Dieppy Farm Cottage is in the most idyllic of settings, not only on the edge of Exmoor but also in a Designated Dark Skies Area - with no light pollution to spoil the night sky.
There is a really large garden with views all the way down the valley - turn the sun loungers around and watch the setting sun.
The cottage is so snug and cosy. A lovely welcoming feel the moment you step inside.
There is a kitchen tucked into one corner of the open plan living space, well-equipped with all you could need for your stay.
The pretty little market town of Dulverton is just four miles away from Skilgate - this is the river Barle as it passes through Dulverton.
Open up the French windows and just listen to the bird song here.
The bedroom is filled with warm touches to make you feel welcome and at home.
This room also looks out over the garden.
The shower room has a wet room style walk in shower
The clever use of glass blocks gives this wet room a very contemporary feel.
The pond is in front of the cottage - you can watch the antics of the resident ducks and see what other birds you can spot.
The bridge leads out to the island !
Everyone is very relaxed here !
A little stream runs past the front of the cottage - complete with a water wheel.
This is the side of the cottage you will see as you walk down the path from the parking area above.
The cottage has a little patio as well as the lovely open  area of lawn.
The dining table sits in front of a pretty cottage window looking out over the garden.
The perfect way to start your holiday.
Another view of the pond and the woodland that borders it.
There are beautiful cottage garden flowers in the banks of the garden.
There is so much outside space for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy.
Visit the ancient Tarr Steps close to Dulverton. This historic clapper bridge is an iconic landmark in this beautiful National Park
This is Wimbleball Lake nearby, for lakeside walks.
This is a view of Exmoor meeting the coast near Porlock.
This is a perfect base for a walking holiday on Exmoor.

Dieppy Farm Cottage

2788

4.6 miles E of Dulverton / Sleeps 2 + cot* (no children from 1 to 16)

7 Nights from £317 - £690

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

Nearest pub

Lowtrow Cross Inn (1 ¾ miles)

On the edge of Exmoor National Park, this pub is perfectly placed for a meal or just a drink. There's a beer garden for summer drinks and dogs are welcome both inside and out. Real ales are served alongside home cooked meals and Sunday roast.

Nearest beach

Dunster Beach (12 miles)

This wide, flat, sandy beach joins up with Minehead beach to form part of Blue Anchor Bay.

Nearest walk

Clatworthy Reservoir (4 miles)

The reservoir is a fishermans delight but is also a lovely walk. Five miles of undulating pathway takes you around the perimeter with views of the surrounding West Somerset hills. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed.

Nearest town

Bampton (3 ½ 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 .

Also nearby

Wimbleball Lake (2 ½ 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!

Knightshayes Court (7 ¾ 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.

Dulverton (4 ½ 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.

Rock Inn (4 miles)

Country chic dining on the southern fringes of Exmoor, with locally-sourced meats and cheeses, including Exmoor venison pie. There's a proper bar too, with darts and pool room.

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

June 2009

Delicious food, nice atmosphere, very friendly and helpful staff.

- A Gordon

The Exeter Inn Bampton (4 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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