The Watermill is a beautifully converted property in a sheltered courtyard setting  as well as having  a separate bbq area overlooking open fields.
The sitting room overlooks the courtyard and the stairs lead straight up into one of the spacious double bedrooms.
The kitchen/dining room has a wood burning stove for atmospheric evening meals.
The Watermill has a lovely sheltered courtyard with lovely planting to make it feel private with fencing so that you have your own dedicated area.
This is the lovely area where you can sit and enjoy the most wonderful sunsets and have a barbecue. You can exercise your dog in the field too ( sometimes being used by sheep ! )
The sitting room has comfortable leather sofas and is a very tranquil room to relax in at the end of a day out on Exmoor.
Tall windows look out into the courtyard and high beams give character to this lovely room
The kitchen island is a real feature in this room.
This cottage is a real home from home with all the equipment you will need for a perfect holiday.
Artwork on the walls gives an extra personality to the cottage.
This is the main ground floor bedroom with its super king sized bed.
This bedroom is exceptionally spacious and beautifully presented.
This is the main bathroom.
This bedroom is on the first floor above the living room
Another room with an amazing amount of space.
Throughout the cottage there are lovely furnishings and special touches.
A deep windowsill looking out over the woodlands on the other side of the lane.
This is Bedroom 2, a very comfortable double room.
This is the third double bedroom - this one is en-suite.  It is on the ground floor.
This is the en suite bathroom.
The courtyard seating area captures the sunshine for most of the day and has been made to feel  very private and sheltered with attractive planting.
The farm is surrounded by lovely countryside, with the wilds of Exmoor a few miles away.
This is the bridge at Exebridge a short walk from the cottage! There is a lovely pub here too, as well as fishing lakes to try your hand at fly fishing.
There is a stunning coastline where Exmoor meets the sea - this is the view from Porlock Weir.
This is the river Barle as it flows through Dulverton - a lovely little place just a few miles from The Watermill - you can walk there.
This is Wimbleball Lake - a great place for a day out with lakeside walks, sailing and a tea shop.
Visit the medieval Exmoor  town of Dunster. This is the ancient Yarn Market in the town centre.

The Watermill

2703

2.1 miles S of Dulverton / Sleeps 6 + cot

7 Nights from £594 - £1200

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

Nearest pub

The Bridge Inn (2 miles)

A country pub on the River Barle, on the edge of Exmoor National Park. They have been graded by the Green Tourism Scheme and serve classical British food with a twist. Dogs are welcomed with a gravy bone to chew on whilst you make use of the free WiFi!

Nearest beach

Dunster Beach (14 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

The Dulverton National Park Centre, Exmoor (2 miles)

Advice and information to help you get the most out of your visit to Exmoor Natonal Park. The Dulverton centre is part of complex housing exhibitions on Dulverton heritage with interactive displays, plus an art gallery where local artists regularly exhibit, and a library.

Nearest town

Dulverton (2 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

Dulverton

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.

Also nearby

Knightshayes Court (6 ½ miles)

A wonderful Gothic pile with stunning formal gardens and beautiful interiors. The walled garden provides produce for the Stables restaurant where you can watch the gardeners at work or explore the woodland walks.

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

Mrs George May 2014

Free parking and walk for dog

We couldn't go in as we had the dog with us, but the car park was free and there's a nice woodland walk off the car park where dogs can walk off the lead. Nice setting and surrounding countryside.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Drewett September 2012

Stunning

One of the best national trust properties we've ever been to, something for all ages. The gardens are fantastic and offer both formal and woodland styles. Well worth a visit!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Beautiful gardens!

The gardens are the jewel of this property, with many different areas; woodland, formal garden, meadow, parkland and a stunning restored kitchen garden which provides produce for the lovely stables restaurant. Highly recommended and really easy access from the M5.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

One of the finest surviving Gothic Revival houses, this rare example of the work of eccentric architect William Burges has extraordinary medieval romantic interiors. The beautiful garden includes a kitchen garden.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Glorious garden. Monster house, but interesting contents.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Good National Trust property

Interesting house and gardens, even kept the kids going for two hours.

Lewis's Tearooms (2 miles)

Untwee tea! This award-winning tearoom has rave reviews about the divinity of its delicious indulgence in homemade cakes and nibbles.

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

Mr Morgan May 2012

The best Tearoom in Devon

Having stayed in nearby Bridgetown my partner and I ventured quite frequently into Dulverton before or after trips further afield to stock up on supplies and we never once missed an opportunity to stop by Lewis's Tearooms. The premesis is clean and tidy, warm and inviting with a rustic feel owing in part to the piles of firewood beside the woodburners as well as the large, heavy wooden tables and chairs which grace the front of house. Staff there were always friendly and efficient, no matter how frustrating we must have been taking so long to decide on what to have! Plenty of choice teas but our favourite was by far the Tregothan Cornish Tea - earl grey. Possibly the most delicious tea we have ever drunk. The food menu is decent with a selection of meals to chose from and which cater to a broad demographic. We did eat there twice and each time the food was flawless and timely. Prices are very fair and at no point did I find myself wondering just why something cost as much as it did, so that is always a good sign by my books. All in all a wonderful attraction endorsed by Classic Cottages and one of the many things I am already missing, post-holiday.

Exe Valley Trout Smokery and Fishery (¾ mile)

Situated in the idyllic Exe Valley on the edge of Exmoor National Park. Owner Nick Hart is a fishing icon. He wrote The Essential Guide to Fly Fishing and has starred on BBC2's The Urban Chef. Pick his brains or just pick up some fish. Try the rainbow trout; hand-reared and smoked to perfection.

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

April 2010

The Exe Valley on the edge of Exmoor is a beautiful, tranquil location for fishing. There are plenty of wild fish in the surrounding rivers, including salmon and grayling, or rainbow trout in the peaceful lake at the fishery. There's also a good tackle shop on-site where you can pick up any gear you need.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2010

The fish has always been top quality and very fresh, so you can be confident in what you buy.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2009

Delicious hampers

The smoked trout hampers are something else - succulent and wonderfully flavoured. Great for a special treat.

Bampton (2 ¾ miles)

Just outside Exmoor National Park, Bampton is everything you could hope for in a Devon town. Located entirely within a conservation area, Bampton’s streets are lined with historic listed buildings, giving the distinct feeling that you’ve stepped back in time. The town is famous for its flowers - having won the ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition no less than 6 times, Bampton is a magnet for the green-fingered, who make a pilgrimage here during the summer months to marvel at the floral displays.

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

Mrs Nott May 2014

Called in a small bakery here to purchase bread. Homemade and absolutely delicious, also purchased some venison burgers from a street vendor, the game and pheasant man. He also has a stall at another market nearby, where we paid him another visit to purchase duck and plum sausages. All the produce was exceptionally good and excellent value. We had a wonderful cup of tea in the bakery too , delicious and best value for money cuppa all holiday .

The Exeter Inn Bampton (3 ¼ miles)

Set in the lovely Ex Valley, this 15th century country inn serves real ales and food in a cosy, traditional setting with flagstone floors and oak-beamed ceilings. Try the Exmoor game in the recently refurbished restaurant.

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

Miss Morris October 2017

The Exeter Inn was our nearest pub on our holiday, the staff were very friendly, they couldn't do enough to assist us. Lovely, homely pub with beautful log burning fires. The food was exceptional!!

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