The house has a huge garden with totally unspoilt views over the Exmoor hills. The little stone building to the right is a storage barn not another cottage.
This is the view from the house and garden - there is also a footpath from the side of the house down the valley and to the top of this hill.
The sitting-room has a huge wood-burning stove and doors out to the patio.
This house has the benefit of two eating areas, an informal one off the kitchen and this separate dining-room.
The patio is tucked to the side of the house in a sheltered position with stunning views down the valley.
This friendly family home is the best place to put your feet up and relax.
There is a large farmhouse-style kitchen.
Westcott Cross Cottage is really well-equipped with much more than our general inventory.
A boot-room with a stable-door leads through to the kitchen with its warming Aga.
Off the kitchen is a lovely breakfast-area.
This photograph shows the layout of the kitchen beyond the living-room, as well as the open-tread stairs to the first floor. There is a second staircase at the other end of the house.
You will enjoy eating al fresco and picnics in the garden.
Or cooking up a family treat with plenty of local produce.
This is the dual aspect master bedroom.
Another view of this spacious room.
To one corner is a little sofa - a peaceful tucked away area making the most of the historic roundel which is part of the original design of this house
You can have a leisurely breakfast in your own room!
This is the twin room in the centre of the house.
Another view of the twin bedroom.
We are sure you will want to get up early and set off to explore Exmoor but some lazy lie ins are part of the holiday too.
This double bedroom is at the far end of the house, with its own staircase up from the dining-room and a little shower-room too.
This bedroom is a great option for a multi generation family holiday.
This image will give you an idea of the size of the room
Finally, this is the single bedroom, next to the master bedroom.
There is a family bathroom with doors to both the main part of the house and the part with the second staircase. In addition to the second upstairs shower-room, there is a shower and WC downstairs.
Looking across the valley towards Westcott Cross in its stunning location.
Tarr Steps is an ancient Exmoor landmark.
Exmoor is spoilt for choice with  lovely picnic areas -  this is Landacre Bridge beyond Withypool.
The view from Dunkery Beacon across Exmoor.
A final view of this stunning hilltop garden. Wide open space yet completely private.

Westcott Cross Cottage


3.7 miles S of Dunster / Sleeps 7 + cot

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Rest and Be Thankful Inn (3 miles)

Situated in the highest village on Exmoor, it's been serving travellers for around 200 years.

Nearest beach

Dunster Beach (4 ½ miles)

Dunster Beach enjoys beautiful views of Blue Anchor Bay and out towards the Bristol Channel. A mixture of sand and pebbles, the beach is overlooked by the West Somerset Railway Line and is easily accessible via the South West Coast Path. There are also lots of parking options, with car parks and separate parking close by. With dogs only restricted from certain parts of the beach, Dunster's flat sands, gentle gradient and lovely scenery make it a lovely spot to breathe in the fresh air and go for a walk.

Nearest walk

Snowdrop Valley (3 miles)

Snowdrop Valley lies on the River Anvill in eastern Exmoor, near the village of Wheddon Cross. The valley has become such a popular spot for walking during snowdrop season (usually February) that the road is closed off to general traffic and the Exmoor National Park Authority operates a park-and-ride service from Wheddon Cross to Snowdrop Valley during this period. (See website for regularly updated details.) Welllies or walking shoes recommended.

Nearest town

Dunster (3 ¾ miles)

In a spectacular position on Exmoor, surrounded by unspoilt, raw beauty, Dunster is a medieval village largely untouched by the relentless march of modern life. The streets are lined with unusual boutique shops, traditional pubs and pretty tea rooms. There is so much to do here – the outdoorsy will want to pull on their boots and take a ramble across Exmoor, girls of every age will love the Doll’s Museum and the romance of Dunster Castle will enchant everyone.

Also nearby

Dunster Castle (3 ½ miles)

Encapsulating a thousand years of history in its walls, Dunster Castle has many a story to tell. Wander around and learn all about its past. Perched high on a richly wooded hillside, the castle boasts magnificent views over Somerset countryside and beautiful walks in the surrounding parklands and gardens. Intrigue extends underground too, with and old Victorian reservoir open to the public.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

A great day at the castle

Being a National Trust member, it's a great day out. Activities for the children, and garden walk great as well as the castle. There's an activity pack for them in the castle. Nice picnic area too. Beautiful castle.

Wimbleball Lake (4 ¾ miles)

A vast stretch of water in Exmoor National Park where you can try lessons in sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. Permits for angling and fly fishing are available onsite from the Angling and Watersports Centre. For land lovers, there's a tea room, children's play area, bird watching and walks, including a nine-mile circular walk around the lake and the Woodland Discovery Trail.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ms Kaminski October 2017

Lovely day out.....

Lovely walk, very peaceful it took my 14 year old son and I four hours to walk the 9 miles. Nice cafe by the lake which served amazingly yummy ice cream. Parking was reasonably priced £4.30 covered our walk and the toilets on site were clean too.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Hanwell February 2016

Very long walk

We walked right round this lake (9 miles according to the website)it took us about four and a half hours and it was very muddy in places,but well worth the effort. Shame it was the time of year when the tea rooms were closed! Beautiful scenery.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2009

This well-managed lake has a good programme of events to get involved in, with numerous nature-themed walks, including a Dawn Chorus Walk and evening Bat Walk, as well as 'fish off' competitions!

West Somerset Railway (5 ¼ miles)

Take a trip back to an era of steam and soak up the atmosphere of bygone days. Twenty miles of track wends its way through the Somerset scenery from Bishops Lydeard, northwards below the Quantock Hills to the coast at Watchet and Blue Anchor, arriving at the end of the line at the seaside holiday town of Minehead. Stop off along the way to explore one of the restored stations, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Walker November 2011

Minehead to Watchet and back - great experience and well worth the price, especially as we were able to take the dogs with us (at a small additional cost)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

From minehead to blue anchor

A great experience, the children loved the railway. To get the best value for money, we just did minehead to blue anchor (20 mins each way). It was enough for the children, and we played on the beach at blue anchor and had ice cream before getting the train back.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mortimer June 2011

Only two and half miles from Bumble Bee Barn. A very good day out for adults and children.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

What a treat!

Perfect for a family outing, an amazing trip back in time.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2008

From Minehead to Dunster and back.

Walking along the coast from Minehead towards Dunster and looking inland you might be lucky enough to spot a telltale trail of steam in the distance billowing across the countryside, you can even smell it if the wind is blowing in the right direction. A short walk brings you to the picturesque West Somerset Railway station at Dunster where you feel you have stepped back in time; with vintage signage and signals, luggage trolleys and even your boarding ticket looks as it might have done. Take the opportunity to sit in the rose garden and enjoy a savoury cream tea at the Victorian tea rooms in Dunster village before boarding the fantastic steam train back to Minehead.

Dunkery Beacon (5 miles)

Drive up onto Exmoor from Wheddon Cross and park at Dunkery Gate just as you get on National Trust land, then choose an open moorland walk to the top of Dunkery Beacon via a long or short route, where you will get a view over Porlock and across the Bristol Channel to Wales.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Walker November 2011

A very enjoyable walk and not to difficult. Well worth the effort, especially on a clear day. Pretty deserted in November but would imagine it gets quite busy in the summer months.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Well worth a visit and not too far to walk (you can choose long or short route!). Outstanding views right across to Wales on a clear day.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

This is a good family friendly walk and due to this the summit can be quite busy on a summers day. Great views all around!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Great views

A relatively easy climb for all the family is rewarded with far reaching views on a clear day.

Dulverton (7 ¼ miles)

This village is in the heart of Exmoor’s most outstanding countryside. Here you’ll find the Exmoor National Park Centre, which has stacks of information regarding activities on the moors, plus some pleasant cafes and pubs for lunch or a cream tea.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Neufeld July 2017


Very nice town with pretty shops and good Pubs and Inns

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Jo Knight June 2016

Heritage Centre

This is an excellent display of local artefacts, pictures, countryside etc. Also railway history and a good kitchen display with a "talking" cook and housekeepr. Upstairs there is more to see - it is especially worthwhile sitting and watching 4 short videos of local events. All this for FREE although they ask for a donation. Coming into Dulverton turn left immediately after the bridge and follow the road around a big curve until it ends in the carpark with access to the centre. otherwise access through the information centre in the main street. This also has a good supply of maps, leaflets etc and the best postcards!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Morgan May 2012

An interesting little town full of conveniences.

Dulverton is not exactly somewhere I could imagine spending an entire day at, but it does provide a good centre by which to stop by and stock up. There are plenty of conveniences such as a local co-op for your simple needs (bread, milk and some alcohols: beers...not wines, go somewhere decent for wine), small thrift shops as well as some tea rooms including Lewis's which is a personal favourite. There is a beautiful church at the top of the town which is worth popping into, and in the centre of town there is a fish and chip shop which opens at lunchtime from 12 noon until 2pm. There is also a bakery which sells a selection of baked breads, pies, sausage rolls as well as many sweet items, the game pie is delicious and enormously filling. The tea rooms near the co-op (I have forgotten the name!) are smaller than Lewis's but offers an entirely different ambience, more cosy and homely, helped in no small way by the warm, friendly manners of the owners (of which the landlady kindly ushered us in for tea as we oogled the menu outside, proclaiming the redundancy of pneumonia when there are menu's indoors to browse).

By far this is no Dunster or Tiverton etc, but it is a quaint little town that is central to lots of local attractions and is worth stopping by for an hour or two.

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