Andrew's House is the far right-hand end of this historic property on the edge of the beautiful little Exmoor town of Dulverton.
This is the lovely terrace at the front of the house. Steps come down to the left-hand side from the parking-area. You are not overlooked by any other property.
The ground floor has an open plan layout which makes this a really sociable place to stay.
A super contemporary kitchen makes use of some original features to link into the rest of the living-space.
Snuggle up on the comfortable furniture, for an evening in front of the woodburner.
Exmoor offers miles of open space, stunning walking, deep valleys and tumbling rivers.
The downstairs of Andrew's House has high ceilings and an airy feel and yet it's also really cosy!
Another view of this gracious room.
There is also a double bedroom with a view out over the terrace and the wooded hillside.
The dining-table has pride of place looking out over the terrace. The French windows open  up to bring the outside in on a warm day.
The third bedroom can be set up as twins or pushed together as a double if you wish. There is a television and even an Xbox for your children to enjoy.
The River Barle flows through Dulverton and passes just below Andrew's House. There is a lovely riverside walk into the beautiful little town.
This is the bridge that you will cross into the town for all the lovely local shops, cafes and pubs.
Andrew's House is very stylish but also feels like a home-from-home.
Andrew's House is really homely and you will feel very welcome.
Little reminders of your location are to be found around the house!
Sink into this Chesterfield sofa and put your feet up after a day out exploring the Exmoor National Park.
Andrews House is a great place to stay for a celebration.
There are wooden floors downstairs and lovely plush carpets upstairs.
Even the stairwall is striking, with its gorgeous period window overlooking the little lane at the back.
This is the exceptionally spacious master bedroom with dual-aspect windows overlooking the river Barle.
Lie-ins are a must in this luxurious king-sized bed.
This is the third bedroom made up as a 6' king-sized bed with the two single beds pushed together.
This property is great for a family holiday - children are made very welcome with plenty of toys and games to enjoy.
There are two bathrooms - one with a large shower and the other with a bath and shower over. Both are a really good size.
This is the bathroom with the shower over the bath.
Another view of the bathroom to show you the layout.
Andrew's House has a wonderful terrace for dining al fresco and listening to the river on the other side of the road.
Fresh coffee and chocolate biscuits - what a place to sit outside before going out for the day.
Wimbleball Lake is not far. There are amazing walks around the lake, a tea shop and water sports if you want to really make the most of it.
This is a view of Dulverton. The footpath from Andrew's House comes out just by the bridge.
Heading up from Dulverton towards the moors and you will be rewarded with fabulous open space and panoramic views.
Children will love the park just across the road - do supervise them crossing though.
The riverside walk into Dulverton.
This is where Exmoor meets the sea in dramatic style.
Just outside Dulverton you will find the iconic Tarr Steps.

Andrew’s House

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Dulverton / Sleeps 6 + 2 cots*

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

Nearest pub

The Bridge Inn (300 yards)

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 (13 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 Coleridge Way (¼ mile)

Explore the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor on foot and discover the landscapes that inspired some of the Romantic poet's best work. With 36 miles of waymarked paths there's plenty of exploring to be done. The new Coleridge Way website provides detailed information to help you plan your route.

Nearest town

Dulverton (¼ mile)

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

May 2022

Dulverton

Also some lovely gift shops!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2020

Bookshop

You could lose yourself in here for hours. A treasure house of second hand and antiquarian books, well worth a visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2017

Dulverton

Very nice town with pretty shops and good Pubs and Inns


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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

Lewis's Tearooms (300 yards)

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

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.

Tarr Steps Walk (3 ¾ miles)

An absolute must for anyone staying in the area, this gem of a walk takes you to one of the oldest bridges in the world, through a peaceful valley and ancient woodland. Choose from a short stroll to a longer 12 mile trek.

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

September 2020

Woodland walk to Tarr Steps

A classic woodland walk alongside the River Barle.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2014

NIce setting

We didn't do the full walk, but visited the Tarr Steps with our dog, and walked along by the river and through woodland. I heard it can get quite busy, especially with the narrow lanes, so we went early in the day when it was quieter. A really enjoyable walk and crossing the bridge. (Car park, £2 all day, has toilets - but no dog poo bins nearby).


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2013

A lovely walk.

A lovely walk and with the stone steps across the river it is a sight not to be missed.

Knightshayes Court (8 ¼ 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

September 2020

Knightshayes

Interesting house surrounded by magnificent gardens.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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

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

July 2008

Good National Trust property

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

Wimbleball Lake (3 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

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

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!

Exe Valley Trout Smokery and Fishery (2 ¼ miles)

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.

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