Tucked away in rural, unspoilt Exmoor, you will find Catford Cottage, a sweet bolthole just perfect for a couple and their four-legged friend looking to escape to the countryside. Accessed via a set of stone steps, this traditional, character cottage is totally charming and has been lovingly refurbished to provide everything you could need for your holiday.
Downstairs the open plan living space is sociable and offers a cosy spot where you can curl up in front of the wood-burner, or enjoy holiday meals together. There is also a handy porch which is ideal for leaving wellies and coats in. After a busy day exploring, head upstairs to the excellently sized bedroom with luxurious super-king 'zip and link' bed. There is nothing to disturb you in this peaceful location so a good night's sleep is sure to be on the cards.
The tranquil setting is evident outside where you have a private patio which is a great spot for firing up the barbecue. Head up a few steps and you will be in the enclosed garden which your dog is sure to love exploring. A perfectly positioned bench is in place for you to sit and watch the sunsets. The owners live in the neighbouring property so are close on hand should you need them, however you are assured of your privacy.
No matter the time of year, Exmoor is a magical place to spend your holiday as it boasts dramatic coastal cliffs and rolling heather and gorse covered hills and coombes. Watch new life emerge in spring, enjoy picnics on summer days, marvel at the gorgeous colours in autumn and crunch across frosty moorland in the winter. Take a scenic walk and if you're lucky you'll be able to spot a herd of red deer, or perhaps some Exmoor ponies and their foals, whilst buzzards mew and soar overhead. You will truly feel as though you have stepped into another world and can totally escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Catford Cottage is situated just outside of the pretty hamlet of Huish Champflower. This ancient place was mentioned in the Domesday Book and still has a quaint charm. You are just a few miles away from the market town of Wiveliscombe, with its independent shops, great local pubs where you can get a lovely meal and its regular music nights and community events. Another wonderful place to visit is Tarr Steps on the edge of the moor past Dulverton; an ancient 17-span Clapper bridge with a pub very close by.
Heading north will bring you to the Somerset coast, which is full of picturesque villages, such as Blue Anchor, with tea-rooms and pubs. Step back in time and travel on the West Somerset Steam Railway, a 22 mile heritage railway, or perhaps visit Selworthy, a 'model' village with its tea-room high up on a hill. The South West Coast Path starts near the old harbour of Porlock, and its history is filled with tales of smugglers, lifeboats and the sea and there are wonderful beaches and walks, for you and your four-legged friends.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, Freesat, DVD player and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment and dishwasher
Bedroom with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
The stairs are open-tread so please take care. The property is accessed down a set of stone steps and therefore may not be suitable for those with restricted mobility. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 3 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full electric CH
All of this area is yours to enjoy.
Curl up in front of the fire after a long walk.
The cute kitchen is excellently equipped.
Dual-aspect windows with lovely countryside views make the bedroom very light.
A gorgeous spot to watch the sunset.
The open plan space is great for spending time in together.
Enjoy holiday meals together.
Cook up a feast!
Oh so peaceful.
Another view of this lovely bedroom.
The shower-room is bright and modern.
The sunny patio is the perfect spot for an evening drink and barbecue.
There is plenty of space to park. Please take care with the steps down from the parking area to the patio.
The friendly owners live in the attached property but you are assured of your privacy and the patio area directly in front of, and garden to the right of Catford Cottage are not used by the owners.
Somerset is the most beautiful county at any time of year. Come in the autumn for a walking holiday and capture the glory of the autumn colours. When you've had enough, you can find a local pub with a roaring fire, to end the perfect day.
The stunning views from Porlock Hill stretch for miles and, on a clear day, you can see Wales. You may see the endangered Exmoor Pony - one of our oldest native breeds - grazing on the heather-covered hillsides.
The picture-postcard village of Dunster is perched high on a hill and contains lovely shops, a castle, a watermill and this beautiful ancient Yarn market.
You don't have to be a train-spotter to enjoy the sights and smells of the steam trains on the West Somerset Railway. Take a trip and pass through exquisite countryside and coastal villages - maybe stopping off for a cup of tea and a cake.