wild and beautiful place whatever the time of year. Deep wooded valleys and wide, open moors are much-loved features to explore. Little lanes and farm tracks lead into hidden valleys and Stockham Farm enjoys just this environment with footpaths from the farm’s boundaries leading up to the moors.
Dulverton is a really pretty place which serves the rural communities all around and welcomes visitors warmly. Try the fabulous, award-winning pubs – both Woods and The Bridge Inn have won national awards and there is a renowned Thai restaurant too – as well as the cafes, restaurants, deli, gift and antiques shops for those holiday treats.
From here you can set off along the riverside walk, following the river Barle all the way to Exmoor’s iconic Tarr Steps, a beauty spot with an extraordinary heritage. As well as the great outdoors, the medieval town of Dunster with its imposing castle is well worth a visit, and the coast is just a few miles further on.
Some of the most striking scenery is where Exmoor plunges down to the sea with dramatic cliffs - one of the great challenging sections of the South West Coast Path. Coming home to this delightful property out-of-season when Exmoor is at its wildest, with its roaring wood-burning stove and under-floor heating (the bedrooms have radiators) is as much of a treat as staying in the spring, summer or autumn.
The owners who live at the farm give their guests complete privacy but are happy to help with suggestions for places to visit and where to walk around the farmland. They use a completely separate entrance at the other side of the farmstead – so that spectacular tree-lined driveway and parking-area in front of the cottage is all yours!
Sitting-room with Smart TV, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Garden furniture
- Full oil-fired CH (and under-floor heating with radiators in bedrooms)
Stockham Farm is a stunning traditional Exmoor farmhouse. Guests have the Victorian annexe - to the left of, and above the porch - all to themselves as well as a side garden and the lawns in front of
There is a wonderful living-room with a wood-burning stove at its heart and a special farmhouse feel.
The contemporary kitchen is fully-equipped and the dining table looks out over the side garden.
Guests have their own garden area just above the cottage, with the most amazing panoramic views. Parking is right outside the cottage ( the owners use a separate driveway and parking at the far side o
This is the view down the valley - it will captivate you as you come down the driveway. A stunning wildlife pond below this slope has just been restored - photos to follow
Another view of the light filled living-room.
This is a truly relaxing place to stay, whatever the time of year.
The kitchen and bathroom are off a half-landing between the living-room and the bedrooms
Stairs lead from the sitting-room to the kitchen/dining-room and the bathroom.
The second flight of stairs takes you up to the two double bedrooms.
This is the first of the two beautifully presented double bedrooms.
All the friendly personal touches are to make guests feel immediately at home
This is the second double bedroom with its ornamental original fireplace.
Both the bedrooms look out to the front of the property.
There is a brand new contemporary bathroom with the option of a shower or bath as you wish.
The porch is ideal for wellies and for cleaning up wet paws before coming inside.
Lovely farmhouse furniture complements the quality and style of this excellent holiday property.
A long tree-lined driveway sets the scene on arrival. As the owers use a separate entrance behind the farmstead, this will feel like your own private driveway !
You will see the very happy horses who live here!
An atmospheric early morning mist down the valley.
You are very likely to see wild deer in the fields that surround Stockham Farm.
Dulverton is the little market town just down the hill from Stockham Farm. It has some lovely independent shops, a deli and a little supermarket too.
This is Wimbleball Lake, just a very short drive away. Once there, you will find several fabulous walks. There are watersports for the more adventurous - best to book in advance if you want to try sai